January Threads – Vegan Fashion

January Threads – Vegan Fashion
I have started a new blog on VEGAN FASHION and style!  I hope you will all come visit me over there as I talk about animal friendly fabrics, not-matching and where to find all the cool vegan gear.  I would love to hear about what you are wearing too!  You can check it out here —>> January Threads

Grapefruit and Orange Abundance – Turned into Juice!

Oh yes.  It’s that time in Arizona.  The time when oranges, grapefruits and lemons are abundant on every tree!  With our stock pile we decided to make a morning juice of Grapefruits and Oranges.  We combined them and put them in mason jars.  Typically what we do is take 3-5 ounce glasses of it at one time throughout the day.  It’s great for a zip of energy and to help your stomach and gut.  This can keep pretty well for 3-5 days in a well sealed mason jar in the frig.

 

Pineapple Juice for the Digestive System

We all need a little digestion help!  Your gut holds about 70-80% of your immune system.  Odds are, if you are feeling so swell, your gut isn’t either.  Bromelain in pineapple juice is fantastic for helping out your innards.  I highly recommend you have a small glass in the AM, daily.  Add a little maca to replace caffeine.  Do note, however, pineapple juice is heavier in natural sugars…

 

 

 

Just the Goods Vegan skin care

Just the Goods Vegan Skin Care
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Let me just say this stuff is the bee’s knees!  I have had these samples for a while now, from the lovely Milena at JUST THE GOODS, and if you are plant-based, vegetarian or vegan, we vote these are MUST HAVES in your bathroom survival kits!

A note to start off, Just the Goods is a safe cosmetics champion, as they are a part of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics (click to visit www.safecosmetics.org).  They proudly use fresh vegetable and mineral-based ingredients without artificial preservatives and if you are […]

The Art of the Kale Salad

Want to make a really delicious kale salad?  Here’s a combo we keep coming back to.  It’s fast easy and super tasty.

What you’ll need:

Kale
Spring Mix
Carrots
Beets
1 Avocado
Bean Sprouts
Heirloom Tomato
Sunflower Seeds
Sesame Seed Crackers (preferably raw)

Add a handful of the spring mix to a bowl.  This helps cut the sharpness of the kale.  If you’re cool with the kale – go for all kale!  Massage your kale, this means rubbing it between your finger tips for about 15-20 seconds each leaf.  This makes it much easier to chew, then add it to your bowl!  Cut up an heirloom tomato and avocado and […]

Benefits of American Ginseng

Benefits of American Ginseng
American Ginseng has a lot of benefits!  It’s a little milder than Panax Ginseng, but it offers many of the same benefits and gets the job done.

Wisconsin is famous for it’s American Ginseng and it’s actually highly valued.  This is often prescribed for acute stress – for example, after a long illness.  Native Americans have been known to use this root for nausea and/or vomiting.  It was actually also used in their love potions!

19th century physicians who rejected synthetic drugs for plant medicine, would often use Ginseng ad an aphrodisiac and a stimulant.

Benefits:

Reduces cholesterol
Enhances mental and […]

Puffy Eye Paste

Reduce Inflammation Under Your Eyes with Earth Remedy’s Holistic Puffy Eye Paste
Many people have issues with their under eye area.  Often that issue is puffiness or inflammation.  Now, while a diet change or lots of veggie juice and smoothies can ultimately eliminate under eye puffiness problems, this paste is very good at taking away daily issues and reducing inflammation and that swollen look!
Ingredients you will need:

Fresh fennel bulbs (organic if you can)
Thyme sprigs
Water
Lemon essential oil (or the juice of one lemon)
Peppermint essential oil

All of these ingredients work in amazing harmony to reduce inflammation.  The fennel itself has chemical properties […]

Ellovi Body Butter

OK.  So lt me start with this, I am in L.O.V.E with Ellovi!  When I got my jar – 2 things I noticed right off the bat…  1.  It was WAY bigger than I thought it was going to be!  This is a pretty big jar!  And 2.  It smells faaaaabulous.  It has a light aroma, but it smells like you could eat it.  In fact I was tempted to eat it.  OK, so I tasted it – BUT HERE’S THE THING – you don’t want to put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth, […]

Get Back to Normal Again Bilberry Tea!

Get Back To Normal Again with Bilberry Tea!
Bilberries are amazing little berries!  Native to Europe and Asia, these small, colorful shrubs produce blueish-gray berries – very closely resembling blueberries, and boy do they pack a punch!

The tea made from bilberries is one of the BEST known remedies for diarrhea and dysentery.  It has this magical pigment in it that can inhibit bacteria growth, especially microorganisms in the intestinal tract.  You can take this tea up to 4-5 times a day to get rid of a bout you are having, then drop back down to one a day after you […]

Holistic Remedies For High Cholesterol

Holistic Remedies For High Cholesterol
Cholesterol always has a dark shadow hanging around it.  You hear, the word, you immediately think  negative.  However, cholesterol is  a certain kind of fat which is actually important for cell membranes and other functions within the body.  BUT, high levels of blood cholesterol can mean major health problems are on the horizon.  An excess of cholesterol can build up on artery walls therefore restricting blood flow – thus making heart disease and stroke a serious potential risk.

Some common symptoms:

blood cholesterol of more than 5mmol/L
Angina or leg pain/heaviness/cramping
white rings around the eyes
yellow deposits on the […]