Posts by Amy Goodrich


  Effective Ways of Alkalize Your Body   People are often unaware that their body needs to maintain a certain pH level. The body’s desired pH of the blood is around 7.4. Though we cannot change the pH of our blood because only a slight difference in the blood’s pH would lead to death, we can make sure our body’s internal systems have to put less effort in maintaining the right pH. This will take the stress away from our...

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  Discover Spirulina: The Superfood and its Health Benefits   Have you ever heard of this superfood before? Spirulina is a blue-green, super healthy pond algae (aka cyanobacteria). It is a freshwater organism that is now one of the most researched and most talked about superfoods today. Grown around the world (including countries such as Mexico, Africa, and Hawaii), spirulina is famous for its intense green flavor and...

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  Battle That Bulge – How To Avoid Bloating   Bloating is a common problem for a lot of people. You know this all too well if you’ve ever had to unbutton your trousers or suck your belly in because of that unsightly bump — or food baby like we usually call our bellies when they are bloated. Once, before we embarked on our healthy lifestyle journey, a good friend jokingly asked if I was pregnant. Yep, it was that bad in the...

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Health Benefits Of Carob: Not Just Another Chocolate Substitute   If you have been a regular visitor to my blog, then you know I love the taste of raw cacao and dark chocolate. The more cacao content and bitterness the better. I always like to blame my Belgian genes for my chocolate love, or should I call it a chocolate addiction. Luckily I’m living far from the source these days which enables me to manage the temptation....

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  3 Tips For Becoming A Morning Person   Are you having a hard time to wake up earlier than 7 am in the morning? Are you often feeling exhausted that you cannot help but repeatedly press the snooze button on your alarm? Many people have experienced the same thing and they have attributed it to the fact that they are not a morning person. Though some people prefer to be a night owl, being a morning person comes with a host of...

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  The Side Effects Of Turmeric: How Safe Is It For Your Health?   Turmeric has been used thousands of years (particularly in Asia) and it is believed to be the “healthiest spice” in the world. People use it to naturally cure various types of diseases such as chronic inflammation, digestive tract problems, and even cancer. In addition, this spice detoxifies the body by eliminating harmful toxins including free radicals. It has...

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  Staying Healthy With The 80/20 Diet Rule   With practically everyone becoming more health-conscious these days, it’s hard not to be aware of the different diets popping up — Atkins, Vegan, South Beach, Paleo, Ketogenic, you name it. And you’ve probably heard people talking about the 80/20 diet rule. Not really sure what it is? In a simple breakdown of the term, the 80/20 rule refers to dietary balance and is one of the...

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  Why You Should Consider a 72-hour Coconut Water Fast Too   Recently, my husband and I did a 3-day or 72-hour coconut water fast in the name of science and health. While many people believe fasting is an unhealthy and dangerous process, if you are no stranger to the natural health world then I’m sure you have heard about the amazing, positive health effects fasting or intermitted fasting can have on your body. If this...

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  Happiness Meditation: How Meditation Can Change Your Life   When you were a kid, did your parents ever ask you what would make you happy? You possibly asked for a new pair of shoes, a new backpack, or a new toy. Sure, these things made you happy. But as you grew up, you might have come to realize that the happiness you felt from having all of these nice and pretty things was just short-lived. You have come to realize that...

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  6 Easy Tips and Tricks for Eating Healthy at Work   Office work can really affect a person’s health. A desk job gives you a lifestyle of sitting in front of a computer for eight hours at least. It’s very tempting to skip lunch and to stress-eat on chips and candy when you’re racing against an approaching deadline. The combined lack of exercise, unhealthy diet and stress makes office employees exposed to many health risks...

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  Cacao vs Cocoa — Aren’t They The Same Thing?   Chocolate has made the world a better place, and everyone loves it. Or is that just the Belgian in me talking. It smells good and tastes good — especially when you’re having it as a pick-me-up after an especially challenging day. But have you ever wondered where this delicious treat comes from? A lot of people may or may not know this, but chocolate comes from a plant — the...

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  5 Tips On How To Stay Healthy While On The Road   Have you ever gone out of town, with your itinerary and activities in mind and forget that food is essential to one’s well-being? Most likely, you ended up getting take-out or drive-thru fast food while on the road and munching on chips and junk food while on the wheel. Staying healthy even while you are traveling is essential to keeping a sound body and a sound mind. Here...

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