Being Well

Being Well Sustainably

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Being Well Sustainably

Being well doesn't have to be just your health, it can mean the health of the community around you. Here are some tips to take healthy, sustainable living to the next level: 1. Adjust your apparel: Repair holes and tears as much as possible instead of buying new clothes. With a quick search, you’ll find countless sewing videos online to learn how to darn socks or patch pants. 2. Convert to cloth: While having family dinner, eating lunch at home, or wiping down counter tops, grab reusable, totally washable napkins. You can even find a pattern to make your own here. 3. Hold...

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10 Ways to Keep your Immune System Strong

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10 Ways to Keep your Immune System Strong

Let’s take a moment to chat about the things that keep our immune systems functioning at their best! None of these things are HARD. They just require intention. Remember, knowledge is power! When you know better, you can do better and make more informed choices. • Avoid sugar Did you know that eating or drinking sugar curbs your body’s immune response cells that are supposed to attack all the invaders like bacteria and viruses.  • Avoid processed food Processed food is often “dead” food. Nourish your body with real, vibrant, living food that will flood your system with real nutrients!  • Use your...

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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 you...

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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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