Sun Defense Foods
Apr07

Sun Defense Foods

Have you heard about Sun Defense Foods? I knew there were a couple of foods that carried the ability to protect us from the UV rays if we ate them, but I had no idea there were so many, or that science has been studying this for a while now! When WaxHead contacted me to review their organic, safe for our bodies and our oceans, sunscreen, I first checked out their website GoWaxHead.com and that is where I saw the Sun-Defense Foods...

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The Benefits of Boysenberries & Where To Get Them
Mar17

The Benefits of Boysenberries & Where To Get Them

You know how I am always reminding you to be sure to sample the local foods when traveling, things that you cannot find anywhere else but right where you are at the moment? Well the Boysenberry is one of the local specialties in Buena Park, Southern California that you really don’t want to miss out on. Have you heard of the Boysenberry before? I had, but I never fully knew what they were until I saw that the Knott’s Berry Farm...

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My 3-Day Juice Cleanse Experience
Feb18

My 3-Day Juice Cleanse Experience

  A few weeks ago, a friend of mine did a 3-day juice cleanse. She lost 7 lbs., felt amazing and loved the process. So I thought it would be a fun idea to try my own 3 day juice cleanse the week before my momcation. Honestly, I have been having a hard time bouncing back from the extra pounds that came with the holidays. I secretly hoped this would be just the thing to get me back on track and shed a couple of pounds while gaining some...

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Conscious Food Cravings
Sep26

Conscious Food Cravings

Ever wonder what your food cravings really mean? And why, when finally getting what we are craving, do we eat way too much of it and still want more? Usually, having a food craving is your brains way of signaling to you that it is lacking a certain nutrient. Food Cravings can also be activated by our environment and emotions. Research has shown that social situations (party food), visual cues, feelings and smells can all create food...

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Day 9 About Malibu #AboutMalibu
Aug09

Day 9 About Malibu #AboutMalibu

  Day 9 About Malibu – The Malibu Farmers Market Each Sunday from 10am – 3pm, near the Malibu Courthouse and Library, local farmers and artisans gather to sell their goods. This is my favorite farmer’s market in the area. It has a laid back vibe with great vendors featuring jewelry, handmade baskets from Africa, fresh flowers, awesome prepared foods and juices and excellent produce. I always seem to find something...

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Live Infinitely Infusion Water Bottle Review
Apr30

Live Infinitely Infusion Water Bottle Review

It is a well-known fact that most people do not drink enough water to keep our bodies functioning at their maximum. I try to do my best to encourage my children to drink enough water by drinking enough myself so I am always on the lookout for ways to make water more fun. When Live Infinitely contacted me to review their Infusion Water Bottle, I had heard of water infusion, but was not really sure about it. So I agreed, figuring this...

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Healthy Travel Snack Ideas
Apr07

Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

No matter how or where you are traveling, snacks are an important thing to pack. What we eat affects us in a big way; who wants to be feeling crappy from that questionable airplane or gas station food on a travel day? Not me! So I find it best to always pack our own travel snacks. Here are a few things that usually travel with us and give us the fuel we need to arrive happy and ready for adventure! Healthy Travel Snack Ideas #1: Fresh...

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The Natural Dentist Cavity Zapper Toothpaste Review
Mar14

The Natural Dentist Cavity Zapper Toothpaste Review

Believe it or not, toothpaste can be a tricky thing for kids. Toothpaste can cause behavioral problems in kids, rashes or be just plain nasty tasting. I had a first-hand experience with a friend’s child who once they switched off toothpaste with SLS, artificial colors and ingredients in it, the child’s bad attitude and disruptive behavior stopped within 2 weeks. So I know how important these product decisions can be. I have always...

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Malibu Honey
Oct28

Malibu Honey

While I do not claim to be an expert in the area of honey, I have done a bit of research on the topic. I have written about Manuka Honey from New Zealand, which I love. In addition, raw, local honey has many benefits. On a recent trip to Vintage Grocers in Malibu I discovered Malibu Honey and had to buy some to try. I was amazed at how good Malibu Honey is. The Benefits of Local, Raw Malibu Honey It is a little known fact that the...

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The Magic of Mushrooms
Oct20

The Magic of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are generally a neutral white color with no smell so I often discount them as having no nutritional value. Wow, is that wrong! Mushrooms are packed with power and I never knew it! What are mushrooms? Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Nope, they are not a vegetable, they are actually a fungi that contain some of the most potent...

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