Back in 2010, I spent a long weekend with my family in California, mostly enjoying the outdoors with picnics of fruit and cheese with loads of crackers and cookies (this was in my pre-paleo days) and wine tasting at vineyards in Napa Valley. As you can imagine, with all that gluten, sugar, and alcohol in my system, I felt like crap. I was so bloated that my clothes hardly fit, and when I finished my migraine medication (usually enough for a month) by the third day, I knew something had to change.
It seems like everyone I talk to this week is struggling with some sort of cold, flu, or some other icky ailment that is getting in the way of their daily life. If this sounds like you (or someone you know that's keeping you up at night!), and you are ready to do whatever it takes to get rid of that awful cold, read on...
Honestly, we have enough things to stress us out these days. From finding the perfect glasses to watch the solar eclipse without getting blind, to everything that is going on in our country right now, the LAST thing you may want to be worrying about is what you're eating. I get it. Food is comforting and in times like these sometimes it's easier to just grab whatever is there without even thinking about added ingredients that may be harmful to your health. As my wise Grandmother often says, "You can have millions of dollars to do whatever you want, but none of it matters one bit if you don't have your health". And it's true. Being healthy and feeling strong is THE most important thing you can do when faced with stressful times. You need to feel your best to be ready to make sound decisions, provide emotional and physical support for those who need it, and be able to handle all the stress happening around you - all while being able to fall asleep at night.
Getting a good night’s sleep might be the #1 most important thing you can do for your own health. When you don’t get enough sleep, even if you’re not feeling tired, your body is feeling the effects of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can impact everything from energy levels, memory, immunity, and physical and mental health. It can even be an important factor in curbing cravings and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Here are five ways to get a better night's sleep tonight!
I'm guessing that by now you've heard plenty of hype about how sugar is "poison" and all the reasons that it's harmful to your health. The truth is, that whether or not you consider yourself addicted to the sweet stuff, there are several reasons that you will benefit by going without it for a while. The most obvious reason of course, is to reduce cravings! Yes, by avoiding all sugars for a period of time (such as during the 21-Day Sugar Detox), you will dramatically reduce your sweet tooth, making it much easier to maintain a healthier lifestyle for the long run. Need a few more reasons? Read on...
Beat the snow day blues with this "Beachy" diffuser blend
It seems every day I'm discovering new ways to use (and LOVE) my DoTERRA
Essential Oils. Not just to make my home smell amazing, but to reduce stress, to help cold symptoms, for dental health, and even for delicious recipes!
My clients often come to me looking for an option for a clean protein supplement. They want a protein source that is all natural, dairy free, gluten free, sugar-free, paleo and has no gritty taste. Something that they could even use while on the 21-Day Sugar Detox. I thought there was no such thing. Until now.
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Quite frankly, this year the holidays couldn't come soon enough. With all of the noise and intense energy that has been going on in the aftermath of the election, we could all use a break. It's time to surround ourselves with family and friends, good food, and LOVE. During these next few weeks, we need to stop, breathe, and reflect on all that we are grateful for.