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How to stretch your fruit and veggies shelf life

Nobody likes going to the grocery store. Especially right now. That’s why extending the life of the food you already have is so important. These tips will help you get more out of your fruits and veggies.

Even though shopping has changed, our dietary guidelines haven’t. We still need to eat more fruits and vegetables. But it seems like they simply don’t last. We either go to the store and stock up on them only to see them go bad without eating them – or we end up making more trips to the grocery store to buy smaller amounts. 

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Oxidative Stress

Last night I was at a meeting with several dynamic speakers. One is a 3-time cancer survivor pharmacologist, another a neuroscientist and another layperson, like me, with a passion for helping others. Before I elaborate, in case you don’t know, oxidative stress is the root cause of over 200 diseases. Knowing that you NEED to reduce your oxidative stress if you want to live longer and minimize the risk of getting most diseases. These speakers provided the following ways that you can start right now.

  1. The awareness that you have oxidative stress and reduce your exposure to free radicals. Free
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The Power of Affirmations

As a project manager, communication is ranked as one of the key skills required to be successful. In an average day, you are updated stakeholders on the project and you are not always delivering good news. I find that having a positive attitude is critical.  If you are managing a difficult project, it’s not always that easy to have a positive attitude. I find it super helpful if I “level set” my mind by starting my day with affirmations.

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 7 Simple Steps to a More Alkaline Body (and why you should care!)

When I was first diagnosed having breast cancer, I remember someone reaching out to me and urging me to change my water to alkaline water. It was a completely foreign concept to me and honestly, I thought, it was a scam. Does that seem like you when a new idea comes your way, especially when it has to do with your health, I grew up in a very traditional home. drank water out of a garden hose, and even thought drinking bottled water was pretentious. It is one of those things where, what I didn’t know could hurt me.  I’m … Read More>>

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Boost Your Happiness … Here’s How

It’s no surprise if you are finding your mood fluctuaring more than usual these days.  With our schedules being so disrupted from our routine, it’s no wonder people are feeling “less happy” than usual.  If that’s you, are you taking intentional action to increase your happiness?  Taking the time to think about this will help you live your best life.

Research shows that when you increase your level of happiness, you’ll make more money and have better health. Additionally, you’ll start to feel wonderful and experience an overall sense of peacefulness. 

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The Best Bedtime Routine to Support a Good Night’s Sleep

A better night starts with treating your skin right. Today stress can show up quickly if you are not taking care of your skin.

There’s nothing better than a good skincare routine to help unwind from the day. But pampering your skin doesn’t just feel good. Because your cells regenerate while you sleep, taking care of them beforehand is good for helping you maintain a youthful glow.  

So go ahead, pamper away. But before you do, we have thoughts. Lots of them. 

Keep it simple. 

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7 Secrets to Mental Focus and Energy

With stress and fatigue on the rise, having more focus and mental energy has never been more important.

In America, stress and fatigue have become so commonplace that, for many, both have become a sort of second language. The pattern is all too familiar. We load our life plates up with work tasks, life goals, family obligations, and throw in the day-to-day tasks that come with being a responsible human adult, and we end up with very little time to decompress. 

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6 Signs Your Gut Needs a Little TLC

Knowing how to maintain a healthy gut starts by knowing what can offset it. Things that are likely to cause minor, occasional gut issues often work by disrupting the gut microbiome (aka, the bacteria and other microbes living in your gut) as these little critters play important roles in digestion, immunity, metabolism and mental health.

Gut health is one of the top trends in modern health. It seems like every week more studies come out showing the connection between gut health and just about every other aspect of health. Though not conclusive, the mounting evidence suggests that maintaining a happy, … Read More>>

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No-Equipment Workouts You Can Do At Home

Being stuck at home without access to the gym doesn’t mean your daily workouts have to stop. Staying in shape just takes a little ingenuity and your own body.

With gyms, workout studios, and parks closing during this pandemic,  it might seem harder than ever to exercise. We can’t even watch our favorite sports on TV, for crying out loud. But all hope is not loss. It just means we’re all going to have to get a little creative to stay in shape

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Probiotics And Prebiotics: What’s The Difference? And do I Need Both?

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. And when it comes to probiotics and prebiotics, that saying has never been more true.

Both probiotics and prebiotics seem to be a hot topic in health today. Just peruse the aisles of any grocery and health food store, and you’ll probably find several products extolling their virtue. But many people don’t understand what probiotics and prebiotics are, what makes them different, and most importantly, how they work together. So, let’s start there. 

What are probiotics and prebiotics?

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Social Distancing: Tag! You’re It.

As self-quarantines and shelter in place laws spread across the world, people are showing us that we can still accomplish a lot – even when space is limited.

As coronavirus spread across Northern Italy several weeks ago, Italians took to their homes to contain the spread. They also took to social media, challenging themselves to push their minds and bodies to new limits, even in limited space. As more countries began following suit, the trend caught on. Right now, it’s hard to go on social media without seeing friends posting their own home workout challenges. 

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