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Tapioca an Alternative to Wheat Flour

Tapioca See full article by Dr Axe

With the rise in popularity of gluten-free baking in recent years, tapioca flour has become a staple for many people. Because cassava roots, from which tapioca is derived, are naturally very high in carbohydrates, tapioca starch is able to be extracted and made into gluten-free flour or “pearls.” These are used as a thickening agent in various kinds of foods or recipes — everything from pizza dough to pie filling.

Tapioca tastes mild and slightly sweet and is one of the purest forms of starch there is. Besides carbs/starch, it’s very low in other macronutrients or micronutrients (like protein, fats, and most vitamins and minerals). However, it’s totally gluten-free, low in calories and free from sugar — so it’s still overall useful in healthy, gluten-free cooking or baking, much like cassava flour.

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White Fir Essential Oil

White FirWhen working through difficult circumstances at home or at work, diffuse white fir to reduce stress.
After strenuous activity, massage into skin for soothing comfort.
On a day when deadlines are approaching, add one drop of White Fir to your shower to evoke feelings of energy and empowerment

  • Diffuse for an energizing effect
  • Evokes feelings of stability
  • Place a few drops on your terra-cotta ornaments for a bright holiday scent

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Diffuser Essential Oil Recipes

orange essential oilThis is a much-loved combo, and for good reason! It’s perfect to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up:
2 drops wild orange essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

This blend is wonderful for creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. It’s bright and fresh:
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
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Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange Essential OilAdd a drop to your water for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.* During colder temperatures, take one to two drops of Wild Orange in a capsule to support a healthy immune system.*

During clean up, use Wild Orange to cleanse and purify counter-tops, tables and other surfaces.  To improve your home’s scent and to purify the air, place a few drops on your air filter

Place one drop Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Frankincense in your hand. Rub hands together and inhale deeply for an energizing aroma. Continue reading →

The Difference between Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes

DigestiveEnzymes ProbioticsProbiotics are the beneficial bacteria or yeast. Taken after infection, the use of antibiotics or during periods of stress can assist your body to re-build these building block of your gut. They are Live microorganisms. Healthy probiotic balance your digestive system and have been said to decrease the aging process.

 

Digestive Enzymes are break down food so that your body can absorb it.

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Berry Bone builder

Bone BerriesHealthy Recipe found on: NutriBullet

Looking to build your skeletal strength? Be sure to Blast foods high in magnesium, including wheat bran, cashews, spinach, almonds and cacao. Like calcium, magnesium is stored in bone, contributing to skeletal strength and is released from the bones by osteoclast breakdown into the blood stream to assist other bodily functions.

Restore your lost magnesium stores with these foods – and starting with this Blast, a tasty mix of bone-building power.

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Wintergreen Essential Oil

WintergreenWintergreen contains the same active ingredient as Birch. Place a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball and place in your gym bag. Wintergreen’s strong
scent will work to mask any odor.

  • Massage into hands, back, and legs for a soothing and warming sensation after exercise
  • Apply to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Diffuse for a sweet, uplifting aroma
  • Commonly used in oral health care products

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10 Processed-Food Secrets You Want to Know

Burger FriesThis Article from DrMercla.com view: Full Article

In the featured article,1 Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet, explains 10 reasons why you might want to think twice the next time you’re tempted to eat processed foods.

1. They’re Addictive and May Cause You to Overeat
Processing modifies or removes important components of food, like fiber, water and nutrients, changing the way they are digested and assimilated in your body. Continue reading →

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

YlangApply Ylang Ylang to the back of the neck for a
calming, uplifting effect. You might also blend it with a carrier oil and massage into back and shoulders to help reduce the effects of daily stress.

During the damaging heat of the summer, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair as well as adding it to a carrier oil for a deep hair conditioner.

Ylang Ylang has a deep floral scent that is pleasant to blend with other essential oils.

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