A Safe Alternative to Toxic Fabric Softeners

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Friends, the topic of fabric softeners drives me absolutely batty.   VERY smart people have been brainwashed by the fluffy snuggly bears of the fabric softener world (thanks to advertisers) into thinking that they NEED this stuff in their laundry because without it, the laundry would be dull, lifeless, static-y and smelly. These VERY smart people need to read the WARNINGS … Read More

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What is a Carrier Oil and Why Should You Use One With Your EOs? (with a video)

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If you are using essential oils, you have probably heard the term ‘carrier oil’.  What is a carrier oil and how are you supposed to use them? Good questions! The world of essential oils can be overwhelming and I advise people to take it slow and steady as they learn.  Learning about carrier oils is important in the early stages … Read More

Tamara MannellyWhat is a Carrier Oil and Why Should You Use One With Your EOs? (with a video)

Easy Peasy Kale Chips – Salt and Vinegar Style

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Kale chips.  I know, I know…kale chips are so 2013 (or something) but they are still a huge hit in our house!  Now that my garden is bulging in kale, making kale chips is an easy (and delicious) way of using them up! There are so many recipes out there for amazing kale chips.  Cheesy kale chips, sweet and salty … Read More

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Oh Lardy Talks Bone Broth

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Bone Broth

You know that Oh Lardy loves bone broth!  There are so many benefits to adding this nutrient dense food to your diet.  Tamara did a podcast with Kathy Hart from The Eric and Kathy Show (Chicago) and Healthy with Hart all about bone broth.  I am so excited to share this with our readers! I make bone broth all.the.time.  I have … Read More

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Four Foods Rich in Essential Magnesium

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By: Michael Ravensthorpe Magnesium is a vital macromineral that is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It regulates enzyme reactions, aids the production of ATP, helps the body transport ions across the cell membranes and much more. Indeed, all of the body’s organs require magnesium to function properly. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiencies are pandemic worldwide. In the … Read More

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Essential Oils are NOT Allergens

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By Dr. David Stewart (author of Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple) Via Homemade Mommy   In Dr. Stewart’s book entitled, “The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple”, he answers the question:  “Are Essential Oil Allergens?” Consider the following facts:

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8 Tips for Mindful Eating

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We eat so quickly in our society.  We gulp down our food to hurry on to the next task.  Many times we eat standing up at the counter or driving in the car.  We never take the time to really enjoy and savor our food.  We eat mindlessly, never mindfully. A couple of weeks ago, I shared an article from … Read More

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Essential Oils 101 LIVE: Thieves, Peppermint and Frankincense

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Are you wondering what all of the buzz is about surrounding essential oils?  Are you totally intrigued by them, but have no idea where to start?  Do you have a bunch of oils in your cabinets and have no idea what to do with them? Oh Lardy hosted a live event on why you would even want to have Young Living oils in … Read More

Tamara MannellyEssential Oils 101 LIVE: Thieves, Peppermint and Frankincense

Turmeric as Effective for Treating Disease as 14 Different Conventional Drugs

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  By Julie Wilson It’s no secret that turmeric has amazing healing properties; in fact, it’s one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Dating back thousands of years, humans have used turmeric as both a food and a medicine, even using it to cure life-threatening diseases.

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Favorite Uses for Valor Essential Oil

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Valor is an energy balancing blend of Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense and Spruce in a base of almond oil. Valor has a bit of a cult following and is loved for its ability to bring alignment and balance throughout the whole body. How can you use Valor Essential Oil?  Quite a few things, in fact.  Here are some of my … Read More

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Oh Lardy Talks about ESSENTIAL OILS!

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I had the great opportunity to do another podcast with Kathy Hart from Healthy With Hart.  If you live in Chicago, you know her from the Eric and Kathy Show on 101.9 The Mix. Kathy and I have done a few podcasts together before but this was the first time we tackled essential oils.  Give it a listen and tell me … Read More

Tamara MannellyOh Lardy Talks about ESSENTIAL OILS!

Real Food Fourth of July BBQ Ideas

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What are you doing for the Fourth of July this summer?  Going to a barbecue?  Want to change it up this year and bring a dish with REAL ingredients?  I have put together a round up of great real food Fourth of July BBQ ideas from some of my favorite bloggers! Drinks Strawberry Basil Lemonade from The Organic Kitchen Homemade Flavored Water … Read More

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Butter is Back: Processed Foods are Identified as Real Culprits in Heart Disease

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By Dr. Mercola Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and for the past 60 years, saturated fat and cholesterol have been wrongfully vilified as the culprits. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to see the light of day.Last December, the New York Times1 featured Dr. Fred Kummerow’s research on fats, and a recent article in Time … Read More

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Studies Show Eating More Slowly Benefits Your Health And Waistline

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  By Dr. Mercola “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things will be yours.” ~Swedish Proverb Many scientific studies have explored the benefits of eating more slowly and chewing food longer. You may hear the distant echoes of your mother’s admonishment to “slow … Read More

Tamara MannellyStudies Show Eating More Slowly Benefits Your Health And Waistline