Winter is my favorite time of the year to make sure the diffusers are running at my house! Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to keep the air clean and fresh, and to support immune systems and respiratory health.Read More
Recently I shared about this powerful combination of two essential oils for respiratory support. But those aren’t the only two! Many essential oils work to promote open airways and clear breathing.Read More
One night when my youngest son was about nine months old, he experienced an incident that called for powerful essential oils for respiratory support.Read More
Wouldn’t you love to teach your kids to take responsibility for their own health?
Now you can!
This handy list of 25 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy with Essential Oils makes the perfect oily training tool for your children. Covering basic oily protocols for common winter concerns such as immune support, stuffy noses, sore throats, and more, this list will arm your budding oilers with simple solutions they can carry out themselves.Read More
When you need serious respiratory support, it’s time for the Steaming Mug of Death! My method ends with a bit of a twist for added respiratory power.Read More
Essential Oils for Winter Wellness
Listed below are my favorite essential oils for winter wellness. I keep each of these oils in stock at all times, especially during the winter months. If you’re looking for natural ways to support your immune system, you’ll want to consider adding these safe and effective solutions to your winter wellness arsenal.Read More
It’s that time of year! I hope you won’t have the opportunity to put this recipe to use anytime soon, but if you do, you’ll be ready.
This DIY Chest Rub supports respiratory health, which is especially helpful during the winter months, don’t you think?
Winter is the perfect time for soup! Plus, Homemade Chicken Broth is super-nourishing, helping to keep your family healthy during the cold and flu season.
- a few TB good lard, meat drippings or coconut oil
- about 1 lb celery, diced
- about 1 lb carrots, diced
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- about 8 cups Homemade Chicken Broth
- the equivalent of approx 3 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- about 2 TB fresh, chopped parsley
- unrefined sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 lb GF noodles (for Paleo, use zoodles or shredded zucchini)
The Flu Shot and Other Vaccines
There is so much hype in the media about the flu and the flu shot, but few people know much about the vaccine itself. Read More
I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Sally Fallon.
Have you heard of her? She’s like the Martha Stewart of “Real Food World”. When you need tips or a recipe, she’s the one you turn to. But you simultaneously resent her high standards and image of perfection.
I do own Nourishing Traditions, and find myself using it more and more. And I do recommend it. Especially for those who possess the ability to read true and good ideas without feeling a need to apply Every.Single.Ideal.Standard to your own life. Ahem.
When I first read Nourishing Traditions, I was already in that state of completely overwhelmed. I was on a trajectory toward overhauling my entire diet and kitchen habits. The wealth of Real Food research, data, studies and more in this book was simply staggering. But it made sense to me and it went right along with everything else on my radar. I was ready.
Then I got to the recipes.
- First, I have to track down clean, organic foods. These foods are not commonly available at grocery stores.
- Then I have to pay for these specialized foods. (Yikes!)
- Next, I have to spend hours preparing my special, expensive, raw ingredients.
- Now I’m ready to actually combine the laboriously prepared ingredients and cook (or bake) them to Real Food perfection.
- Which, I might add, often tastes nothing like How It Used To Taste.
- Sometimes my efforts produce cuisine which can only be categorized as Epic Fails. But we eat it anyway, because it was so expensive, both in terms of time and money.
- Sometimes my family actually likes the results of my culinary efforts. Those are the moments that keep me going!
But alas, I digress. The entire point of this post is to explain how I make my own chicken broth…
The reason I mention Sally Fallon is because she really does have a good recipe for homemade chicken broth. It’s one of the first recipes I tried from her book.Read More