5-Day Plant-Based Reset

Hello, my dear readers!  Welcome to a new year!  I’d like to invite you to join me for a 5-day, plant-based reset. This healthy, whole foods way of eating may help to: Increase energy Lessen cravings Improve sleep Support Digestion Aid weight Loss Balance blood sugar Clear the mind We leave out the processed foods,…

Double Cleansing And What it has Done for my Skin

I have realized two major Ah-Ha’s that have changed my skin for the better.  The first was recognizing the effect my diet had on the levels of inflammation in my body.  The second was discovering something called Double Cleansing. I have oily skin and have suffered from breakouts since I was a  teenager.  Of course,…

An Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle

Chronic inflammation is at the root of a lot of pain and disease.  When inflammation goes on for a long time, it can cause: Fatigue Weight gain Autoimmune problems Cancer Joint pain Sleep issues Ulcers, asthma, ulcerative colitis, allergies, Alzheimer’s How can you reduce inflammation in your body?  You can help your body by addressing…

Dealing with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can take many forms, from arthritis to headaches, to back pain.  In our modern society, physical pain is considered to be more “real” and more “serious” than emotional pain, and maybe this is why our emotional hurt take a path through our physical body. Chronic pain, in whatever form, often results from chronic…

Getting Dirty

We aren’t getting dirty enough anymore.  In years past, humans spent greater amounts of time outdoors, in contact with nature, literally getting dirt on our hands and in our mouths.  Getting so dirty exposed us to soil-based organisms, the original probiotics, the invisible good guys that stimulate our immune systems, populate our guts, aid in…

Love Your Liver Dandy Mocha

  Your liver is such a beautiful organ, working hard daily to remove toxic substances from your bloodstream.  People love to talk about detoxifying programs or recipes, and various plants can hep us with detoxification, but it really the liver doing the hard work.  Toxins aren’t always things floating around in our environment and food…

The Smouldering Fire Within

A silent, smouldering fire within.  Chronic inflammation can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms and really affect your health.  Excess inflammation in the body can cause weight gain, low energy, mental fog, digestive issues, depression, sleep issues, anxiety and pain in the joints and tissues of the body.  When chronic inflammation goes on for…

Making Sense of Eating

I like to read about how eating affects our wellness.  I’m genuinely interested in it and I like to read about the arguments for paleo diets and vegan diets.  I like to learn how ketogenic diets work and what the benefits may be, especially for those with serious illness. I came across the meat-only carnivore…

Hormonal Health for Women

Women experience life in personal cycles that dance within the scope of a larger cycle, with full ranges of emotions, both light and dark.   These cycles  can bring on periods of great inspiration and creativity, and at other times can become deeply intuitive and introspective.  As women, are walking as natural barometers on our…

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

This is one of these great smoothie recipes that tastes like it should be bad for you, but is actually full of really good stuff.  Chia and flax offer omega-3 fats and fiber, cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar and it is sweetened only with frozen bananas. Almond extract melds the chocolate, almond and cinnamon…