Oh My! Ostrich Balm

Ostrich Balm for the winI 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 helpful, but not with everything. I made this ostrich ba...

AHHHmazing Vegan Granola

Nutty, fruity, slightly sweet Vegan GranolaMy 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 ve...

Orange Chicken anyone?

Orange Chicken in a flashI 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 ...

The Benefits of Probiotics for RA Warriors

The benefits of probiotics are certainly a hot topic right nowWhat 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 of balance gut f...

Ostrich Oil: is it really from an Ostrich?

Yes, actual oil from OstrichesOstrich 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 wrinkles, to soften cracked heels and for minor cuts and scratches? How do we not know more about this???Omega Fatty Acids are essential for...

Hydration Challenge

Join the 2017 Hydration Challenge!Staying hydrated makes a huge difference in our overall health:EnergyMetabolismJoint painFocusSkin HealthStrengthand that's just a partial list. Join our HYDRATION CHALLENGE January 9th through January 29th to make a habit of staying hydrated. It takes 2...

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. My first oil order was the Family Physicians Kit (now the Family Essentials Kit). It had Deep Blue oil in it. i found it really soothing,...

Past Tense - an unsung oil hero

Toss the tension, embrace new goals with Past TenseHere 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 and I'm dealing with way more muscle tension than I'd like (time to pull out the Past Tense...read on). And not that it's EASY but at least it is in a sense SIMPLE. I know what I need to do, and ther...