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Yams and Sweet Potatoes are Not the Same (which is best)

Have you ever had the “yam vs. sweet potato” debate? You know, the one about whether the orange or white-fleshed vegetable is a yam or a potato? Do you think you know which is which? Chances are very good that what you think you know about yams is wrong. In fact, you may never have actually had a yam. When you go to the market, you ... Read More »

This Wonder Leaf Could Control Cancer Cells but it Comes with a Warning

Have you ever heard of Neem? Some refer to it as the "wonder leaf" and you're about to learn why! It’s a large evergreen tree that grows in India, Pakistan, and similar tropical regions. It thrives in dry climates and sandy soil, and many think of it as a weed, but it's super useful! For centuries, people have used Neem leaves to keep ... Read More »

Does the Full Moon Affect Your Body?

Ask any teacher if the moon impacts how people act, and you’ll get a quick “Yes!” In fact, one teacher I know says a full moon makes people act crazy. She says the effect is even worse on the parents than the kids she teaches. Nurses will tell you much the same thing. They say more patients go into labor, and that patients with mood ... Read More »

To Peel or Not to Peel Your Produce

When you were a kid, did you make your mom peel your apple slice snack? Did you only eat the inside of your baked potato? Little kids tend to avoid the skins, but as adults, we know better. Skins and seeds of produce are loaded with nutrients and that removing them loses those benefits. A lot of fruits and veggies store most of their ... Read More »

Best Stretches to Start Your Day

Come and stretch with me for an incredible way to begin your day! Follow along as I walk you through my morning stretch routine. I'll show you exactly how I gently wake up my muscles every single day. Yours in health and happiness, Danette P.S. Please share this video with your friends who could use a good stretch and I'd love to ... Watch Video »

How Take Care of Your Skin While Out in the Sun

Are you taking the necessary steps to ensure your skin is safe and cared for? Join me for a VERY IMPORTANT topic as I not only introduce you to my favorite skin care products, but also SHARE MY SKIN SECRET that will probably shock you! Below are links to a couple of the products I mentioned in this video: Elta MD Colorscience ... Watch Video »

9 Serious Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting (and the fix)

Are you a yo-yo dieter? If so, you’re not alone. I know a now-thin woman who says she’s lost 1600 pounds. Ask her about it and she’ll tell you she lost 40 pounds, 40 times over the course of her life. Over the years she had gone to weight loss group meetings and tried every name brand diet. I've seen her eating nothing but ... Read More »

4 Foods to Boost Your Metabolism Now!

Metabolism. We talk about it all the time. You know that it’s related to your weight. But do you know what it really is? More importantly, do you know how to fix it? Metabolism is the body process that takes care of making sure our body has the fuel it needs to run. Turning food into energy is a complex process that combines the ... Read More »

Is Your Brain Stopping You from Burning Fat?

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight or are working on it now, you know all about weight loss plateaus. They’re that annoying period when the scale won’t budge. It happens no matter how well you stick to your plan. Plateaus happen for a reason. Scientists have recently found that they’re the brain’s way of protecting us from famine. ... Read More »

5 Surprising Benefits of Citronella Oil

Have you ever been to a nighttime party where the host used Citronella Oil torches or candles? The smell may be sweet and it does a great job of keeping mosquitoes away. Citronella Oil does not come from the Citronella plant, which is a member of the Geranium family. In a strange twist, the Citronella plant doesn’t keep bugs away. It ... Read More »