With the start of a new year, arrives a spirit of inspiration and an eagerness to fill the days ahead with revitalized energy and joy. Yet, in the midst of our resolution-setting fervor, let us not forget to also mindfully reflect on the moments in 2012 that have shaped our experiences to this point. This past year we have been honored to work within a brilliant and compassionate community, to share our values of holistic wellness and radiant health. Here is a collection of our top blog posts and events from 2012. From mixing up recipes and DIYs in the kitchen to critically analyzing the particulars of nutritional science, we have genuinely delighted in it all.
Most Popular DIY
Research has shown that you effectively absorb more than 60% of what is put on your skin on average. That’s a scary fact when you look at all of the chemicals that can be found in the skin care products on the market today. Ever since the blog post on Saving Your Skin: The Benefits of Coconut Oil, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about just how to use coconut oil on the skin, especially without lugging around a cumbersome jar of it everywhere you go. Try out this easy DIY project for Whipped Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Lotion with Vitamin E... Read More
Our Favorite Project
After a month of accumulating stories and joyfully collecting the most adorable baby photos from the Radiant Life community, we are excited to share our incredible Radiant Life Healthy Baby Photo Gallery! These touching snapshots of bright, thriving children show the loving work of families dedicated to helping their babies enjoy the gift of health and happiness with whole food based diets. Nourished through breastfeeding or with the Nourishing Traditions Homemade Baby Formula, the brilliance in each one of these little one's eyes is enough to melt your heart. Read More.
Best Oral Care Tip
94% of Americans claim that they dutifully lather up their pearly whites nightly. We are a nation captivated by mega-watt smiles, collectively spending over $2 billion a year on dental products including toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss. Yet, despite these efforts towards dental hygiene, reports indicate that 75% of the population suffers from some form of periodontal gum disease. Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease among children, affecting 59% of those aged 5-17 years. Something just doesn't add up...Read More
Most Exciting New Product
Radiant Life Krill Plus12 combines pure krill oil with the highest possible dose of natural astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant from algae and phytoplankton. Regular krill oil contains 0.1 mg astaxanthin per capsule, but this optimal krill oil blend contains 6 mg astaxanthin per capsule or 12 mg per serving! That's more than in any krill/astaxanthin blend. With a generous amount of potential health benefits, this innovative blend shouln't be missed! Read More
“Desserts” is “stressed” spelled backwards. In a world where many people struggle with rampant sweet cravings, uncontrollable urges for refrigerator raiding and dangerously volatile blood sugar levels, this seems all too appropriate. Yet it doesn't have to be this way. While commercial desserts have people spinning with refined sweeteners, white flours and hydrogenated oils, there are nutrient dense, whole food alternatives. By making desserts in the home, you are able to select the highest quality ingredients, enjoy treats fresh without preservatives, limit the amount that you have teasing you as they sit tauntingly on the counter, and enjoy some jovial smiles and spatula-licking along the way. Some people believe that the total elimination of sugary sweets works best for them, however if you want to revel in the occasional delight of ice cream melting on your tongue on a breezy summer afternoon, go ahead and try a delicious scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream from Nourishing Traditions. Read More
Most Influential Article
Traveling the world in search of the secrets of optimal health and immunity, Dr. Weston A Price noted a radiant wellness and unmistakable brilliance in the indigenous peoples of cultures unexposed to a modern diet. After a decade of carrying out the most compelling cross-cultural research around the globe, Price conducted groundbreaking research in his laboratory where he was able to pinpoint particular nutrients responsible for this remarkable robust health. It was through this detailed analysis that he isolated a critical unnamed fat-soluble vitamin he called the X-Factor or Activator X. For years people have searched for this mysterious super nutrient, desirous of its health-giving potential. Well, it turns out the X-factor now has a name: it’s vitamin K2. Read More
Our Favorite Event
If you have been to the conference before you will understand why we are glowing with excitement; the knowledge shared, the delicious food indulged in and most importantly, the phenomenal people met are simply unforgettable. This year's conference was centered on the topic of Behavior & Nutrition. It included a stellar presentation line-up with speakers from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, rich with innovative content. Check out some of our favorite memories from this year's event. Hope to see you next year!