Tag Archives: healthy

New Year Resolutions: I Have an Oil for That!

Nicole/ December 26, 2018

Have you ever spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve carefully plotting out how to kick old self-destructive habits and develop new healthy habits… to become so excited about the New You that you will embrace in this New Year… only for March to suddenly appear and you’ve totally fallen

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Quick Homemade Pickles Recipe

Nicole/ December 4, 2018

Sometimes you just want a pickle, without the canning hassle… or perhaps you’re like me and would love and eat pickles more if you had access to some that weren’t quite so… pickle-y. Lets face it… I could easily eat my weight in cucumbers (#noshame), especially when its warm outside. And there

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Too Much Halloween Candy??

Nicole/ November 2, 2018

It’s that time of year again. The season of mass Halloween candy rush has ended (until next time). The parties have stopped. And the pile of sugar earned from a hard night’s work of Trick or Treating never seems to end. What is one to do with all that left over candy???

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

Nicole/ October 3, 2018

If there was one phrase that I most often heard during my twenties, it would be: “… but you don’t look sick.” To anyone with unexplained, undiagnosed, autoimmune or “hidden” health problems, this phrase is in and of itself cringe-worthy. No, I didn’t look sick. Not until my face went pale while

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Is Wellness a Luxury?

Nicole/ September 28, 2018

Have you seen the headlines? “Wellness is the new luxury.” What do you think? Is it true? Or did you just have a massive eye-roll? My experience losing my health and income Looking back at my 20s… I was fit. I was healthy. I was physically unstoppable. Then my health fell out…

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

Nicole/ September 24, 2018

Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Nicole/ September 23, 2018

Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that

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Is Your Laundry Toxic?

Nicole/ September 20, 2018

Our laundry. Washing it should make us feel clean and fresh to start a new day or bring about happiness when we snuggle up in some fresh linens while reading a good book or watching a movie. That warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from donning clean clothes and linens should not

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Remove Toxins From Your Kitchen

Nicole/ September 19, 2018

In my last post I wrote a brief introduction about toxins in the home. Unless you have begun learning how to navigate ingredients lists (and the lack thereof), chances are there are toxins in your home that are preventing you from maximizing your wellness. Through this series, I’m hoping to make the

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Is Your Home Toxic?

Nicole/ September 17, 2018

If you purchase your cleaning and personal care products from the local or chain department or drug store and don’t pay attention to the ingredients label and what each item is and what those individual and mixed items can do to your body, chances are, you have a toxic home. Although your

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I Lost My Mind Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Nicole/ April 7, 2017

3 years ago I dove into the Paleo diet, after 8 long years of failing health, including autoimmune and neurological nightmares. Contrary to conventional wisdom provided to me by family and doctors, my dietary changes and reintroduction of yoga practices nearly wiped out my health issues. From there, I started using essential

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Essential Oils and Medication Contraindications

Nicole/ January 22, 2017

If you’re taking medication and want to embrace essential oils, please understand that sometimes there are essential oils and medication contraindications. If you are taking medication and would like to incorporate essential oils into your lifestyle, please consult with a doctor and/or pharmacist well versed in essential oil use and do plenty

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How To Begin A Healthy Lifestyle

Nicole/ August 22, 2016

Our world is full of toxins. Toxic chemicals can be found in our environment, with little we can do about it. Toxins can be found in our homes. Toxins can be found in our food. Toxins are found just about everywhere. So what’s the point? Why avoid them? I get it. We’re

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Genetics. Do We Have A Choice??

Nicole/ January 20, 2016

Thinking back to high school biology and long conversations with my parents (a physicians assistant and a nurse), it was common knowledge that genetics are everything. They choose what color eyes and hair you have. They choose the shade of your skin. They choose your height and weight. They choose what ailments

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Because… Science

Nicole/ January 19, 2016

You see and hear arguments for science nearly every day, whether it’s in person, online, or on TV. “The science is clear…” “You can’t argue with science.” “… because science says so.” There is no lack of controversial “science-based” topics running rampant, and definitely no shortage of associated contradictory opinions. I read

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