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Easy Peasy – Gardening 101

Aside from increasing your sense of well-being, keeping a garden can also improve your health by providing you with fresher, uncontaminated food, and the kind of nutrient-dense food that is simply unavailable in your grocery store. It will also help you reduce your grocery bill – gotta love that! And don’t worry, you don’t need vast amounts of space either, …

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How to Shop at a Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Markets are everywhere now, and they are one of the best places to buy local and organic produce. You can search this amazing site to find one near you. Here are some fool-proof tips on making the most of your local farmer’s market: As with any grocery shopping – eat before you shop. This is a tough one at …

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5 Things to Help You get the Sleep You Need

Getting enough sleep, especially if you suffer from autoimmune disease, is like a cruel joke. We are ex-haus-ted, but often suffer from insomnia as well. Here are some tips to help achieve that restorative sleep you crave. 5 Steps to Improving Your Sleep: 1. Turn off ALL electronics at least an hour before bed. Yep, that’s right, no computer, no …

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The Scrawny-Vegan Myth De-bunked

I’m a promoter of what is referred to as “intuitive nourishment”. This is a way of eating that is dictated by what keeps your individual body in tip-top condition. It might include animal products, or it might not, but it ALWAYS includes lots of real wholesome foods from the earth. For me, veganism saved my life, it gave my body …

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Detox Your Home for Better Health

Save your health and the planet, all while saving money! You might wonder if it possible to keep your home clean without the help of powerful cleaning agents like Windex, Clorox, and Lysol. The fact is, natural, non-toxic cleaners did a wonderful job for centuries without the help of harsh chemicals, which we now know, have serious health and environmental …

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Morning Cup of “Mo”

Let’s start the day off right with some seriously tasty nutrition. Try this in place of your morning coffee; your body will be thanking you after this boost of nutrition. Morning Cup of “Mo”: 1 cup plain almond milk 1 Chai Spice tea bag (optional) 1 heaping Tbsp. Blackstrap Molasses dash of cinnamon (optional) Gently heat almond milk in a …

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Home-Made Healing Salve

Autoimmune disease often comes with a whole host of skin issues… check out this homemade healing salve that soothes away itchy rashes associated with eczema, psoriasis and even hives.     In a blender combine equal parts (1-2 tablespoons) of the following: turmeric chopped (fresh is best) aloe vera (fresh if available) coconut oil lemon juice add ½ -1 teaspoon …

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The Fixer Elixer

This is a tried and true MAGICAL HEALING ELIXIR. Whether you are dealing with a case of the sniffles, full-blown flu or anything in between, this DIY remedy will knock out anything that is ailing you and leave your immune system in tip-top fighting shape. Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh turmeric, roughly chopped (this can temporarily stain your fingers, so if …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Shelly Labovitz

Shelly is one of those people who you might suspect simply has more hours in the day than the rest of us because she manages to accomplish so much!  In fact, I would even be tempted to say, that alone, is her “superpower”, but her true Super-Hero strength is her endless compassion and tireless efforts for humans and animals alike. Earning her …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Val Hughes VanRheen

When I first met Val, it was impossible not to notice her contagious smile and carefree attitude, she is pure sunshine! It wasn’t until after we got deeper into our friendship that I learned that Val hasn’t always had the luxury of being so buoyant. In fact, just a few years ago, Val was struggling big-time with an autoimmune disease …