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How to Eat Your Way to Youthful Skin

in Beauty

You may think that expensive skincare regimens are necessary to achieve that youthful glow, so you will probably be surprised to learn that the foods you put into your body actually determine how your skin looks.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas

in Recipes

Simple desserts are the best kind of desserts. This recipe is minimally processed and healthy. It's kid-friendly and can be created in a variety of ways, so get creative and make different types of this great recipe.

Ginger

in Food

Staying healthy requires some routine and consistency. Developing a habit of bringing ginger into your life is a helpful consideration for preventing and treating illness.

It's All in Your Head: How Stress is Affecting Your Weight Loss Plan

in Body

Stress is a difficult condition to treat because it manifests itself differently in everyone. Some people may react to stress by spending more time alone, avoiding social interaction. Others may react in the exact opposite by getting out and pursuing

Rheumatoid Arthritis

in Wellness

When it comes to chronic inflammation, nature has a lot to offer. Relief from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often comes from natural remedies—in fact, 60-90 percent of patients with RA seek alternative medicine treatments according to a 2014 review publi

Seeking Groundcover? Think Herbs

in Outdoors

Planting herbs in your garden can not only spice up your plate, they can be used as excellent groundcover. Why not grow a beautiful garden that’s also edible?

4 Mindfulness Meditations To Break Your Addiction To Codependent Relationships

in Mind

If you’ve found yourself in a cycle of codependent relationships, rest assured that there is a way out. Learning how to overcome codependency will take some deep inner work, but with the help of mindfulness meditation, this process can become much ea

How to Talk to Your Child About Emotions

in Kids

Dealing with emotions is a part of everyone’s skill set. Parents, teachers and other caregivers have an added challenge of helping children to navigate around any bends in life’s daily road that may affect their well-being. The road map of emotional

Health Benefits of Pineapple

in Food

Pineapple is a delicious tropical super fruit that blends perfectly into smoothies, adds a tangy sweetness to fruit salads and is a perfect snack by itself. Not only is the pineapple delicious, it is packed with many nutrients that boost immunity, re

Forget About Memory Loss

in Mind, Wellness

It’s scary! Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, memory loss…it’s scary to talk, and even think about. Will it affect you? Your family? How should we view the possibility that this might affect us or our family? And what educated steps

Penne Pasta with Sausage

in Recipes

Pasta is an easy meal that the whole family can enjoy. This recipe adds plenty of servings of veggies and protein for a complete nutrient meal. Although you can use any type of protein, Italian sausage really makes this recipe authentic. One link o

Walking is the Best Exercise

in Exercise

You already know that regular exercise is good for you. The problem is doing it consistently. Only going to the gym once every couple of weeks will do more harm than good. It would be best if you did something that you will become motivated to do dai

Three Health Apps You Can Use Everyday

in Family, Wellness, Natural

So, I don’t know about you, but for four years now, I have really paid attention to what’s in our food and our cleaning supplies. While moderation is probably key to using bleach...there is always a better choice. But whether it’s bleach or a multi-s

Wake Up, Coffee, Lunchbox

in Family, Food, Wellness

You know how it goes…you wake up, have your coffee, get the kids up and dressed, and you realize, “Oh my gosh, I forgot to pack lunches!” Since they eat a lot, we would like the snacks and lunches to be somewhat healthy. Also the food should be with

Top 5 Foods For Heart Health

in Food, Wellness

Our hearts are amazing organs. They pump right around 2,000 gallons of blood through your body in a day. Supporting your heart can be as simple as eating the right foods and moving your body daily. We’ve ranked the top five foods for heart health to

Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

in Recipes

Love is in the air! With so many love-inspired dishes out there, incorporating strawberries is a must. Since one of my little ones has a gluten intolerance, I had to start building my recipe box back up with things he could enjoy. These straw

Restore Thinning Hair with Biotin

in Natural, Beauty

Thinning hair doesn’t have to be the norm for you. Hair “thinning” is actually hair loss. It’s important to know why your hair is falling out and what you can do to address the problem, but boosting your diet by adding foods with biotin, iodine, iron

Best Wellness Retreats For Couples

in Outdoors, Wellness, Environment

Tired of the same old weekend resort getaways? Want to do something good for your body and soul? Want to connect more with your partner? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, why not consider a weekend (or longer) away at a wellness re

A Pet to Love: Having a Pet Helps You Live Longer

in Pets

Over 60 percent of households in the United States have a pet, and this is with good reason. Pets provide families with countless hours of cuddles and laughter. Owning a dog or a cat, whether that pet is a rescue or straight from a reputable breeder,

Help Your Joints with Vitamin D

in Wellness, Body

When natural light comes into contact with our skin, it kick starts the body’s natural production of Vitamin D. And why does that matter?

Green Tea

in Food, Wellness

Wondering what makes green tea a super food? Green tea is a super food because of its high levels of antioxidants. Catechins are polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) present in green tea that are responsible for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammator

Sugar 101: High Fructose Corn Syrup Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

in Wellness

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America. It is common knowledge that diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol lead to heart disease. But did you know that added sugars, like high fructose corn syrup, can also increase the risk of

Purging!

in Mind, Family, Environment

From the first time I bought my first born a toy, a dinging sound went off in my brain and my mind shouted, “This is fun! This will never get old!” Well, yes it will get old because it will pile up. It’s much easier to clean a small amount of toys th

Spice it Up with Chef Celeste

in Cover Story

Chef Celeste Gill is a name many Louisianians are becoming familiar with. Her journey to becoming one of the greatest chefs in our area began when she was just a young adult.

Teen Vaping

in Kids, Wellness

Teen vaping has become a serious epidemic across the country.

Refreshed Heart Health Easy Cardio Activating Exercises

in Exercise

It seems to be a good time of year to encourage us all that loving our hearts over the course of our lifetimes helps us live longer and better as we stay in shape or improve the shape we’re in! Let’s look at some relatively gentle cardio-activating e

Transplant Games: Going for the Gold with New Heart

in Exercise, Wellness

Emily Traylor has a joy for life. The runway trim, always-on-the-go wife, mom and volunteer enthusiastically approaches each day with a radiant smile, a competitive spirit and a new heart. The 40-year-old Louisiana resident is one of thousands of tr

Cheesy Cheddar Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower is a keto dieter's go-to “carb.” Since cauliflower is very low in carbohydrates and very versatile, it is great for replacing rice, pasta and potatoes. A 1/2 cup of cauliflower contains only 1.5 grams of carbohydrates. With 1 full cup of

Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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When the weather starts changing and the sweaters start to come out, my kitchen turns into a comfort zone.  Our bodies naturally crave warm, wholesome foods when the lower temperatures arrive.  Nothing says comfy, cozy, wholesome food to me like a fr

CBD Oil for a Healthy Mind

in Mind

Modern medicine is retrieving cannabis from the depths of stigma. If we fix a few laws, CBD (cannabidiol) will continue taking brain health to exciting new places. The World Health Organization has deemed CBD as safe to use–there are no known advers

Teaching Your Children the True Meaning of Charity

in Kids

According to a study by UCLA, it is believed that 3.1 percent of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40 percent of the toys consumed globally. And, the Huffington Post has indicated that the average American throws away 65 pounds of cl

Why Should You Adopt a Pet?

in Pets

It’s estimated that each year, over 6.5 million companion animals, otherwise defined as an animal that is suitable to be a home pet, are surrendered to community animal shelters across the United States. This means that there is one animal surrendere

Give the Gift of a Wellness Retreat this Holiday under $100

in Outdoors

We all know that taking a vacation is good for us. But for whatever reason, Americans tend to take less vacations then the rest of the modern working world.  In a survey of 1,200 full-time employed Americans, Kimble Applications found that 47 percent

Keto Broccoli Casserole

in Recipes

So many diets come and go with only a small percentage of the population jumping onboard. One diet that has kept afloat through the past couple of years is the keto diet. Many people have seen great results with following a strict keto diet. The rec

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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

in Body

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, at least according to the songs. But sometimes, trying to make healthy choices, in addition to attending holiday gatherings and finding the right gifts, can feel overwhelming. Here are

All Natural Remedies for Dry Skin

in Beauty

Winter is coming! The chilly weather brings a beautiful change in scenery, family gatherings, and cozy nights by the fire. Unfortunately, the cold air can also lead to dry itchy skin. Many moisturizers on the market contain parabens, phalates and oth

Apple Crumble Pie

in Recipes

During the holidays, most of us tend to overdo it on the sweet treats, and we over-consume holiday classics. From turkeys to tamales, we all have a classic holiday dish that reminds us of home, but there is one holiday favorite everyone can agree is