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 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. Scientists have observed mosquitoes and determined that they bite according to your scent. So next time you decide to go camping, you may want to leave your cologne and lotion at home. However, it’s not just sweet smelling specimens that attract these biters. 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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Best Spiralizer: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

Spiralizer Reviews: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

We all indulge in pasta every once in a while (maybe more than we should!). Pasta 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, 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 made zucchini/butternut squash/parsnip/sweet potato zoodles?!?

Turning your vegetables into healthy zoodles (zucchini noodles) is a fun, easy way to create innovative stir fries, salads and vegetable noodles as well as julienned vegetables (and fruits) using a kitchen spiralizer.

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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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Oxybenzone: The Cancer Of Sunscreen?

Sunscreen on back on the beach

What exactly is oxybenzone? It is an organic compound used in sunscreens because of its ability to absorb UVB and short UVA rays. As a chemical ingredient, it is also helpful in maintaining the qualities of other ingredients and therefore you will also find it used in conjunction with other chemical ingredients in other personal care products such as lotions, lipstick and nail polish. As an ingredient in products, it may be referred to as Benzophenone-3.

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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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Green Tea Benefits (and How To Prepare)

Pot and cups of green tea

Green tea is made from a variety of sources, but originally the term “green tea” referred to the tea made of fresh leaves from the Camellia sinesis shrub. Unlike black tea, green tea undergoes very little oxidation and is made from fresh leaves rather than the aged leaves and stems from which the black version is made. Learn more about how to prepare, store and grow this popular caffeine alternative along with all its health benefits…

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