Acne - the word alone still brings stress and tension to my entire being. It’s been apart of my life for almost half of my existence. I have allowed it to become the main source of my depression and anxiety. On numerous occasions I’ve given into my insecurities and societal expectations, while permitting it to hold me in isolation. I’ve avoided beautiful conversations because of my inability to look people in the eye with confidence. Many times I hid under make up because of the shame I felt for not being able to control this skin condition. But most importantly, through all the negative - it has been the main driving force behind my passion for skin care, and full spectrum healing.Read More
These photos were taken 2 weeks apart.
With no warning, one day I woke up and suddenly looked 5 months pregnant, and I was allergic to several food groups. I couldn't pin point why my stomach had expanded while living such a healthy lifestyle. I eat mostly plant based and take probiotics, work out everyday and drink tons of water. After several months of dealing with severe bloating after every meal accompanied by hives produced by a histamine intolerance, I decided to immerse myself in gut research.Read More
For those who have never heard of drinking bone broth, let us jump right in to the many benefits:
High in glutamine - a key ingredient to repair and maintain gut health.
High in gelatin which boost collagen in the dermis - glowing, plump & smooth skin. The increase in collagen also strengthens nails, and promotes hair growth.
Aids in joint health, and enhances flexibility with it's high gelatin content.
Contains amino acids that help improve liver detoxification.
Not too many objects have entered my booty hole in my lifetime - outside of an occasional finger here and there. So when a friend expressed her interest in trying a coffee enema and asked if I’ve ever tried it, I immediately responded with, “no” and carried on with my day. However, this is my second article about poop - so I am clearly not one to shy away from experiencing a new, and exciting way of eliminating waste. To my surprise, this would be a major topic of discussion over the following two weeks. It was even brought up in a conversation during brunch with my girls, in the middle of discussing our frustrations with Big Pharma. Turns out a friend of a friend used it during her chemo treatments, along with additional natural alternatives and fell in love with the benefits. I knew right then and there this is something I need to try.Read More
Did you know that it is totally natural to perspire from our underarms? We've been conditioned to believe that we need conventional deodorants with anti-perspirants to, "control" our natural human functioning. The chemicals added to these products are toxic and should be released often. Not to mention, the extreme build up after years of using anti-perspirant has been proven to cause an overproduction of bad bacteria.Read More
Not the sexiest title but guess what? Not being full of shit is SEXY! - Pun intended. Having a successful bowel movement first thing in the morning is your gateway to clear, glowing skin. The lack of it causes skin congestion and acne, predominantly on the forehead area.Read More
This year has brought out so much warranted hurt and anger. Even as I write this, I find myself being very cautious because this topic is so touchy. I don't want to hurt anyone but I am here on this earth to share my experience and hopefully inspire a few people along the way. So here it goes...Read More
I've had to postpone sharing this topic for almost a year now because I have honestly had trouble taking my own advice. There are months where I reach serious emotional growth spurts, then times where I have to start my healing process all over. In November of 2015 I had to say goodbye to a man who treated me with so much respect and love. He is someone who I could have spent my life with. I spent the last year in complete denial that this man no longer wanted to put up with my petulant bullshit.Read More