My Food Journey IV

My Food Journey IV

What I most want you guys to take away from these blogs is to become attuned to your body. Never write off a sign your body gives you.

My Food Journey Part III

My Food Journey Part III

…in an outside histamine reaction, your eyes water, your nose runs, or you sneeze, attempting to flush the irritant out of your body. The same can occur in your gut: fluid will be pushed to your gut and can cause extreme bloating…

My Food Journey Part II

My Food Journey Part II

…I began to experience these awful phases of distension in my abdomen. My abs and belly area would become rock hard and cause extreme pain…

My Food Journey Part I

My Food Journey Part I

…I tried to eat the foods that would allow my body to perform at its highest level. However, even with all of this conscious effort, I still suffered from severe bloating…

Winter - Hot Apple Cider

Winter - Hot Apple Cider

For the perfect warm drink, SkinnyMom served up this Skinny Hot Apple Cider recipe, which we are loving for many reasons! This recipe has only 98 calories per serving and combines apple juice, oranges, lemons, cinnamon and more to create the perfectly spiced warm drink. Cuddle up on the couch with a glass of cider and a good book tonight!

3 Unexpected Ways to Use Coconut Oil

3 Unexpected Ways to Use Coconut Oil

For centuries, the coconut tree has often been referred to as "the tree of life". Nearly every part of the coconut tree can be used or consumed to benefit your everyday life in a healthy and natural way. The oil derived from the tree, serves various purposes in both health and beauty, acting as an all-in-one product in place of many others. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to use the oil:
 

IMMUNE BOOSTER - PART III

IMMUNE BOOSTER - PART III

Part III of my Immune Booster series is all about apple cider vinegar, a product most of us are familiar with but few use to its fullest potential. Besides being a base for delicious simple salad dressings and BBQ sauces, apple cider vinegar has a host of health benefits, both short and long-term. It’s an elixir essential to my daily routine, and an easy addition to yours too!

IMMUNE BOOSTER - PART II

IMMUNE BOOSTER - PART II

Part II of my immune booster series is all about oregano oil. Yes, oregano is more than just an herb you use in your kitchen. Similar to fire cider, this herbal oil is a natural healing tool and has a variety of uses. Who knew something so simple packed such a big punch?!?!

IMMUNE BOOSTER - PART I

IMMUNE BOOSTER - PART I

Does this cold and dreary weather have you feeling like this pup? Do the winter months wreak havoc on your immune system? Are you frequently around people who are coughing and sniffling? If you answered yes to any of these questions, my three-part blog series is for you! I am sharing my favorite immune boosting products. 

RXBAR - NO B.S.

RXBAR - NO B.S.

Are you sick of looking at the ingredients in your protein bar and being unable to pronounce them? If your answer is yes, I highly suggest checking out RXBAR! Produced locally here in Chicago, the protein bar is made up of egg whites, fruits, and nuts. It is also free of gluten, soy, dairy, and GMOs - all things I prefer to avoid.

Essentia - Why Less is More in the Hydration Game

Essentia - Why Less is More in the Hydration Game

You remember that old science class factoid, that our bodies are over 60% water. Long before we’d heard of ions and pH levels, we all knew that hydration was important. Whether you’re an elite athlete or simply want to keep your skin looking great (check out my skin post), staying properly hydrated is essential to full-body health. So if water is such a big deal, shouldn’t we be reaching for the best water possible? And since we’ve all read, heard and felt the benefits of clean, additive-free foods - why should we expect anything less from our water?