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 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 Kettle And Teapots (By Type)

Two people enjoying tea

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea (especially on a cold or rainy day). Tea kettles and pots come in all shapes and sizes with various features. From classic cast iron kettles to fancy electric ones with all the bells and whistles (literally). Which kettle is your cup of tea?…

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Best Essential Oil Diffusers (Plus 8 Must Try Oil Blend Recipes)

Essential oil being applied ot finger in front of diffuser

Whenever I have an ailment or issue, I typically find there’s an essential oil that can help me. Whether I’m trying to create a relaxing environment to sleep in or get rid of a pesky headache, I often find an essential oil can do the trick…

You can use essential oils in various ways, but one of the most common ways is through a diffuser. Diffusers are commonly used in bedrooms, offices, yoga studios, spas and more…

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Best Blenders For Smoothies: Ninja vs Vitamix

Two blenders side by side

Kickstart your day the healthy way! By combining a plethora of fruits, vegetables and superfood extras into a quality blender for a few minutes, you will have the energy you need to make it through your workday. Caution, by using one of these high-end blenders you’ll have a well-blended, delicious and nutritious smoothie that will leave you feeling amazingly energetic. A quality blender can truly change your life; I know it changed mine! Read on to find our picks for best smoothie blender…

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Best Smoothie Delivery: GreenBlender vs Daily Harvest & More!

Smoothy on table with veggies

Are you a smoothie junkie but hate the hassle of keeping your kitchen stocked with all the vitamins, minerals, fresh fruits and veggies you need for healthy homemade smoothies? A smoothie home delivery service can save you tons of time and give you a wide variety of smoothie options. The best part? All you have to do is blend away, baby…

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Juice Plus: A Breakthrough In Nutrition

Juice Plus bottles and pills

What if I told you there was a way to get ripe, vine-picked fruits and veggies in a capsule form that could replace your multivitamin with a healthier option? Well, it’s true and as a customer of 6+ years I can vouch for the awesomeness that is Juice Plus! Juice Plus+ is a dietary supplement that offers all of the benefits of good nutrition without any of the drawbacks. It’s a simple concept that has everything to do with good nutrition and nothing to do with chemicals that you don’t need. In fact, it can even lower the amount of byproducts that your own body creates through the digestion process…

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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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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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