Author: Christy

DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils

DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils

  I love lip balm! I do not however love the price of one tube or the ingredients that are used in so many of them.  I’m not a super crafty, DIY person but this recipe is SO simple I figured even I could do it […]

Top 5 Essential Oils for Sleep

Top 5 Essential Oils for Sleep

There is nothing like a good night’s sleep…especially if you’re a parent. I know that if I don’t get enough or good quality sleep my whole family ends up paying the price. Either I’m impatient, lack energy, or can’t focus. There are a few oils […]

Our Review of Dr. Mercola Silver Solution – Colloidal Silver

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Since diving into natural living there have been a lot of things for us to learn about. Colloidal Silver is one of them. I remember several years ago being sick and a friend giving me some colloidal silver. I had no idea what it was other than what my husband had told me about it making people’s skin tone turning a blueish/silver color. Since I didn’t know what it was or how to use it and didn’t want to turn into a silver person I didn’t use it. Now that I know better I can say when used safely it can be a really great option for natural healing.

The first time I tried colloidal silver was with my then two year old son that had a horrible ear infection. After trying several different natural routes and nothing was working we took him to the Dr and got a prescription (not something we do often). After completing the full prescription we went back to the Dr where they told us he still had an infection and would have to put him on a higher powered antibiotic, oh and to not worry when it turned his stool red. Ya, not happening…we went back to natural solutions and tried garlic ear drops in combination with colloidal silver. That did the trick!

There is a lot to know about using colloidal silver before purchasing a bottle. You’ll want to make sure it is in the right quantity and is from a reputable source. I have followed Dr Mercola’s site for quite some time and have felt like they were one of those reputable sources. You can learn a lot about colloidal silver on the internet. I would recommend you read this article about colloidal silver and read this article as they explain the ins and outs pretty clearly.

When Dr Mercola’s team contacted me and asked if I would try out their colloidal silver, I of course jumped at the chance! We’ve tried many different kinds of colloidal silver over the years and have had varying degrees of success from brand to brand. I’ve been pleased with this brand and my husband even more so! He actually ordered several bottles after we’ve been able to see it in action. Our son had an abscess above one of his teeth and since putting the colloidal silver on it, we’ve noticed a huge difference (even over the brand we had been using previously). I love that Dr. Mercola’s is 10 ppm (parts per million) which is the most advantageous dosage. 

Would you like to try some for yourself? Well, we’re doing a giveaway for 2 bottles!!

Congratulations to our winner Amanda Bessi!

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Open to all US residents 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Winner will be announced on our Facebook page within 24 hours of Giveaway ending.  I have received no financial compensation from Dr. Mercola and all the opinions given in this article are my own. 

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue […]

Our Review of Juicers

Four years ago we watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Uplifting title I know but seriously I love this show. I also love what it taught us! My husband was diagnosed with non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease three years ago. When the doctors told […]

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

This documentary was one of the first “healthy living” type documentaries we watched. It was a huge eye opener that led to us buying our first juicer. I love this documentary and highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in living a healthier lifestyle or is interested in learning more about juicing. If you’re not sure what type of juicer to buy check out this post: Our Review Of Juicers

Rent Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Here

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Quick Overview:

Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

Chia Seed

Chia Seed

Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from a plant that originated in South America. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” According to Dr. Oz, chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They are loaded with nutrients that are necessary for the body […]

Put Your Aloe Vera To Use

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species which has been used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. Aloe Vera is widely used in the cosmetics and holistic health industries due to its healing and rejuvenating abilities. If you are thinking about introducing a new houseplant […]

For the Love of Hemp Seeds

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp is thought to be one of the earth’s most nutritious plants. Hemp seeds are an ideal source of protein for vegans and vegetarians, including those who eat a raw diet. Essential fatty acids are abundant in hemp seeds, as are magnesium, iron, potassium, and fiber. Hemp seeds also have a nice supply of vitamin E, which provides antioxidant protection.

Many of you may be aware that there is a stigma surrounding hemp. Let’s discuss this so we have some clarity on the issue before we study further the health benefits of hemp seeds. Though hemp comes from a variety of Cannabis (the plant family that includes marijuana), it contains extremely low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, which is responsible for the “high” from smoking marijuana).  According to the hemp growers industry, industrial hemp grown for food, fuel, and natural fibers contains virtually no THC. The plant is known for being extremely easy to cultivate, with fantastic yields. The market for hemp is worldwide. This should be a farmer’s dream! Unfortunately, the hemp plant, even for culinary and industrial purposes, is still illegal to grow in the United States. There are some instances where it is legal to grow for research purposes, according to recent changes to the Controlled Substances Act. Most organic hemp seeds found on the market in the U.S. are grown in Canada, which has a $ billion/year hemp industry. So, to clarify the issue for you- It is not legal for you to grow hemp in the USA, it is legal for you to buy it, you cannot get “high” by consuming hemp, it is very safe and very healthy. How healthy? Take a look.

Hemp seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and do not have to be ground up before using.  The nutritional content of hemp seeds is highest in the raw state.

PUT IT TO USE:

  • Sprinkle hemp seeds over a salad
  • Add as a topping on granola
  • Stir seeds into a smoothie

Top 6 Reasons to Include Figs in Your Diet

One of my favorite snacks is dried figs. I buy my dried figs at local ethnic grocers, or at Whole Foods.  I also enjoy fresh figs, but these are harder to come by here. There are many varieties of figs, which are grown in warm, […]