When it comes to a dinner that's both easy and healthy, you can't beat a stir fry. They're customizable, a great way to use up leftover veggies, and taste just as good (if not better) the next day. Start with a basic sauce and add in flavors that work with your ingredients-ginger, teriyaki, or even […]
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Everyone knows skin is the body’s largest organ, but we sometimes forget it is also a vital organ; as vital to our overall health and well-being as healthy lungs or a healthy heart. In addition to helping regulate the body’s temperature, one of the key roles of our skin is to act as a barrier, […]
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Sweet potatoes have a bright orange flesh that’s an unsurpassed source of beta-carotene and vitamin A. Sweet potatoes are also inexpensive and they last a long time before going bad. They’re a great way to amp up your nutrient density on the cheap. Here are some unconventional ways to put them to work in […]
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Ever since I was a teenager, I remember feeling chilled or cold in situations where other people didn’t seem to feel the same way. I grew up in New Jersey, known to have cold winters and hot, humid summers. My hands would be cool even in the summer months, which was a blessing I suppose, […]
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January is the beginning of a new year and also National Hot Tea Month. We are tea lovers here and there are so many amazing health benefits to enjoy from drinking a cup of tea. Do you love tea? To celebrate National Hot Tea Month we are giving away three prizes from Bigelow Tea. This […]
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“I’ll just eat one more…” and then before you know it … the whole package is gone. Labels can be tricky, especially if they say something like “low calorie” or “low sugar.” These claims generally refer to individual servings. But what happens when you eat the whole package? Well, this involves some elementary math, which […]
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I’m going to tell you something you may not want to hear or believe: cough medicine doesn’t work for you or your children. If you’re among the more than 30 million people who run to the doctor every year because of a cough, this isn’t particularly good news. So if cough medicines don’t work, why […]
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Nature has given us countless numbers of herbs and spices we can use to enhance the flavor of our food and delight our palates. Most of those same plants also provide many health benefits that we may not know about or which are still being discovered. Here are some health benefits of herbs and spices […]
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If you want to have noticeably clear and even-toned skin, you should establish a good skincare regimen with organic skincare ingredeints. A good beauty care routine begins with understanding and purchasing quality skincare products that are good for you. The products should be natural, yet effective, and contain no harsh sulfates or harmful chemical by-products. […]
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Nothing like simple homemade granola to fill the house with wonderful welcome home aromas! This granola is not too sweet, so you can just enjoy it plain or add some dried fruit to it if you like it a little sweeter. It’s filled with oats, walnuts and almonds so it is rich in protein, fiber, […]
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Leafy green vegetables, like collard greens, provide us with a host of healthy benefits. Rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron, greens provide B vitamins (folate in particular) and vitamins A, C, and K! Full of fiber, this great collard greens recipe is easy to eat and easy to digest! Ingredients 1/2 cup slivered almonds 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin […]
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Love ginger? Then you'll love these cookies that use all nautral sweeteners, too! Ginger is also good for digestion so eat these without worry. Ingredients 3/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses 1/2 cup applesauce 3 tablespoons grated ginger root 2-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon non-aluminum baking powder 1 teaspoon baking […]
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This delightful drink can be served with or without alcohol depending on your personal preference. It gets its flavors from Bigelow Botanical Infusions and is great served over ice. Ingredients 4 oz Bigelow Botanicals Cold Water Infusions Cranberry Lime Honeysuckle Concentrate .5 oz Lime juice Natural sweetener (as much as you prefer) 1oz Vodka (optional) […]
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This rich and creamy cocoa-nut smoothie is oh, so satisfying. It makes a great breakfast, snack or post-workout drink. Mix yourself one today. Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut milk (shake the can well to mix in the coconut cream or stir well after opening) 1/2 banana 1 tsp. all-natural cocoa powder (I like Camino's) 1/2 avocado […]
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As another year ends, we look forward to a new year and new beginnings. With all the personal resolve we can muster we promise to become a better person. Unfortunately, most people run out of determination around February-when reality has shown them that change means work and commitment! The problem is that we set ourselves […]
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With the holiday season of 2020 upon us, we couldn't think of a better way to spread the cheer than giving away a lot of prizes valued at over $700 total. Although this year has been interesting in many ways (understatement) it was also the year that Naturally Savvy celebrated its 20th birthday. So to […]
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Do you know the secret to relieving stress in your life? Take action. Worrying about it only fuels the fire. If you really want to help reduce or eliminate stress and anxiety in your life, then identify several activities or methods that you enjoy and that fit into your lifestyle and make them a part […]
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Who knew you could make flour from apples, cashews, carrots, and even mangos! It appears that as long as you can dry and pulverize it, you can make fruit flour, vegetable flour, and nut flour. Why would you want to try any of these unique flours? It turns out there are plenty of health and […]
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Do you remember picking the small candy canes off the Christmas Tree and enjoying them as a kid? We do, however, now we know about artificial flavors and colors and we try to avoid them as much as we can. Although there are healthier candy cane options, we came up with a delicious tea-based latté […]
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This healthy salad combines protein and fatty acids from salmon as well as the bitterness of arugula (great for detox), and the sweetness of peaches. Plus poaching the salmon in tea lends it a delicious flavor and keeps the salmon so moist. Yum! Ingredients: For the salmon: 1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil 2 […]
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During times of despair, many of us draw comfort from remembering and daydreaming about happy times. These memories and daydreams nourish our mind, body, and soul and make our present reality more bearable as a form of temporary escapism. I can relate because I’ve been using this coping strategy to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. […]
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It’s here: 5G (5th generation) technology and more and more people are concerned about EMF (electromagnetic fields) and the wide variety of symptoms and health problems associated with it. Although 5G is not the only source of EMF (also referred to as EMR, or electromagnetic radiation), its emergence has highlighted this health concern. Not everyone […]
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These gluten-free scones are made with pure apple flour. Blended from fresh apples in Washington State, Hearthy Foods, makes this sweet flour that is perfect for baking. Here we combine it with one of our favorite fruits, blueberries. These scones are perfect for a snack or brunch. Enjoy. Ingredients 1 large egg or 1 batch […]
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How would you like to breathe easier and cleaner at home or in your office? You can do so by adding some selected house plants to your environment. Certain house plants are better than others at adding oxygen to your living space and improving the overall air quality in that space. House plants clean the […]
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We’ve tackled back-to-school; albeit, we’re still learning. Canadians have enjoyed their first feast of the fall season, Thanksgiving, and the United States will be enjoying there's soon. But how do we maintain our healthy lifestyle and positive perspective with cases rising, flu season around the corner and the holidays drawing near? What was once – […]
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Would you like to give a holiday gift that expresses how much you care about the recipient? We thought so! That’s why Naturally Savvy came up with a list of healthy gifts from eleven different Santas who have great natural options that cover the spectrum from kids to teens, adults, athletes, couples, families, and more. […]
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It’s a phrase that we’re hearing more and more often: no-sodium or low-sodium diet. You see it on restaurant menus, on food items in the supermarket, and in health articles in magazines and on the internet. Doctors, registered dietitians, and nutritionists recommend it for some of their patients and there are many cookbooks are dedicated […]
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Don’t misunderstand me; there’s nothing wrong with basic smoothie recipes that include milk or soy milk, yogurt, fruit, and perhaps a handful of spinach and a dash of vanilla or cinnamon. They are delish, nutritious, and satisfying. But why not get a little adventurous and let that smoothie not only provide a different taste experience […]
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I have a friend who has had a Himalayan salt lamp in her home office for years. Since I don’t have one, I asked her why she did and whether she thought it would be worth it for me to get one too. Her response was something like, “Well, it seems to make the energy […]
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Night sweats and their daytime cousins' hot flashes are common symptoms among women who are entering perimenopause through menopause and postmenopause. Yet these are not the only times or reasons why women experience night sweats. Once you know the reason behind this uncomfortable sleep disruptor, you can take steps to alleviate and perhaps even stop […]
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