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    Make Your Own Pet Treats

    Here’s a #TryThisThursday tip for our pet lovers…We check for added and unnecessary ingredients in our food, but do we do the same for our furry friends? If not, maybe you should. These are the ingredients for an unnamed brand of Beef Basted Dog Treats- Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Meat & Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Carbonate, Rice Starch, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Beef Broth, Animal Plasma, Carboxymethylcellulose, Dried Chicken Liver Powder, Potassium Sorbate (to Preserve Freshness), Salt, Natural Flavors, Brewers Yeast, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine…

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    CBD Oil

    Have you ever heard of cannabidiol or as it is more commonly known, CBD oil? It is quickly gaining popularity because of all the amazing benefits it offers! (We understand that topics like this can be controversial, so if you are not interested in learning about this subject, please feel free to skip this article) CBD oil is often misunderstood. It’s important to understand is that there are two types of CBD, and the one we are referring to is the one that is hemp-based (but is not the same as the hemp oil that you may cook with). It does NOT contain THC (the psychoactive chemical in cannabis), it…

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    How to Detox Your Armpits and Make Your Own Deoderant

    We all know that detox is a good thing. It rids us of toxins so we can get healthier and feel better. One place you don’t really think of needing to detox- your armpits. Yes, you read that correctly. You might be thinking, “Why would I need to detox my armpits?” The reason is the harmful ingredients that store-bought deodorants contain. The short list includes: 1. Aluminum- has been linked to osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s 2. Parabens- an endocrine disruptor that interferes with hormone production 3. Phthalates- another endocrine disruptor, linked to infertility 4. Propylene Glycol- a neurotoxin linked to kidney and liver damage 5. Formaldehyde- a known carcinogen Anything that…

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    Bee Pollen

    Bees do so much for us, most of us don’t even realize it. Providing their pollen is just one of these things, and believe it, it’s a GREAT thing: • Reduces inflammation- the anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen have been compared to drugs such as naproxen and acetaminophen. Research suggests that it can be used for acute and chronic inflammatory conditions. • Anti-oxidant properties- It has been suggested that bee pollen’s antioxidant activities are similar to those found in fermented foods. • Protects your liver- Bee pollen protects against oxidative stress and promotes the healing of liver damage caused by toxicity. It also can be used to cleanse the liver.…

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    Aquatic Fitness

    Today’s topic is aquatic fitness- have you ever tried it? Not only is it fun and it burns a lot of calories, but there are other health-related benefits too: 1. Healthy heart rate- when you are in cool water, the blood moves through the body at a faster rate to warm up, so it keeps your heart pumping! 2. Low Impact- Due to the buoyancy of water, there is no stress on the joints, so if you are someone who experiences joint pain, this is the perfect exercise for you. 3. Less room for injury- Pools provide a “soft” environment for workouts. You do not have to worry about falling,…

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    Maca Powder

    Have you ever tried maca powder? This newly redeemed “superfood” is definitely one that you want to put on your list of foods to try. Maca is a type of cruciferous vegetable native to Peru. It has a similar appearance to a turnip or radish. The most common way to consume it is in powder form (mixing it into smoothies or milk) or in capsule form. Now let’s get into all the glorious health benefits! • Nutritional value- provides you with protein, fiber, Vitamin C, copper, iron, potassium, Vitamin B6 and manganese, plus bioactive plant compounds • Menopause relief- may alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes and interrupted sleep •…

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    Trampoline Parks

    Today’s topic is trampoline parks…sounds fun, right? What a great way to get your heart pumping. These parks are popping up all over lately and for good reason – not only is it a place for kids to have a good time, but it is also a GREAT workout and one that does not put excess pressure on your feet and legs. And believe it or not, there are some other amazing benefits that you can get from bouncing around too such as: • Increased lymph flow in the body • Detoxification • Improved immune system • Strengthens skeletal system and increases bone mass • Increased cell energy • Improved…

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    Fruit Ice Cubes

    Here at GOLO, we all love infused waters. They keep us hydrated and they are also delicious! But what if you didn’t have to worry about using all the fruit up before it goes bad? The answer is to freeze the fruit in ice cube trays! You can even use muffin tins if you want to put the fruit ice in a pitcher or bigger container. This makes sure your fruit does not go bad, and it keeps your water cold while slowly infusing it. All you have to do is cut up your fruit (and herbs if you would like) and put them in an ice tray or muffin…