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The Benefits of Dropi Cod Liver Oil

Posted by Andie Dill

You may have heard the slogan, “from farm to table,” but have you heard the words “from sea to bottle?” That is the saying for Dropi Cod Liver Oil. Fresh and pure from the cold and clean waters stretching between Greenland and Iceland, this brand of cod liver oil is newer to our store, but one of the most popular yet. This superfood is cold pressed and unrefined, meaning it has not gone through the heating or processing that would strip it of vital nutrients. There are a lot of cod liver oil brands out there today, so in this post, we are going to explore the benefits of the Dropi Cod Liver Oil brand and why it is superior to most.

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Tags: Supplements & Remedies, Fuel Your Body

Gluten-Free Vegan Snickerdoodles

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … cookie season! Whether you’re baking at home with the kids or grandkids, participating in a cookie swap or bringing sweets into work for a little midweek cheer, cookie season is full of joy and, of course, tasty treats!

And in the spirit, we embarked on a journey to create a healthier version of a classic cookie that’s loved by all: the Snickerdoodle.

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Cinnamon Savory Apple Crisp

Posted by Andie Dill

Growing up in California, I did not get to experience much of a true fall. So, this year, I have been in for a real treat. I moved to the Mid-West the first week of winter last year (what a change!), so this last month I have really gotten to soak in what a real fall is actually like. Who knew you could actually wear scarves in October and that insulated boots and big jackets were needed by November?! In California, my friends and I all had an ongoing competition to see who could make it to December 1st before turning the heat on for the first time, but in Illinois, I had the heat running and the fireplace going the first weekend in October.

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Snack Attack: 7 nutrient dense foods to make in less than 10 minutes

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

The crinkle of a granola bar wrapper, desperate scraping at the bottom of a yogurt container, neurotic crunching at rice cakes and popcorn- oh the familiar sounds of conventional snack time. Sometimes in our culture we cling to snack time as if it is the one thing that will power us through the day, keeping a drawer full of packaged foods stowed sneakily away in our desk drawers. Yet, among stashes of seemingly innocent munchies, linger processed foods that are doing our bodies far more harm than good- and the food chemists that created them are well aware of it. It's time to stop trying to trick your body with empty "low-cal" snacks. Next time you are hungry, be bold and chose to indulge in a REAL SNACK! Your body and mind will thank you for it. Here is a collection of some of our favorite, hearty snack options to help regulate your hunger and keep you going strong.

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The 5 Supplements that Healed My Acne Naturally

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

Please welcome my sister Kelsey to the blog. She put together this guest post on how she healed her own acne using real foods!

I am one of those unlucky folks that dealt with lingering acne well into my twenties. Now I am not just talking about a small pimple here and there, I am talking about moderate acne that created multiple bumps underneath my skin that caused inflammation in my cheeks and forehead. I was embarrassed that I had to deal with such a thing when all my friends had clear skin. I tried so hard to hide the scars and bumps, but despite the layers of makeup that I applied I could never quite do it. Eventually I was unwilling to go out with friends. To some this may seem a little bit silly, but after five years and no luck of successful treatment I was self conscious and tired of it. Luckily, with the help of an integrative dermatologist and my sister, I was able to come up with a supplement regimen that changed my skin for the better. Here are the supplements that immensely helped my skin and overall health.

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Tags: Supplements & Remedies

The Facts About Fluoride

Posted by Andie Dill

There is a lot of controversy these days over the facts about water fluoridation. Is it safe? Is it harmful? Is it downright toxic? According to the American Dental Association, fluoride: 1) protects against cavities 2) prevents tooth decay 3) is safe and effective 4) saves money and 5) is natural. Is this really the case though? Are all types of fluoride truly safe, natural, and actually helpful? There have been many studies over the years to investigate these claims, and yet a conclusion about fluoride has been challenging to reach. (1)

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Tags: Avoid Toxins, Drink Pure Water

Water Filter Options for Renters

Posted by Andie Dill

Who says that renters can’t have clean water? If you have been reading this blog long enough, you almost certainly will have come across a post on the importance of clean, pure water. We have written about this topic a lot here on the Radiant Life Blog. Clean water, like clean food, is so critical to life and well-being. Yes, we are passionate about it, and want to spread the word that having clean water in your household is not hard at all.

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Tags: Drink Pure Water

Stay Hydrated with Raspberry Coconut Guava Kombucha

Posted by Andie Dill

Last fall I moved to the Midwest. After growing up in southern California and spending my early adult years there on the western coast, moving to the Midwest has been a big change to say the least. I am used to that “sunny and 75” (give or take a few!) just about year around. In the Midwest, I have yet to experience an ideal season. Winter brought life-threatening cold like I have never experienced, spring consisted of more rain in a few months than I think California has experienced in all of my years combined, and summer, well, is hot, muggy, and buggy! Yes, the bugs are another new experience for me. The only season I have yet to experience is fall, but I hear they save the best for last.

With all of these drastic shifts in weather, I’ve found that staying hydrated has been critical. Whether it is high temperatures and even higher humidity levels, or the blustery, dry cold, each season brings its challenges when it comes to hydration. Experts say that once the sensation of thirst is experienced you are actually already dehydrated. Year round we should be drinking adequate fluids each day so that we don’t ever feel the need to quench our thirst!

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Tags: Recipes, Fuel Your Body, Drink Pure Water

Radiant Life Celebrates 20 Years!

Posted by Andie Dill

Last month, we at Radiant Life celebrated 20 years of serving the health and wellness community! We are very proud of this accomplishment but more importantly, we are honored to this day to have the opportunity to help you and many others in your quest toward optimal health through self empowerment. What started as a kernel of an idea has turned into a movement and a company with customers in over 70 countries. As an organization, we are thrilled to have sourced the “best of the best" with the diverse products that we offer you today. From superfood supplements, nutrient dense foods, non-toxic home products, clean water filtration systems to air purifiers, and more, Radiant Life offers a wide variety of inventory to suit your diverse needs. As we look back over the last two decades, this post will highlight some of our all time favorite and most popular products!

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Tags: Supplements & Remedies, Events, Heal Your Mind, Recipes, Fuel Your Body, Avoid Toxins, Build Strength, DIY, Connect With Nature, Rest & Recover, Drink Pure Water

Souped Up Summer Chili!

Posted by Andie Dill

A big hot pot of simmering chili might not be your first idea for a meal in the middle of the summer. Who wants to heat up in an already hot season? Well, recently I had some extra homemade bone broth on hand and a craving for pumpkin that just would not go away. So I decided to get creative and make my own version of Nourishing Broth’s Spiced Beef and Lamb Chili recipe. It was exquisite and totally hit the spot! Another perk: I had enough left overs for several more meals throughout the week. With a busy work schedule and always being on the go, it was a win. But best of all, this recipe was super quick and easy to make, while still being full of nourishing foods.

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Tags: Recipes, Fuel Your Body

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