Why These 6 Foods Make You Look and Feel 10 Years Older

The skin is a mirror that reflects everything going on behind the scenes, inside our bodies. And so the same foods that have us feeling a decade older make us look it as well.  What if the key to slowing the signs of aging isn’t in some fancy new French serum or laser treatment but on your dinner plate? Well…

How to Use Essential Oils on Your Skin: 3 Must-Know Rules

Certain essential oils work wonders for the skin — helping to prevent breakouts, slow the signs of aging, increase elasticity, and so much more! But essential oils are powerful and need to be used properly. Learn the rules for how to use essential oils on your skin so you can safely enjoy all the benefits! So you want to add essential…

10 Small Diet Tweaks with a BIG Impact on Your Health

These 10 small diet tweaks have a BIG impact on your health by helping to decrease inflammation, boost metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, and so much more! We hear time and again that healthy eating (and living, for that matter) is a lifestyle. But a lifestyle shift doesn’t just happen with the snap of your fingers. And where to even begin?…

DIY All-Natural Holiday Classics Sugar Scrub Trio

This DIY All-Natural Holiday Classics Sugar Scrub Trio makes for the perfect homemade holiday gift! They smell delicious and leave skin silky smooth. Plus, they’re SO simple to make and always a crowd-pleaser! Oh my goodness. The holidays have really crept up on me on faster than an avocado goes bad. Now if you’re feeling me on this, chances are…

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Snowballs (a.k.a. No-Bake Coconut Macaroons)

These Chocolate-Covered Snowballs are as healthy as they are simple to make and delicious! Perfect for bringing to parties or enjoying at home by the fire with a mug of cocoa. I’m still not quite used to these 60º winter days. Since moving to San Jose from Philadelphia, “winter” just doesn’t quite feel the same. And I’m not exactly complaining —…

Healthy Holidays Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Season

The holidays may be merry and bright… but definitely come with some added stress and lots of unhealthy indulgences. This Healthy Holidays Survival Guide has everything you need to maintain your health while enjoying the best of this special season! The holiday season is filled with fun parties, family, friends, traditions, and… lots of sugar, alcohol, and stress too! In…

DIY All-Natural Intense Hydration Hair Mask for Soft, Healthy Locks

This DIY All-Natural Intense Hydration Hair Mask is your prescription for naturally soft, healthy, begging-to-be-touched hair! This post is sponsored by Cocavo though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Cocavo’s unqiue oil blend is a new staple in my pantry… OK and my beauty routine, too!…  and I’m so excited to partner with such an awesome company! Thank you…

DIY All-Natural Gingerbread Sugar Scrub (such a simple homemade gift!)

This DIY All-Natural Gingerbread Sugar Scrub leaves skin silky smooth and is so simple to make. It’s a great homemade holiday gift option! Everyone loves a homemade gift. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret: sugar scrubs are the easiest of easy homemade gift options. Yes, even you non-DIYers can whip up a delicious smelling, ultra…

Festive Herbed Cranberry & Pear Agua Fresca (perfect for holiday gatherings!)

This Herbed Cranberry & Pear Agua Fresca is delicious and festive yet healthy and refreshing drink to serve up this holiday season as a mocktail or spiked with some vodka. Cheers! Drop the eggnog. This agua fresca is perfect for your next holiday gathering. It’s refreshing and healthy yet bursting with festive flavors that scream “It’s the holiday season!” ♬♪ So…

Protein-Packed Spiced Apple Pie à la Mode Smoothie

This Protein-Packed Spiced Apple Pie à la Mode Smoothie brings all the fall flavor without the unhealthy blood sugar spike and crash that accompanies a slice of pie. Go on and indulge! I want to be clear right now that yes, this is a healthy recipe. But it’s also DECADENT. The perfect type of recipe for when a craving kicks in….

Introducing: Body Unburdened Beauty Blends!

Well the day has come for me to officially announce something that I’ve dreamed about for years now. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Body Unburdened Beauty Blends — blended and bottled by yours truly. They’re finally here! When I first started this blog over 5 years ago now, I had absolutely no idea where it would take…

Happy Gut Bean-Free Chili With Bone Broth (Paleo & Low-Carb)

This Happy Gut Bean-Free Chili With Bone Broth is as yummy as it is nourishing to the digestive system. Not only is it free from difficult-to-digest beans and includes flavorful bone broth, but it’s also so simple to make! Note: this post is sponsored by Pacific Foods though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Pacific Foods products…

Simple & Spiced Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes are as quick and easy to whip up as they are delicious! I’m not going to even try and play it cool and pretend I’m not all about pumpkin spice season. Oh yes, it’s a whole season, haven’t you heard? Formerly known as “fall” or “autumn.” I mean, I practically sprinkle pumpkin spice in…

So What’s The Deal With Collagen? What Is It & Is It Worth The Hype?

There’s been A LOT of talk about collagen in recent years, with new collagen-containing products popping up left and right. So you may be wondering: what is collagen and are the health benefits worth all the hype? (Spoiler: yes!) You may have noticed that collagen products are just about everywhere these days. And its collagen content is one of the biggest reasons why bone…

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Not only is this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding recipe filled with delicious fall flavor, it’s also loaded with antioxidants and fiber, and is gluten- and dairy-free. Go ahead and indulge! I did something good. Something really really good. So good it caught me by surprise. Like when a dog toots and scares itself because it’s not quite sure where it…

8 Natural Anti-Aging Skincare Products That Mean BUSINESS!

Looking for safe but effective natural anti-aging skincare products — to slow the signs of aging without any unhealthy chemicals? Well my friend, you CAN have it all! These natural anti-aging products contain powerful active ingredients that have been well-studied for their effectiveness. No crossing your fingers and hoping! Aging. It happens to the best of us… Unless you’re Benjamin…

How To Grow Your Own Kombucha SCOBY in 10 Steps

Want to brew your own kombucha at home? Well you’re going to need a SCOBY to get started! But don’t worry… it’s simple. Learn how to grow your own kombucha SCOBY in just 10 steps. Behind every great batch of kombucha, there’s a great SCOBY. One very healthy “Mother.” A symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Yep, basically just a…

MAJOR Metabolism Boosting Matcha Latte (this recipe means business!)

Not only does this metabolism boosting matcha latte provide you with a burst of energy and mega dose of antioxidants, it revs up your metabolism and keeps blood sugar levels steady! Looking to give your metabolism a little kick in the boo-tay? Or your bod a mega dose of free-radical-fighting, anti-aging antioxidants? And to stabilize blood sugar levels for all…

Super Relaxing Detox Bath Recipe

Unwind and do your body good with this relaxing detox bath recipe! It’s a simple way to rev up your body’s detox pathways while letting stress melt away. Wouldn’t it be great if something as pleasurable as a nice, long soak in the tub could also be healthy? Well have I got news for you: it absolutely is with a…

6 Essentials for Making Healthy, Delicious Meals in a Pinch

Need to get dinner on the table ASAP after a long day at work? Making quick, healthy, delicious meals is easy when you have these 6 essentials on hand! This post is sponsored by Taylor Farms but all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I am SO excited to be working with this amazing company — their salad and…

Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Nature’s Sunscreen?

Have you heard that red raspberry seed oil can naturally protect the skin from UV damage? That it’s an all-natural, single-ingredient sunscreen? Let’s take a closer look at this antioxidant-packed oil and whether or not the rumors are true… Move it on over, hemp and chia. There’s a new seed on the block: red raspberry seed. I admit that I…