Health Blog

“Let food be thy medicine

&

Medicine be thy food.”

 

Go Organic

Certified organic foods are produced according to the federal standards set by the USDA National Organic Program. Organic standards address many factors: soil quality, animal raising, pest and weed control and the use of input materials. National organic standards also include regulations for organic processed products, including and prohibiting artificial preservatives, flavors, and dyes.

Grass Fed

Grass Fed meat contains a high percentage of good fats, such as Omega 3’s, CLA’s, beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Feeding animals a grass fed diet creates an alkaline environment within their digestive system and stops disease from happening.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade USA Enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. They achieve their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Non-Gmo

GMO’s, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or traditional crossbreeding. It’s important to choose foods that are labeled NON-GMO. You want to eat foods in it’s purest natural form.

I am excited to start this nutrition journey with you! I want this to be a place where you can get answers, and have confidence in why you are taking these next steps to better health. It’s important to know why whole foods are essential for you to live and thrive. Yes, real foods take time to prepare and cook, but it is my hope that in these blogs, I will help decrease some of those concerns. Congrats to you on taking this next step in your health! You are so worth it! xo

 

Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

Hi everyone! Below are some excellent resources on pregnancy and the importance of getting proper pre-natal care. When people think of pre-natal care they often think about the appointments with their OB or midwife and thats it. What I hope to convey in this blog post is the importance of 4 key ingredients to a wonderful…

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How to fight Ear Infections Naturally!

Being in the health and wellness field I am constantly reminded of how much functional medicine, whole food nutrition, and natural alternatives to conventional drugs is needed. One thing that I see in my practice often is ear infections. I am going to show you how to beat ear infections naturally without the use of drugs…

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Staples for every wholesome kitchen!

There are certain products that I use in my kitchen that I cannot live without. I will show you the staples I buy for my weekly food prep . I hope you find this helpful as you transition into healthier eating or explore better options for you and your family.  The bulk of my weekly grocery shopping…

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Delicious Paleo snacks! Kid friendly!

Snacks!!!!  How many people can feel me on this one? Healthy Snacks are probably one of the hardest things to find if you are trying to eat clean and fill your body with whole foods. We are all human and want to enjoy the taste of food and have easy fast snacks.  Here are some of…

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5 things you can do to prepare for Fall and Winter

Can you believe it is September? This summer flew by and I feel it  just began! With school approaching for the kiddos, it’s important to get things in order health wise for the winter. I always stock up and get things ready so I am prepared for anything that comes my way. Here are my top…

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Essential oils!

I LOVE my Young Living essential oils. Not only do they WORK, but I love how much they are changing the way people live and feel. I am all about natural living and using the best ingredients I can. With the amount of toxic chemicals in our enviroment, the essential oil craze is allowing families to…

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Homemade Baby food!

When I had kids I started making homemade baby food because not only is it more nutritious and fresh, it’s super easy and easy on the budget! Anyone on any budget can make their own baby food. I’m excited to show you just how easy it is!! Being that both of my kids are out of…

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Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, RAW honey, Ginger and Hot Water

This is the perfect combination to add to your daily beverages, or when you start to feel under the weather.  Ginger, lemon and honey tea is a healing beverage often used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms. All of these ingredients have their own natural medicinal qualities and when they are combined, they create a…

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Soaking Grains/Legumes

My family and I eat soaked grains or legumes in moderation(roughly 2 times a week). To be honest, I personally feel the best eating no grains, but my kids handle soaked grains just fine. I decided to add some gluten free grains to our diet, and we have been doing great with them.  There are many…

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Raw Garlic and Raw Honey

Raw Garlic and Raw Honey! This is a perfect combination to help boost the immune system. It is also great to take at the onset of an illness. My family and I have been consuming Raw Garlic for years, and this stuff is amazing! I try and hide raw garlic in foods for my kids such…

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