Herbs for Anxiety and Depression

Herbs for Anxiety and Depression: The Natural Path to Calm

Natural herbs can change the brain’s chemical makeup without all the negative side effects. In fact, one of the biggest side effects of natural herbs used to cure anxiety is a positive one – namely that it becomes easier to make positive changes in your lifestyle as well. Below is a brief list of natural herbs people most commonly used to help treat anxiety and depression…

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Canola Oil vs Olive Oil vs Vegetable Oil vs Coconut Oil vs Almond Oil

Wonder if I you can substitute one oil for another in a recipe? Not only can we cook with oils but we can also use them for cosmetic purposes. Find out the number of things you can use oils for and the difference between them all. We’ll even get into the nitty-gritty of types of oils in more detail, including our top picks for each as well as some of the basic terminologies…

Guide to plastic recycle codes on top of bag

What Do The Different Plastic Recycle Codes Mean?

If you are new to recycling then the whole process may seem completely overwhelming. Certainly there is glass, paper and plastic to recycle… but what about those numbers on the bottom of the plastic containers? What do they mean and how do they affect your recycling efforts? Below we will take a look at what each of these numbers means…

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Healthy Eating Plan: Week 1

I find that I am the most successful with eating healthy at home when I come up with a meal plan for the week ahead of time. I’ve tried many online recipes and found some things that have become staples in our house. Often, I tweak recipes I grew up with to make them healthier (or at least less processed!). I’ve been playing a lot with gluten-free recipes lately too and have found a few that are pretty tasty. So, to help you succeed in a healthy eating plan, I figured why not put two weeks of my favorite meals I’ve found in one place so you can have a varied meal plan that will help you eat fresh, non processed food, at home, for two full weeks. I’ll do this in 2 parts so it isn’t insanely long…

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Best Blenders For Smoothies: Ninja vs Vitamix vs Cleanblend

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’ll 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 and ready to take on your day’s activities (even on a Monday). A quality blender can truly change your life; I know it changed mine. Read on to find our picks for the best smoothie blender…

Whole30 Meal Plan Review

Whole30: AKA 30 Days Of Torture For A Good Cause

I had several friends who had done (and some continue to live by) Whole30. Whole30 is a 30 day detox diet. It’s Paleo, but even more strict than your typical Paleo diet. It is supposed to reset your body to eliminate cravings and help figure out what your trigger foods are that may cause discomfort, bloating and even illness. You give up all non-naturally occurring sugars, all dairy, legumes, grains, alcohol and preservatives in food for 30 days. That first week or so is brutal though…

Solar panels on roof (caption: Solar Panels for Your Home)

Best Solar Panels For Your Home: SunPower vs SunRun vs Solarcity vs Sungevity vs Vivint Solar vs Tesla

Tired of high electric bills? Worried about the impact of CO2 emissions on our environment? Look no further than that big ball of energy in the sky. Did you know homeowners save an average of $1,000 per year on electricity by installing rooftop solar panels? With multiple financing options and the cost of utilizing solar energy continuing to decline, your choices for an affordable switch-over to solar are better than ever…

Best Organic Pillows

Sleep Tight: Best Organic Pillows For A Good Night’s Sleep

We spend one-third of our lives asleep. Would you rather spend that time with your face buried in man-made, synthetic materials or all-natural products that are 100% chemical-free? If you invest in organic food, beauty, personal hygiene and other health products, then spending a little extra for organic pillows is a small price to pay for all the benefits (better sleep, decrease in allergies and improved orthopedic ailments to name a few)…

Tiny House Floor Plans: Think Big, Live Small

Tiny House Floor Plans: Think Big, Live Small

Do you feel stressed out about your bills, mortgage, home upkeep, carbon footprint and more? The point of a Tiny House is to eliminate the stress in your life so you can spend time living your life and doing the things you love. The Tiny House Movement is meant to bring people together and give them the freedom to live as they wish. Read further to see what floor plans are available, pricing and more, so you can start on your journey in the Tiny House Movement…

Spiralizer Reviews: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

Best Spiralizer: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

We all indulge in spaghetti every once in a while (maybe more than we should?). Pasta is an indulgent and go-to meal but sadly one that is loaded with carbs, gluten and leaves you feeling full and bloated.Imagine, that you could still enjoy your Italian grandmother’s spicy arrabbiata recipe but with the daily quotient of veggies in just one sitting, because you made zucchini, butternut squash, parsnip or sweet potato zoodles? Turning your vegetables into a healthy, lower calorie  alternative “zoodles” (aka 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…

What is Cricket Flour?

What is Cricket Flour?

Have you heard about cricket protein bars and flour? Did you get a little squeamish reading that sentence? Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! Cricket protein powder is the latest rage for health nuts and once you read the stats you’ll consider trying it too. Consumers have been pleasantly surprised by the taste and nutrition quality found in cricket protein bars. Find out why so many people are talking about cricket flour…

Healthy Snack Box Review

Best Healthy Snack Box: Love With Food vs Naturebox vs Graze vs Urthbox

Save yourself from the afternoon snack attack with a healthier alternative! You’ve probably heard of these healthy food subscription boxes while listening to Pandora. Or maybe you’ve even received a coupon for a free organic snack box in a recent mail package. I’ve tried a couple of them and have been pleased with my experience. So if you struggle with those 2 pm food cravings and find yourself wandering over to the vending machine or craving snacks on the go, then a monthly healthy snack box may be a good idea for you. You could even have your healthy food subscription box shipped directly to your office. Read on to learn more about our top picks, pros and cons and pricing for each…

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