11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit

A cup of joe is a key part of many people's morning routine. Coffee isn't just aromatic and delicious — it promotes alertness and focus, suppresses appetite, and even aids with digestion. Coffee acts as a stimulant, which means that it can increase your blood pressure and heart rate; it also gives some people headaches. And while it … Continue reading 11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit

August in the Low Desert

August in the low desert is the time when we all begin to wonder when the summer will end. Unfortunately, we have about two months left to endure. Monsoons clouds are beginning to build, the humidity is soaring and a few raindrops are falling. This month you will notice that your succulent plants are succumbing … Continue reading August in the Low Desert

Reading Plant Tags for Garden Success

It was love at first sight. You were strolling down the aisles of your local nursery, minding your own business, when something wonderful caught your eye. It wasn't just any plant - it was the perfect plant for your garden. Your hand reached out to grasp your new treasure. Holding it close as you headed … Continue reading Reading Plant Tags for Garden Success

A ‘Greener Garden’

One of the greatest benefits of having a garden is controlling how your food is grown. Growing organically ensures your food is free of commercial pesticides—pollutants that seep into the ground or atmosphere. Starting an organic garden is the perfect way to ensure you are giving healthful eats to your family, and protecting the earth. … Continue reading A ‘Greener Garden’

Why Is Drinking Water Important?

Most people take drinking water for granted, but keeping hydrated has a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial water is, a significant number of people fail to consume recommended levels of fluids each day. Around 70 percent of the body is comprised of water, and around 71 percent of the planet's surface is … Continue reading Why Is Drinking Water Important?

Create A Living Herbal Apothecary Outside Your Door

Whether you're an experienced farmer or completely new to the world of gardening, medicinal herbs offer a unique growing experience. In this article, you'll learn the steps you need to take to create a living herbal apothecary outside your door. If you have the area to cultivate and would like to grow your own herbs, … Continue reading Create A Living Herbal Apothecary Outside Your Door

5 Steps To A Fresh, Clean Start

Whether you're embarking on an annual fresh start health regimen, or a quarterly change-of-season detox program or, perhaps a one-day-a-week energy and vitality booster, here are 5 simple tips to give you the very best results. It's not difficult to look and feel years younger than your age. It is simply a matter of choice. … Continue reading 5 Steps To A Fresh, Clean Start

Nine Hydrating Drinks That Are Healthier Than Water

The only drink that's actually healthier than water doesn't exist; that would be the one from the fountain of youth, a mythical form of water that many of us wish existed. It's hard to beat the whole zero-calorie, guilt-free, drink-as-much-as-you-want persona that water has going on - but there are certainly alternatives to a glass … Continue reading Nine Hydrating Drinks That Are Healthier Than Water

Drinking more water reduces sugar, sodium and saturated fat intake.

Based on the fact that about two-thirds of our bodies are comprised of water, it may seem obvious that consuming water is important for our health. But a new study finds that by increasing plain water consumption, we can control our weight and reduce intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat. The study, published in … Continue reading Drinking more water reduces sugar, sodium and saturated fat intake.