Archive | October, 2017

Falling for EO FI

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Fall

As the weather chills down, that feeling of anticipation creeps in as the holiday season approaches.  While many of us miss the earthy autumn feel for stressing over the months to come, I urge you to take a pause this fall and make your house a home with fresh autumn scents.  Even better, you can do this with the oranges and deep reds of the season minus the toxic chemicals that dance on our TV screens and magazine pages promising the wonders of pumpkin spice in your home.

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Lemon Essential Oil

The Why Behind Weight Gain & Your Hormones

In our normal womanly monthly cycle, we rely on two hormones – estrogen and progesterone.  

It’s important to know that the menstrual cycle occurs in three phases: follicular, ovulatory and luteal. The first half of the cycle is known as the follicular phase and the second half of the cycle is known as the luteal phase. Midway through the cycle between days 12 and 16 ovulation occurs, known as the ovulatory phase.

A menstrual cycle is determined by the number of days from the first day of one period to the first day of the next. On a basic level, day one of the menstrual cycle is the first of full bleeding day of the period. A typical cycle is averages 28 days for most women, but your cycle can range anywhere from 24 to 35 days.

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Kids&Family FI

Boost Kids and Family Immune System with Essential Oils

This second half of the series will discuss two essential components to keeping your kids and family healthy all year long – exercise and immune support. Though they might not seem to go together, they are part of the four pillars that will create a solid foundation for your family – sleep, nutrition, exercise, and immune support. Find tips and recipes throughout this blog to support your family throughout the year, through the ups and downs and countless exposure to bugs and yuck that attack at will. Get them moving and keep them supported, mamas!

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Kids&Family FI

Healthy All Year Long : Kids & Family Part 1

Keeping your family healthy all year long is no easy task! Everyone has his or her own quirks and habits, making control an impossible feat. What I CAN promise you, though, is Positive Prevention that will boost the immune system in the process. So, let’s take this first by the forest – tips you can use all year long, and then the trees – specifics under each topic that you can employ immediately for sustained results. In the first half of this series, we will discuss the essentials of proper and restful sleep as well as balanced nutrition for even the pickiest eaters. Keeping those bodies rested and fueled is the best offense against any threats that may come along throughout the year.

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5 Benefits of Eating a Gluten Free Diet

Every last one of us wants to look and feel our best, and we’ve all likely tried a laundry list of techniques to stay healthy, manage weight and feel great every day. If your metabolism isn’t functioning optimally, you simply won’t have the means to do this. Maybe you’ve tried diets, exercise regimens, or even weight loss pills to no avail. None of these will be of any benefit if the metabolic processes and hormones aren’t functioning as they were meant to. As a functional practitioner, my goal is to address the root cause of issues rather than symptoms. So rather than trying to achieve a goal being focused on the result, let’s focus on the root metabolic issues. I am not going to recommend a particular diet or a single exercise routine. Instead, I want to focus on concepts that you can incorporate into your daily routine, and compliment your other healthy habits, for long-term, sustainable solutions to improve how you look and feel. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best ways we can all master our metabolism, without turning to quick fixes or synthetic solutions.

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