4 Things To Help You Stay Healthy This Winter 

IMG_1340Ok, truth be told, there’s more than 4, but I promised my husband I would write a shorter post this time, so I’m cutting it back! :) I did try to narrow it down to a few simple things that absolutely anyone can do. These have made such a BIG difference in our family and how often we get sick and I hope they do for you as well!

1. Diet – Come on, what did you expect me to say first?!? :) It’s so crazy important and an absolute first line of defense. Up your veggie intake (Bonus: buy local veggies from a farmer’s market for a nutrient boost), make your own Bone Broth, and seriously reduce or eliminate refined sugar (no, seriously…this one’s a big deal.)

2. Add a Vitamin D supplement to your world, especially during those winter months when you aren’t spending as much time outside in the sun. Even better, a Fermented Cod Liver and Butter Oil blend (best one ever), which is naturally high in vitamins A, D and K. Guess what those do? A whole lot, but enhancing the immune system is one of them. Side note: I would personally go with the pill form. It’s not as economical, but unless you truly enjoy the flavor of fermented fish, trust me on this! My kids take the pills, so I know you can! Continue reading

Real Food: My Journey

IMG_1687I’m a Real Food nerd.  As in the glasses wearing, up late at night, armed with my laptop and cup of herbal tea, researching to my heart’s delight, kind of nerd.  A “crazy hippie” as my family has lovingly named me.  And I truly love talking about and helping others; on their own health journey; but that’s just what it is…a journey.  I didn’t wake up one morning and decide that I was only ever eating organic vegetables and grass fed meat for the rest of time….ok, well maybe after a Ben and Jerry’s binge once or twice,  but that wore off the next morning…at breakfast.  I truly admire you people who can make good health decisions before the crisis happens; I’m just not one of you.  It’s my stubborn streak, I suppose – the force runs strong in our family.  No, for me it took several “incurable” health crises to rethink things and make adjustments.  And for so long, they weren’t even permanent adjustments.  I would go back and forth with my diet, hoping that something had changed and I could go back to my beloved processed, sugar-laden, refined carb rich diet.  We had been so good together for so long!  Why God, why?!?  And then I had enough. Continue reading