Oh My! Ostrich Balm

Ostrich Balm for the win I recently wrote about Ostrich Oil and have been really amazed with the results I’m getting with it. Many of you have heard of using Emu oil, so this really isn’t much of a stretch from there. It has some great properties to it that make it the perfect addition to this salve to soothe my joints and muscles. If you’ve been following me lately, you know I’ve been dealing with some issues with my hands. Lemongrass & Birch have been helpf...

AHHHmazing Vegan Granola

Nutty, fruity, slightly sweet Vegan Granola My 15 year old plays travel volleyball. When we go to all day tournaments, the parents take turns bringing food for everyone. It’s fun to come up with healthy and tasty food to fuel the girls for competition. My friend Valerie and I have teamed up several times to come up with some deliciousness. One of the things we’ve made that has been very popular is fruit salad, yogurt, and granola so they can make their own parfaits. Her daughter and the coach are vegan, so I went in search of ways to make sure they could enjoy the parfaits too- super easy: coconut yogurt and vegan granola! Th...

Orange Chicken anyone?

Orange Chicken in a flash I have fallen in love with my Instant Pot. This Orange Chicken was done so fast – even with zoodling the zucchinis. I love that it’s super healthy, much more so than the deep fried Orange Chicken you often find at restaurants. The Wild Orange oil gives this such amazing orange flavor without begin overpowering. We tossed our zoodles with a little sesame oil and heated them up for just a few minutes. It doesn’t take much for zoodles to get overdone and mushy – I like to keep them as close to raw as possible. We try to stick to a paleo-ish diet most of the time. I say -ish because there are ...

The Benefits of Probiotics for RA Warriors

The benefits of probiotics are certainly a hot topic right now What are probiotics anyway?? They are living organisms – bacteria- that can be added to one’s diet in order to restore or maintain a healthy balance of gut microbes. It’s the good bacteria that we hear about. And the list of the benefits of probiotics keeps growing Many patients and clinicians believe that probiotic supplements may be helpful in reducing the signs and symptoms of disease, by restoring the balance of bacteria in the gut. This is because research and clinical experience has shown that some patients with autoimmune disease have out o...

Ostrich Oil: is it really from an Ostrich?

Yes, actual oil from Ostriches Ostrich oil. After all this time of exploring natural options, why have I not heard of this before? I mentioned it to another one of my knowledgeable oil friends and she was clueless too. Did you know Ostrich oil has been used for centuries by the Egyptian, Roman and African cultures for topical relief of dry skin, burns, lesions, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, chapped lips, muscular pain, hair growth, dry hair, bed sores, fine lines and wr...

Hydration Challenge

Join the 2017 Hydration Challenge! Staying hydrated makes a huge difference in our overall health: Energy Metabolism Joint pain Focus Skin Health Strength and that's just a partial list. Join our HYDRATION CHALLENGE January 9th through January 29th to make a habit of staying hydrated. It takes 21 days to make something a habit, so here we go! Eight 8oz glasses of water a day. Can you do it? How about we sweeten the pot and throw some prizes in? Each week I'll giveaway the following: Week O...

oh that blue

What color is your gateway oil? Could it be DEEP Blue? As the oil community grows, so do the fun off-shoot businesses, like clever tshirts. Saw one the other day that said "Lavender is the gateway oil." Well. Personally, I think Deep Blue is the gateway oil. It's pretty freakin' amazing. I've heard it called just "Blue", " that blue stuff", and even "THE Blue". I've had countless volleyball girls fall in love with it and have had numerous folks get their wholesale account set up JUST for this stuff. I teach a lot of classes online to help people with join...

Past Tense - an unsung oil hero

Toss the tension, embrace new goals with Past Tense Here we are at the start of 2017, and a huge majority of us are thinking of all the things we want to do better in 2017 (goals, resolutions, intentions, whatever) . I'm looking to get back on track with my diet. I really fell off the paleo wagon over the holidays and need to get my butt back on it A.S.A.P. My joints are telling me that no food is worth feeling this crappy a...