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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 Menstrual Cup: MoonCup vs Diva Cup vs SoftCup vs Lena Cup vs Lunette Cup vs Lily Cup vs Ruby Cup

Girl holding menstrual cup: Guide to Best Menstrual Cups

Through a woman’s lifetime she has more than 400 periods. Imagine all the tampons and pads we dispose of monthly. Our landfills are piled with femine hygiene products. Don’t you wish there was a way we could decrease our waste and also spend less money? Drum roll please…que the menstrual cup! Menstrual cups can completely change the way you view your period. You probably think we’re crazy,edit but don’t knock it until you try it…

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Best Spiralizer: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

Spiralizer Reviews: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

While I wasn’t one to indulge in pasta often, it is an easy go-to meal for most Americans, and one that often times displaces most of our plate space for brightly colored veggies. Imagine, then, that you could still enjoy your Italian grandmother’s spicy arrabbiata recipe but this time, you would be fulfilling – heck, even surpassing – your daily quotient of veggies in just one sitting, because you got #inspiralized and made zucchini/butternut squash/parsnip/sweet potato/zoodles?! I continue to become #inspiralized by this fun, easy way to create innovative stir fry’s, salads, and vegetable noodles as well as julienned vegetables (and fruits!). Read on to read my Veggetti reviews alongside my fave and other popular vegetable spiralizers and slicers so you can find which will consistently serve you best…

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Best Vegan Meal Delivery Service: Green Chef vs Purple Carrot & More!

Bowl of vegan food

Are you committed to a vegan diet and earth-friendly practices, but just can’t find the time to meet those goals? Consider a vegan food delivery service. You’ve likely heard of meal delivery services like Blue Apron that deliver prepared meals to your home each week. But you may not realize there are vegan meal delivery plans quite similar to Blue Apron. If you’re looking for an easier way to stay vegan — and be environmentally friendly at the same time — be sure to read our best vegan meal delivery service reviews…

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Love With Food Review: Lots to Love

Love With Food box

Love snacking but are tired of munching on the same old, go-to foods? Enjoy eating healthy but feel like you’re spending a fortune on expensive products? Snack boxes are a fun way to sample a wide-range of surprises each month that are delivered straight to your door. You have many options when it comes to healthy snack box delivery, but Love With Food is not only a healthy snack box option that is a nice alternative to store-bought snacks, they also support a hungry child in need with every healthy snack box delivered to you. Learn more about this healthy snack box subscription including features, pricing and more…

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Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits: Your Hormones Will Thank You

Cup of raspberry tea: Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits

Red raspberry leaf tea, not to be confused with raspberry flavored tea, has long been used for women’s health. In my doula practice, I definitely see a lot of use and get a lot of questions about Red Raspberry leaf tea. I am no doctor, so I always tell clients to check with their doctor before use, but having used it myself and based on all of my research, I do sing its praises. It’s not simply a flavored tea, but it is made from the leaves of the raspberry bush and offers many benefits; however, it is not just for women. The health benefits extend to everyone. It is also quite tasty and can be prepared as iced or hot tea…

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Best Air Purifier Reviews: Honeywell vs GermGuardian vs Holmes vs Dyson vs Hamilton Beach

Air purifier on floor

Air pollution doesn’t stop with car exhausts, jet fuel, sprayed pesticides and factory smoke. Things like mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust mites and smoke are in the air inside your home and can increase allergy and asthma symptoms. By using an air purifier, the air in your home will smell and feel squeaky clean. You’ll notice your ability to breathe easier and may even find that you don’t need Claritin as often. Read our reviews to find the best air purifier on the market today…

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Best Meal Delivery Service: Hello Fresh vs Blue Apron vs Plated vs Chef’d

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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7 Benefits of Cast Iron Skillets

Bacon in cast iron skillet

My mom gave me one of her cast iron pans and I’ll admit, I’ve never used it. However, after researching and learning more about cast iron cookware benefits I’m a changed woman. The number of benefits of cast iron pans outweighs (literally) the cons and I think you’ll see that too…

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Interview with Ally’s Bar Founder: Ally Murphy

3 Ally Bars on table

Ally Murphy is not only an accomplished professional cyclist (competing at some of the biggest and most elite U.S. and world events) she’s also found time to start her own energy bar company. This native Californian, turned North Carolinian, makes and sells three flavors of delicious and nutritious bars made with local sweet potatoes. Read on to learn more about her and behind the business including sustainable and eco-friendly practices…

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A Healthy Debate: Juicing vs Blending

A Healthy Debate: Juicing vs Blending

On average, Americans tend to consume about two thirds less fruits and vegetables every day than is recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, the caloric intake and the amount of each food group tends to vary person to person, based on weight, height, sex, and most of all, activity level. But, there is no denying that fruits and vegetables should be the main source of nutrition on our plates. But which is better in the battle of juicing vs blending?

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