In days past, the word detox only referred to drug or alcohol detoxification. However, in today’s world, to detox means to cleanse and purge your body of stored toxins, including environmental pollutants, chemical and drug residues to help restore the natural balance of your body and bring balance back into your life. Cleansing and detoxing your body by eating a whole foods diet is the simplest and most successful way to not only achieve whole body cleansing, but it’s also a user-friendly method, cost effective method and long-term method for both obtaining and maintaining a cleansed, slim and healthy body.
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Summer means lots of opportunity to grill delicious food, and being a vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you can’t cook up something delicious on the grill. I love, love, love a grilled veggie kabob, and it’s so easy to make. The trick is to choose hearty vegetables, and you can either grill them “as-is”, or kabob style, or in a medley wrapped in foil or a veggie grilling tray. I also like to make homemade marinades, which really makes the grilled veggies “pop” with flavor.
Keep reading to find out which are my top recommendations for best vegetables to grill.
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Summer is here, and with the warm weather and fresh air comes lots of extra sun exposure. Outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, picnics and just laying on the beach means extra sun exposure time for skin that is normally covered most of the year, for most people. I’m personally a big advocate of natural sunscreen options, not chemical-carcinogenic lotions and potions, and believe it is essential to our health and wellbeing to get regular sun exposure during non-peak hours of the day. Our bodies naturally produce Vitamin D, and mood boosting hormones via natural sun exposure, and far too many people are deficit in both. Slathering our bodies with chemically laced products has consequences that I won’t get into here, but I urge you to do some serious research into the subject matter, and choose a natural skin protection option best suited for you.
That being said, what do you do for relief after the fact….after you’ve suffered a sunburn? Keep reading to find out what 6 natural kitchen remedies are proven to bring you fast natural sunburn relief and help start healing your skin.
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Second to making cooking and recipes easy for every level of kitchen cook ability, is my love affair with spices. Spices are so rich in flavor and nutritional healing benefits, it puts any pharmaceutical and chemical flavoring additive to shame. While many people are familiar with Italian spices, they tend to shy away from other amazing spice opportunities, such as the delicious offerings of Indian spices. Keep reading to discover the amazing flavors and diversity of some common Indian spices.
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Far too many people search for anti aging skin and beauty remedies via commercially produced products that are loaded with chemicals and ingredients that are incredibly toxic to your skin and body. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, a living, breathing organ, I may add. Anything that you put on your skin, you are thereby forcing your body to “consume”.
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Unrefined, organic coconut oil is one food staple I passionately believe everyone should always have on hand. Coconut oil can readily be used in just about any recipe, has extraordinary medicinal and nutritional properties, and can be easily used topically for many applications as well as taken internally, whether in your food dishes or just by spoonful. Keep reading to see just how expansive the health and beauty benefits are of unrefined, organic coconut oil.
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The cholesterol – Alzheimer’s disease connection. A new study reveals that keeping your cholesterol in check is not only a smart way to prevent heart disease, it also helps your brain stay healthy for life. In fact, keeping your cholesterol levels in check is proven to cut your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by a whopping 50% by keeping blood vessels in your brain clear of plaque. So, let’s see what some of the top food choices are in helping to keep your mind and memory sharp, regardless of your age.
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There is no question, non dairy milk is much better for you than dairy milk, both health-wise and ethical-wise. This article isn’t about either however, instead, it’s about all the various non dairy milk options that you have available at your natural food markets and even most major grocery stores. Non dairy milk is substituted in equal amounts to whatever is called for in recipes, and unlike regular dairy milk, you can match the subtle flavors of non dairy milk to best fit your dishes.
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Nature made food is medicinal and what everyone should be eating for optimal health and wellbeing. However, unlike processed fake foods, nature made foods have a very short shelf life in comparison to lab made fare, which is why harvesting or purchasing only in amounts that you’ll eat within a week is a good rule of thumb to follow. That being said, there are ways in which you can naturally extend the lifespan of your nature made food, saving you money and some extra trips to the market.
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Hot peppers, like sweet peppers, are loaded with flavor and amazing health benefits. They are also incredibly easy to grow (hint for you container gardeners out there) as well as being incredibly versatile and delicious in recipes. Some hot peppers lend a subtle “heat” as well as flavor, while others deliver a more intense “heat”. Continue reading to view exactly what each pepper looks like, as well as their heat quotient.
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Bottled salad dressings and marinades typically found in stores are loaded with far too many artificial ingredients, and quite frankly, fall short in the taste department. You can easily jazz up your favorite vegetable salads, pasta salads, potato salads, veggies and other dishes by quickly whipping up some of these taste-popping dressings in just mere minutes.
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I strongly feel that everybody should learn how to grow their own food. While that might sound like a daunting task, it is really quite easy to start and even easier to maintain. And, space restrictions are a “non-issue” because you can vertical garden upright as well as garden from vertical hanging containers. You can also container garden indoors as well as outdoors, and even if you can’t supply all of your own fresh produce, you can certainly provide a lot more than you think you can. So, what does it take to get started?
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