Health and Wellness

8 Natural Headache Remedies

Headaches…argh! From minor to debilitating, headaches are a pain – literally. As part of our journey to reduce and eliminate chemicals and toxins, we try to avoid many over the counter and prescription medications when possible. It’s not easy considering how quick we are as a culture to throw medication at a problem, even when…

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My Top 12 Food Hacks for Easy Clean-Eating

As many of you know by now, I like to keep it pretty simple in the kitchen. I love to cook, and find it to be quite a meditative process. That said, more often than not, my cooking is me throwing a few things into a pot while stopping multiple times between throws to referee…

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12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Life

Inflammation is a topic that hits close to home for me. Having been exposed to mold in my home for 4 years, my body suffers from systemic inflammation, which has caused everything from significant and unexplained weight gain to rotating bouts of tendonitis to chronic fatigue and joint pain. Inflammation in the body is not…

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My 3 Essential Essential Oils

Essential oils are, well, essential in our house. As many of you probably already know, we try to eliminate  as many toxins and chemicals as possible from our house. Our cleaners are non-toxic and all-natural, often made up of vinegar and essential oils, and essential oil diffusers in our home smelling good while promoting healthy…

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Benefits of a Detox Bath – and Bath Recipe!

With all of the unavoidable toxins in our environments, and the chemicals in the foods that many of us are still eating, detoxing isn’t just a buzzword or a trend – it’s a necessity. As disease becomes more and more prevalent in our nation, and cancer rates continue to rise, it becomes increasingly clear that…

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Herb-Marinated Beef Sirloin (paleo, gluten-free)

Spring is fully underway here in Philadelphia, with lots of rainy days, lots of warm sunny days, and lots of weird in-between days when you have no idea what to wear. I love springtime, with the gorgeous flowers and trees in bloom, the birds happily singing their busy tunes, and children filling up the playgrounds…

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Personal Training: 8 Steps to Break the Cycle of Self-Sabotage

I would love to say that every client we work with reaches their health and fitness goals and leaves our studio happier and healthier than they could have ever imagined. After all, that’s what we – as the trainers and instructors – want for them, and what we work tirelessly, both in sessions and outside of sessions,…

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30 Healthy Snack Ideas (paleo, dairy-free, refined sugar-free)

I love to snack. Much like my 3- and 5-year-old, I get excited to open up a snack bag (even thought it’s one I packed) when we’re out for the day and it’s their (ahem, our) snack time. Japheth can literally go all day without snacking once. He will eat his 4-5 meals and be…

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8 Super Simple Ways to Get Your Greens In

  Leafy greens are vital components of a healthy diet, and provide numerous nutrients that our bodies need. I talked about the many benefits of leafy greens in a previous post here. Some of the challenges of eating greens, though, are efficiency and convenience. I’m not talking about eating a piece of lettuce on your burger…

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Illness or Injury: Why It's Important to Keep Moving

Illness and injury can put a damper on a health and fitness routine, and can sometimes result in complete loss of motivation. Aside from not feeling well, being sick or injured can be frustrating to say the least, especially if you’re someone who works hard to reach certain goals. But illness and injury are not necessarily…

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