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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted about 15 days ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel and History, Politics, & Biography | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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The Paleo Diet: A Whole Foods Approach to Better Health

Posted about 1 month ago by Amber B

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden and Fitness, Nature, & Travel | Tagged with cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, dairy-free, gluten-free, gluten-free diet - recipes, grain-free, high protein diet - recipes, low carb diet - recipes, nutrition, Paleo, paleo diet, Prehistoric peoples -- Nutrition, primal, quick and easy cooking, snack foods, snacks, wellness and whole foods

Learn more about the Paleo diet and explore a variety of cookbooks from Paleo basics, to cuisine for the discerning foodie.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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New Year, New You

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with beauty, diet, eVideo, exercise, health, meditation, mind-body, mindfulness, nutrition, psychology, resolutions, streaming video, stress management, weight-loss, wellness and Yoga

No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.

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