Coconut Oil 101

Coconut oil can be used for a variety of things, including cooking, cosmetics and skin treatments. Here are the most frequently asked questions I get about coconut oil. Is coconut oil supposed to be solid? Coconut oil is a food that changes from liquid to solid easily; when it is above about 72-75 degrees F…

Do I need to buy everything organic?

Let’s be honest: Buying organic can be expensive. Budget-conscious shoppers can get the most bang for their buck by prioritizing which organic foods to purchase based on the amount of pesticides they’re likely to contain. According to the Environmental Working Group’s “Clean 15”  here are the 15 types of fruit and vegetables you don’t need to worry about…

Ibuprofen vs Acetaminophen: When Should You Use One Over The Other?

Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are medicines that can help relieve pain or lower a fever. Despite all of the different brand names, there are basically two major types of OTC pain relievers: acetaminophen (Tylenol or Excedrin); and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a broad group that contains ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin. OTC pain relievers…

Immune-Boosting and Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Whether it’s flu season, allergy season, or you’re just in the mood for a refreshing drink, an immune-boosting smoothie is always a good idea. By snacking on something as easy and convenient as a smoothie, you can get in antioxidants and vitamins that will kick-start your immune system into gear. Immunity boosting citrus fruits like limes…
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