[:en]SAFE + NON-TOXIC WAY TO WASH YOUR PRODUCE[:es]COMO LAVAR LAS FRUTAS Y VERDURAS SIN QUIMICOS[:]

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With a family of four, and two kids who looove to eat, I’m forced to buy an enormous amount of fruits. From grapes, strawberries, apples, oranges, the list goes on. I always try to buy organic, but sometimes it’s just not an option if its not available.

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[:en]HOMEMADE COLD REMEDY[:es]REMEDIO CASERO PARA EL RESFRIADO[:]

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Having two kids in school and daycare comes with its problems… They get sick often. Some more than others, and my kids are fortunate to be more on the “less” side. They don’t get sick often, but when they do, I’m cautious about what I treat the cold with. I never give them pharmacy bought drugs of any kind, and usually just let the cold pass on its own. But, when they need a little help I go for homemade remedies.

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[:en]DEHYDRATION MAY BE THE CAUSE OF YOUR HEALTH COMPLAINTS[:es]LA DESHIDRATACION PODRIA SER LA CAUSA DE TUS PROBLEMAS DE SALUD[:]

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Making perfect meaIs and eating 100% healthy is just unrealistic when you’re a parent. I do so many things to keep me and my family healthy and yet I had forgotten about the most fundamental part of being healthy and functional. WATER.

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[:en]WHY + HOW TO EXFOLIATE + NON-TOXIC SKIN CARE[:es]COMO + PORQUE EXFOLIARSE + CUIDADO NO-TOXIC DE LA PIEL[:]

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Unlike the toxins we consume from our food, that enter our digestive system first, chemicals in our skin products enter our bloodstream in a matter of seconds. Just think about birth control and nicotine patches. Plus, about 80% of the ingredients in skin care products have never been tested. So for me, instead of trying to add so many skin products to my skin, I prefer going simple, and just use natural, healthy, nourishing oils.

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[:en]HOW I DETOX + HOW I CURED MY ECZEMA[:es]COMO YO HAGO UN DETOX + COMO CURE MI ECZEMA[:]

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I’ve been asked plenty of times to post recipes for detox drinks or detox concoctions. The reason why I never post recipes for these “detox drinks” is because they dont really detox, they help, but they dont really detoxify your body. I’m talking about the fruit infused waters with cinnamon and ginger and such type of recipes that don’t really do much. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they don’t have any benefits. They do, I’ve been drinking turmeric infused water for a couple days now. But what they dont do is detox the body of junk in just one sip.

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[:en]DIY HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT[:es]TRATAMIENTO CASERO PARA EL CRECIMIENTO DEL CABELLO[:]

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I’m all about non-toxic beauty. I use nothing but oils on my skin, and when buying shampoo’s and other beauty products I try to buy products that are as clean as possible. Toxins and chemicals in beauty products can penetrate the skin. Studies have demonstrated that they can end up in our system, affecting us as much as the toxins in our food do.

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[:en]WARMING GINGER + TURMERIC + CINNAMON TEA[:es]TÉ DE JENGIBRE + CÚRCUMA + CANELA[:]

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It’s cold, my feet are cold, my hands are cold … I’m cold. Thankfully, I’ve always loved tea. Ginger tea especially. Ginger is the ideal tea for colder weathers as it has a very warming effect and can be beneficial for colds and sore throats. Pairing it with cinnamon will definitely make it a very soothing and warming drink for colder days.

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[:en]EATING ORGANIC ISN’T A NEW THING[:es]COMER ORGANICO NO ES ALGO NUEVO[:]

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It’s amazing how things change and we adapt to modern technologies and methods.

About 80 years ago pesticides did not exist. Conventional agriculture by nature was “organic”. In 1940 the first pesticide was invented to avoid the loss of production that at that time was about 7%. It should be noted that, due to the resistance that pests have acquired to these pesticides, currently the loss is around 13%. So, it has become a vicious cycle, and the losses are even larger.

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[:en]CHILDHOOD & PUBERTY, NUTRITION AND CANCER RISK[:es]INFANCIA & ADOLESCENCIA, ALIMENTACION Y EL RIESGO DE CANCER[:]

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People tend to see in a positive light when a child reaches a tall stature early on or matures or develops faster or younger than expected. Yet, this cannot be further from the truth. Actually, it has been demonstrated in studies that premature developments are associated with hormone related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer.

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[:en]DO YOU EAT FRUITS EVERYDAY?[:es]COMES FRUTAS TODOS LOS DIAS?[:]

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Sugar is the single worst ingredient in modern diet. It has way too many calories, has no nutrients and damages your metabolism. According to the USDA (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture) estimates that the typical american consumes around 30 teaspoons of added sugar (not from fruits) a day.

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[:en]MICROWAVE DANGERS [:es]PELIGROS DEL MICROONDAS[:]

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Microwaves heat food by making water molecules in the food to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your food. That is why food with lots of water heat up faster. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people don’t realize is that it can also cause change in your food’s chemical structure. This distorts and deforms the molecules of whatever food or other substance you subject to it.

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[:en]IS POPCORN HEALTHY?[:es]SON SALUDABLES LAS PALOMITAS DE MAIZ?[:]

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Did you know?? That even though 90% of corn in the U.S. is genetically modified, popcorn isn’t!! As a health nut and being aware of how most corn in the states in GMO, I was incredible shocked to know that in fact it isn’t.

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[:en]CREAMY WHITE TEA [:es]CREMOSO TE BLANCO[:]

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I’m absolutely obsessed with tea and anything related to it. During the night, you’ll usually find me sipping on chamomile, ginger, nettle leaf or burdock tea…just to name a few. And if you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I’m also into kombucha, which is a fermented black tea loaded with gut and other health benefits.

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[:en]GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE CARROT CAKE[:es]BIZCOCHO DE ZANAHORIA LIBRE DE GLUTEN Y LACTEOS[:]

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After trying a delicious carrot cake the other day at the farmer’s market, and craving it for days I decided to make one on my own. The cake I had at the farmer’s market was barely sweet, non-greasy and coated with walnuts. It was gluten, dairy, and (I think) sugar free.

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[:en]A MORNING AT THE FARMER’S MARKET[:es]UNA MAÑANA EN EL MERCADO[:]

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I really enjoy visiting local farmer’s markets. There’s so much variety of produce and homemade products. From soaps, essential oils, beverages, gluten free baked goods, and many more. It’s one of the few places where I can buy food, and be completely sure that what I’m buying is created using minimal processing, with the best and safest ingredients there are.

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