The Best Essential Oils For Motion Sickness and Nausea

Nothing ruins a trip more than motion sickness. You want to enjoy your fun, new adventure, but feelings of nausea take over and make it a miserable experience.Traditional methods of treating motion sickness involve over the counter medications, but for those of us who don’t wish to turn to pharmaceuticals, there is another option.Some essential oils are a great natural remedy [...]

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The 5 Best Essential Oils for Nightmares and Night Terrors

We’ve all experienced nightmares at one time or another. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of pure terror as you wake up in a sweat from a terrible dream. Although nightmares are usually a rare occurrence that can be quickly forgotten, for some of us, nightmares are a regular occurence. They can disrupt sleep, cause anxiety and affect mental capacity during the day. [...]

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How Much Water Should You Be Drinking Each Day?

Question: What one thing in your diet will keep your skin glowing, your organs functioning properly, your energy levels high and brain function strong? You guessed it: Water. (Did the title of the article give it away?) A few more things that water helps with: From Visual.ly How much water should I drink a day? That's a complicated question and despite w [...]

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14 Clean Eating Italian Recipes

“There's nothing more romantic than Italian food.” ~ Elisha Cuthbert The Italians are well-known for their cuisine and not just because of those fancy names that roll off the tongue but also because Italian cuisine pays so much attention to flavor. No wonder the culinary world is so obsessed with Italian foods. With Italian cuisine, there’s so much to pick f [...]

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How to Boil an Egg That Peels Off Perfectly

Image via smart-restaurants It sounds so simple: hard boil an egg. But, as easy as this sounds, believe me, I've ruined my share of good eggs while attempting to boil them. It is supposed to be pretty straight forward; Like how hard can it be? Put some eggs in a pot, add water, boil for a few minutes and you should have something edible right? Wrong! In my earl [...]

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How to Reduce Inflammation- and why that matters

When you get a cut or a scrape, the area usually swells and feels warm. That's inflammation. In the short term (like with cuts and scrapes), it's a good thing. Inflammation kills foreign invaders, like germs and bacteria, that are trying to gain access to your body. When you get sick and have a fever, that's inflammation. It's going to work for you, helping to ki [...]

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16 Clean Eating Comfort Foods

Comfort foods appeal to the eyes and the mind as much as they appeal to the taste buds. Some comfort meals evoke nostalgic memories while others make you feel more upbeat after a few bites. I love comfort food- especially on cold nights when you need to feel that delicious warmth from your favorite meals. While growing up, our comfort foods were certainly tasty but h [...]

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Simple Ways to Make Your Food Healthier

Life is better when it's simple. When it comes to eating healthier or losing weight, it can get complicated pretty quick. And the advice is all over the place: Cut out fruit. Eat more fruit. Low fat is healthier. High fat, low carb is healthier. It's enough to make your head spin. The amount of information is staggering and, even worse, a lot of it is confl [...]

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How to Butterfly Lobster Tails

Image via Food.com Ignore the fancy sounding cooking terms, to butterfly lobster tails simply means to cut open the top part of the shell in order to make visible and accessible, the lobster meat. This is necessary because the shell of the lobster is quite hard, so you need to pry it open so that the meat can cook properly. It's also aesthetically pleasing [...]

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Butter Substitutes: Easy Baking Swaps for Butter

Butter is a globally known baking and cooking ingredient; it is incredibly popular and, while it is delicious, there are some times, recipes and occasions that call for a substitute. This post will explore all those suitable alternatives that surprisingly look, behave and sometimes taste like the real thing. What is Butter? To narrow down our suitable alternatives for [...]

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Is Caffeine Good for You or Bad for You?

Coffee is a daily necessity for many of us. And that's ok. Usually. A little caffeine, from 20mg to 200mg can help us feel more alert, energetic and focused. It may even help protect our brains, have cognitive enhancing effects, and have positive effects on our memory for at least 24 hours after it's consumed. Black coffee also makes a great "pre-workout" drink. [...]

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16 Clean Eating Sandwiches with Whole Wheat Bread

I have three kids so naturally our house is a noisy, chaotic disaster most days (which I wouldn't change for the world). Quick, easy lunches are the order of the day most of the time. So, we have sandwiches- a lot! My favorite thing about sandwiches? My little monsters angels can make them themselves. Sandwiches are the go-to lunch for my kids but even they get ti [...]

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How to Cook Artichokes

Image via Therisingspoon  If you've ever walked past artichokes at the grocery store and thought "what the heck do I do with those?!?" This post is for you! If you only eat artichokes in restaurants simply because cook them seems daunting, this post is for you. The objective of today’s post is to show just how easy it is to make this unique vegetable (it’s tec [...]

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Is Fruit Really Good For You?

Short answer: Yes. Fruit is good for you. It packs a variety of vitamins and minerals that help keep your body healthy. Check out the infographic below to learn more about how fruit keeps your body healthy. Then keep reading to get the whole story. Because there is a "but" coming. As usual. From Visual.ly Fruit does a lot to keep us healthy. But. But [...]

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How to Sauté Onions

Image via idratherbeachef Don't be intimidated by the fancy sounding word, to sauté onions simply refers to cooking the onions in a pan coated with a little bit of oil or butter on very high heat in order to make them tender and brown them just a little bit in the process. Sauté is a French cooking term that means "to jump" and that's what you want to be doing when [...]

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Exercise Myths- What’s true, what’s not and what you should really eat

When it comes to losing weight, exercise is an important part of the equation. But it's only a small part of it. In fact, exercise is about 20%, the other 80%? You guessed it: The foods you eat. Ever heard the saying "you can't out run a bad diet"? This is so true. Not only will it impede your weight loss efforts, it will also impede your ability to train. [...]

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How to Clean Mushrooms

What tutorial would you love to see next? Please let me know by leaving a comment in the section below. I always look forward to reading your thoughts and feedback.  [...]

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11 Clean Eating Pasta Recipes

Viva la Pasta! Don’t you just love pasta? I know I do, and so does the fam! From ravioli to spaghetti, shells to lasagna, we love them all. And we are definitely not alone- pasta is a staple in most pantries. And, it's not just for Italian or Asian foods, pasta is a very versatile food and has been adapted by so many different cultures all over the world. [...]

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What Do Different Colored Veggies Do? Here’s How They Keep You Healthy

“Eat the Rainbow” It's silly. It's cheesy. But it's also a good reminder. We should be eating lots of different kinds and colors of veggies every day. Not only does this help diversify our gut bacteria, but different colors provide out bodies with different nutrients and antioxidants. Eating a variety of kinds and colors of vegetables helps from the inside out- [...]

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7 Clean Eating Wraps

I'm here again with more clean eating recipes; this time around it's all about clean eating wrap recipes. Why wraps? I chose to write about wraps today as a result of a discussion/borderline argument I had with a good friend of mine. In her opinion, wraps should only ever be made with tortillas. If it's not a tortilla, she's not interested. I, on the other hand [...]

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