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6 Reasons to Drink More Water

How many little "ailments" do you experience that can't be improved by taking a few deeps breaths and drinking a nice tall glass of water? I'm not claiming water is a miracle cure-all, but staying hydrated can help optimize our day-to-day functioning. Here are a few of the incredible powers of ... READ the POST

How to Build Strong Bones

What's the first thing you think of when you think of strong bones? If it's milk, you're not alone. In fact, billions of dollars have been spent to achieve exactly that - get Americans to think they need milk to build and maintain strong bones. Is it true that your bones require dietary ... READ the POST

How I Fell in Love with Yoga

Happy Friday and  Happy First Day of SPRING! This was my second winter in Chicago and it felt way harsher than last winter, even though technically it wasn't. My theory is that I hadn't yet experienced the glory of summer in Chicago when I first moved here in November 2013, so winter was all I ... READ the POST

Food-spirations: Easy Asian-inspired Slaw

I'm not typing this up as a recipe because sometimes we just don't want to follow recipes. This is more along the lines of food-spiration. I am a pretty right-brained, science-nerd, analytical type of person. I often don't find myself possessing the creativity that others have when it comes to ... READ the POST

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I honestly never knew how easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract until I saw the idea a couple of years ago and ended up making a bunch of cute little bottles to giveaway for the holidays! A surefire way to ensure purity + quality of your vanilla extract is to make it yourself! All you need ... READ the POST

Top 3 Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet

Happy National Nutrition Month! March is National Nutrition Month so I'm kicking it off with the Top 3 (nutritional) Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet. Research agrees time and time again that the most healthful diets have one thing in common: a foundation of lots of fruits + veggies! In ... READ the POST