Top Air-Purifying House Plants

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A great way to detoxify your home naturally is by having plenty of house plants in your home. Picking out the right ones can be difficult which is why I made a list. This list was largely compiled by NASA as part of the NASA Clean Air Study, which researched ways to clean air in space stations. In an excerpt from one of my favorite books, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, we read … Continue reading

The Elimination Diet for Gut Disorders, Food Allergies & Intolerances

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For anyone who is experiencing a myriad of unexplained symptoms and may suspect or already know that it is related to your gut, then beginning an elimination diet is key to finding the answers you are searching for as well as a great place to start, even before you see a doctor! I have found the GAPS Diet to be a wonderful place to start. The GAPS Diet is based on the book, Gut and … Continue reading

The List of Foods Allowed & Not Allowed on the GAPS Diet

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The GAPS Diet is based on the book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride. It’s the natural treatment for autism, dyspraxia, A.D.D., dyslexia, A.D.H.D., depression, schizophrenia, and gut disorders such as celiac disease. This post is comprised of a list of foods which are allowed and which are not, as well as some helpful resources for cooking and shopping. ALLOWABLE FOODS: Animal Proteins -Wild caught, pastured, grass-fed, organic, fresh or … Continue reading

Looking back at my experience with doctors and My Golden Advice!

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I was looking back on a past journal entry and realized I don’t think I actually went over what came of that entire slew of doctors I was seeing. I’ll warn you now that when I talk about that experience I get really frustrated and annoyed, so you’ll be able to tell by the tone of this post that I wasn’t too happy with my experience. I will also cover … Continue reading

Spreading Awareness About The Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke

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I have been very concerned about the health risks of second hand smoke lately because of my recent move. I am now more exposed to it everyday when I wasn’t before. Neighbors smoke out on their balcony and it seeps into my windows all day! Aside from the that fact that it is a terrible nuisance and smells awful, smoking has extremely terrifying health effects. There is no risk-free level … Continue reading

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Crepes

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This is a super yummy, melt-in-your-mouth, delicious recipe! I made them as a special sweet valentines treat, and not only did they taste amazing but they were so fun to make! I converted this recipe from Easy GF Pancakes which I found on the wonderful Nurturing Naturally website. I am deeply appreciative for this recipe for it is truly delicious and simple to make. Because of my allergy to eggs I needed to make it … Continue reading

Ridding Your Home and Life of Toxic Chemicals

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First I’d like to begin this post by suggesting that everyone watch this documentary about ridding your home and life of toxic chemicals. It’s called Chemerical and it can be found on Netflix. This film does a wonderful job at showing just how harmful everyday toxic chemicals are to our health. It’s so unfortunate that we as a society have become so accustomed to using these products which were never used by our grandparents! They are completely unnecessary and … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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This recipe is very versitile and can be used as a replacement for Nutella, however unlike Nutella it is free of unwanted ingredients such as artificial flavors, artificial sugar, and palm oil. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, yeast-free and vegan. It tastes great on toast, and is especially good when used in baking. This is very simple to do and will not take up much time in the … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Rice Krispy Treats with Homemade Nutella

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I’ve always enjoyed finding a dessert recipe that is hands-on and fun for the kids. It helps if it’s something super yummy and still possesses a few healthy notes to it. This recipe was inspired by a recipe sent in by one of our Instagram followers, Kayla. She was so kind to have sent me a very easy to follow recipe which used ingredients that were ready to mix. Being that I … Continue reading

GAPS Introduction Diet, Week 1 Essentials

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Starting the GAPS Diet can be quite overwhelming which is why I have decided to write a post specifically designed to help you get started on week 1. Because I have already begun the diet and had several failed prior attempts, you may now gain from my trial and error! This will hopefully save you time and ease some frustrations you may be feeling. What you will need when starting … Continue reading