Why Added Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

This article was originally published on MotivateHealth.com To eat a diet full of added sugar, one does not have to regularly guzzle soda or devour cupcakes. Added sugar is simply that: added. It is added to several unsuspecting products including foods considered “healthy” such as cereals, breads, fruit juices, granola bars, condiments, pasta sauces and

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Easy Vegan Root Vegetable Lasagna

For my farewell party to Scotland this past weekend, I decided to make a vegan lasagna because it is a delicious and easy way to feed a lot of people on a budget. This recipe is labeled *easy* because I chose to use organic frozen veggies from Whole Foods for this particular recipe. When I

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It’s Time to Take a Break From Alcohol — Here’s How

This article was originally published on MotivateHealth.com. It’s no secret that alcohol is toxic to the body. From high blood pressure to lowering your immune system and raising your risk for certain types of cancer, drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can seriously derail your health. Read on to

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Vegan Ratatouille With Rice

This past weekend, I made my own version of a ratatouille with rice for a going away party for my husband and I . (Just six days until we move to Scotland, now!) It was a such an easy summer recipe to make, though it does take some time. It tastes very similar to a

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Mindfulness: What It Is & How to Practice It

This post was originally published at MotivateHealth.com. By definition, mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them — without believing, for instance, that there’s a right or wrong way to think or

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