Posts by Amanda Love

8 Ways to Drink More Water

Everyone knows that water is an important part of taking good care of yourself, due to the dangers of dehydration, and the many benefits it provides you. However, it is all too common to not drink enough water during the day, whether because you don’t enjoy it, you don’t think you have the time, or…

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The True Health Benefits of Exercise

Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your…

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Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut oats •1.5 cups water •1.5 cups almond milk •2 apples, diced •3 tablespoons brown sugar •1 tablespoon cinnamon •1/4 cup raisins •1 tablespoon coconut oil •Optional toppings: coconut flakes, fresh fruit, your favorite nuts. Add all ingredients to well-oiled crockpot and stir well. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, or until…

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How to Reduce Stress This Spring

Many people look forward to spring. After a cold winter, it’s inviting to enjoy longer days and warmer temperatures. However, it’s easy to overlook common stressors of the season. Holiday debts are starting to show up on the credit card statement. Taxes are due. Spring break means you’ll have a house full of kids. There…

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Need Help Going Dairy-free? Here are 6 Great Substitutes

If you’re reading this, you likely are or are considering going dairy-free. You may have an intolerance, have been told to eliminate dairy, or just want to have less of it. Either way, dairy is not an essential nutrient, and there are lots of things you can have instead. These include not just milk, but…

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Mediterranean Diet 101

he Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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Can’t Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free From Stress

I know! Meditation is the secret sauce to take your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s the “be all, end all” for the health of your entire mind-body-spirit. It’s the absolute must-do that is the only path to beating the infamous health-buster called “stress.” Don’t get me wrong; practicing meditation is…

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Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by millions, perhaps billions, of people. Tea has also been shown to have many health benefits. And some of these benefits are thought to be related to tea’s antioxidant properties. These properties are from its flavonoids…

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How Do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?

“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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Busy Weeknight Dinner Ideas for Clean Eating

When you’re doing your best t balance all of your responsibilities, it can be really daunting to sit down after an intense day and dig into meal planning. Trying to come up with new ideas that fall in line with the guidelines of clean eating can take some time, so it might be a lot…

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