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Easy changes to go "natural" with your health

Naomi de la Torre is freelance writer and stay-at-home-mom with two delightful boys, ages three and six. Naomi has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, is a self-proclaimed salsa diva, and can make a killer octopus ...

Natural ways to improve your health

In today's world, natural living is soaring in popularity as people discover the dangers of exposing themselves to the toxins that fill our environment.
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Empower yourself by adopting a natural lifestyle. Discover practical, easy tips for a natural approach to health and wellness.

Eat clean

Get lean and mean when you eat clean. We all know that a healthy diet directly impacts our overall health. Taking processed foods out of your diet helps rid your body of the toxins that are weighing it down. Take control of your health and eat fresh, whole unprocessed foods. You will increase your energy, protect yourself from illness and even lengthen your life.

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Want to jumpstart your journey to natural health? Smoothies and juicing are two easy ways to boost your daily intake of fresh fruits and veggies.

Exercise outdoors

Boost your mood naturally when you exercise in the great outdoors. Not only is it good to get out there and breathe that fresh air, but outdoor exercise has been proven to have a wide range of mental health benefits including warding off depression, reducing stress levels, improving mood and enhancing self-esteem. Try to get in one or two outdoor workouts each week.

Discover natural remedies

Open up a world of healing when you discover the benefits of natural remedies. Natural remedies have a long and respected history, having been used for thousands of years all around the globe. Much of modern medicine today has developed out of ancient traditions such as herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, essential oils and healing foods. The best part about alternative medicine is that it is uses no manufactured chemicals and does not produce dangerous side effects like many modern medications. Looking for an alternative health care practitioner near you? Visit the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Green your clean

Going green with your cleaning routine isn't just good for the planet -- it's good for you. The harsh chemicals in many popular cleaners can have a negative impact on your health. Green cleaning is just as effective and cheaper too! You can easily learn to make many all-natural cleaners with simple ingredients like white vinegar, lemon, baking soda and salt. Miss that fresh, clean smell? Add some yummy-smelling essential oils like lavender, vanilla or lemon to your natural cleaners.

Unleash your natural beauty

Your skin is your body's largest organ and a window to the world. When we are healthy, our skin glows and shines. Did you know that most women use an average of 12 beauty products each day? Our skin is naturally absorbent, taking inside everything we put on it. Many manufactured beauty products contain harmful chemicals that can be unhealthy for our skin and body. Thankfully, there are now many excellent options for organic and natural cosmetics. You can also learn to make your own homemade beauty products.

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