The Dieter's Survival Guide to Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I am starting to plan my trip to my mother’s, where I will have to bring my own food. My being vegan is a pain in the neck for her, ‘why can’t you just eat like everybody else does.’ Well, because I would get really sick and spend the entire holiday on the toilet if I did. The holidays are a really rough time of year for anyone w...

2014 Healthy Holiday Guide

Can you believe it's almost December? With Thanksgiving so late this year, the holidays seem even more busy and stressful. DON'T Panic! I've whipped up a little Healthy Holiday Guide ebook to help you navigate the holidays. Get it here!

No, Essential Oils Do Not Overcome Ebola

There’s scary medical stuff going on right now. A mystery respiratory virus is putting Colorado kids in the hospital and ebola is popping up around the US. I’m getting pinged non stop with questions about how essential oils can protect yourself and family from it all. So let’s clear up a few things: From Wikipedia - A virus is a small infectious agent ...

You and Food At Any Age

I had a kid, then I turned 40 and every now and then, I feel old. I’m not “past my prime”, but I do feel how my body has changed over the past 10 years. I think there comes a moment for every woman when we realize we are not 22 anymore. And we get down on ourselves. It’s tough, but we have to stop comparing ourselves to our younger version of yourself. We ha...

Skinny Snacks - Don't Believe The Hype!

I was in the grocery store and headed to the snack aisle to grab some Pirate’s Booty. Don’t judge - they’re my 5 year old’s favorite treat. I noticed something terrible in the snack aisle, in an age when we are smarter consumers, with resources to learn and be smart about what we’re eating. I discovered “Skinny snacks”. Popcorn, veggie sticks, Non-GMO thi...

The Alternatives to Western Medicine

Madeline woke up in the middle of the night screaming and holding her ears. She could not be consoled. Even putting her in bed with me and my husband - something we don’t usually do - could not get her to calm down. I gently swabbed a little melaleuca oil on a Q-tip inside her ear. In 15 minutes, she was out like a light. She still wasn’t feeling great the n...

Sunset Blend

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Mom Said Wash Your Hands!

In the 1950s, shows like Leave it to Beaver always seemed to include a scene where the mom yells for everyone to wash their hands before coming to the dinner table. When you were little, maybe your mom said the same thing. Turns out, June Cleaver knew what she was talking about! In Colorado, there has been an outbreak of a strange and potent upper respira...

Monday Motivation - Who is controlling your fate?

What would you want if no one was controlling your fate? Hint - YOU ARE controlling your fate!