Spring Cleaning the Natural Way!

Are you thinking about spring cleaning?  It’s that time of year again!  The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and it’s warm enough out to open your windows and let some fresh air in!  Maybe you’ve begun taking out your sponges, spray bottles, face masks and rubber gloves to get going with the scrubbing.  You may be looking into a spring cleaning detox or cleansing program, and, hopefully, you’re tossing out your more-than-six-months old personal care products.  Remember:  when you’re spring[Read more]

Vegan Cauliflower Tortillas

If you’re looking to begin the New Year by reducing your intake of known allergen foods, these vegan cauliflower tortillas are egg-free, soy-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, and corn-free.  They’re so easy to make and are delicious with any recipe you would normally make with tortillas.  You can make them ahead of time and store them in your fridge or freezer and they reheat well with a little coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. *Note: You can skip the cooking[Read more]

GREEN GINGERBREAD SMOOTHIE

I am experimenting with different foods that work well for a winter detox.  There’s nothing better than coming in from the bitter cold to a plate or cup full of warm-natured food, right?  There’s a difference between food that is warm in temperature, and food that is warm-natured.  Warm-natured foods, such as cinnamon, help to promote optimal metabolic function in the wintertime and they don’t necessarily have to be heated to do their magic. I thoroughly enjoyed my latest recipe making[Read more]

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]

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]

7 WAYS YOUR HOUSE COULD BE MAKING YOU SICK

When we think of air pollution we tend to think of the air outside.  Clean air campaigns often focus on reducing vehicle and industrial carbon emissions so our kids can breathe better when playing outside.  But what about the air you breathe inside? These days people are spending more and more time indoors, but indoor air pollution is a serious risk to your health.  Dust mites, mold, microbial activity, viruses, bacteria, and toxic chemicals may be lurking throughout your house and[Read more]