Ailments and Remedies (that work)

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Since my first child started growing inside of me I changed my ways. I was a smoker (occasional to habitual and back to occasional again) and I used “drugs” for all my ailments. Headache = Ibuprofen. Cold = Antihistamine. And on and on, like every other blue blooded American. The pharmaceutical industry is HUGE and getting bigger every year, all so that we can keep popping pills all day every day for no reason. Now I am aware I am not a doctor, but I also know that taking ibuprofen everyday has serious consequences on your health and body. Actually, taking any medicine on a weekly basis is ruining your body slowly each day. It’s a horrible cycle that we learn from birth and are told it’s no big deal. A pill for every ill.

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Replacing your Medicine Cabinet – Essential Oils

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Wow, has my life been changed by using these guys. I’m an idiot. A good friend told me all about these about 2 years ago and while I did listen, I never fully explored or embraced the uses of essential oils. I loved them, I felt that they made my house smell amazing, but I didn’t fully encompass the healing powers until now. Flash forward to my second baby, little to no sleep, desperate, and I am reminded by several other mothers that essential oils may do the trick to help my baby sleep through the night (after I also break him of the atrociously bad sleep habits I had aided him in forming as well). My first night using essential oils on my 6 month old and IMMEDIATELY he sleeps 12 hours through the night and blew my mind. THE FIRST NIGHT. Talk about instant results!!!

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Oh My Liver……..Oil

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Ladies and gentlemen, I have stumbled upon the most amazing and grossest item in my daily regime and I must share. I was on set last week talking to one of my favorite producers about health and wellness, a subject I am obsessed with in which he knows a lot about. I love picking his brain because he is wise to all the workings of the human body, remedies for illness through diet, everything. So long story short, he shared with me an alarming nugget of wisdom. I found out last year I was Vitamin D deficient,

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Homemade Bone Broth

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This recipe is an amazing addition to your weekly routine in that it’s an excellent source of minerals and known to boost the immune system (I think everyone I know had a cold this winter) as well as improve digestion. It’s high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus content make it great for bone health, and fans of the recipe who include it in their regular diet speak of it as though it is a super food in that it increases energy and wellness feelings.

 

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