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Natural healing: ginger

Natural healing: ginger

Love it or hate it, ginger may be beneficial to your health and your running. Ginger is a flowering plant from the same family as turmeric. The rhizome is the underground root or stem typically used to flavor dishes and drinks. Ginger can be found at your local grocery store in several forms: ground and […]

Natural healing: Turmeric

Natural Healing: Turmeric

In our 2015 food trend article we mentioned turmeric. Turmeric is a tasty plant that adds flavor to your meals – and has some amazing healing properties. Turmeric is a root from the ginger family. It can be found in your spice aisle or in  root form in your produce section. Turmeric has been used for […]

Natural healing: peppermint

Natural healing: peppermint

At this time of year, there’s a good chance at least half of you are currently eating or drinking something with peppermint. Peppermint comes from a mixture of the spearmint and watermint and can be found in several varieties including fresh from your garden or produce section, as an edible oil capsule, as a dried tea, […]

Natural healing, Thanksgiving edition: cranberries

Health and healing benefits of cranberries

Happy almost Thanksgiving! As you think about the stuffing, gravy and turkey you’ll be eating on Thursday, don’t forget about one of the most powerful foods on your table, cranberries. Cranberries tend to be neglected for most of the year until suddenly around the holidays they show up in an unnatural form of can mold. […]

Natural healing: cinnamon

Natural healing: cinnamon

Cinnamon. This warming, delicious, comforting spice is omnipresent in the fall – from pumpkin muffins to apple pies to PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes). And the spice does more than just tickle your tastebuds. It also has many health benefits. Cinnamon … … is anti-microbial: Cinnamon has been studied for its anti-microbial effects on the body. What does this mean? It can help slow […]

7 awesome (and cheap) foot soaks for athletes

7 awesome foot soaks for athletes

Are your feet achey and tired? There’s something incredibly easy you can do about it: soak your feet. A good foot soak can melt away discomfort, ease skin issues like blisters, and even relax your entire body. The following frugal at-home soaks will help your feet heal today for a happier run tomorrow. Peppermint soak. This […]

Natural healing: coconut oil

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Over the past couple of years coconut oil has become the new “it” food. Three years ago I didn’t even know what coconut oil was, now it’s become a staple in my beauty and health regiment. I’ve written before about how to make a coconut oil moisturizer and I stand by my word, it’s amazing. […]

Natural relief from mosquito bites (and how to prevent them in the first place)

Natural remedies for mosquito bites and prevention

Last night my family sat outside after dinner for the first time all year – the weather is finally cooperating! But as the warmer days and nights come out of hibernation, so do the mosquitos. I am no stranger to the sting and itch of bug bites. Mosquitos just seems to love me. I read […]

Natural healing: baking soda

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As athletes, we all run into sports injuries and ailments while training, from swollen ankles to chaffing, athletes foot to sunburns. In this new series we will explore some of the natural ways we can help heal what ails us. As always, make sure you check with your doctor before starting any type of regimen. […]

Natural healing: allergies

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Allergies got you down? Me too. Puffy eyes, runny nose, itchiness, you name it, I’ve got it. All the advice I’ve see tells me to keep the windows closed, not to let my indoor and outdoor dog sleep in the bedroom (yeah, right), and to not spend time outdoors in the morning. Pretty much avoid […]