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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

Five Types of Yoga and the Benefits of Each

Posted on August 6th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Year after year, people flock to yoga as part of their regular routine. Yoga offers a plethora of benefits, from improved moods and relieving stress to sharpening focus and relieving pain from rheumatoid arthritis. As with traditional exercise, it can be practiced through a variety of methods. Here’s a look [...]

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Chances are, you have access to farm fresh eggs. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, farmers markets, roadside stands, or local farms, many people are getting this breakfast staple straight from the producer. But are eggs really better this way, or is it a lot of hype? Farm Fresh or Bust A [...]

Natural Bug Repellent and Other Nontoxic Ways to Stay Bite-Free

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Outdoor activities in the summer bring you closer to nature, but also to mosquitoes, ticks, and other hungry insects. Sprays are often the best way to deter bug bites, but you may be concerned about exposing your children to harsh chemicals. Luckily, natural bug repellent comprises a number of easy [...]

Creating Healthy Habits with Toddlers

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Kristin Lesney-Ruiz, Our Ordinary Life Now that our toddler is getting older she’s practically running the show. Everything is about independence and she thinks she can do it all herself! It’s important that we as parents allow her to grow and experience things on her own. Allowing our toddler to learn new things and [...]

Five Best Drinks to Hydrate Naturally

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Not drinking enough water before an intense exercise session like yoga (especially hot yoga) can put you on the path to dehydration. Staying hydrated is important any time of the day, but even more so when working out. Drinking plenty of fluids can increase your endurance throughout your session, but [...]

Four Unhealthy Foods to Stay Away from this Summer

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Summer means outdoor barbecues, backyard parties, picnics—and the temptations of fatty foods. Not only can these treats ruin your diet, but they often have terrible consequences for your health. Here are five unhealthy foods to avoid this summer. Hot Dogs They’re a staple of every cookout, but hot dogs are [...]

Understanding Natural Toothpaste Labels

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Posted by Kelly Stapleton, guest blogger Reading food labels is a necessary routine for the conscious consumer. You’ve probably even looked at toothpaste labels and found a few recognizable ingredients in conventional brands. However, you’ll also see a long list of components that may or may not be helpful to keep your teeth healthy. Although the [...]

5 Natural Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

Posted on July 27th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger When my baby was in pain from teething, I was ready to do just about anything to help. However, I wanted to stay away from commercial teething products that could be laden with chemicals. Instead, I tried some medicine-free alternatives for my teething baby, including the five listed below. Gum [...]

Six Recipes to Kick Start a Clean Eating Diet

Posted on July 26th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Clean eating is a lifestyle. Several years ago, I decided to keep things simple and focus on enjoying whole, natural foods. This meant that overly processed foods, like microwave meals and frozen veggie burgers, were off the menu. Instead I focus on cooking from scratch with nutritious, single ingredients [...]