Dabbling with Detox

WAIT! Hold on! Before you freak out, NO I am not going on a detox diet, juice cleanse, or anything of the sort. I feel like whenever the word detox is used, it’s automatically associated with restriction, diets, and only consuming liquids. I’ll admit that when I see the word, my mind goes to those places as well. If you know me, I am not one for juice cleanses, or diets in general. I believe in nourishing your body with real food from the earth. Simple as that. But what I’ve learned recently is that ‘detox’ doesn’t have to be a taboo word. In fact, detoxifying foods can be some of the healthiest foods for you to incorporate into your diet!

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DIY: Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Happy Labor Day to all my fellow Americans! Hope you’re enjoying your time off!

With that blog reader survey I put together a few weeks back, I got a ton of feedback requesting I do more DIY style posts! So here’s one in a series of many to come!

I am a huge popcorn lover and often include it in my night time snack a few days a week. But the microwave kind just doesn’t do it for me…I like the FRESH stuff. So I make it myself! How you ask? Well you’ll be amazed at how simple it is! But before I get into my easy tutorial, I wanted to talk about some other popcorn pleasantries I’ve been enjoying lately. In fact, this popcorn was sort of the inspiration for this post!

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Piping Rock Health Products

Happy Weekend, friends! I am currently shedding a tear as it is the last weekend of summer. What a bummer. But this semester does have some good stuff in store, so I can’t be too sad. And you all certainly shouldn’t be sad because two of you are winner’s of my Nakd bar giveaway! That’s right! The winner’s are announced so head on over there to see if you won!

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WIAW: Fun Foodie Mail

[I can't start this post without acknowledging the loss of Robin Williams on Monday. He was truly one of my heroes and it pains me even more to think that his death came as the result of mental illness. Yet another instance that proves are nation needs to put forth more effort and funding to treating these stigmatized diseases. In honor of Robin, I am asking that everyone make a special submission to the Lend a {Healthy} Hand project this week. For a man who gave so much joy to others, let's cheer each other up by sharing how we've helped others in our own lives lately. Leave your #HealthyHelp in the comments.]

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