DIY Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes for Colds & Flu

    We are a few weeks back into the school year here in Australia and it hasn’t taken long for the germs to be on attack. Second week of school we had gastro, now the kids are showing signs of a cold (stuffy noses abound). Sigh.

    We are also being bombarded in the media about the flu epidemic and being urged to get the flu shot –

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    essential oil inhaler recipes for flu and cold prevention and treatment

      Simply Earth Essential Oils Subscription Box Review

      The folks at Simply Earth sent their January essential oils subscription box for me to review and I’m really excited to share it with you.

      Simply Earth is an essential oil company who have made it their mission to help you make your home more natural with essential oils at an affordable price. They believe (like me) that it shouldn’t cost you the earth to have a healthy home.

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      Use an essential oils subscription box to grow your oils toolkit. #essentialoils #essentialoilsonabudget #subscriptionbox #essentialoilsforbeauty

        Black Friday and Holiday 2018 Essential Oil Specials

        It’s the most wonderful time of the year for SALES! Seriously, I wait all year for this. Having a big family is expensive enough, but having a big family who all have their different health challenges…yeah it’s a bank breaker.

        I’m serious when I say I live for this time of year and the bargains I can grab on products that help support our journey with MTHFR,

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        black friday and holiday 2017 essential oil specials

          Essential Oils Toolkit for Pyrrole Kids Headed Back to School

          Ah, back to school. After a long hot summer, there is nothing like sending your gorgeous off-spring back to the classroom.

          Unless of course, your kids are anything like mine and they hate school with a passion.

          Don’t get me wrong my kids are bright and they do okay academically, but school is definitely not their ‘thing.’ Out of my 5 pyrrole kids only 1 of them hasn’t ‘hated’ school.

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          Back to school essential oils toolkit for kids with MTHFR and Pyrrole disorder to help them cope with the stresses of going back to school

            The Ketogenic (Keto) Diet Versus The Paleo Diet
            Going Back in Time

            So I’m going to go back into my own personal timeline and then take a short walk down humanities timeline.

            I started figuring out my personal health issues because of my mad desire to help my kids out.  Figuring out their problems helped me figure out my own.  I now know that I have a MTHFR mutation and Pyrrole Disorder and this over time has caused a lot grief in my own health. 

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            Which plan is for you? Keto, Paleo, Low Carb, Grain Free what worked for me.

              A Brief Overview of 4 Different Types of candida

              It is estimated that as many as 7 in 10 people, young and old alike, currently suffer from a candida overgrowth. The candida fungus creates yeast infections that can evidence themselves in the human body in a number of ways. The 6 most common of the more than 150 species of the candida fungus are:

              • Candida Albicans
              • Candida Tropicalis
              • Candida Glabrata
              • Candida Parapsilosis
              • Candida Krusei
              • Candida Lusitaniae

              Fortunately for you and I,

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              What are the different types of Candida?

                What is Dandruff?

                Before we talk about how to get rid of dandruff, let’s talk about what exactly it is. We all know the tell-tale signs of dandruff; those charming white flakes all over the shoulders, scratching your head and it looking like you’ve been caught in a snow storm – charming, right?

                Dandruff is a skin disorder affecting up to 50 percent of the world population at some point in their life. 

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                How to get rid of dandruff naturally - check out these 6 easy tips for getting rid of dandruff

                  Vitamin B6 Deficiency Symptoms

                  B6 deficiency is not very common in the general population, however, in those with Pyroluria/Pyrrole Disorder, it’s one of the most common deficiencies found. If you check out the common symptoms of pyrrole disorder you’ll see a deficiency in B6 is behind a lot of them.

                  Why are people with Pyrrole disorder deficient in B6?

                  Every single person makes pyrroles as a by-product of the conversion of iron into haemoglobin,

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                  Vitamin B6 deficiency and it's impact on the symptoms of pyrrole disorder, food sources of B6 and taking supplements

                    Anxiety is a bitch – Anxiety in Children is even bitchier

                    Anxiety in children has become a pretty common phenomenon these days.  Have you got a stressed out anxious kid? It’s a terrible feeling for both them and you.  It can make you feel pretty helpless as a parent when your child is distressed and you feel powerless to help them.  I feel your pain momma, I have five kiddos who all suffer with various levels of anxiety. 

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                    Help ease anxiety in children with these 10 essential oils and blends

                      Reduce the Toxic Load in Your Environment

                      I discussed in a previous article the role that oxidative stress plays in worsening Pyrrole symptoms. While we can’t control a lot of the toxins we are exposed to ‘out in the world,’ we can actively reduce environmental toxins in our homes.  This is the first in a series of tips on how we can help reduce the toxic load in the home.  We will work from room to room and look at ways we can reduce chemicals and other toxins in the home which helps to reduce oxidative stress and subsequently Pyrrole symptoms

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