Category: Health & Wellness

Treat Yourself to an Unplugged Day

It’s difficult to imagine life before smartphones, but I’m fairly certain it existed. Now our attention spans are shorter, our mental faculties – memory in particular – have been dulled like a knife used to cut frozen spareribs, and we let strangers make our decisions for us when they review products we’re considering purchasing or …

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Aromatherapy to Relieve Depression

A fantastic and mysterious relationship is continuously unfolding between plants and their surroundings. These organic green machines are ceaselessly performing a glorious alchemy with water, soil, air and sunlight. The number of possible combinations of plant genetics and environmental conditions on the face of the earth have allowed for a great diversity of alchemical floral expression, …

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Perfect Yoga Positions to Reach Your Summer Samsara

**Before embarking on any new exercise adventures, it is recommended you consult a medical professional, in order to avoid hurting yourself or otherwise putting your physical wellbeing in harm’s way. Yoga is great for everyone, but, just like skateboarding or luge racing, it works best when practiced safely.** In the middle of the year, when …

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Watermelon Granita Recipe

This easy dessert is a simple take on a summertime staple. Watermelon packs vitamins C and A and lycopene, a potent antioxidant. It’s also a great food for weight control. A single one-cup serving can satisfy a sweet tooth with just 49 calories, making it one of the fruits least concentrated in sugar and calories. …

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Essential Oils To Ease The Heat

Tis the season for trips to the beach, picnics in the park, and enjoying the great outdoors. There is also a price to be paid for our summertime frolics. Too much fun in the sun can cause sunburn; too many barbecues can upset the stomach; and pesky flying insects abound. Aromatherapy is the fun and …

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Top Aromatherapy Scents to Boost Your Mood

Aromatherapy is one of the most powerful homeopathic ways to change your mood and your sense of well-being. Deciding which aromatherapy scent is right for you, though, can be a bit tough at times. Following these guidelines should help you decide on an aromatherapy scent to match your needs. Eucalyptus Eucalyptus is more than just …

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Homegrown First Aid – Aloe Vera

No matter how careful you are, accidents and incidents and other events requiring some level of medical attention happen. There are aisles and aisles in the drug store hawking products to treat, cure, soothe, and anesthetize everyday injuries and illnesses such as cuts, insect bites, sunburn, sore throat, and acne. Some of these products are …

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Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

Cool off with a sensational smoothie Summer stirs up memories of hot days and cool treats – and there is no better way to cool off than with a refreshing fruit smoothie. With lemon, strawberry and almond beverage, it tastes rich, but is actually good for you. Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Ingredients 3/4 cup (175 ml) …

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Frozen Yogurt & Coconut Banana Pops

Frozen yogurt, coconut, and banana make healthier pops Nothing puts a smile on your child’s face like an icy cold snack after a long day at the playground. Swap out the sugary snack for these homemade frozen yogurt and coconut banana pops. “They’re so easy and so tasty, your kids won’t even realize they’re eating …

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Add Some Fizz to Your Summer with Fermentation

There is a lacto-fermentation craze afoot. The superstar of the FIY (ferment-it-yourself) movement is kombucha, a fizzy tea-based drink that refreshes as much as it maintains your gut bacteria healthy and happy. Because it’s so good for digestion, proponents of kombucha recommend drinking it every day to make it a part of your body’s routine. …

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