The Spoils of Oils!

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I use them when I bathe and shower, as room fresheners in diffusers, and as daily uplifting or calming modalities. Lots of us also love their fragrances in potpourri.  They are wonderful as part of natural cleaning products. I also use them in my Reiki practice, and I’ll bet many of you who practice yoga have experienced them in class in one fashion or another. Many of us enjoy them in herbal teas too!

Essential oils offer so much. Did you ...

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My Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts!

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When I think of the many gifts I’ve been blessed with over the years by my children, these are the ones that come most to mind and have been the most treasured. Over the years, my friends will say that the gifts of time and heart stay with them, as well, often longer than the store-purchased goods that retailers push us to buy.

 

Let’s remind our children that their presence (when possible) and heartfelt creations make for the best presents!

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My Update to Non Toxic Toes for Spring!

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Don’t you love that almost everywhere we women are getting ready to don our favorite sandals and flip flops! Time to really scrub up and get our feet polished up and pretty. Ever notice the chemical odors when applying nail polish? The Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth deem these smells the “toxic trio.” And each of these “toxic trio” chemicals have been classified as the most toxic by the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database that I mentioned ...

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My Colonoscopy Calamity!

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Since September of 2018, yes, for nearly six months, I have been dealing with the fallout of a colonoscopy procedure gone bad. I’ve had a few of these procedures with no adverse effects, but this last one was different, and I want to share what happened and my concerns.  Given my quest for healthy living, this recent procedure has negatively impacted my health enough that I’m definitely rethinking future procedures. Please read this, it’s pretty important.

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“March Madness” with Mediterranean!

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As the winter winds down, some of my most favorite comfort dishes come from the Mediterranean regions of the world. I subscribe to Clean Eating magazine so imagine my delight last night to receive my latest copy with several mouth- watering recipes. Numerous studies have proven that the dietary habits of those living in Mediterranean areas have lower rates of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases. In fact, many claim it to be the world’s healthiest diet.

As we’ve all ...

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Could Your Toothbrush Be Keeping You Sick?

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Yep, it’s still flu season and one of the things you might not be thinking about is how “germy” your toothbrush has become…read on!

Okay, so we had a few funky germs in our home over the holiday season and while washing the bedding and airing out the house, I remembered that bacteria can also linger on our toothbrushes. Most of us brush at least twice a day. Funny how good health can be derailed when brushing with a germy toothbrush, ...

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What Do You Value?

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What do you value? Is what you value shown in your daily choices? Are you expending the appropriate energy each day toward that which you value? I find myself continuing to ask myself these questions as part of journey in a spiritual class I took a number of years ago.

Do my choices and actions reflect my values, to myself, to others? As the days seem to go faster, I am becoming more acutely aware of time and my role in ...

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Acid Relief Coming Your Way!

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Did you know that an estimated 15 million Americans use some form of acid-blocking drug such as Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid? That includes me. I’m doing my darndest to get off Prilosec. Their job is to block the production of stomach acid, but actually we need stomach acid to digest food.  Reducing stomach acid leaves us open and vulnerable to other not-so-great issues. My esophagus was damaged during chemotherapy (radiation?) 13 years ago, which has resulted in occasional acid reflux, ...

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Please Schedule this ASAP!

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Self-care is now being taken seriously and you hear about it everywhere! It’s not selfish, but rather essential to one’s overall health.

All it takes is 5 minutes, yes 5 minutes and bingo, you’ve done it! What I want you, my dear reader, to promise me is to take 5 minutes to pick a date this week and book yourself a massage! And no cancelling!

Christy Begien | Christy's Non Toxic LifestyleTop 5 Benefits

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This Organic Wine Company Rocks!

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Want to try some amazing organic wine for the first time and buy a bottle for a penny? Click here! And, what would you say to drinking a delicious, no-morning hangover, no sugar, no carb, gluten-free and lower-alcohol wine that can be delivered to your door? Can’t be healthy AND taste delicious, AND give you that nice little wine buzz, you say? Well, K and P, our dear friends who are wine connoisseurs, decided to give this company a ...

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