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Ashlynn D.

Ashlynn D is a modern day health enthusiast. As a working mother and wife, she is always looking for fun and manageable ways to implement a healthy lifestyle for her family. Ashlynn believes that good health starts with nutrition.
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Why You Should Use Natural Makeup

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December 27, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Why You Should Use Natural Makeup

Safety is a growing and important concern when determining what makeup to use. Your health is affected by everything you put into and on your body – including makeup that stays on your skin for hours. Your skin is an organ that absorbs the compounds that lies on its surface – whether it is natural ingredients or toxins. The skin acts like a barrier to foreign products, but it only keeps a portion of the toxins out, absorbing some into your bloodstream. Minimizing your exposure to toxins is the most effective way to protect yourself and one way to do that is using natural makeup.

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Topics: Beauty, Body

A Detoxifying Ginger-Turmeric Tea to Beat the Cold and Flu

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September 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - A Detoxifying Ginger-Turmeric Tea to Beat the Cold and Flu

Most of us simply accept that we are in for a week or more of misery when we come down with a cold or the flu. You may have taken the precaution of getting a flu shot and eat all the right things, but still find yourself coughing and feverish. Fortunately, Mother Nature has kept us in mind and has provided some great ways to help beat flu and colds without resorting to potentially hazardous nostrums from the pharmacy shelf.

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Topics: Fresh Yes Picks, Wellness, Ebook, Podcast

Don’t Take Another Sip of Coca-Cola Until You Read This

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August 13, 2015 at 2:58 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Don’t Take Another Sip of Coca-Cola Until You Read This

Did you drink or share a coke today? Don’t worry about your weight. It turns out that pop doesn’t contribute to the worldwide obesity crisis.  This claim is based on a Coca-Cola funded nonprofit organization called the Global Energy Balance Network. They want the public to focus on getting more exercise than cutting their daily calorie consumption. 

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition

Imagine This: Getting Naked Often & Loving It

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July 28, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Imagine This: Getting Naked Often & Loving It

How often do you get naked in front of the mirror? I suggest getting naked all the time. It may sound funny and seem uncomfortable at first—but you’ll get the hang of it. Spending time naked in front of the mirror or walking around your apartment in the buff will make you more comfortable with your body. When you are comfortable being naked in your own skin, you’ll become more confident and happier – this will be noticeable by others, not just yourself.

Most of us grumble how we don’t like our bodies in the nude. We focus on what’s wrong with our bodies rather than seeing the beauty of our unique curves. You need to learn how to judge your body less. Take small steps like:

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Topics: Beauty, Fitness, Wellness, Mind Body Spirit

10 Ways Mushrooms Can Boost Your Health

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July 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - 10 Ways Mushrooms Can Boost Your Health

When you’re aiming for nutrition, you probably reach for all of the bright, colorful vegetables that doctors recommend. But if you’ve been overlooking the somewhat pigment-challenged mushroom, you might want to change that because what this food lacks in color, it more than makes up for in health benefits. Neither a fruit nor a vegetable, these fleshy fruit bearing bodies of fungus offer a truly unique nutritional profile that deserves a second look. Here are some reasons why the humble mushroom may not be so humble, after all!

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition

How Your Pop Habit is (Literally) Killing You

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July 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - How Your Pop Habit is (Literally) Killing You

If you can’t imagine going without your daily can of pop, you may be consuming a whole host of dangerous diseases and health disorders with every sip. Even worse, sugary soft drinks can behave like drugs in the brain, triggering a pleasurable dopamine rush that makes them tough to give up. Still, mounting evidence points to enormous benefits for those who bravely take the plunge.

With everything from your heart to your mind on the line, it may be time to kick those cans to the curb for good!  

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Wellness

Natural & Immediate Ways to Heal a Sunburn

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July 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Natural & Immediate Ways to Heal a Sunburn

When it comes to sun care, prevention is the key, but if you’ve donned your wide-brimmed hat, slathered on sunscreen like clockwork and still managed to get a raw, red burn, have no fear. These fantastic skin-soothers are guaranteed to take the pain out of sunny days, naturally.  

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Topics: Beauty, Wellness

You Won't Believe What Kale Will Do For Your Health

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July 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - You Won't Believe What Kale Will Do For Your Health

Kale has quickly become something of a superstar in the health food world.  And it’s not just a buzzword.  Not only is kale packed with vitamins and minerals, but there are other nutritional benefits to eating it as well.  In fact, research shows that kale can help fight cardiovascular disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and even some types of cancer.  Moreover, kale is rich in vitamin K, and recent research suggests that women who eat diets rich in vitamin K benefit from healthier bones and are less susceptible to hip fractures.  So let’s talk about some of the health benefits of kale and why it makes a great addition to any woman’s diet.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Women's Health

Top 5 Benefits of Getting Your Protein From Mushrooms

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July 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Top 5 Benefits of Getting Your Protein From Mushrooms

When it comes to nutrition these days, high-protein is king. But if you’re worried that scaling up your protein intake means endless plates of meat, have no fear. Long valued for their meaty texture and taste, mushrooms are proving their protein power as an addition to (or even substitute for) a meat-heavy diet. Let’s take a look at how they stack up on content and quality:

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Ebook

6 Ways to Become Healthier and Happier

Posted by Ashlynn D.

July 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 6 Ways to Become Healthier and Happier

Most of us are on a constant mission to find happiness. Some even go to great lengths and extremes to try and achieve this happiness by taking mood enhancing drugs and medications that can ultimately destroy their health. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

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