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Kick the Soda Habit

It is estimated that each year American’s consume as much as fifty billion liters of soft drinks. You read that right, “fifty BILLION”! That averages out to approximately fifty-seven gallons per person, or more than one gallon a week for the average adult. For optimal health, you should be consuming at least four gallons of water in a week. Chances are that all of that soda is replacing water for most avid soda drinkers. This means that up to a quarter of necessary fluid intake is being consumed in the form of sugary, high fructose corn syrup-laden soft drinks.


February 20, 2017 by Angela Irish

Take Control of Dry Winter Skin

Here we are, knee deep in the grasp of winter’s cold hands, and while the gray skies and dropping temperatures might be taking a toll on your otherwise sunny disposition, I’m willing to bet that your skin is suffering the consequences as well. This is the time of year when you can step outside to get a shockingly refreshing blast of cold air. It gives you a nice rosy glow, doesn’t it? The problem is that the pink flush on your cheeks has nothing to do with a vibrant glow, but more likely the result of dry, chapped skin.


February 15, 2017 by Angela Irish

12 Tips for Better Sleep

There is no denying the value of a good night’s sleep. When you are well rested you immediately feel the difference as soon as you wake up. There is an immediate surge of energy that only comes from restful, adequate sleep. You might also be able to instantly see the effects when you look in the mirror. We all know that sleep is important, we all know that it affects how we feel, look and act. However, the current culture of always being on the go, with too many obligations and too much stress, is taking its toll on the...

February 15, 2017 by Angela Irish

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Do you know what seven days without laughing makes? It makes one weak. Ok, this is an old joke, but did you at least giggle or smirk and let out a tiny laugh? Laughter is one of many actions that make us distinctly human. Other species may have reactions that are similar to laughter, but none involve the same intricacies. Laughter is more complicated than many of us know, and it plays a major role in how emotionally and physically healthy you are. The average person laughs approximately seventeen times a day, and science is showing that laughing less than...

February 15, 2017 by Angela Irish

Get Rid of Blackheads – For Once and For All

Have you ever looked at someone with the most perfect complexion and wonder how they got so lucky? Chances are that they have at some point suffered from some type of skin ailment, just like you and practically every other person in the world. Some skincare problems, such as blackheads, are so common that practically no one escapes unscathed. The good news is that even though blackheads are one of the top dermatological complaints, they are easy to treat and prevent. With an understanding of what exactly blackheads are and how they develop, you too can have a picture perfect...

February 08, 2017 by Angela Irish

Shea Butter for Skin

Transform Your Skin with Shea Butter

 Shea butter is one of the most tried and true natural moisturizers dating all the way back to ancient Egypt. There are accounts from the days of Cleopatra of storing shea butter in clay jars to keep skin healthy and nourished against the grueling impact of the desert sun and wind. With its powerful nourishing qualities, shea butter remains a favorite product today in many natural cosmetics and lotions.

Even though shea butter is a household name we are all familiar with, you may not know much about its origin. Africa is home to...

February 02, 2017 by Angela Irish

Coconut Oil for Skin Moisture

How Does Coconut Oil Improve Your Skin?

 For thousands of years, coconuts have been valued and used by many cultures. Coconut palms thrive in many tropical locations around the world including parts of Asia and along the Pacific Rim. From dietary, textile, cooking and topical uses, coconuts are an essential ingredient in the daily lives of people from a variety of locations. It was also once a cooking staple in western countries until the 1950s. However, due to the rise of vegetable and soy oil, coconut oil fell to the wayside. With modern research revealing a variety of benefits both...

February 02, 2017 by Angela Irish

Go Nuts for Nuts

They say that good things come in small packages. If actual proof of this exists, it can be found in the nutritious and tasty nut. Most nuts are healthy powerhouses, packing serious nutritional punch into just a small handful. As far as snacks are concerned, nuts are one of the most nutritious options available, yet nearly forty percent of Americans do not indulge in these crunchy little gems. This might be because nuts do have a reputation for being high in calories and fat, which they are, however the fats are of the good variety and with a little portion...

February 02, 2017 by Angela Irish

Collagen: The Foundation of Beautiful Skin

For years, skin care experts have recognized the importance of collagen for maintaining healthy, youthful looking skin. A stroll past any cosmetic counter will show you countless products that promise the secret to radiant, beautiful skin. Many of these products, especially the ones targeted at addressing many of the visible signs of aging, purport to either contain collagen or to help build it. You might already be familiar with many collagen-supporting skincare ingredients, or you might be approaching the idea of collagen-building skin care with a bit more skepticism. When it comes to taking care of your skin, a healthy...

January 31, 2017 by Angela Irish

Get Up and Move!

Are you sitting down as you read this? Chances are that the answer to that question is “yes.” We are a culture that has designed a world where sitting is the natural default position. From the moment you wake up and sit down to breakfast or a cup of coffee, until the moment you put your feet up at the end of a long day, you have likely spent more time sitting that you spent sleeping the entire night before. It is estimated that the average person spends between nine and ten hours a day sitting. For most people, that...

January 25, 2017 by Angela Irish