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Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil

Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil

A close relative of the common garden sage, the clary sage is a perennial herb that grows from May to September. When converted into an essential oil, clary sage provides outstanding benefits for your eyes, nervous system, digestion, and kidneys. Although ...

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Not really secret

So this isn't really a secret but it's something that I have really noticed with my own progression throughout my time with sparkpeople.
I joined in 2012 and have enjoyed using the food and exercise trackers throughout this time but my weight has yo-yoed during these 4 years and I think I have f...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Ive begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Do we need to take our vitamins?

Mothers used to tell their children to "take your vitamines" in order to stay healthy, but how many people popped a vitamin, grabbed a cup of coffee, and headed out the door? Do we need to take a vitamin?
Multivitamin/mineral pills are the most commonly used supplements in the United States. A m...

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Fighting depression successfully

I have many things to be sad about in my life right now but I am not letting it get me down. I am fighting through it patiently waiting for better days.

My secret is multi-fold. The first thing I do is reach out to my support team, mainly my adult daughter. Sometimes my depression is so de...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Healthy Secrets Motivate

My success is to focus on staying healthy.

Tools for success:

It happens to be a mind game. Knowing the foods that trigger mindless eating is one beneficial tool.

Knowing the vegetables and fruits that keep me from eating sweets and too many carbs also is a tool.

Remembe...

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Why Starch Should Be at the Center of Your Plate

Why Starch Should Be at the Center of Your Plate


People are so afraid of starch and carbs these days, but we want you to unlearn everything you think you know about them. Despite the constant headlines, it is not carbohydrates that makes people fat and sick.

On a whole-food, plant-...

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It's hard work to lose!

It takes dedication and hard work to lose weight. If you decide to lose weight you need to be 100 percent in it. Don't stop if you don't lose as quickly as you feel the weight should come off. You need to stay focused and know it took a long time to get where you are, so it will take time to get the...

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