Category Archive: Healthy Lifestyle

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Beautify your beverages with…. these delightful ice cubes made with edible flowers. What could be more festive? Too pretty to eat? But you CAN use beautiful edible flowers for your ice cubes and drinks. They are perfect for summer get-togethers. Whether it’s a ladies night in, bridal shower, or Mother’s Day tea, these floral cubes will …

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Mar 27

An Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is good for your mental health.  Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what a person receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude or thankfulness, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, they usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, being thankful …

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread with Oat Flour

This bread is incredibly moist, beautifully spiced and full of pumpkin flavor. Accented with warm spices like cinnamon, plus a touch of earthy nutmeg and clove, dreamy coconut oil, and vanilla too. It’s not too oaty. The walnuts give it a lovely crunch, and the maple glaze.. divine! The oat flour is so easy to …

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Sep 02

6 Great Reasons to Have a Cup of Tea

  While many Americans tend to favor coffee as their hot beverage of choice, tea is the second most popular drink worldwide, preceded only by water.   Culturally engrained into the daily lives of people in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, tea has been widely consumed and revered for over 2,000 years. So what’s so …

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May 05

Why You Don’t Need To Count Calories Ever Again

There are many ridiculous myths in nutrition. The “calorie myth” is one of the most pervasive… and most damaging.   It is the idea that calories are the most important part of the diet, that the sources of those calories don’t matter. If you think that a calorie is a calorie….. and it doesn’t matter …

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Feb 01

Why Eating FAT Does Not Make You FAT

According to Dr. Walter Willett, the Chair of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, the campaign to reduce fat in the diet has had some pretty disastrous consequences. One of the most unfortunate unintended consequences of the fat-free crusade was that, although actual fat consumption went down, Americans got much fatter, during this period of time.

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Jan 01

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

A half-dozen or more diet books are based on the anti-inflammatory idea — and numerous web sites promote “anti-inflammatory” eating. Each has its own spin.  But experts concede that anti-inflammation eating is more effective for some health problems than others — and that the scientific evidence for the disease-reduction benefits of these eating plans is …

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Sep 23

Beat Cravings With These 6 Simple Tricks

No matter how hard we try to stick with our healthy eating habits, hard-to-control cravings always seem to come knocking at the door. Satisfying your sweet tooth with an occasional decadent indulgence is totally OK, but giving into it more often can halt your health progress dead in its tracks. Suppress the urge to splurge …

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Feb 01

Chocolate: the Love Drug and Why it’s Good for You

  The Ancient Incas knew it, as does Bridget Jones…. there’s been nothing like chocolate to raise the spirits.

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Apr 18

Earthing ~ Great for Your Health

Did you know, that our bare skin was meant to touch the earth, and in doing so, we are elevating our bodies, minds and souls to a higher, healthier level?

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