Sherry's Story

Sherry has a great story.  She has been diabetic for years and she has made some massive changes!   "I have been on a lifestyle change. It has been a year following a ketogenic food plan.  When I started this journey Read more

Pharmacy to Farmacy

Many of you may know Erin-- the fabulous Pharm D that worked in our office a few years back.  Erin is a phenomenal gal and we embarked on the journey  into natural medicine around the same time.  As we both Read more

When Should I Take My Supplements?

If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet.  Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet;  the mineral content of the soil Read more

Natural Tips for Avoiding Colds

This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms.  Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something. Of Read more

More Homemade Salad Dressings

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp local honey 1/3 cup blackberries   Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt The beauty of this recipe Read more

Healthy Mayo and Ranch Dressing

This stuff is a must -- If you read labels these days you will be hard pressed to find a mayonnaise or salad dressing that doesn't contain some type of vegetable oil.  Even the commercial mayos that advertise to Read more

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

So I got a little wicked crazy this weekend and decided to splurge on some pizza.  We do gluten-free carry out around here sometimes, but my future son-in-law inspired me to make my own cauliflower pizza crust. He made Read more

Pumpkin Chai Smoothie

Here's a throwback post that is certainly appropriate for this October weekend.  This smoothie matches the season and will be a great way to start the lovely fall day. Thanks to Smoothie Queen Amy for this great recipe I can't wait Read more

personal care products

Pit Paste and Coconut Butt Oil??? Really???

This is a great clip on the dangers of the top 4 personal care product ingredients that we really should avoid.  I had no idea that the average woman puts up to 300 chemicals on her body before she leaves the house in the morning.  Failing to remember that the skin is the body’s largest organ, we forget that we absorb what our skin contacts.  I think Christa states that it enters our bloodstream in like 24 seconds—now that’s scary.  I am still primarily focused on what I am eating and putting into my body on my own personal health journey.  This clip kicks it up a notch to a whole new level.  And YES–I do use coconut oil as a moisturizer but haven’t tried it on the booty yet!  Talk about a whole new level——-EEK!

Be sure to visit Sean Croxton’s site http://www.undergroundwellness.com

and Christa Orecchio’s site http://www.thewholejourney.com

Remember—visit the skindeep site to rank your favorite products and substitute some cleaner ones.

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Personal Care Products

As you know, the skin is the largest organ in the body.  Because it is responsible for absorption, it is also a great detoxification organ.  However, I pay very little attention to what personal products I use because I have been more concerned about what I eat and put into my body.  I forget that what we put on our bodies can be just as toxic.  If you read one of my earlier posts about cleure cosmetics you also read about how parabens, found in many cosmetics, have recently been found in breast tissue of breast cancer patients.  These parabens act like hormone mimickers thus feeding hormone based cancers.  We use aluminum containing antiperspirants that have been linked with neuron degeneration.  Many shampoos that we wash our hair with contain propylene glycol (antifreeze).  There is a great website www.cosmeticsdatabase..com that ranks the toxicity of personal care products on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most toxic.  So this weekend, I will be spending an exciting Friday or Saturday night on the SKIN DEEP website logging all my personal products and replacing any of them that have a score of 5 or higher.  Fun stuff!!!

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