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Mocktails with An Immune-Boosting Punch

Mocktails with An Immune-Boosting Punch

Just like so many of you, I enjoy a really good glass of wine or a cocktail!  For me, having a drink signals fun, reward and relaxation.  And these days, we may also find ourselves reaching for our go-to alcoholic beverage to help reduce stress and anxiety, and to help us relax.  What we might not know, though, is that even small amounts of alcohol—1 drink in an hour—has an impact on the body’s functions and can reduce the function of our immune system.  The body and our livers go into overdrive to process the alcohol, which negatively impacts its...

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Simone Wan

3 DYI Superfood Masks to Bring Your Glow Back!!!

3 DYI Superfood Masks to Bring Your Glow Back!!!

Skin looking a little tired?  Winter skin not coping too well with cold temperatures and drying heat?  Just wanting to get your glow back?  There are so many plant-based remedies and superfoods that can do double duty as both foods that we eat AND put on our skin!  Below are 3 easy DIY face masks that will leave your skin glowing, hydrated and bring your glow back!    Easy Goji Berry Mask Goji Berries are a superfood that isn’t just for eating!  These little red powerhouses can benefit you when applied externally to your skin.  Goji Berries contain powerful antioxidants and vitamins...

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Simone Wan Moran

Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This cauliflower soup recipe is so delicious, we wanted to share it with you!  It's from Anya Vien, a contributor to Yummly, the digital recipe site.  The recipe includes both ginger and turmeric and is just one delicious way to help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain!  Enjoy!   CAULIFLOWER, GINGER, COCONUT OIL, TURMERIC SOUP Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, stemmed and cut into bite-size florets 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup chopped kale 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1 can full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped...

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Simone Wan Moran

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recover Fast and Get Back in the Game!

Recovery, as I’m sure you’ve heard, is important for our body’s healing process.  What can we do to recover fast?  Let's talk about why we are sore in the first place.  When we work out, we break down muscle, which has to be rebuilt.  And with muscle breakdown, we can have some soreness and discomfort.  The soreness and mild discomfort is brought on by inflammation—the body’s natural response is to send in the troops—blood and other support—to heal tissue and make it stronger.  So, some amount of soreness is natural and normal.  However, we all can overdo our workouts, which can...

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Simone Wan Moran