Drink Water FIRST In The Morning

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 Six months ago I traded in my first of 3-4 mugs (not cups) of coffee in the morning for 8 ounces of pure unadulterated water; often adding fresh squeezed lemon juice for a super-boost. Why did it take me so long to let go of coffee first thing in favor of water, when I absolutely […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Get Skin Ready for Winter

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I know that we just made it into fall. But we all know that’s just the precursor to winter and the cold weather that it brings. This is a amazing time of year. The sky starts sparkling, leaves begins to fall and the holidays are near. However, cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. […]

Hydrated And Happy

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“We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.” Hydration, hydration, hydration.  Definition of HYDRATION  1: the act or process of combining or treating with water as the introduction of additional fluid into the body 2: the quality or state of being hydrated; especially: the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues […]

Turn Your Coffee Habit Into A Healthy Morning Ritual With These 5 Tips

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Besides water, what do you put into your body every single day? For many of us, the only other thing we eat/drink religiously is coffee. And often it is the very first thing that goes into the body after a night of fasting. Many health & wellness gurus would recommend skipping the coffee and starting […]

H2O, Hydration & More: The Healthy Wonders of Water

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If you’re looking for a simple way to unwind from your stress-filled life, try this: drink a glass of water. Sound too easy? The link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well — and […]

Cold Shower? Seriously?

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I absolutely ADORE this picture! This is how I first felt when it was suggested I try cold showers in the morning. First of all I’m a predominately Vata dosha physically. That means I’m naturally cold, light, airy and dry if I don’t keep myself in balance. So the thought of stepping into a cold […]

H2O, Hydration & More: Coconut Water

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Coconut water is a liquid that forms naturally inside the shell of a coconut. It’s a common drink in many tropical countries and is becoming more popular in the U.S. Some companies market it as a natural sports drink. Why do people drink coconut water? In many countries, coconut water is thought to have health […]

H2O, Hydration & More: 7 Wonders of Water

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Stay Slimmer With Water Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full. Replace calorie-filled beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller. Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism – especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the […]

H2O, Hydration & More: Water Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydration?

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You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day. True or False? CORRECT ANSWER: False. There’s no evidence for the oft-repeated assertion that people need at least eight glasses of water per day. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men consume the equivalent of about 125 ounces of water daily and that women […]

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

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The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it […]