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Are Essential Oils Safe For Your Pets?

Are you wondering if using essential oils around your pets or on your pets is safe? Find out here! A couple of weeks ago, I did a post about the safety of essential oils for children. Recently though, I’ve had some questions about the safety of essential oils for our pets! There is a lot of confusion as to whether or not essential oils should be used around our pets or even ON our pets. Some people say they are totally fine while others warn against using […]

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IdealOatmeal Recipes for Weight Loss

My favorite breakfast food has got to be oatmeal. I love how full I feel after a bowl of oatmeal! Sometimes, I get a little bored of the same old same old, so I teamed up with IdealShape to create some delicious recipes using IdealOatmeal! Try these out and let me know what you think! Apple Pumpkin Pancakes Ingredients 1 Apple Cinnamon IdealOatmeal Packet ¼ c white whole wheat flour ¼ c 100 % canned pumpkin 1 tsp. baking powder ⅛ tsp. salt ¼ c unsweetened almond […]

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12 Strawberry Recipes Sweet Enough to Eat

Most people are surprised to learn that strawberries aren’t actually berries at all—botanically speaking, that is. This member of the rose family is the enlarged receptacle of a flower. Regardless, of its origins, the strawberry is a delicious and healthy fruit that is packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, strawberries are actually higher in vitamin C—and lower in calories—than oranges. They also contain folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium—making strawberry recipes the ultimate (and healthy) treat. In addition to being nutritious, strawberries are also an […]

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9 Ways to Exercise Outdoors Without Feeling Like You’re Exercising

You walk through those doors, stare at rows of exercise equipment and muscular men and women pouring sweat while awkwardly standing there with a water bottle and towel not having a clue where to begin. Yuck. Let’s face it, the gym is not for everyone. But there’s good news. Nature and the great wide world offer plenty of opportunities for those of us who can’t stomach the gym. Even better, it offers a host of ways to mindlessly get some fitness in and not think about it. […]

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Thyroid Cancer: An Overview

While thyroid cancer is one of the least common forms of cancer and also one of the most treatable, it still impacts thousands of people each year. As the American Thyroid Association explained, even patients with the most advanced forms of the disease have options for effective treatments and a relatively good prognosis. The ThyroidThough it doesn’t always garner much attention, the thyroid gland plays a very important role in the body. As the ATA explained, the thyroid is responsible for making hormones that are distributed to […]

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Can Diet Play a Role in Delaying Menopause?

From mood swings and hot flashes to weak bones and weight gain, the side effects of menopause are never fun. In the past, we have discussed how diet can play a role in reducing these symptoms. While certain foods such as caffeine, alcohol and chocolate can trigger side effects, fresh, whole foods can help keep them at bay. The power of a plant-based diet has been demonstrated again and again by women who have adopted the Hallelujah Diet and been relieved of menopause-related side effects. Today, new research […]

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A Mother’s Day Tribute: Like Mother, Like Daughter, Nutrisystem Style

To help celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with Karen and her daughter Sandy to discuss how they’ve supported each other on their Nutrisystem journey—they lost a combined 40 pounds*—and how it has changed their lives. NS: How did you feel when you were overweight? Karen: I didn’t like the way I felt. I felt very old and very frumpy. I didn’t like the way my clothes fit. I didn’t like how old it made me look, and I didn’t like the way it made me feel. […]

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The Problem With School Lunches

Though the end of the school year may be fast approaching, there’s never a bad time to discuss nutrition in our nation’s schools. While every parent would like to see a fresh, wholesome meal on their child’s plate each day, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. It’s no secret that an American student’s school lunch tray of bland, packaged food pales in comparison to the beautiful, bright and bountiful lunches provided in so many countries around the world.  Children need the energy, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and wholesome […]

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Bloat: What It Is and How to Kick It

Do you ever feel bloated and just kind of…gassy? It’s the most uncomfortable feeling and it can really wreck your weight loss goals. If you aren’t feeling your best, you won’t want to keep working out and eating healthy! What is Belly Bloat? First things first–I want you to know that if you are feeling bloated it does not mean that you are gaining fat or gaining water weight! That bloated feeling comes from air getting stuck around your abdomen. You may notice your belly sticking out […]

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Do You Sweat Too Much? How to Know

You can hate how sticky it makes you feel, and even more how it makes you smell, but when it’s hot out or when you’re pushing through a power walk, sweating is normal and necessary—it’s your body’s way of cooling down, and protecting itself from overheating. Some people sweat a little more, others less so. But if you sweat a lot (like a lot, a lot) in situations that don’t seem to call for it, it could be a sign of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. “Sweating profusely […]

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