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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

Lunch Meat Wraps

Many of us are used to sandwiches for lunch, but when you go low carb or are trying to avoid gluten and/or grains, sandwiches may no longer be a lunch option.  However, you can enjoy lunch meat wraps.  You just need to be sure to use high-quality meat (preferably organic, pastured, uncured… if you find […]

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Chicken & Spinach Scrambled Eggs

I am a proponent of a big protein breakfast.  Eggs are always a good way to start your day and have many health benefits, but some of us need additional protein beyond two or three eggs.  Adding meat to your scrambled eggs gets you additional protein to keep you satisfied throughout the day and not […]

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Simple, Easy Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Health

There are lots of things you can do to improve your health.  Some are expensive and some are a lot of work.  *FYI – The most dramatic thing you can do for your health is change what you eat.  I know most of us are busy and on budgets, so I thought I’d share with […]

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How to Do a Detox Bath

Detox baths are simple and easy and improve your health.  Try a detox bath two to three times per week. *If you do heavy exercise, I recommend doing your detox bath on the days that you do your hardest workouts.  I try to lift heavy on Mondays and Thursdays and thus, try to take my […]

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Skillet Okra & Corn

I’m selling okra and corn at the farmer’s market right now.  I found  a way to combine both into one recipe.   INGREDIENTS: 1 Lb. Okra, remove ends and cut into ½ inch pieces 2 to 3 Ears of Corn (or 1 c. corn) 1 Medium Onion, chopped (about ½ c.) 4 Medium Tomatoes, chopped […]

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Homemade Hair Lightener

Often times when summer rolls around, I think about lightening my hair, but I have never used chemicals on my hair, so I always think about ways to use the sun and natural ingredients.  I recently came across this recipe for lightening hair that I thought I’d share.  Please keep in mind that this is […]

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles & Peppers

If you’re like me, you want to make pickles from all those summer cucumbers, but you find canning to be too much work.  This recipe allows you to easily have homemade pickles.  Because these aren’t made from canning, they won’t last as long, but you can keep them in the refrigerator for several days or […]

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Summer Cucumber Avocado Soup (or Smoothie)

Cucumbers are in season!  If you grow them, you know how abundantly they can grow.  If you don’t grow them, head to your local farmer’s market and purchase some to make this tasty soup.  Cucumbers aren’t just for salads!  Cucumbers are primarily water which is great for hydrating you during warm summer days.  The avocados […]

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Easy Homemade (and healthy!) Ice Cream Recipes – No Ice Cream Maker Needed

I love me some ice cream!  But it’s not a good idea to regularly indulge in the sugary stuff, even the better kinds.  When you are trying to eat clean and want a reasonably healthy ice cream-like substance, I suggest the following recipes.  You don’t need an ice cream maker, but these recipes are best […]

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DIY – Anti-Aging Face Treatments (Some Are Edible!)

Why spend a fortune on ant-aging face masks and other face treatments that may contain questionable ingredients, when you can make your own low cost treatments from ingredients you can find in the produce section at the market? Below are a few recipes for natural anti-aging facial treatments, including some that you can eat the […]

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