The Easiest Two Day Cleanse

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can just feel that I need to cleanse.

Maybe it is after a vacation, a holiday, or just a crazy week when you didn’t eat as well as you should… but then you are left blah. It may also lead to us having trouble losing weight.

All these signs are our body telling us that WE NEED TO DETOX!!!

Here are 9 SIGNS Your Body Needs to DETOX:

– Skin breakouts
– Bloating/stomach pains
– Trouble sleeping
– Constipation
– Headaches
– Fatigue/low energy levels
– Irritability
– Congestion/mucus feels like a cold read more

3 Lies the Health Experts told us About Fat

We were lied to…

“Health” experts told us over and over that FAT was bad. Eating Fat was making us fat… but that was a BIG FAT LIE!

Three Lies We Have Been Told

  • Fats Are Unhealthy
  • Fats Make You Gain Weight
  • Fats Give You High Cholesterol

Truth: Fat Keeps Us Healthy

Every cell in your body is covered in fat. It is needed for hormones, for nerves, for your brain to function. It is also key for a healthy metabolism. You also need fat to absorb fat soluble vitamins.

It is an Excellent Source of Vitamin A. Grass-fed butter has even more vitamin A than regular butter thanks to the cow’s grass eating diet. By consuming grass-fed butter, you directly increase your intake of butyric acid, which science has shown can decrease inflammation. Conjugated linoleic acid are found in high amounts in grassfed butter! Arachidonic Acid serves as a precursor to leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes, collectively known as eicosanoids which are important for immunity and immune response. read more

Treating Mastitis Naturally

Treating Mastitis Naturally

Mastitis can be scary to a breastfeeding mama. 

The painful and inflamed breast. The chills. The fever.

I have had full blow mastitis 3 times now! I had it both after the first few days after childbirth and now today…

What causes mastitis?

Mastitis is usually caused by a clogged milk duct that isn’t draining properly. Mastitis can come when you are not resting enough or drinking enough water – Hello, Holidays!

This time it developed from a milk bleb – a clog right on the nipple. I noticed a slightly painful white dot on my nipple about 2 weeks ago, but I thought it honestly went away… Until last night. read more

Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

low carb baked chicken fajita salad

 Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that we LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every week and it would not get old. I craved so much Mexican food while I was pregnant with both of my girls. When I was dealing with Gestational Diabetes, I had to be very careful of not indulging in the rice, beans, and tortillas. These Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salads became a staple meal for us.

I saw several recipes floating around Pinterest before I decided to make it myself and tweak it into my own recipe. These are quite healthy too. Garlic and Cayenne are wonderful spices for your health and help you detox. read more

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

How to have a healthy pregnancy, tips for easy pregnancy

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Are you pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant soon? Today I’m writing at Day 2 Day Joys about 10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy.

I have been blessed to have 2 relatively easy pregnancies. I did deal with gestational diabetes, but I was able to manage my blood sugar naturally. Check out my book about How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally. 

Being healthy is the foundation for a healthy pregnancy. If you are already deficient in vitamins, pregnancy will only make it worse. This is the time to focus on your health and your baby’s health. read more

Apple Night Night Gummies Recipe

 Apple Night Night Gummies Recipe

 

*As always, I’m not a medical professional. Please talk to your doctor before changing your diet.

Aidalyn is obsessed with gummies right now. I have been wanting to make some myself and sneak in some healthy ingredients. I came up with the idea of Apple Night Night Gummies Recipe. These are filled with vitamins from the applesauce and also magnesium.

Magnesium is a mineral that most people are deficient in these days. One thing that magnesium is good for is helping you fall asleep at night. It is also good for constipation. These are two things that many moms with toddlers and preschoolers would like to work on. Here’s my recommended Magnesium Choice! read more

Apple Oatmeal Cream Pie

sugar free, gluten free, egg free, low fat

Apple Oatmeal Cream Pies

{Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Low Fat}

Oatmeal Cookies are a childhood favorite of mine. I love oatmeal cookies and cream together. These Apple Oatmeal Cream Pies are the prefect combination of both flavor and health benefits.

Apples are full of vitamins and minerals. They add a natural sweetness to the cookie as well. Oatmeal is a great food for fiber as well as for your heart. Oats are also good for stabilizing blood sugar because of its magnesium content.

Coconut milk is used for the cream to keep this dairy free. To create the full body of whipped cream, glucomanan is used to stiffen and keep the cream at a semi-solid. I love glucomannan and use it all the time. It is full of fiber and has been used for centuries in Japan. It can help fill you up, so you aren’t tempted to overeat. I buy mine glucomannan on Amazon. I love it as a thickener because, you can use it with cold foods. It doesn’t need to be heated to activate the absorbing properties. read more

Vitamins For Kids

Aidalyn's Vitamins

Vitamins I added in the smoothie