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10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

 

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a wonderful time, but it can also bring a lot of unpleasant side effects and symptoms along with it. Here are 10 Tips for a great pregnancy using natural ingredients. It is important to use natural ingredients when you are pregnancy so you won’t expose your developing baby to toxins and anything that could harm them.

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Magnesium

Magnesium is a vital mineral for your body (pregnant or not). It is important for blood sugar metabolism, handling stress, helping you sleep, preventing morning sickness, and controlling blood pressure. read more

11 Chocolate Recipes for Weight Loss

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ditch your sugar cravings

For the women who loves chocolate, here are 11 chocolate recipes for weight loss that you can enjoy guilt free and still lose weight while getting your chocolate fix!

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11 Chocolate Recipes for Weight Loss
11 Chocolate Recipes for Weight Loss

Chocolate Recipes You Can Enjoy and Lose Weight

I know I’m not the only one who struggles with chocolate cravings… right?

When the cravings hit, you want chocolate and you want it NOW!

You don’t have to worry – You can have your chocolate and LOSE WEIGHT!  

The main ingredient in chocolate is cocoa – which is actually GOOD for you! (Read More) read more

Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

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Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

Why you don’t have to feel guilty about pouring that second cup

I love drinking hot chocolate on a cold night, snuggled up on the couch with a blanket. I knew that cocoa powder was a great source of antioxidants, but I wanted to know just how healthy this hot chocolate really was. There are plenty of benefits of drinking hot chocolate to keep you pouring a cup all winter long.

I drink my hot chocolate sweetened with stevia, so it is sugar free. This also helps keep it guilt free too.

Drink for Health

Cocoa powder is a great source of flavanoids which are high in antioxidants.  read more

Apple Night Night Gummies Recipe

You know that every parents struggles at some point to get their kiddos off to bed… what if there was a reason they had trouble calming down at night?

I started doing some research and found that magnesium was a mineral that could help all of us get better rest at night – naturally!

I also learned that magnesium was one of those minerals that was really common to be deficient in. I actually was deficient myself!

So I started thinking about ways to help my kids get in more magnesium each day and these apple gummies were a really easy thing to try! read more

Three Tips to Getting More Sleep

3 Tips to getting more sleep
3 Tips to getting more sleep

There are a few foundations we should look at to make sure we are living out a healthy life:

Be aware of what you are eating.

Increase your Water

Include Healthy Fats in You diet

and Eat at Home

Are You Sleeping Enough?

 

One thing people forget about often is the importance of sleeping enough.

The CDC reports that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic.  Lack of sleep is affecting our ability to concentrate, remember important information, negatively affecting hobbies, driving, taking care of money, and work. 

When we don’t allow ourselves to rest, we are actually hurting ourselves more than we realize. Beyond reduced learning and memory ability, lack of sleep is linked to increased weight gain by slowing our metabolism, increased hypertension, and increases our risk for disease.   read more

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

ditch your sugar cravings
ditch your sugar cravings

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

 

 

I love a good hot chocolate when I am cold.

I’m pretty much in love with hot chocolate right now. I want a nice warm drink to have once the kids go to bed and I’m sitting next to Adam relaxing before bed.

This is the most relaxing hot chocolate you will find, because it has the added nutrient-rich plants, minerals, and adaptogens that can help you calm down for a peaceful night. 

Hot chocolate is such a comforting drink and it is pretty healthy too when you make it without the sugar.  read more

Homemade Dark Chocolate

I love dark chocolate!

I’m talking about that love that you just can’t go a week without… or a day even!

When that craving hits, you don’t want to be reaching for a candy bar.

Commercial chocolate is full of ingredients that are not healthy for you, even though chocolate itself is actually pretty healthy.

Commercial chocolate has processed sugar in it… not good for stable blood sugars or for weight loss.

Dark chocolate is a good source of Magnesium and antioxidants. More on Magnesium here and a magnesium oil recipe.  read more

Pregnancy Update: Entering the 3rd Trimester

On Sunday, I officially entered my 3rd trimester!!!

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I don’t think the second trimester was as easy as I would have hoped… I continued to be tired off and on. The nausea ended around 15 weeks, so thankfully that wasn’t an issue. I started taking Floradix iron supplements around 20 weeks or so to help with my energy – and I really could tell a difference at first. I’m continuing to take New Chapter Organics prenatals, Calcium/Magnesium supplements called Coral Legends Plus, Drenamin by Standard Process, Chromium – which is supposed to help with your ability to metabolize sugars and Fermented Cod Liver oil by Green Pastures. read more

Simple Ways to Increase Magnesium

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Simple Ways to Increase Your Magnesium

Magnesium is such a critical mineral for your body. How do we increase magnesium? I am just starting to learn about magnesium deficiencies and the benefits of using magnesium oil to ease ailments. I really felt like I was very deficient once I became pregnant. Magnesium is so important for health. It helps you control your blood sugar, helps you handle stress, and helps you sleep better.

Some benefits of magnesium oil include:

Insomnia or Restless Sleep
Sleep – Wake up Tired
Stress
Back Pain
Stiff and Aching Muscles
Bones continue to go out of Alignment
Migraine Headaches
Cluster Headaches
Weakness – Hypoglycemia
Diabetes
Nervousness
Hyperactivity
High Blood Pressure
Osteoporosis
PMS
Constipation
Heart Condition
Kidney Stones
Accelerated Aging
Depression
Heart Attack History
Irregular Heartbeat
Aggressive Behavior
Attention Deficit Disorder
Chronic Fatigue
Stroke
Jump at Sudden Sounds
High-strung, Jittery
Anxiety
Confusion
Muscle Weakness
Muscle Tics or Twitches
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Spasms or Quivers
Hiccups
Pregnancy-related Symptoms
Seizures
Angina Pectoris
(Sharp Chest Pains and a feeling of being Suffocated)

Exhausted from Physical Work or Exercise
Fading Memory, Senility
Leg Cramps
Asthma
Fibromyalgia

This list is from MGWater.com

Magnesium is pretty vital to several of our body’s systems.  read more

Bone Broths – How to Heal Yourself with Soup

Bone Broths: How to Heal Yourself With Soup

Your grandmother was on to something when she cooked up a pot of chicken soup when you were sick. There are a ton of healing properties to broths made from bones.

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The Jade Institute writes that bone broths are good for both your kidneys and your liver. Broth can even be beneficial in a detox or a cleanse.

The prolonged cooking of bones in water results in a broth rich in nutritional constituents that promote strength, tonify blood, nourish in times of sickness and rehabilitation, and help to prevent bone and connective tissue disorders. read more