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Cooking Tips,Kids,Meal Planning,News,Nutrition,Recipes21 Sep , 2016

“Naturally” Unhealthy for Kids

It’s a sad fact that many brands market kid friendly products as natural or organic, while masking ingredients that may not be healthy at all. An “all-natural” snack could in fact contain xanthan gum, a bacteria produced sugar “slime” that comes from corn, soy or wheat. Even an organic juice can be loaded with too […]

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Cooking Tips,Featured,Purium Products,Recipes,This Not That21 Sep , 2016

Meal Makeover: Fall Comfort Food (Vegetarian Chili and Cornbread)

Bowl of healthy vegan chili with cornbread.

The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground, the air has a slight chill to it, and you are beginning to crave those delicious, warm comfort foods. Autumn must be here! While you’re getting your rake out and putting on a sweater, let’s talk about some Fall food favorites. We have your squash […]

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Family,Featured,Greens,Nutrition,Plant Power,Purium Products14 Sep , 2016

September is National Fruit & Veggie Month!

Variety of fruit and vegetable juices

A whole month dedicated to what we strive to consume most on a daily basis! Why eat more fruits and veggies? Adds color and texture to meals (this is especially helpful if you have kids) Fiber, potassium, phytochemicals, antioxidants, etc. (Get the nutrients you need!) Naturally sweet Low in calories Fruits and vegetables can be so convenient […]

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Dave Sandoval,Featured,News,Plant Power,Purium Products14 Sep , 2016

Ginseng: Red Vs. White American

Fresh Ginseng

Ginseng is often assumed to be a symbol that is representative of Asian culture. However, there are actually two very different kinds of ginseng. Grown in the northeast United States, one in fondly called White American Ginseng or, scientifically, panax quinquefolius and in Chinese, xi yang shen. The other, grown in Korea and China, is […]

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Featured,Plant Power,Purium Products,Research,This Not That7 Sep , 2016

Caffeine: The Pros and Cons

A man sits in his office cubicle surrounded by coffee makers and mugs, but apparently the caffeine isn't working since he seems to be falling asleep.  Horizontal.

Most of us consume caffeine regularly. Whether it’s a morning cup of Joe or an energizing soda for an afternoon pick-me-up, the USA consume the largest amount of caffeine averaging 971 tons per year. In fact, Health Research Funding claims that 54% of Americans get their caffeine fix daily. Out of that 54% of adult American […]

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Cooking Tips,Food,News,Nutrition,Recipes7 Sep , 2016

Gluten: Myths, Facts and More

Even though the gluten-free movement has made mainstream waves, there are still a lot of misconceptions floating around in its wake. To help smooth the ripples, we did some research on the myths, facts and deliciousness of being gluten free. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, “Gluten is a general name for the proteins found […]

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Family,Featured,Kids,Motivation,Outdoors31 Aug , 2016

How to Get Your Indoor Kid More Active

brother and sister are watcing tv, NOTE TO INSPECTOR:

Video games, social media, television and cool air conditioning or warm heaters (depending on the weather), can make some kids prefer the indoors. Some can go hours with their eyes glued to a screen without realizing that the whole day has passed by them. And, if you happen to be the same way, children will […]

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Motivation,News,Nutrition,Sleep31 Aug , 2016

Secret Tips from Olympic Athletes

While many of us may already know these things, it never hurts to receive real validation from the experts. Since some of us are still flying high on the enthusiasm from this year’s Olympics in Rio, we thought it would be inspiring to hear how these incredible athletes manage to “bring it” on a daily […]

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Family,Featured,Greens,Nutrition,Plant Power,Sleep25 Aug , 2016

First Nature Health Instincts

Living in today’s modern culture, going to the doctor’s office and getting a prescription has become our second nature when battling any kind of healthy issue. Did you hear that? Second nature. So, what’s our first? It may be so deep-seated that you can’t realize it. Maybe this will help. Imagine you’re on the second […]

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Aging Gracefully,Featured,Stretches,Work,Yoga25 Aug , 2016

Could Your Desk Job Be Slowly Killing You?

Young Businesswoman Suffering From Backache In Office

If you have a desk job, you’re going to want to read this. A study showed that sitting 6 or more hours a day makes you up to 40% more likely to die within 15 years of someone who sits less than 3 hours a day. Yup, you read that right! Not only are you […]

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Family,Kids,Meal Planning,Nutrition,Plant Power,Purium Products,Recipes,Research18 Aug , 2016

Empowering Yourself and Your Family to Eat Right

Toddler enjoying Fruit Shake Smoothie

School is back in session! Congrats parents, you survived another summer. However, due to the busy-ness of the school year, the celebrating might be short lived. Early drop-off times, piano lessons, homework, soccer practice and hours of carpool are back in full swing and healthy eating becomes a little trickier. But let’s face it, a […]

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Family,Kids,Purium Products18 Aug , 2016

Easy As 1-2-3: Simplifying Back To School

back to school - apple on books with pencils and blackboard

Summer break is over and kids are headed back to school this week! How are they handling it? Even better question is: how are you handling it? It can be hard to get back into the school routine where a bedtime is necessary, you have very limited time in the mornings, you’re back to packing […]

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News11 Aug , 2016

What Does Soda Do To The Body?

Concept of fizzy cola drinks with unhealthy sugar content.

We all know at least one person who LOVES soda. They just can’t get enough of the bubbly, sugary, chemical-filled drink. Below are a few facts that can help convince those loved ones to give it up for good. A few may listen, some may not and one might even quit and endure withdrawal symptoms […]

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Cooking Tips,Meal Planning,Nutrition,Recipes11 Aug , 2016

Last Chance for Summer’s Garden Food

As summer winds down, it’s natural to begin savoring the things that are unique to the season. Beach days, day hikes, backyard fire pit parties and enjoying foods fresh from the garden. August is one of the most bountiful months for summer harvest. Enjoy your last moments of summer with these recipes that include some […]

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Sleep4 Aug , 2016

Relaxing Sleep Amid Summer Thrills

Though summer is a favorite time of year for many, it’s not known as a season of sleep. Loading up 3 months worth of travel plans, hikes, swimming and outdoor fun, surely keeps energy levels high. Add in lots of socializing and holiday parties and that list alone could induce drowsy eyes and a tired […]

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