Oct 16 2016

Reduce inflammation: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  What is all this talk about Omega 3 fatty acids? Do you need them? Do you get enough of them? Where can you get them? Inflammation is what causes most health problems and keeping that under control is key to optimal health. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation. They are also beneficial to our heart …

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Oct 01 2016

Pathways to Health

  MY PATHWAY TO HEALTHY NOTIONS   It’s funny how you really never know where your life path is going until it up and goes and takes you with it. That is how my pathway to Healthy Notions happened! And this is my story…   Living in a small town in Nebraska is quite the …

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Sep 02 2016

Healthy Notions of Fermented Vegetables

    What is it? Fermenting or lacto-fermentation is a method of food preservation you can use on some of your favorite vegetables. It consists of cutting them up and placing them into a jar, covering with a salt and water mixture (called a brine) and letting it sit for a few days while it …

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Aug 03 2016


   Like Healthy Notions on Facebook!   Mullein and Sage are wonderful herbs that you can grow in your own backyard and when they are ready to give their healthful benefits, you can harvest them for a delightful tasting tea. Mullein can grow as high as 9 feet and has benefits just as big! According …

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Jul 15 2016

Zucchini: Vegetable or Fruit?

    Like Healthy Notions on Facebook! Who doesn’t like zucchini? We love it! But the truth is that there are a lot of people that just don’t like this particular summer squash. It is low in calories (only 33 calories per medium zucchini) chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber as well as …

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Jun 15 2016

Constipation Toxicity

    Why You Should Get Rid of Constipation Fast   If you have regular bouts with constipation for long time, you open yourself up to some serious diseases.  When fecal matter stays in various parts of your colon, your colon walls are exposed to toxic matter. Typically, fecal matter should move quickly and completely …

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May 16 2016

Spicy Sautéed Cauliflower

    Healthy Notions Spicy Sautéed Cauliflower In George Mateljan’s book, *The World’s Healthiest Foods, I found the 5-Minute “Healthy Sautéed” Cauliflower recipe (page 201) intriguing because of the Mediterranean twist, so I decided to try this one as a side dish to a meat entree.  Like Healthy Notions on Facebook! To me, vegetables are …

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Mar 15 2016

Conquer Food Cravings

    Do You Have Uncontrollable Food Cravings? Dr. Daniel Amen has some FANTASTIC health and nutrition tips for controlling those nasty food cravings. Now is the time to get them under control because your health depends on it. You may visit his web site at Amen Clinics.  Like Healthy Notions on Facebook! Below are …

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Jan 20 2016

My Healthy Notion: Have your cake and eat it, too!

   Have your cake and eat it?? Yes! I said have your cake and eat it! How you FEEL about the foods you eat contributes to your overall health. When one feels badly about eating certain food items because they think the food is unhealthy or bad, it leads to negative energy in the body. This …

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Oct 15 2015

Burdock – Blood cleanser and strengthener

   Have you ever wondered how to make one of those tinctures you see in the store? Well, this is the way I make mine and save money doing it. Read on, learn, and save! The medicine is in the root! Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)  has many medicinal and nutritional qualities. It is a great …

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Aug 15 2015

Elderberry Tea

IMMUNE-BOOSTING WINTER HERBAL TEA TO KEEP YOU WARM AND HEALTHY   What is Elderberry? Elderberries come from the Elder plant that produces a black or purplish berry. Only the ripened berries and flowers are used for medicinal purposes in herbal teas, tinctures, and syrups. The rest of the plant (stems, roots, leaves, and seeds) contain …

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May 28 2015

Varicose Veins Nutrition

How to Deal with Varicose Veins Varicose veins occur in women and men, but more frequently in women. Young people tend not to exhibit varicose.  This condition impacts midlife and aged individuals. If you don’t have varicose veins, you are in a good spot not to have them in the future.  So, if you don’t …

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Mar 11 2015

Processed Foods + High Fructose Corn Syrup

  What you don’t know about High Fructose Corn Syrup can hurt you! What is High-Fructose Corn Syrup? High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a very sweet syrup derived from corn and is cheaper to make than sugar. Most corn in this country is a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), so you know that is not a …

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Jan 19 2015

Butterbur – Migraines

  Butterbur: A Natural Remedy For Migraine Headaches Do you or a loved-one suffer from the effects of migraine headaches? Then you know how devastating they can be to the sufferer and to those around them. Migraine headaches are often so debilitating that they take away the desire to enjoy life. Sometimes people try to …

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Nov 12 2014

Stevia – Healthy Sweetener

     By Jan Robbins, Nutritional Coach    Like Healthy Notions on Facebook! What Makes Stevia An Acceptable Sweetener? With all the controversy about sugar, chemical additives, and artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet, Sweet’N Low, and Splenda, to name a few, it makes one wonder what is safe to use anymore. Just to let you know …

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Jun 21 2014

Oat Bran Muffins with Blueberries

    My favorite thing to bake are muffins! I love to find recipes of different types and change the ingredients out to reflect a healthier slant. I originally found this recipe on the back of a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran Cereal. I decided to tweak it up a bit and use …

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Apr 13 2014

Five Healthy Notions to Add More Vegetables Into Your Life

    With our fast-paced lives, sometimes it can become a challenge to eat our daily allotment of vegetables, but with a little pre-planning and forethought, one can work it in and get healthier at the same time. We need to be eating at least 3 – 5 servings of fresh vegetables a day and …

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Feb 12 2014

Guest Posts featuring Healthy Notions

Healthy Notions Guest Posting List   Welcome to our list of Healthy Notions Guest Posts! Below are the guest posts that we have done. Please feel free to click on any of the article links below to be taken to the originating web site for our guest post:     MAKING A RED RASPBERRY TEA …

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Feb 01 2014

February Instagram Challenge

      Are you on Instagram? If not, you should check it out! It’s a great way to share photos for business or pleasure and to meet new friends. Follow us at instagram.com/healthynotions. Already “Instagraming,” then leave us your info in the comments below, so we can follow you back! Starting tomorrow, February 1 …

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Jan 21 2014

Winter Soups Community Cookbook

  Warming and Healing Winter Soups For You!   A collection of real food recipes from real food bloggers dedicated to healthy eating. These are nutrient-rich soups that fill you up and add the needed vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy and well. What you get: 52 hearty and healthy winter …

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