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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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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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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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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

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Posted by Andie Dill

Across America, we know the months from October to March as “cold and flu season.” Peak times vary from year to year, but most commonly February is recorded to be the month with the most cases of the flu. Over the last 35 years, February topped the charts fifteen times (yikes!). In addition to the flu, other respiratory viruses are also more prevalent during this time, particularly rhinovirus and the all-to-well-known, respiratory simplex virus (RSV).

Making matters worse, cold and flu season also lands right during the holiday season when traveling is at its highest. This only increases the chances for spreading these many bugs and diseases. So, what is one to do? Cold and flu season is inevitable, and going outside almost always is too, but that does not mean we have to be doomed to the fateful reality of this sickie time. Prevention is key, and there are many steps we can take to support our health and immune system, especially during these frigid months. 

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Tags: Supplements & Remedies, Fuel Your Body, Build Strength, Rest & Recover, Drink Pure Water

Homemade Herb & Fruit Infusions with a Purified Drinking Water

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

8 out of 10 individuals consume artificial sweeteners daily and many people don't even know it. From aspartame to saccharin, many of these chemical sugar alternatives are being guzzled down in popular flavored waters with the idea of "diet" in mind. If you are looking to add some excitement to plain water, homemade organic flavored waters are one of the most inexpensive and simple things to create in your kitchen. By crafting your own herb and fruit infused water, you can ensure that the ingredients you use are real, fresh and organic, with drinking water that is pure. Did I mention that these infusions taste better than anything you could find at the store too? Enjoy a twist on water without the plastic bottle and chemical aftertaste. 

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Tags: Avoid Toxins, DIY, Drink Pure Water

Essentials for Back to School

Posted by Andie Dill

Is it just me, or did summer fly by? I know in my household, Labor Day has always been the last “hurrah!” before the new school year began the following day.

Preparing for a new school year is no small feat, and certainly many items are on the never ending list to be accomplished and crossed off before the school bells ring and your child runs off with his or her friends, full of smiles, in anticipation for the year to come.

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: The Importance of Quality Water

Posted by Kaitlin Moretti

As a mom of an energetic, fast-growing little boy, I am continually amazed by how each season is experienced so differently than the last. Last summer, our little bud toddled on sandy beaches, moving his little legs with fierce determination through the uneven terrain and then taking long breaks in the shade of an umbrella. This summer, that same little guy shrieks “Run, Mommy, run!” and races me down the beach, scampering through the waves lapping the shoreline with seemingly boundless energy. What I have heard from many wise folks is holding so very true: time really does slip by so fast with little ones.

Given the marked difference in his independence and physical mobility this summer season, I have found that I need to be much more intentional about keeping my son hydrated. His ever-growing energy and imagination result in little time for breaks, causing hours of playtime outside to fly by without a moment for sips of water. But ultimately, water is what keeps our little guys and girls happy and healthy in these hot and humid months, making it ever more important to prioritize its consumption.

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Tags: Fuel Your Body, Avoid Toxins, Drink Pure Water

How to Reduce Potential Pesticide Exposure

Posted by Kaitlin Moretti

Recently, a team of scientists at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Iowa discovered that even after raw source water from the Iowa River was treated at the University of Iowa drinking water treatment plant, the water still contained a particular class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. 1 As acknowledged in the study, this is believed to be the first peer-reviewed study to document the presence of this class of pesticides in drinking water, causing the news to make headlines. 2

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PFOS and PFOA: What You Need to Know About These Common Chemicals

Posted by Kayla Grossmann

Over the past decade, there has been growing concern over two environmental contaminants known by the cryptic acronyms PFOS and PFOA. These man-made chemicals were once used to manufacture a diverse collection of consumer goods, ranging from pizza boxes to stain-resistant carpets to teflon pans. Now PFOS and PFOA have worked their way into the soil, air and water, invading even the most remote and pristine corners of the globe. They’ve contaminated our food and water supplies, and pose a significant risk for humans and wildlife. Discover the key things you need to know about these chemicals including health risks, how to avoid them and what you can do to help.

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Tags: Avoid Toxins, Connect With Nature, Drink Pure Water

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