6 Big Reasons to Appreciate Aloe

Aloe Plant

As you read through these bullet points keep in mind that most of them could apply to conditions inside and outside of the body! Aloe can be used directly from the plant, or purchased as juice and gels. Always make … Continue Reading…


How to quit soda, sports drinks and coffee.

quit soda

A gradual transition is usually needed for eliminating soda, sports drinks, and coffee from your diet. But it is totally doable if you know where to start. Give yourself the chance to move away from those not so healthy drinks … Continue Reading…


Never Say Die Beauty / Fashion Flash

No Nonsense Beauty Blog

After living in New York City as a student and an ad exec, Allison moved back to a quiet town near the ocean in New England. Allison travels around the US moderating focus groups. She works with a variety of … Continue Reading…


Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Bread Gluten-free and Vegan if desired

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

This spiced pumpkin bread is perfect as a breakfast treat or mid-day snack. The inspiration was adapted from the pumpkin spice bread recipe in “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. The recipe uses an egg replacement since it … Continue Reading…


Sustained Energy Smoothie Recipe

sustained energy

Smoothies are a great way to keep you going strong all day long. The protein, fat, and fiber in this recipe give you sustained energy, and the super fruit concentrates keep the immune system boosted when you may be most … Continue Reading…


Roasted Chickpeas. Easy appetizer, side dish, salad topper, or perfect healthy snack.

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are super easy to make, and make a great appetizer, side dish, or perfect healthy snack. Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans and are grown all around the world. High in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, you … Continue Reading…

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People who sit all day – stand up!

Tips for people who sit all day

Your sitting habits affect your posture and spine. They may also cause backache and damage your back muscles. Good posture is important for your health. People who sit for more than 8 hours a day, are negatively impacting their spine, … Continue Reading…


High Intensity Training (HIT) and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts

High Intensity Training

High Intensity Training (HIT) and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Wait, they are two different things? Yes. You may have overheard either one of these talked about at the local coffee shop, at a wedding, or read about it in … Continue Reading…


Get your potassium from food and super foods, it is easy! You shouldn’t need a supplement.

Avocado has Potassium

If you have been following us for a while now, you know we love supplements. Huge fans! But, as much as we love supplements, we always look to food first, then super foods and herbs, and then to high quality … Continue Reading…


Recipes: Whipped Coconut Cream Frosting and Whipped Cream. Both Vegan and Fabulous!

Vegan Whipped Cream Recipes

You don’t have to be a vegan to to appreciate delicious foods that don’t contain animal products. Reducing the dependance on animal ingredients is good for you and the planet. Below are two different ways to make excellent vegan dessert … Continue Reading…


Busy day Breakfast Smoothie. Fuel: Coconut oil, Plant Protein, doubled Greens

Breakfast Smoothie

This breakfast smoothie is built with a busy day in mind. If you know you will need extra energy, for extended lengths of time, requiring extra brain power and focus, this is the kind of smoothie recipe to follow to … Continue Reading…


Fungus IS among us! Do you care?


Our goal here at SW is to give you important information on health and wellness that is more than just the “basics”, but that doesn’t overwhelm the reader with so much science that it loses the impact of importance. We … Continue Reading…


Recipe: Vegan (if you choose), Gluten Free, Easy, Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan GF Pumkin Muffins

We have 2 versions of our pumpkin muffins recipe for you. Michelle gave us the base, and Melanie decided to make these on a whim for company one weekend without shopping for the exact ingredients beforehand. So we have indicated … Continue Reading…

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8 Natural Remedies for Bug Bites and Skin Rashes.

Natural Skin

1. Green/Black Teas: One of the best available natural remedies are “used tea bags”. They quickly reduces the inflammation and rashes. 2. Aloe Vera Gel: Apply Aloe Vera onto the infected body part. It helps in hydrating the affected area and ease … Continue Reading…


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil and Spelt Flour

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies come out so good. The combination of coconut oil and spelt flour is amazing! You can use an egg substitute in these with no problem. A gluten free flour blend would work as well. Spelt is … Continue Reading…