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Eat With The Seasons: A Spring Greens Primer for Radiant Living

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

How easy it is to become lost in the graceful charm of spring: the glint of early morning dew on newly-green blades of grass, the buds uncurling shyly from wind-tattered branches and the fragrance of deep brown earth settling into the air. At a time of year when nature is busy with growth and life after the restless stagnancy of the winter months, so too do we begin to feel reinvigorated and purposeful. Whether throwing open the windows and tidying up the house or chomping on detoxifying foods- spring is a natural time to refresh and clean. Awaken the spring within by taking a brisk walk in the sunshine and enjoying some of the delicate, bitter greens that start to fill baskets at farmers' markets at this transitional time of year. Discover the benefits of different types of seasonal greens and learn how to mix and match varieties to most completely energize your body this season. 

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Tags: Fuel Your Body, Connect With Nature

Sleep Deprived? Try Earthing

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

How often do you wake up feeling frazzled, restless or disconnected? The shrill beep of the alarm clock cuts through the still morning all too soon and stumbling out of bed with pillow imprints mushed into your cheeks, you peer through drooping eyelids to search the cabinets for whatever munchies you can get your hands on for breakfast. Guzzle one, or two, or three large cups of a caffeinated beverage that leaves you buzzing and slightly nauseous...and you are off for the day! It is a scene that is all too familiar in today’s frenzied world, especially for the estimated 70 million problem sleepers in the United States. Oftentimes it feels that no matter how many sheep are counted, steaming cups of calming tea sipped, or room darkening shades piled onto the windows, a peaceful night's rest is completely out of reach. Recent evidence has shown that the simple practice of earthing may offer the relief of improved, restorative sleep that so many people need.

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Tags: Connect With Nature, Rest & Recover

Search for Pure Drinking Water: it's more than just H2O!

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

What's the first thought that comes to mind when you think of water? For many it evokes a sense of refreshing wellness and purity. Undoubtedly in the heat of summer, the mere thought of diving into a crystal clear pool of water could not be more revitalizing, nor the idea of taking a long, slow sip from a tall glass of the fresh liquid. There are a myriad of possible replies, considering just how many ways we use water on a daily basis. We bathe and shower in it, brush our teeth in it, infuse our stocks and other recipes with it, and rinse our colorful fruits and vegetables under it. Not to mention, Americans drink 1 billion glasses of water from their taps alone each day. Yet, an astonishing 2100 chemical compounds have been found present in U.S. drinking water, with more lingering in our rivers, lakes and the ocean. The EPA has established enforceable safety standards for only 87 of these identified compounds- that's less than 5%. Take a moment to reflect: how do you think about water now?

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Tags: Avoid Toxins, Connect With Nature

Sleep Grounded: 5 Natural Ways to Find Restful Sleep

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

In our fast paced society, individuals are constantly scrambling to complete a medley of tasks before tucking into bed for the night, and sleep has somehow fallen to the bottom of our perceived hierarchy of needs. We are driven to stay up late staring deep into a glaring blue computer screen on a quest for the answers to our life questions, jolt awake to a vicious alarm for last minute food preparations or an ambitious trip to the gym, yet in turn find ourselves schlepping to work with large bags under our eyes sipping on a caffeinated beverage that we truly didn’t want to buy. We repeatedly manage to harshly disconnect ourselves from the beautifully intricate circadian mechanisms of nature, and then, when we try to return to a pattern of restorative sleep, we are simply unable to. What's worse, we go on adding a slew of addictive, toxic substances and convoluted rituals to help us get some sleep, and still we lie awake, panicked with self-negative thinking, "there must be something wrong with me!"

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Tags: Connect With Nature, Rest & Recover

Happy Earthing Day from Radiant Life!

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

Happy Earth Day!

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Tags: Connect With Nature

Benefit from Earthing!

Posted by Kathy LeMoine

We're pleased that you are a member of the Radiant Life community.

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Clean Drinking Water: Why Bottled Water is Not the Answer!

Posted by Norm LeMoine

Often times we are asked about the reasons why bottled water is an inferior option to an excellent kitchen water purifier. The reasons are many...

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Tags: Avoid Toxins, Connect With Nature

The Power of Sunlight for a Radiant Life!

Posted by Kathy LeMoine

Luminous Nutrition

Hard as it may be to conceive, all living systems are continually “eating” color – or from their environment, and without that color-feast, they become far less vital, dynamic and resilient organisms.  The subject of light, color, color therapy is vast and deep – as well as extensively documented, and its importance can’t be overestimated.

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Tags: Connect With Nature

Earthing: The Answer to A Nature Deficit!

Posted by Kathy LeMoine

We as a society have evolved into indoor beings. Time spent indoors generally far surpasses time spent outdoors for most Americans. We are experiencing a nature deficit!

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Tags: Connect With Nature

Top 5 Reasons to Start Earthing Now!

Posted by Norm LeMoine

By now, it is likely that you have heard about the concept of “ earthing”, the practice of staying in contact with the earth’s energy that nature freely provides us. This earthing phenomenon is not a theoretical concept but rather based on scientific fact supported by substantial research, laboratory testing and basic physics.

Our mother earth emits a constant flow of direct current that it continually stores from the sun’s energy. This current flows in the form of electrons from the earth having natural anti-inflammatory effects and moving relatively fast throughout the body, which is a good conductor. We can all (along with our animal counterparts!) benefit from tapping into this energy force by simply connecting with the earth’s surface. A simple walk while barefoot in the grass, along the beach or while swimming in our oceans, lakes and rivers, is all it takes to absorb this energy.

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Tags: Connect With Nature, Rest & Recover

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