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Empowering human health.
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I give you my most favorite dinner recipe of all time: ZUCCHINI AND BEEF TACO SKILLET!

This taco skillet is one of my favorite dishes to make—because tacos, of course—but also because it can be cooked in one skillet.

While typically served with tortilla chips or taco shells, you can also eat this zucchini and beef taco skillet on a bed of greens, wrapped up in a romain lettuce leaf, or on it's own.
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Looking for a fun challenge?

The goal of this new workout—The Dumbbell Drop—is to perform each round without dropping the dumbbell.

This workout is one of my favorites because it uses a single set of dumbbells, which makes it easy to do from home, or while traveling. It’s a total body workout, thanks to the variety of movements, and helps to build core stability and strength.
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When stress strikes, this homemade face mask is my go-to solution for breakouts and acne. It uses just two simple ingredients—bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar—and can be whipped up in a flash.

Because both bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar have numerous health benefits for skin, this face mask can be applied when unexpected breakouts occur, or on the reg (cool person speak for regularly) for deep cleansing and exfoliation.
Homemade Face Mask for Acne
Homemade Face Mask for Acne
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Whether you’re spending all day out in the heat, or have someone in your household experiencing a nasty bout of diarrhea or the flu, this DIY natural electrolyte drink is the perfect solution to help the body stay hydrated during hardship.

The ingredients in this drink—coconut water, lemon and lime, and unprocessed sea salt—are all natural sources of electrolytes and minerals that help give the body a variety of nutrients it needs to thrive.

And bonus! It's also light, refreshing, and easy to drink, which is especially important when it’s the kiddos who are sick—not you.
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It's common to think: "When I lose the weight, I’ll finally be happy.” or “I'll finally be happy once I can deadlift as much as she does."

And while that may seem logical, the truth of the matter is—your health and happiness is not a destination.

There is no one specific body type, weight, job, health status, or fitness goal that is going to make you inherently happy. There isn’t a linear relationship between leanness and life satisfaction, and doing any one diet or fitness protocol is not the "secret" to happiness.

When you believe that happiness can be found somewhere or in something, you get overly fixated on reaching that destination, and completely forget about the journey. You shut down your own authority, and stop yourself from stepping into your power. Power that is rightfully yours, and you don’t have to earn. Power to make decisions that are right for you—and based on how your body is responding.

Have you stepped into your power?
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THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.

After seeing far to many people make common push-up mistakes, I decided to make a instructional video + blog post showing the three most common mistakes people make when doing the push-up, along with mental cues for how to do the movement properly.

This is especially true if you'd like to avoid injuring your shoulder, neck, or elbow.

As a summary:
1. Elbow flaring is not your friend.
2. While it may get more likes on Instagram, your butt should NOT be up in the air.
3. If your body isn't moving as one unit, you're not completing a full push-up.
Spread the word!
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If you haven’t tried whole roasted cauliflower yet, this might just become your new favorite side dish. Not only is it SO incredibly tasty, it tastes about three minutes to prepare.

In fact, I am predicting with 99.98% certainty that whole roasted cauliflower will be the next big thing in the foodiesphere. Analysts have already declared this the year of cauliflower power, mostly due to it’s versatility, and high vitamin C content.

And let’s be honest—people are just dying to move on from kale to something new. There’s only so many cute catch phrases you can put on a shirt using the word “kale.”

Onward with the cauliflower roasting!
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
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If your struggle with hip mobility, specifically, when squatting, perform a goblet squat and at the bottom, use your elbows to lightly pry your hips open. Hold this position for 10-20 seconds.

Important things to remember!
--> Keep a neutral spine
--> Maintain tension in the glutes and core at the bottom of the squat
--> Keep your elbows just at the tip of your knee on the inside. Chest should remain up!
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The Burpee/Squat Brawl

Details: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/burpee-squat/

Just posted a brand new do-anywhere style home workout today called the Burpee/Squat Brawl. For this workout, you’ll be doing burpees and air squats in an ascending and a descending pattern.

And don’t even play—I know you heart burpees.

The objective with this workout is to go all-out, which is why there is a 1 minute rest after the first round. While that may seem like a lot of rest, it won’t feel like it if you’re working at full capacity.

And as always, prioritize proper form over moving faster. You’ll get way more benefit out of doing the movements properly than moving faster with poor quality movements that could end up hurting you in the long run.
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Got sore muscles? 

Magnesium oil has become my go-to at night for low back and neck pain, and sore muscles after a hard workout.

This is because when applied through transdermal application (or through the skin), magnesium has a relaxing effect on muscles, and can help to prevent cramps and tightness.

That's right. Magnesium deficiency can cause muscle cramps or weakness, restless legs, migraines and cluster headaches, irritability and anxiety, fatigue, hypertension, and sleep problems—to name a few.

And unfortunately, most people are deficient in magnesium due to factors such as modern industrial processing and soil degradation, and could benefit from adding some back in.

While I love magnesium oil, it has a watery consistency, and therefore is hard to apply. Adding magnesium oil to nourishing oils, as you’ll find with this magnesium body butter recipe, makes it easier to apply directly to muscles, and has the bonus effect of nourishing the skin.

It's also super easy to make, and has a wonderful luxurious feel, which is definitely necessary.

If you're looking for a ball-park on how much to supplement with, the typical daily dosing for magnesium is 3-4 mg per pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, you’d need between 450-600 mg per day. You can get this orally or topically, or through a combination of both. 
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