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HOMEMADE THERAPEUTIC BODY LOTION

Fall is usually the beginning of all the sniffling and sneezing around my home.  As much as I may try to prevent it, allergies and colds will make their way into our home, leaving us congested and miserable. Feeling icky also leads to aches and pains and an overall sour mood.In order to do my best to… 

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7-MINUTE SAUTED SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS

Shiitake mushrooms are easy to prepare and their robust flavor complements many dishes, like chicken or wild-caught fish. The recipe below, from The George Mateljan Foundation, takes just minutes to make, and will add valuable nutrients to your meal. What Makes Shiitake Mushrooms So Healthy? Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) are a popular culinary mushroom used in… 

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3 STEPS TO BALANCE YOUR ROOT CHAKRA

It is believed that you have 7 main energy centers that run through your body, these centers are called chakras.  They begin in your sacrum and run up your spine ending just outside the top of your head. Each chakra represents life issues and blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to illness, making… 

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25 Grain-Free cookies

25 GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES YOU SHOULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Once the calendar tells me it’s Fall, then I know baking season has officially begun. To kick the season off right I’ve decided a little over 2 dozen grain-free and mostly Paleo cookie recipes would be a good start.   Grab a glass of almond milk or tea, sit back and start coming up with your plan of… 

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RISE & SHINE BAKES AVOCADO

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, you’ll want to bypass much of the traditional fare in the US. Cereal, bagels, pancakes, waffles, muffins, and doughnuts all have one thing in common… They’re refined carbohydrates that will quickly break down to sugar, increase your insulin levels, and cause insulin resistance, which is the number one… 

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HOW MUCH CHOCOLATE SHOULD YOU EAT?

According to researchers, 6.7 grams of dark chocolate per day — a bit less than half a bar a week — represents the ideal amount for a protective effect against inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The findings come from one of the largest epidemiological studies ever conducted in Europe. The study focused on the complex mechanism… 

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Juniper

JUMPIN’ JUNIPER OIL!

Juniper Berry oil is doTERRA’s oil of the month for so many reasons! Derived from the coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil has a rich history of traditional uses and therapeutic benefits. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing agent, both internally and externally. Juniper Berry supports healthy kidney and urinary function and is very beneficial… 

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