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.

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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Veggetti Reviews: A New Twist on Veggies

Veggetti Reviews

We’re all about eating (and growing) our veggies at Earth’s Friends. That’s why when we discovered the Veggetti, we were beyond thrilled to see a gadget that gives a whole new “twist” (pun intended) to how you normally enjoy your vegetables. Pronounced “Veh-geh-tee” (get it, like Veggie but rhymes with spaghetti) the Veggetti is a great entry-level spiralizer that will give you a fresh cut, pasta alternative without the trouble or expense…

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Paderno Spiralizer Reviews: The Best Zoodles for Your Recipes

Are you a fan of pasta but not a fan of the high carb count? Sounds like you’re in need of a Paderno spiral vegetable slicer, our pick for best vegetable spiralizer. Vegetable slicers can make veggie noodles without the long process. They can also cut your carbs down so you can splurge on dessert every now and then! 😉 Find out what you can use this Paderno vegetable spiral slicer for in your kitchen by reading our Paderno Review…

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NatureBox Reviews: The Best Healthy Snacks at Your Doorstep?

3 bags of naturebox snacks: NatureBox Reviews

Are you into healthy snacks but tired of your local grocer’s options? Why not consider getting a healthy snack box delivered right to your home on a regular basis? NatureBox is the most popular — and in our assessment — the best healthy snack box subscription service you can find on the market. Read our NatureBox reviews to see why they rank number one in our book…

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Graze Reviews: Good Enough to Justify the Monthly Cost?

Graze Box: Graze Reviews

Tired of going to the grocery store looking for healthy snacks and coming up empty handed? Do you want to buy healthy organic snacks but your local grocery store doesn’t offer variety? Our Graze review gives you an overview of one of the most popular healthy snack boxes available today. If you struggle with portion control, these snack boxes can help you tremendously. Read our Graze box review to learn more about this healthy snack box delivery option…

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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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UrthBox Reviews: Be A Conscious Snacker

UrthBox Reviews

Want to discover new healthy snacks, beverages and more? UrthBox is a healthy snack box subscription sent to you once a month. They offer various sizes and give discounts if you pay for 3 or 6 months at a time. If you have specific dietary needs you can specify them when choosing your box. Learn more about this healthy snack box in our UrthBox Review…

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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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The Dirty Dozen: What to Buy Organic and What Not

Guide to Eating Clean

I’ve been working on cleaner eating for a while, but because we were still eating out more often than I care to admit, I hadn’t really worked hard to include organics in our budget. I bought organic when the prices weren’t that different (like with carrots), but I, honestly, sort of chose to ignore the dangers lurking on the regular produce shelves. Recently, I started hearing about grapes from a few friends. It’s sort of a no brainer than any fruit or veggie that you eat the skin of is probably best in the organic variety. Twice over the last month, I heard that because grapes skins are so thin, the pesticides can seep all the way through the grape. This is scary since I know pesticides have been linked to many different conditions and even cancer. That’s definitely not ideal…

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