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Manuka Honey & How to Use It

Manuka Honey & How to Use It
How to Choose, Eat, and Use Manuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now...

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part V

DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part V
Is there anything more intoxicating than the smell of melted chocolate? While it tastes divine, chocolate’s rich antioxidant and nutrient content in this face mask are amazing for skin showing the effects of aging or UV damage. The mānuka honey w...

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Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way
The weather is warm, the earth is green again (finally!), and you can’t wait to get out into it. We know what you’re thinking: A hike will be perfect! You’ll be in the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family or some blessed ...

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Pre-Hike Smoothie from Simply Straws

Pre-Hike Smoothie from Simply Straws
Drink this smoothie with a friend, preferably before enjoying the great outdoors. It is reminiscent of all kinds of lovely spring things—fields of wildflowers, grassy green hills, picturesque sunsets that light up the sky. Ingredients 1 cup fr...

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Stay Regular on the Go!

Whether you’re traveling or just having a very busy week, it can be so hard to stay regular! Yup, we’re talking about that taboo topic, poop. Your colon loves a regular schedule. Regular food, regular hydration, and the same schedule day in an...

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Mānuka Honey Overnight Oats

Mānuka Honey Overnight Oats
I prefer breakfast in bed... … but if I have to do breakfast on the go, it’s usually overnight oats. They come together all on their own in the fridge while I sleep, they’re a fiber-rich, satiating breakfast with lots of room for variation. If...

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10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional
It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the peo...

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Self-Care: 3 Simple Ideas for Loving Yourself Well

Self-Care: 3 Simple Ideas for Loving Yourself Well
With our never-ending to-do lists, work days, and responsibilities, sometimes we forget to take care of the most important person in our lives: ourselves. But our body is pretty miraculous. We can put ourselves on the back burner for days, mon...

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Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe eve...

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The 3Fs - Cleansing in the New Year

The 3Fs - Cleansing in the New Year
It’s a new year and time for a new start. Lots of people embark on a cleanse in January. Some folks overdid it with the eggnog and gingerbread cookies during the holidays and they need a reset. (Sound familiar?) Others cleanse the first week of t...

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Level Up! 5 Habits to Raise Your Iron and Energy Levels

Level Up! 5 Habits to Raise Your Iron and Energy Levels
In a previous post, I exposed four sneaky energy saboteurs. Today, I’ll help you get the upper hand on your iron and energy levels. Get enough protein. Including enough protein-rich food during the day serves many purposes. It helps kee...

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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

Are Probiotics Unnecessary?
Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of tak...

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