Amazing Cinnamon Health Benefits You May Not Have Realized

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Even if you rarely cook or bake, if you have anything in your cupboard in the way of spices, cinnamon is probably one of them. The warming, fragrant powder harvested from the bark of a tropical evergreen bush not only is tasty in a plethora of dishes both sweet and savory, but has a long history of use as a medicinal. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India more than 3,000 years ago.

Maharishi Ayurveda Products International (MAPI) notes that cinnamon is often ...

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Creamy Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats: Protein Packed Breakfast Recipe

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One of the biggest requests I get is for quick and easy ‘meal prep’ ideas. Mason jar recipes are my absolute favorite (I use them for everything) and there are many recipes in the way of overnight oats and even delicious mason jar salads that are quick, convenient and still health conscious. A+A Wellness is all about eating clean and not having it take hours to prep.

Take for example this yummy recipe I made last night. It took minutes to ...

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Part 1: Creating a Chemical Free & Toxin Free Home

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If you knew you were doing something that could potentially harm the health of yourself or your family, would you change it?

I know this seems like an obvious YES & perhaps a strong question to kick this blog post off with but it is heavy on my heart to share the ALARMING information I have learned regarding the chemicals, toxins and hazards that are hidden in the average American home.  Many of these cleaning products and chemicals you use daily. ...

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4 Herbal Teas for Autumn and Winter

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The cool, dry winds, unsettled weather, and decreasing daylight hours that we experience as the season transitions into autumn and winter can be difficult for our bodies and minds. While some of us welcome this rhythmic seasonal change and the downward movement of energy back to the earth and others dread it, we can all benefit by incorporating foods and herbs into our diet ...

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The Dark Side of Tech & How to Keep It From Controlling Your Life.

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As a Traditional Naturopath, one of the many aspects I focus on when it comes to helping my clients achieve success is teaching them how to balance their lifestyle routines and habits. We live in a very fast paced world that can place a lot of demands on our time. These demands have greatly increased with the invention of various ...

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Interview with Mike & Jennifer Rusher: One Couple’s Journey to Getting Healthy & Losing a Combined 86 Pounds!

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When Alex & I first met Mike and Jennifer Rusher, we were so eager to get them on the road to being healthy and fit. They both had big goals in mind, so we set out to create a Customized program that would be tailored to their specific needs. To see how they have changed and GROWN in such a short period of time is so amazing that we had to share. Alex and I are so proud of them ...

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Pumpkin Spice Pecan Nut Butter Recipe: A Cost Efficient Alternative to Expensive Store-bought Brands

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MMMM! Who doesn’t love nut butters? They pack good healthy fats and many benefits. I love using nut butter in my morning breakfast and with organic sliced apples as a snack. The options are endless and its a perfect addition to recipes or to help curb a craving.

A good quality nut butter that is not full of junk, sugar or unnecessary oils will cost ...

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Homemade Crock Pot Chicken Soup Recipe: A Nourishing Soup Perfect for the Fall & Winter Months

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Alex and I love the Seasons and especially the Fall! Nothing says ‘Fall’ better than a warm nourishing soup. In our home, we really focus a lot on Crock Pot recipes that are simple and healthy. We love making bone broth soups, chicken soup and a ...

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Fit Pics & Prep Tips: Meal Prep Tips to Save Time, Energy & Effort in the Kitchen

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As most of you know, Alex and I are less than 2 weeks out from our first competition in a long time. The last time we took the stage together was in 2010. He and I are major goal setters and thought this would be the perfect way to challenge ourselves while motivating Team A+A Wellness. After all, we are huge advocates of practicing what we preach and truly living out this ‘healthy lifestyle’ in all of it’s fullness.

Here are ...

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Building a Strong Mind so You Can Build a Strong Body: 5 Classic Signs of Weak Thinking and How to Fix It.

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For those who know me, you know I love the fit and healthy life. I love eating clean, pushing myself in the gym and I pretty much live and breath the healthy lifestyle. For almost 12 years I have been blessed to help Coach people to health & wellbeing alongside my husband I and have seen countless lives changed through A+A Wellness. We have ...

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