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21 Day Sugar Detox: Round 2

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If you recall, the 21 Day Sugar Detox is a program developed by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites to crush your sugar addiction, reduce cravings, and re-set your sweet tooth. It has "21 Day" built right into the name; it is not meant to be a permanent lifestyle, but rather a 3-week detox during which you can reclaim your power over sugar and see what life without sugar is life (and how good it can feel!)


The sugar detox rules (which prohibit/limit not only obvious sweets but also alcohol, fruit, and even cashews) can be found in the book available on Amazon.  It gives you all the information on what, why, and how to complete this detox and free yourself from sugar's grasp.

Last January, I completed my first 21 Day Sugar Detox, although I'd cut it short and made it 20 days--a decision I made ahead of time. You can read about that experience in this blog post. Overall, it was a great learning experience.

After this summer, I needed it again. I'd welcomed choco…

Cultivate A Better World

I shared this on the Dare You To Facebook Page last week, and maybe you've seen it floating around the web.  Dare you to watch this short film released by Chipotle and to imagine another way:


Chipotle's video (and game app) is hardly an advertisement; the company name is not promoted within. Chipotle is very clearly continuing its pursuits toward quality ingredients by daring us to cultivate a better world.  The "Scarecrow" witnesses the atrocious conditions of the "all natural" modern food industry, and decides to try another path.

What I love about this is, first, that Chipotle has been not only talking the talk, but also walking the walk. Earlier this year the company campaigned to make GMO labeling mandatory, vowed to get GMO ingredients out of their restaurants, and even went so far as to voluntarily reveal its current GMO ingredientswhen so many other companies--with the same or more amounts of GMO products--keep theirs secret.  Unfortunately, this g…

End of Summer + an E-Book Bundle

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End of Summer - How did this happen?

It's like the weather knew. The temperature dropped 10 degrees the minute Labor Day passed.  I'm not complaining, this 70-degree, sunny weather is perfect, but I'm wondering when it happened and what happened to July and August.

But, alas, end of summer it is!  To commemorate the occasion, Village Green Network is selling an outstanding book bundle: 30 health and wellness books for just $39.That's under $2 per book!! Valued at $650, this is not a deal to pass up.  To purchase or learn more, visit VGN Online here.  It ENDS TOMORROW!


The End of Summer E-Book Bundle includes the following (mostly NEW) titles for instant download:
1 DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes by Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus
2 Simply Salads by Season by Kristen Michaelis of Food Renegade
3 Feed Your Fertility by Emily Bartlett and Laura Erlich
4 The Sleep Solution: End Your Insomnia Naturally by Emily Benfit of Butter Believer 
5 Processed Free by Robin Konie of Tha…

Friday Features

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A quick set of interesting reads for you to check out!
Ericka guests posts on Miz Fit Online to spread the word:
You Don't Have To Be Hardcore to Do CrossFit.
Her experiences resonated with my own.
Definitely check this one out if you're timid but interested.

Technology: the good, the bad, and ways to disconnect. Get Lindsay's take here.
Alec talks walking and proper walking apparel on PopFitLife.

Need another reason to go for virgin coconut oil?   The Healthy Home Economist recounts the way it  halted one man's severe dementia in just 35 days.  
Danielle has tips for supplementing your income 
by selling your stuff.

Spry Living gives 6 Reasons Cholesterol May Not Matter Anymore.   Seriously, this perspective is gaining ground.  Take a look.
Want to learn more?  Say... everything you need to know about cholesterol?
Jimmy Moore just releasedCholesterol Clarity: 
What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers?
If you're concerned with your cholesterol or simply want to learn what…