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Homemade Skin Care for Adults and Kids Plus More!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog, Dental, Detox, Kids, Sale | 1 comment

Today is the last day to get your copy of the Harvest Your Health Bundle. 71 ebooks, 4 meal plans, 3 online magazine subscriptions as well as 22 discount codes on products you will love (25% off squatty potty!!!) This bundle is personal for me because it contains my book Both: Elixir of Life. Over 5,000 people have already purchased it and are already reading the books and using the discount codes. There is so much variety in this bundle at such a low price that nearly everyone reading this blog could find enough books to interest them to make it worth the $37. If you are specifically looking for a list of the books from this bundle that are good for people on GAPS or LOD read this post. Harvest Your Health eNook Bundle GAPS and LOD Friendly...

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GAPS Intro. 4th time’s the Charm!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Blog, Detox, GAPS, Lacto-Fermentation, photo | 8 comments

I began writing this post in early August when we began the GAPS intro diet again.  Then managing life on intro for the whole family plus blogging about it became too much for me so I stopped writing and focused on what matters most.  I wanted to share it with you anyhow though for those who are considering the GAPS intro for the first time or as a repeat. ************************************* I made the decision to start my family on GAPS intro once again with very little warning (read about that here GAPS Intro Once Again). (apparently I like doing things like that. Read  Why we started the GAPS Diet.) One day I decided we needed it (especially me and little J) and after looking at my calender realized the next couple of weeks would be the best time I would...

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Get Healthy To Lose Weight With My Nutritional Therapist!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Adrenal, Blog, Cherries On Top, Detox, healing, photo | 0 comments

Today I have a guest post from my nutritional therapist and affiliate partner Lydia Shatney. She has put together a course all about getting healthy so that you can reach the goal of normalizing your weight if that is a challenge for you. Read below about all that her course has to offer!  This course can be joined at any time and you work through the materials at your own pace. Don’t wait though since she is offering a special price just through then end of August!  Lydia or I will be glad to answer your questions about the course in the comments. That said I always get questions about how GAPS compatible Lydia’s classes are. Lydia has done GAPS herself and understands it very well. While these classes are not strictly GAPS classes everything that she advises is...

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2012 Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Adrenal, Cherries On Top, Dental, Detox, GAPS, healing, Low Oxalate, MTHFR, Nutrition, Recipe, Tongue tie | 0 comments

What a year 2012 has been. I have been taking some time lately to reflect back over the year. The good and the bad, the victories and the defeats. As I look over this year I think about how sick, weak and hopeless I was in the spring. Then I think about how getting my cavitaitons dealt with has been a turning point in my health journey. Learning about anaerobic fermentation and Pickl-It jars has also been a big change for the better this year. 2012 was my first full year as a blogger as well. I have learned and grown so much this year! I started with just a handful of friends and family reading me on blogger. Now I have a self hosted blog with more than 2000 followers on Facebook and hundreds getting my posts in...

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Liver Cleanse Recipe Using BeYoung Essential Oils

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Detox, essential oils, Kids | 6 comments

This is for informational purposes only. I am not a Doctor or health care provider of any kind. Be sure to consult with your health care practitioner before making any changes in your health care routine.  The basic Liver Cleanse is a terrific place to start using BeYoung Essential oils. I use it regularly for myself and my children.  Be Young Liver Cleanse Recipe 1 Tsp-Tblsp. of Fresh Lemon Juice 1 drop BeYoung Peppermint Essential Oil 1 drop BeYoung Lemon Essential Oil Slowly tip the bottles and allow 1 drop of each oil to fall into the freshly squeezed Lemon Juice. (Do not use store-bought “real lemon”) Upon rising: Squeeze ½ Lemon , add 1 drop of BeYoung Peppermint oil and 1 drop of BeYoung Lemon oil and drink on an empty stomach. If you need to wash it...

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Cold Thermogenesis Challenge Starts Today!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Adrenal, Detox, healing, Leptin, Lyme, MTHFR | 41 comments

Here’s a video for some inspiration for you. The ice man takes a cold dip So last week I shared about Dr Kruse and his Cold Thermogenesis protocol.  Step one is putting your face into ice water daily to begin to get used to the cold.  I have been doing it myself for a few days and have learned a few things.  I’m also working my way through his blog posts as fast as I can (they are super dense) and have learned a bunch from that as well. First I’ll review. You need to dip your face in 50 degree water once a day.  Keep it up as long as you can stand it and until your skin starts to turn pale pink/white then quit.  It is best if you do this after a high protein meal and...

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Guest Posting Today at Divine Health

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Detox, GAPS | 3 comments

Today I am guest posting on Lydia’s blog Divine Health.  My post is all about a subject near and dear to those of us who are following GAPS, enemas. No? You don’t love them?  I wasn’t very excited about them either when I started GAPS.  You can read all about it over in today’s post. The Benefit of Enemas a Testimonial Lydia Joy Shatney @ Divine Health is currently enrolled in the distance learning program through Nutritional Therapy Association and will be certified a nutritional therapist practioner. Lydia is co-leader of her local Weston Price Foundation Chapter Group. She is gluten free and tends towards a modified paleo/primal/GAPS dietary protocol, this will be evidenced in the recipes found on her site. I have learned a lot for Lydia and I am sure you will too....

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2 years on GAPS: Part 3

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Detox, GAPS | 14 comments

I am doing a series of blog posts on our first 2 years on GAPS.  There is one for each of us.  This is part 3.  It is the story of my youngest.  She was our impetus for starting GAPS when we did but since her story is more complicated I have saved it till now to tell.  To read part 1 about my older daughter go here and part 2 about me go here. This ended up being a very long post so I have broken it down into two.  Check back tomorrow for the rest of the story.   To tell J’s story I have to go back to her newborn days.  With both children my midwife discovered that I had a yeast infection while doing an internal within a day or two of labor starting.  Both...

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Essential Oils Give Away

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Detox, essential oils, Give away | 13 comments

Here we are at my first ever give away!  Are you excited?  I am! I’m going to give away the liver cleanse duo from Be Young Essential Oils worth $39.00!  You can read about the peppermint here. This prize is great!  You can start doing the liver cleanse right away.  I love it!  You mix 1 drop of lemon and one drop of peppermint into the juice from half a lemon and drink that first thing in the morning.  Everyone on GAPS could use some liver support.  This is a gentle but effective way to support your liver and you can do it for the rest of your life!  We’ve got plenty of toxins for it to filter out.  If you don’t believe me read Why Should I Detox. Entering this giveaway is easy.   There is only one mandatory entry....

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Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Detox, MTHFR, Recipe | 10 comments

In case you need to know what MTHFR is see MTHFR Part 1 Dr Ben Lynch posted this post about a drink he invented MTHFRade a week or two ago. I was reminded of it the other day when my friend Starlene from Gaps Diet Journey posted on my Facebook wall asking if I had tried it. That was the push I needed to go ahead and order what I needed and try it out.  I was able to order everything through Amazon and it arrived very quickly. You need these 3 products.  He also suggests a vitamin C powder but that isn’t allowed on the Low Oxalate diet so I skipped that and I use lemon juice in it’s place. I took his recipe (linked above) and made up my own version.  I take 1/3 of a cap of...

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