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Non-Toxic Living

Water Filtration at Home (part 3)

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When it comes to finding clean drinking water, many find a false sense of safety and comfort in bottled water. However, bottled water brings its own list of possible contaminants and environmental concerns.  While it seems like there should be, there is no regulation or policing agency for the safety or purity of bottled water. […]

Non-Toxic Living

A Look at Bottled Water and Microplastics (part 2)

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Simply stated, clean water is important.  There is little else that we will consume as much as water.  In fact, if achieving at least 64 ounces of water ingestion per day, every day, a person will take in over 23,000 ounces of water per year.  By that rate, we will have consumed over one million […]

Non-Toxic Living

How Clean is Your Water? (part 1)

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Hi there! It’s Amy here. In this crazy time of covid, over-sanitization of everything we touch, election stress, homeschooling while working from home, all piled up on top of the normal cold and flu season — our immune systems are taking a hit. But the good news is that there are dietary and lifestyle practices […]

Wellness

Immune System Boosters

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In 2012, approximately 91% of U.S. adults aged 20-64 had dental caries in permanent teeth.1 The number of children needing braces has quadrupled since the 1960’s 2, and it’s now considered a rite of passage to have wisdom teeth pulled. Why are we seeing so much dental decay and overcrowding? Is this something we merely […]

Wellness

Nutrition for Healthy Teeth

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INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground sausage1 medium onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced6 cups chicken bone broth2 red or russet potatoes, diced (swap out with cauliflower to make RESTART-compliant)1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped1 cup coconut milksalt and pepper DIRECTIONS 1.    In a large skillet, brown sausage. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the […]

Recipes

[RECIPE] Zuppa Toscana

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What comes to mind when you think of metabolism? Is it this mysterious control panel in our body that determines whether we will be slim or not? Is it possible to change our metabolism — from being “slow” to “fast?” And what is it anyways?? Let’s discuss the definition of metabolism, symptoms of metabolic dysfunction, […]

Wellness

5 Habits to Break to Boost Your Metabolism

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Hormones are an integral piece of our body’s systems that carry out functions that support the integrity of our health and well-being. When hormones fluctuate and become out of balance, problems can arise, leading to disease. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular and/or painful periods, infertility, weight gain, low libido. Causes of […]

Wellness

Hormone Balancing Superfoods

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There is a lot of talk in the health field about elimination diets versus food sensitivity testing. Elimination diets have been considered the gold standard for the longest time but is that really the best option? I used to be on the anti-food sensitivity testing side of the fence. I went through the AIP practitioner […]

Wellness

Elimination Diets versus Food Sensitivity Testing

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Our bodies are being constantly exposed to dangerous chemicals including phthalate, parabens, triclosan, flame retardants, and more. Astonishingly, no health studies or pre-market testing are required for the very products we are lathering on our bodies or using in our homes on a daily basis. This is not only affecting our health, but also the […]

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