So, I get it. You're busy and you have long days. You go from the gym, to work, to the grocery store, to picking up the kids from soccer practice, and then finally home. By the time you get into bed at night, you are just plain exhausted. Maybe, just once in awhile, you crawl into bed without properly removing your makeup. You think "I'm so tired, just once or twice of not taking off my makeup isn't going to matter!" Trust me, I've been there too. But, not removing makeup before bed puts your skin at risk in several important ways! To help keep your skin healthy, beautiful, and happy - learn about the 5 risks you take when you sleep in your makeup.Read More
After reading THIS POST, I know you’re excited to incorporate more warm, cooked foods into your diet. If you want a quick and simple way to fire up your digestive system, look no further than roasted vegetables. Fall and winter vegetables are fresh, in season, and were made to be lightly roasted. Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite roasted veggie mixes - sweet potato, beet, and fennel. Not only is this a tasty mix, its nutritional properties will keep your digestion humming and give you a much needed energy boost. Check out how amazing these ingredients are:Read More
If you’re like most Americans (especially those of us living in hotter climates), your diet probably consists of cold and raw foods. You probably have a big fruit smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, snack on raw fruit and vegetables throughout the day, and then maybe a piece of fish or meat along with vegetables for dinner. If this sounds similar to your diet, it’s my guess that you also suffer from poor digestion, abdominal bloating and gas (especially in the afternoon), and low energy. If this sounds familiar read on...Read More
Guess what nutrients are needed to replenish your skin and fight signs of aging?
If you guessed “all of these” – you’re right! Your body requires all of these nutrients (and a
few more) in order to properly replenish skin and keep you looking young and radiant.
Rather than taking a handful of supplements every day, or trying to ascertain the exact
nutrient contents of your food, there is one simple way to get all of the nutrients your skin
needs – bone broth! Bone broth is packed full of age-busting nutrition: collagen, protein,
magnesium, calcium, amino acids such as glycine and proline, as well as glycosaminoglycans
such as glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Talk about a power food!
On this note, I'm sharing recipes to nourish your bone marrow and support your skin
health, reverse signs of aging, and boost your overall health. Below is an easy recipe for chicken bone broth. Click HERE to access the Free Natural Beauty Resource Library and download my Bone Broth Guide containing recipes for Beef Broth and No-Bone Veggie Broth.
Fall is my favorite time of year - the weather cools off, Autumn colors are in abundance, and I get to wear my favorite sweaters! This time of year also heralds the season of the holiday party - starting this month, social calendars begin to fill up with invitations to gather with friends and family and celebrate. Whether your holiday season includes a formal evening gala or a casual football-watching party, you'll want to keep your skin looking its best. Here are 3 ways you can take care of your skin now so that you can enjoy holiday parties looking your best--Read More
Sugary treats are especially abundant this month; while the Halloween candy dish may hold tempting sweets, skip the sugar and give your skin a treat instead. Whip up an easy-to-make DIY skincare mask that will clear impurities, calm inflammation, and give you a sweet rosy glow. Here are two simple recipes that will give you a jump on Halloween - Monster Mash Charcoal Mask and Yummy Mummy Soothing WrapRead More
Cosmetic acupuncture can certainly help you look younger - it smooths lines and wrinkles, boosts collagen production, and evens skin tone.
But did you know that regular acupuncture treatments can help your total body look and feel younger by reducing internal and external signs of aging?
Learn more about the 7 ways acupuncture can help you look and feel younger. Check out the full Elephant Journal article HERE
One of the best things you can eat is something you've probably never heard of! If you are ready to power up your nutrition, you'll definitely want to know more about something called congee. So, what is congee and why should you be eating it?
Congee, known as “Jook” in Cantonese and “Zhou” in Mandarin, is a thick rice-based porridge served for centuries in traditional East Asian homes. It can be eaten for any meal – congee variations are endless and it lends itself well to breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Eating congee is used preventatively to promote immunity and strengthen digestion as well as a powerful therapeutic food to boost energy and aid in the recovery from illness.
In my Free Resource Library, I have a congee guidebook for you! This guide is full of useful information plus recipes to help you learn more about this amazing food and get you started on making congee today!
Click HERE to access my free Resource Library and get the scoop on congee.
Nothing says fall like a warm dessert full of delicious spices. While pumpkin-spiced everything is ubiquitous this time of year, consider changing it up by making these honey-ginger baked pears. The ingredients in this dish are autumn powerhouses - pears and honey prevent dry throat, relieve cough, and keep phlegm from building up in the lungs; ginger, cinnamon, and clove warm the digestive tract and help ward off cold and flu viruses. The whole dish whips up in less than 30 minutes and can be made ahead of time. Pick up some fresh pears at your local farmer's market and dig into this amazing dessert tonight!Read More
If you are looking for an easy way to introduce natural products into your beauty routine, look no further than essential oils. Essential oils are easier than ever to find online and in local markets, there are many oils with beauty benefits, and most of these oils are already the 'active ingredient' in many skincare products! Here are 5 simple ways you can give your beauty routine a boost by adding a dose of essential oils:Read More
Essential oils are everywhere these days - from your local health food store to online marketplaces, it's easier than ever to pick up a bottle of essential oil. There are so many benefits to essential oils - among other things, they can be used for stress relief, for skin care, to reduce pain without drugs or side effects. If you're interested in trying essential oils for pain relief this post is for you! All it takes is a little know-how and you'll be on your way to making your own custom pain-relief essential oil blends!Read More
If you only have one essential oil, THIS is the one to have! Lavender is extremely versatile and after reading this post, you won't want to be without a bottle (or two!) Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender also has many uses for skincare. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. If you are looking for an excellent source of this amazing oil, I highly recommend Bulk Apothecary - they have a wide selection of high-quality lavender oils and you can't beat their wholesale prices!
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