A Better Brand... Beautycounter

This startling statistic is just one of the reasons why I have decided to use Beauty Counter products.  Doesn’t it seem a bit odd that a country such as ours lags so far behind in consumer safety in regards to the cosmetic industry?  It is no longer safe to believe that our government looks out for our health. I think we all know that there is business to be run and money to be made, so those two factors trump safety every time across the board. Unfortunately, it is women and children who pay the price. Women because they buy and use a majority of these products and the children second hand because what mom takes in, baby takes in while in utero.

Yes, depressing isn’t it.  There are chemicals all around us, and you would drive yourself crazy if you thought you could control every one. There are over 80,000 chemicals in existence, probably more, and of those, very few are tested for safety.  These chemicals that are found in food, beauty products,...

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Bone Broth... Food is Medicine

I started making bone broth as part of my healing regimen using the GAPS diet almost nine years ago.  I think of it as a total healing food, and it is what I recommend to all clients, even my vegetarian ones.   I remember those difficult mornings in the beginning when I was in so much pain, I could not even think about eating, let alone bone broth.  However, I knew that I needed building blocks to rebuild my gut.   I would ladle some into a mug and drink its golden goodness, often adding sauerkraut to give it a probiotic boost.  It gave me strength that was noticeable, and whenever my health falters, I go right back to a pure broth regimen.

These days I am not using just broth to survive like I did it the beginning, but practically use it everyday with most meals, such as for the base for sauces, soups, and I cook our beans and rice in broth as well.  Why is it so important to me?  Well, bone broth is an easy way to get essential vitamins and...

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Poop Matters... (I know this is uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be. ;-))

We all poop. How we poop and what we poop really deserves more respect than we give it. We are embarrassed to poop, scared to poop, and simply just can’t poop? Or, we poop too much? Why? There are so many reasons emotional and physical, that are tied up in the bacterial chaos of our colon that we just need to get out.

                                             “Better Out Than In”

This is something I have been saying to my kids for a long time…

Do you check your poop? I am here to tell you, you should. Sorry about that, but the truth is, it is one of the easiest ways to check in on your health, AND also a way for you to check in on your kids’ digestive health. I’m not kidding! Growing up, my three kids would here me from the door asking how does it look? what color is it? Sometimes they would answer, and other times no. At first it...

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