Being Well

Soaked Flour Pancakes

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Soaked Flour Pancakes

In my journey to keep myself and my family as healthy as possible, I have been doing a lot of research into traditional eating and health. This has led me to Weston A. Price and the book and blog Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell. The need for fats and traditional cooking methods is pretty compelling. This way of eating is kinda like Paleo on steroids. We started eating this way by adding good fats back to our diet – butter, coconut oil, and olive oil (ok so I was already using olive oil). The next step for us was...

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Healthy Habits: Some Tips for Making them Stick!

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Healthy Habits: Some Tips for Making them Stick!

  The start of a new decade is the ideal time to implement positive habits. Then, before you know it, you’ll have created a healthy lifestyle. Try these simple tips to make your habits stick! Just remember, the Sistine Chapel wasn’t built in a day. Lucky for us, forming habits won’t take that long. When you create specific goals, they’re easier to obtain and build upon. Start by implementing simple steps each day for a big result. Here are a few ideas: Listen to a motivational podcast. Whether you’re commuting to work or running errands, hearing others motivate or inspire...

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A Little Holiday Tummy Help

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A Little Holiday Tummy Help

This time of the year can be tough on your tummy. Rich or new-to-you foods can do a number on your gut and make those holiday gatherings a little less enjoyable. Better to have something on hand to be ready for those times when you indulge a little too much. This DIY roller is always good to have around. Simply pour about 10 drops of Digize in a roller bottle (I really like these), add 10 more drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, and fill the rest with a carrier oil like Jojoba or Coconut Oil. Shake up a little to...

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Shower Fizz

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Shower Fizz

I love a good bath as much as anyone but I take a shower every day so I need something luxurious and beneficial for my shower too. The means a shower melt or fizz. They are so easy to make and so versatile. You create several at a time without any fragrance and then add your own as you need a certain aroma. If one day you need to clear your head, drop some Eucalyptus Essential Oil on the shower melt (My hubby’s favorite), if you are taking an evening shower and want to relax, add some Lavender Essential Oil....

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Make Your Own Almond Butter

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Make Your Own Almond Butter

If you have ever priced or purchased Almond Butter at the market then you will know how expensive it is. Well, if you have the supplies pictured above you can make your own for less and control the ingredients included (think sugar)! I did not attempt this without any guidance. I found this great recipe and tutorial at Katie’s blog Dishin’ and Dishes. She goes through the steps with great pictures so that I could make sure that what I was doing was right. It seems like your food processor will go on forever but just be patient, the almonds...

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