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Haven't Changed Anything in Your Diet but Things are Changing?

Do you feel like your body is changing but you're still eating the same way and doing the same things? I want you to know that you are NOT alone! There are so many variables when it comes to these body changes and (of course) this go way beyond the concept of everything is based on what you eat or the age-old “calories in, calories out”.

I discuss the four top reasons in my newest post.  And none of them are related to food or exercise. Plus, there’s a free download that helps record your stress responses.

Love sushi?  Love your thyroid?  I have the BEST recipe for you here!

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Stress is everywhere these days. We feel it when we wake up, when things happen during the day, and we even take it to bed with us. It’s chronic. And it’s not lovely for your health.

When we’re stressed our body reacts in a couple of ways, one is by releasing the stress hormone cortisol. And you can imagine that there are natural ways you can lower it.

So check out my list of recommendations to reduce cortisol and download your free worksheet that helps record your stress responses. Then indulge in my de-stressing dessert recipe.

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Are you a breakfast eater?  Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater? 

Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods to make.  Maybe you don't have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings - who doesn't ever run short on time in the mornings?

Maybe you're ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.

Don't worry, I have you covered!

Click here to read the full post with three must eat breakfast foods and a yummy recipe too!

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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Are you just about done with everyone's “obsession” with cholesterol?  Do you already know that cholesterol is not all bad, in fact there is “good” cholesterol?

Well, here it is.  Let me bust some common cholesterol myths right now starting with the myth that “cholesterol is cholesterol” because it's not.  Depending on which of its buddies cholesterol is floating through your blood with makes a massive difference.  Not to mention the fact that cholesterol is essential to good health.  (Yes, you read that right!).

After I bust those myths I'll give you the goods on what healthy lifestyle choices you can make to increase that “good” cholesterol (because medicines don't seem to be able to do that but I will tell you what can!).

And I'll leave you with a delicious recipe that you can use to get more veggies into your day!

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight.

But you know what?  There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health.  That is your waist circumference.

Ahh, just a minute!  It's not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”), it's about the internal fat around your abdominal organs that can be the real issue.

That internal fat (AKA “visceral fat”) is known to release a bunch of hormones and inflammatory compounds that can mess with your blood sugar, blood fats (i.e triglycerides), and blood pressure.

In today's post I'll describe how to measure your waist circumference and then give you a bunch of actionable tips to help you reduce it.  And (of course) there's a super-nutritious recipe at the end.

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

If you've gained weight and/or feel cold and tired it may just be that you have a slow metabolism.

The next question of course is “why is my metabolism slow”?

Well, that's a great question!  Since your metabolism is how your body takes food and oxygen and uses it to fuel all of its biochemical reactions there are a lot of things that can slow it down.

In this post we'll talk about five common reasons your metabolism could be slow including: thyroid hormones, history of dieting, size and body composition, activity level, and lack of sleep.  I've also included a tip that you can try for each one of these possible “metabolism busters”.

Plus I'll share one of my delicious thyroid-loving mineral-containing recipes that you can make for breakfast or dessert.

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Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Oh, that elusive sleep.  That time to relax and regenerate.  To heal and repair.

If you need that coffee or two (or three) every morning you may get some very useful tips in this post.

Sleep isn't just important for your mind and body to have energy and be alert.  Lack of sleep can contribute to serious health issues which you don't want.

So let me have your attention for this “tip-filled” post on the importance of sleep and how you can get your fair share.  I'll even throw in an amazing caffeine-free latte recipe for your afternoon “pick me up”.

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Pregnancy Essentials

Before you had a living, growing being inside you, you may not have been so concerned about what you were putting in and on your body. Now that you are pregnant, you may have a heightened sense of awareness that makes you question everything and whether it is safe for your unborn baby. It’s natural response to protect and nurture.

 Get ready to feel empowered after this post. Once you know better, you can do better!

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How to Clean your Home Naturally

Does all natural mean it’s safe?

As health and wellness are on the rise, you will see many more companies put products on the shelf that appear to be safe and read “all natural”, but are they really all that safe?

Today, we will break down some of the misleading information out there and give you alternatives you can feel confident using at an affordable price, while making a difference in your health and the environment.

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lost that lovin' feeling?!?

Love is in the air! It’s time to talk about romance, passion, and everything in between...the sheets *wink*. If you are looking to increase the romance and spice things up between the sheets, keep reading! You do not want to miss this post.  

I'll be sharing secrets and tips to help you boost your libido along with fun recipes to increase the experience!I promise, we WILL get to the exciting stuff soon but we have to talk about a few common things that can affect the intimacy. One of the most common sexual dysfunctions is low libido. Once I began talking to other women about this topic years ago, I was shocked at how many were affected by it! We women need to talk about these things and share.

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top 5 essential oils for pets + animals

Do you use your oils on your pets? How did you decide which oils to use? Do you let your pet or animal choose?

Essential oils are extremely popular now, and with that, we need to increase our awareness on how we can use them with our beloved pets. Our furry besties are getting the benefits of our essential oil use, and possibly being affected by them.  

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summer social diy - outdoor necessities

Looking for some ways to spice up your summer barbecue? Wanting to add a new twist to an old favorite? You've come to the right spot. I'm about to reveal top secret DIY recipes to make your outdoor gathering a smashing success. This blog series is not only going to give you some cool summer secrets but will also teach you how to use amazing Young Living products to enhance your summer experiences!

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Let's kick off summer with a few awesome recipes!
Part 2 // Balance Your Chakras Using Essential Oils