The Stress Mess: How Stress Messes With Your Health

  We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).   Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving.  Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all is well.   It’s the chronic … Read More

Recipe (Coconut Oil): Homemade Healthy Chocolate

  Serves 12   ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes salt 4 tablespoons slivered almonds   Melt coconut oil, and whisk in maple syrup, salt, and cocoa/cacao powder until smooth. Stir in slivered almonds until evenly distributed. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store in fridge or freezer to … Read More

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?

  Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.   Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats. … Read More

Recipe (vitamin D): Super-Simple Grilled Salmon

  Serves 4   4 wild salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 black pepper 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp. dried dill 4 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven grill and raise the oven rack. Place baking paper on a baking sheet and place fish on top, skin-side down. Surround with a single layer of asparagus. … Read More

How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

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When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. But vitamin D is special. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to vitamin D are exposure to the … Read More

Recipe (blood sugar balancing): Cinnamon Apples

Serves 4 2 apples, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil ½ tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp vanilla extract   Place chopped apples into a small saucepan with 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes the apples will become slightly soft, and water will be absorbed. Add 1 tbsp coconut … Read More

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

Oh, the words “blood sugar.”   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.   The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.   This fluctuation … Read More

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?

  Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately. Your adrenal glands look like … Read More

Recipe (Stress-reducing bath salt): Lavender Bath Salts

  Per bath   2 cups epsom salts 10 drops lavender essential oil – (I use doTerra essential oils) As you’re running your warm bath water, add ingredients to the tub. Mix until dissolved   Enjoy your stress-reducing bath!   Tip: You can add a tablespoon of dried lavender flowers.

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