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Don't Share Headphones!

Here’s the scenario: Your favorite coworker is in the breakroom laughing up a storm watching a funny Instagram story, and she sees you and immediately hands you an earbud for you to join in on the laughter. What you don’t know is her son came home yesterday with lice, and she has been working day and night to control the infestation… that has now been spread to you. But wait… head lice on head...

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Keep Those Brushes Clean!

Lice happen! A lousy attack on your household is the last thing that anyone wants to deal with. The amount of money and time invested in getting rid of them while trying to prevent them from spreading quickly adds up. Not to mention the time taken off work and school trying to contain the “situation.” Ultimately, head lice can be a task, but we have a tip that can help you avoid all the chaos!...

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Nature's Sports Drink

Stop chugging Gatorade and other sports drinks and crack open a coconut! Well, you don’t have to actually crack open a coconut, but you should definitely consider replacing those sugary sports drinks with coconut water. Don’t get coconut water confused with its high-fat cousin, coconut milk. Unlike coconut milk, coconut water is a clear liquid taken from a young coconut instead of the matured v...

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Pure Maple Goodness

There are few things better than pancakes when it comes to breakfast food, at least as far as taste goes. Healthwise, though… not so much. But instead of ditching hotcakes completely, try a healthier alternative to the delicious, but artificial, syrup we all love smothering them in! You don’t have to stray too far from your norm, especially if you try using all-natural, pure maple syrup!  Pure...

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Better Than a Fruit Snack!

Ditch those sugary and artificial fruit snacks and start packing fresh fruit salads in your child’s lunchbox!  While fruits are naturally high in sugars, it’s all-natural and unprocessed sugars. They are also packed full of vitamins and nutrients that aren’t found in the fruit snacks kids love. Throw together the fruit salad we mention below to give your kiddos a healthy and delicious snack! ...

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Get (Apple) Saucy

Many children LOVE applesauce, especially the little ones. You may think applesauce is a healthy treat for them to eat, and while it is healthier than most snacks, most applesauce brands are LOADED with extra sugars. So, what’s a better alternative? Well… applesauce. Homemade applesauce, that is! While making your own applesauce may sound like a huge undertaking, it’s a surprisingly simple tas...

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As Sweet as a Peach

Have you ever heard the phrase, “As sweet as a peach?” While peaches are naturally quite sweet, did you know that many companies that sell pre-sliced and packaged peach cups add in a lot of sugar? Some brands of fruit cups have up to 22 grams of sugar— that’s about 10 grams of sugar more than what naturally occurs in a peach!  There’s a simple solution to packing these sugar-filled cups of fru...

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Ditch Those Capri Suns!

It’s lunchtime. Your child slams back a couple of Capri Suns, and by the time they get back to class, they’re buzzing. You may not have thought about it when you packed their lunch that morning, but a single Strawberry Kiwi Capri Sun has 16 grams of sugar! Classroom disruptions abound as your kiddo surfs on that sugar high of strawberry kiwi goodness, and you’re sure to get a letter to the pare...

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A Soothing Bath

Sometimes when you’re out walking on a trail or on a hike, you don’t always pay attention to the plants around you. Maybe you walked through a patch of poison oak or poison ivy, and you get back home and are breaking out with an annoying and itchy rash? Don’t bother with those expensive and smelly anti-itch creams when you can reach into your pantry and break out everyone’s favorite hot cereal—...

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Spice It Up

You probably shouldn’t rub salt in a wound, but it’s okay to add a little pepper! This hack is going to get a little spicy, so we hope you’re ready! If the cut is bad, we would prefer you come into your nearest Healthcare Express where we treat it all! But if you happen to be in the middle of making dinner for yourself or the family, this tip is for you! Black pepper is naturally antibacteria...

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