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5 Expert Summer Skin Care Tips for Radiant, Healthy Skin

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Keep your skin healthy and happy this season with natural solutions to common skin care concerns.

Imagine this: It's a sunny Saturday morning, and you're ready for a fun day at the beach with friends. You've got your favorite swimsuit, a wide-brimmed hat, and stylish sunglasses. As you pack your beach bag, you wonder—how can you keep your skin as radiant as you feel?

Welcome to our expert guide on summer skin care tips! Whether you're a beach lover, a hiking enthusiast, or just enjoy lounging by the pool, keeping your skin protected and glowing is essential.

At Life's Abundance, we believe that healthy skin is happy skin. Inspired by the University of Rochester Medicine dermatologist, Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez, we’re sharing our top summer skin care tips. [1]

We'll also introduce our Facial Cleanser, detailing its carefully chosen organic ingredients that make a real difference for your skin. With this product and expert advice, you can start a natural skin care routine that protects and pampers your face. Let’s get started!

How To Take Care of Skin in Summer Naturally

Hydration is the Magic Word

Drinking plenty of water is key to keeping your body and skin happy. Dehydrated skin can look dry and dull, with more fine lines and wrinkles. In the summer, we sweat more, so it's even more important to stay hydrated in the heat.

This means you should sip water throughout the day, especially if you’re going to be outside. Add cucumber, lemon, or mint for a refreshing twist!

Eat Well with Hydrating Foods and Healthy Fats

Eating the right foods directly impacts your skin’s health. Nutritionists and dermatologists agree that adding essential fats to your diet keeps your skin soft and elastic. Start by eating oily fish like salmon two to three times a week and adding seeds or nuts to your snacks. Flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts are rich in good fats that nourish your skin.

Antioxidants are also your skin’s best friend, especially in summer. The sun can cause free radicals to damage your skin cells, but antioxidants can neutralize these effects. Add berries, citrus fruits, and leafy greens to your diet.

Hydrate your skin from within with foods high in water content like cucumbers, watermelon, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, and apples. Oranges are also great, with high water content and plenty of natural vitamin C to brighten your complexion.

A glowing summer complexion also means cutting back on foods that can cause skin congestion and breakouts, like dairy, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods. While we're not suggesting you ditch your daily coffee or Friday night pizza altogether, moderation is key. Focus on adding more of the good stuff to make your diet skin-friendly.

Sunscreen is a Must

Harmful UV rays can cause sunburn, premature aging, and increase your risk of skin cancer. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it generously to all exposed areas.

Opt for sunscreens with mineral-based ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. They naturally deflect sunlight to prevent UV damage. For those prone to hyperpigmentation, a tinted mineral-based sunscreen with iron oxides can block light contributing to pigment production.

Reapplying sunscreen every two hours is also crucial, especially if you're swimming or sweating. Remember, even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate the clouds, so sunscreen is a must!

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Life’s Abundance Facial Cleanser is the perfect way to remove SPF at the end of the day, without stripping your skin’s natural oils.

Add a Post-Sun Care Routine

Keeping your skin clean in the summer can be tricky. After a day in the sun, your skin craves some TLC. Start with a cool shower and our Facial Cleanser to wash away sweat and sunscreen residue. Then follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to replenish lost moisture. Aloe vera gel can soothe sunburned skin. Avoid picking at peeling skin and steer clear of hot showers to prevent further irritation.

Our Facial Cleanser is a perfect choice because it's packed with organic ingredients that cleanse without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Let’s break down the benefits:

  • Aloe Leaf Juice: Soothes and hydrates, reducing inflammation.
  • Argan Oil: Moisturizes and softens with essential fatty acids and vitamin E.
  • Apricot Kernel Oil: Nourishes and revitalizes.
  • Hemp Seed Oil: Deeply hydrates and balances oily skin.
  • Glycerin: Attracts moisture, keeping your skin hydrated.
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Protects from free radical damage.
  • Bilberry Extract: Strengthens skin and reduces redness.
  • Sugar Cane Extract: Promotes gentle exfoliation.
  • Orange & Lemon Peel Extracts: Brighten and refresh.
  • Cranberry Fruit Extract: Rich in antioxidants.
  • Mango Seed Butter: Moisturizes and smooths.
  • Shea Butter: Deeply hydrates and soothes.
  • Flax Seed: Improves texture and elasticity.
  • White Willow Bark Extract: Clears pores with natural salicylic acid.
  • Neem Seed Oil: Keeps skin clear with antibacterial properties.
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract: Protects from free radical damage.

This creamy, light cleanser removes impurities without harming your skin’s natural barrier. No harsh chemicals, parabens, or additives here—just pure, skin-loving goodness!

Ready for Radiant Summer Skin?

By following these summer skin care tips, you’ll enjoy healthy, glowing skin all summer long. You don’t have to stay indoors to protect your skin from the sun. As long as you’re incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you’ll be able to embrace the long, sunny days all while keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

Visit Life’s Abundance to learn more and grab your summer skin essentials today. Go ahead and soak up the sun–radiant skin is just a few steps away!

[1] University of Rochester Medical Center. (2021, June 30). 5 skin-smart tips for summer. Health Matters. Retrieved June 12, 2024, from

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Top Dog Breeds at Risk of Dental Disease

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Proper dental care is key to your dog’s health, preventing serious issues and keeping their smiles bright.

Think about the last time your dog greeted you with a big, goofy grin. It’s one of those simple joys that dog lovers cherish. But here’s something that’s not so joyful: a shocking number of our furry friends–about one in every eight–are battling dental disease each year. That's not just a health issue. It's a happiness one, too.

Welcome to Life’s Abundance, where we believe every dog deserves to smile healthily and happily. That's why we created Ugly Bones™. Despite their name, these treats are all about beauty–the beauty of a healthier, happier mouth for your dog!

In this blog, we're highlighting which beloved breeds are most at risk for dental disease and how our delicious Ugly Bones can help turn dental care into a treat, not a chore. By the end, you’ll see how easy it is to keep your best friend’s smile both joyful and healthy.

So, let’s get started! Because when your dog’s smile is healthy, your smiles come naturally, too.

Which dog breeds are more at risk for dental disease?

Getting to know which breeds are prone to dental troubles can seriously up your pet care game. Here’s the scoop based on insights from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London. [1]

High Risk Breeds

  • Toy Poodles are nearly four times more likely to develop dental diseases than mixed breeds.
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels’ compact mouths can lead to overcrowded teeth, which increases dental problems.
  • Greyhounds are known for thinner enamel which can lead to increased dental disease.

Special Considerations

  • Brachycephalic breeds (flat-faced dogs) like Bulldogs and Pugs are 1.25 times more prone to dental issues due to their facial structure.
  • Small dogs under 20 pounds are over three times the risk of dental disease compared to their larger counterparts.
  • Older dogs aged 12 and over are nearly four times more likely to suffer from dental disease compared to younger dogs between the ages of two and four.

Lower Risk

  • German Shepherds
  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers
  • Labrador Retrievers

Each breed and age group comes with its own set of dental health challenges. But now that you're equipped with the knowledge of whether your pup might need some extra dental care, it’s crucial as a pet parent to stay vigilant.

Knowing what symptoms to look out for is a key responsibility. Let’s take a closer look at the signs of dental disease to ensure you're ready to protect your dog’s smile!

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Life’s Abundance Ugly Bones have a unique nubbed design for deep cleaning while freshening breath.

What are dog dental disease symptoms?

Early detection can be a game-changer for your dog’s health and comfort. Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pawing at the mouth or face
  • Excessive drooling
  • Yellow or brown tartar buildup on the teeth

Spotting these early signs of dental trouble in your dog can really save the day by preventing more serious problems down the line. Whether it’s your pup avoiding their food, or you’re noticing some tartar build-up, these are important cues that your furry friend might need a bit more TLC for their teeth. And remember, regular vet visits can make a world of difference!

How can I remove tartar and plaque from my dog’s teeth?

Keeping your dog’s grin gleaming is easier than you think, and it starts with our tasty Ugly Bones! This dental chew is designed not just to treat, but to treat well. Here’s how they help combat plaque and tartar:

  • Patent-Pending Design: Engineered to scrape away plaque with every gnaw.
  • Wholesome Ingredients: Like pea protein and yummy chicken for a lip-smacking chew.
  • Perfect Texture: Tough enough for effective cleaning, gentle enough for sensitive gums.
  • Freshens Breath: Infused with natural mint flavor for sweeter smooches.

By incorporating Ugly Bones into your dog’s daily routine, you’re actively participating in their dental health regime. Remember, while Ugly Bones are a fantastic aid in dental care, they work best in conjunction with regular veterinary check-ups and other good oral hygiene practices.


Keeping your dog's smile bright and healthy is crucial, especially for breeds more susceptible to dental issues. From Toy Poodles to Greyhounds, understanding the specific risks can help you tailor your pet care approach effectively.

By incorporating Ugly Bones into your dog's routine, you're providing essential dental care that combats plaque and tartar while freshening breath and giving them a tasty treat. Combine this with regular vet visits and vigilant monitoring for symptoms of dental distress to ensure your dog enjoys a full, happy life—with less dental woes. Let's make every smile a healthy one!

[1] Royal Veterinary College. (n.d.). New RVC research gets to the root of dental disease in dogs. Royal Veterinary College. Retrieved from

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Easy Green Fruit Popsicles Recipe for Summer

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This healthy, homemade popsicle recipe packs a nutritional punch and comes together in just under two minutes.

Ever wished for a quick and healthy breakfast moment that’s also fun to eat? Look no further! Today, we're diving into a fantastic recipe for healthy homemade fruit popsicles, perfect for busy mornings. These breakfast smoothie popsicles will change your morning routine, blending up in just two minutes (minus the freezer time, of course).

Why are these fruit popsicles so special? Not only are they easy to make, but they're also packed with a sweet berry flavor from our Greens Blend. That’s right! Our tasty drink mix is delicious and loaded with health benefits, making this fruit popsicle recipe a powerhouse of nutrition.

Who are these popsicles for? Whether you're a parent looking to sneak some greens into your kid's diet, a health enthusiast wanting a nutritious start to the day, or just someone who loves a good popsicle, this recipe is for you.

At Life's Abundance, we’re all about making healthy living easy and delicious. Our Greens Blend is just one of the many ways we help you enjoy nutritious meals without the fuss.

Ready to get started? Let’s dive into this easy, breezy, and oh-so-tasty fruit popsicle recipe that will make your mornings a delight. Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to a fun, healthy start to your day!

Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipe with Greens Blend

Makes 10 popsicles


  • 1 scoop of Life’s Abundance Greens Blend
  • 1 1/2 cups plant-based milk
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (about 10)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/16 tsp. sea salt (the smallest pinch)


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for four hours or overnight.*
  3. Store popsicles in an airtight container for up to one month.

*Don’t have popsicle molds? No problem at all. Serve this up as a smoothie in your favorite glass.

Chef’s note: For extra creaminess, add one cup of cauliflower rice or half of an avocado instead of the banana. This recipe also halves well if you need a smaller batch.

And that’s it! This is one easy popsicle recipe that promises tons of summer flavor with even more health benefits.

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Life’s Abundance Greens Blend is a delicious, tasty way to add more iron and B vitamins to your routine.

Life’s Abundance Greens Blend Benefits

With Life’s Abundance Greens Blend, you’re getting:

  • A natural, nutrient-dense boost to keep you energized all day.
  • Organic greens harvested at peak nutrition from pristine glacial soil.
  • Iron, B vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients from a blend of organic reishi, maitake, and shiitake mushrooms.
  • No grassy aftertaste!
  • A smart, healthy, and delicious way to fuel your day.

With the power-packed benefits of Life’s Abundance Greens Blend and this easy popsicle recipe, you're all set for a fun and healthy start to your day. Enjoy every bite and savor the season!

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Probiotics for Travel: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

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Travel can disrupt your digestion due to changes in diet or dehydration.

Are you gearing up for your summer travel adventures? Whether you're dreaming of sipping smoothies on sunny shores or exploring a new city, there’s one travel buddy you shouldn’t leave home without–probiotics for travel.

As fun as it is to jet off to new destinations, it’s no secret your digestive health often takes a back seat. Whether it’s those tempting comfort foods or a gelato spree after lunch, your gut is actually on the front lines. That's where Life’s Abundance comes in! We're here to keep your travel plans smooth and your digestion smoother.

We’ll guide you through the world of on-the-go gut health. By the end of this post, you'll not only understand the importance of probiotics for travel but also be ready to make them a non-negotiable part of your travel kit.

Let's get started and ensure your vacation memories are full of spectacular sights and delectable eats, not digestive woes!

The Importance of Gut Health While Traveling

Travel often means indulging in new foods and perhaps straying from your usual diet, which can shock your digestive system. From richer meals to increased snack foods, these changes in eating habits can lead to discomfort.

Additionally, staying hydrated is a common challenge, particularly with the hustle of transit and varying quality of available water. Stress, too, plays a significant role; the demands of travel—from navigating airports to adjusting to new time zones—can further strain your digestive health.

Statistically, up to 70% of travelers experience some form of digestive issue, like traveler's diarrhea or constipation, depending on their destination. These figures underscore the need for robust gut support. Probiotics for travel can be crucial in enhancing your gut's resilience against such disruptions, ensuring your travel plans remain as smooth as your flights.

Choosing the Right Probiotics for Travel

When finding a probiotic for your travel needs, it's important to choose strains that are proven to withstand the rigors of travel and address common issues. Strains like Lactobacillus acidophillus and Bifidobacterium lactis are particularly beneficial for their robustness and effectiveness in supporting digestive health and helping steer clear of common travel-related gut issues.

Life’s Abundance Probiotic is tailored to meet these travel-specific needs. Each capsule:

  • Is packed with a potent 25 billion CFUs.
  • Ensures a high level of active probiotics enter your system.
  • Maintains its potency and effectiveness without needing refrigeration.

Our strains are carefully selected for their ability to survive harsh stomach acids, ensuring they reach your gut where they're most needed.

Additionally, the convenience of a shelf-stable formula cannot be overstated. Unlike many probiotics that require refrigeration, this probiotic formula maintains its potency and effectiveness for two years at room temperature, making it an ideal companion for travelers who need reliability and efficacy on the go. This stability ensures that you can carry and use our probiotic anywhere in the world, supporting your digestive health no matter your destination!

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Life’s Abundance Probiotic is a shelf-stable, potent probiotic that is perfect for on the go.

Additional Tips for Gut Health During Travel

Maintaining gut health while traveling goes beyond just taking probiotics though. Here are some practical tips to ensure your digestive system stays as ready as your adventurous spirit:

  • Stay hydrated. Always carry a bottle of water with you, especially in hot climates or when spending long hours exploring. Opt for bottled or filtered water to avoid contaminants that could bother your stomach.
  • Make smart food choices. While it's tempting to dive into every local delicacy, try to balance indulgence with sensibility. Incorporate high-fiber foods like fruits and vegetables into your meals, which can help regulate digestion and prevent constipation.
  • Avoid common pitfalls. Be cautious with street food or buffet items that may have been under the sun for too long. Opt for freshly prepared dishes to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.
  • Maintain hand hygiene. Always wash your hands before eating and after visiting the bathroom. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. This simple practice can significantly reduce your exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses.

Continuing with your regimen of probiotics can provide the necessary support to overcome these challenges. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy your travels with fewer worries about digestive issues, allowing you to focus on the joys of exploring new cultures and cuisines

Wrapping Up Your Travel Wellness Plan

As we've explored, maintaining gut health while traveling is crucial to enjoying your next journey to the fullest. From unexpected culinary adventures to the inevitable changes in your daily routine, your digestive system often endures the brunt of travel stresses. Ensuring it has the support it needs with the right probiotics can make all the difference.

Remember: Start your regimen about a week before departure and continue until a week after your return. This small step will support your digestive health and enhance your travel experience, letting you focus on creating memorable adventures without the digestive drama. Here’s to a healthier, happier travel experience!

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Cat Colors and Personality: Myth vs. Reality

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Research suggests a cat’s personality isn’t necessarily linked to their coat color.

Some cat parents swear their orange tabbies are the life of the party, while others say their gray and white fluffballs are a bit on the feisty side. Cats strut their stuff in an array of dazzling coat colors, but is there more to their mane than just catwalk fashion?

Researchers have examined the link between cat colors and personality to uncover some surprising results. Let's explore the colorful world of our whiskered companions and see if there's any truth to this furry tale.

The Colorful Genetics of Cats

First off, let's talk about how our feline pals get their fabulous coats. You may already know that your cat’s coat color and pattern are influenced by genetics, nature's own patchwork quilt. It’s well known that genes control spotting, pigment intensity and color switching in your cat’s regal mane.

Female cats, especially, can sport a mix of colors, earning them the glamorous titles of "tortoiseshell" or "calico." This is thanks to having two X chromosomes. And male calicos? Seeing one of those is like finding a four-leaf clover–rare and unique–requiring an XXY chromosome.

But what about their personalities? Is there a “spicy” gene linked to those vibrant tortoiseshell coats, or a “mellow yellow” version for sunny-orange tabbies?

Does Cat Color Affect Personality?

Now it's time to separate fact from fiction. You may have heard tales of tortoiseshells with “tort-itude" or calicos that get the "calico crazies." But before we start labeling your cat based on their coat, let's look at the evidence.

Researchers did the work to determine if there is a link between the color of your cat’s coat and their personality. Owners said cats with coats like tortoiseshell, calico, black-and-white, and gray-and-white have a tendency to act more aggressive in certain situations. [1]

But perception is a tricky thing. It turns out that our views on our cats' behaviors might be more about us than them.

So, what's the takeaway? The study's conclusion suggests humans are prone to attributing certain traits to cats, regardless of their coat color. Even though the study was interesting, it's not enough to say for sure that fur color and personality are connected.

It's like saying all people with red hair are fiery - it's just a stereotype. When choosing a new feline family member, it's better to look at how the cat acts and feels around you, not just its fur color.

And, while we're busting myths, let's tackle the big one - black cats. Despite old wives' tales, another study found no evidence to support the rumor that black cats are less friendly than other cats.[2] Take that, superstitions!

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Research suggests a cat’s personality isn’t necessarily linked to their coat color.

3 Definite Things That Shape Cat Personality

So, if coat color isn't the personality crystal ball we thought it was, what actually shapes our cats' characters?

Cat personality is mainly influenced by:

  1. Learned behaviors from parents. Just like in the human world, cats can inherit certain traits from their parents. Got a snuggly momma cat? Her kittens might just be cuddle champions too.
  2. Socialization. Kittens exposed to lots of human love and cuddles tend to grow up into sociable, friendly adults.
  3. Early life experiences. How we treat our feline friends as they grow can shape their personalities, proving that love and care go a long way.

Ultimately, whether your cat is a sleek black ninja, a regal Siamese, or a tortoiseshell with a hint of attitude, what matters most is the love and care you give. Feeding them top-notch food, engaging in playtime, and providing endless cuddles are what genuinely help your kitty thrive, beyond the color of their coat.

The bottom line: Love your cat - coat and all! Celebrate your feline friends in all their colorful glory, remembering that each one is a unique bundle of joy and endless purrs.

[1] Stelow, E., Bain, M., & Kass, P. (2016). The Relationship Between Coat Color and Aggressive Behaviors in the Domestic Cat. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS, 19(1), 1-15.

[2] González-Ramírez MT, Landero-Hernández R. Cat Coat Color, Personality Traits and the Cat-Owner Relationship Scale: A Study with Cat Owners in Mexico. Animals (Basel). 2022 Apr 15;12(8):1030. doi: 10.3390/ani12081030. PMID: 35454276; PMCID: PMC9024431.


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Feel Your Best: 7 Wellness Tips for Spring & Summer

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Adding one of our powdered drink mixes to your water adds an easy, flavorful twist to staying hydrated.

We have reached the pinnacle: that special time between spring and summer when things really start to heat up. Whether you're firing up the grill, planning your next great getaway, or just enjoying the long, sunny days with your furry friends, there’s always room to boost your well-being and add a little extra zest to your days.

Here at Life's Abundance, we’re all about making good days great and healthy living easier and more enjoyable. That’s why we’ve put together seven wellness tips for spring and summer to add some smart, healthy habits into your sunnier seasons.

We’ll also tell you our favorite way to make your water more delicious with our Minerals & Antioxidants or Greens Blend drink mixes. They’re perfect for staying hydrated and feeling refreshed, no matter what you’re up to. (And who doesn’t love a delicious twist to staying hydrated?)

Ready to make this your best spring and summer yet? Let’s dive into these tips that are sure to make your sunny seasons even brighter.

Healthy Grilling with the Right Oils

When it comes to grilling, choosing the right oil makes all the difference. Opt for oils with high smoke points to ensure your food is grilled to perfection without any harmful byproducts. Avocado, canola, and peanut oils are great choices that can withstand the heat. Save the olive oil for your salads and cool dishes. It’s best used at lower temperatures to preserve its flavor and nutritional benefits.

Elevate Your Hydration Game

Believe us, staying hydrated doesn't have to be boring. Forget plain old water! Let’s jazz it up. Our Minerals & Antioxidants mix turns your glass into a fruity getaway with a twist of flavor that also packs a nutritional punch. Or, for a green boost, add our Greens Blend with some lemon to transform your drink into a delicious powerhouse of refreshing nutrients.

Whether you’re hitting the gym, lounging at the pool, or just keeping busy with your daily routine, enhance your hydration with these tasty additions made to keep you refreshed and revitalized all season long.

Block Harmful UVAs & UVBs

All this sunshine calls for serious sun protection. Did you know that while UVB rays can burn your eyes, UVA rays can age them? That’s why choosing the right sunglasses is crucial. Look for sunglasses labeled with '100% UVA/UVB protection' to shield your eyes from harmful rays. Protecting your eyes helps you enjoy sunny days safely for many years to come.

Natural Ways to Keep Bugs Away

Don't let bugs put a damper on your outdoor fun this season. Instead of reaching for chemical-laden repellents, why not try a gentler, natural approach? Essential oils like citronella, eucalyptus, and lavender are not only pleasant smelling, they're also effective at keeping those pesky insects at bay. You can mix these oils with a carrier oil and apply them directly to your skin or add a few drops to your diffuser to create a bug-free zone in your backyard. Your skin and the environment will thank you!

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Adding some outdoor time with your pets is a great way to enjoy the sunny days of spring and summer.

Make the Best of Outdoor Time

Getting outside is one of the best parts of spring and summer. Whether you’re a gardening guru, a pet parent, or just love a good stroll, there's something refreshing about spending time in nature.

Here are some other ideas of how to get outside this season:

  • Take your furry friend for a morning walk
  • Plant a butterfly or herb garden
  • Find free events in your city, like concerts or yoga classes
  • Pack a picnic and go to your favorite park
  • Grab your camera and take some nature photos
  • Look for local leagues for sports like pickleball, tennis, or kickball

Whatever your interest, there’s an abundance of ways to enjoy the outdoors and reap the benefits of fresh air and sunshine.

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

No matter how much you love the sun, it’s smart to play it safe with your skin. Always choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for effective protection. Apply liberally about 30 minutes before you head outside - that gives it time to absorb properly. And remember, reapplication is key, especially after swimming, sweating, or toweling off. For an easy reminder, reapply every two hours. A good sunscreen protects your skin and keeps it looking healthy and youthful.

Eating with the Seasons

Embracing a seasonal diet is a journey of flavor. During spring and summer, a bounty of fruits and vegetables reach their peak, offering you the best in freshness and nutritional value.

Here are some top picks to add to your meals through spring and summer:

  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Sweet corn
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes

Incorporating these seasonal delights into your meals supports local farmers and provides richer flavors with better nutritional benefits. Whip up a fruit salad, throw some veggies on the grill, or simply enjoy them fresh. Eating with the seasons is a delicious way to keep your diet varied and exciting.

Summing It All Up

With these seven stellar tips, you’re all set to make this spring and summer your healthiest and happiest yet! From grilling with the right oils to protecting your skin and staying hydrated with flavorful drinks, embracing these habits can significantly enhance your well-being. Don’t forget to spend time outdoors, enjoying everything the season has to offer, while eating fresh, seasonal produce. Here’s to a vibrant, joyful season filled with good health and great memories!

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Trees for the Future Recognized as a United Nations Flagship

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By providing families and farmers with the tools they need, TREES helps grow thriving communities in Africa.

Imagine walking through a lush forest, the air cool and fresh around you, sunlight filtering through a canopy of green leaves. Each tree around you stands as a testament to nature’s resilience and beauty.

Now, multiply that feeling by millions. That’s exactly what Trees for the Future (TREES), supported by Life's Abundance, is working towards with their ambitious reforestation projects across Africa. By planting millions of trees, they’re transforming barren lands into vibrant forests.

Think of their work as creating massive "lungs" for the Earth that:

  • absorb carbon
  • enrich soil
  • restore biodiversity
  • strengthen communities

Here’s the big news: This incredible effort has recently been recognized globally! The United Nations (UN) has honored TREES as a World Restoration Flagship. Only seven projects were picked this year, and their ‘Forest Garden Approach’ was one of them.

This prestigious title underscores TREES' role as a key player in achieving the UN’s 2030 environmental goals. And with Life’s Abundance’s support, they’re proving that when we give back to the earth, it gives back to us in countless ways.

If you’ve ever lost yourself in a forest's magic, you’ll understand why this is such a big deal. Ready to see how these forests are flourishing? Let’s explore how innovative gardening and passionate people are making our world greener—one tree at a time!

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TREES innovative ‘Forest Garden’ approach turns barren lands into thriving forests.

What’s TREES All About?

TREES is like a superhero team for the environment. They teach farmers all over the world how to grow forests that are good for the earth and good for people too. Here’s what makes them super special:

  • They plant lots of trees. They’re leaders in creating something called the ‘Forest Garden’, where every tree and plant has a special job that helps all the others.
  • They help families. By teaching farmers how to grow these awesome gardens and giving them seedlings, they help families eat better, make money, and live healthier lives.

You might wonder why this matters to you. Well, every time you purchase a Life’s Abundance skin care product, you’re helping plant more trees and gardens. You’re making the air cleaner and the soil healthier while empowering families to grow food to eat. You become a hero for the planet, too!

We’re super excited to celebrate this big win with you. If you want to learn more cool stuff about TREES and all the good they’re doing, just click here. It’s full of fun facts and other ways you can get involved.

Thanks for being awesome and caring about our planet. High five to you! Let’s keep making the world a greener, happier place together.

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Spicy Ginger & Cherry Mocktail Recipe: Spring’s New Fling

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This spicy ginger & cherry mocktail recipe uses Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants for a healthy boost.

Yeah, we know. Spring is time for cleaning. But what better way to take a break from all of that and have a refreshing drink? Now’s the perfect time to refresh your beverage game with something that matches the vibrant energy of the season.

Introducing our Spicy Ginger & Cherry Mocktail recipe—your new go-to spicy drink! (Plus, you’re boosting your wellness with every sip…more on that later.) This is a seasonal drink crafted with the refreshing sweetness of cherries, the lively kick of jalapeño, and the subtle warmth of ginger, all mixed with lime and soda water for a fizzy finish.

This recipe is versatile, too. Adjust the heat by steeping the jalapeño slices longer, or add a tart twist with more lime juice. For those who enjoy a spirited version, a splash of tequila transforms this baby into a bold cocktail. Whether you choose fresh, frozen, or jarred cherries, each sip will be as delightful as spring itself.

Bonus: Place some cherries in an ice cube mold and fill it with water to make cherry ice cubes. (This is the ultimate “cherry on top!”)

Ready to get shaking and stirring? Let’s go!


  • 2 bags of ginger root tea
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 1/4-1/2 jalapeño, sliced (use the leftover half as a garnish)
  • 1 scoop of Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants in Cherry
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 2–3 dashes of nonalcoholic bitters
  • Seltzer, to top off
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 5–6 fresh cherries or cherry ice cubes, for garnish


  1. Pour boiling water over the tea bags and jalapeño slices in a heatproof cup, ensuring they’re fully submerged. Cover with a lid or small saucer to concentrate the flavors.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for five minutes, then remove the tea bags. Let the tea cool to room temperature and discard the jalapeño slices.
  3. Stir in the Cherry Minerals & Antioxidants powder to the brewed tea and mix vigorously with a foamer or blender for 30 to 60 seconds until well combined.
  4. In a glass, combine the ice, fresh cherries or cherry ice cubes, brewed tea, lime juice, and bitters. Top with seltzer and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with jalapeño slices and serve immediately. Enjoy the refreshing taste of your new favorite mocktail!

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Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidant drink mix contains 10 superfruits and 74 plant-based trace minerals that help combat oxidative stress.

Health in Every Sip: Cherry Minerals & Antioxidants Drink Mix

At Life’s Abundance, we’re committed to enhancing your health and enjoyment with every recipe we share. That’s why our Cherry Minerals & Antioxidants drink mix is at the heart of this mocktail.

This carefully-sourced drink powder is:

  • Naturally sweet with no added sugars
  • Packed with 10 superfruits and 74 plant-based trace minerals
  • Free from artificial additives and colors
  • Perfect for your healthy lifestyle
  • Good for replenishing electrolytes and restoring your body’s pH balance

With every delicious sip of this Spicy Ginger & Cherry Mocktail recipe, you’re treating yourself to a delightful drink, plus welcoming a lifestyle of health, vitality, and joy. Cheers to your health–and remember, the best moments in life are those that are both nourishing and enjoyable!

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AI in Fitness: A Look at What’s Ahead

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Using a smartwatch or fitness tracker can help give you insights into useful health data.

Imagine having a close friend who knows exactly what you need to feel your best - sounds cool, right? Well, artificial intelligence (AI) is stepping into that friend's shoes, transforming how you might approach your well-being. And when it comes to your doctor and healthcare specialists, AI is on the case, piecing together clues about your health to keep you feeling your best.

But what does this mean for the future of healthcare, fitness and wellness? Put on your step counter and get ready to jog through the exciting world of AI - where technology meets health!

Where Fitness and Artificial Intelligence Collide

The power of AI in the health and wellness industries is profound. From advancing medical research to refining diagnostic processes and improving healthcare quality, AI is already making significant strides. As usual, Google is at the forefront of these new technologies, with initiatives such as:

  • Applying AI to mental health resources on Search.
  • Matching skin conditions with Google Lens.
  • Scouring medical records, research papers, imaging and clinical guidelines.
  • Recording and translating heart sounds with smartphones.
  • Scanning patients’ eyes to find indications of disease.

These are prime examples of how technology is becoming an integral part of our health journey and just the beginning.

AI in Wellness: Tools of the Trade

As AI reshapes health and wellness, the toolkit for professionals also expands:

  • ChatGPT revolutionizes interaction with personalized advice.
  • Google Bard offers innovative wellness insights.
  • Fitbit tracks and analyzes your physical activity for tailored health guidance.
  • Asensei connects users with customized coaching experiences.
  • HealthKit integrates health data for a comprehensive wellness overview.
  • Zing Coach generates customized workouts and healthier eating tips with a dash of motivation.

Embracing AI means joining forces with technology to make health journeys more engaging and personalized, ensuring the care you receive is as unique as you are. By leveraging AI as a tool, health coaches and professionals can elevate their services, offering personalized support that meets clients where they are.

As we look to the future, integrating AI into the health and wellness industries promises a landscape where personalized care is the norm and more options are available.

Essential Considerations for AI in Fitness & Health

One of the most exciting prospects of AI in health and wellness is its potential to make fitness and health guidance more accessible to a broader audience, offering support regardless of location, mobility or personal circumstances. This democratization of health and wellness services ensures everyone has the opportunity to lead healthier lives. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

As health professionals and organizations explore this next wave of AI, the following principles are critical:

  • Maintaining the human touch
  • Ensuring accuracy
  • Addressing concerns around privacy and security
  • Collaborating across sectors
  • Recognizing AI as one tool among many

We must navigate these challenges thoughtfully, ensuring that AI serves as a supplement to health expertise - not as a substitute. New guidelines like the Health Care AI Code of Conduct illustrate the importance of collective efforts to ensure AI tools enhance healthcare quality and safely meet patient needs.

In addition, Google's AI Principles, emphasizing fairness, safety, and effectiveness, serve as a guiding light, reminding us of the historic medical ethos: "First, do no harm.” The potential for AI to amplify existing problems is very real, so a concerted effort must be made to ensure these technologies benefit everyone responsibly.


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Health enthusiasts everywhere are eager to try new technologies to up their fitness game.

The Human Element Remains Key

At the heart of this technological transformation is a simple truth: AI cannot replace the personal touch that professionals bring to their clients. This requires a careful balance of technology and human insight, without losing sight of the personal connections and nutrition that is at the heart of wellness.

As you navigate this new landscape, remember that technology is just a tool to enhance our human capabilities. A high-quality multivitamin embodies the harmonious blend of technology and the essentials of nutrition. As AI enhances our capabilities, it's crucial to remember the foundational importance of nourishing our bodies from within.

Life’s Abundance Multivitamin stands as a testament to this balance, combining the precision of modern science with the wisdom of traditional wellness practices. It's a symbol of how technology, when integrated with the core principles of health, can create a holistic approach to overall health.

Looking Forward to a Healthy Future

Always ready for a workout, AI is the friend who's up for anything, making exercise feel more like playtime. It's there to celebrate your wins, big or small, because sometimes choosing an apple over a cookie is the day's most significant victory, and we all love a personal cheerleader.

With AI as your sidekick, your health journey is more than a list of goals - it's an adventure filled with personalized guidance, motivational nudges and insightful feedback. This approach makes healthier choices feel less like chores and more like exciting challenges to conquer. And after all, the best journeys are those taken with friends, even if one of them happens to be a!

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What’s Behind Your Cat’s Vision?

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Behind your cat’s pretty eyes is a world of movement and shadow only they can see.

Ever wondered if your furball sees the world in technicolor or a dull shade of grey? Or how they can effortlessly catch their toy in a dimly lit room?

Today, we're going on a fascinating trip into the world of your cat’s vision. We'll uncover the mysteries of how our whiskered friends see colors and navigate the night. Plus, we'll let you in on our secret to boosting their eye health the healthy way, making their world even brighter.

Do House Cats See Color?

Let’s tackle the big question first: what colors can cats see? Imagine wearing a pair of sunglasses that filter out some colors. That's how it is for cats. They do see colors, but not as vividly as we do. Their world is a mix of mostly blues and yellows, while red and green can fade into the background. But you absolutely know they can still find their toys (and occasionally, your socks) perfectly well!

Do Cats Have Nocturnal Vision?

Your kitty’s main superpower? Night vision. Cats are like little superheroes when the lights go out. Their eyes have cool features like larger pupils and a shiny layer called the tapetum lucidum, giving them perfect vision in the dark. So yes, cats have built-in night vision goggles!

What Do Cats See?

Through a cat’s eyes, nighttime isn't daunting but inviting. It’s filled with shapes and movements unseen by human eyes. Your furry friend’s world comes alive with textures and contrast, making every leaf flutter and shadow shift a potential playground.

The slightest twinkle could catch their attention and moonlight only enhances their adventurous spirits. And while they don’t see the rainbow of colors we see, the green and yellow palette of a cat’s vision is perfectly suited for a nocturnal hunter.


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Cats mainly see hues of blues and yellows, with reds and greens fading into the background.

Cat Vision vs. Human Vision

Have you ever darted around the house with your cat in a playful game of hide-and-seek, wondering who truly has the advantage? Here's a quick snapshot of how our feline friends stack up against us in the vision department:

Where Your Cat’s Vision Excels:

  • Cats have a wider field of vision, so they can catch sneaky movements on the sidelines.
  • They’re also experts at seeing tiny movements, like that bug across the room.

Where Cats Might Need a Little Help:

  • Felines struggle to see things up close due to a lack of eye muscles for adjusting focus.
  • Surprisingly, cats aren’t great at long-distance vision either, only seeing clearly with objects around 20 feet away.

But in a colorful world, humans take the prize for seeing color and from long distances. Cats have their strengths, like detecting movement and shadows, while humans can enjoy colorful paintings from more than 20 feet away.

The Secret to Enhancing Cat Vision

Now, here's the scoop on keeping your kitty’s peepers sharp and healthy. Just like us, cats need the proper nutrients for good vision. Enter Ultra-Pure Fish Oil, the superhero of eye health! Packed with EPA and DHA, it's not just any fish oil. It's a vision-boosting, coat-shining, joint-helping wonder oil, made to keep your kitty’s eyes bright and strong.

The Perfect Fish Oil for Cats

You might be thinking, "Fish oil is fish oil, right?" Well, not quite. Our Ultra-Pure Fish Oil is the cream of the crop, and includes all the good stuff:

  • At least 30% EPA and DHA
  • Easy to give and loved by cats
  • Tested for purity

Give your cat the gift of clearer, healthier vision, allowing them to enjoy a world filled with more play, more exploration, and endless nighttime adventures. After all, a happy cat means a happy home!

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