Self Care

Self care can be the key to your happiness! Check out articles about clean eating, exercises for your mind and your body, and incredible natural remedies.

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Low Oxalate Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

The release of my cookbook is almost here and I’m so excited to share this with you! This cookbook features super easy recipes that are quick and hassle-free. I created this cookbook so those watching their oxalates can have one place to find information and recipes.  My book takes the guesswork…
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Alkaline Foods to Naturally Balance Your Body

If you’re trying to go alkaline, you’ll need to know which foods help your body get to and stay in an alkaline state. The general idea is to eat foods without worrying about an acidic effect, although some are more alkaline than others. The general idea is to eat foods…
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Probiotic Serum with Tremella from Annmarie Gianni

I always love trying out new products from brands I love like Annmarie Gianni. This is the first brand I tried when I decided to look for non-toxic skincare and I was blown away by the difference in my skin from using Annmarie’s face oil. Her Phytonutrient Cleanser has been…
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Delicious drinks for health and energy

I love drinking water all day but sometimes I want another option. Enter two drinks that I have been enjoying lately- Grass Fed Coffee, a delicious cold brew butter coffee with MCT oil, and Bali Mangosteen Juice. Let’s explore these beverages! First up is the Grass Fed Coffee. This drink…
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Olbas Herbal Remedies

I’m so excited to share this brand with you! I tried the Oil and the Tea from Olbas. Let’s take a look… Olbas Oil smells so amazing, its a blend of soothing essential oils that benefit you when you are sick with a cold but also can be used if…
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Healthy snacking With Quinn Snacks

I am so excited to share with you my latest find in the world of gluten-free food! Quinn Snacks makes an incredible microwave popcorn that is healthy and free from GMOs, chemicals, and plastic coating. Natural and free of nasty toxins! For years I have avoided microwave popcorn, I’ve read…
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Recipe: Crispy Polenta

I wanted to share another recipe from my cookbook, including this one for Crispy Polenta! Its super easy and so tasty. The Low Oxalate, Anti Inflammatory Cookbook will be available later this month, you can pre-order it here!   Crispy Polenta 2-3 servings I used to see polenta at the…
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Light up Your Senses with These Gorgeous Candles

I absolutely love lighting candles in the house. I love how they look and smell and I almost always have one or two or three burnings. The Starling candle, above, really saved the day in a terrible situation recently. Here’s what went down- we recently moved into a new house…
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Eating Healthy: Keto Cookbooks

I’ve been trying out the Ketogenic way of eating lately thanks to wanting to consume a low sugar/low carb diet. Keto is basically a high fat (healthy fats like avocado, coconut oil, pork rinds, bacon, eggs) and low carb diet which includes tons of healthy foods like flax, vegetables,  soups…
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Oxalates 101 – What You Need to Know

Whenever I  meet someone and the subject of health comes up, things inevitably swing over to oxalates. Mostly because I am surprised that people don’t know about them. I decided I’d break down the info here and talk a little about this topic. I learned so much and wanted to…
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Gluten-Free Treats for Everyday

Lately, I have been on a SUPER STRICT detox diet and I have been forced to get creative with what I eat. These packets have been a life saver! From Philosophie, these Organic, Raw, Paleo, Gluten-free protein powders have given flavor and nutrients to my plain coconut yogurt and much…
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Boxed Water Is Better

I just got back from a brutally hot walk and immediately opened a box of water. Box? Yes! This water comes to us in a carton, not a plastic bottle. What better day to write about Boxed Water is Better, which cares about sustainability, than Earth Day? I don’t love…
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Natural Help for Menopause

In the span of 7 days I had 3 friends reach out and ask about menopause! When I last shopped at the mall, something I rarely do, and a woman suddenly exclaimed, “I am so HOT. I HATE THIS MENOPAUSE!” Right then I decided I had to look into natural…
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What Is Self Care?

Do you know what self-care is? I think of it as taking time out from chores and demands to slow down and help your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. This can be getting a massage, getting your nails done, reading a book, napping, whatever you need to do that…
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Phytorite CBD Oil

If you know me at all, you know that I am all about natural cures and using plants as medicine. I love that for every ailment, there is a plant out there that can help. I have been reading a lot about CBD oil and know that this is something…
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Health Benefits of Green Living

by Gwen Lewis My family has been eating mindfully for years. We avoid preservatives, hormones, and chemicals whenever possible. While not every purchase that I make is perfect, I strive to buy natural ingredients and organic when the budget allows. And I have become a devout shopper of stores that…
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The OATS Test – Assess Your Overall Health

On a few of the message boards I frequent, I heard about something called an “OAT test” which I had no clue about.  It made me think of oatmeal, and I immediately imagined a canister of Quaker oats.  Sidebar:  I miss oatmeal. Its high in oxalates, even the gluten free…
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Oxalates 101

Whenever I  meet someone and the subject of health comes up, things inevitably swing over to oxalates. Mostly because I am surprised that people don’t know about them. I decided I’d break down the info here and talk a little about this topic. I learned so much and wanted to…
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Cleaning with Herbs and Plants

By Demi Giles Have you ever thought about the cleaning techniques applied by your grandmother or great grandmother? They did not have an aisle in the supermarket full of cleaning supplies, but at the same time, they managed to keep the house dirt-free. Their generation seemed to be healthier than…
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What To Watch On YouTube for Inspiration

I’m prone to deep depression and anxiety that often keeps me home. I’m trying to feel better and work on myself, and in that process, I discovered a treasure trove of helpful videos on YouTube. I want to share some of them with you because there might be something or…
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What are High Histamines?

My health journey over the past couple of years has been interesting, to say the least. I developed food allergies, gluten intolerance, and health problems that have caused me to need a nap every day and feel like I’m slogging through wet laundry as I go through my daily routine.
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