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In her own words: “Trust Your Gut”

trust your gut

A dear friend recently shared this brave story with me and encouraged me to share this with you all as well, in hopes that it would reach the next recipient that needed to hear this divine message. We all know what’s best for our health and your voice is the loudest advocate you can have.…

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Health Hack #18: Purify Your Drinking Water

Purify Your Drinking Water

I can’t say enough about purifying your drinking water, especially since we’re consuming so much of it and need it daily to stay healthy. But what’s actually in our tap water??? Truth is it contains chlorine, fluoride, arsenic, lead, cadmium, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, hexavalent chromium (most of which are cancer-causing)*. YIKES! But there is hope.…

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Health Hack #17: Grow your own lettuce…indoors!

grow your own lettuce

Anyone that has visited my house recently should be smiling at the title of this post. Indeed, I have been growing my own lettuce… indoors… for months now. And it’s so easy! I was challenged with finding a year-round, locally sourced supplier of lettuce – the one staple food I eat so much of, every…

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Guest Blog: Creating new healthy habits to live your best life

new healthy habits

GUEST BLOGGER: Eve Emerson As Jill’s parents, the diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer to our beautiful, vibrant and healthy young daughter was nothing less than a gut punch, devastating, and heartbreaking news – there are no words to adequately describe the feeling.  As time progressed, we all learned a lot about this disease in…

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Health Hack #16: Black Cumin Seed Oil for Immunity

black cumin seed oil

Black seed oil comes from black cumin seeds (also known as Nigella sativa). In old Latin, this spice was known as panacea, meaning “cures all”. And boy does it ever! It’s one of my newest found Super Foods – hosting nearly 100 compounds like amino acids, essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, potassium and thymoquinone…

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Health Hack #16: Spice up your life

organic spices

There are hundreds of studies on the effective health compounds found in spices. And the variety that’s available to us, makes for no excuses to spice up your life in the kitchen. Turmeric. As I mentioned in a prior post, I’m a big fan of turmeric. There are so many good things derived from this…

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Health Hack #14: Swap Coconut Yogurt for Greek Yogurt

coconut yogurt

Here’s a little dose of dairy reality to kickoff your day. Again – a topic that we can debate all day – but the point here is to share just a little more information, and let you decide what works best for you, your body and your health.  Circling back to my post on A2…

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Health Hack #13: It’s time for an A2 milk swap

A2 milk

Milk and dairy health benefits and risks continue to get debated (& that’s not what this post is about). What is important is making sure you’re informed of the differences between A1 and A2 casein and what alternatives to traditional cow’s milk have to offer. With so many people lactose intolerance, there is good reason…

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Health Hack #12: Swap Cassava Flour Wraps for Bread

cassava flour wraps

It’s time to stop eating wheat. For reasons far beyond just lectins, wheat is damaging our DNA. Refined wheat products have a high glycemic index (GI), meaning they can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. They’ve also been stripped of virtually all nutrients, are full of inflammatory properties, pesticides, chemicals and are not a…

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