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Would you eat at a restaurant that hasn’t taken out the garbage in 2 years? I would.


Why hasn’t this Chicago restaurant owner taken out his trash in almost two years? While your first impression might be that his restaurant is swimming in refuse, I would gladly eat there because the principles behind how Justin Vrany runs his sandwich shop, “Sandwich Me” are very much in line with The Real Food Guide.

Watch and see why I wish more restaurants wouldn’t take out their garbage:

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May 4 |

Foods that help: How to cope with stress & anxiety with good nutrition


Stressed? How to cope (& it's not just deep breathing)Let’s face it: stress happens. Major life stressors like a relationship break-up, a death in the family, or even ‘good’ stressors like a preparing for a big party, having a newborn or a scoring that new job, can throw you for a loop. But then, if your health is less than optimal you might find that even the little stressors of everyday life when you can’t find your keys, you’re running late, and your kids are bickering, are really taking their toll. Everyone has heard of lifestyle ways to help with stress – seeking counseling, doing yoga or meditation and deep breathing exercises, but did you know that there are nutritional ways that you can help your body cope with anxiety and stress? It’s true – feeling anxious, moody, depressed or irritable can actually be signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies.

Here are a list of 6 nutrients and foods that help  you cope with anxiety and stress:

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February 5 |

New Year’s Resolutions? Or just three words for 2014


3 words for 2014

Happy New Year! As the first post of the New Year, I thought that I should post something, for posterity’s sake, at the very least. Honestly, I’ve never done New Year’s Resolutions, as they end up being paper-thin promises to myself that I wound up feeling guilty about come Valentine’s Day, or maybe by the time spring comes, if I was lucky.

However, I really like this approach that Chris Brogan has about choosing three words that act as reminders to help you to attain your goals in the new year. Use them as a mantra, or a touchstone of sorts when you’re feeling unfocused.

This is the first year I’ve tried choosing three words and it took me a little time to come up with the right ones. In no particular order, here are my three words for 2014:

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January 2 |

Harvest Your Health bundle sale


Harvest your health ebooks reviewThis post contains affiliate links, which means I will get paid a small commission if you make a purchase using my link. It doesn’t affect the price you pay, and I whole-heartedly believe that this bundle is a great deal and would recommend the books reviewed below regardless of any commission.

If you’re looking for some health and wellness reading, or new recipes to try, or even some awesome natural cleaning tips, then you’ll want to check out the Harvest Your Health e-book bundle sale. In total there are 71 e-books (in pdf format) along with two online magazine subscriptions and a whole bunch of discounts. The catch is, they’re only available for one week: starting today and ending on October 14th at 11:59pm EST.

So, if there are e-books on this list that you’ve had your eye on, this is a great way to get them at a discount, along with many many other books. Here are four books I’ve reviewed that I think make this bundle worth purchasing:

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October 7 |
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