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Dry Skin Brushing for Holistic Health home & body care Jun 10, 2012

Dry skin brushing may be the single most important therapy you add to a detox program (and to promote good circulation). Your skin is your largest elimination organ. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity.

 

The skin is...

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Mom's Crunch comfort food desserts & baked goods gluten free plant based Jun 06, 2012

I love this recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker! But my lovely mother created this recipe. It’s a real treat, and she makes it the best! When my mother was visiting me in Trinidad and Tobago, she decided to make some crunch to have at Beyond Vitality’s booth at...

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Guess! BOY OR GIRL? pregnancy & baby Jun 06, 2012

I am now five and a half months pregnant (22 weeks) and every moment of the experience has been wonderful. I got through my first trimester, and now the fun begins!

 

Baby is kicking and responding to our voice and touch. He/she loves it when daddy sings or reads bedtime stories. I’m...

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Lemon Lime Recovery Drink sports nutrition May 30, 2012

After-training recovery foods and drinks can help athletes recover faster and get ready for the next training session or event. This whole food based recovery drink is much more affordable than commercial recovery drinks, and is very beneficial to help endurance athletes quickly replenish...

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Nut Butter Molasses Cookies comfort food desserts & baked goods May 29, 2012

These cookies are a wonderful treat. I had an urge to create a recipe with blackstrap molasses to increase my B-vitamin and iron content during pregnancy. Whether pregnant or not, these cookies definitely hit the spot.

 

Ingredients:

2-3 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

1 cup natural nut...

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Cheeseless Kale Chips dairy free plant based snacks May 23, 2012

This recipe makes crunchy, spicy kale chips that taste like cheese, but yet that are completely vegan. They’re seriously amazing! I’ve tried a lot of kale chips and these are my favorite. But I will let you in on a little secret – while kale chips are healthy, they are just as...

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Flourless Monster Cookies dairy free desserts & baked goods egg free gluten free recipes Apr 27, 2012

Thank you to my dear friend who shared this recipe with me. She got me hooked when she was kind enough to drop a few of these wonderful cookies by my place. This oh-so-yummy cookie recipe was created by Jennifer Raffoul and slightly tweaked by me. It is gluten-free and completely flourless!

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Antioxidant Blast Smoothie drinks & smoothies plant based raw recipes Apr 27, 2012

This flavorful raw food smoothie is Packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients and enzymes!It will leave you feeling refreshed and full of energy.

Ingredients:

5 large strawberries

1/3 cup blueberries (or blackberries)

1/3 cup pineapple

half a banana

2 tablespoons of goji berries

1-2 teaspoons...

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Homemade Spelt Tortilla Wraps desserts & baked goods mains & sides recipes Apr 20, 2012

Good, whole grain tortillas are a thing of beauty. Once you know the taste of fresh handmade tortillas, you’ll never want to go back to the grocery store variety. Before I started making them myself, it was always a hassle finding good, whole grain tortilla wraps that weren’t full of...

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Quinoa Sushi Rolls gluten free mains & sides plant based recipes Apr 12, 2012

These quinoa sushi rolls are super easy and quick to make. They’re a nice twist on the traditional sushi and great for those who don’t particular favor rice.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup quinoa

3 cups purified water

1-2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

2-3 tablespoons of...

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Engaged! PCOS. Oh baby! Literally. connected parenting pregnancy & baby Apr 12, 2012

So, it happened …it actually happened!

After 4 fabulous years involving plenty of Skype calls, adventures and moving from one country to another and yet ANOTHER, I heard those four words I had been anxiously awaiting for…”Will you marry me"?

Engagement Ring

As the celebrations continue I am...

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Improving Low Energy holistic health & nutrition Apr 11, 2012

Have you ever wondered if your current state of health is optimal? You might ask yourself why you constantly wake up in the morning feeling tired, why you grab that unhealthy, sugar filled snack or why you feel like napping every afternoon. 

Sometimes we long to know how to increase energy...

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