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Healing Anti-Inflammatory Elixir

I’m so excited to share with you this sweet and delicious GOLDEN MILK elixir featuring TURMERIC as the star ingredient.  I’ll be honest and tell you that I’ve never been a fan of the taste of turmeric (or so I thought), even though I know that it’s one of the best health superfoods that’s so amazingly healthy, especially for it’s anti-inflammatory properties.  That was because I don’t like curry, which includes turmeric as one of the main ingredients. But thankfully, golden milk has changed my opinion of the taste of turmeric! Golden milk is an Ayurvedic healing tea that’s been used for many years as
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Best Kale Chips Ever!

Have you tried kale chips yet?  If not, what have you ben waiting for?  I am proud to say that my spicy kale chips have won over even the most hardcore kale skeptics based on their taste. I dare you to serve these at your next gathering without converting a few friends into kale chip lovers :). Since kale chips have been becoming more popular, they’re popping up in stores all over the place.  While I was doing research for this post, I took a look at some of those fancy kale chips sold at health food stores.  They have
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Are Your Beauty Products Messing with Your Hormones?

Hello Radiant Beauties! Did you know that endocrine disrupting chemicals are pretty common in skin and beauty products these days?  Probably.  But do you know what endocrine disruptors are?  Maybe you’ve heard the term but not really sure what it means or what products these bad boys are in, and how to avoid them. Well you’re in luck my friends.  I’m here to help demystify!  Endocrine disrupting or hormone disruptive chemicals are sneaky little guys that lurk in many beauty and household products.  Because they are similar in structure to our hormones,  they can mess with the natural functions of our hormones
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Guilt Free Chocolate Mocha Smoothie

Are you addicted to chocolate, but want to stay away from the sugary processed kind of chocolate that you know is not good for you? What about coffee?  Another common addiction that I’ll admit I share. I love coffee.  For me it’s not so much the caffeine, but the taste.  And there’s just something about the feeling of a nice warm cup of coffee that makes me happy.  Am I right? I’ve been experimenting with replacements for my morning coffee, some that taste like coffee, others not so much (but still awesome!).  The best “substitute” I’ve found (although there is no
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Sexy White Smile, DIY Style

Lets talk about your toothpaste. Have you ever read the caution on the back of the toothpaste tube. Here’s what mine says: “CAUTION: Do not swallow. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE. If more than used for brushing is accidently swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Centre right away.” Yikes! Why subject yourself and your family to that when you can make your own toothpaste in minutes with simple ingredients.  And you probably already have some of them in your kitchen.  This DIY version is super effective, and can even help whiten your
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Love and Chocolate

Happy Love Day Friends! Whatever you feel about Valentine’s Day, and whatever your relationship status is, remember that loving yourself is the secret to more love and happiness in all areas of your life.  So take some time this weekend to love and appreciate yourself first, then be sure to let all the loves in your life know how much you appreciate them too!  But don’t limit that to Valentine’s Day.  It’s the small acts of thoughtfulness, appreciation and gratitude that make all the difference. So make it a priority to let your partner know what they mean to you each and
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15 Clean Eating Staples and Superfoods

So now that you know the basics of Clean Eating, I’m excited to share with you some of my favourite foods to add to your shopping list, with lots of amazing superfoods!  I know that you will end up incorporating many of these into your daily routine because they taste great and make you feel even better! Almond Milk Make sure to get unsweetened, and read the ingredients to make sure there’s no other added sweeteners.  Watch out for carrageenan, which can cause gastrointestinal inflammation.  Use in your smoothies and detox breakfast cereal. Goji Beries Super high in antioxidants, goji
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Clean Eating Guide Part 1

It seems like everyone is doing some sort of detox these days.  I don’t believe in many of those crazy fad detox diets out there.  This plan is all about totally clean eating for two to three weeks.  Two full weeks is required in order to rid your body of built up toxins, so you can get a real feel for what it’s like to eat clean.  And if you’re feeling hard core and want a deeper detox, go for three weeks, or even better yet, go vegan for the two or three weeks! I like to do this once a
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Skin Detox Tips and DIY Face Mask

Thanks so much for all of your positive feedback on my last detox post!  So many of you were interested in learning more about detoxing through the skin, so I’m happy to share with you! First of all, a bit of background on the different channels of elimination in your body.  There are 7 channels in total.  I can provide more info on each of these in upcoming blog posts if you’re interested.  Let me know in the comments! Colon Lungs Liver Kidneys Blood Lymphatic System Skin Before we get into how the skin eliminates toxins, I feel the need
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Delicious Dairy Free Pesto

I love taking regular recipes and healthifying them.  I don’t think that’s a real word, but you get the idea. It’s so satisfying when you can use healthier ingredients and have it taste even better than the original!   Pesto is something I love because it’s so versatile and easy to make.  You can have it on pasta (gluten free of course), as a dip with veggies or crackers, or on salmon.  Although it’s not too unhealthy in the first place, if you want to forgo the cheese without compromising on the taste, you may think you don’t have any
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