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Two Saturdays ago, I took a goat yoga class with my boyfriend and old co-worker, Marianne at Hat Trick Ranch. I first heard about goat yoga on Facebook, from a farm in Oregon. It looked like something I’d love to try, but Oregon was slightly out of my reach, and there was a huge wait list.
When I found out there was goat yoga near my town, I knew I had to sign up right away!
This herb is known for providing health benefits to both our bodies and the environment it thrives in. When it comes to gardening, dandelion adds minerals and nitrogen to the soil. It releases ethylene gas, which helps fruit ripen, and attracts pollinating insects.
Medicinal use of dandelion dates back to ancient times...
Mudras are known as sacred gesture realized with the hands and that are able to lead to different states of consciousness.
Mudras are usually done with the hands, but there are also mudras that are made with the eyes, the body (asanas) or through breathing techniques (pranayamas). The origin of the mudras is a mystery, we can find mudras in different traditions of the world as in Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and in many ancient cultures are represented in statues and paintings...
Wake up your digestive system with this anti-inflammatory smoothie! It contains antioxidants, detoxifying greens, fiber and probiotics. It’s the perfect amount of spice and creamy with a hint of sweetness.
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family; it is native to southern Asia and has been making a huge wave in the US. Some may say it may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence! Studies have shown that turmeric can improve brain and bodily functions, along with many other benefits. Here is more information on the benefits of turmeric:
Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains an assortment of amino acids and trace vitamins and minerals such as B-complex and folic acid. It’s also 40 percent protein, which is more protein than any other animal source of equal weight.
Allergy season is upon us. My nose has been stuffy for a few weeks now, so much so that I can’t enjoy tasting my food and I can’t swallow without feeling a lump in my throat. Thankfully, we carry an array of allergy supplements such as Redd Remedies Sinus, which can alleviate my symptoms and protect my immune system...
If you haven’t incorporated face masks or body scrubs into your beauty regimen, you might want to start! Scrubs and masks are packed with an assortment of nutrients that cleanse, exfoliate and improve blood circulation. They clean deeper than body washes or soap bars, so it’s best to use them a few times a week for a glowy, dewy complexion.
I have found a few different masks and scrubs you can make home that will restore, firm, and hydrate the skin. These are all easy to make and only you can adjust the ingredients however you see fit.
Around November or so, I was going through a rough patch. I’ve been feeling lost and unfulfilled for quite some time, and my mind was tangled in thoughts that kept reaching dead ends. All of my friends were pursuing their dreams and chasing their passions…but where was mine? What was my passion, and what was my purpose in life? I was in desperate need of guidance, of any sign that would set me on the right path.
Turmeric milk contains medicinal properties that reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, restore the gut, and improve skin and mood (to name a few). Its versatile uses make it an excellent beverage to keep on hand whether you are getting sick or if you just want that nutritional boost for overall wellbeing.
I came across this recipe on Pinterest from Integrative Nutritional Therapies about a week ago, and I decided to give it a whirl. I wish golden turmeric milk came into my life sooner, because this drink is the bomb!
For those who are attending the Pirate Fest this Saturday, you know it’s going to be an exciting day filled of beads, booze, pirate outfits, and lots of walking in Downtown Tampa. Pirates take this day quite seriously; many start drinking as early as 7 am and keep the party going until 2 am. Since this will be by seventh year attending, I have a good feel on how the day will go and what I’ll need to do to stay on top of my game.
Based on my past experiences, I’ve created a Gasparilla Survival Kit that will not only help you make it through the day but it might even prevent you from getting a hangover (say whaaa?).
To avoid feeling absolutely terrible later on, make sure to at least include a few items (if not all) in your Gasparilla Survival Kit:
I just ran out of Vega One’s Nutritional Shake in mixed berry so I decided to switch it up and try the coconut almond flavor. Needless to say, it tastes amazing! Vega never seems to disappoint when it comes to quality.
I love experimenting in the kitchen when it comes to nutritional shakes/protein powders, and I was eager to see what I could come up with. I made the following smoothie this morning:
The cold can unmotivated us; we hesitate to go outside, move around, and get our blood circulating. Coming from a Floridian, I don’t have too much experience with ‘”winter” but on the few days winter does decide to make an appearance, I’m bundled head to toe and prefer cuddling with my pups on the couch as opposed to taking them for a walk outside.
Winter is the time of year to nourish our body with warm food and drinks, so it’s important that we listen to our body and provide it with the proper fuel to power through the day. To help you get through these cold times, I’ve comprised a short list of warm, nutritious beverages that will protect your immunity and give you the energy boost you need.
When it comes to holiday festivities, we tend to veer off track as far as nutrition and exercise goes. We consume foods that are high in sodium, sugar and fat which often leaves us feeling tired and sluggish. Many people strive to better themselves at the beginning of the new year through diet and exercise, but some lose motivation and fall into old habits.
Whether you are trying to bounce back into your normal routine or wanting to make lifestyle changes to your daily regimen, it’s important to reset your body so it’s prepared to make a healthy transition. Make sure to set attainable goals that aren’t too extreme; that way you will be more motivated to stick to your plan.
I have provided a list of recommended supplements to help you kick start 2017.
When it comes to holiday desserts, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are in the mood for something sweet, rich, crunchy, fruity or savory, there is a Pinterest recipe (if you don’t have your grandmother’s recipe) for everything.
While trying to find some inspiration in the kitchen, I stumbled across a few recipes that—although on the healthier side—will satisfy any sweet tooth.