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How To Begin A Healthy Lifestyle

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 all surrounded by …

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What if you could feel better…

I’ll never forget… those 8 excruciatingly long years living in my own version of Hell. I’ve shared my wellness journey over at our But You Don’t Look Sick post… but I hadn’t taken the time to actually spill my heart on video… until now… Seizures Mobility difficulty Cognitive difficulty Chronic weakness Chronic fatigue Chronic pain Severe, …

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New Year Resolutions: I Have an Oil for That!

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 off the bandwagon? …

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Quick Homemade Pickles Recipe

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 are no refuting …

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Too Much Halloween Candy??

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??? I definitely don’t …

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

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 my eyes rolled …

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Is Wellness a Luxury?

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 my income Looking back at my 20s… I was fit. I was healthy. I was physically unstoppable. Then my health fell out… and it …

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

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 industry spans a …

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

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 fragrant “smell-good?” What …

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Is Your Laundry Toxic?

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 be a mind …

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Remove Toxins From Your Kitchen

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 process of identifying …

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Is Your Home Toxic?

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 body is incredible …

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I Lost My Mind Living A Healthy Lifestyle

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 oils regularly (every …

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Essential Oils and Medication Contraindications

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 of your own …

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Genetics. Do We Have A Choice??

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 you’re predisposed to. …

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