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How Collagen Can Improve Anxiety – Collagen As Natural Anxiety Relief

Did you know that collagen provides natural anxiety relief? Find out how collagen can improve your symptoms of anxiety! What is collagen? Collagen is a hard, insoluble, and fibrous protein that makes up a whopping one-third of the protein in the human body. Think of it as the substance that holds the body together! It is not only the most abundant protein in the body but also an extremely healing food. As you might know, anxiety stems from many factors, and oftentimes it is caused by physical issues within the body like nutrient deficiencies. My battle with anxiety: I started getting severe anxiety when I was 19. It came in the form of panic attacks, of feeling a constant sense of unease, an unending sense of doom and near-constant negative thoughts. I battled with it on and off until my last pregnancy, which due to hormonal fluctuations cause a pretty…

An Unbiased Review of Young Living Essential Oils

An unbiased review of Young Living: Many people consider Young Living oils the best essential oils in the industry. But is Young Living a legitimate company? Are their essential oils organically sourced, safe and worth the price? After my review of doTERRA, ya’ll inevitably requested an unbiased review of Young Living. Much like doTERRA, I like Young Living. I don’t love Young Living. I use Young Living (and doTERRA, but mostly Plant Therapy). Upon starting research for this article, it quickly became apparent that there is a lot of drama surrounding Young Living. Much more than doTERRA. While I have used doTERRA more and am more familiar with their products, I have a lot of friends in Young Living and I’ve bought from them multiple times. I’ve used Young Living Essential Oils but mostly used supplements and things that contain oils that doTERRA doesn’t offer, like Nigxia Red. I didn’t do a ton of…

Gluten-Free Family Trip to Tulum

A Gluten-free Guide to traveling to Tulum as a family with small kids with tips on accommodation and activities as well as the best gluten-free restaurant options in the Mexican beach town. After bugging my husband to go to Mexico for a solid two years, we finally took our gluten-free family trip to Tulum! I’ve been wanting to go to Tulum for about four years. I first found it when searching for places in Mexico that had yoga and meditation spaces. And let me tell you – Tulum has a lot of that. And while I had lofty ideas of checking out several yoga studios, hitting up a meditation or two and checking out all of the gluten-free restaurants, reality hit when we got there. I’m a mom of two kids three and under – so we didn’t get to do quite as much as I had hoped. Even so,…

Why I’m Getting a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Please read the full article on why I’m getting a breast augmentation with fat transfer. You’ll probably be surprised. Yes, I am getting a Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer! Here’s my story: I never thought I would ever consider getting a breast augmentation. I was never unsatisfied with my boobs before. I had solid B cups. They weren’t big, but they were perky and even though they were small for my body (I have very broad shoulders), I liked them. It was only after having children that I started to think differently about my breasts. With my first, he was born at 23 weeks and I had to exclusively pump for eight months because he was in the NICU and never learned to properly latch. With my second, we had severe tongue and lip ties, which meant he also was unable to latch and I exclusively pumped for another six…

Nine Healthy Habits To Adopt This New Year

Wanna live a healthier life? I’m here to help with nine healthy habits to become the fittest, healthiest and happiest version of yourself in 2020. When it comes to building healthy habits, it’s all about making small clever decisions that will add up over time and become part of your daily routine. 1 . Establish a morning routine. This is one of my favorite practices, albeit one I haven’t adhered to as much while trying to figure out my son’s sleep issues. A healthy, mindful morning routine sets the tone for the day. Imagine this – you wake up, workouts, drink a glass of lemon water, practice your daily rituals. Now compare that to waking up to the sound of your alarm or a baby crying, playing catch up, trying to get things done last minute. Guess which scenario is going to set you up for a better day? First,…

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

This recipe for gluten-free chocolate peppermint cupcakes is easy to make, perfect for holiday parties and insanely delicious! Last weekend my girlfriend was throwing a holiday party and I offered to make some Christmas-y cupcakes. I’m not really sure why I volunteered to do this because honestly, I’m a horrible baker. An appetizer, a cocktail, a cheese plate – these are much more up my alley. But for some reason, unbeknownst to even myself – I volunteered to bake. At least, I figured, my kids would have some gluten-free dessert options at the party. Because we both know a three-year-old surrounded by Christmas desserts is going to try to eat ALL of them. No? Just mine? Why you will love this recipe for gluten-free cupcakes: These gluten-free Christmas chocolate cupcakes are made with a delicious blend of almond flour and coconut flour. They turn out minty, tender, perfectly moist and…

The Ancestral Nutrition Protein Powder

The best grass-fed collagen protein powder on the market! It’s mixed with six organic greens to boost the nutrient profile as well! The Ancestral Nutrition protein powder is finally here! I have worked on this protein powder for over a year. I searched for manufacturers, interviewed them, hit tons of snags and came up with one of the healthiest, best tasting protein powders I’ve ever had. I created this grass-fed protein powder because I saw a need for it. I was making my family smoothies every morning, using a collagen protein and a separate greens powder, when it dawned on me that I should just make my own. So I did. I’ve done a lot of protein reviews and I break down every ingredient, so let me do that here. Here is a list of the ingredients in my protein powder: Hydrolyzed Grass-Fed Bovine Collagen, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach Powder,…

My Beautycounter Makeup Routine

My Beautycounter makeup routine is a non-toxic way to look and feel your best while avoiding harmful ingredients found in most products! Get 15% off sitewide and free shipping over $50 for the Black Friday sale – click HERE! I’ve really started to fall in love with makeup. But it’s wasn’t until I found Beautycounter that I really felt comfortable using it regularly. Did you know that over 80,000 untested chemicals have been introduced to skincare products in the last 70 years? Or that while Europe bans over 1,400 toxic ingredients from skincare, the US only bans a little over 30? Or that one in three women will develop cancer, majority of which will be a direct result of lifestyle choices? What we apply to our skin is absorbed by the blood stream. This is why it’s crucial to use truly non-toxic skincare and makeup. It’s something I’ve become incredibly…

The Best Gluten Free Pasta Brands

Tired of sifting through grocery store aisles looking for the best gluten free pasta? Spare yourself the worst and head straight for the best by opting for any of the gluten free pasta brands I listed below! Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Looking for a Gluten-Free Pasta Brand that actually tastes amazing? Read on! I’ve been gluten-free since I was 23-years-old. Before that, I’d occasionally eat gluten and I never felt like my health was where I wanted it to be. I had a constantly stomach upset, inflammation and bloating. All over. Seriously. My entire body was bloated. Looking back at pictures from when I ate gluten, even occasionally, I was just incredibly puffy. Since then, I got a celiac diagnosis and have become even more strict about being gluten-free.…

Gluten-Free Tomato Soup Recipe with Penne and Meatballs

This gluten-free tomato soup recipe made with fresh tomatoes and roasted veggies is served with penne pasta and juicy homemade turkey meatballs. It is healthy, warming and insanely delicious – perfect for this fall weather! This Gluten-free Tomato Soup Recipe is made with Fresh Tomatoes! I found myself in a weird spot recently. I had a ton of summer tomatoes but it was cold outside. I wanted something warm and comforting but had these light, summery ingredients. And then it hit me: a warming homemade tomato soup! Why you will love this gluten-free tomato soup recipe: This gluten-free tomato soup recipe was so, so easy to make and really delicious. I’m currently off of dairy to see if it helps clear up some skin issues I’ve been having. To keep this tomato soup recipe dairy-free I added cauliflower to this soup and it added that creaminess I was looking for.…