Somehow muffins became popular as a so-called health food, but most aren’t any better than a donut, and some are even worse. While you may be able to find some decent, healthy muffins at an organic co-op or a farmer’s market, most muffins you buy at the store or the ones you buy at Starbucks are anything but good for you. [Read more…]
You probably recognize marigolds as the cheery garden staple that can brighten up any yard. The benefits of this plant don’t stop in the garden, however. The species of marigold known scientifically as Calendula officinalis and more commonly referred to as calendula or pot marigold has been used for its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties for thousands of years. It is not only a popular ancient remedy either, according to a 2013 report, over 200 modern medical and commercial formulations contain calendula marigold extract. Here are just a few benefits of this amazing plant and ways to use it in the home.
I make no secret of my love for apple cider vinegar (ACV) and that love extends to my hair, where ACV can help clarify, moisturize and bring balance to my locks. ACV can help just about any hair problem, and its affordability makes it a cost-effective way to care for your hair naturally.
Ahh summer, the time of sunshine, socializing and sipping on fun and fruity beverages while lounging poolside. There’s just one little problem. Those itty-bitty seasonal clothes, and those great big calorie-loaded cocktails, are totally at odds with one another! While we want to be looking and feeling our best to enjoy that hot weather, we don’t want to pile on the pounds from enjoying one too many summery treats. [Read more…]