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The top fruits and veggies to stock up on during quarantine

I was in the grocery store yesterday and although there was no toilet paper, minimal meat, and limited canned/packaged items, there was plenty of produce!! I get that we want to purchase things that last longer during times like this but the processed junk is only harming us more by depressing our immune system and making us sicker!

So, what fruits and veggies would be good to stock up on you might ask…. Below is a guide I put together for you with longer lasting nutrient dense foods!

Fruits:

1. Apples will last for months. Keep in the refrigerator. (eat with nut butter or in overnight oats)

2. Bananas (buy as green as possible to extend life and when they start to go south, freeze them and use for baking breads and muffins) Here one of my fav banana bread recipes

3. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes will last for weeks, even months (keep in the refrigerator, use in savory dishes like Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Pasta or Guacamole) Oranges are also great to enjoy and get that immune boosting Vitamin C in!

4. If you purchase berries and they are headed south, freeze them for smoothies and baking. They are full of antioxidants! Try my fav blueberry muffins

5. Avocados are great for healthy fat but we all know they can over ripen quickly. Buy them very green and hard to allow time to ripen and extend the life

Veggies:

1. Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes (sweet, russet or yukon gold) are great staples and last a long time. Store in a warm (not hot) dry place, not in the refrigerator. Bake sweet potatoes to use as a side dish or make oven roasted fries!

2. Onions last weeks to months and add flavor to any dish! Store in a warm and dry place.

3. Winter squashes such as butternut, acorn, or spaghetti squash. These are delish roasted in the oven and last a long time

4. Cabbage, brussel sprouts will last 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator. Make a simple slaw or roast your brussels with some olive oil, s & p until brown and crispy!

5. Cauliflower will last 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator. Make some cauli rice or just roast on a sheet tray with olive oil s & p

6. Broccoli will last approximately 1 week in the refrigerator. Make burnt broccoli, it’s the best!

7. Garlic will last for months and elevates the flavor of just about any savory dish! Store in a warm and dry place.

8. Carrots are full of vitamins and nutrients and last weeks in the refrigerator. Steam, roast, or add to soups and stews.

Think through what types of dishes you and your family love and try out some new ones during this time of togetherness! 


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3 Things you can do about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

First and foremost, do not be fearful! Fear leads to stress which weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to illness. And, there are plenty of precautionary measures you can take and tools you can have on hand if you do become infected.  

1. Prevention is KEY!  We can’t control many things but we can control the health of our immune system.

          a. Frequent handwashing, carry Hand sanitizer with you at all times

          b. Maintain distance from those coughing and sneezing (3-6 feet)

          c. Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth

          d. Diffuse essential oils like On guard to cleanse the air of germs

          e. Use on guard cleaner which also boosts your immune system. Viruses can live on surfaces for up to 48 hrs.

          f. Apply Correct - x in nose as a barrier

2.  Boost immunity with:

          a. Elderberry - supports a healthy immune system (there is some controversy around this) Do your own research, make an informed decision

          b. Zinc - anti-viral properties, specifically lozenges

          c. Vitamin C - help our leukocytes or WBC function more efficiently. Best food sources oranges, peppers, tomato juice.

          d. Vitamin D may help reduce the risk of respiratory infections and viruses. 

          e. Essential oils that boost the immune system - On guard, black pepper, frankincense

          f. Coconut oil has lauric acid which has anitviral properties

          g. Incorporate more fruits and veggies. Lay off sugar and processed foods.

3. Be prepared in case you do get it.

          a. Top essential oils with antiviral properties: Tea tree, Rosemary, Lemon, Melissa, Oregano, Cinnamon, Thyme, Ginger, Manuka

         b. Respiratory support: Eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, cardamon, ginger

          c. Support for elevated temperature: Peppermint and lime, roman chamomile

          d. Stay hydrated

          e. Detox bath using zendocrine, juniper berry, lemongrass (see recipe below)

           

Detox Bath

Invest in yourself

I don’t take as many baths 🛁 during the warmer months and boy do I miss them! 😔

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During the cooler month, one of my fav self-care rituals is a detox bath! Lots of quiet time, to think, read, just BE alone 🤗

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Thought I’d share the base ingredients to my bath. Super simple. You can buy them at the dollar store 😊

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But, if you want to take it up a few notches, add some pure essential oils to the mix and it’s heaven! 💕

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Here are some of my fav combos:

Serenity + peace = relaxation

Deep blue + lemongrass = great for achy joints/muscles

Zendocrine + DDR prime = detoxing and cell renewing

Explore more pure essential oils

The Power of Meditation

Meditation aka quieting the mind has been a habit I’ve been working on in 2019. I’m getting better about making it a habit that comes naturally, easily, and is a non-negotiable. But dang, it’s kinda hard sometimes .


I don’t know about you but my mind is constantly filled with all the things I need to do. Or think I need to do Just proof I need to meditate


Last week I talked a lot about stress, the signs and symptoms, the serious effects it can have on our health, and what we can do to deal with it. One of best things we can do is try meditation! It can be as little as 5 minutes to start and the benefits are mind blowing Check them out below.


Want to learn more about practical ways to incorporate meditation into your routine? Watch this short video as I share what has helped me the most! 

Hair Care


I used to wash my hair everyday and never considered going a day without because my hair was so oily. Same concept here as the skin, I was causing my body to work overtime to produce more oil because I was stripping it all away with the constant washing 😆


These days, I only wash my hair once a week 😳 yep, sounds gross right? 😲 I used to think the same thing. But, it’s really not. Here’s why:

1️⃣ It’s not as oily now because I have a healthy balance of oil production.

2️⃣ I use dry shampoo (making your own takes a couple minutes, See link below for recipe) and that freshens it up.

3️⃣ It saves me time and makes fixing it a lot easier.


So, if you suffer from extra oily hair, try cutting back on the amount of times per week you wash it and throw in a little DIY dry shampoo and see how ya like it!

Get DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe