The Real Deal: Toner, the Essential Spritzer

Toning is a step often missed by many in their skin care routine.  It might seem like one that you can easily skip because it’s just a spray, but these can be amazingly beneficial if you use the right ingredients and you can make one yourself for relatively very little money. Why should we consider […]

The Real Deal: Not all Oils are Created Equal

Oils are great sources of fat, and fat is a great source for energy. Fat is also responsible for many necessary body functions, like protecting the brain and other vital organs, and it’s essential for your body to absorb vitamins that are fat soluble. Fat can even help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels.  That last […]


April is a great time to get out there and get your hands in the dirt! It’s the ideal time to plant because the frosty mornings have usually gone, and it’s a month or two before it becomes scorching hot.  If you’re anything like me, a truly lazy gardener, the best plants to plant are […]

The Real Deal: Sore Muscles? “Tape” Away Your Pain

You have probably seen KT Tape, a brand of kinesiology tape in your local pharmacy, or maybe you have seen it on numerous athletes on your television.  It’s widely used in rehabilitation and physical therapy and is starting to be studied even more extensively than it has been in the past.  It has even made […]

The Real Deal with Candice Deal: YOGA – A BALANCING ACT

There is often a misconception about yoga.  Those who haven’t practiced it before may think of it as just stretching. While it does contain moves that will push your flexibility limits, it’s certainly not just stretching.  I have never worked up a dripping sweat while stretching but I certainly have during some yoga practices, that […]

The Real Deal with Candice Deal: Winter Hydration Hacks

When the temps are freezing outside, the last thing I want is to down an eight-ounce glass of ice water. Brrr! Hydrating is essential to our mind and body health but staying hydrated in the winter can be harder if you’re shying away from drinks because they may be cold, choosing to order a hot, […]

The Real Deal with Candice Deal: The Four Pillars of Health

Yes, 2022 is quickly coming to a close.  The New Year’s celebration is just around the corner and for many of us, it seems that each year may go by faster than the last.  With 2023 on the horizon, we may be thinking of the traditional New Year’s resolutions.  If so, it’s likely that the […]

The Real Deal: Essential Oils – Use Safely & Reap the Rewards

Essential oils are a staple in my home.  I reach for them over and over again. When I need a pick-me-up or help winding down, they are my go-to!  My first aid, wellness and beauty staples.  They are throughout my home, dotted in cleaners, balms and diffusers. They are powerful little bottles!  Because they are […]

The Real Deal with Candice Deal: Oh, Sugar Sugar!

Holidays are just ahead.  Halloween, Thanksgiving and all the holidays of December and New Year’s.  Holidays are exciting and full of family and friends.  However, for those on diets, holidays can be stressful because holiday treats are often filled with sugar. Sugar, as we know, is not great for our health.  It is inflammatory, addictive, […]

The Real Deal: Get Outside and Enjoy the Benefits of Nature

Fall is just around the corner and our hot humid summers have almost come to an end.  Getting out into the shade is great summer relief from the heat and it has some additional benefits you might not realize you are getting for free! When you are out walking under the trees, enjoying all of […]

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