Archives for November 2015

7 Flavored Extracts You Can Easily Make At Home

Not only will making your own extracts save you some money, but they will also be healthier than the traditional extracts you buy in the store. Many store-bought extracts contain the controversial ingredient, propylene glycol. Although the FDA calls this substance “generally regarded as safe,” it is in a lot of other items which may surprise you. These include paint, plastics, cosmetics and smoke and… [read more]

10 Reasons Why You Should Swish Coconut Oil In Your Mouth Every Morning

The seemingly bizarre practice of swishing oil in your mouth on a regular basis dates back over 3,000 years. Used primarily in ancient Ayurvedic medicine, this process is known as oil pulling. And oil pulling is rapidly gaining in popularity in the Western world – with everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Dr. Mercola giving it a go. While it doesn’t sound like the most appealing… [read more]

9 Toxic Foods You Should Never Feed Your Chickens + How To Grow Your Own

Keeping chickens in your backyard is not only an enjoyable pastime but also a great way to get high protein natural eggs for your family. One of the ways to ensure that your chickens stay as healthy as possible is to grow your own feed. Bagged chicken food is often loaded with things that are not so good for your chickens and often the feed… [read more]

40 Healthy Holiday Treats That Taste Surprisingly Delicious

The holiday season is the one time of year where you aren’t expected to ignore your sweet craving. And why should you have to? There are plenty of healthier treat options out there – many of them tasting just as good as their conventional counterparts. Here are some of the best options for those who want to indulge without the guilt. From skinny snickerdoodles to… [read more]

7 Powerhouse Additions to Supercharge Your Green Smoothie

Ah, you have to love a green smoothie. While Kermit the Frog claimed that “it is not easy being green,” green smoothies are the way to go if you are interested in good health. Have a read of our recent article to explore some of the incredible benefits of drinking green smoothies and to see some of the most popular recipes: 13 Reasons To Start… [read more]

36 Comforting Crock-Pot Recipes To Keep You Cozy This Winter

During cold Winter days and nights, comfort food can be the first place we turn. It warms from the inside out and makes the evenings seem less gloomy. What’s even better than comfort food? Comfort food that can be made in a crock-pot of course! Walk in the door after a hard day’s work to a delicious slow-cooked meal, or simply get all your errands… [read more]

13 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Smoothies + 10 Delicious Recipes

Despite their swamp-like appearance, green smoothies – made with a blend of various green vegetables, fruits and other ingredients – can be delicious, nutritious and filling. And, there is a myriad of science-backed reasons why we should be drinking more of them. Of course, liquid greens aren’t a replacement for whole fruits and vegetables all the time, but they can be a quick and easy… [read more]

9 Things You Are Doing Before Bed That Is Ruining Your Sleep and What You Should Do Instead

Insomnia is at epidemic proportions in America and many other countries where the push to go, go, go is driving the body into overdrive. This is not normal, this is not natural and worst of all, this is not healthy. Getting enough sleep is important for many things including overall health and wellbeing. Sleep is as essential as air to life and without enough, we… [read more]

12 Healing Herbs You Need To Grow In Your Medicinal Garden

Medicinal plants grown in your own gardens can reduce your dependence on drugs, if not completely eliminate them. But growing random herbs with medicinal properties doesn’t help. It is a common myth that all herbal preparations are safe by virtue of being natural. This is far from true. A typical example is foxglove or Digitalis purpurea. It has a positive effect on heart function, with… [read more]

17 Reasons You Need Babassu Oil In Your Life

Image Credit: CIAT @ Flickr By now you’ve almost certainly heard about the health benefits of coconut oil for hair, skin and every other aspect of your life. In fact, up until recently we were certain that it was the best of the best. It’s time to make room on the shelf next to your trusty jar of coconut oil. We may have discovered something… [read more]