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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.

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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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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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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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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Triclosan Dangers: Does Colgate Cause Cancer?

Toothpaste tube

Toothpaste is one item that has received a lot of publicity lately. Aside from the fact that there are an endless number of variations from whitenings and fluorides to “pro-health” and cavity-fighting, there is one ingredient that has raised some concern for its possible ties to certain types of cancers: triclosan. We decided to look a little deeper at what triclosan is, and whether or not we should be avoiding it all together…

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