What Are GMOs and Why You Should Care

Have you heard of GMOs? GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are organisms that have been modified in labs and inserted into plants or animals to alter genetic makeup of the living organism (that otherwise would not happen in nature or traditional crossbreeding) and to withstand a problematic condition. The most common genetically modified foods include soybeans, alfalfa, apples, canola, corn, potatoes, and wheat. Since introduced in the mid-90s, chronic disease has increased, food allergies have jumped significantly, and autoimmune disorders have grown in numbers. So why should you care? The use of GMOs promotes a higher use of pesticides. Since organisms are now genetically modified and r

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with Healthy Holiday Tips & Guilt Free Indulgences

Thanksgiving has always been a special time of the year for me. I am always grateful for all the blessings in my life and for the special people in my life. So many of us make it about the food and the real meaning of giving thanks for our loved ones usually is secondary. This year make it about family, relationships and spending the time to really enjoy the company of your friends, family and loved ones. Here are a few tips for surviving Thanksgiving without gaining weight: 1. Get in a morning workout- this will help you burn more calories and earn your food 2. Stack the plate with veggies - organic raw veggies should fill 70-80% of your plate with olive oil or avocado oil 3. Load up with t

9 Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Do you find yourself living in a world of chaos? Are you feeling the effects of stress hitting you hard? As women, we tend to want to do it all to prove we can be successful. However, taking on more can have negative effects on our emotional and physical health. Here are 9 simple ways to help ease stress in your life and promote a happier you. Create a meal schedule. By organizing a meal schedule you can invite other family members to help with meal preparation and give you time to do other things. You can make it fun for the family by assigning specialties such as Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday. Batch cook meals. Selecting a day specifically for batch cooking can help in the long run by h

Best Homemade Cough Syrup

Dealing with nasty cough and want to avoid the ugly side effects of medications? Here is a more natural and cost effective way to help relieve the cough. Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar juice of half a lemon 1/2 cup water DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Cover with a lid and shake. Take 1 teaspoon at a time as cough persists. Repeat every few hours as needed. Make sure to keep refrigerated.

10 Tips for Eating Organic While on a Budget

Many people think that eating organic is costly, having to choose between good, healthy food and paying a bill. HOWEVER, that is not necessarily the case if you plan out the food budget AND make the decision to put your health first. Here are 10 tips to help you budget better WHILE helping improve your health: Make inventory of what you already have at home and make a list of what you will need for the week. Planning a weekly budget can make it easier as you can look for the weekly sales and save you money on having to make multiple trips to the store. Research the best ways to store food as to extend life. In other words, cilantro should be stored in a cup partially filled with water and in

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