Archive | August, 2016

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Back to School with Essential Oils: Immune Support

Yep, it’s that time again! New friends, new clothes, new subjects to study, and new…germs. Ugh. It’s that time again. While you may not be able to keep your kids from coming in contact with all sorts of who-knows-what, you CAN take preventative measures with all-natural products to help to keep them safe both in and out of the home. But there is so much more to school time than just the necessary hand-washing rituals; this is also a great time to teach your kiddos how to take care of themselves naturally and create routines to help them be the best that they can be! Be sure to follow this series on how to help your kiddos during the school year with everything from cleaning to focus to spicing up some healthy snacks!

So, let’s talk…

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Cherry Tomato Sauce (featured)

Use Your Garden Tomatoes In This Authentic Italian Sauce

When my husband and I went on our honeymoon in Italy, we took cooking classes and brought this recipe home with us. This is a wonderful sauce to use fresh, homegrown cherry tomatoes in, and it pairs with any pasta beautifully (stick with whole wheat!). Just grate some fresh parmesan into it at the end and presto!

Buon appetito!

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doTERRA Ginger Oil Uses & Benefits

Ginger Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Most often associated with the under-the-weather bubbly soft drink of our youth, Ginger is a commonplace spice prized for its ability to soothe and ease digestive issues.  Oh, but it is so much more!  From cooking to bath products to diffusing, Ginger packs a spicy-earthy punch that will awaken your senses and motivate you to get up and go.  One of the prized spices on the “spice Route” from Asia to Europe, Ginger serves as a staple in many cultures and kitchens.  dōTERRA goes straight to the root for its steam distillation of the rhizome to create this essential oil in Madagascar.

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Mexican Summer Salad (feature)

Beat The Heat With This Refreshing Mexican Salad

From my co-author of The DASH Diet Cookbook cookbook, Chef Anna Zulaica: “Growing up, my mother used to make this salad for my sisters and me as a side dish to many traditional Mexican dishes. It is simple, easy to make, nutritious, and versatile.”

This light, tasty salad is simple to prepare. It’s so good in the late summer months when all of the vegetables in season, you’ll wan to have it with all of your entrees!

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What to Eat to Balance Your Hormones

It is not uncommon for women, younger and older, to experience hormone imbalance. Whether pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal, or menopausal, women have differing hormonal needs and can easily be thrown off, particularly because today’s food sources are often filled with substances that can wreak havoc on our delicately balanced endocrine systems, including meats and grains.

Do You Have Hormonal Imbalance?

Signs of hormonal imbalance can vary among women and depending on the particular hormones that are out of sync. However, some signs and symptoms include irregular periods, unexplained weight gain or weight loss, depression, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, appetite changes, digestive problems, low libido, and hair loss. Problems with infertility and endometriosis, and even symptoms of diabetes can be exacerbated by hormones that have gone awry.

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