Stress and Dental Health

One of the things that stresses me out is dental issues. Unfortunately, one of the things that results from stress… is Dental issues. It’s a fun little circle to be in. My issues aren’t major, by any means… so I’m grateful for that. The problem that I do have is mostly related to stress induced…

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My yoga practice is mine, all mine… and it’s completely changed my life, without much effort at all. I guess I’ve always had the wrong idea about what yoga was and what it did for you.  I assumed it was better in a structured way, in a classroom setting, or much worse, a heated, stuffy…

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Since quarantine began, I’ve been looking for the perfect Pizza Crust recipe. I refused to believe that we would not have a great pizza again, until things opened back up.  Suffice to say, my family had pizza more after quarantine started than we ever did before. Sure, you can buy a frozen pizza… but you’ll…

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I’ve been asked a few times, what started all of this? What’s the reason for the health inspiration? I guess it’s not common knowledge that I actually started classes in Holistic Nutrition through Clayton College back in 2010, until the school temporarily closed and I lost all of my education investment. I have since taken…

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The last month or 57 (if feels) I have been working on an extensive remodel in our kitchen. It was a last minute decision, to literally rip out the ceiling and roof, raising things up and giving me my dream kitchen. I’ll share more photos and info on that soon. But this morning I woke…

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An awesome way to add a relaxing power behind teas, waters, or as my daughter does, even coffee. Simply add a teaspoon or 2 to your tea diffuser balltea diffuser ball, and drop into your glass of water. No need to change it our, just let it soak as you refill your water all day…

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I remember very specifically telling my friend, “oh no, I can’t meditate, I feel like I’m suffocating when I try”. That seems silly to me now, but it was true.  I would sit down to meditate, and focus on my breath, and I would feel like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I just…

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I can’t say enough good things about this drink! There are SO many health benefits to it, including weight loss, immune support, inflammation reduction, gut health, digestive support, liver detox and SO much more… I wanted to list all the great benefits of Ginger, to start, but I found this post and with all of…

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I have a terrible fear of Dentists. I just hate that scary permanence of drilling into the only teeth you get, damaging the only bones in your body that don’t just heal. I had a dentist that I loved and trusted. Him and his loving family left the states and moved to another country to…

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Anyone who knows me knows that I had shingles.  I’m an open book… I don’t keep anything to myself.  *Shock* Although… for the record, Shingles is a stupid and ugly name and as someone who has installed roofing… I hate the term.  So, I have renamed MY shingles to “sparkles”… mostly because I like things…

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I’ve been talking about this soup for a while. It started as just a simple lentil soup. My husband would order a side of lentil soup every time we would eat out at one of our favorite restaurants.   It was a pretty basic soup, obviously had lentils, celery and cumin in it… but other than…

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Oh, I was so excited about this one.  I was scrolling through social media when I saw a spring form cake pan used for an italian dish. It wasn’t lasagna for them, but that’s how I saw it! Yummy AND fun! Challenge Accepted!! I will admit that a good portion of my meal ideas come…

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I tried hot yoga one time. I say one time… it was actually 2 weeks of hell. Literally, why does anyone subject themselves to the heat and smell of a hot yoga center?  I did… every day for 2 weeks.  My friend said that I would learn to love it.  Instead, I think I plotted…

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I was actually a vegetarian for almost a year. Most of that time, I was vegan. I spent a couple weeks feeling great, and then I started having some delightful health effects… my hair was falling out, I was tired all the time… etc. Blech…. I couldn’t do it. I’ve also rounded it out with…

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When I was a kid, my mom used to make us beef stew occasionally.  When I grew up, I got my hands on that recipe, and realized…. I didn’t much care for it.  Maybe my taste buds refined, I’m not positive.  The original recipe was simple… Cook stew meat (ew), then add large chunks of…

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You probably read all about creating a diverse microbiome in your system on this page. I describe the community of bacteria that we house and for the most part, the point of it is that we need good bacteria in order to fight off the bad. Right? Probiotics is one way for us to add…

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If you love good quality Sour Kraut, or pickles, but you don’t want to pay the premium for the quality… Fermenting your own is SOOO easy!  This kit comes with everything you need, including great recipes! I’ll be sharing my own recipes, so watch for that in the recipe section.

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Search more Mason Jars I find that jarring is so much easier than saving things in bulky containers. They also make life easier for portioning out. One of these days, I’ll figure out how to ‘can’, but for now, these jars are life savers with making sure my prepping is portioned, air tight, and saving…

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There are so many health benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar… It’s made by fermenting apples. Fermented food has such a nutritional value anyway, helping in making your digestion work better. The cloudy residue in the vinegar is called ‘the mother’. I have no idea why, but I know you want it! That cloudy murk has…

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I LOVE beets on my salads. I do wonder some times if the canned or jarred stuff at the store is as nutritious as fresh though, you know? Beets are full of essential nutrients and vitamins, including dietary fiber, folate (which is vitamin B9), potassium, iron, manganese, and vitamin C. They’ve also been said to improved blood flow…

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