Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Let me introduce to you my great friend and Natural Doctor…. Dr. Nancy A little about Dr. Nancy. Nancy Lin DeGregori, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of TruthNhealth.com (operating through Truth N Health, LLC) and has spent the last twelve years studying nutrition and wellness for babies, children, adults, and seniors. She is the author of the … Continue reading

Anti-Aging Serum

Anti-Aging Serum

I have been using different anti-aging skin care products over the last few months.  I have tried quite a few.  This product is a new favorite of mine.  It is called Restoring Rosehip Oil.  It is Organic and it contains only 2 ingredients.  I like that. I developed a homemade anti-wrinkle cream awhile back and the main … Continue reading

Sore throat and Dry Skin

Sore throat and Dry Skin

This last week I was pretty sick.  I had a fever on and off for 5 days and a severe sore throat.  I think it was tonsillitis, but I am not positive.  I stayed home and rested, hardly ate anything (bc I couldn’t swallow), and drank healthy fluids… homemade broths and herbal teas w/ raw … Continue reading

Local grassfed meat (Utah)

Local grassfed meat (Utah)

Our life has been a little crazy lately.  I had to make a last minute flight to Florida for the closing of our Florida home.  I left Grant with my in-laws for 4 days and decided to bring Garrett with me.  Not sure if that was the best decision.  The flight was long and the … Continue reading

Ski School

Ski School

Ski School is starting.  The boys are not in regular school right now, so we signed them up for ski school at Brighton Ski Resort.  The resort is only about 45 minutes from our home.  They have 2 cousins that are also signed up in the same class.  Pretty cool I think. The boys have … Continue reading

Moving to Utah

Moving to Utah

We recently moved across country from Tampa, FL to Salt Lake City, UT.  It has been a very busy and stressful time.  My husband has relocated to Salt Lake City for a legal job with hopes that our family work/ life balance will improve.  He worked long hours at a big law firm in Tampa, … Continue reading

Visiting Lakeside Ranch before we move.

Visiting Lakeside Ranch before we move.

Our house is officially under contract in Tampa,FL!! Crazy. We have been staying up at my parents ranch for the last week.  The boys love coming up to Lakeside Ranch, what we call our 1000 acre ranch in Citrus County Florida.  A little boys paradise…. horses, goats, trucks, tractors, burn piles, golf carts, cabins, dirt, … Continue reading

Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

I’ve been looking for high quality grass-fed beef jerky for a few months.  Regular store bought beef jerky is full of sodium and artificial preservatives.  One particular artificial preservative that is toxic and well known is Sodium Nitrite.  Sodium Nitrite has been linked to colon cancer and lung disease.  Beef Jerky is full of it.  Watch … Continue reading

Thanksgiving at the Ranch

Thanksgiving at the Ranch

We headed up to my parents Inverness Ranch for Thanksgiving.  Our weekend was filled with great food, pony rides, hay rides, atv rides, alligator spotting, coyote shooting, camping, crafting, and many more activities.  I made a Homemade Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free) and a Homemade Pumpkin Cake (Gluten Free).  They were DELICIOUS! I still need … Continue reading

Deadly New Pertussis Strain

Deadly New Pertussis Strain

Whooping Cough is in the news right now and it seems like parents (at least around me) have been worried about it for months. I have a friend who isolated her newborn baby back in August because whooping cough was circulating. It is still circulating today and not getting any better. Both my sons had … Continue reading

Essential Exercise (Week 3)

Essential Exercise (Week 3)

Life gets hectic and busy.  The holidays are almost here!!  We have 3 birthdays in December and I am mentally gearing up for all the festivities.  I have been getting out (for me that is outside because I live in sunny Florida) and exercising to help manage my stress levels and my weight.  Exercise is … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Impetigo

Natural Remedy for Impetigo

Not a picture of my son, but rash looked similar (it was more localized under his lower lip). Picture Source. Lovely that my almost 3 year old picked up a strange rash from preschool.  The rash started out light pink and almost formed a line under his lower lip.  It looked like a lower lip … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Sinus Infections

Natural Remedy for Sinus Infections

Colloidal Silver (the brand I buy) We have been hit with the preschool “superbugs” lately.  It is not surprising that my boys get sick around Halloween.  They go to a preschool that has Halloween parties full of candy, juice, and processed cookies.  I love their preschool (by the way), just not their food policies…. which … Continue reading

Stubborn cough going around…

Stubborn cough going around…

Picture Source My oldest son caught a nasty upper respiratory infection about 2 weeks ago.  It may have been bronchitis, whooping cough, or RSV.  It didn’t get TOO serious, but it was persistent and stubborn.  We managed pretty good at home with our arsenal of natural medicines and healthy diet.  Seems like many of these … Continue reading

Raw Potato for minor skin burns

Raw Potato for minor skin burns

Did you know that raw sliced potatoes can be used for minor skin burns? I know it sounds crazy, but it seriously works.  You place the sliced  potato directly on the burn and it literally “pulls” out the heat.  You have immediate pain relief and the burn stops burning.  How do I know this? About … Continue reading

Homemade First Aid Ointment

Homemade First Aid Ointment

I love making homemade ointments and creams.  It is about time that I make my own first aid ointment.  I have been using a great brand from my local health food store, but it is almost out.  A few hours later, my ointment is made.  It is important to build your medicine cabinet and stock … Continue reading

Magnesium: Mineral SuperFood

Magnesium: Mineral SuperFood

Magnesium is my Mineral SuperFood.  Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function and just happens to be my mineral of choice.  I believe adding magnesium into your diet does the most good for many common health issues.  What really is Magnesium? Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and … Continue reading

Probiotics: Gut SuperFood

Probiotics: Gut SuperFood

Probiotics are my #3 SuperFood I am discussing this week.  My superfoods are not ranked by importance, just selected.  My 5 Superfoods are ALL SUPER important 🙂 What are probiotics anyway? Probiotics are “friendly bacteria” that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in the digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked … Continue reading

Cod Liver Oil: Brain SuperFood

Cod Liver Oil: Brain SuperFood

Cod liver Oil is my #2 Superfood.  I consider it a Brain Superfood.  Here’s why… So what is cod liver oil? Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish.  As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.  Cod liver oil also contains vitamin A and vitamin D.  It has historically … Continue reading

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

  It’s not quite cold enough for hot chocolate yet (in Florida).  But I couldn’t resist the idea last night~ Ingredients: 1 cup milk 1 Tbsp Cocoa 1 Tbsp Honey 1 tsp Coconut Oil 1 tsp vanilla Directions: Add milk to pan.  Heat on medium/ high heat.  Add cocoa, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla (while … Continue reading

Coconut Oil: Skin SuperFood

Coconut Oil: Skin SuperFood

Coconut Oil is the first SuperFood that I am going to highlight this week.  I started learning about the health benefits of coconut oil 4 years ago.  It quickly became a big part our diet.   The benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.  Coconut … Continue reading

SuperFoods (Week 2)

SuperFoods (Week 2)

This is the 2nd week of my Bee Healthy Challenge.  Last week was my Real Food Challenge and this week I am focusing on my favorite SuperFoods.  First, what is a SuperFood?  I love Wikipedia and it defines superfood as “the term used to describe food with high nutrient content that may confer health benefits, with … Continue reading

Banana Bread (or muffins)

Banana Bread (or muffins)

Another family recipe. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 4 large ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup small chocolate chips (optional) Directions: Mix butter and sugar.  Add egg and blend.  Add mashed bananas and blend.  Add dry ingredients into a separate … Continue reading

Real Food Menu (Day 7)

Real Food Menu (Day 7)

Wow! My 7 day Real Food Challenge is coming to a close.  It has been a great experience for my whole family.  Now at the end of it, my husband is starting to make some healthier eating choices (this is the best news for me)!  I think the kids like spending more time in the … Continue reading

Tortilla Recipe (Mexican Pizza)

Tortilla Recipe (Mexican Pizza)

My husband has 8 sisters that know how to cook.  This recipe originates from one of the sisters (not sure which one!).  Mexican food is their specialty.  They have been perfecting their recipes for a long time.  This is a simple tortilla recipe that they all use. Ingredients:  2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 … Continue reading

Real Food Menu (Day 6)

Real Food Menu (Day 6)

The weekends can be tough for REAL FOODIES.  Make sure you have whole real foods that you love~ all around.  Cook something unique or fun.  That can make eating exciting!  For our little family I kept it simple again.  We are trying to eat real food on a budget.  Sometimes creativity takes a back seat … Continue reading

Real Food Menu (Day 5)

Real Food Menu (Day 5)

How was Day 5 of Real Food?  It went pretty good.  I am getting into a Real Food routine.  Cooking is like exercising.  Once you make good habits, it is easy to keep up with it.  I am spending more time in the kitchen with the boys and they are loving that.  I try to … Continue reading

Real Food Menu (Day 4)

Real Food Menu (Day 4)

Another day closer to my goal~ 7 days of Real Food.  I am starting this post in the morning because both boys are at school right now.  This helps me have a little quiet time to plan and prepare our meal for today.  Last night I went ahead and prepared breakfast for today.  I am … Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love this time of year.  I love ALL things pumpkin.  When I was pregnant with my second son, I went through a short pumpkin baking phase (at about 8 months and right around Thanksgiving).  I was baking 2-3 pumpkin pies a week.  Not a great healthy phase, but I was very happy eating homemade … Continue reading

Real Food Menu (Day 3)

Real Food Menu (Day 3)

Just finishing Day 3 of my Real Food challenge.  Today was much easier that yesterday!  I am halfway done with Step 1 of my Bee Healthy Challenge.  I am usually not such an organized meal planner, so this part has already taught me a lot.  I am sticking to it and not quitting.  I think … Continue reading