Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Ruining Your Metabolism? 7 Signs You’re Making This Common Mistake


Is your healthy lifestyle ruining your metabolism? 7 Signs you're making this common mistake |

Did you know that trying to be healthy can actually end up harming your metabolism instead of helping it?

It sounds crazy, but it’s a very common mistake that too many people (myself included) have made.

When you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s very, very easy to get caught in the trap of stressing about every little detail and feeling like you have to do everything perfectly.

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12 Immune Boosting Foods You Already Have In Your Kitchen

12 immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen |

When we think of immune boosting foods, often some of the first things that come to mind are the exotic superfoods that are praised for their amazing healing properties.

We tend to think that if a food comes from a faraway place, or it it has an exotic-sounding name that’s hard to pronounce that it somehow has more nutrients or more beneficial properties than the “normal” foods do.

The superfoods that we sometimes forget about, though, are the more common ones that are just as good, especially since there are many different foods that all share the same types of nutrients and healing properties. So, if you’re looking for something high in antioxidants, for example, you don’t necessarily have to have an exotic berry from a faraway tropical island. The berries you could grow in your own backyard can be just as helpful.

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15 Tips for a Brighter Mood This Winter


15 tips for a brighter mood this winter |

Of the four seasons, winter is definitely my least favorite. The month of December usually goes by pretty quickly with all of the holiday activities, but the rest of the winter always seems to last forever with the frigid temperatures, dingy snow piles, and dark, dreary days.

By the time spring finally comes around, I’m always thoroughly tired of constantly shivering, and I’m craving sunlight and warmth. If you live anywhere where the winter season is cold and dark, you probably know exactly what I mean.

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How to Reduce Eye Strain Naturally

How to reduce eye strain naturally |


Whether it’s from staring at a computer screen at work or from staying up till three in the morning to finish reading a book, most of us have experienced the feeling of having tired eyes at some point or another. If we over-use our eyes too much on a regular basis, though, eventually we can start to develop chronic eye strain.

One of the best things we can do to reduce eye strain and improve our overall health would be to spend less time staring at screens and more time doing things like taking a walk out in nature . . . but let’s be honest with ourselves. No matter how much we might make it a goal to spend less time online, we’re probably all still going to be spending a significant amount of time checking email or Facebook, or browsing the internet, or even reading a book on an electronic device.

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The Common Health Mistake You’re Probably Making

The common health mistake you might be making |


A lot of times, we tend to think of health in terms of right and wrong. Of black and white. Eat this food. Don’t eat that one. Take this supplement. Do this exercise, etc.

And the more we try to follow all of those “rules” to the letter, the more confusing it seems to get. The more you start reading and learning about the topic of natural health, the more you realize how many different opinions there are and how often those opinions seem to contradict one another.

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How to Use Soap Nuts as a Natural Laundry Detergent Alternative


How to use soap nuts as a natural laundry detergent alternative |

When I first heard about using soap nuts as a laundry detergent alternative, I liked the idea of using something that was natural and simple . . . but I was also pretty skeptical that they would actually work.

When I tried them, though, I was pleasantly surprised by how well they cleaned my clothes. They worked just as well as any homemade or store bought natural laundry detergents I had tried, only they’re even easier to use and much cheaper too.

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Why You Should Try Aqua Aerobics


Why you should try aqua aerobics |

Today I’m happy to share with you a guest post written by Kaitlin Gardener from An Apple Per Day! In this post, Kaitlin talks about an important aspect of natural health – finding simple activities that give our bodies the exercise we need and that we actually enjoy doing. 

Why You Should Try Aqua Aerobics

My friend Amy was complaining the other day about how complicated the machines were at the gym. She wanted to exercise, but longed for something simpler – something that was more natural. I had just the answer, and told her to meet me at our community pool, so I could introduce her to aqua aerobics.

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