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Yes, It is Important to Eat Cod Fish

If you are currently not eating wild-caught fish like cod, you are missing out on another great form of good protein.  The more varied your diet the greater the spectrum of nutrients you are consuming.

Cod Contains

  • B Vitamins – Energy, Healthy Nerves, Improves Cardiovascular System
  • Phosphorus – Cell Health, Energy, Maintain Bodies Chemical Balance
  • Selenium – Creates antioxidants, Boosts Immune System
  • Omega 3 – Reduces risk of heart disease, Stroke, Forms of Dementia

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Is There More Than One Way to Make Pickles?


It’s that time of the year when pickling cucumbers are abundant. Maybe your garden is providing you with a bumper crop, a friend has shared a bunch with you, or you purchased some from your local farmer.

However, how many can you eat fresh before they start to spoil?

Okay, so you have decided you want to make pickles. Is there more than one way to make pickles? Yes!

3 Ways to preserve pickles

  1. Canning
  2. Quick Pickles – Vinegar Pickles
  3. Fermenting

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Why use Young Living Essential Oils?

When first getting into essential oils, the question arises: where does one begin?  There are many essential oils available in stores and online.  Is there really a difference in brands?  YES, not all brands are created equal.

Young Living is the world leader in Essential Oils and Oil Infused Products.  They are setting the industry standard for quality with over two decades of innovation.

Young Living is the only essential oil company that has a pain cream and acne cream infused with essential oils.  Even better, they have a whole line of oil infused supplements:

  • Skin care
  • Makeup
  • Infant care

And they have over 200 essential oils.

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I didn’t start with Young Living, but I was convinced

In the beginning, I dabbled with a few different companies.  After researching the oils,  it was clear that there are many reasons for choosing Young Living.

My family can say that they have experienced positive effects from using Young Living essential oils. We always have the diffuser going, an essential oil rack for easy access right in the kitchen, foaming soap dispensers with essential oils, supplements, and rollerballs throughout the house.

Every month I order a few products that replace toxic ones that I use.  The truth is, you can buy many products that you regularly use at the store from Young Living.  We all prefer the natural, non-toxic choices.  The added benefit is free products.  My local stores don’t offer that, do yours? Continue reading Why use Young Living Essential Oils?

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Creamy Sauerkraut Dip – Naturally Fermented

Cultured foods play an essential part in a healthy digestive system, and it is vital that more people consume them for their overall health.

Now I know that not everyone loves fermented sauerkraut as much as I do, so with this in mind, I began to brainstorm how to get more individuals to eat sauerkraut.  (Okay, just for the record I genuinely enjoy getting creative)

One day I ended up with more cream cheese than I needed, and I became inspired… Continue reading Creamy Sauerkraut Dip – Naturally Fermented

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Chicken & Dumplings the Healthy Way

This Chicken & Dumpling recipe was specifically created with the Weston A. Price guidelines in mind.  Did you know that by fermenting the dumpling dough overnight makes it easier to digest?    This dish turned out amazing; I’m so happy to share it with you.

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 Quarts filtered/spring water or chicken bone broth
  • 4 to 6 Organic chicken thighs or other cut up pieces
  • 1 to 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tbs. Celtic Sea salt
  • 1 Chopped organic onion
  • 2 Chopped organic celery stalks
  • 3 Chopped organic carrots (rainbow carrots add a nice touch)
  • 1 to 2 Minced organic garlic cloves
  • 2 1/2 Cups stone ground organic spelt flour
  • 1 tbs. Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbs. Whey
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of filtered/spring water (or use yogurt in place of whey and water)
  • 1/2 Cup organic butter
  • Ground pepper to taste along with any other herb and spices you would like to add

Step by Step

  1. A day in advance,  Continue reading Chicken & Dumplings the Healthy Way
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An Organic Back Balm to Sooth the Muscles that Need it Most

Back-pain can be completely debilitating in even the slightest amounts, we can all agree there.

It’s crucial to find the right cream or balm to apply in order to allow your body to naturally heal itself. Many store-bought creams often act as numbing bandaids where a homemade, organic back balm will provide the right vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrients your body needs without toxic chemicals.

Can you feel the muscles in your back/body?

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Flavored-Infused Oils for Chefs of All Ages

It’s easy for anybody to make a bottle of flavored infused olive oil as an edible gift or simply to get your chef on.

From cooking to dipping sauces for bread, sandwiches, and snacks of all kinds; it’s safe to say we only touched the surface for the various uses of edible flavored olive oils. There are many uses, such as.

  • Dipping oil for bread
  • Drizzle over cream soup
  • Drizzle over roasted vegetables
  • Add some zip to your popcorn
  • Use on your salad
  • Top off your baked potato
  • Use for making kale chips
  • Top off some flatbread
  • Add extra flavor to your main dish after cooking

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How to Make a Nasal Inhaler w/ Essential Oils

 

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A colorful assortment of nasal inhalers

Inhaling essential oils may seem a bit extreme at first. However essential oils are entirely natural and organic (from Young Living). Breathing essential oils scent has no adverse side effects whatsoever, quite the opposite actually and the benefits vary from oil to oil- yay!

 

When on-the-go, using essential oils from a nasal aromatherapy inhaler (like Vicks vapor rub, without all the toxins) is more convenient than using the bottles to apply them. However, when relaxing at home, a diffuser is always my go-to.

Outside of the house, my kids prefer the inhaler because they don’t want to “smell different around their friends” but still can carry it with them! Continue reading How to Make a Nasal Inhaler w/ Essential Oils

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Fooducate: An App to Quickly Scan Ingredients in Food

Are you using the app Fooducate on your phone or computer? You should be!

Tracking what food is good for you and which ones are not can seem very time-consuming at the grocery store, luckily that’s exactly what makes Fooducate amazing!

Everyone can use some help identifying the bad ingredients in food between GMO and other processed foods/chemicals, but Fooducate helps with more than food ingredient lookup such as…

  • Health Tracker
  • Food Finder
  • Community Support
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Diet Tidbits

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Learn How to Get Rid of Cellulite in a Healthy Way

Cellulite seems to creep up on our thighs, legs, butt, and stomach and then one day we wonder how it appeared.

Next, we try to figure out if there is anything we can do about it.

If there is a natural way, I’m all in.

With this in mind, it’s time to dig in and do some homework on how to get rid of the cellulite for good!

I Propose the Grapefruit Cellulite Challenge! Who’s Ready?

We all want to discover vibrant-looking skin again, whats to lose? We’re not asking for any money here!! (just keep reading)

For the first time, my New Year Resolution will be about cellulite reduction

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