8 Vegetables You Should ALWAYS Buy Organic

8 Vegetables You Should ALWAYS Buy Organic

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This is a guest post by Brea Gunn, who is a Certified Health Coach and blogs at BreaGettingFit and focuses on health and wellness. A mom of two, she is well aware of the challenges of balancing allthethings.

8 Vegetables You Should ALWAYS Buy Organic

Hi, everyone! My name is Brea, and I write over at BreaGettingFit. I’m obsessed with everything healthy, and was talking to Carly about why pesticides scare the apples out of me (see what I did there?).

So today, I wanted to share some interesting, disturbing facts with you about pesticides. Don’t worry. I’m not all doom and gloom. I’ve also included two awesome lists that you can use to help you save money at the grocery store – but I’ll get to that later.

First, pesticides. They’re bad, y’all. We’re talking man-made chemicals that are sprayed on plants and fed to animals to prevent “pests” from taking hold (or even living). So let’s think about this.

Pesticides are designed to kill. And they do a very good job at it. This is especially scary if you have kids like mine who love to eat their fruits and vegetables. Did you know that in children, pesticide exposure contributes to neurological problems (source), which impair learning, memory, and attention?

Scary, right? (more…)

4 NON-Dietary Cleanses to Detox Your Life & Enhance Your Health

4 NON-Dietary Cleanses to Detox Your Life & Enhance Your Health

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This is a guest post by Jenny from jennyedencoaching.com. Jenny is a health and Eating Psychology Coach – and this is one lady who truly understands the importance of living life intentionally. Creating good habits, recognizing and ditching bad habits is her thing! If an area that you struggle with is food (and ummmm, which of us doesn’t from time to time?) then be sure to grab her free mindful eating tips worksheet at the end of the post – and check out her blog www.jennyedencoaching.com for great advice on getting it together when it comes to how we feel about our bodies, our relationship with food, and more on-purpose-living. 

4 Non-dietary cleanses – (how to detox your life and enhance your health)

Cleanses and detoxes have been all the rage in the last 10 years. Whether it’s a post-holidays indulgence juice-cleanse or a colon detox, the idea of a cleanse or detox is to remove toxins from your body and start anew.

The problem with detoxes, however, from my perspective, is that there is often no exit plan, and when this short lived detox is complete, we are faced with a world of food choices with no compass or blueprint to guide us. In addition, cleanses and detoxes also force upon us this idea of “white knuckling” our way through our day feeling starving, deprived and unsatisfied and using willpower and sheer determination to get us through.   (more…)

If Your Gut Is Sick, You Are Sick – 5 Ways to Heal Your Gut

If Your Gut Is Sick, You Are Sick – 5 Ways to Heal Your Gut

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Gut health issues – fad or not fad?

Ten years ago, I would have told you that I thought this “gut health” fad was just that – a fad. (And I could absolutely not accept that everyone was suddenly coming down with “celiac” disease. As we advance medically, diseases should become less rampant, not more – right?)

And then my husband started having stomach aches every night and every morning. He started sleeping ALL THE TIME when he was at home. He was sort of… permanently unhappy. Not really depressed, but not himself either. He was too tired to do anything fun ever, and he was always sore all over (muscles/joints ect).

I really thought it must be stress from his job – I remember saying to him, “You can’t possibly have a stomach ache ALL THE TIME!”  Eventually, it got so bad that he went to see a doctor. (And then I believed that it must be bad.)

And he got a diagnosis of Colitis – an inflammatory bowl disease. (more…)

8 Ways to Drastically Improve Your Health FOR FREE

8 Ways to Drastically Improve Your Health FOR FREE

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It’s pretty darn hard to love life when you feel crappy

(Even if you have an otherwise great life, yes?)

So it makes perfect sense that we would take drastic steps to improve our health any way we can… including spending heaps of cash on expensive products that seem to be promising the solutions to our problems.

According to this article on abcnews.com, Americans spend TWENTY BILLION dollars per year on weight loss drugs, diet programs and surgeries. TWENTY BILLION. And that’s just the weight loss industry.That number doesn’t even take into account the money spent on things like pain management, sleep issues, digestive disorders, skin problems or any multitude of other health issues we struggle with.

The issue is that these problems are real. They aren’t in our heads. We can’t wish them away. Our health truly DOES affect the quality of our lives. So it seems justified to spend our money on the things that could offer relief from our health problems. (more…)

The Miracle Drink With AMAZING Health Benefits

The Miracle Drink With AMAZING Health Benefits

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We need to talk. We have a big problem. (The “we” here being those of us in the developed world, for the most part.)

So many of us live in a constant state of searching for health. We feel overwhelmingly tired and achy. We have brain fog and blotchy skin. We have weight issues. We shell out big cash for supplements and shakes and gyms. All to little (or no) benefit.

We feel so crappy (for lack of a better word) that it’s almost impossible for us to believe that relief could be easy.

Don’t hold the sensational title of this post against me… But let’s talk about water.  (more…)

Healthy, Gluten Free Lunch ON THE ROAD – for less than 3$

Healthy, Gluten Free Lunch ON THE ROAD – for less than 3$

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If you are struggling with “cheap but gluten free for lunch on the go”, I have the answer for you

I don’t know what to call this post to make people want to read it. Which is frustrating, because if you live a busy gluten free life (or have a husband who does) you NEED to read this. Cheap, healthy, gluten free lunch on the road is HARD. (more…)