I’ve saved this article 20 tips for a healthy lifestyle for a noteworthy occasion. What’s the noteworthy occasion you ask? This month marks the four-month time frame of the pandemic. I never thought social distancing would go on for this long but it’s important to discuss how to focus on a healthy lifestyle. At the same time, look ahead and realize it’s time to start living a better life especially since in some areas businesses are still closed. There are many things we can do to help improve our lifestyle.

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WHAT IS THE BEST MACA POWDER? Another adaptogenic herb? YES, maca is on the long list of adaptogenic herbs which helps the body naturally return balance and build resilience during times of stress. The three types of stress it can help with are emotional, physical and mental.  The maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii, is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng.

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According to www.themacaexperts.com, Maca works in the endocannabinoid system of the brain and body. The main medicinal properties can be attributed to bio-active chemicals called macamides and macaenes. These metabolites are completely unique to maca and are responsible for most of its adaptogenic activity.

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WHAT ARE ADAPTOGENIC HERBS-the history, types and uses

I first heard the word ADAPTOGENIC when I started taking Moon Balance and learning about the herbs in it.  But what are adaptogenic herbs?  They are a group of nontoxic plant herbs including some mushrooms that help support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress.  The body uses adaptogens to help protect against mental, physical and emotional stress.  I love learning about all these herbs and trying supplements containing them.  Most recently I tried Moon Balance that has Shatavari and Maca in it.  My article what is Shatavari explains many details about the herb Shatavari and how Moon Balance has helped me.



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WHAT IS SHATAVARI-the alternative choice for health

Shatavari has numerous benefits unlike any other herb and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It nourishes the body and is especially beneficial for the female reproductive system.  When I published a review on Moon Balance, the ingredient Shatavari was on the label. I had never heard of this ingredient before so I decided it would be fun to research it.

 So what is Shatavari? Shatavari is from India and is a member of the asparagus family. It’s also known as Asparagus racemosus and is an adaptogenic herb. It can also be found in Africa and Asia flourishing in shady and low altitudes. The tuberous root is the portion that is used to prepare the powder. The rejuvenating tuberous root has a sweet taste combined with a little bitter taste. The roots are the inspriation behind the name shat meaning one hundred and avar meaning below, literally translating to mean the plant that has one hundred roots below ground.

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WHAT IS MOON BALANCE-my success story shared

I love success stories and this is definitely a success story! Since suffering from female hormone issues I was searching for a natural solution. I searched online and found Moon Balance. What is Moon Balance you ask? It’s a pink powder you mix with water, juice or add to a smoothie. It is packed with natural ingredients from around the world that they have created just for us.

And who are they you ask? They are YourSuper, a company founded by an amazing couple, Michael and Kristel, who have dominated the market with outstanding products made from super plants and a special mixture of plant based powders to create miracles for our health. They claim to be on a mission to improve peoples health and I believe it! It is known that people get sick due to poor diet and lifestyle decisions. Knowing this, YourSuper has created these superfood and plant protein mixes with careful planning and preparation.

Check out my entire review here and click on the Moon Balance photo for more info.  Be sure to use discount code HEALTHYFOODIE at checkout.


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The best alkaline water machine reviews is a topic I’ve been wanting to share more about. But why should you get an alkaline water machine? Some advocates of alkaline water believe it can neutralize acid in the body. People that suffer from a variety of medical conditions for example acid reflux or unhealthy skin may consume alkaline water to improve their health.

It’s a bit of a mystery exactly what it can help with if anything and there are very few studies published. I still think its helpful to see the different machines and decide if you want this in your kitchen. Be aware though that any serious medical condition should always be discussed with your doctor.

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WHAT IS IN ALKALINE WATER-and can it improve your health?

It has been regarded as the most healthful water available. But what is in alkaline water? The specific ingredients can differ in a glass of alkaline water but it could have calcium chloride, magnesium sulfate, silica, potassium and sodium bicarbonate. These ingredients help make alkaline water more alkaline and less acidic.

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THE BEST VITAMINS FOR WOMEN-and why I went to a Naturopath

I really love this topic the best vitamins for women for many reasons. The main reason took place many years ago when I was just feeling so awful. I wasn’t sleeping through the night and felt so tired during the day. One morning I woke up feeling very lethargic. My bones ached and I felt like I was going to faint. I was also experiencing a chronic cough that would cause me to vomit at times due to the severity of the cough. I knew something wasn’t right but at the time I chose to put everyone before my own health. I really had never taken care of my health and finally decided to do something about it. It was a time in my life that family was the center of my universe just like they always are. I reached out for help but there wasn’t anybody home to help me.


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WHAT IS WELLNESS FORMULA-and does it work?

I secretly call it the Wellness Miracle but the real name is Wellness Formula.  It happens to be healthy, natural and it actually works when I feel my immune system is compromised.  The products full name is Wellness Formula Herbal Defense Complex and I’m going to share with you my experience.  It’s from Source Naturals and is available at many different retail and online stores.


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=>>Wellness Formula contains a powerful combination of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals formulated to boost your well-being<<=

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HOW TO BENEFIT FROM BIOTIN-and are there risks?

What is in Biotin? Biotin is a water-soluble micro nutrient found in certain foods and is also known as Vitamin B7 or Coenzyme R. Converting food into energy is the main benefit from biotin. Biotin promotes appropriate function of the nervous system and is essential for liver metabolism. It helps the body metabolize carbs, proteins and fats. How to benefit from biotin depends on some important lifestyle factors and overall health. Biotin can be consumed by way of certain foods or by taking a supplement. Biotin has been used to help with improving thinning hair, weak nails and problematic skin but please note there isn’t much research around the subject. The research is limited.

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