Wellness Tips

Should I Go Gluten and Dairy Free?

Should I Go Gluten/Dairy Free? You want to make a change in your health. You might have digestive issues, weight gain, low energy, belly fat or all of the above. You hear from friends or other media outlets that a gluten free dairy free (GF DF) diet really helps with the above symptoms, and you […]

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Immune Tonic for Kids

With three kids in the house, my family has had their share of illness within the last few months. I feel like a big part of that is stress, allergies, and constant exposure to germs at school. Children’s systems can get overwhelmed with everything that swirls around them day in and day out, especially if […]

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Foods You Should Eat NOW to Support Gut Health

Why the gut is so important. About 80% of our immunity lies in our gut, making its integrity a huge precursor to so many happenings in the body! For example, gut health has a major impact on the body’s cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. If you want to change your health and you’re not […]

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Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

Saving Face To exfoliate or not exfoliate: that is the question. I have extra sensitive skin, so I’ve decided not to scrub my face with sandpaper to make it “glow” like an exfoliant label will advertise. I currently use a skin product with AHA, which is a chemical exfoliant. It does more of a gradual […]

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Meal Planning with Kids

My friend offhandedly asked if I include my kids in my meal planning process. I immediately felt shame once I heard this because, of course I should include them in the process. The truth is, there is not much of a process. My kitchen table is the canvas, and I create with the best intentions […]

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Two young girls tend to a garden

Tending a Garden

How many weeks until spring?! As I write this, it’s about 8 weeks until March 20th. In theory, it’s not that long, so I’m looking ahead to see what needs to be done. I cannot say with confidence that I am the most environmentally friendly person. I take advantage of the planet more than I’d […]

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The Oil Cleansing Method

The Oil Cleansing Method is a method of washing your face using natural oils such as coconut, jojoba, or grape seed oils. This became trendy among the ancestral health community, a lifestyle that seemed to support a natural way of eating. If you are interested in the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), before you start rubbing […]

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A wooden basket containing fruit and vegetables

How Does Your Garden Grow

Gardening as been a steady tradition in my family for the past 12 years. In 2010, I had a strong desire to create a different life form, sprouting in my urban-suburban plot of land. Michael Pollan’s words beckoned me, “Eat food, not much, mostly plants” (Pollan, 2006). My first seeds were coddled: I started exactly […]

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Hydration Hack

How much pure water do you drink? If you are a woman aged 19-70, you need about 74 oz of water a day. This is an average and varies on individual need. I came up with a little hack for myself to self-monitor my water intake. I practiced it consistently the first half of 2022, […]

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