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20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

December 2, 2016

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here are 20 ways to boost your immune system naturally to help keep you healthy and feeling good year-round! 1. Garlic. One of nature’s most powerful immune boosters! Garlic is a natural antimicrobial and unlike most antibiotics,…

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Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress Review

November 15, 2016

There is growing concern among physicians, health professionals, public safety officials, environmental advocacy groups and parents regarding the effects of chemicals on our children. Neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses are rapidly increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. Babies and toddlers spend 10-14 hours a day sleeping and playing on a typical mattress, breathing in…

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Awaken Nutrition Agapé & Special Offer

September 6, 2016

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while then you know I only write honest reviews about products that I actually use and that are authentic to me and my family. A holistic practitioner recommended Awaken Nutrition’s Agapé formula for myself and my children. Agapé is a hypo-allergenic, high-potency liquid vitamin and mineral supplement. Designed for those with allergies and sensitivities, Agapé is free of gluten, dairy, corn, soy, casein, food dyes, artificial sweeteners and harmful preservatives and contains pure ingredients in their…

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Cough & Congestion Essential Oil Mix

April 8, 2016

This unique blend of essential oils was created to help reduce the signs and symptoms of a cough and cold. To prepare, gather and mix equal parts of the below essential oils: Eucalyptus – breaks up mucous, opens up the airways and fights viral and bacterial infections. Cypress – stimulates the immune system and prevents viruses from entering cells in the airways. It also breaks up mucous and opens up the airways. Lavender – reduces airway spasms and breaks up mucous. It also has…

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Energy Clearing w. White Sage

December 20, 2015

White sage (Salvia apiana) is a plant native to high desert ecosystems and grows prevalently in California. For hundreds of years, white sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying and protective plant. Its leaves are a whitish-green, and if you rub fresh leaves between your thumb and forefinger, a refreshing and cleansing scent is released. Native Americans started the tradition of using sage to ward off evils spirits and negative energies and it has also been used in ceremonies to…

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Natural Remedy for Bug Bites

December 11, 2015

Judah got three very itchy bug bites and I remembered a natural remedy that works like a charm! I also use the same remedy as a weekly facial mask to eliminate toxins and it leaves my skin smooth and glowy. All you need are two things: a good Bentonite Clay and Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. Here’s what to do: Mix equal amounts of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar into a paste.* Draw a circle around the redness of the bite to measure…

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Giveaway Wellness

Crystals for Kids & Energy Muse Giveaway

November 20, 2015

As a follow up to Crystals and Gemstones for Childbirth, Postpartum & Beyond, I wanted to write about Crystals for Kids. Naturally attracted to the beauty and energies contained within the stones, I started collecting crystals and tapping into their healing and balancing properties at a very young age. Creating a crystal meditation for kids is a fun way to teach children how to be mindful and will foster healthy habits, positive thinking and tranquility. It connects them to their imagination, peacefulness…

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Dry Skin Brushing to Naturally Detoxify & Smooth Skin

November 17, 2015

I take five minutes everyday to dry skin brush. Skin is the largest organ in the human body and one third of our body’s toxins are excreted through it. Dry skin brushing boosts the lymphatic system which is a major part of the body’s immune system. It’s made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin and regularly brushing the skin stimulates normal lymph flow…

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Holiday Wellness

The Halloween Candy Dilemma

November 1, 2015

Did you know that Americans spent an estimated $2.6 billion on candy during the Halloween season last year? An average Jack-O-Lantern bucket carries about 250 pieces of candy amounting about 9,000 calories and about three pounds of sugar! That’s wonderful for little monsters looking to bring home a mega-haul, but some kids have allergies, dental concerns or medical/dietary requirements that may be restricted from having gluten, chocolate, soy, nuts and dyes. Plus, the inevitable sugar highs and crashes, tummy aches, bargaining for “just one…

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Food + Recipes Wellness

Fire Cider Immune Boosting Natural Remedy

September 10, 2015

With deep roots in folk medicine, this natural remedy has been passed down through the generations. The term Fire Cider was given to this legendary tonic by renowned herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar. Apple cider vinegar is infused with powerful anti-viral, anti-microbial, decongestant, and warming herbs that boost the circulatory and immune systems, stimulate digestion and warms you up on chilly days. It needs to be made in advance and with cold and flu season just around the corner, I made a batch…

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