Healthy Living Blog

Aspartame and your health

This sweetener could be causing you harm. Alternative sweeteners as compared to sugar have long been been added and subtracted from our food lists over the years. Many sweeteners have come and gone. Some have been touted for being “healthy”…

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Microwaving

Are microwaves dangerous? It is a common thought by some that microwaves cause plastic containers and food wrap to release toxic, cancer-causing chemicals known as carcinogens. Ultimately the choice to use the microwave is up to you. Consider the following: It’s…

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Diet and My Special Needs Child?

Should we worry about our special needs kid’s diet? We can look at this two different ways. Will changing my child’s diet solve all of his/her problems or will it help manage the symptoms? The answer to this is that…

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

Have you ever tried Cedarwood oil?   This essential oil is both unique and useful. With a warm, woody aroma, Cedarwood oil possesses cleansing and soothing properties that make it useful for promoting healthy looking skin, soothing the mind and…

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How much fiber is enough?

  Many clients find me for digestive support.  First of all, we will discuss fiber. Adults should obtain 25-30 grams of fiber each day. Due to popular misbelief, the Standard American Diet lacks fiber. The average American typically consumes 10-15 grams a…

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High School Grad

Is your young adult ready to take on the world? Are they going to college? Are they prepared physically, emotionally, and mentally? They cannot take candles to college, what will they use for air freshener? Are chemicals in their bag? As…

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Summer Spelling

Summer time is awesome! I am thankful for the extra time to spend with my girls. It is a great time to get ahead or propel forward in academics. My two younger girls struggle with spelling. I am sure learning…

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Joy

Joy is a feeling of great pleasure. What brings joy in your life? It is an emotion that I pray over my children and husband. It is an emotion that I grapple with. We all have our ups and downs in…

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Fresh Air

It is basic knowledge that all living organisms need the following in order to survive: fresh air, water, nutrients and sunlight. We humans, sometimes don’t put all of this into practice for ourselves but think of this as something that…

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Benefits of Red Mandarin

  dōTERRA is offering their Mother’s Day Special with 3 new oils! (Kumquat, Red Mandarin & Sunny Citrus) Available for $28.50 wholesale and $38 retail   Red Mandarin has many benefits: Supports digestive system Supports Cardiovascular health Support Cellular Health…

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New Life

When I think of spring, I envision new birth and life. This week I have noticed birds trying to make their nest in my house. I have bird droppings and straw at my front door where the birds believe they can…

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Do Seasonal Threats have you sniffling?

Spring is in the air. Are you struggling with environmental threats? Here are some suggestions on natural ways to overcome them. Drink plenty of water Use Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint  essential oils either in a capsule OR rub them on…

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Dirty Dozen

This dirty dozen list shows which fruits and vegetables that we SHOULD purchase organically because of the use of pesticides. When I work with families for Health Coaching I hear that healthy food is expensive. We can definitely find ways…

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How do you flavor your water?

When I talk with people and ask them if they drink water I find the answer is no. Of the people that drink water a few decide to change the flavor of their water by adding a water enhancer. I believe…

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Work it! How do you work out?

  I’m feeling fabulous today. Why? I just worked out with my daughter. How do you work out? Do you prefer a gym? Class? Stretching? Calesthenics? Do you desire to workout at home with a dvd? Weights? With friends? What…

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Stress and Essential Oils

We can use essential oils to lower our stress anytime. When we use essential oils for stress, various parts of our limbic system will leap into action. This triggers the release of neurochemicals and hormones that will slow heart rate, stimulate…

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Forever Home

Where is our forever home? The events that occurred a couple of weeks ago found me pondering this question even more than usual. It all started Friday mid morning when I was phoned by my neighbor explaining to me that…

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Making sense of Food Labels

There are lots of labels on foods these days, what do they all mean? Do they mean what you think that they mean?   Antibiotic Free-this means that the animal was not given antibiotics during his lifetime. Other words that…

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DIY Tub Cleaner

    This soft scrub is perfect for those bathroom sinks, tubs and showers. 1 cup baking soda 1 T vinegar 1 T water 10 drops dōTERRA lemon essential oil 1/2 cup Castile Liquid Soap        

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Anything is Possible

Anything is possible if you do not give up. Is there something in your life that seems impossible? Have people told you that your 2017 goal or resolution is impossible? If Walt Disney didn’t have a dream then he would…

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