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I have been working on getting healthy. I am trying to lose weight but also to feel better over all. I started with my natural smoothies that I am enjoying daily. Now that my energy level is picking back up I am ready to take the next step and get physical. I have to say that I am NOT a physical person. I do not like to exercise or getting hot and sweaty. I realize that physical activity is something that my body needs but it is a struggle for me. And now that I am so out of shape and over weight it is especially challenging. Sometimes...

This is another delicious recipe I tried this week. This is another version of the power smoothie  that I shared earlier. Similar in the way it energized me but very different in taste. Another yummy version.   I have found that adding the flaxseed makes me feel full longer and helps my mood. It is full of fiber and omega 3. The Soy Milk is much easier on my stomach than the skim or low fat milk and I love the vanilla flavor! 4 big strawberries 1/2 cup soy milk 2 tablespoons Flax Seed 1 AvocadoPeel the avocado and...

I have been incorporating fruit and vegetable smoothies into my daily diet the last few weeks. Many of you have asked that I share the recipes and I am happy to do so. I just experiment each day with what I have on hand. Today’s creation was amazing! Avocados are full of nutrients for the brain and suppose to boost energy so I created a sweet Avocado Strawberry Smoothie today. I used a little milk substitutes in this one, which I normally do not do, but it gave it a wonderful texture. It was so creamy and delicious and really energized...

Did you know that a few items from your kitchen can create the perfect natural homemade chocolate body scrub? That’s right! You can create the luxurious natural body scrub that you would buy at a specialty beauty shop. This recipe only takes minutes and costs less than a dollar to make. The following recipe was enough to create 3 small gifts. You can manipulate the measurements to create larger amounts. Homemade Chocolate Body Scrub Recipe:1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup olive oil (can use less...

Did you know that there is a strong connection between Diabetes and oral health? Diabetes can reduce the body’s resistance to infection, which can affect gums.  A common oral health problem associated with diabetes is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a  chronic inflammation and infection of the gums. High glucose levels in saliva help plaque thrive on your teeth. Plaque can harden into tartar which makes brushing and cleaning between teeth more difficult. It is important for people with Diabetes to look for the following....

WOOHOO! I did it! I stayed on the “get healthy” track for 2 weeks! I wanted to drop in and give you an update. But first here is a little recap. I decided I needed to make a change. I knew all the things that did NOT work so I decided it was time to make a real change in my lifestyle including healthy foods and being more active. I went to one of my favorite stores in search of healthy meal options for me. They had to be something super easy and yummy! I picked up lots of fruit and salad items. I discovered a variety pack of...

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