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Herb Favorite: Holy Basil

Revered as a sacred herb in India, Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), or Tulsi, is a highly regarded adaptogen herb that loves the heat of summer.  It is related to the Genovese or Italian basil we all know for cooking, but is a pungent powerhouse of flavors-tropical and almost fruity.  Holy Basil can also be used for cooking but is primarily used as an adaptogen in tinctures and teas to help restore and replenish your body’s needs,

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The Truth About Added Sugars and Sweeteners

Sugar is everywhere. So often it feels like it is being added to just about everything we consume, which is frustrating because it’s no secret that a diet high in added sugars is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. According to the American Heart Association the amount of added sugars consumed per day should not exceed 36 grams for men (150 calories or 9 teaspoons) and 25 grams for women (100 calories or 6 teaspoons).  

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Healthy Snacks on the Run

Snacks play an essential role in a healthy diet. When picked properly, they provide extra energy between meals. Sometimes when we don’t have a large appetite, snacks can simply maintain nourishment. Although these mini-meals play a key role in health, choosing quality snacks can be a challenge. Here are some easy ideas that will keep you on track!

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Summer Vacation Without a Holiday from Health

Planning for a summer vacation brings me so much joy. I relish in the time spent researching day trips, excursions, the local history and especially the food! I need to know the local favorites, make reservations at trendy hot spots and taste the must-have regional dishes. And although my phone is now filled with beautiful food photos, I’m also left with the memory of a very unhappy belly. Why? Because I was splurging on the rich,

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5 Tips to a Healthier Summer BBQ

Summer is finally among us and I’m sure you’ll find yourself at a BBQ this season. We all think of grilling as a fun way to bring family and friends together to enjoy some sunshine and yummy food. Unfortunately, typical BBQ foods are not the best for our health. If you find yourself at BBQs often this summer, consider making these healthier choices. With a little bit of planning, you can transform your regular, old BBQ to a deliciously healthy one with these 5 tips!

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Healthy & Easy Summer BBQ Sauce

Hello, Summer! How great it feels to welcome the season of sunshine, long afternoons at the pool, fireflies, and dinner on the grill.  We love a good barbecue, and no grill session is complete without a good sauce! However, so many sauces on the market contain artificial flavors, sweeteners, and junk! 

If you’re like us and love a good barbecue but don’t want to sacrifice your Summer to those supermarket finds,

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