Eating & Living Well

My grandmother lived to be 100 years old.  No joke!  This lady was still playing tennis well in to her 90’s and she was still sharp as a tack at the end.   But she would have been the first one to tell you that her mental and physical health was due to a lifetime of consistent and positive daily actions. It’s easy for us youngsters to live in the now and forget about the role our current lifestyle and eating habits[Read more]

CHAI TEA RECIPE with Essential Oils

I recently gave up coffee and I’ve been doing pretty well with the exception of my morning sweet tooth. I can do without the caffeine, but I do miss the creamy sweetness of a good cup of Joe. Over the last week, I’ve been drinking tea instead of coffee and at a local coffee shop here in Eureka, CA I ordered an earl grey tea latte today. It was delicious and a lightbulb went off. It took me back to[Read more]

Detox Programs for Your Thriving Life

Did you know we’re exposed to more toxins in one day than our grandparents were in an entire year?!  Seriously!  Even if all you eat are local, whole, non-packaged, non-processed and organic foods, there’s no way to avoid toxic build up in your body.  Toxins are everywhere, in the air, in the water, and in many self-care and household cleaning products. And don’t forget about toxic emotions and thoughts!  These lead to stress and stress comes with a whole host of health[Read more]

A Healthy Halloween Treat

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange, and Halloween is just around the corner.  People are putting together fun costumes and gearing up for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties. The problem is, with so many sugary treats at our fingertips, it can sometimes be difficult not to go overboard.  Why not offer folks a Halloween treat that’s good for  them?  This low-glycemic, low-calorie,[Read more]

Yum! Wild Orange Yogurt

I love cooking with essential oils and getting the therapeutic benefits at the same time!  Wild Orange is probably one of my favorite ingredients, and it is dynamic in the health support benefits it offers.  If you have ever peeled an orange, and you see (and smell) oils bouncing off the surface, you have experienced the fruit’s essential oil. Wild Orange has supports a healthy immune function and helps maintain a good mood.  Here is a recipe for a healthy[Read more]

Skip the Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Natural Sodas

Folks, I don’t know about you, but I try to avoid putting things into my body that could make me feel bad, especially if it could potentially lead to illness.  I’m talking about all those artificial sweeteners in our diet drinks and other ‘sugar-free’ foods.  I would rather avoid headaches, irritability, joint pain, and all the other symptoms that have been linked with artificial sweeteners. The good news is that there IS a natural sweetener out there, native to The[Read more]