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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I’m big on understanding WHY something works. This book truly helped me to connect the dots and understand WHY stretching and holding possess or breathing deep in poses helps you. The idea of a twist ‘wringing out toxins’ was great, but why? Is that a thing?  I was hooked when the author pointed out that…

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If you only added one thing to your diet, it should be a good probiotic. After reading the first book about a healthy gut and good bacteria, I wanted to make sure that the probiotics I took addressed any potential gut leakage I may be dealing with. I have myself and my husband taking the…

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In order for our bodies to get all the nutrition out of what we’re eating, our systems need to break down the food as well as it can… Enzymes will help with that, so that you get the most nutritional bang for your buck.  I like that this one is extremely diverse and has all…

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When I first started out with mediating in the morning, I found that sitting on the floor made my back hurt or my legs fall asleep.  I read up on it and found that taking the pressure off of those areas increased blood flow and improved your mediation success.  I ordered a buckwheat meditation, crescent…

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A great and easy read that will help you understand the connection between your gut and what you’re eating… and your brain function, memory and clarity.

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The first book that I read about gut health. Although it’s a little bit advance, the author does a great job at thoroughly explaining the science and “WHY” behind all of the changes that you’ll want to make in your health

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Hibiscus leaves make a great tea, using a teaspoon of leaves in boiling water for about 5 minutes. I prefer mine poured over ice after that, and a pinch of monkfruit  with erythritol. I use a tea strainer to steep the loose leaves. Personally, I like to be able to get all the benefits of…

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After reading about the molecular shape of some of the zero calorie sweeteners we were using, and the relation to leaky gut… I quickly got rid of all of the crap sweeteners in the house. Monkfruit is one of the sweeteners of choice these days. Nutritionally, it’s a zero calorie sweetener, derived from fruit, that…

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It was a normal work day for me, nothing out of the ordinary… Wake up, work, eat while working, make excuses that I can’t possibly work out because I have work, make something last minute for dinner and then sit on the couch and work on my laptop. Then I go to bed after a…

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It was a normal work day for me, nothing out of the ordinary… Wake up, work, eat while working, make excuses that I can’t possibly work out because I have work, make something last minute for dinner and then sit on the couch and work on my laptop. Then I go to bed after a…

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I HATE exercising.  Well, technically I just hate cardio. I’m all for exercise that makes me feel good and strong, while also making me feel like I’m not doing much. Yeah, I’m the laziest exerciser ever! I’ve forced myself onto ellipticals and treadmills. I’ve forced myself to do sit ups, the devils creation for sure. …

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What is eating healthy? According to some people, it’s avoiding dairy, or meat. Other people believe that it’s about putting as much dairy or meat in your diet as possible and avoiding all the fruit.  To some people, it’s restricting your diet to a low calorie count, to include sugar free products or processed junk,…

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There are many theories about vitamins. Some studies say they do nothing. Some say that a good vitamin will improve your health. You can buy vitamins for very little, or you can spend as much as a car payment on your monthly packs. So, what do you do? I’m not a doctor… for all I…

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