Health Tips

Health Tips from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

Healthy Summer Superfruits

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There’s nothing like biting into a rich and refreshing piece of fruit on a hot summer day here in Hawaii – and the more nutritionally packed it is, well, so much the better. Read on to learn about some nutritiously rich local fruits that are in season.

The Truth About Sunscreen

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While you might think slathering on sunscreen before a day at the beach is a good idea, it turns out it might actually be harmful – not only to your health, but to the health of coral and marine life.

Healthy Gifts for a Happy Mother

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On the hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas? Whether you’re a mother wanting to treat yourself, or whether you want to show love to your own mother, here are some gifts for mothers of all ages:

Lighten Your Footprint: Eat Local, Fresh, Organic and Plant-Based

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It’s true:  your diet can go a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint – that is, each of us contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

Tips for Growing Your Own Garden

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One of the best and most rewarding ways to live sustainably is through gardening and growing some -- or even all -- of your own produce, even if it’s just on your lanai or in a backyard garden.

Some tips to get you started:

Avocados for the Heart

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Good news: not only are avocados a tasty addition to mealtimes, but new studies indicate the green fruit packs a powerful nutritional punch, particularly for your cardiovascular health. 

Plant-Based Recipes for Healthy Weight

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It’s a brand new year, and with that comes an opportunity for you to try and incorporate a more plant-based diet.

Healthy Holiday Cooking Substitutes

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With the holiday season in full swing and you begin to think about recipes, consider making a few ingredient changes that will be good for your health and your waistline, while not taking away from the overall tasty experience of your favorite meals.

Fall Fitness Tips

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Now that it’s finally cooling down after our mega hot summer, exercising outdoors is finally more appealing.  And with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, staying in shape may be an even higher priority, so you can enjoy holiday fare without the extra weight gain.

Kombucha for Health

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By now, you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the popular fermented beverage that’s taken the health world by storm. The slightly slimy, vinegar-like concoction of tea, yeast and bacteria isn’t new; in fact, some believe it’s been around since the year 220 B.C. in Manchura.1