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Tips for Self-care

Posted by Ricky Seda on 1/16/2018 to Stress Management

Happy mid-January everyone! As we continue to set our goals for the next eleven and a half months, there is something most of us fail to consider. I am at fault of this myself so you are not alone on this. But have you ever thought of ways you can take better care of yourself? Self-care goes beyond eating better and starting a new gym routine. Self-care means making the necessary changes in life to make sure you are a healthy, fully functional and happy human being. Here are some helpful tips to better your self-care.

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When is the best time to work out?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/9/2018 to Exercise


Do you prefer your sweat session in the a.m. or in the evenings? Now that many of us are back in the gym, it’s important to find the right time that works best for you. I personally prefer working out in the mornings so I have my evenings free, but I also like to sleep in and stay active after work, especially since I’m at my desk all day.

Whether you are an early bird or night owl, here are the advantages to both:

New Years Goals

Posted by Ricky Seda on 1/2/2018 to Community



We are only a few days away from the start of a brand new year! With the coming of the new year, there’s always lots of talk about “New Year’s Resolutions.” Many people want to make positive changes to their lifestyle, but sticking to their resolutions can be challenging...

Post Holiday Blues? Get Back on Track with these Three Supplements

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/26/2017 to Stress Management

Feeling sluggish, hungover and exhausted post-holiday? This tricky time of year makes it easy to overindulge, whether it’s eggnog, ham, or pecan pie. With all of the heavy foods on top of the stress of cooking, gifts and family members, we tend to burn out quite quickly. However, the holidays don’t have to end this way!

Essential Oil Holiday Blends

Posted by Ricky Seda on 12/19/2017 to Stress Management


We hear it on the radio, and almost every store we walk in. We all hear that Christmas time is the “Most wonderful time of the year!” But in reality, it’s also the most stressful time of the year for many of us... 

DIY Peppermint Bath Salts

Posted by Candace Kaw on 12/18/2017 to Stress Management
Looking for a last minute gift idea? Try this easy DIY Peppermint Bath Salts made with NOW Foods Peppermint Oil.

Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/12/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

It’s that time of year for hot cocoa! While store bought hot chocolate can be filled with artificial ingredients and sweeteners, you can easily make your own hot chocolate with simple, healthy ingredients.

You can customize this recipe to your own liking (by adding stevia, marshmallows, no-sugar added chocolate chips, or a dash of cinnamon)

How to Protect your Immune System

Posted by Ricky Seda on 12/5/2017

Here we are, it’s the holiday season! The most wonderful time of the year! It is the first week of December...Thanksgiving is over, and now we are getting ready for Christmas and the beginning of a whole new year. Family get-togethers are still going on, which usually don’t always consist of the healthiest foods. The stress of holiday shopping, traveling, end of year deadlines at our jobs and so many other things that go on that can seriously tax our immune system...

DIY Probiotic Face Masks

Posted by Natren on 12/1/2017 to Natural Remedies

These do-it-yourself probiotic face masks combine simple ingredients to nourish and replenish your skin. For best results, combine topical use with an oral probiotic like Natren’s HEALTY TRINITY to further replenish your skin from the inside-out!

What's your Cup of Tea?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 11/28/2017 to Stress Management

Tea has been around for centuries, but seems to be on the rise these past few years.  From green to black to herbal tea, there is a type of tea for everyone! All teas provide health benefits, but each has their own way of nourishing the body.  I personally love to switch up my teas daily, depending on my body’s needs. Let’s take a look at the different kinds of tea:

Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

Posted by Ricky Seda on 10/29/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Milk Thistle is an herb that you’ve most likely seen in every supplement section. Depending on where you’ve seen it, it may have been in a capsule, liquid tincture, or in a box of tea bags. But what makes this herb so popular? For starters, it is primarily sold as a liver detoxifier, and rightfully so...

New Chapter Fermented Powders

Posted by Ricky Seda on 10/21/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Letting people know the importance of supplementing with digestive aids, probiotics, and increasing our intake of fermented foods has been a focal point of many in the health and supplement industries. And rightfully so, fermented foods are something that most Americans barely eat. With the level of nutrients in our soil being 50 to 70 percent lower than what they were 70 years ago, increasing our fermented food intake is a must nowadays. There are many benefits to eating fermented foods which include immune health, reduced stress, enhanced mood, gentle detoxification, and the list goes on.  Supplementing with fermented vitamins, minerals, greens and superfoods have a ton of health benefits as well.

Hot vs. Cold Showers

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 10/10/2017 to Stress Management
Hot vs. Cold Showers
Showers are an important part of our daily routine. Whether you prefer a hot shower to wind down or a cold shower to wake you up, both temperatures affect our health. Depending on your body’s needs, you may want to change up the temperature every now and then to reap the different benefits!

The Sunshine Vitamin

Posted by Ricky Seda on 9/14/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 9/5/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

How to Exercise on a Budget

Posted by Ricky Seda on 8/31/2017 to Exercise

You hear the ads on the radio and television. You see the flyers in parking lots, and get them in the mail. You know the ones I am talking about-the ads telling you to join the gym. They entice you with the deals (one month free, no down payment, bring a guest privileges) and hook you with the classes (Zumba, cycling, personal training) or amenities (indoor pool, saunas, basketball courts, smoothie bar). It all sounds so great until you realize it is yet another monthly bill you can’t afford. The truth is, gym memberships are often more of a splurge than a necessity. In fact, exercise can actually be one the most economical things we can do. So, here are some money saving tips designed to keep your wallet fat while you get fit.

Evening Primrose Oil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/23/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Evening Primrose Oil comes from the seeds of a wildflower plant native to North America. Its high essential fatty acids content helps with hormone imbalances, acne, and hair and skin health...

 

How to Stay Mindful During Back to School Season

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/18/2017 to Community


The transition from summer to back to school season can be a chaotic time for both children and parents. Stores are packed with back-to-school sales, vacation dwindles to an end, and routines are set in place for the school year ahead.

It’s easy to stress over this shift, however it’s important to stay mindful during this period. Children already have a lot on their mind: new teachers, new classmates, new classroom and new lessons to be learned. They go from constant play and rest to learning and remaining sedentary for six hours a day. With these three tips, both you and your child will be fully rejuvenated and prepared to tackle the new school year in a healthy, mindful manner.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Posted by Ricky Seda on 8/11/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

I don’t know about you, but I love food! I just don’t love the cost of food. Like many people, you may feel like these costs are keeping you from reaching your health goals, but have no fear.
Today’s article is all about eating healthy on a budget...

A Yummy Post-Workout Dish

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/3/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

I came across this recipe on Greatist, and I had to share with you all! This dish is packed with protein, complex carbs, veggies, and tons of nutrition!

What are Fennel Seeds?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/26/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Fennel seeds contain an assortment of nutrients including antioxidants, fiber, and a variety of other vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, and vitamin-A and B- vitamins. Health benefits of fennel seeds include:

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Human Food for Dogs

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/17/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

Being a dog owner myself, I adore my fur babies and I am quite mindful when it comes to their health. I eat fairly clean and I make sure they do too...

My Yoga Teacher Training Journey: Part 4

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/5/2017 to Community

The deeper I am into my teacher training, the more I am forced to step out of my comfort zone. The trainees have finally started teaching in the community, and it’s been a little nerve racking to say the least!