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How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

This year, I have noticed a much higher number of cancellations due to the flu than any other recent season.  It's been brutal this year.  My heart aches to hear the stories of people affected by the flu.  Around 5 years ago I started on a quest for natural health and have learned a lot on the way.  So far my family has been able to enjoy flu-free winters for several seasons now.  Here are some ideas

by Gretchen Flores

Stop! Don't Peel!

Stop!  Don't Peel!

Guess where most of the nutrients of a carrot exist?    

The skin or outer layer!  

The power of a crunchy carrot with the skin on, is deliciousness with no guilt!  A satisfying carrot crunch means powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, most of which exist along the outer portion of the carrot where most of us peel it off (collective gasp!).  

Ever wonder why some diet programs say to avoid carrots?  I think it is because most carrots have had many nutrients peeled off by the manufacturer, or you.  Without the peel they are a sweeter variation of veggie.  Those baby carrots are even known to be washed in a bleach solution to keep them fresh...ewe!!!  So not only have they l

by Gretchen Flores