healing is messy

It’s been a tough few weeks. There I said it. It’s not always days full of a brave face, a smile or optimism. I’m learning to accept that healing is messy. It just is. There are days when I can’t get past my “thinking” mind, that the backpack of burden and worries that I carry…

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lectin free muesli breakfast cereal

Millet makes an excellent sub-in for oats and becomes a shining star in this Lectin free muesli breakfast cereal recipe. I used some inspiration from the Plant Paradox cookbook and gave it my own little twist. Enjoy this healthy breakfast swap that you can also make ahead and reheat in the morning with a little…

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detox for longevity

Reducing toxins is the body is a critical element to healthy living. It’s time to detox your way to longevity! Often we focus on what we can take in, versus what may need to be released, or let out. And this can tie all elements of living – nutrition, emotions and deeper spiritual releases. Safe…

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hat

No one tells you about these moments once the side effects of chemo click in. The realization that while you may have shaved your head, you often forget until you look in the mirror. That others see you 100% of the time as a balding female and their eyes say it all – despair, sadness,…

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wool dryer sheets

An easy one but one worth repeating. It’s time to make the swap from dryer sheets to wool dryer balls! Here’s why: Dryer Sheets are toxic for you, the environment & your pets! You & Your Family’s Health – Dryer sheets can contain harmful chemicals that stick to clothes, vents into the air, and rub…

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rosemary

Rosemary smells and tastes delicious, but who knew it offers healing properties too? Rosemary’s unique blend of antioxidants – specifically carnosic acid, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid – protect against the cancer-causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that form on meat when cooked at high temperatures. BBQ lovers beware! (And I used to be one of you too)……

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nuts about nuts

So many puns about nuts that I could share, but I’ll refrain 😊 One thing I continue to come across in my discoveries about food-as-medicine, is the incredible power of nuts in our diets. Every natural health practitioner boosts about the healing benefits of nuts – from Omegas to ‘good fats’ and everything in between.…

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Rang the Bell

So much to be thankful for on this Fall Friday. Not only is the crisp weather just an absolutely delight but it’s brought to light so much of what I (and we) all have to be thankful for. This Friday is a big one for me….I finished my 4 weeks of daily radiation treatments. That…

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ingredient labels

I’m not here to debate a particular type of vitamin, or which supplements are best for you. But I do want to raise an issue of quality when it comes to both. And to encourage you to read your supplement labels and consider their source, BEFORE you just buy and consume the next pretty label…

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Chocolate-Mushroom Balls

If I called these mushroom and cacao balls, you wouldn’t have even looked at these twice. But rest assured, these little super food balls are packed with immunity-boosting chocolate-y goodness. And you can make these with your littles for a simple, no-bake, no-wait treat. Ingredients ¾ cup medjool dates 1/4ish cup organic almond butter 3…

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