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What You Need in Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Today I’m going to take you through our natural medicine cabinet. When transitioning to a more natural, wellness-based lifestyle, one of the major changes is how you treat illness. A wellness-based system looks at not just symptom relief, but immune support. Your body comes equipped with a natural immune system. When you give it standard OTC medicine, you run the risk of suppressing the immune response, dragging out illnesses for longer than necessary. Supporting the immune system  ...

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Holistic Health

My Daily Oil Routine

One of the most common questions I get about essential oils is “how do you use them?” The concern is that at first glance, they look expensive, and people are understandably concerned that they would invest and, not knowing what to do with them, the oils would end up sitting in the closet. So in effort to answer that question, today I chronicled every essential oil that I used, why, and how.  And there are pictures. 🙂 10/16/18 UPDATE: Why I Left my MLM for Plant Therapy  ...

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Healthy Food

Quick and Healthy Energy Bites

This week really got away from me!  One of the things I did was to create a quick and easy energy bite recipe. These energy bites are my favorite afternoon pick-me-up snack, post-workout treat, or dessert.  The beauty of this recipe is that you can play around with the ingredients to your liking.  You can make the oats gluten-free, change the seeds, the nut butter, switch out the chocolate chips for white chocolate and add in some craisins…the possibilities are endless! Since I’m  ...

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Why FAT is my Favorite Food Group

  I love to eat fat. Please hear this: I don’t like eating “fatty” foods necessarily.  While you will occasionally witness me downing some McDonald’s french fries (I blame Peter), the majority of my fat intake comes from my favorite food group: the good fats. I’m currently enjoying a peach-spinach-coconut oil smoothie, for example. Good fats come not only in animal products like grass-fed meats, tallow, and full-fat yogurt, but also through plants and  ...

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