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Total Body Conditioning AMRAP Challenge Workout by 12 Minute Athlete


14 Day Bubble Butt Challenge by DailyHIIT

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Vitamin E Skin Booster


Top 7 Uses of Witch Hazel

Witch hazel isn’t just for blemishes and oily skin, it’s also good for a number of other things you may or may not know about, so today’s article is about the many ways you can get all your bang for your buck out of witch hazel. The Top Uses for Witch Hazel1. Blemishes Witch hazel is very astringent and is able to tone and tighten tissues bringing down redness and inflammation caused by acne. Swiping a cotton ball over clogged pores will actually help extract blackheads and shrink large pores with continued use. Witch hazel will also control oil production without over drying skin. 2. Diminish Under Eye Circles Speaking of toning and tightening tissues, applying witch hazel on those raccoon eyes will help constrict inflamed capillaries making your dark circles look lighter and brighter. You can even mix equal parts of witch hazel and strong green tea together, soak some cotton rounds in the mixture, pop them in the freezer, and use them to freshen and de-puff the eye area. Use this onc…

Paleo Seafood Paella

Paella is such a great one-pot dish that can be altered for different taste preferences. My Mixed Seafood Paella has seafood as well as sausage and chicken, but you can make it with whatever meat, fish, or veggies you'd like. 1½ cup chicken broth
1 cup clam stock
6 littleneck clams
6 mussels
½ pound jumbo shrimp
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 ounces chorizo sausage
2 chicken thighs
1 medium yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
2 roma tomatoes
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon saffron threads
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cracked pepper
1 head cauliflower
¼ cup fresh parsley
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Primal Coconut Almond Torte w/ Chocolate Chips

Coconut Almond Torte With Chocolate Chips(made it Paleoish) Yield: 10 to 12 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups Ghirardelli Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips or Organic Cacao Chips
1 1/4 cups whole almonds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened  organic shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon  sea salt
3/4 cup  coconut palm sugar
8 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup heavy organic  whipping cream
2 teaspoon(s)coconut palm sugar, or more to taste INSTRUCTIONS Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan. In a food processor, pulse the almonds, salt, and 1/4 cup of the sugar to the consistency of crumbs. Set aside. Beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tarter at high speed until they hold a soft shape. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar until eggs whites are stiff but not dry. Transfer to a large bowl. Fold in the almond mixture. Set aside 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to …

Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf Muffins Ingredients For Turkey Muffins: 1 large onion, finely chopped4 garlic cloves, minced1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped1.5 lbs ground turkey, extra lean (or extra lean bison/beef/game meat)1/2 cup organic oats or almond meal1/4 cup water1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced1 tsp cumin3/4 tsp saltCooking spray (I use Misto) For Adobo Ketchup: 1/2 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes

5 Total Body Tabata Workouts by DailyHIIT

I have done tons of Tabata routines. Below, you will find 5 that I have put together. All are total body and I created them so you could add one or two to the end of your own routine, as a ‘burn out’, or you can also add all 5 together (resting after each one), for a total body workout in under 30 minutes! During the 20 seconds, the goal is to go all out. In the traditional Tabata protocol, the athletes worked at 170% of their VO2Max. While that may seem impossible or unattainable for most, the outcome remains the same. You must try and work as hard as you possibly can for those 20 seconds. If you feel fine after the 20 seconds, you are not working hard enough. Listen to your body, but DO challenge yourself! Each tabata is 4 minutes long and will consist of 2 different exercises that you will repeat 4 times to complete each Tabtata. Each exercise you will perform for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest after. After the 4 minutes are up, rest for 1 minute then move on to the next tabata. …

5 Facts About Fluoride You Urgently Need to Know

Fluoride is a toxic industrial waste put into many communities municipal water supplies. While most of Europe rejects water fluoridation and many communities in the U.S. choose to end fluoridation due to activism, most communities still choose to fluoridate their water despite the known health dangers this toxin can have on the human body. Here are 5 simple facts that might inspire you to take action and tell your legislators you don’t want fluoridated water: 1. Fluoride levels are not easily measured once put into municipal water supplies. Even if there was a ‘safe’ dose of fluoride (which there really isn’t), there is absolutely no way to regulate this. Furthermore, if you eat a bowl of cereal with milk and a Coke, you have likely overdosed on fluoride, likely exceeding the American Dental Association’s recommended daily dose by 230%
When excessive amounts of fluoride are consumed, it can be a killer — a carcinogen that causes bone, lung, and bladder cancers. The “it” is fluoride, a c…

Beauty 101: What’s Your Skin Tone?

Knowing your skin tone is about as important as knowing your blood type. Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but when it comes to your beauty routine, a good understanding of your skin’s natural tone is key. Not only will it assist in picking the right makeup to complement your complexion, but it can also help you effectively protect your skin and address various issues to which you may be prone. To help you determine where you fall on the spectrum, we’ll break down the basic skin tone types for you. Fair: On the tanning scale, you porcelain beauties are at the very bottom. Containing cool, milky, blue-ish/red undertones, your skin skips the sun-kissed bronze phase and goes straight to sunburn. You are also prone to redness and skin conditions such as rosacea. Tip: Keep your beauty cabinet stocked with gentle moisturizers and sunscreens with a high SPF. Light: You fair-skinned babes are of the more pink variety but are still on the cooler side of the color scale. Containing rosy/peach u…

Korean Sweet Potato Glass Noodles (Jap Chae) w/chicken

New ingredient to try You could totally use whatever vegetables you have on hand and use any type of protein you like. Ingredients1 package of sweet potato glass noodles (3.5 oz/100 grams)2 carrots, cut into match stick size1/2 onion, sliced thin5 medium size button mushrooms, sliced thin2 green onions (spring onion) cut into inch long pieces250 grams (around 4-5 cups) fresh baby spinach1 1/2 Tablespoons oil (I used coconut oil)2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped2 Tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten free tamari sauce1 teaspoon honey1 Tablespoon sesame seeds2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
You could use whatever variety of veggies you like InstructionsTo prepare the noodles, bring a pot of water to the boil and add in the noodles. Cook for 3-5 minutes (I cooked mine for 4) and drain immediately and rinse with cold water. Add a drizzle of oil and mix. Set aside.Melt the coconut oil (or oil of your choice) in a large skillet or wok (I used a large cast iron wok).When the oil is nice an…