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Why I LOVE CBD

 

Check out my video on CBD!!
Everything you need to know if you are new to CBD!

The first time I ever about CBD was when I read an article discussing how this particular molecule helped a little girl, Charlotte Figi. Charlotte was plagued with extreme and traumatizing seizures. She was having 300 grand mal seizures a week! After using CBD, seizures stopped. I learned that scientists believe CBD oil helped suppress seizures by slowing down messages being sent to the brain, changing calcium levels in brain cells and decreasing inflammation in the brain. Source 

It was miraculous!! I was so excited for this little girl and the promise CBD holds for countless symptoms and sufferings. 

Already a believer in holistic plant medicine, I became really curious about CBD. I began researching and digging... I discovered that not only has CBD shown to help with seizures, research has shown that it is effective in treating pain and inflammation, anxiety, PTSD, and cancer...

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How to Hydrate Everyday!

hippie tips hydration water Aug 04, 2020

It truly is. 

Hydration is key to every element of our health and our microbiome is greatly impacted by whether we are hydrated or chronically dehydrated. 

It is estimated that over 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration! Common symptoms of dehydration are: 

  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Lower back aches
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin 
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headaches
  • MANY MORE!!! 

Our bodies are 55% - 60% water! Water is the medium in which all other nutrients are found and is the most abundant and important element (besides Oxygen) on earth and in the human body. It is also involved in almost EVERY bodily function:  

  • Digestion 
  • Circulation 
  • Absorption 
  • Detoxification 

It is also the primary component of all our bodily fluids:  

  • Lymph 
  • Blood 
  • Urine 
  • Digestive Juices 
  • Tears 
  • Sweat 

Drinking enough clean water is essential to life and our overall wellness. 

How much water...

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Asian Inspired Cabbage Slaw

This salad is my most loved. It's my go-to when I'm headed to a BBQ or a get together... because no matter what is served, this salad is a meal in itself! Packed with fiber, antioxidants, and TONS of nutrients... it's worth EVERY amount of effort. 

I highly recommend making 2 batches of this. The dressing is SOOOO freaking yummy and is good on any vegetable known to man. It can even be used as a marinade. 

The base of the salad combines super antioxidant rich vegetables that nourish your body. Red cabbage boosts the immune system as it is one of the top vitamin C foods on the planet!! It helps fight inflammation, arthritis, AND promotes a healthy gut!

Cilantro is AMAZING at removing heavy metals from our body such as aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium! (Source) Also this salad is full of plant protein! The amount of quinoa in this salad boasts 12 grams of protein! Combing with raw garlic and ginger? Come on! What more do you need in a salad? NOTHING!

Serving food that...

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

hippie kitchen treats Jul 27, 2020

This is seriously such a divine treat and what's awesome is it's packed with nutrients. I love sweets, so my strategy isn't to deny myself them, but to create ones that are not only satisfying and delicious, but nourishing as well.

The beautiful thing about this recipe is the whole family will love it!! 

Chia seeds are:

  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Have tons of fiber
  • Contain protein
  • Have Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Great source of calcium, phosphorus, and Zinc!

All of the above help lower inflammation and give the body the building blocks it needs to do what it is supposed to do, keep you alive and healthy!

What's even better is when you soak chia seeds they become gelatinous and can even help prevent dehydration. Soaking them also helps rid their digestive inhibitors (all seeds have these). So basically they are better for your digestive system and are SO good for the helping regulate bowel movements. 

This recipe also has tons of healthy fats and magnesium, from the...

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Homemade Coconut Yogurt

 

I must say that making your very own coconut yogurt feels like such a huge accomplishment! As I discussed in another blog post, The Benefits of Fermented Foods and How to Eat More of Them, making your own coconut yogurt can be an easy way to get good probiotics and healthy gut-healing properties into your and your family's bellies! 

Check out my video above to learn how you can easily make this in 12 hours! 

Here's what you need: 

Starter Yogurt - This can be a store-bought coconut yogurt like GT's Cocoyo or another clean option. You just need a couple tablespoons. Once your batch is ready you can always use that as your starter to make your next batch! 

Coconut Cream - I love Trader Joe's organic canned options. It's affordable and super fatty and yummy! Any coconut cream will do, just make sure it's void of any gums or preservatives! 

Hand Mixer or Blender - This is helpful when you have coconut cream that is separated, especially when it's cold......

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The Benefits of Fermented Foods and How to Eat More of Them!

hippie kitchen Jul 23, 2020

You'd have to be hiding underneath a rock to not know about fermented foods... but if you were like me, when I heard the words "fermented foods" it was like hearing a foreign language. 

I literally had no clue how to eat, source, or even get my hands on fermented foods. I never grew up eating gut-healing foods so when I began my journey towards moving myself and my family towards optimal health, I learned quickly how imperative it was to consume foods that contained SO many gut-healing qualities. 

My wish is to inspire you, if you don't already, to consume fermented foods regularly. It's vital to our health and the health of our gut! 

Fermented foods offer a myriad of health benefits.

Fermentation literally increases the nutrients in our foods. Humans have been fermenting foods since Neolithic times.

When we eat fermented foods they: 

  • Increase the antibodies in our bodies and leads to a stronger immune system.
  • Help regulate the appetite and reduce...
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How to Begin to Own Your Creative Power

inspiration mindset shift Jul 19, 2020

 "Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, your right." – Henry Ford

We are ALL creative beings… infinitely expressing our thoughts, words, and actions that create the reality we exist in right now.  Regardless, if we are conscious of it or not, we are solely responsible for where we find ourselves today. Our lives are but a reflection of the collection and manifestation of ALL the choices that we’ve made throughout our entire lives.

Believe me, I have a hard time with this too. I mean, what about the people and circumstances in my life, aren’t they responsible for any part of this experience? My truth that I have come to understand is no, they aren’t. Every decision I make and continue to make perpetuates my experience regardless if I like it or not. I always have a choice, to continue creating with the same people and/or change my circumstances. It’s a fact. However, this doesn’t make changing our lives any easier.

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What are you feeding your brain?

inspiration Jul 09, 2020
 
 
Want a little secret to cultivating more happiness in your life?
 
Consciously choose what information you ingest!!
 
Waking up, turning on the news and scrolling through your social media feed is a recipe for unhappiness. Unconsciously choosing to absorb information that is NOT serving you and keeping you in a fear-based mindset leads to anxiety, depression, and a lack of motivation. No one is happy living in this state.
 
The quote by Finley Peter Dunne sums it up for how the media works to keep you coming back for more.
 
"Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable."
 
Yet NO comfort ever comes from the news as there is always the next "BREAKING NEWS" story or "THIS JUST IN".
 
When you choose to absorb and digest information that is fear-based, what do you think happens? It fills your being with scattered and dense energy. It feels uncomfortable like you need to do something, but you just...
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HOW TO SUPPORT & STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

immune health Jul 07, 2020
 

On Tuesday July 7th, 2020, I hosted an event focusing on how to support and strengthen your and your family's immune system.

I'm SO happy to share this video and ALL the tips and information that we discussed to help give you a deeper understanding of the immune system and what we can do EVERYDAY to support and strengthen it! Having a healthy immune system is VITAL to protecting yourself from ALL viruses and disease!

What you'll discover is creating a healthy immune system is first all about  creating healthy digestion and ultimately a healthy gut!

70%- 80% of all of our immune cells reside just under the lining of our gut!

When our gut lining is compromised we experience leaky gut and this is exactly how inflammation begins! Thus, triggering our immune system day in and day out! There is a downward spiral that for some it can take YEARS to notice. What's possible is you don't have to come down with a virus or illness to realize how important it is to...

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BE A CONSCIOUS CREATOR!!!

conscious living Jul 07, 2020

BE A CONSCIOUS CREATOR!

We look at matter as solid or whole, but did you know that everything that we see in the material world is comprised of 99.9999999% EMPTY space?

The human eye can only see .0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our eyes are wondrous... but they have fundamental limits to what we can see. Humans are basically blind! We cannot conceive of all that is. It's impossible.

Not only do we not see all that is, our perceptions, a remarkable phenomenon, specifically shape our view of the world. Our perceptions distort reality as you observe the world through your self-made filters (past experiences, belief systems, and circumstances).

When we can truly understand how everyone sees things differently, we can cultivate compassion and understanding for other's views we don't agree with!

This is an important and relevant topic in our world today! SO much polarity and fear, it's VITAL we see through the illusion and seek OUR truth and allow the truth of other's to be just...

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