10 health and beauty benefits of almond oil

10 health and beauty benefits of almond oil

Last weekend, my friend Karen and I were raving about how much we love coconut oil (because that is what health obsessed people talk about, right?).  During our conversation, she asked for my thoughts on almond oil, and I thought that would make great material for a post. (Thanks for the inspiration, Karen!) I’ll get right down to it and let you know that I am definitely a fan of almond oil.  It has many amazing health and beauty benefits, and like coconut oil, it is extremely versatile and can be used externally or taken...

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8 healthy habits you should start today

8 healthy habits you should start today

I’ve never been much into using a journal to write about my day-to-day life (that’s partly why I blog).  However, I do keep a gratitude journal (though not as consistently as I should), and I also like to keep a health journal (not to be confused with a food log). My health journal is just a place where I record my health and fitness goals, new supplements that I want to try, and where I make note of some of my “healthy habits” to make sure that I stay on track.  When I am diligent about practicing certain actions, I...

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5 reasons to unplug from your electronic devices

5 reasons to unplug from your electronic devices

I’m going to sound like a little old lady today, but I remember a time when I couldn’t be reached 24/7, when I didn’t see constant updates about the health condition of my former Kindergarten classmate’s cat, and when I didn’t receive breaking news on the relationship status of a girl who I maybe sat near once in a study hall a decade ago. Yep. Somehow I muddled through and lived to talk about it. Believe it or not, the memories that I have of my childhood (where owning a monster-sized computer that only allowed...

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Current healthy favorites

Current healthy favorites

  La Croix Sparkling Water This water is just perfect for the times when I want to drink something carbonated, and it is a much healthier alternative to soda.  It comes in a variety of flavors.  My favorites are berry and coconut. Half Naked Popcorn I recently blogged about this popcorn, and I still eat it daily.  It is air-popped, GMO-free, and makes for a convenient fiber-filled snack. Kombucha Since women are not advised to drink kombucha while pregnant, it had been a long while since I bought it, but I have been making up for...

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8 veggies to add to your smoothies & a giveaway!

8 veggies to add to your smoothies & a giveaway!

For the most part, I am pretty good about making sure that I eat enough vegetables.  I truly love salads and snacking on things like cucumbers and sliced bell peppers, so it isn’t all that hard for me. There are those rare days, however, when I fall a few servings short of the recommended daily amount (mostly when I am on vacation or eating meals outside of the home). Part of the reason why I love smoothies so much is that they make it really easy to work in those veggies.  You may even be surprised at how many vegetables can be hidden...

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Book Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Book Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Even though she’s always appeared to be in killer shape, I never really thought of Cameron Diaz as the health-conscious type.  Maybe it’s because of her fun, care-free image or the fact that her character claimed to love eating meats on sticks in There’s Something About Mary, but whatever the case, I always assumed that she ate lots of junk food, was naturally thin, and only worked out when she had a movie role that called for her to be in shape. After seeing Cameron on a few television interviews promoting The Body Book:...

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