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Eat Wheat? Read this!

That’s right – Eat Wheat – A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat AND Dairy Back INTO Your Diet, by Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP. So this is incredible right? All of us with sensitivities toward certain foods…wheat, … Continue reading

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Peppermint Recipes for Pamper and Drink

Ahh the time of year for candy canes, hot chocolate, sunny cold days. I love to curl up with a good book and sip hot chocolate. Peppermint has many therapeutic properties. Used traditionally for digestive issues, it has cooling properties … Continue reading

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DIY Salt Scrub

What is a salt scrub? A salt scrub is some oil, salt (good salt/fine grain) and some essential oils. How do you use a salt scrub? Use it like a bar of soap, scrub and rub. What does it do? … Continue reading

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Top 10 Essential Oil Recipes to Diffuse

General Guidelines: The following blends are meant to be used in a cold-air diffuser. These diffusers usually require a small amount of water to be added, along with the oils. Clay diffusers work well too. Follow the manufacturer’s directions on … Continue reading

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Do-In Self-Massage

Do-In is a form of self-massage, it is an ancient Asian tradition. I have been practicing this for many years. Back when I worked on a computer for a living, I had a lot of neck and back strain. This … Continue reading

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Abhyanga – oiling self-massage

Ah the winds of fall in Colorado are upon us and the swirling mind and emotions that come with too much wind. Ayurveda offers some wonderful self-care to help us ground ourselves through storms, whether internal or external. I especially … Continue reading

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Garshana – ayurvedic skin brushing

Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that stimulates and refreshes the skin and lymphatic system. This process enhances blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins. To perform garshana, you will need natural silk gloves, a soft sponge, or … Continue reading

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A Broken Wing, Wanting to Soar

On June 2, 2013, a branch from the ground got caught in my shoe, stood up and hooked me under my left arm, spun me into the house, and slid me down, a Y was in my armpit and as … Continue reading

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Essential Oils and Self Care

In our busy world, it can be challenging to take care of ourselves well. It can be a great stress reliever to take a bath, imagining all our troubles floating away. We can make it a ritual for self care. … Continue reading

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