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With the Sun finally peeking out, and pollen in the air, many of us are about to start our Spring cleaning. With most indoor air quality being more toxic than the outdoor, we wanted to share some eco-friendly, non-toxic ways to clean your home.
Pasta made from raw turnips? Hmmm….that doesn't sound too good. Yup, that's what I thought the first time I looked at Alissa Cohen's recipe in her book, Living on Live Food. But when I worked up the nerve to make it, I was pleasantly surprised! It was amazing! I've made a few of my own changes to the recipe and here is my version. I hope you enjoy it!!
As someone who has been on this path to health for a while now, I was always looking for the next big thing. Whether it was a superfood I'd never tried, or a killer juice recipe, I look for things to adopt into my routine that will change my health for the better.
Sometimes I wish I could have you over for a cup of herbal tea and show you around my kitchen. Well, grab some tea and come on over and I will show you one of my favorite rooms of my house! I live and work in a log home that my husband and I built 12 years ago. Because we…
Eat more raw veggies! We all know we need to, but sometimes it's hard to figure out how to do that. The easiest way is by eating a salad, but salads can quickly get boring if you use just lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. I'm gonna show you how to add some pizazz your salads so you can eat them every day without getting tired of them.
Many people ask me: "Which brands are best?" "Can you get enough of them from fermented foods?" "What should I look for in a probiotic supplement?" There is a lot of confusion when it comes to probiotics, and I want to help you by answering these questions.
Motivation my husband wrote on our scale at home.It's Just a number…that's what I would silently tell myself every time I would step on the scale. Yet, no matter what, the higher the number it stopped at, the lower my self esteem would plummet. I won't pretend that it doesn't still happen to me, after all, no one is perfect. What I didn't realize however, is the thing that was really getting in the way of me losing weight, and changing those numbers for good, was…
Wireless radiation… For the first time in human history, our bodies are being bombarded daily by a hefty dose of radiation. From cell phones, wireless routers, WiMax, and countless other devices that operate without wires. This technology is so amazing that more things are going wireless. But it comes with a price…
This recipe was inspired by the raw food restaurant, Cafe Gratitude. If you ever get the chance to eat there, I highly recommend it! It's not just an organic, raw food restaurant- they have a culture of being grateful and inspire their customers to do the same. They realize how important it is to have a healthy mindset that promotes health and wellbeing. I love that!!
What if you could get the same or better results by making your own low cost non-toxic stuff with ingredients from your own kitchen? You can! Here are 5 easy things you can make yourself, with ingredients you may already have.
In an effort to help us drink more water, beverage companies are now offering so-called "healthy" water drinks that are really no different than other soft drinks. They sound so healthy, but when you read the ingredients, most of them are loaded with sugar, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives.
With all this chilly weather, and the flu going around, I am reaching for the soup! It's natural for our bodies to crave warm, grounding, soothing foods during the winter months, and this soup is my favorite for that, and for the healing properties in some of the ingredients.
Let's face it, we all know we could be making healthier decisions when it come to our food choices, but eating healthy food is so expensive! Or is it? Here are some helpful hints to take the pain out of the gain in healthy living.
This recipe is one of the most coveted recipes in my Vibrant Health cookbook. It's also one of the easiest! Whenever I teach classes or do events, these are the hit of the party and are what I've become known for. Marie tasted them at our last event, and now makes them whenever she has dinner guests.
We wanted our last prize to be a great one, so here it is…a FREE Family Physician Kit, & FREE access to our Medicine Cabinet Makeover Virtual Class! (Value: $214) The Family Physician® Kit is a collection of ten nurturing essential oils, including six single oils and four blends. The stunning box includes tips for using the oils, as well as an audio CD featuring dōTERRA®'s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David K. Hill.
Get the gift of Real health and wellness with Beckys' Popular Book Vibrant Health ($20 Value), and our homemade Organic Holiday Care Set! (The Care Set includes a luscious Lip Balm, Herbal Salve, & a mini Pure Body Bar.)
We are super excited to be giving away a doTERRA Essentials Oils Intro Kit & Keychain! Armed with Lavender, Lemon, & Peppermint, you can tackle many ailments with these popular oils! If that's not enough we are throwing in a doTERRA 8 vial keychain to keep your favorite medicinal oils with you on the go!
Once only found in Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme disease is now found in every state in the United States. It is transmitted by a very tiny tick, called a deer tick. Lyme disease is the most common, vector-borne infectious disease in America with more than 200,000 new cases developing every year. Lyme disease has been reported in all 50 states and 25% of those infected are children.
There are some fundamental differences between the modern medical system and alternative medicine. They are worlds apart in how they view the body. The medical system is set up so that you are the "victim", and the doctor/drugs are your savior and you don't have to even worry about taking any sort of responsibility for your diet, lifestyle, or emotional health.
Raw chili? How could that be tasty? I thought the same thing when I ran across a recipe in a raw food cookbook. After working up the nerve to try it, I was surprised how good it was.
Try it for yourself on a cold winter's night!
I woke up today with a slight headache, a symptom that took me back to the days when I suffered with the unending headache pain and insomnia that accompanied my illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. I thought, "Could I be getting sick again?"…. "Am I really out of the woods?", and tried not to let my mind wander down those deeply traveled neural networks of my brain.
We live in a very cool age, where technology in many ways makes our lives much easier. However in the world of food, there are many dangers to be aware of. It's so important to educate ourselves, when it come to our food. Steroids, hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides…the list is staggering. The effects? Even more frightening.
Looking for a gluten-free Thanksgiving dressing recipe? Look no further because this recipe has been handed down from my grandparents, to parents, and now to me. In other words, it's a keeper! It's a delicious combination of cubed bread mixed with onions, mushrooms, herbs, and pecans
Panera Bread advertises that they offer "fresh great-tasting food you can trust made from the highest quality ingredients and highlighted by anti-biotic-free chicken, whole grain bread, select organic and all natural ingredients." Sounds healthy, doesn't it? But is it really??
This is such an easy meatless main dish and one of our favorites. The pesto is made using walnuts instead of pine nuts. It's also dairy free and you won't even miss the cheese. This meal is so easy and goes well with a side salad or just some fresh sliced tomatoes.
It's really easy to feel all alone in your health endeavors, so having an arsenal of wellness at your fingertips is a GOOD thing! These are my top 10 pics to keep you on the path of wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It gives strength and elasticity to bread and baked goods. That means gluten is found in most breads, buns, rolls, pizza, cookies, crackers, cereal, cakes, bars, pies, pastas. . .you get the idea.
Healthy Halloween?? Is that even possible? The amount of sugary candy that kids are given nowadays….at school, church, birthday parties, holidays, etc….is simply staggering. Halloween is just around the corner….and as a health-minded parent, you may actually dread it, like I used to. What should you do?
Fajitas are a great meal to make if you are trying to find something that will please your health-minded friends as well as your unhealthy minded friends! They can be made with or without meat, and you can add whatever toppings you like.
Think about all the times you use those words…"I am".
I am tired, I am hungry, I am sick, I am frustrated, I am angry. We claim those feelings like we claim an identity. Your thoughts and words have power! I have started a habit of using those particular words wisely.
Refrigeration really affects their flavor, so store in the pantry in paper bags or baskets (NO plastic bags, they trap moisture and speed decay). Most varieties should last three weeks.
Maybe the problem doesn't have to do with willpower after all…
Today, I went to Dekalb Farmers Market in Decatur Georgia to stock up on food for the next week or two. Sunday afternoons work best for me to shop and start to prepare a few recipes for the week.
Marie and I are so excited to share with you our very first online class! We had a blast recording and producing this video- it is not just a boring Power Point….we added video demonstrations that show you how to use essential oils as well as other things that make it more engaging. In one of the clips, you will see exactly how I use pressure points and essential oils to get rid of a headache in less than 5 minutes!
I have always loved my Vitamix. It is more than just a blender….I use it to grind up flax seeds, herbs, grains….pretty much anything. So, when I heard about the Nutri-Bullet being similar to a Vitamix, it peaked my curiosity because I am always on the lookout for solutions for my clients who cannot afford to invest in a Vitamix.
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