Health

Living a natural and healthy life is important at any age. We realize that chemicals are harmful to our bodies and to our environment so we do our best to keep it natural. That includes putting healthy foods in our body like fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown locally and checking the labels of our beauty products. Peruse our Health category to learn how to treat your body and your environment more friendly.

Easy Almond Milk Recipe

Jar of homemade almond milk

So I have a lactose intolerance issue and have been drinking soy milk for close to 15 years in place of cow’s milk. I recently learned from my doctor that ingesting soy for an extended time period and every day (like I was) could lead to larger health issues, including cancer and other bad things. So in my quest to figure out the best option from both a health and financial perspective, I discovered how easy and affordable it is to make your own almond milk! And with commercial Almond Milk manufacturers now in class action suits about how few almonds yet how many chemicals are in their products, I am further encouraged to make my own. So rather than keeping this as my little secret, I thought I would share this how to make your own almond milk recipe with you…

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Best Custom Vitamin Packs: Care Of vs Ritual vs Persona Nutrition vs Vitamin Lab

Vitamin jar in box (caption: Best Custom Vitamin Packs)

Are personalized vitamins a better option than popping a daily multivitamin you can find at any drugstore? Some studies have shown that taking a general multivitamin does little to improve your health, but many people can benefit from taking specific vitamins based on their individual health needs. A crop of companies has popped up over the last several years to give you convenient, personalized vitamin packs delivered right to your door. Many offer quizzes to help them determine which vitamins and supplements are right for you…

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My Low Sugar But Tasty Protein Smoothie Recipe (Vegetarian & Vegan)

Glas of smoothie at the beach

As a vegetarian, I sometimes find it difficult to get enough protein into my diet. On average I was getting around 20 grams of protein per day by eating what I thought were high protein foods: mostly beans, lentils and nuts. I went to see a nutritionist and she said, “Girl, you are protein starved!” Everything else in my diet was great. I eat mostly whole, organic foods. I have been vegetarian for about five years now and have been a bit more tired than normal of late. So, the nutritionist asked me to keep a food diary for two weeks and her recommendation was to eat more protein. She also shared that it takes about a cup of beans to equal the protein in 1 ounce of meat!! Who knew?!? So unless I plan to eat 4-6 cups of beans each day, I need to look at some other sources for protein in my diet…

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Bee Free Honee Review: A Vegan Honey Alternative

Jar of Bee Free Honey and cup of tea (caption: Bee Free Honee: a vegan honey alternative)

The bee population is drastically decreasing due to pesticides, habitat loss, parasites and other environmental factors. Bees are already dying because of what humans have done to the planet. Why should we continue to treat them poorly and make them live in cramped conditions to produce one jar of honey for our pleasure? Thankfully Bee Free Honee is an alternative to traditional honey, and it doesn’t require a single bee to produce…

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Best Meal Delivery Service: Home Chef vs Hello Fresh vs Blue Apron vs Plated vs Sun Basket vs Green Chef

Tired of serving your family out-of-the-box meals every evening? Frozen lasagna and mac ‘n cheese can only go so far before your natives get restless! You want your family to have fresh and healthy meals every night, but are you just too busy to pull it all together? That’s where a booming trend can come to your rescue. Meal delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated are popping up everywhere, and for many families they deliver what they promise — fresh, easy-to-prepare, healthy dishes for all kinds of tastes…

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Best Weight Loss Program: Jenny Craig vs Nutrisystem vs Weight Watchers vs 21 Day Fix vs Atkins & More!

Have you tried to lose weight on your own, only to be less than impressed with your results? Everyone who’s tried dieting has his or her own horror story — after all, who really wants to severely restrict their food intake? Often times, it’s much easier to lose weight if you have a specific program to follow, which is why commercial weight loss programs are so popular. And yes, some really do work…

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Vital Choice Review: Is It The Best Sea-To-Table Home Delivery Service?

Seafood plated with fork (Caption: Vital Choice Review)

Sustainably sourced and fresh wild salmon and other seafood delivered to your home in a box? Sounds too good to be true, right? We were skeptics about Vital Choice, an online company that promises perfectly preserved seafood and organic products with a money-back guarantee. We delved into its company practices and products to determine if this company lives up to its claims…

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Best Natural Mosquito Repellent: DEET-Free Spray + 1 DEET Option

Girl spraying mosquito repellant on leg

The sweeter you smell the more likely you are to be bitten — that’s how mosquitoes choose their victims. Mosquitoes also love the smell of sweat, if you wear dark clothing and maybe even your blood type. Weird huh!? Fortunately for us, there are ways we can repulse mosquitoes and try to keep them away from us. Find out the best natural mosquito repellent plants, sprays and homemade recipes…

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