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Confessions, Regrets, and Promises: Why Fake Food is Just not Worth Eating

by Brad
fake food just isn't worth eating because it's always followed by regret

I have a confession to make. It’s a hard one to admit, but yes, sometimes I eat unhealthy things I know I shouldn’t. It’s not often, but it happens. And here’s the kicker…I regret it every time.

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Kids’ Sleep Enhanced by Omega-3s

by Craig Weatherby
omega 3s help kids get quality sleep

Evidence continues to grow that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids bring myriad benefits to children. The most recent study on this subject came from researchers behind the DHA Oxford Learning and Behaviour, conducted by researchers from Britain’s University of Oxford.

Now, more findings from the DOLAB study suggests that omega-3s from seafood or supplements could improve sleep quality in children.

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Is Your Child Sick All the Time?

by Donna Gates
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If you or your child is sick too often, it’s time to take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and learn ways to reinforce the immune system.

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Trade in Your Toxic Air Freshener for this Homemade Room Spray

by Kelli
natural homemade air freshener

Many store-bought air fresheners contain toxic chemicals, spreading them throughout your home every time you use them.

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Detoxing: Why You Might Be Doing It Wrong

by Lara Adler

While many diet detoxes are wonderful ways to reset healthy eating habits and (hopefully) pump the body full of nutrient-rich foods – and many of them are able to deliver on some of those promises – the results are often short lived. In fact, most diet detoxes actually miss the entire point.

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Tapping our Way Out of Our Addiction to Plastic Bottles

by Anna Soref
plastic water bottle dangers

When many of us were kids, there was no such term as tap water; it was simply known as water. We drank it when we were thirsty, we drank it with meals, we used it to make ice, we cooked our food with it, we made other drinks (such as iced tea) with it, and much more, without a second thought.

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Yoga as Heart Therapy

by Craig Weatherby
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People assume that yoga is healthy for body and mind … and there’s ample evidence favoring that proposition. When it comes to heart disease, yoga’s effects on stress and certain specific risk factors suggest that it should be helpful.

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Remove Stains and Freshen Your Carpet with Natural Items Found in Your Cupboards

by Kelli
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Instead of using harsh commercial shampoos, consider making your own greener carpet cleaner. These are few great ways to remove stains, clean and deodorize your carpet for some of the common problems we all face at one time or another.

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Avoid the Toxic Effects of Mold and Mildew with These Green Cleaning Secrets

by Kelli
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If you’ve ever had mold or mildew you know how unsightly it is. But, did you know it also has detrimental effects on your health? If you choose to do the cleanup yourself, you have a few “green” options. You probably have some of these products in your cupboards already.

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Got Magnesium? Why Kids Need This Key Mineral

by Anna Soref
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A deeper look into bone development is revealing that the mineral magnesium may be just as important, and quite possible more so, than calcium.

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How to Make Your Own Green Laundry Soap Easily with Just 5 Ingredients

by Kelli
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“I didn’t know laundry soaps include toxins,” you say. Yes, they do. A few of which are: phenols, phosphates and artificial fragrances.

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Doubting My Way through Dogma in Search of the One True Way to Eat Healthy

by Brad
thinking my way to the right way to eat

The most intelligently designed academic study can only tell us what’s right for the people in that study, or the average person, and I’ve yet to meet the average person.

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Bug Sprays and Repellents the Natural Way

by Anna Soref
natural mosquito repellant

Along with the joys of being outdoors during these warmer summer months comes the downside of mosquito bites. While citronella lamps and candles help deter mosquitos from hanging around, bug repellent is usually mandatory in high-mosquito populations and for children.

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