Detox Your Home

October 14, 2018





If you have been working hard on making better lifestyle changes in your life with diet and exercise you may be missing out on making healthier changes to your home. 



Did you know the environment in which we live in is just as important to our health and wellbeing as the food and lifestyle we lead?




Here are some of my tips on how to detox your home to live a healthier life! 




DITCH: Shoes in your home




SWITCH: Make your home a no shoe zone!  



Think about it, you walk around all day on the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else that is picking up germs and many other disgusting things you don’t want to bring them in your house. 



As soon as you step food in your house you want to take off your shoes and leave them by the front door. Walk around in socks or slippers that are only meant to be kept in the house. 





DITCH: Plastics 



SWITCH: Use glassware and reusable bags.



Plastics contain hormone disrupting chemicals and should be used as little as possible. Switch out plastic food containers for glass, use real silverware instead of plastic, invest in washable metal straws instead of plastic. Trade your plastic bags for reusable cloth bags. 





DITCH: Poor Air Quality 



SWITCH: Get air cleaning plants



Air in your home can become stagnant and can contain environmental toxins. When these toxins build up they can cause respiratory problems and dizziness and nausea. Getting an air cleaning plant for your home will help to reduce these toxins in the air. A few plants that are good for this are the Spider Plant, Weeping Fig, Boston Fern, Bamboo Plant among others. 





DITCH: Candles, air fresheners & plug-ins, incense 



SWITCH: Use Essential Oils 


Invest in a high quality Young Living diffuser (or more than one!) and use YL pet-safe therapeutic-grade essential oils. Share the Premium Starter Kit for your loved ones. Diffusing YL oils is non-toxic, healthy, and all-natural. 



Smells amazing, and everyone in the room reaps the aromatherapy benefits while eliminating toxins from your life. Gift diffusers + oils instead of candles! Diffuser & oils are also perfect for house-warming presents. 



Is your hair salon, yoga studio, church or another place of business burning candles? Pay this information forward! 




DITCH: Chemical-Packed Cleaners 



SWITCH: Thieves Cleaner



You can use this natural all-in-one cleaner on your floors, countertops, bathrooms, mirrors, windows –– the list goes on & on. 



Not only will your home be a healthier environment for you and your family, your pets will thank you for it too. 



Remember, our pets are often on the ground where they're constantly breathing in chemicals from the wood floors, rugs, and tiles... 



Once you experience the Thieves Cleaner, you'll be amazed at how effective an all-natural product can be!





DITCH: Static dryer sheets & fabric softeners



SWITCH: Wool dryer balls + Essential Oils



Wool dryer balls are reusable, work great, are available at lots of places, and are a natural product. One of my favorite oils to add on them are Lemongrass, Lavender, and Lemon. 



You simply dab on a few drops before tossing the ball in the dryer. You can come up with your favorite scent combos too based on your preferences.



These are some simple things you can do to make your home healthier. 



 

Fall into Great Skin!

October 14, 2018




With the changing of the seasons, your skin care regime should also reflect some changes too. 


Cooler weather in fall means less humidity in the air and less moisture for you skin. 




The time of year is also a great time to focus on repairing the damage your skin has been exposed to all summer long. 




Here are my top suggestions for Fall Perfect Skin! 




Clean the slate. After months of constant sun exposures during the summer our skin can take little bit of a beating. 


Sun exposure, hormon...


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How to Detox and Balance Your Hormones after Partying too Much!

September 16, 2018



Now that Summer is over and you may have had a little too many drinks and indulged a little too much over the last few months and may be feeling a little more lethargic than usaul. 



I wanted to share some of my secrets about how to detox and balance your hormones after a little too much partying. 



Increase the following foods in your diet:



Eggs and other lean proteins like turkey and salmon all contain protein that helps to support the liver (the liver helps to detox anything toxic in y...


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Let the Sun Shine

August 22, 2018


Have I told you before how much I love summer and sunshine? 



Now the sun is shining and we are in the think of summer it’s important to understand the benefits and dangers of sun exposure.  



Getting sun exposure is essential and extremely important for production of Vitamin D.  The danger of sun exposure comes when you let yourself get burned.  Sun exposure should be used intelligently and  we should learn to not let our sun exposure lead to sun burns.



Vitamin D is an important nutrients that ...


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Staying Healthy When Traveling

July 3, 2018



It’s always much easier to stay on a routine when you are home but when you are traveling it is easy to be thrown off your regular daily schedule. 


With the holiday weekend coming up and Summer being a busy time of travel I wanted to share my tips on how to keep your skin glowing and body healthy and fit when you are traveling. 


 

Travel Prep:



Increase your intake of omega-3's a couple of days prior to send off to protect your skin cells from stress and dehydration. 


Get your Omega 3 ...


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How Food Affects Your Mood

June 19, 2018



Depression and mental health seem to be a topic on the top of conversation right now. It can seem like a complicated and shameful condition. 


Along with proper medical care and therapy, diet has a real impact on depression and anxiety. 


I have put together some information about how what you eat affects your brain chemistry and what you can do to improve it. 


Please remember that depression and anxiety is something to be taken seriously and if you know someone suffering please reach out, t...


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10 Passive Income Ideas for Wellness Pros

June 19, 2018



Are you a wellness professional that is tired of trading time for money?  


Want to know how to make more money in less time?



I know how you feel, as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutritionist for over 18 years I know what its like to do the fitness shuffle everyday.



Waking up early to get to your first client, running from gym to gym or client to client, getting in your own workouts and then finding time to eat, do things for yourself and then back to the gym for you...


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Should You Be Taking Adaptogens?

June 11, 2018



You may have heard about adaptogens and how they seem to be the latest trend in health and wellness. It seems like everywhere you look they are putting adaptogens like mushrooms in coffee and into powders to drip in your favorite drink. 



So, what’s up with adaptogens and why have they gotten so popular recently? 



I’ve talked about dealing with adrenal issues in the past so I’m sure you have heard my story before but if you haven’t I will give you a brief history. Over a decade ago...


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Beat the Bloat

June 3, 2018



Have you ever had that feeling when you put on your jeans and they feel a little too tight. 


Maybe you ate a little too many foods that don’t agree with your digestive system or over the weekend or you have been indulging too much. 


Bloating can be super uncomfortable and cause stomach unwanted digestive distress. 


Here are the top reasons that have been causing you bloating. 



What could be causing bloating? 



Excess Fiber. 


When you transition to a healthier lifestyle one would usu...


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Chill Out and Reduce Anxiety

June 1, 2018



Do you feel anxious and at the end of your rope more often than not. Feeling burnt out and need a reset?

Living in a fast paced world and trying to do everything all the time can cause us to feel stressed and burnt out. 


Here are some of my suggestions to reduce anxiety and that stressed out feeling. 




Focus on the Present. So many times worrying about the future or what has happened in the past can cause us anxiety and stress. When we focus on the present, the only thing we have contr...


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