Holistic Health

The Lymphatic System 101 + 6 Simple Ways to Boost Lymphatic Drainage

Ah, the lymphatic system. The poor, often ignored and rarely understood lymphatic system. This unsung hero is essential for the body’s natural detoxification process, hormonal health and balance, immune health, and healthy, clear skin. So let’s take a closer look and sing ALL of its many many praises, plus chat about how to support this essential system for wellness within…

Gua Sha: The 5-Minute Face Massage that Gives Skin a MAJOR Glow

Gua sha facials and at-home gua sha tools are becoming more and more popular… and for good reason. You’d be surprised at what this simple face massage can do! By stimulating circulation and lymphatic flow, gua sha keeps skin healthy, clear, and youthful. Here’s everything you need to know. “No flow, no glow!” These words forever changed my skincare routine….

6 Essentials for a Healthy Immune System

When it comes to health and wellness, we always need to start with the foundations. Supporting your immune system is no different! While there are a number of different immune-boosting supplements and superfoods we can incorporate into our wellness routines, don’t forget about these essentials. They may seem basic, but without them, all the immune-boosting supplements and superfoods likely won’t…

Your Hormones Impact Your Skin. But Can Your Skincare Impact Your Hormones?

There’s no doubt about the fact that your hormones impact your skin — just ask any teenager, pregnant woman, woman in the midst of IVF or who just stopped hormones birth control, or menopausal woman experiencing breakouts! And as we age and estrogen decreases, our skin loses elasticity and moisture. Elevated cortisol slows wound healing, thins the skin, and can…

Pool Parties and Boozy BBQs? 10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Weddings and graduation parties and BBQs and…? Follow these 10 simple tips to stay healthy while still enjoying the best of the summer! Summertime is filled with fun parties, traveling, time with family and friends, and… lots of sugar and alcohol too! In other words, it’s a wonderful time of the year but can definitely take its toll on our…

10 Small Diet Tweaks with a BIG Impact on Your Health

These 10 small diet tweaks have a BIG impact on your health by helping to decrease inflammation, boost metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, and so much more! We hear time and again that healthy eating (and living, for that matter) is a lifestyle. But a lifestyle shift doesn’t just happen with the snap of your fingers. And where to even begin?…

Healthy Holidays Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Season

The holidays may be merry and bright… but definitely come with some added stress and lots of unhealthy indulgences. This Healthy Holidays Survival Guide has everything you need to maintain your health while enjoying the best of this special season! The holiday season is filled with fun parties, family, friends, traditions, and… lots of sugar, alcohol, and stress too! In…

15 Simple Ways to go Plastic-Free (for your health & the health of Mother Nature!)

Plastic pollution is a growing environmental threat. Just as troubling: most plastics are made with unhealthy chemicals that interfere with our hormones. So it’s no wonder the plastic-free movement is gaining momentum! Here are 15 super simple ways to go plastic-free… It’s a plastic world and we’re all just living in it. No, but really. Plastic use and pollution has…

The 4 Keys to a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The bacteria living in the GI tract or “gut microbiome” are so critically important to a healthy body and mind. And it doesn’t take much to maintain a healthy gut microbiome — start with these 4 simple steps! This post is sponsored by Kyo-Dophilus though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies that I wholeheartedly believe…

9 Must-Have Supplements for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Stock your natural medicine cabinet with these 9 must-have supplements to remedy colds, tummy aches, sleeplessness, and so much more! Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb in collaboration with Nature’s Way though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY work with companies whose products I genuinely trust and believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that…

The Missing Link in Maternal Health: Non-Toxic Self-Care

Some of the unhealthy chemicals we’re exposed to each day can impact the health of a growing baby. Learn why non-toxic personal care is a key aspect of maternal health + how to keep yourself and your growing baby safe from unhealthy chemicals during pregnancy. Please note: this post is sponsored by Earth Mama Organics though all thoughts and opinions…

4 Tried-and-True Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

70-80% of all women experience morning sickness during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are a number of tried-and-true natural morning sickness remedies that can help reduce nausea and get you feeling like yourself again! Please note: this post is sponsored by Earth Mama Organics though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY work with companies whose products I genuinely trust and…

Is “Detox ” Just a Buzzword?

Is “detox” real or just a buzzword? Like the words “natural,” “herbal,” and even “organic,” “detox” certainly has been used and abused by savvy marketers trying to push their newest supplement, superfood, or product. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that detoxification is a very real thing, and that certain practices and products can support this process. Newsflash:…

10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

Most of us spend a lot of our lives at work. An estimated 10.3 total years, actually. That’s why it’s so important that we try to keep healthy while at work. This not only means making sure we don’t dig into the donuts in the staff kitchen too often, but also making sure we stay active and create a healthy workspace. 10 Simple Ways…

Are Chemicals Making Us Fat? The Science Says Yes

Weight gain and loss is much more complicated than diet and exercise. If only it were that simple! The bottom line is this: we’re all biologically unique individuals. This is why there is no clear-cut, one-size-fits-all approach to health, weight loss included. We each thrive on different ratios of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), and have different metabolic rates. Not only…

How to cure a cold naturally and quickly

  There’s no doubt about it: cold are just no fun. Nope, not even worth the sick day. Many over-the-counter cold medicines cover the symptoms of a cold without helping to actually cure the cold, and therefore don’t help you get better any faster. These remedies help cure your cold naturally and quickly. How to cure a cold naturally and…