Simple answers for healthier families | Ideas, insights, and recipes from Wellness Mama that will help you foster and maintain a natural home for you and your…
CBD products have been making the rounds in wellness circles. There’s a lot of hype around the issue, but there’s also evidence to support many of the benefits. I tried Prima Hemp Products and now I’m sharing my honest thoughts about how they affected me. But first, if you’re not familiar with hemp CBD products, let’s go over why they’ve been getting so much buzz lately.
We’ve been working on ways to rekindle that early dating spontaneity and to find fun, creative, and even unusual date ideas to try (and not just on Valentine’s Day or other special occasions!). Experts say that weekly date nights help couples have more intimate and lasting relationships. I’m lucky to have a romantic and adventurous husband (he’s Italian) who helps break the “dinner and a movie” routine and try new things.
I learned early on that when you get married, you also marry your husband’s sports teams (at least with my guy… go Reds!). This extends to cultural traditions too, especially if he comes from a strong cultural background. That’s where one of our favorite Christmas traditions called “Feast of the Seven Fishes” finds its roots. If you’re wondering what food to make for Christmas Eve dinner, give this a try! And yes … there really are seven fishes!
I’ve struggled with thyroid problems for more than a decade now. While I also have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune thyroid condition, part of that means dealing with hypothyroidism. I know from personal experience how miserable it is to have a thyroid that’s not doing its job right. Now I want to pass my experience on to you as you try to understand yours.
I still prefer to opt for candy-free gifts or experiences whenever possible, even at Halloween. But thanks to companies making candy with better ingredients, our family can take part in neighborhood trick-or-treat festivities (without resorting to handing out seaweed snacks… although I happen to think those are also delicious!).
Getting kids to eat healthier, especially when it comes to eating vegetables and fruit, can be an overwhelming task. Luckily there are ways to gets kids on board with vegetables and fruits without having to coerce or bully them into it. I consider my kids to be above average in the eating-enough-vegetables department and the following tips are how I did it! #healthykids #getkidstoeatvegetables #wellness #wellnessmama #tipsandtricks #tipsongettingkidstoeatveggies #veggies
It’s well known that bee products like honey, royal jelly, and bee propolis have many health benefits. These honeybee products have a permanent spot in my kitchen as well as my home remedy cabinet. So, it’s not surprising that bee pollen is also an amazing health food and supplement.
Garlic is an herb that I always have on hand, usually in several different forms. From powder, salt, and minced for cooking to fresh for both cooking and wellness — this herb has a plethora of uses besides being tasty! #garlic #garlicueses #garlicherb #garliccloves #healthyhair #colds #flu #repelmosquitos
Raw honey is naturally antibacterial, making it great for acne-prone skin types. This sticky substance is anti-inflammatory, helps heal blemishes, balances pH, and cleanses pores. It’s highly moisturizing and combats the signs of aging skin by increasing firmness and decreasing skin imperfections.
Avocado oil is popping up as an ingredient in many healthy foods. People love it for its mild flavor in cooking and lack of scent in beauty recipes. It is the main ingredient in brands of mayo claiming to be healthier than the rest, as cooking oil for some types of potato chips, and a host of other uses.
Aside from whole grains, vegetable oils and margarine are some of the most misunderstood and over-recommended foods in the health community. You’ve probably heard these referred to as “heart-healthy oils,” a good alternative to those “artery-clogging saturated fats.” Only one problem…. science doesn’t back these claims up! #health #wellness #wellnessmama #vegetableoil #margarine #butter