Better Than Gatorade
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Better Than Gatorade

Better Than Gatorade Anyone who has known Earth Girl over the years has learned that I have a great detest for sports drinks! Whereas the original intention behind the concept was based in appropriate science, the explosion of the popularity of these drinks has contributed to an over sugared, overweight youth sports emergency! Somewhere along...

10,000 Steps – Do I Have To?
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10,000 Steps – Do I Have To?

10,000 Steps – Do I Have To? Fitness trackers abound these days along with pages of advice encouraging us to walk 10,000 steps. We faithfully don our wristbands and watches hoping to achieve the magical distance of five miles per day. But have you ever stopped to think about why we need those steps? Are...

Why We Should Avoid Added Sugar At All Costs
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Why We Should Avoid Added Sugar At All Costs

Why We Should Avoid Added Sugar At All Costs Why We Should Avoid Added Sugars At All Costs It is rather common knowledge that added sugars in our foods and beverages are bad for our health. But stop and consider how horrible they are with my Top 6 Reasons to Avoid Sugar below. No Nutritional...

Five Chemical Sources You Need to Eliminate in Your Home
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Five Chemical Sources You Need to Eliminate in Your Home

Five Chemical Sources You Need to Eliminate in Your Home Five Chemical Sources You Need to Eliminate in Your Home Artificial fragrances in your laundry detergent and fabric softeners. There is a seemingly endless array of fragrances in the laundry aisle these days. Botanical Mist, Honey Flower, and Spring and Renewal all try to create...

Five Reasons to Use Plain Soap and Water
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Five Reasons to Use Plain Soap and Water

Five Reasons to Use Plain Soap and Water Five Reasons to Use Plain Soap and Water There are plenty of reasons to avoid chemical laden, antibacterial hand sanitizers and soaps. Some relate to your own health and other relate to our environments’ health. While the perceived convenience of just quickly “cleansing” your hands every time...

Five Reasons to Play in the Dirt
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Five Reasons to Play in the Dirt

Five Reasons to Play in the Dirt Five Reasons to Play in the Dirt This past weekend I found myself on an unusually warm February day playing in my yard. I picked up dead branches, removed the last of the dead leaves and set up my gardens for spring’s approach. Playing in the back yard...

Five Reasons to Drink Komucha Daily
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Five Reasons to Drink Komucha Daily

Five Reasons to Drink Komucha Daily Five Reasons To Drink Kombucha Daily Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea that contains beneficial living bacteria and yeast. Drinking kombucha on a daily basis can provide a multitude of health benefits including the five we are about discuss. There hasn’t been a lot of research to support the...

Finding Your Strong in Doing Less
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Finding Your Strong in Doing Less

Finding Your Strong in Doing Less Sometimes being strong means letting things go….. Society often tells us that the more we can accomplish over the course of a day (or our lives) the stronger we are. Doing more is seen as powerful. I challenge you to take time today (or over the next several days)...