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.

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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Zika Virus: Should I Be Scared for Myself or My Baby?

Mosquito on skin: Zika Virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika Virus (also known as the Zika Fever) a global health emergency. The virus was first discovered in the 1940s in Uganda. Since then, cases have been found in warm climates, but this current outbreak is much more widespread with a few cases even popping in areas of the United States (All confirmed cases in the United States were seen in women who had traveled to affected regions). Does that mean you should be scared of the coming warm weather? Should you be scared to get pregnant? A lot depends on where you live and where you travel to. It’s hard to say at this point if that will remain the case or if the risk will spread to the mosquitos in the United States; however, it appears it is definitely something to take seriously and take precautions against, especially if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant…

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Raw Honey Benefits: What’s The Buzz About?

Bee hives: Raw Honey Benefits

As one of earth’s friends, are you always looking for natural alternative medicinal remedies for common ailments? If so, do you know of the many health benefits of raw honey? Raw honey has played an integral role in holistic healing for more than 4,000 years. The processed honey you find today on most grocery store shelves is a far cry from its original form, particularly when it comes to the health benefits of raw honey — one of nature’s most nutritious delicacies…

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Healthy Christmas Baking: 4 Recipes to Keep You Jolly And Slim

Healthy Christmas Baking

Holiday temptations are everywhere. I find the best way to stay on track with eating during the holiday is to bring my own healthy treats when I go somewhere where I know I’ll be tempted. I prefer to know exactly what I’m putting in my body. It also helps me maintain my weight and not gain. I hope these well researched healthy Christmas recipes help you stay healthful and happy this holiday season while impressing your guests, friends, co-workers, etc. It was fun, and challenging, trying out so many clean eating dessert recipes! Eat, drink, and be merry with these 4 decadent yet healthful treat recipes…

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What is the Best Vegan Meal Delivery Service?

With all of the new meal delivery services out there, do any of them provide vegan only meals? I’ve spent some time some of the most popular ones like Blue Apron and Plated and while they most have vegetarian options, I’m not finding one that provides a robust vegan selection.

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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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Sweet and Healthy Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Hibiscus flower

Tea is one of the most natural methods you can use to maintain your health and even help with some of the aspects of healing. Hibiscus tea in particular can be especially beneficial. Best known for its color and sweet flavor, hibiscus tea is sometimes combined with other teas in order to enhance the medicinal benefits or to enhance the taste of a bitter tea without adding sugar. Learn more about this sweet tea and how to prepare it…

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Dandelion Tea Benefits

Dandelion Tea Benefits: Dandelions in a field

Dandelions are usually considered weeds that grows plentiful throughout the yard. So, most homeowners go to great lengths and cost to eradicate this small yellow flower from their lawn. However, you’d be surprised to know there are numerous healing properties associated with this flower. Learn more about dandelion tea, how to prepare it and the benefits of drinking nature’s herbal tonic…

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Best Ways to Lose Weight: Food or Exercise?

Person standing on scale

I’ve read several different percentages regarding exercise, eating right and how the two affect weight loss. I’ve read 75% in the kitchen (what you eat) and 25% through exercise. I’ve read 90% in the kitchen and 10% through exercise. The bottom line is, though, for optimal weight loss, it takes both. How much and the type of calories you eat combined with how many calories you burn will determine how much, and how fast, you lose. It’s important to find a balance that works well for you, but here are a few tips you can keep in mind while searching for your best ways to lose weight and how to feel better in the process….

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Chamomile Tea Benefits

Chamomile Plant: Chamomile Tea Benefits

What is chamomile? Chamomile is a plant that is part of the daisy family. It has tiny flowers and by comparison, large leaves. It is most commonly known for its soothing abilities. The flowers of this plant are the parts that are used the most for making teas, washes and salves…

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