Bloating – 5 Natural Ways to Deal with a Bloated Belly

  Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?”. Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through you as well as … Read More

Recipe (peppermint): Peppermint Mocha Creamer – dairy free

  Beat belly bloat with this dairy free creamer.   Ingredients 1 can coconut milk ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened 2 tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened ½ tsp peppermint extract or essential oil (food-grade and safe for internal use) 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)   Instructions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined. Store in … Read More

Can’t Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free From Stress

I know! Meditation is the secret sauce to take your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s the “be all, end all” for the health of your entire mind-body-spirit. It’s the absolute must-do that is the only path to beating the infamous health-buster called “stress.” Don’t get me wrong; practicing meditation is an excellent approach to optimising … Read More

Recipe (calming): How to use Lavender Essential Oil

Inhale directly Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.   Steam inhalation Add 3 – 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 – 10 minutes. Use up to 3 times per day.   Tip … Read More

I’m Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally)?

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  Getting a common cold doesn’t have to be so… common. There are things you can do naturally to make getting sick less likely. But, if you do happen to get sick, there are things you can also do to help support your body to fight it off. Good hand hygiene and overall healthy habits can reduce your risk of … Read More

Recipe (Throat soothing): Honey Lemon Ginger Cough Drops

Ingredients ½ cup honey 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp freshly grated ginger Instructions Put ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir frequently until it becomes foamy. Be careful because the honey can burn easily. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam reduces. Put the saucepan back on the heat. Repeat this until a sugar thermometer reads 148C. … Read More

Recipe (Relaxing Teas): Relaxing Herbal Teas

  There are many relaxing herbal teas that would be great after meditation. Try any of these by steeping in boiling water: Green tea (has a bit of caffeine, or you can choose decaffeinated green tea) White tea (also has a bit of caffeine, or you can choose decaffeinated white tea) Rooibos tea Peppermint tea (or steep fresh peppermint leaves) … Read More

Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

  Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and present. It’s often used … Read More

Recipe (healthy fat): Mayonnaise

Makes about 1 ½ cups   1 large or extra large egg 2 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp salt 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic 1 cup olive or avocado oil     Instructions Add all ingredients except oil to your food processor. Process until creamy (about 10 seconds).   With the food processor running, add a few drops … Read More

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Fats

  All fat is NOT created equal!   Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting.   Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods). So, this … Read More

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