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Essential Oils 101: The What, How, and Why of Essential Oils

Essential Oils 101: The What, How, and Why of Essential Oils

So if you're on my email list, then you know a couple weeks ago I mentioned how essential oils was my new healthy obsession...! If you're not, that's totally okay! You can get on it by grabbing one (or both) of my freebies >> Real Food Guide and Quick-Start Guide for Balancing Hormones. I've been using essential oils on and off for a few years now, but never actually learned the details of what they were (beyond the basics) and how they work in the body. If you really dig into them, they are pretty nifty and all-around helpful tools in the healthy living sphere.

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You - A Review

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You - A Review

Today, I'm going to share with you the importance of stomach acid (yes, you NEED stomach acid for proper digestion!) along with one of the BEST books to read to learn more about it. The book is called Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux, & GERD by Dr. Wright and Dr. Lenard.  The authors promote natural remedies and believe proper digestion plays a huge part in having optimal health.

Proof that You Are What You Eat (and your parents)

Proof that You Are What You Eat (and your parents)

If you love cats like me, then this article may be a tough read...or at least the original study would be.  It's about a study that was done on cats demonstrating how nutrition plays a great role on their own health as well as their offspring's health.  So if you love science and learning new things about why what you eat really matters, then I encourage you to continue reading.  The results are enlightening! -- you are what you eat, truly!

15 Healthy Lifestyle Tips: How to Get and Stay Healthy

15 Healthy Lifestyle Tips: How to Get and Stay Healthy

This is a list of 15 healthy lifestyle tips that I hand out to all my clients.  Some of these may seem like common sense, but others you might be learning for the first time.  Even so, we all forget about getting back to the basics when it comes to healthy living.  We want there to be only one thing we need to change that is keeping us from our health goals, but unfortunately that's not how our bodies are designed to work.  Our bodies are very complex and need support with everything we do from food to fitness to sleep.

The Truth About Gluten: The Effect of Gluten on the Gut

The Truth About Gluten: The Effect of Gluten on the Gut

In a previous post, I wrote about what gluten is, where it can be found, who should avoid it, and a list of some common symptoms of gluten consumption.  In this one, I answer questions about what gluten actually does in our body, the affect of gluten on the gut, and how to go about testing to see if it's harming you.

The Truth About Gluten: Is Gluten Intolerance Real?

The Truth About Gluten: Is Gluten Intolerance Real?

There are SO many varying views of whether or not gluten is bad for you.  Some research claims it's all in our heads, while others prove it can have serious side effects on up to 30% of the American population! We need to be careful who we listen to and what the research shows.  So what is the truth about gluten? 

Animal Protein for the Win: 4 Reasons to Eat Quality Protein

Animal Protein for the Win: 4 Reasons to Eat Quality Protein

I’m sure you’re well aware that bodybuilders and fitness advocates consume a lot of protein on a daily basis.  You see them chugging down their protein shakes, eating tons of chicken, tuna, and other lean, protein-packed meats.  Many of you probably think that eating that much protein is only for those wanting massive amounts of muscle… Although bodybuilders may need more protein than the average person trying to become healthy and get in shape, I’m going to share 4 reasons why YOU, no matter your fitness and health goals, need protein (animal protein!) in your diet.

Benefits of Exercise: 10 Unconventional Reasons to Exercise Regularly

Benefits of Exercise: 10 Unconventional Reasons to Exercise Regularly

Most people have it in their head that the only reason to exercise is to lose weight and get an awesome body.  While those are two very good benefits of exercise, there are SO many more that are just as good if not BETTER!  If you are one of many who find that losing weight and/or getting a great body is just not motivating enough, check out the list below for more motivation.