Carrot Cake Larabars

Paleo and nut-free, get the recipe here

Mashed Cauliflower (Mashed Potato Substitute)

Paleo with AIP modifications, get the recipe here

Ginger Chews

Paleo and AIP, get the recipe here

Chocolate Goji Energy Balls

Paleo and nut-free, get the recipe here

Ginger Carrot Pumpkin Soup

Paleo and AIP friendly, get the recipe here

Chicken Avocado Salad

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This is a super easy salad to whip up using leftover chicken (turkey works too). I love to eat this salad for lunch! Avocado is full of tons of healthy fats and is highly satiating, which gives you the energy to work through the rest of your day. Eating this salad for lunch will help you avoid that post-lunch energy crash because it is high in protein and fat, while low in carbohydrates (a likely culprit of the crash). Romaine lettuce is also high in chromium, a natural blood sugar stabilizer!

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Product Review: Red Apple Lipstick

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I am super excited to be reviewing products from Red Apple Lipstick today! I have wanted to review Red Apple Lipstick ever since I did my first make-up review on UltraPure Cosmetics. Similar to 100% Pure and UltraPure Cosmetics, Red Apple Lipstick is a company that sells non-toxic cosmetics. All Red Apple Lipstick products are free of petroleum byproducts, animal ingredients, gluten, soy, corn, and GMOs. One thing that stands out about Red Apple Lipstick to me is the amount of color variety with their eye shadows and lipsticks; they have a lot more variety compared to other natural cosmetic companies I have seen. For this review I purchased 1 lipstick, 1 lip liner, 2 eye shadows, and 1 eye shadow primer. Read on to find out how I liked these products!

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Natural Menstrual Care

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Did you know that there are healthier alternatives to conventional feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads)? There are also dietary changes and supplements that can help ease menstrual discomforts such as PMS and cramping. This article will tell you everything you need to know about natural menstrual care.

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Ultimate Guide to Non-Toxic Personal Care

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Have you ever considered switching your personal care products to more natural alternatives? It might surprise you that conventional (drug store brand) personal care products can contain ingredients that are harmful to your health. Personal care products are also called cosmetics and are defined as any product we use on our body such as toothpaste, hair spray/gel, moisturizers, deodorant, cosmetics, lotions, shaving cream, soaps, shampoos, conditioner, and more. These are products we use on our body every single day, so using non-toxic products can make a world of difference! Read on to learn about why conventional personal care products can be harmful to our health, where to buy safe products, and my favorite natural product brands.

 

 

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7 Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (+ what you can do about it!)

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I have a fairly good sense of humor when it comes to the bathroom, and I think everybody should. Lighten up about it; laugh about it; it’s a fact of life. Bathroom jokes are also a great way to laugh off embarrassing situations, but there is a line between the occasional joke and every day occurrences. Do you find that you have to make jokes, excuses, or even denial for your bathroom problems on a regular basis? If its past the point of the occasional awkward joke, you may want to investigate possible health problems you could be facing.

Here are some signs there could be something wrong:
  • Gas (flatulence or burping)
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Loud stomach noises (that aren’t due to hunger)
  • Stomach cramping
  • Nausea
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • Mucous in stool

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