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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

How to Strengthen Your Core with Yoga

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I’ve been a closet yogi for years. From instructional DVDs to exercise games on Nintendo Wii, I like to pose with the best at-home yoga masters. But then I hit a plateau in my progression and realized the best way to learn how to strengthen your core is to […]

The Best Foods for Oral Health

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger A healthy diet reaps many benefits, including excellent oral health. Often the nuisance of dealing with a cavity or two is enough to encourage kids and adults to avoid sticky, sugary sweets that cling to and eat away at strong teeth. Instead, choose healthy foods rich in calcium […]

Sweet Potato Recipe: A Healthy Dessert Alternative

Posted on September 18th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger People are taking better care of themselves more than ever. Regular exercise and clean eating provide a solid foundation for a happy and healthy life. But if you’re like me, and you have a bit of a sweet tooth, sometimes maintaining those good eating habits is easier said than […]

Benefits of Yoga for Athletes in Four Sports

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger The benefits of yoga are well known. The ancient practice aims to revitalize the mind, body, and soul and features many disciplines, from Raja to Hatha. Physically, it appeals to athletes because it can be used to promote everything from flexibility to stress relief. Yoga for Running One of the […]

How to Make Almond Butter at Home

Posted on September 12th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Homemade almond butter is a regular in my household. I like to slather it on rice cakes, mix it up in smoothies and use it make ants on a log for my son. It’s pretty incredible – and surprisingly easy to make. You only need a food processor, some high-quality […]

Three Reasons Organic Food Delivery Rocks

Posted on September 11th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Like most people, I hate going to the grocery store. I’d rather do just about anything than fight for parking, deal with annoying crowds, and wait in long lines. Plus, the whole process takes at least a few hours in my town, between driving there, shopping, waiting in line, and […]

Bedtime Yoga: Poses from a Professional to Include in Your Nightly Routine

Posted on September 10th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbom, guest blogger Taking a few extra minutes before bed to practice some basic yoga poses will ease your mind and body into a more restful state. I recently spoke with Iyengar-certified yoga instructor Deborah Baker of Park Hill Yoga in Denver, CO, who shared the following advice for soothing bedtime yoga […]

Vegan Dessert: Raw Coconut Chocolate Bites Recipe

Posted on September 9th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger When your sweet tooth starts to ache, reach for something that looks sinful but secretly packed with healthy ingredients. I adore making individual-serving desserts to keep my calorie count in check. These chocolate bites are both gluten free and vegan. As a bonus, they easily tuck into a lunchbox […]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Posted on September 9th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger There’s a lot of buzz about seasonal farm-fresh foods, and there’s no reason your baby should miss out on the experience. The next time you’re at the grocery store and tempted to grab prepackaged baby food, consider a detour to the produce section or local farmers’ market to pick up […]