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nutrion and immune system
Autoimmune

Nutrition and our immune system

Does our nutrition really matter? There is so much sickness going around these days. And for those of us with chronic illnesses, it can be difficult to navigate the best ways for us to take care of ourselves.  Our immune systems need balancing, not boosting. I know I don’t want to be hit with any Read More

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elderberry syrup and essential oils
Autoimmune

Elderberry Syrup and Essential Oils for a Healthy Winter

Elderberry Syrup is all the rage these days Believe it or not, there are recipes for elderberry-based medications dating as far back as Ancient Egypt. Some Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them. Historians, however, generally trace the tradition of the elderberry’s healing power back to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the Read More

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energy bite recipes
Autoimmune

Boost Energy with these quick energy bites

Looking for an energy boost? Try these energy bite recipes Eliminating processed foods from our diets is a critical part of any spoonie’s wellness plan. Artificial colors and flavorings along with overly processed foods like sugar and corn syrup are inflammatory in nature and add stress into our already stressed system. But admittedly there are times Read More

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Autoimmune

Essential Spotlight: Pink Pepper oil for cellular health

Pink Pepper: It looks like Pepper – but is it? I’ve been enjoying learning about this new oil that doTERRA released in September.  And get this – while it looks like a peppercorn, it’s actually more closely related to the cashew than to black pepper. Pink Pepper’s aroma is intense and fresh, sweet-spicy with just a Read More

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DIY Room Sprays
DIY projects

DIY Room Sprays with Essential Oils

Quick and Easy DIY Room Sprays If you saw my previous blog post on some of the nasty chemicals that are in most air fresheners, you now know how toxic they are and how they can even negatively affect your health. So now you may be wondering if there is a non-toxic way to keep Read More

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can air fresheners effect chronic illness
Autoimmune

Air Fresheners and Chronic Illness

Here’s a couple things about air fresheners you should know if you have a Chronic Illness. We all want our homes smelling fresh and clean, and no matter what scent you want, you can find it in an air freshener! Especially this time of year crisp apple, pumpkin spice, or relaxing autumn all sound wonderful. Read More

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Autoimmune

5 Benefits of Golden Milk & Turmeric Essential Oil

Golden Milk is a delicious way too improve your overall wellbeing A traditional Indian drink, golden milk (sometimes called turmeric milk), is an infusion of turmeric  and other spices in milk. It has some very specific health benefits but is also an excellent general health tonic. (and it’s pretty darn tasty too) Let me show Read More

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Autoimmune

Pink Pepper essential oil to the rescue

Pink Pepper is a versatile essential oil that Spoonies need to take note of One of the latest additions to my daily routine is a new oil from doTERRA, Pink Pepper.  Learning to manage chronic issues is a job that’s never done. I’m constantly learning new information. Studying about Pink Pepper has been fascinating, and Read More

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Autoimmune

Coping with the emotional struggles that come with a chronic illness

Not only do spoonies deal with a lot of physical issues, but we also have emotional struggles. It’s exhausting to be in pain; limited mobility can be extraordinarily discouraging and cause stress as well as frustration to run rampant. Our sleep is adversely affected, which makes it difficult to maintain any kind of positive outlook. Read More

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