My Goal For the Week: Oil Pulling

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Care14 Comments

Do you oil pull? -

I am not sure if all of our readers know this, but I recently became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  I work with clients on changing habits, setting goals and living healthier lives.  I love what I do both one on one with clients and in group sessions and workshop type settings! However, sometimes I … Read More

Flu Busting Echinacea and Elderberry Syrup

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Healthy Lifestyle, Recipes24 Comments

It is that time of the year…time for sniffles, coughs, colds and the flu. I have been using a variation of this syrup for the past couple of winters now and we have stayed healthy and our immune systems have been strong. Granted, we eat a nutrient dense diet full of nourishing foods: clean proteins, healthy fats, bone broths and … Read More

Tips on How to Handle Holiday Stress

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12 Tips for How to Handle Holiday Stress -

The holidays are supposed to be a magical time…a time for friends, family, good food, laughter. I always sit and stare at my elaborate Christmas Village (yes I have one) and wish I was living there…on the fluffy snow, with the warm glow of a fire behind leaded glass windows, dressed in holiday clothes singing carols.  I feel like I … Read More

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food, Tips1 Comment

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health -

Do you have trouble with your digestion?  It is a common problem these days. There are many things you can do that do not involve taking medications!  You can add nutrient dense, easily digestible foods to help nourish and settle your gut. Here are 7 of my favorite ways to improve digestive health: 1. Homemade bone broths Bone broths are … Read More

I drink RAW milk.

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Food News, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food7 Comments

Yep.  You read that right.  I drink raw milk.  My milk comes straight from the cow to me.  No middle man really.  The only way my real milk could be fresher is if I were to milk the cow myself.  But, let’s be real here, I don’t have the time for that.

Do You Chew Your Food?

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle6 Comments

Do You Chew Your Food? -

Do you chew your food? This may sound like a silly question but chewing your food is a very important first step toward healthy eating and good digestion! You probably are chewing.  I doubt you are swallowing your food whole!  But are you chewing properly?  Are you chewing enough? My guess is…you aren’t! I am the first to admit that … Read More

Homemade School Lunch

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Homemade School Lunch

Are you out of ideas when it comes to packing your child’s lunch?  Do you just throw a Lunchables in a bag with a juice box and call it a day?  Well, I have some good news for you!  Packing a wholesome and nourishing lunch for your child isn’t difficult.  I have put together some ideas to help get your … Read More

Real Food Camping: Planning Ahead to Play More!

Kelly ListonHealthy Lifestyle, Real Food10 Comments

Does your family like to camp?  We love to camp!  We purchased a tent trailer in 2010 and have been planning camping adventures year after year.  Part of the planning adventure revolves around meal planning.  You may be wondering, “How do I plan a Real Food cooking menu?”  Friends, I am here to tell you it is simple.  The secret … Read More