Delicious Summer Beverages – Hold the Processed Sugar

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Someone recently told me that June is National Fruits and Vegetables month! And with the abundance of these food items in our stores and at our farmers markets, we can create some delicious, thirst quenching summer beverages without the use of sugar. And these can certainly carry into July and August!

I’m always on the quest for creative drinks that everyone loves (including me) and that are so much healthier. This week, I’m listing a few of my favorites along with ...

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Eight Awesome Anti-Aging Tips for Summer

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One – Eat Well

Olive oil, yogurt, fish, chocolate, nuts, red wine and blueberries. These foods, many or which are part of the Mediterranean diet, all offer heart health benefits along with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Click here to read my blog post on the Mediterranean diet.

Two – Dry Brush

  • Helps stimulate the lymphatic system, ridding the body of toxins
  • Increases blood flow and circulation, creating firmer skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite
  • Helps exfoliate dead skin cells, thus ...
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Be Aware – The Dirty Dozen

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For the fifth year in a row, apples have topped the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) list of The Dirty Dozen. The Dirty Dozen refers to the list of fresh fruits and vegetables that are likely to contain the most pesticides.

I rinse all of my fresh fruits and vegetables before I eat or cook with them, especially those with skins you are intended to eat. I pay close attention to the EWG’s annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, ...

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Non Toxic Insect Repellents to the Rescue!

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Caroline, this one’s for you! Summertime and the living is easy, except when the flies, gnats and mosquitoes join the party. I can’t tell you how many toxic sprays and creams I covered myself with many years ago without knowing the chemical dangers. The most well-known chemical in insect repellents is DEET. Did you know that it melts plastic and fishing line? Of course it’s effective and insects are smart enough to stay away, but do we want to be ...

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