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My Personal Pregnancy Supplements

My Personal Pregnancy Supplements

Every body is completely different with its own needs. This was specific to what I needed, what I researched, and my favorite brands. Hope this helps get you started!      Basics Methyl Folate This is a form of folate. I take 5 mg per day because I have an MTHFR mutation, which most of the population has. I recommend methylated folate even if you don’t know. This can help prevent neural tube defects in the baby. I like Thorne brand. I take this supplement everyday, whether or not I’m pregnant, and it’s a good idea to...

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Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

During my morning sickness I did extensive research on natural ways to feel better. I took notes and compiled what was working and what didn’t so that I could share with other women. I know that even the slightest moment of calm during the morning sickness storm feels heavenly, so I hope that this helps you too:    ♥ Tapping Meditations. My husband recorded some for me personally, and because they worked so well they are developing a whole set of them. I will update with a link as SOON as they are completed.    ♥ Sea...

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Walnut Muffins

Gluten-Free Blueberry Walnut Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 16-18 minutes Yields: 12 muffins       Ingredients: 5 eggs 1 cup applesauce 3/4 cup coconut flour (or any gluten-free flour) 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup pasture raised butter (or coconut oil) 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup walnuts 1 1/2 cups blueberries *All organic!   Directions: ♥ Preheat oven to 400 degrees. ♥ Melt butter or oil on the stove and let cool. ♥ Put all ingredients (except walnuts & blueberries) into bowl and whisk until well mixed. ♥ Let sit for a...

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Are you addicted to stress?

Are you addicted to stress?

“Busy is a drug that a lot of people are addicted to.” – Rob Bell  How often do you hear the reply to ‘How are you doing?’ with ‘Great, everything is calm and simple and life is good?’ Never. It would make me stop in my tracks. A bit more likely to be:   “Good, so busy.”  “Great, crazy busy.” “Insanely busy.” “Lots going on.” “Hectic.” That’s sounds about right. Good, but crazy. Or is it great because it’s so busy? Even better when it’s insanely busy? The best when you are totally...

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PCOS Natural Treatment

PCOS Natural Treatment

Suffering from PCOS? Endometriosis? Or just imbalanced and painful periods? While this post is focused on PCOS, these practices are deeply healing and can be used with many different reproductive or gut health issues.         Step 1 – Stop Synthetic Hormone Birth Control:   My first and most important advice for those wanting to heal is to get off of birth control.  I realize that this will cause most of you to gasp because it’s all you know, but bear with me here, even if you decide to stay on birth control, and...

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5 Products That Will Change Your Life

5 Products That Will Change Your Life

I am not listing every product that I use here, these are the ones I am IN LOVE with, use daily and have truly changed my life in some way. Making my life easier, brighter, cleaner, smoother, tastier and healthier.         My Annmarie Gianni Skincare   Organic, wild ingredients. Invigorating scents. And most importantly, results. These products have expiration dates on them, they are that pure and fresh. Try one and you’ll never go back.     My Vitamix   My husband had a Vitamix for 8 years before we decided to...

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Fats: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Fats: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

“As for butter vs. margarine. I trust cows more than chemists.” – Joan Gussow         I went through a phase in high school where all I would eat was fat-free. Special K for breakfast with fat free milk, fat free bagel at lunch with I can’t believe it’s not butter spray and fat-free Doritos made with olestra which I just recently found out have warnings of ‘ possible anal leakage.’ UM, GROSS!   Fat-free cookies are fat-free so yea I can definitely eat the whole box and not get fat....

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Keys for Deep Restorative Sleep

Keys for Deep Restorative Sleep

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker We are all so focused on eating the right things and taking the right supplements that we overlook how important other lifestyle factors are to our health; namely, stress and sleep. When in fact, they are MORE important. You can eat a perfect diet for your body and without proper sleep and a healthy way to handle stress, your body will start screaming at you, and it will not feel good. Science is still trying to figure out why, exactly,...

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What Being “Hormonal” Really Means

What Being “Hormonal” Really Means

“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 
1869-1948       While I was out to dinner a friend ordered a beet dish and I mentioned that beets are one of the best hormone balancing foods. She asked, ‘What does that mean exactly?’ Such a great question. What does a hormone balancing food do? What does it mean to be hormonally balanced? It’s become such a buzzword lately, but do we know what it means? To say your...

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Summer Mint Green Juice

Summer Mint Green Juice

Prep Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 servings         Ingredients: celery – 1 bunch 2 cucumbers 2 limes fresh mint – 1 1/2 handfuls kale – 1 bunch 1/4 of a watermelon   Directions: ♥ Cut the fruit out of the watermelon & manually squeeze the lime in, don’t include the bitter rind. ♥ Put all ingredients in the juicer. ♥ Add ice and enjoy on a hot summer day!   Love & brussels...

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