DIY Essential Oil Brushing Blend

Originally Posted @: I grew up brushing my teeth with the sweet flavored, brightly colored, fluoride filled toothpastes that you find at your local store. Even though it was catered to kids, I hated the stuff. It always made me gag. I would get so excited to brush my teeth up at the cabin in the summers because I got to use my Grandma s Shaklee toothpaste and my Grandpa s water pik with Listerine. I liked the mild, herbal taste of those oral care products. Once I dove into making my own self care products, naturally we had to make toothpaste too. We threw out the junk from the store, its just filled with chemicals made in a lab and worst of all fluoride! Of course, being the lover of essential oils that I am, I had to use them in my recipe too. This essential oil brushing blend is not only soothing to your gums, but it also gives you crazy fresh breath! Note: I only use therapeutic grade essential oils. We are putting these

Processed Foods Hurt Your Immune System and Gut Health

Originally Posted @: {This article is shared today with permission from Dr. Mercola. The information shared will be helpful to many people, especially if they are just starting out on their real food journey. I hope you enjoy! ~Kate}…  If you could make one change in your life that would lower your risk of chronic disease, help you lose weight, and make you feel happier and more energized, would you do it? The one change I’m referring to is cutting back on processed foods. It’s widely known that refined junk foods aren’t good for your body as they’re packed with sugar (including fructose), synthetic and rancid fats, preservatives, genetically modified (GM) ingredients, additives, and more. Lesser known, yet equally important (if not more so), is the role of poor diet on inflammation and gut health – two factors that are intricately involved in virtually every aspect of your health. In short, nearly a

How to Make Beet Kvass

Originally Posted @: I have to admit that I was intimidated to make beet kvass because I though it was going to be super involved. Then one day I had some beets left over from a smoothie I was making and I decided to just finally give kvass a try. Wow, it is so easy! This has now become as routine for us as kombucha brewing! It also happens to have the following health-giving benefits:  Aids digestion Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant Promotes regularity Alkalizes the body Cleans the liver and helps it perform its detoxification processes Hangover antidote Helps with anemia (due to it s iron content) Helps your vision (due to its Lutein and Zeaxanthin content) Has been shown to help prevent tumor growth Ingredients: 1 large beet, cut into 1 pieces 3 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered (you can use more if you like, I love lots of garlic!) 1 Tbsp Himalayan Sea Salt    where to find Filtered water 2-3 whey cubes (optional, you can just use salt)

Gluten Free Chicken Strips

Originally Posted @: When I was a kid it was always a treat to go out to eat! Every time I would order the same thing: chicken strips and fries. I can still smell the greasy deliciousness. Now if I were to order that, oh boy would my stomach ache! All that GMO oil and gluten-filled breading. Now my kids are getting older and wise to these kinds of treats. I am not one to deprive them of some good old fashioned kid favorites so I came up with a healthy recipe of my own that does not have gluten and is made with healthy fats. My kids love them, and so does my husband. Now, gluten free chicken strips have become part of our regular meal rotation! Ingredients: 1 (14oz) package chicken breasts, sliced into thick strips 2 pastured eggs 1 Tbsp water 3/4 cup rice flour    where to find 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 cup coconut oil for frying  here is the kind we use Directions:  Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add coconut

How To Relieve Psoriasis With Essential Oils

Originally Posted @: Disclaimer: None of these health benefits have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I have been using essential oils in my home and for my family for many years now. I am happy to say that my kids have never been on antibiotics and have rarely even been sick. I attribute that to a healthy diet, strong immune systems, and using essential oils! We only use therapeutic grade essential oils because purity counts when using them on and inside of your body! Here is what we use to relieve itchy, dry skin and conditions similar to psoriasis. This is the typical protocol followed by Young Living users as well to relieve psoriasis.  The Oils: Lemon: balances the pH of the skin. Lemon oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse the skin, reduce wrinkles, and combat acne. Lavender: combats excess sebum on the skin. It is commonly used


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