How to Do an Elimination Diet

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  Food allergies are a big topic. Gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and spelt, is especially under fire, because as many as 30 percent of Americans have a sensitivity to gluten (which is different than a true allergy: celiac disease, an autoimmune condition). Whenever gluten sensitive folks ingest gluten, the immune system […]

2 Minutes to Amazing Skin

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Plain, organic, full fat yogurt will make the skin on your face smoother than a baby’s bottom. It’s rich in lactic acids that will improve the appearance of rough skin and make it smooth; exfoliate skin and moisturize dry skin; and prevent wrinkles. Yogurt also contains zinc, which has anti-inflammatory properties that calm redness or swelling […]

6 Unusual Superfoods

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Superfoods are aptly named because they pack an extra punch to boost immune health, keep you feeling and looking young, make your skin glow, give you energy, and enhance wellness. We’ve all heard that the typical superfoods–wild salmon, kale, berries, avocado, coconut oil, and bone broth–are rich in nutrients that make us healthier. I encourage […]

How to Use Thieves Oil to Improve Oral Health

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You may know that I have recently started dedicating more time to using essential oils both for myself and my clients. I am astounded at their benefits! I wrote about one of my favorites, frankincense, which I’ve been using to improve my skin. It’s a miracle worker! I also use peppermint, lavender, lemon, and thieves […]

Fluffy Strawberry Pudding (Egg, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Free)

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Strawberries are cropping up in the markets, and they are oh so delicious and sweet. America’s most popular fruit after the apple! Strawberries are high in vitamin C and other anti-aging antioxidants. I wanted to create a dairy and egg free delicious and healing gelatin pudding using strawberries, and while I love all the gelatin […]

My Six Top Healing Spices

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Plants are powerful medicine, and you have a veritable medicine cabinet in your spice rack. Spice is a blanket term encompassing a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetable. There are a few superstars worth mentioning that you can use to combat everything from arthritis to cancer. As with everything, quality matters, so make sure your spices […]

17+ Paleo Snacks

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One of the most common requests I get is for healthy snacks, especially travel-friendly. While I don’t recommend much snacking, if you have lunch at noon and dinner at 7pm, you’ll need a little something in between to keep blood sugar levels stable. We all grew up with the message that the vending machine housed […]

15 Uses for Frankincense

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I have been studying and using therapeutic essential oils and recommending them to my clients. I am astonished at their ability to soothe and heal, and the uses are endless! My absolute favorite essential oil (of course, that changes on a weekly basis, LOL) right now is frankincense. Most of us equate frankincense with a valued […]

How to Cook the Perfect Steak on the Stove

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I once read that every chef should learn to perfect a roast chicken, a steak, a salad, and a chocolate cake. I rely on Martha Stewart for a perfect roast chicken, and now I’ll share my secrets to cooking the perfect grass fed steak at home on your stovetop. This is especially useful if you […]

Holistic Nutrition for Dogs

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I have always been an animal lover. Some of my first memories are becoming fast friends with the family dogs, and I don’t remember a time growing up when I wasn’t surrounded by dogs, cats, and later, horses. By the time I was 5, I had taught Holly (a cockapoo, pictured above) every trick in […]