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What are BCAA’s? BCAAs are branched chain amino acids which are made up of three essential amino acids, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. These three amino acids are considered “essential” because our bodies cannot create them, they must come from our diet. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and have various functions relating to [...]

Ever find yourself looking to sweeten up your meals, but not looking to have the extra calories? Well, there are many alternatives to sugar cane so you can find what works best for you. Some sugar substitutes are chemically produced and others naturally extracted from various plants. People often unintentionally turn to chemically produced sweeteners [...]

It’s amazing how differently your day goes when you have energy and when you don’t. Or maybe it’s not even a whole day; you just start to notice your mood change and your excitement level drop as the day goes on. Let’s take a deeper look at ways you can help prevent this from happening. [...]

Finding the right deodorant or antiperspirant can be tricky. The hard part is that when it doesn’t work, everyone around you notices. Some deodorants can also be too dry, too slimy, or just not have the right scent to suit you. The variety of options can be overwhelming, but hopefully this will help you feel [...]

The word “organic” tends to get tossed around a lot. The first things that come to mind are, ‘healthy, wholesome, and good for the environment.’ But let’s look a little deeper into what it really means when it comes to your oil, grains, bars and supplements. Dictionary.com defines the word as “noting or pertaining to a [...]

Getting sunburnt is probably my least favorite part about summer, but what are you supposed to do about it?

  The human smile is universally an expression of joy, pleasure and friendliness. Many find an attractive smile to be a huge factor in the outward appearance of a person; not only straight, but also white teeth. When not being used as an expression of emotion, teeth function to grind up food for digestion. Two [...]

Mushrooms belong in your Healthy Kitchen because they are a unique source of nutrients that are commonly overpassed. Personally when I hear mushrooms, three words come to mind: delicious, healthy, vegetable; which are only partially true. Delicious: You may feel differently about the taste, but I can hold true to that statement myself. Mushrooms are [...]

Family camping trips are just one of the many highlights of my summers, but my skin and lips may beg to differ. When I was little I remember the two things I despised most about camping: the bathrooms and the bug spray. Bug spray lathered over sunscreen over a dirty body is never a fun [...]

Sore wrists, knees, ankles, and shoulders? Maybe some extra support will help prevent the recurring pain. I grew up in a family that absolutely loves sports, which meant every day of my childhood involved going to some sort of sports practice…soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, you name it, we were there! And to say the least, sports [...]