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Jessica Biggs

Staying Fit: Beyond the Squat Rack and StairMaster
12.August.2020

Staying Fit: Beyond the Squat Rack and StairMaster

We are all about health and wellness at Havasu Nutrition, and sometimes it helps to stop and think about those two key words.Health refers to your state of being and goals, while wellness refers to how you can achieve those goals.  According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is "a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."Maintaining wellness...

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60 Ways to Beat Stress
10.August.2020

60 Ways to Beat Stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. -- William James It’s an election year, it’s a pandemic, it’s a social justice movement, it’s job uncertainty and record unemployment, climate change is happening, and you are on Facebook because you can’t go to the usual sports event as a fan or run in a...

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Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Habits You Can Start Now
04.August.2020

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Habits You Can Start Now

One thing we all have in common is that we live incredibly busy and often stressful lives. Creating healthy habits can feel more like a chore instead of a rewarding experience.    Research shows that incorporating self-care promotes happiness, better health and longevity. Making small changes today in routine can impact your health in big ways tomorrow.    Wellness is...

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15 Celebrity Recipes to sink your teeth into
30.July.2020

15 Celebrity Recipes to sink your teeth into

Pioneers baked almond cake just because Abraham Lincoln loved it, and moms packed peanut butter and pickle sandwiches for work and school just because Elvis Presley liked them. We have always had this habit of stealing recipes from the rich and famous, until someone got the bright idea to start making celebrity recipe cookbooks and the rest is history.Hey, it...

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Sugar-Free White Chocolate Glow-Up Collagen Cups
28.July.2020

Sugar-Free White Chocolate Glow-Up Collagen Cups

Living a healthy lifestyle isn't always easy, and sometimes a sugar craving can get the best of us.    It doesn't matter if you are managing diabetes, following a low-carb diet, or trying to kick the sugar habit for better health, finding desserts that are sugar-free and don't taste bad are hard to come by.    When you want something sweet,...

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Hair in All of the Wrong Places
27.July.2020

Hair in All of the Wrong Places

Can I tell you a secret? Since I was 13 years old I have always struggled with unwanted facial hair. It started off on my upper lip, but then as I got older it spread to my chin, along my jawline, and around my neck. And recently it’s started popping up on my chest.       On top of that,...

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15 Tips for Having a Baby in 2020
20.July.2020

15 Tips for Having a Baby in 2020

Nicki Minaj just blew up Instagram and Twitter with her #preggers announcement pic, which means (a) you know a baby boom just happened during quarantine (or was there?) and (b) there are going to be a lot of tips going around for expecting moms. We are here to add 15 tips of our own for having a baby, and please...

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15 Fabulous Masks for Fashionable Virus Fighters
17.July.2020

15 Fabulous Masks for Fashionable Virus Fighters

When we were kids, shopping for a mask was something you did before Halloween. We had those old-fashioned thin plastic masks with a simple rubber band around the back of your head. There were friendly masks like Casper the Friendly Ghost or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and gruesome versions of Freddy Krueger or the Scream mask from Scary Movie...

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10 Easy Ways To Start Living Your Best Life
10.July.2020

10 Easy Ways To Start Living Your Best Life

You would not be reading this if you didn’t obsess over health and wellness like our team here at Havasu Nutrition. You also probably love to see and share tips for a healthy and happy life, so we are just going to keep these coming. 1. Disconnect Our company founder just did the all-inclusive package at the Mii amo spa...

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The Secret and Shame of Unwanted Facial Hair
09.July.2020

The Secret and Shame of Unwanted Facial Hair

We pluck, pull, tweeze, wax and shave. We waste time and money on crazy at home hair removal gadgets and suffer through smelly depilatory creams. Yet within a matter of hours, unsightly facial hair returns. But hiding the problem does not make it go away. Despite the centuries of progress for women in society, one thing remains the same: a...

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Dear Gut: An Internal Memo About Apple Cider Vinegar
06.July.2020

Dear Gut: An Internal Memo About Apple Cider Vinegar

Dear Gut, I hope you had a happy Fourth of July weekend. I wanted to send you this internal memo from up here in our head because I know you will be proud of me for not being Joey Chestnut or Miki Sudo. He ate 75 freakin’ hot dogs and she ate 48 1/2, and as usual they won the...

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7 Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
02.July.2020

7 Secrets to a Long and Happy Life

I love long life better than figs— ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Act 1 Scene 2, Line 33; Chairman to a SoothsayerJuly makes me think of the big family BBQ reunions we used to have every summer in my Indiana hometown. People were always basically the same there: the uncle who always DJ'd, the distant cousins you only saw there, even the kids...

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11 Reasons Everyone Is Talking About Elderberry
30.June.2020

11 Reasons Everyone Is Talking About Elderberry

For such a tiny fruit, the Elderberry sure has made a lot of news lately. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, lovingly described it in 400 BCE as the “medicine chest” of all herbs because of its widespread benefits and the way all parts of its plant are used. Hey, even Harry Potter fans know that it made the most powerful wand...

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Gummies for Dummies 101: The Tasty Basics
25.June.2020

Gummies for Dummies 101: The Tasty Basics

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the company that gave us gummies, a chewable delight that became so important, it grew from a simple sweet-tooth sensation into a crucial way for today’s health-conscious society to start each day with proper nutrition.   Let’s hear it for the Gummy! That is a pretty impressive and unexpected evolution, so we thought...

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Women and the Battle with Hair Loss
18.June.2020

Women and the Battle with Hair Loss

Our hair plays an important role in defining who we are. How we choose to wear our hair, what color we decide to dye it, and its length are a collective reflection of our personality. For women suffering from female pattern hair loss, it can significantly impact our self-esteem and quality of life. But what if there was a way...

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Allergies, Flu, Coronavirus, Oh My! - Understanding the How the Immune System Works
16.June.2020

Allergies, Flu, Coronavirus, Oh My! - Understanding the How the Immune System Works

From here to there, germs are everywhere. Literally.   All over the earth, these tiny little infection-causing bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses are always looking for a place to call home.   And the human body is the ideal environment. It’s our job to do all that we can to protect our bodies and to find ways to support the...

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Warning: Getting a Little Bit of Sun is Actually Good for You
09.June.2020

Warning: Getting a Little Bit of Sun is Actually Good for You

There is more to summer than good times and tan lines. Even though it might feel miserably hot outside, summertime could be the most beneficial season for your overall health and well-being.   For thousands of years, doctors and health practitioners have known the healing power of the sun. During Roman times, healers prescribed sunbathing, medically known as Heliotherapy, to...

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Ready, Collagen Students? 10 Smart Collagen Recipes to Learn
28.May.2020

Ready, Collagen Students? 10 Smart Collagen Recipes to Learn

I always wanted to have 93 million Instagram followers like Kourtney Kardashian, but hey, at least we have one thing in common. We both think it’s really cool to mix Collagen Peptide Powder into a hot morning beverage to start your day. Actually, I have nine additional collagen recipe suggestions for you now that so many people are on board...

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Does Fasting with Your 'Body Clock' Impact Health?
20.May.2020

Does Fasting with Your 'Body Clock' Impact Health?

  When most of us think about a healthy diet, limiting sugar intake and moderate portion sizes come to mind. But along with food choices, when you eat might be as important as what you eat. Aligning your eating habits to your body clock or circadian rhythm may be a powerful strategy for losing weight and improving overall health.  ...

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6 Easy Ways to Lose the Dreaded 'Quarantine 15'
11.May.2020

6 Easy Ways to Lose the Dreaded 'Quarantine 15'

The first question you hear everyone ask right now is: "How did Adele lose all that weight?" The second question you hear is: "Who cares? Big Adele was beautiful, too!" Yes, it is back: the great body-image debate. What in the name of Lizzo and Billie Eilish is going on here? We aren't supposed to be this fascinated by such...

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7 Surprising Ways You Can Benefit from Apple Cider Vinegar
05.May.2020

7 Surprising Ways You Can Benefit from Apple Cider Vinegar

Discover 7 impressive advantages of apple cider vinegar capsules. Skip out on the horrible taste and take a closer look at all the benefits of apple cider vinegar from weight loss to diabetes management and more.   How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Work?   Apple cider vinegar has been around for thousands of years and used for everything from cooking...

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5 Easy Ways You Can Use Collagen to Grow Stronger, Longer Hair
22.April.2020

5 Easy Ways You Can Use Collagen to Grow Stronger, Longer Hair

Reap the benefits of longer, stronger, & healthier hair with collagen peptides.   Ok, ladies, let’s be honest. As we age, well… it comes with its challenges. You know the ones we're talking about...   On top of that, at an increasing rate, our bodies are losing collagen--all that good stuff that keeps our skin looking beautiful.   But did...

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Symptoms of Coronavirus (And How to Tell When It’s Just Cold or Flu)
15.April.2020

Symptoms of Coronavirus (And How to Tell When It’s Just Cold or Flu)

  The recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected many lives, directly or indirectly.   But what is the coronavirus?   Coronavirus is a common virus that causes infection in the sinuses, nose, or throat. The disease caused by this new type of coronavirus, COVID-19, brings about a respiratory tract infection that can affect both your upper (nose, throat, and sinuses) and...

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6 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS
09.April.2020

6 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

While adults have been found to make up majority of the known cases of COVID-19 to date and available evidence suggests children are at lower risk for the virus in comparison to adults, that doesn’t mean children can’t get infected. In fact, several young children have already been reported to get sick with the virus. Here are some steps to...

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TOP 5 HEROIC IMMUNITY-BOOSTING DRINKS
02.April.2020

TOP 5 HEROIC IMMUNITY-BOOSTING DRINKS

Amidst the global concern over coronavirus, we need all the help we can get to ward off the disease and strengthen our immune system. Because our immune system is continuously active, fighting off germs and viruses it needs a sufficient supply of vitamins and minerals to keep it up and going. Let’s check out these nutrient-rich drinks you can prepare...

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7 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY
24.March.2020

7 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY

Your body, immune system included, works best when secured against environmental assaults and boosted by healthy-living habits. Here are some steps you can take to naturally keep your immune system strong and healthy.  

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5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System
19.March.2020

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

With the threat of the fast-spreading coronavirus looming over our heads, I thought this would be the perfect time to find natural ways to fight it off.   One of the most important things to do (aside from frequent and thorough hand washing, social distancing, and other much-talked-about tips), is to strengthen your immune system.   Let’s take a look at some foods...

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7 Natural Remedies to Reduce the Symptoms of Menopause
17.March.2020

7 Natural Remedies to Reduce the Symptoms of Menopause

For most women, menopause comes unexpectedly.   It’s a completely natural process marking the end of your menstrual cycles. Everybody knows that. Still, most people consider it a taboo topic. As if its an illness or condition that you need to be embarrassed about.   That’s not surprising.   People do generally tend to veer away from discussing this biological...

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Self-Healing: Once Upon a Time
11.March.2020

Self-Healing: Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was self-healing.   While you may think it’s an antiquated idea—what with the continuing advances in modern medicine—self-healing still works.   Just what is it?   It’s not so complicated. In fact, you have frequently witnessed your own body’s ability to self-heal. Remember that cut or bruise that...

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Homemade Treatments for Great Skin
15.February.2020

Homemade Treatments for Great Skin

Homemade Treatments for Great Skin Part 1: Moisturize “I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.” – Demi Moore   If you’re like me who has scoured the internet to find magical ways to get great skin, you know that there are tons and tons of facial creams,...

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7 Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally
12.February.2020

7 Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Hormones affect our physical, mental, and emotional health. And when it comes to losing weight, it becomes absolutely essential to balance your hormones. Not only will it help control your appetite, but it will also help correct a sluggish metabolism, improve your mood, and make you look more vibrant and rested overall!   Unfortunately, today’s fast-paced and busy lifestyle--along with aging--has...

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6 QUICK & SIMPLE STEPS TO DE-STRESS
04.February.2020

6 QUICK & SIMPLE STEPS TO DE-STRESS

Do you sometimes feel like you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions all at once?     We all know stress is a part of everyday life so I wanted to share with you something that would help ease—if not dissolve—your stress quickly.   Dr. Diana Korevaar’s book, Mindful Stretching for Parents, teaches us to do just that: Mindful...

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Top 5 Home Remedies for Digestive Problems
31.January.2020

Top 5 Home Remedies for Digestive Problems

When I was a kid (believe me, that was a really long time ago!), my mom used to have this book of herbal remedies for practically everything! And while modern medicine has progressed by leaps and bounds, I still do find myself often opting for natural remedies—especially for minor digestive problems that occur often enough for me!   So today, I...

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How Our Daytime & Night Time Fat Burners Work
27.August.2019

How Our Daytime & Night Time Fat Burners Work

Curious about trying a fat burner but not sure which one to take? While it’s true that there’s no “magic pill” that will make the pounds melt away, certain fat burning supplements can support your weight loss goals when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. So if your serious about getting healthy and hitting your personal goals,...

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7 Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
15.March.2019

7 Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth

We all know by now that sugar is harmful both to your physical and mental health. So in this blog, we’ll talk about the possibility of ditching sugar.   I can almost hear the violent reactions from those with a sweet tooth.   Indeed, sugar can be tough to avoid, as almost everything—sodas, desserts, processed foods—contain sugar. But you need...

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HOW DO SUPPLEMENTS WORK?
13.March.2019

HOW DO SUPPLEMENTS WORK?

Whether you’re leery of reaching for that bottle of supplement or just wondering how supplements work and if they are safe, this blog is for you.   More than 50% of all Americans take one or more health supplements regularly to enable them to get the necessary nutrients and improve their health.   But why do we need them in...

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6 Tips & Tricks to Caring For Your Lips
08.March.2019

6 Tips & Tricks to Caring For Your Lips

Now, it’s time for some lip action. No, it’s not what you think! When it comes to skincare, most people overlook their lips. They have a complete skin regimen for their face and body, but neglect caring for their lips. When you really think about it, next to your eyes, the lips can be considered the most prominent part of your face....

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9 Best Health Tips I Ever Got
07.March.2019

9 Best Health Tips I Ever Got

What’s the best health advice you’ve ever gotten?   I’m pretty sure you get lots of health advice practically every day. It’s important, after all, to keep your mind and body in great shape. Which is why, when it comes to good health, I don’t adhere to using only the knowledge I have—but all I can borrow.   Here’s a cheat...

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9 Super Fruits For a Healthier You
02.March.2019

9 Super Fruits For a Healthier You

Fresh fruits are naturally rich in nutritional benefits. They function as cleansers, energy boosters, and provide a huge array of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that support great health. But because not all fruits are created equal, let’s talk about some nutritional powerhouses that you can benefit most from by eating regularly. Move over super fancy superfoods—here are the top 10...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Get a Massage (Regularly!)
28.February.2019

Top 5 Reasons You Should Get a Massage (Regularly!)

Most people would agree that getting a massage feels great. But apart from it feeling good, massage therapy also plays an essential role in staying healthy. How does it work? While there can be many types of massages, they all boil down to one thing. Massage is all about the manipulation of tissues (rubbing, tapping, or kneading) using the hands or...

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Why You’re Coughing (and what it means)
22.February.2019

Why You’re Coughing (and what it means)

    For most people, coughing happens occasionally when the common cold hunts us down and finds us. It’s normally not a big deal, as it goes away on its own.   But does it, really?   Coughing is often a sign that something’s wrong. Whether it’s stomach acidity, excess mucous, or smoke irritating your throat, the subsequent coughing is trying...

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Dancing for Fitness: Exercising Your Right to Dance
20.February.2019

Dancing for Fitness: Exercising Your Right to Dance

“Why walk your way through life when you can dance?” – Unknown    I’m a bad dancer; I have to admit that.   Well, I’m not awful all the time, but my dancing is generally awkward and funny, at best.   But hey, that doesn’t stop me from wanting—and trying—to dance! So what if I suck? Dancing is such fun!...

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6 Great Home Remedies for Skin Tags
15.February.2019

6 Great Home Remedies for Skin Tags

“I always find beauty in the things that are odd and imperfect—they are much more interesting.” – Marc Jacobs   We all suffer from skin imperfections; skin tags among them.   These are your body’s natural reaction to certain elements, which may include an unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalance, unhealthful lifestyle, and excessive sun exposure.   While skin tags are usually...

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HIIT Workouts You Can Do at Home
14.February.2019

HIIT Workouts You Can Do at Home

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. - William Hazlitt  Most of us lead lives that don’t exactly allow room for hours spent in a sweaty gym. So a brief but intense workout is the way to go.   Enter HIIT.   High-Intensity Interval Training helps burn fat, tone...

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The Importance of Strength Training for Women
08.February.2019

The Importance of Strength Training for Women

I can imagine many of you raising your hands in objection to this. And if you’re like me who’d rather sleep than go to a sweaty gym, you’d agree that this is something we don’t exactly look forward to doing, right?   But listen here—   There are many reasons why women should be doing strength training. Let’s list them...

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Fin-tastic Health Benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oil
06.February.2019

Fin-tastic Health Benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oil

Oh my, Omega! When it comes to defending your body against chronic and autoimmune diseases—along with seriously pesky allergies—Omega-3 is one of the best ones out there. Considered nature’s gift, Omega-3 is an essential polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acid. There’s literally no way we can get Omega 3 except to consume it. Realistically, however, it can be a challenge to get...

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THE SUPER COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE
01.February.2019

THE SUPER COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE

Eating healthy isn’t always easy. But if I had a favorite way to eat healthily, it’s smoothies. Hands down. You know why, right? It’s not only delish, it’s also easy-to-prepare, and a wonderful way to get a complete meal with all the nutrients you need in one go. But it’s especially powerful if you add your favorite collagen powder to...

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The Great Keto Workout
30.January.2019

The Great Keto Workout

  Information collected from these great sources: 10 Aerobic Exercise Examples: How to, Benefits, and More  Flexibility Exercises How to Exercise When You’re in Ketosis Complete Guide to Exercise on the Ketogenic Diet THE KETO WORKOUT  

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8 All-Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies
25.January.2019

8 All-Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of year. The time of misery. Mine, that is.   A nose that seems like there’s an endless supply of liquid running through it. The incessant sneezing (that’s oddly satisfying every time). Nasal congestion that’s heavy, almost painful. Continuous watery eyes. Uncontrollably itchy nose and throat that literally makes you want to scratch them. Embarrassing coughing. And postnasal...

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7 WAYS YOU’RE UNINTENTIONALLY WRECKING YOUR EYES
21.January.2019

7 WAYS YOU’RE UNINTENTIONALLY WRECKING YOUR EYES

If there was one thing in this world that’s most important to you yet gets so neglected and abused—it’s your eyes.   You may do it unconsciously, unintentionally. But the result could be the same. You could ruin your vision.   Let’s take a look at some of the most common ways you can wreck your eyesight.   Rubbing your...

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6 Practical Tips for Naturally Beautiful Nails
16.January.2019

6 Practical Tips for Naturally Beautiful Nails

Nails are getting a lot of love nowadays.   I was out and about the other day and it suddenly hit me that there was a lot of nail salons doing great business everywhere.   What’s all the fuss?   It may surprise you to know that nails are like a special form of skin. They act as a protective...

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Collagen: Beautifully Healthy Inside and Out
12.January.2019

Collagen: Beautifully Healthy Inside and Out

You’ve seen it everywhere.   In drugstores, beauty shops, department stores—Collagen is the new “in” thing. And it’s in everything! Creams, powders cosmetics, and pills. If it’s for the skin, collagen is in it! Looks like it’s become the new fountain of youth.   But is all that just hype?   Most definitely not!   Let me tell you why....

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10 Not-So-Ordinary Home Remedies to Relieve Arthritis Pain
10.January.2019

10 Not-So-Ordinary Home Remedies to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Do you realize that close to 46 million Americans currently live with some form of arthritis? Yep. And it’s not surprising that a large percentage of these people are over the age of 45.   But what is arthritis?   Arthritis is generally an inflammation or a swelling of the joints. (And it could be painful!) Signs of arthritis usually...

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12 Supplements for a Healthy & Happy New Year
01.January.2019

12 Supplements for a Healthy & Happy New Year

It’s year-end! Before we bid 2018 goodbye, I thought it would be fitting to make some health-related plans for 2019, don’t you? I mean, sure, you could eat a variety of nutritious foods, but with life sometimes getting in the way of good health (an understatement!), you can’t ever really consistently guarantee you’re getting the vitamins and minerals you need...

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Miracles in December: 10 Tips to a Healthy and Joyful Holiday
25.December.2018

Miracles in December: 10 Tips to a Healthy and Joyful Holiday

The holidays can be a busy time and is sometimes, a bit stressful. Understatement? I know you can relate!   Somewhere in between braving the crowded malls, finding the right gifts for your loved ones, making your holiday travel plans (even if it’s just simply coming home for the holidays), and wrapping things up at work in preparation for the...

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Deck the Halls with These 10 Sinfully Indulgent Christmas Dinner Ideas!
19.December.2018

Deck the Halls with These 10 Sinfully Indulgent Christmas Dinner Ideas!

It’s the holidays; my favorite time of the year! When I think about the holidays, I inevitably think about shopping malls filled to the rafters; people in a rush to buy the perfect presents; cars stuck in traffic, honking; parking spaces impossible to find; and people not exactly in the best of dispositions under these exasperating circumstances. Which begs the...

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8 Useful Tips for Sparkling White Teeth
17.December.2018

8 Useful Tips for Sparkling White Teeth

I’ve always wanted to have beautiful, pearly whites. But we don’t always get what we want. Ouch!  The thing is, while your teeth can improve (or ruin!) your appearance, they can—more importantly—help you chew and chomp your food. When it comes to caring for your teeth, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard it all before from your mom: brush, floss, and...

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Understanding Meat, Vegetarian Eating, and the Natural Order
14.December.2018

Understanding Meat, Vegetarian Eating, and the Natural Order

How did our family traditions become centered on eating meat? Think about it! We have turkey for Thanksgiving, pork and sauerkraut for New Year’s, and ham for Christian Easter. In the summer, we look forward to that sumptuous barbeque, that hamburger or steak on the grill. How did a species designed to eat vegetables and fruits, nuts, berries, and legumes...

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A Pain in the Foot: Practical Home Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
10.December.2018

A Pain in the Foot: Practical Home Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

What’s with this heel pain? That was my first thought one morning the first time I felt that vicious pain on my heel and had extreme difficulty taking a step. I literally thought it was something that would go away naturally if I just ignore it. But it hasn’t. It was only later when I found out it was plantar...

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5 Power Foods for Weight Loss
07.December.2018

5 Power Foods for Weight Loss

If you are like many people who wish and hope that you could lose a little weight, but can't seem to wrap your brain around the fact that you're going to have to change the way you eat— Congratulations, you’re normal! Voluntarily giving up fatty foods (a staple of your diet), is an important decision that most people are not...

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10 Headache Remedies for a Pain-free Life
05.December.2018

10 Headache Remedies for a Pain-free Life

Headaches are such a pain. (Get it? *grin)   I probably belong to a huge percentage of the population that suffers from frequent headaches. Headaches range from disturbing to paralyzing. Discomforting to debilitating. Troublesome to agonizing. You get my drift. The most common type of headache is called a tension headache, characterized by a mildly constricting sensation around your head, usually...

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Fighting Brain Fog
30.November.2018

Fighting Brain Fog

It’s all messy. The hair. The bed. The words. The heart. Life. – William Leal  Unexpected things happen. We make plans, put things in order, but at the end of the day, not everything works out the way we plan it to. We can’t arrange life into neat little folders, file them away, and expect that everything will go according...

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Walk for Health
26.November.2018

Walk for Health

I’ve recently discovered a simple way to get more active and lose some weight without over-extending myself!  Walking.   An often-overlooked form of exercise, walking can help you develop endurance, incinerate excess fat, and make your heart stronger. It’s a lifestyle workout. You can actually incorporate it into your daily routine. Walking to work or school, up the stairs, or at the...

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Happy Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving
21.November.2018

Happy Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. - Nigel Hamilton Each year, American families come together to celebrate Thanksgiving. But what does Thanksgiving mean to you? To me, Thanksgiving is all about relationships. It’s about family and friends coming together to express gratitude and give thanks for our blessings, it’s a time for healing and sharing our happiness. But...

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5 Easy Ways to Detoxify at Home
19.November.2018

5 Easy Ways to Detoxify at Home

Detoxification.    You’ve heard the word bandied about for so long. But do you really know what it means?   Detoxification is about cleansing and nurturing the body from the inside out. By eradicating unwanted toxins and providing your body with proper nourishment, detoxifying can shield you against diseases and health problems.   People really don’t like to think about...

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6 Cool Winter Activities to Keep You Active
16.November.2018

6 Cool Winter Activities to Keep You Active

Winter is coming. *Cue ominous music. Well, it’s been coming for 8 seasons, really. (Game of Thrones reference!) But seriously, with how fast the days are coming along, winter is almost here. We know that regular exercise is important if you have to stay in great health. With winter coming soon, it will be quite difficult to keep the exercise going....

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4 Easy Tips to Clean Eating
12.November.2018

4 Easy Tips to Clean Eating

Let’s talk about “Clean Eating.”     The term "clean eating" has been making the rounds for quite a while now. You can find everything from clean eating blogs right through to clean eating magazines—everywhere!   But what exactly is it? (I mean, as opposed to dirty eating? *grin)    The thing is, it’s not just about eating; it's more...

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What’s with This Keto Craze?
09.November.2018

What’s with This Keto Craze?

  I’m not really into trends and crazes. I try to stay classic. Ahem. Nevertheless, I just can’t get away from talks of Keto. It’s everywhere! The latest diet craze today! And I see why—because it promises weight loss without having to give up bacon. Yey! So what is Keto or the Ketogenic Diet? First off, let me clarify that...

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Ashwagandha & Dancing Your Stress Away
05.November.2018

Ashwagandha & Dancing Your Stress Away

  I’m getting my groove back on.   I’ve recently started dancing. Nothing fancy, mind you. Not ballet, jazz, or anything like that. Not in a dance studio. Just moving to the beat, swinging my arms, legs (and whatever else that sways), and grooving to my favorite dance music. Right in the comfort of my home!    You see, I’ve...

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The Great Elderberry Metaphor
31.October.2018

The Great Elderberry Metaphor

Life is like a handful of elderberries.   Most of us have our daily routine mapped out: going to work or school, hanging out with friends or family, and occasionally going out to have fun. And we take that routine for granted; sometimes even perform it without much thought.   Just like the elderberry.   This tiny unassuming black fruit...

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9 Uncommon Ways to Get Uncommonly Good Skin
29.October.2018

9 Uncommon Ways to Get Uncommonly Good Skin

Happiness is a habit. So is your skincare.   When it comes to skincare, you probably already know what to do: cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, the most popular skin care tips aren’t doing enough to make your skin look and feel the way you want it to.   Luckily, you can do more...

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10 Rules for a Stress Free Life
26.October.2018

10 Rules for a Stress Free Life

Life isn’t easy. And many times, it can be stressful.   If you sometimes feel the overwhelming urge to scream as you grapple with multiple tasks that need to be accomplished, as if you’re balancing multiple balls in the air while running a marathon—   If you’ve been struggling to finish up with a to-do list that seriously looks like...

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Kick that Soda Pop Habit in 5 Simple Steps
22.October.2018

Kick that Soda Pop Habit in 5 Simple Steps

Hannibal Lecter. Lady Macbeth. Lord Voldemort. Count Olaf. Medusa. Sauron. Do these names sound familiar to you? Yes, they’re some of the greatest villains in literature! We love protagonists. And these villains? We dislike them—even hate them! For obvious reasons. But sometimes, a bad guy comes along who we actually come to love. Like A Christmas Carol’s Ebenezer Scrooge. There’s...

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5 Simple Ways to Exercise without Going to the Gym
17.October.2018

5 Simple Ways to Exercise without Going to the Gym

If you’re like me who knows perfectly well that she needs to exercise but isn’t very keen on going to the gym for various reasons (not related to muscle pain and inhaling the smell of other people’s sweat, I swear!), this is the blog for you.   Don’t get me wrong. I know I need exercise to keep fit so...

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Hot Picks: 7 Favorite Healthy Drinks
15.October.2018

Hot Picks: 7 Favorite Healthy Drinks

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. - W. H. Auden    We often talk about healthy food, but we almost never discuss healthy drinks. Hmm, I think it’s time we do, don’t you?   Obviously, water is the healthiest drink out there. Nothing better than that. But sometimes, you just crave for something with more flavor in...

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SUPER BY NATURE: 3 AMAZING BENEFITS OF BEETROOT
12.October.2018

SUPER BY NATURE: 3 AMAZING BENEFITS OF BEETROOT

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Apple Picking: The Ultimate Fall Tradition
08.October.2018

Apple Picking: The Ultimate Fall Tradition

“At the heart of every family tradition is a meaningful experience.” – Unknown     Ah, family traditions.   Apple picking is one such tradition; an enjoyable activity to share with family and friends this fall. If there’s a fruit-related endeavor that is nearest and dearest to our hearts, it’s apple picking.   Just the thought of it gives me a...

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Changing Seasons: Tips to Boost Your Immune System
03.October.2018

Changing Seasons: Tips to Boost Your Immune System

The weather is changing, which means cold and flu season is upon us.    Not my favorite time of the year, definitely. I mean, who wants to be saddled with a stuffy nose and incessant coughing right in the middle of an important meeting? (Yep, that’s me.)    Most people are more susceptible to colds when the weather changes. So...

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Do Supplements Actually Work?
01.October.2018

Do Supplements Actually Work?

  That’s the big bad question. And in this blog, we’ll find the red-riding answer. Read on!   But first—   What are supplements?   Supplements are products manufactured to augment one’s diet and enhance health. These are taken orally, as a capsule, pill, tablet, liquid, or powder. Health supplements include vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements.   What are supplements for?   There...

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Home Remedies for the Common Cold: Confessions of the Genetically Predisposed
28.September.2018

Home Remedies for the Common Cold: Confessions of the Genetically Predisposed

I hate getting colds. I’m pretty sure everybody does. The runny nose, watery eyes, constant sneezing, sore throat? All together, a guaranteed ticket to misery. Sniff. The common cold is possibly the most commonplace illness people come down with. (Which is why it’s called the common cold, right?) For most people, the common cold occurs with some regularity, with adults...

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The Healthy Way to Reach Your Goals
24.September.2018

The Healthy Way to Reach Your Goals

You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for. – Ted Turner      What’s your goal?   Our goals aren’t always singular. We have goals for our family, for work—and these get tangled up with our personal goals, which make setting targets more complicated.   It doesn’t really matter what your goal is—if...

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Hiking: A Less Painful Way to Workout
21.September.2018

Hiking: A Less Painful Way to Workout

“Walking: The Most Ancient Exercise And Still The Best Modern Exercise.” – Carrie Latet   If spending half an hour running on a treadmill feels like an especially horrible type of punishment for you, then I've got the best option for you: hiking.   Hiking is essentially just walking—but on rocks, grass, dirt, and other places where you could get lost...

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How Music Benefits Your Total Health
17.September.2018

How Music Benefits Your Total Health

Music changes a lot of things.   I've personally found that music plays an important part in life. It's a balm to your soul when you’re having a hard time. It’s great entertainment when you’re looking to just chill and have fun. It contributes deeply to self-expression. It lends inspiration when you need to be inspired.   More recently, I've...

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How to Sleep Better (without True Love’s Kiss)
14.September.2018

How to Sleep Better (without True Love’s Kiss)

One of the most popular Disney film animations is Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. (I wonder why it’s not “Dwarves?” But, whatever.)   Everybody knows the story, right? Wicked stepmother disguises herself and feeds Snow White a poisoned apple, and she falls asleep almost as if dead, to be awakened only by true love’s kiss.   Aww…   Now,...

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10 Healthy Recipes for Impossibly Busy People
10.September.2018

10 Healthy Recipes for Impossibly Busy People

  I’ve recently decided I need to eat healthier meals.   I know, I know. Easier said than done.   But with age catching up with me, I do need to be healthier. And food is the first step to doing that!   Seeing as I’m not exactly an expert cook on all things healthy and I don't have a...

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Having Difficulty with Concentration? We Have the Solution!
05.September.2018

Having Difficulty with Concentration? We Have the Solution!

Today’s world is filled with distraction. You go to a coffee shop and people are lost in their own world of gadgets and technology. You dine at a restaurant and you see diners busy on their phones. You take the bus or train and commuters are texting, checking their emails, or playing games. People are distracted—lost in the world of...

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5 Surefire Ways To Relieve Stress
03.September.2018

5 Surefire Ways To Relieve Stress

Life can get very stressful. Schedules, workload, missed meals, unpleasant people, personal life, finances. Any—or all—of these, can stress you out. Personally, Dolores Umbridge stresses me out. If you don’t know who she is, she’s that sadistic, truly evil, pink-loving Ministry of Magic official who first appeared in the fifth Harry Potter book, Order of the Phoenix. I got so...

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Discover the Benefits of Arginine!
29.August.2018

Discover the Benefits of Arginine!

For someone who finds going to the gym a regular struggle, I’ve often wondered how people can stay buff, super fit, and just plain healthy.   I get tired very easily and simply doing crunches or planks is agonizing for me! I can just imagine how doubly difficult it would be for people to continue working out regularly, enough to build...

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Change is Hard: Win the Emotional Battles that Keep You from Being Healthy
27.August.2018

Change is Hard: Win the Emotional Battles that Keep You from Being Healthy

  Your body is a wonderland. Sorry. Couldn’t resist using that John Mayer line. It’s true, though. Your body is a wonderland. A wonderful creation pre-programmed to self-heal and regulate itself. It lets you know when it’s tired or is not functioning well. Amazing, isn’t it? You only have one body, one that you’ll have for the rest of your life,...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About DHEA
22.August.2018

What Everybody Ought to Know About DHEA

  Just what is DHEA? I can imagine you asking that question. That’s also the first question I asked when I first heard about it.   How Does DHEA Work? DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone (quite a mouthful!) is a hormone produced by your body's adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located just above your kidneys and function as substances that are converted...

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Person
20.August.2018

5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Person

Life can get so busy. Many times, we get too busy to even eat a proper breakfast. Which is a shame because sparing just a few minutes to grab something to eat can make a big difference to your day. If you’re one of those people who don't really have time to eat before leaving the house, I’ve got some...

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5 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Should Be Your New Diet Hack
17.August.2018

5 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Should Be Your New Diet Hack

  Can Apple Cider Vinegar actually help you lose weight? A million-dollar question. Read on and let’s find out together! For a long time now, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been widely recognized to aid in weight loss and fat burning. Indeed, along with a host of other health benefits (which we can discuss at another time), ACV has pretty...

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9 Homemade Tricks to Naturally Fabulous Hair
13.August.2018

9 Homemade Tricks to Naturally Fabulous Hair

Hair doesn't make a woman (or man), but good hair definitely helps. - Nami M. Scott  Imagine having lustrous, flowy tresses cascading down your back, dancing in the breeze as you slowly walk by— Okay, we can’t all be JLo so I’ll stop right there. But the fact is, everybody wants great hair. It’s your crowning glory. The greatest accessory in the world! Unfortunately,...

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I Want to Lose Weight: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Taking Action
08.August.2018

I Want to Lose Weight: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Taking Action

The struggle is real. If you’ve been wanting to lose weight but are coming up with one reason after another to keep from taking action, you aren’t alone. I want to lose weight, but— I just don't have the time. Junk food and soda taste so good. I feel embarrassed about going to the gym. I don't have the energy—I'm...

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Looking Good, Feeling Great!
06.August.2018

Looking Good, Feeling Great!

Physical appearance matters. Alright, alright. Before you get triggered by that statement, let me explain.  Appearances do matter—but not in the way you think. Truth is, how you look contributes a lot to how you feel about yourself. Let’s illustrate. When you have that all-important sales presentation, would you feel comfortable going with your hair mussed, clothes un-pressed or stained?...

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What Made Me Decide to Prioritize My Health: Tips to Boost Your Brain Memory
03.August.2018

What Made Me Decide to Prioritize My Health: Tips to Boost Your Brain Memory

The human brain is the apparatus with which we think, according to Ambrose Bierce. Let me tell you about the time when I lost mine. Well, not quite. It just felt like I did, for a while. For two years, I was on graveyard shift, working through the night, sleeping restlessly during the day, and eating only once daily. Most...

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The Simple Strategy to Healthy Living
01.August.2018

The Simple Strategy to Healthy Living

Decisions, decisions. Every day, we make multiple quick, and often subconscious, decisions that affect our health. What to eat, what to drink, whether to take that flight of stairs or get into the elevator, whether to walk or take a bus or cab.   Whether to take this vitamin or that supplement or none at all.   Whatever it is,...

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