Don’t be fooled…

  The “tsssss” sound of twisting that cap off a soda bottle, the sweet taste and fizzy feeling…it’s an addiction to many.  I know quite a few people who are trying to kick the nasty habit of drinking diet soda, I’m hoping some of this information will help!   Here are some of the dangers, diseases, and side…

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Say No to GMO

This post sat in my “draft” folder for months…how do you sum up the dangers in GMOs?!  You could literally write a book on the subject!  Here are some great excerpts from articles, websites, etc. that give you the basic run-down.  GM foods or GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are created by taking the genetic material…

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Chance, Reason & Fate…

I am a firm believer that I am the driver of my destiny…but I also believe that things happen for a reason and people come into your life to open your eyes, create change, or serve a purpose.  It took me being sick for years to realize that I needed to slow down and make some changes…

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Would you like some painkillers with that?

Ok, so as most of you already know, I avoid dairy like the plague.  For one, after much research, I have learned how horribly the cows are treated and the pain they endure just so that we can get a cold glass of milk.  Reason #2 – dairy caused a lot of health issues for…

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Nettle me this…

Until this week, I had no idea the torture that allergy sufferers go through.  I’ve seen the commercials and know people who suffer from allergies, but now I completely sympathize with them.  I woke up with watery, somewhat swollen eyes, sneezing fits like no other, and a runny, stuffy nose.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t had a cold…

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Spring Cleaning

 I remember my first job (working as a kennel attendant in an animal hospital) and I handled MANY chemicals unknowingly.  I’d break out in rashes, felt light-headed, nauseous and could never figure out why.  We’re trained to equate clean with smelling clean…strong scents and a sparkle finish.  The cleaning products on the market might clean…

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A stop along the way…

A few years ago we stopped at this cute little place in the small town of Sisters, OR….Angeline’s Bakery and Cafe.  We were with family on our way to Salem and decided to grab a snack.  Everything looked AMAZING, but there were very few options for a gluten-free vegan.  In all honesty, we just chalked it…

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Cold & Flu Remedies

Oh, how I remember the days of Nyquil, Theraflu, and Halls cough drops.  Not only did they taste horrible, but they often times didn’t even help.  As soon as winter would hit, I’d stock up on cold medications with the hopes that I would beat the inevitable in its tracks.  Little did I know that the weather has nothing to…

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Alternate Route

Imagine for a moment, if you will, that all of those ads for painkillers (such as Excedrin, Motrin, Tylenol, etc.) were replaced with pictures or commercials for leafy greens, herbs, or even essential oils.  Everyone knows that vegetables are good for you, but not to what extent.  Did you know that spinach, swiss chard, and kale contain magnesium…

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