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Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s

Most jams available on the market probably have more sugar in them than the fruit named on the front of the jar. Luckily for you and me, I have discovered Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s. Why Just Fruit™ Spreads? Besides the fact that these delicious spreads aren’t full of processed sugars, they are delicious and only made with the most simple of ingredients. My favorite is the Strawberry Just Fruit™ Spread, which only has 5 ingredients: Concentrated Organic grape juice, Organic Strawberries, Apple pectin, Ascorbic acid, and Citric acid. The Fruit spreads come in Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Superfruit, Raspberry, Black  Currant, Blackberry, and Apricot. Be sure to check out all of the delicious flavors that are available, and make sure you always choose the jams that don’t need processed sugar to taste wonderful. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor for your...

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Katy Perry Preps for World Tour with Diet and Exercise

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in Fitness, Nutrition | 1 comment

So how does one prepare for a World Tour? If you are Katy Perry, who is scheduled for her 95-date “California Dreams” tour, you prepare by starting on a strict diet and exercise routine. Katy Perry’s Diet Katy started a diet that consists of eating healthy meals – with the occasional splurge. “I’m on a meal plan, which absolutely sucks — but on Sundays I get to have a cheat day where I go buck wild and eat In-N-Out Burger”. Katy Perry’s Exercise After Katy enjoys her weekly splurge, the 26 year old singer is making sure she doesn’t just stay still after enjoying a burger. Katy definitely keeps herself very busy, stating “I feel like I’m training for the Olympics!”. There’s a reason that weekly splurge isn’t effecting her too much… “I’ll work out, go to a vocal...

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Easy Rice Pudding

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipes | Comments Off on Easy Rice Pudding

Ingredients: •1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice •1 1/2 cups rice milk •1/2 cup to 1 cup of creamed honey •1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Step 1) Cook the rice as normal. Step 2) In a pot on the stove at medium heat, combine the cooked rice, rice milk, creamed honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir until creamed honey is melted completely. Step 3) Pour Rice Pudding into 4 bowls, and add the rest of the cinnamon on the top of each bowl as a garnish. Notes: Do you need an easy recipe that tastes delicious? This Rice Pudding recipe is very easy to make (even my husband can make this on his own!), and it’s healthy for you too. Oh yeah, you would never know that it’s gluten free and lactose free…because it tastes that good! ; )...

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Causes and Treatment of Cold Sores

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Natural Solutions | 1 comment

Cold sores are small sores that appear on the lips, mouth, or nose. The sores can be painful and usually last a few days. What causes Cold Sores Cold Sores are caused by an Autoimmune problem, which is not the same thing as a viral infection. Cold Sores can sometimes be a reaction to a weak immune system, stress, or even certain types of foods such as chocolate, citrus, or wheat. Correct Diagnosis? A lot of people (including WebMd!) confuse Oral Herpes with Cold Sores – which are two very different things. It is important that you get the correct diagnosis because cold sores will not respond to medicine meant to aide herpes. Below is a video by Dr. Mercola about Cold Sores and Herpes – and how to naturally treat them. Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free...

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Miranda Kerr’s Natural Birth

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Baby, New Mom | 1 comment

Let’s face it, celebrities aren’t always known for being the best role models…but Supermodel Miranda Kerr is an inspiration to all women when it comes to being a healthy new Mom. Natural Birth She may be known as being a petite supermodel, but I recently learned that Miranda Kerr is one tough woman! Miranda made the decision to have a natural birth, which means that she didn’t use any pain medication while she gave birth to her son, Flynn. Miranda explains that she had a long and “difficult labour”, but with the help and encouragement from her supportive husband, Orlando Bloom, she was able to make it through the entire birthing process just fine. The happy couple welcomed their baby boy on January 6th 2011, who weighed a healthy 9 pounds and 12 ounces. Wow! I just keep thinking...

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Cayenne Pepper

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | Comments Off on Cayenne Pepper

This amazing spice is usually known for its culinary purposes, but it also aides weight loss and has many medicinal benefits. Read on to see why Cayenne Pepper is one of the biggest health secrets you never knew about. Benefits •Increases the Metabolism • According to research done by Dr. John Christopher (natural herbalist), Cayenne Pepper can be used to stop a Heart Attack within 30 seconds of use, by drinking warm water with 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. • Lowers Blood Pressure •Kills cancer cells in the pancreas, prostate, and lungs. •Heals Stomach Ulcers •Boosts Circulation •Cleans arteries and lowers cholesterol •Contains antifungal properties Intake Powder – This is the most common form of Cayenne Pepper, and easily found in the spices isle. This is an easy way to add Cayenne Pepper to your meals. Dried Flakes – Another form...

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Benefits of Interval Training

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Fitness, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Benefits of Interval Training

We all know that exercise is essential for controlling blood sugar, normalizing insulin levels, and getting or staying in shape. There are different techniques that can help you exercise, and Interval Training is one of them. What is Interval Training? Rather than just doing cardiovascular exercise, Interval Training is a type of physical training which involves bursts of high intensity work and then followed by periods of lower intense workouts. Interval Training can be used with different types of exercise methods, such as running, stair climbing or cycling. Most adults should be able to handle this type of exercise, but if you have a known heart condition, you should see a doctor (cardiologist) first to give you the clear to start incorporating Interval Training into your exercise routine. How to Incorporate Interval Training During your Exercise: 1)  Choose an...

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Ricki Lake: From size 24 to size 4

Posted by on Jan 14, 2011 in Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss | 1 comment

Without surgery, Ricki Lake went from a size 24 to a healthier size 4. If it wasn’t with surgery, how did she do it? Her tips are something you can do yourself if you are trying to get down to a healthier weight. Big-Boned or Overweight? At her heaviest, Ricki weighed a total of 260 pounds. She managed to lose 110 pounds when she started to host her own TV show, and she maintained her weight of 150 pounds for 15 years.  Due to her weight, Ricki always thought she was just a big-boned girl. After her final pounds dropped, she realized she wasn’t the big-boned girl she once thought she was. “I’ve realized that my bones are a lot smaller than I thought.” -Ricki Lake How Ricki Lake lost the last 30 pounds You don’t need surgery, you...

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