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Yoga 101 – What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

Yoga practice…how many times have I said in my classes “it’s not called a practice for nothin’!”. Cliche, yes, but still so true. Yoga is a journey, a practice, and it is endless. The asanas in themselves constantly add new challenges, and just when you think you have that Bakasana (Crow), Urdhva Danurasana (Wheel), or…

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8 Benefits of Honey and What to Look For

If everything is honey, and I am what I eat, I must be made of honey…and life is very sweet!     –Winnie the Pooh It’s no secret that I love honey. I have always had a sweet tooth, and honey helped me tremendously when transitioning to clean eating, and away from refined sugar. Research…

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Our Top Ten List of All-Natural Self Care Products You Will Want to Buy!

Our journey to a toxic- and chemical-free life is just that – a journey. We do the best we can, but in our modern environment and society it can be challenging. We have found a wonderful network of online bloggers and resources, and of people in the Philadelphia area that share our wellness philosophy, and…

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Chocolate Coconut Butter (or Nutbutter) Cups (Paleo, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free)

Soooooo, chocolate. It really needs no introduction – am I right?! If you’re reading this post you probably love chocolate like I do…and like most people with a pulse do. Ive had to give up chocolate twice in my life: once when I was breastfeeding my little guy, who had bad reflux and was clearly…

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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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