Young Living Toothpaste and Deodorant

We had some questions about what we use for 'clean' products. I had a really nice conversation with Amanda actually that I thought was worth sharing here too in case anyone else is interested. On the left you see the Aromabright 'toothpaste' which I actually don't like as toothpaste. This is our deodorant most of the time, especially when I'm not using my rock crystal. And on the right we have the actual toothpaste that we use. It's the whitening brand. Which I really like! If you're i...
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The Forgotten About Macro: Antioxidants / Fibre

https://youtu.be/p5isB7K_P-M Most people don’t consider the health benefits when it comes to veggies, which is exactly what this category is. Just before this section I did talk about vegetables but let’s offer a slightly different angle to help you understand the importance here. The reason we call it the forgotten macronutrient is because many people actually and literally forget about it. What’s for dinner, ‘steak and potatoes’. What about a roast, or even ‘fried chicken’, and how ab...
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Where do you get your protein from?

https://youtu.be/eU3zXVxaVnw Protein is probably the most difficult macronutrient to discuss simply because we all grew up a certain way and to try and change the thought process is extremely difficult. I’m not trying to change your thought process here, more so, I’m trying to show you that it doesn’t always have to be a certain way simply because that’s what you know. We can get protein from different sources other than from meat or animal sources. But first let me explain the level...
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Carbs: Eat this not that

https://youtu.be/RkD6wAglJbI Carbohydrates often get a bad wrap because of the new diets out there where people try to avoid carbs all together. It’s extremely difficult to avoid carbs all together. Which makes restrictive diets that request few or no carbs at all seemingly impossible to follow. Think about it, we have carbs in the morning for toast, oatmeal, french toast, or pancakes (which is usually created with a wheat product). Then we often have a sandwich for lunch or a roll w...
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Healthy Fats

https://youtu.be/5rpne1AhZCQ Will eating fat make me fat? This question comes up quite frequently. The haunting fear that eating fats will put fat on your body. This myth simply isn’t true. I can assure you that eating fats will not make you fat! There are a number of things that contribute to weight gain such as: eating low quality food like substances, overeating, lack of sleep and STRESS. Notice how none of those include eating healthy fats. Eating proper portions of healthy fats ...
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The Introduction of Macronutrients

https://youtu.be/d5fxhvtvm7s When it comes to macronutrients it always interests how most people are obsessed with one of the macronutrients. You’ll often hear someone say, “I need to get protein, I don’t have enough protein, where do you get your protein from?” Then you have the fats people won’t touch because they think fats, regardless of what kind will actually make them gain weight (which certainly isn’t the case as you’ll read in the fats section below). And then there’s the ca...
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Detox and Reduce Stress by Reading

Sounds like an odd combination when I say detox and reduce stress by reading but as you'll soon find out, you can find many different and valuable benefits to reducing stress and detoxing your body by reading. Now when I say reading I'm not talking about reading emails on your computer, not even inspirational quotes on your newsfeed. What I'm talking about is picking up a good old fashioned book to get lost in. Think about all the things that cause more stress in our lives, in fact they caus...
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How to detox your body and bathroom

We often think about toxins we’re putting in our body but how often do we think about toxins we put on our body?  Most of us know our skin is our biggest organ but did you know we can absorb chemicals through our skin faster than by consuming them from food?   There are tons of chemical in conventional cosmetics, which include everything from toothpaste to deodorant.  Just as the food industry is based around mass production and sales, the cosmetic industry is no different.  Not only do we ...
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How to Detox your Body – Processed Foods

How to detoxify yourself through processed foods is a topic I wanted to cover because prevention is something I often talk about.  Our society is so wrapped around the mind set of ‘treating’ that I think we lose out by not looking for ways to prevent.   As a fitness instructor, nutrition advocate and health enthusiast I’m often confronted after someone’s been diagnosed with something.  Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, you name it; the first thing I think when someone says “I...
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How to detox your body and kitchen (video)

How to detox your body in the kitchen isn’t as difficult as we may think.  I mean there’s plenty of toxins in the substances of food most people call them but most of us know what those are.  If we are talking directly about how to make some quick and easy changes without much effort than I can direct you to plastic.   Plastic is a toxin in many ways, not only does it pollute our bodies but it pollutes our environment.  Concerning our bodies, plastic gives off toxins when heated so the easy ans...
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