The Importance of Washing Fruits and Vegetables


It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.

Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.

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Healthy Snack Suggestions and Recipes

When you’re looking for a snack do you grab the first thing in sight? Or crave the most unhealthy food you have in the house? Instead of doing that, take the time to plan ahead and shop for healthy snacks.

Here are a bunch of ideas for you. In addition to being good for you, they’re pretty tasty too!

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Why Massage Is Good For You

Massage can be a great addition to your wellness routine.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in major hospitals and in daily medical practices as a form of pain management, relief, and integrative health care.

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How to Manage and Alleviate Unwanted Stress

Stress is a natural occurrence. It’s impossible to eliminate but an overabundance can reek havoc on your physical and emotional health. Developing a natural method to relieve stress and manage it, as much as possible, is key to reaching and maintaining overall wellness.

Identify what the stressors are in your life. Is it work, family, health issues, money, or something else? Spend some time analyzing the things that make you feel anxious. Consider writing them down and reflecting on them.



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Scents Affect Your Mood, Emotions and Memories

Scents can affect your mood, emotions, and memories. They are the fastest way to reach your mood center - which is through the limbic system of the brain.

Are there certain smells that bring back childhood memories, a past vacation or make you think of a particular person?

There is a great source for pure, natural scents to support your mood and emotions that’s simple and easy to use. That source is essential oils.


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