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Do This to De-Puff and Lift Your Face Instantly: Lymphatic Drainage Massage Tutorial

    February for many, is a month of reflection and hibernation (at least that’s how it is for all my Chicago readers). If you’re a homebody like me, then you appreciate nights spent at home wrapped in your blanket like a burrito. Simply doing nothing. So this month, I want to focus on self-care systems …

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VIDEO: 1 Day Plant Powered Meal Plan on Good Day Chicago – FOX

  With seasonal change comes a change of produce. I love fall produce for their warming flavors and immune boosting nutrients, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of these foods!  When you are busy and on-the-go; whether it be with your job or your family, a meal plan can help to simplify your daily routine and …

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Super Creepy Healthy Plant Based Halloween Treats

Halloween does not have to be just about candy and sugary treats! You can totally create creepy crawly healthy snacks without the added and empty calories.  I stopped by WCIU You and Me This Morning to talk about some healthy plant based Halloween treats that you may or may not already know about.  I rounded up …

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VIDEO: What Type of Supplements Do We Really Need? Vous Vitamin

  Do you ever find yourself wandering around the aisles of the vitamin section trying to figure out what the heck to take? Me too. That’s why I’m having two Doctors who have created a personalized vitamin line, Vous Vitamin, on our integrative health panel at the 2nd Annual BeHealthful Retreat!  Please meet Dr’s. Arielle …

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Be Balanced TV: Detox Kale and Squash Salad by Everything Erica

  Wow, it feels like just a week ago the weather was warming up here in Chicago, and now it’s already August! You know what that means … we are in full swing of bikini season; short shorts, tank tops, and beach days. This also means that we are showing more skin – which can …

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Branding Your Blog 101: Natalie Slater of Bake and Destroy

  I love baking. I love vegan cuisine. & I love writing. Which is why I am drawn to Natalie Slater, a vegan author and creator of the wildly popular blog, Bake And Destroy. Natalie stops by Balanced Babe to share the mission behind Bake and Destroy which is to show that being vegan can …

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What Not to Do When Developing a Brand, and More: Social Enjoyments

    This week on our BeHealthful webinar series we have Leah Caplanis, the founder and CEO of Social Enjoyments. Social Enjoyments is an 88 calorie sparkling sake line that tastes GREAT and is gluten-free, low in sugar, and the perfect solution for an alcoholic bevvy.     Leah will be sitting on our “Just DO …

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Wild Natural Celebrity Remedies and What I use Instead

  Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by WCIU again to discuss a topic that I find entertaining and silly – wild natural celebrity remedies! Typically I’m on there to give more structured demos and how-to’s, but it’s always nice to mix it up a bit and have fun with our health (we …

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The Benefits and Natural Uses of Aloe Vera

  I am a sucker for trying everything natural.  Everything from activated charcoal for white teeth to apple cider vinegar for bloating.  It’s safe to say natural remedies is one of my obsessions. So! When I got a sunburn recently (I know, I’m bad) and found aloe vera leaf at the grocery store I stocked up on five …

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Spring Detoxing Tricks on WCIU: You & Me This Morning

  Balanced Babe on WCIU – You & Me This Morning It’s here! Warm weather f-i-n-a-l-l-y. That means shorts, summer dresses, bikinis, and rooftop fun. Seriously, when Chicago warms up finally, the whole city goes a little bananas. We are so sun deprived here after 4 months of frigid cold, that once the temperature teases …