Healthy Body

Dangers of Artificial Food Dyes

March 29, 2011
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One thing I’ve been noticing a lot lately is the abundance of food dyes in all sorts of items at the grocery store. While it’s certainly nice for food to be attractive, do we really need potentially dangerous chemicals to do this, and if so, at what cost to our health? To me, it seems […]

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Stretching for Good Health

March 23, 2011
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I have to admit that I am not the most flexible person, but it’s something I’d really like to work on. When I’m in decent shape, like I am right now from kickboxing, I can bend over and touch my toes more easily, but that’s about as far as it goes. I generally stretch before […]

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All-Natural Bar Soap

March 15, 2011

What is it about bathing with a natural soap that is so incredibly luxurious? I think for me it is the wonderfully soft lather, the cleaning but not stripping my skin dry feeling, and the oh-so wonderful natural smell. If you guessed that I have a new favorite natural bar soap, you are right on. […]

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Home Remedies Resource

March 3, 2011

In case you are suffering from any ailments, I wanted to share a great online resource for home/health remedies with testimonials and suggestions from people who have had similar issues and tried different natural remedies often involving supplements and food. The site is called Earth Clinic and they have an A to Z list of […]

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Types of Bottled Water

February 23, 2011
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I was recently in the water aisle at the store (purchasing distilled for my lavender hair mist) when I saw some other types of water and realized that I didn’t really know exactly what defines each kind. In addition to distilled there was also drinking, spring, purified, artesian, and more. This could be a bit […]

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A Sugar Sweet Addiction…

January 12, 2011

With sugar being so sweet and delicious (recent memories of the holidays, anyone?), it’s hard to remember the harm that it presents to our health. I found a great article on Natural News which revisits the dangers of sugar to our bodies and brings awareness to the many times a day that we may encounter […]

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10 Ways To Stay Fit In The Office

June 26, 2010

If you work a regular office job, there’s no question about it, you’re likely fairly sedentary throughout the better part of the day.  High levels of inactivity is one of the largest contributing factors to the obesity issues that we’re facing in today’s world so it’s important that we approach this issue head on and […]

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Get “Posture” Perfect

May 14, 2010

I came across an interesting article called “Posture in Women” by Andrew Schafer, DC in the May issue of Natural Awakenings magazine regarding womens posture and how important it is to health. This is something that I am personally working on since I have a nasty habit of slouching and hunching my shoulders (not pretty!). […]

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REAL Food = REAL Health

April 23, 2010

This past Wednesday, I attended a wonderfully informative lecture put on by Nourishing Ways West MI. The founders of NourishMD.com, Dr. Sue McCreadie, MD and Holistic Health Counselor Angelle Batten, spoke about a number of health issues that affect children and how REAL foods (not processed, fake foods) help make kids healthy. Being a medical […]

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All-Natural Local Spa Find

March 23, 2010
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I came upon a fabulous local find last week- Tracy’s Faces Day Spa in Jenison, MI. I had scheduled a facial with Tracy herself after visiting the website and was looking forward relaxing and doing my skin a favor at the same time.  I knew that it was my kind of spa when I walked […]

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