Category Archives: Health Tips

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8 Health Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion Root Tea has been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans for hundreds of years.* It is high in Vitamins A, B, C and D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc. I’ve been drinking Dandelion root tea  a couple of times a week for a little over a month now and I can already see (and feel) it’s health benefits, so I thought I’d share!

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Guest Post: The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Juicing

This awesome Guest Post is by Deborah Smikle-Davis, the founder and voice behind the fabulous site Urban Naturale. She knows a TON about juicing and so I was thrilled when she agreed to write this guest post on the subject. For those of you new to juicing, don’t be intimidated, she goes over many of the Do’s and Don’ts for first timers. She even includes some great recipes at the end for you to try! Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: What they are and How to Eat Them

If I had known years ago, that the same seeds that grew those funky looking Chia Pets were actually HEALTHY. I would have bought one!  Chia seeds are actually very good for you and come packed with vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Real Vitamin Water

When I heard that Vitamin Water didn’t…well..have much of any vitamins in it and that the public had been duped, honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It’s made by Coca-Cola. (And yes, Dasani, I’m throwing a side-eye at you too ). So I was pleasantly surprised when Scarlett Rocourt of WonderCurl joined the SB Facebook Group and shared her healthy version that she says makes her feel great. (And look great too! Have you SEEN Scarlett?) So for today’s quick tip, I thought I’d share her Real Vitamin Water recipe. Continue reading

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What Clean Eating Really Means

One of my goals this year was to stick to as much of a clean eating plan as possible. I already avoid soda and processed soft drinks and I even make my own snacks and cook most of my meals. I’ve also cut out most canned food. But I was surprised to find that I ight not be eating as clean as I thought I was. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Drink Warm Lemon Water for Better Health

There are a TON of benefits to drinking warm water and lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It aids in digestion, helps boost your immune and lymphatic systems, freshens your breath, helps clear your complexion and even aids in weight loss by tricking your tummy into thinking there’s something in there already. There’s only 3 rules: Continue reading

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DIY Insect Repellant

These days many of the bug repellants on the market are almost as harmful as the viruses that we’re trying to prevent! There have been many articles citing the dangers of DEET and metofluthrin and other questionable ingredientsThe scary thing is we’re spraying these chemicals on our skin, (the largest organ of your body) then rubbing them in!  Well here’s my DIY Insect repellant recipe, that you can spray on your skin safely, smell good and repel bugs at the same time. Continue reading