Tag : health

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When I was first diagnosed w/ an autoimmune disease, I switched to a Paleo diet.  After doing a crazy amount of online research, I learned about the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP).  For those w/ autoimmune diseases, the purpose of this diet is to heal the immune system and gut by removing immune triggers and calming …
I dig a good sweet potato (get it-dig…, I crack myself up!).  Anyway.  I came across some awesome organic sweet potatoes the other day at a health food store that aren’t the typical orange skin and orange flesh.  The two types that caught my attention were purple.  I usually don’t gravitate towards purple, I did …
That’s right.  I’m talking about beets!  I had never gone out and bought beets until I started juicing again.  I really liked it’s flavor so figured the next obvious step would be to find out other ways to prepare beets.  We now incoporate beets into our meals a couple nights a week.  Below you will …
I’ve somewhat hinted around in recent posts that I am making some diet and lifestyle changes due to having been diagnosed with a health issue (what a pain!).  So here is what’s up. This past October, during a routine physical, my pediatrician requested that I have blood work done just to rule out any thyroid …
  Meet the newest addition to my health tool kit-a dry skin brush!  After having read about the benefits of dry skin brusing, I wanted to give it a try.  A couple of the benefits:  stimulates lymphatic system, exfoliates dead skin, & get this, helps to reduce cellulite.  Sign me up!  Honestly though, it was …
Have you heard of graze.com? They are a company committed to providing healthier snack options delivered to your mailbox on a weekly or biweekly basis. They give us over 90 snacks to choose from and each box you receive includes 4 portion sized snacks. Why I was interested in trying them, “Our in-house nutritionist, Jess, …
A lot of thought is focused on Christmas presents right now.  What to get, how many to get, will they like it, and so on.  I too fall victim to this. It’s a big part of the Christmas morning magic, watching your loved ones open the presents with so much excitement. I very recently have …
I am a tea snob enthusiast. When I say tea, I really mean green tea. Are you a fellow green tea drinker? If you are and you live in the Midwest, you understand how hard it is to find some that is good quality. My husband and I lived in Okinawa, Japan soon after we …
Now that I am in the know that there are nasty chemicals used in cleaning, beauty, family, etc…… products, it is nice to know that there are some companies that are passionate about making truly natural (non-toxic) products for us.  I’m going to share information in this post about an All Purpose Cleaner that my family has …
What is fall and cooler weather without marshmallows?  They go hand in hand in my book!  The drawback is that those lovely puffs of sugar, well are loaded with sugar…  Alas, I came across a DIY for a healthier version of this tasty treat over at wellnessmama.com.  Within the link you will find the instructions …
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