• Lifestyle
  • Why Salt is Good for You

    Why Salt is Good for You | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Did you ditch salt in your efforts to improve health? It’s time to reconsider that. Here are some of the reasons why salt is good for you.

    When someone decides they are going to start “eating healthy” they tend to ditch the typical diet villains–those foods that mainstream diet dogma has deemed “bad”– fat, sugar and salt.… Read the rest

  • Beauty
  • Top Picks for Natural Makeup

    Top Picks for Natural Makeup | Real, Clean, Safe Makeup from 100% Pure | by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    When I previously discussed clean skincare and my top choices for products that won't wreck your body, I promised a follow-up post with my top picks for natural makeup. Here you go!

    This post contains affiliate links. If you click on these links and make a purchase, I receive a small commission. This does not affect the cost to you and I use this commission to offset the costs of my blog.

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  • Nutrition & Health
  • 5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Health, Regardless of Weight

    5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Health, Regardless of Weight | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    It’s a common belief that slim people must be healthy, motivated and active. Either that, or they have been “blessed” with amazing metabolism.

    On the other hand, overweight people are clearly unhealthy, weak-willed and lazy. Or they have been “cursed” with slow metabolism.

    But it isn’t that black and white.

    Coming off my last post on How to Tackle Those Last 10 Pounds, I wanted to discuss some of the signs you need to work on your health, regardless of your weight.… Read the rest

  • Nutrition & Health
  • How to Tackle Those Last Ten Pounds

    How to Tackle Those Last Ten Pounds | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    What should you do about those last ten pounds? Embrace them!

    At a recent family event, my sister leaned over to me during dinner and asked, “How much do you weigh?”

    “About 160 pounds,” I replied.

    “Same,” she said. “And you know what? We’re both beautiful and we don’t stress about everything we eat. Isn’t it great?”

    Before you think my sister was gloating, just know that it hasn’t always been this way for us.… Read the rest

  • Beauty
  • Is Your Skincare Toxic?

    Is Your Skincare Toxic? | Clean, natural beauty products by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Your skin is your largest organ, covering your body from head to toe. It plays an important role as your first line of defense between the outside world and your precious internal systems. Yet skin is not impermeable. You witness this every time you slather lotion on your body and watch it absorb. Those lotions, creams, serums, and so on soak in and become a part of you, so doesn't it make sense to pay close attention to what is actually in them?

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  • Nutrition & Health
  • Why Cholesterol is Good for You

    Why Cholesterol is Good for You | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    What comes to mind when you hear the word cholesterol? High blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, Cheerios commercials… Overall it’s a pretty negative connotation, right?

    I’m here to change your mind about this misunderstood molecule, because cholesterol isn’t the villain we’ve made it out to be. It’s really quite the hero, actually. A hero who, in trying to save someone, accidentally causes a big mess. … Read the rest