Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer la la la, la la la la, la la la la la la The Christmas season is definitely my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate the beauty of life. A time to bless and be blessed. A time of prayer and reflection. In the…… Continue reading To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Fake & Real Christmas Trees
I am amazed at the amount of people I run into who recommend I try Aveda products because of their safety and purity. Without going too far into dissecting all of their products and telling you which ones use GMO’s and which ones have awful ratings by the Environmental Working Group I will just focus…… Continue reading Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products
These past 7 plus years (during the week) we have opted for nutritious, protein packed herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. At times we also add a green smoothie alongside a healthy breakfast. Eating greens, fruits and nutritious unprocessed food for breakfast is not the norm though. It is unfortunate that for decades…… Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup
Don’t be fooled by marketing. Most trail mixes and nut blends on the market are anything but healthy. Reading through labels shows that these healthy food impostors are loaded with sugar, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, glutamate and stabilizers. All of these ingredients contribute to diseases and destroy intestinal gut flora. #NoThankYou Here’s a…… Continue reading No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan
As a child I absolutely disliked brussel sprouts, I didn’t want to see them, smell them or eat them. My mom would serve them up slightly boiled with salt and onions and it was definitely no favorite of mine. As I have gotten older, learning to cook these green bundles of goodness has made all the difference.…… Continue reading Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over
So according to the CDC, MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT who was let go after checking into the ER and complaining of a fever and other symptoms. The man was sent home the same day with an antibiotic rather than being kept for further observation. Source This mind you,…… Continue reading Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel
Gluten free peeps out there don’t despair. GAPS dieters this one is for you. Paleo people this recipe will not disappoint. My kids and family actually believe that this way of making pizza is 10 times better than regular pizza. And I have to agree with them. After all who doesn’t love meat and lots…… Continue reading How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free
By Dr. Mercola – Source – Mercola.com Leaky gut is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall. These tiny gaps allow substances such as undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes, that should be confined to your digestive tract, to…… Continue reading Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?
People who like to eat out and spend a lot of time in malls, shopping centers and public places and or schools, beware, as we are still not finished with a nasty superbug that came to America earlier this year. Perhaps you never heard, but there is a new superbug in the form of a supped…… Continue reading New Stomach 'Superbug' Still Affecting the U.S and Other Countries – How to Stay Healthy
We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet. For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of…… Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
This is a must read report that every pediatrician and parent should review about health issues associated with exposures to mycotoxins. Because my health was severely affected by mycotoxins I am extremely passionate about sharing my research with others. Unfortunately there is not appropriate medical training regarding the damage caused by mold and mycotoxins, this report…… Continue reading What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins
When I give talks this is usually one of the areas I like to cover. Everyone wants to be healthy and avoid the seasonal bugs and viruses. But how can you accomplish that? Below is a short and concise article written by Extraordinaryhealth.com that will answer just that. For an article I wrote on Gut…… Continue reading Immunity & Your Gut – I Bet You Had No Idea
Source:Natural News By: Lance Devon The Vietnamese Health Department is coming out and ending the use of hepatitis B vaccines throughout the entire country of Vietnam. The decision was made after three different families lost their babies after the precious young ones were inoculated with standard, proven hepatitis B vaccinations. The three babies died on…… Continue reading Hepatitis B vaccine halted after 3 newborns die from system shock
Few remedies can be used for various ailments and applications without adding other components. Grapefruit seed extract is one of those all in one toxic free solutions that can be used internally, externally and as a potent cleaner and disinfectant. For those traveling internationally its an amazing solution for treating water and leafy greens that…… Continue reading A Must Have in Every Home – Grapefruit Seed Extract – Antiviral, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal Remedy
Winter is here and so many people are getting sick. So this morning I wanted to take some time and cover a few quick remedies that you can reference to time and time again. Often when I teach about natural remedies, the question I get the most is: “What can I do when symptoms of…… Continue reading Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More
Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today in the form of essential oil for the respiratory system, immune system, nervous system and in skin care products. This powerful antiseptic grows wild throughout north-east Africa and is shipped all over the world. Herbalists and doctors in the East and West have…… Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties
I know the title of this article may seem a bit odd but I spent many hours researching because this is not a topic that is spoken about regularly and unfortunately people have been misinformed about the proper use of masks, correctly known as respirators. Recent issues with mold and mycotoxins in the workplace and…… Continue reading Do You Know what Masks to Use for Disasters, Pandemics, Allergies & Occupational Safety?
Report below is by Dr. Mercola Mold in your home, school or workplace can pose a number of serious health problems that you may not realize are related to mold exposure. This article is part of a series of articles I’m writing about this silent health threat. The focus of this particular article will be…… Continue reading The Common Toxin that Can Be FAR More Damaging than Pesticides and Heavy Metals =MOLD
Know someone with cancer, autism, asthma or another illness? Here is a fantastic video by the Environmental Working Group along with some sobering statistics you don’t want to miss. Environmental Working Group studies found 252 chemicals linked to cancer in 160 people tested (EWG 2008). Environmental Protection Agency studies show that infants up to age…… Continue reading Pre-Polluted Babies – The Dark Truth Concerning Toxic Chemicals
Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is not contagious. It is an autoimmune disorder that develops when a person’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin sheath of the body’s nerves, causing muscle weakeness and paralysis. GBS symptoms can last for a few weeks or months or can become permanent. In rare cases, people die from…… Continue reading Warning: Flu Shots Contain a Dangerous Neurotoxin
This is a topic that has fascinated me for many years. I have researched medical reports from all around the world, read books written by both MD’s and Nutritionists and seen first hand accounts of this condition in children. I have taken note, compared studies, spoken to parents with autistic children and cried a lot.…… Continue reading The Direct link between Autism and Abnormal Gut Flora – Must see Videos
Author: Danna Norek Written for: Natural News “Phthalates are chemicals that can cause damage when absorbed or otherwise ingested into the human body. They are commonly used as an inexpensive chemical ingredient in several consumer goods. Phthalates are mostly used as a “plasticizing” agent to help keep materials cohesive. They are often used to make…… Continue reading This Chemical Ingredient in Nail Polish, Toys, Soaps and Hair Care Products Must be Avoided
Raw food anyone? When you hear people say that they eat raw food do you think that limits you to only carrot sticks and celery? Thankfully that is not the case. The other day I was chatting with a mom about how to get her little ones to eat more raw food. Here is some…… Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Raw Food – Recipes, Tips & Resources You Should Know About!
Room-by-Room Chart for Reducing Exposure Source: http://www.womensvoices.org Room Reduce Your Usage & Alternatives Kitchen Reduce: If you practice good food safety, wash your hands (especially after handing raw meat), and do not leave cooked food on counters for longer than two hours, daily disinfection at home is simply unnecessary. Alternatives: To clean your sinks and…… Continue reading Reduce Toxic Exposure when Cleaning each Room of your Home with these Safe Alternatives.
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent CNN “Doctors told Haleh Resnick her baby needed to wear hearing aids. Defying those orders may have saved her son’s hearing. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Haleh Resnick found out that her son has been misdiagnosed with hearing loss He actually had auditory neuropathy and the hearing aids weren’t helping him People…… Continue reading Health News:Don't Let a Doctor Destroy Your Baby's Hearing
I often get asked this question when I am speaking or when I am around friends with little ones. So I am going to give you a quick example of what a sick day in our home looks like, using my self as the victim and a few of the many treatments and approaches I…… Continue reading What do I do when the family is sick with a cold?
Know the ingredients in your personal care products. A fantastic Guide by EWG (Environmental Working Group) “Better products are truthful in their marketing claims and free of potentially worrisome ingredients. Some products might make claims like “gentle” or “natural,” but since the government does not require safety testing, personal care product manufacturers can use almost…… Continue reading Cancer in a Bottle – Learn to Read Labels and Avoid these Toxic Chemicals
This morning I was feeling a little bit under the weather so my hubby made an organic green smoothie for us and handed me mine in a large 20 ounce glass. Our little one was bouncing on my lap and lunged for my smoothie almost toppling it over. People think I lie when I tell…… Continue reading Organic Baby Stealing Green Smoothie Very Cute
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about…… Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
My sister just stopped by in a panic because my 5-year-old niece was coughing non stop all day and she suffers from asthma. She has been working on changing their diet and determining her triggers but for today she wanted me to mix up something quick and effective to help my niece stop coughing. My…… Continue reading Herbs for Cough and Respiratory Health
Ok, yes I know I am getting a little carried away with the recipes but I keep getting asked to share some of the dishes we make at home, so here you go! I love carrots and I often juice them and shred them in salads, mashed potatoes and carrot bread. Here are some easy…… Continue reading Carrot Crazy – 2 Awesome Organic Recipes You Will Love
It seems like my smoothie madness is catching on lately since every day I have an email or two asking me for more recipes. Green smoothies are an awesome way to get all the vital nutrients, enzymes and fiber that your body needs. Here are some more awesome smoothie recipes that we (baby, older kids…… Continue reading 3 Delicious Signature Green Smoothies
If you are a parent this article and vaccine report is a must read. To hear it from proponents of the vaccine industry, vaccines are based on rock-solid science that proves them to be completely safe and widely effective. These beliefs, however, are not factually based on real science but rather a persistent vaccine mythology…… Continue reading Health News: New Report by Medical Professionals says – Vaccines Pose a Significant Risk of Harm to the Health of Children
Smoothies and me go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run. These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job I have opted for nutritious herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast during…… Continue reading Another Great Green Smoothie Recipe that Supports the Immune System & Digestion
As a mom of three and a serious breastfeeding madwoman I would be lost without my herbal tea for enhancing milk production. I have shared this tea with many moms on the verge of losing their milk and have had many fabulous stories. All of the organic herbs in Breast is Best Tea have been…… Continue reading Do you Know a Mom that's Nursing? Share this with Her, She Will Thank You
It’s a terrible fact that we live in a world were pesticides are sprayed freely over all our lawns, crops and plants. Our children are exposed to thousands of these chemicals just by playing on grass that has been treated with pesticides. Even babies in the womb are exposed to these deadly chemicals and are…… Continue reading Do This Now & Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals
You don’t have to be a baby to use these either. Really, anyone that wants a nice gentle non-toxic cleanser will benefit from making their own cleansing cloths and tossing the toxic wipes which are loaded with cancer causing parabens and formaldehyde. You will need: -organic disposable cotton pads or you can make your own…… Continue reading How to Make Herbal Baby Wipes
I got into a little discussion with my son this week because he begged us to take him to a new Frozen Yogurt store close by. I lovingly explained that unlike what most people believe, frozen yogurt is not healthy at all, it’s a scam. I heard a first hand experience from my cousin in…… Continue reading Health News: Frozen Yogurt – A Scam
We often forget just how powerful a cup of tea can be. All around the world herbal teas are known to enhance our mood, induce sleep, relax our nerves, reduce inflammation and infection and treat a number of ailments. If you are not familiar with the world of herbs – I invite you to read…… Continue reading Tea for all your troubles!
Lets talk about food coloring. But not your organic and naturally occurring food coloring such as orange from carrots or red from beets. Nope we are talking about artificial food coloring made in a lab not in grandmas kitchen. It is no secret that artificial food colorings have been found to cause all kinds of…… Continue reading Beware: These food additives cause kidney and adrenal gland tumors, hyperactivity disorders and severe migraines.
Keeping little children healthy can become a frustrating task. The same goes for the elderly like my 87-year-old grandma. But let’s face it; staying healthy is an issue for everyone regardless of age. There are many books, articles, classes and reports available on how to be healthy and have a strong immune system but most…… Continue reading What am I Eating – Is it Poison? Part 2
Organic quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas” for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors. It is grown at 10,000 to 20,000 feet above sea level, and in the past it was known for being the main source of food for the altiplano Indians which allowed them to thrive in the…… Continue reading Why this Incan Superfood should be in your Pantry?
You know when I was a new mom I would run to the doctor’s office every time my son had something going on because I was not sure if his cough was affecting his lungs or it was just in his nose. Since he developed chronic asthma as a baby I had to be very…… Continue reading Why having this can save a life and save you time and money.
Today I had a friend call me to ask how she should make an infusion (cup of tea) with the Organic loose Lemon balm and Echinacea she purchased. She was a little confused because she had heard me on a CD I did where I am teaching moms how to prepare a decoction for their…… Continue reading How do I make a tea with organic loose herbs and what on earth is a Decoction?
Have a guess? Lets see if you can get this one. This tree is tall and usually found in tropical climates. Its used along beaches and roads for decoration. Any ideas yet?? OK I will spill the beans. It’s the coconut tree. You see coconut trees are not just the perfect tree for water, oil,…… Continue reading What Food can be used as a Sugar, Soy Sauce, Flour, Vinegar and Nectar with Exceptional Health benefits?
Is there a cold or flu virus lurking around the corner? Did you just go to the store and open up the refrigerated section then a few minutes later rub your eyes? It’s amazing how easily we are exposed to nasty viruses and bacteria. All it takes is for Joe Shmoe to sneeze and cough…… Continue reading Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!
There isnt anything more painful and pestering than a canker sore in your mouth. Depending on where the sore is located in can be extremely painful to the touch and eating is almost impossible. Recently while I was brushing my teeth with baby in arm (he is my little cling on), he smacked the tooth-brush…… Continue reading One Moms Adventure with Shea Butter & a Canker Sore
Did you know that in 2009, more than 85 percent of American corn crops were genetically modified to either repel pests or to be tolerant to herbicides used to kill weeds in a cultivated field. This is the corn your buying and ingesting every time you purchase regular catchup, cookies, snacks, yogurt and many other…… Continue reading GM Corn not only Toxic for Our Body but for the Earth
Did you know you can use herbal baths to help assist fever in adults, young children and babies? There are several herbs like chamomile, lemon balm and peppermint that contain properties that promote perspiration which in turn cools the body down resulting in a lowering of the fever. You can prepare 1 or 2 quarts…… Continue reading How to bring down a Fever Naturally
The National Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers. The Network sprouted from the desire to support community-based food systems, strengthen family farms, and improve student health by reducing…… Continue reading Nourishing Kids, Schools and Communities with Farm to School Network