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People Are Eating This Berry to Fend Off Colds and Flu

Sniffy nose? Feeling a tickle in your throat? Between allergy season and the changing temperatures as we shift to Spring, it’s easy to catch a cold or feel generally under the weather. But did you know that there’s a plant that’s been used since ancient Egypt to fend of colds, sinus issues and more?  For those of you who are familiar with Elderberry, the name might ring a bell as it’s now a trending ingredient in cocktails and beverages. But besides that, elderberries contain a numerous amount of nutritional compounds such as amino acids and vitamins A, B and C that naturally bolster our health.  Not only does it have a strengthened composition, but some of its major properties include:...

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4 Metabolism Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Metabolism is a word most of us know but few of us make an effort to research to our advantage.  With just a few changes you can end your frustration in your weight loss quest, stop metabolism boosting mistakes and rev up your ability to burn more calories.  One of the goals of our recent “Be Balanced Challenge” on Balanced Babe was to ditch the empty calories and processed foods and replace with metabolism boosting, nutrient dense foods.  Consider these other ways we sabotage our efforts when all we need to do is make a few changes. DON’T:  Up Your Body Temp INSTEAD:  Turn Down The Thermostat and Rev Up The Body’s  “Brown Fat” Try turning down your home thermostat to keep your body temperature cooler.  Most of us...

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Detoxing With Ayurveda

I sat down this month with Monica Yearwod, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, to chat about all things Ayurveda. We discuss the different types of Doshas, Ayurveda rituals for naturally detoxing, and what type of medicinal herbs are best for healing purposes. Watch the video here.   Written by Sarah Baker

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My Tips on a Balanced Life

What would you do if you had a chance to dive into any career you want? Would you already know what your passion is? Would it be scary, exciting, and exhilarating all wrapped in one? I took my own leap of faith and jumped into a new career path while feeling unsatisfied with my current life’s path. My name is Sarah and I am the founder of BalancedBabe.com and the BeHealthful Retreat. I live, eat and breathe holistic health and integrative wellness. If you asked me three years ago if I knew where I was going to be in my life today, I would have laughed up a lung. I was head deep in the fashion industry as a model for 13 years, focusing...

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