Epsom Salt Baths

We live in a high stress world and I embrace any opportunity to relax and decompress.  I have never been a bath person, always preferring the quickness of a shower.  My roommate many years ago could spend an hour in the bathtub, something I could never get myself to do.  I’d get in the water […]

Watermelon Refresher

My husband LOVES watermelon.  That’s a good thing as watermelon has many health benefits, especially for men.  The inside of a watermelon is about 92 percent water with the remaining 8 percent jam packed with nutrients. I saw this recipe for Watermelon Aguas Frescas on Elana’s Pantry and knew we had to try it.  Aguas […]

Make Sleep a Priority

The Center for Disease Control has determined that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic.  There is little debate anymore about the importance of sleep and there are numerous articles and studies discussing the subject.  Check out Mark Sisson’s Definitive Guide to Sleep and Robb Wolf’s Importance of a Good Night Sleep as well as […]

Beverages

I don’t drink most of what is produced by the multi-billion dollar beverage industry which includes soft drinks, flavored bottled water, energy drinks, sports drinks, milk products, coffee and tea based drinks, nutritional drinks, and various alcohol products.  This ever increasing array of beverages is mostly loaded with sugar or contain aspartame, sucralose, or excessive […]

What’s in My Medicine Cabinet?

There isn’t much in my medicine cabinet these days.  I no longer buy aspirin, cold medicines, Neosporin, Alka-Seltzer, Bengay, Nyquil etc.  Instead we use Young Living Essential Oils as toxin free support for staying healthy.  Essential oils were have been used for thousands of years to support our body’s health.  It is important to use […]

What’s in your Toothpaste?

Do a Google search on the ingredients in toothpaste to avoid and some of the ones mentioned include: Fluoride:  In addition to being more toxic than lead and slightly less toxic than arsenic, the American Dental Association now believes fluoride is bad for your teeth.  In 2010, the Journal of the American Dental Association published […]

Detoxing Your Home

We are exposed to harmful toxins on a daily basis.  Toxic chemicals are found everywhere in our environment: in our food, water, the air we breathe, the products we use on our skin and in our cleaning and laundry products.  We have the most control over the choices we make with the products we use […]