Category: Tips and Guide

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

10 Daily Habits of Those Who Live Mindfully

It’s true that we never use our full mental capacities – not by a long shot – and a lot of this is due to our daily routines. Everyday habits like taking showers, making meals and brushing our teeth are no coincidence. While habits help us to function with as little thought as possible, they ….

Honest Herbal Natural Remedies

Getting excited over new (or renewed) discoveries can give some people a bit too much of a push that sends them over the edge with exaggerated claims. I’m not one to buy into gimmicks and claims with an ‘Us vs. Them’ approach, its insulting to consumers. Many folks in the natural path for healing are ….

Vitamix Vs Blendtec – Which one is better?

In the Vitamix vs Blendtec discussion, there are some definite advantages of one blender over the other.  Before being fortunate enough to own both blenders I was rather convinced that they were the essentially the same blender but that really isn’t the case.  Each blender has some advantages over the other that make it unique–you ….

Quitting Sugar for Good

So this is the day that our family is quitting sugar for good.  My husband has the end of the year in mind as his end goal, but me, I’m looking at a whole new way of eating.  I’ve long suspected my bodies aversion to sugar.  But I also know that our bodies do need ….

5 Ways to Reduce Climate Change by Choosing Real Food

My family, friends, and regular blog readers know that my New Year’s Resolution is to get rid of the processed food. I’ve been writing about it and living it for sometimes now. In that time, I’ve had a few slip ups but I’m sticking to a 90/10 philosophy to make it more realistic for me. While my ….

8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Local

If you’ve ever grown your own food before, you know how satisfying it is to grow, pick, prepare, and eat the fruits of your labor. Eating local is not as hard as it sounds. Start by finding your local farmer’s market, farm stand, CSA (community-supported agriculture), or grow your own garden. Enjoy the fresh, mouth-watering ….