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9 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Good news: not all foods have been genetically modified. In fact, few have! Let’s take a look at the most common genetically modified foods (GMOs) so you can shop smartly. GMOs have been a hot-button issue in recent years. Let’s go back to basics really quickly… What is a GMO? GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” They’re created by taking a gene for…

Super Simple Homemade Produce Wash Recipe

This homemade produce wash recipe is a simple way to remove dirt, wax, and pesticide residue from fresh produce. Plus, it helps extends freshness and shelf-life of fruits and vegetables! In a perfect world, we’d all buy organic all the time… Or I suppose in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to… would we? Anywho, the reality of the situation…

9 Must-Have Supplements for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Stock your natural medicine cabinet with these 9 must-have supplements to remedy colds, tummy aches, sleeplessness, and so much more! Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb in collaboration with Nature’s Way though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY work with companies whose products I genuinely trust and believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that…

Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Mint Fat Bombs

Not only do these super yummy Matcha Mint Fat Bombs give your metabolism a much appreciated boost, but they’re also jam-packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants, help keep blood sugar levels balanced, and keep you feeling full! Let’s be real: whose metabolism couldn’t use a little boost? Especially when it’s just sooooo darn yummy to do! No really, these Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Mint Fat…

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Improve Digestion

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural remedy for heartburn and indigestion. Let’s take a closer look at why this simple remedy works, and how you can use apple cider vinegar to naturally get rid of heartburn, reduce belly bloat and gas, and generally improve digestion. Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a heavy…

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Kids’ Sugar Intake

Kids these days eat WAY too much sugar — 19 teaspoons of added sugar a day on average! Not only does this negatively affect little moods and attention spans (hello, temper tantrums and not following directions), but kids’ physical health as well. Not to worry — you can easily reduce kid’s sugar intake with just these five simple tips. NOTE: This…

8 Proven Health Benefits of Chocolate (best news ever!)

Best news ever: chocolate absolutely IS healthy! Let’s take a look at the many proven health benefits of chocolate + how to choose the healthiest chocolates… Chocolate’s picked up a pretty bad reputation over the years. Because while cacao — the star ingredient in chocolate — has almost twice the antioxidants as red wine and triple the antioxidants of green tea, most…

Pineapple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

So about these Pineapple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps… 1) They’re super yummy. I mean pineapple and cashews!? Garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame oil!? 2) Since they take just about 15 minutes total to whip up, they’ll leave you with a lot of free time after dinner. So plan accordingly. I don’t want you wandering around your kitchen wondering what to…

The Health Benefits of Raw Honey (Why you should make the switch!)

Wondering about the difference between regular ol’ honey and “raw honey”? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of raw honey and why you should make the switch! “‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment…

5 Must-Know Facts About Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful medicinal spice with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. But there are some key facts to know to really get all of the health benefits you’re after! Let’s take a closer look at some must-know facts about turmeric… Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY…

How Sea Salt & Lemon Can Help You Hydrate Better

Electrolytes are just as important as water when it comes to keeping your body properly hydrated. But no need to buy sugary sports drinks — lemon and a pinch of sea salt provide natural electrolytes to help you hydrate better! It seems like “Drink more water!” is the solution to just about everything from acne to a stubbed toe these…