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Katie Wells

How to Make & Use Dried Flowers for Decor, Tinctures, and More

We use a lot of flowers around here for purposes other than decoration, from calendula for skin to dandelions for iced dandelion lime tea. While I enjoy a vase of fresh flowers as much as the next person, the practical side of… Continue Reading →

Chewy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Once upon a time, there was a grain and flour-free, nutrient-dense, chocolate cookie recipe that was so filling that you could easily get your chocolate fix without eating too much! They had very little (or no) natural sweeteners and were… Continue Reading →

259: How to Learn Languages by Ear With Idahosa Ness

Even though I studied Spanish for years in school, I still struggle to use what I learned in any meaningful way. Sound familiar? Then you’re in the right place. Idahosa Ness is a teacher, a musician, and foreign language expert… Continue Reading →

How to Stimulate Vagus Nerve Function to Reduce Inflammation and Support the Brain

On the podcast, I’ve discussed how the vagus nerve plays a part in nervous system health and can help with sensory disorders. If you aren’t familiar with the vagus nerve and what it does in the body, you’re not alone!… Continue Reading →

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe (Mild & Not Too Spicy)

I never thought I liked curry powder. I’m not sure where my negative opinion came from, but I once added it to a soup by accident and discovered that I absolutely love it. The unique and complex mix of flavors… Continue Reading →

7 Effective Natural Remedies for Warts

Everything from garlic poultices to banana peels and… brace yourself… even urine have been recommended as remedies for warts. This post covers some of the most frequently used natural remedies to help stop warts for good. For those who are… Continue Reading →

258: Beating SIBO, IBS, and Histamine Intolerance With A Gutsy Girl Sarah Kay Hoffman

Sarah Kay Hoffman is the founder of A Gutsy Girl, a website I’ve been following for a long time. She’s created an amazing online community geared towards women who are looking for a reasonable approach for healing things like IBS,… Continue Reading →

The Best Houseplants for Purifying Indoor Air

I’ve heard it said that a person can go three weeks without food, three days without water (roughly) and three minutes without air (roughly). With those numbers, it seems that air quality should be an important consideration for health, as… Continue Reading →

Easy Chicken Fiesta Salad

Variety is the spice of life they say, and I’m the first to admit salads can get boring! When I start to feel this way I know it’s time to make this chicken fiesta salad. Crunchy colorful peppers, creamy guacamole,… Continue Reading →

257: Secret Ingredients in Our Food: The Truth About GMOs

Buckle your seatbelts… we’re going there! Today we talk in-depth about genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs. This is not exactly my field of study and certainly a very controversial issue, so I’ve asked Jeffrey Smith, man behind the… Continue Reading →

What Moms Really Need Today (And Every Day)

A couple of years ago on Mother’s Day, I shared a call to peace in the mommy wars and to step into our power as moms and women. Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed a shift. The “war”… Continue Reading →

Do Homeopathic Remedies Work? What the Science Says (+ My Take)

We always used homeopathic teething remedies for our kids, and they certainly seemed to help. But outside of teething, many people don’t understand the wider range of homeopathic remedies and wonder if they really work. And I can’t blame them… the… Continue Reading →

35+ Healthy Lunch & Snack Ideas (Kids Will Eat!)

We’ve talked about what to pack in kids’ school lunches for healthy food, but healthy snacks are important too! It’s taken many years to get this area of life down, and we’ve made a lot of strides. Here is our… Continue Reading →

How to Use Lavender (Grow It, Make Natural Remedies & More)

It only takes a brief scroll through my home remedies and DIY recipes to know that lavender is by far one of my favorite herbs. Not only is is beautiful and fragrant in the garden, it has hundreds of uses (literally)…. Continue Reading →

256: Decoding What Your Body Really Needs With Chris Masterjohn PhD

All of my years of health research have led me to one conclusion: there’s no one-size-fits-all prescription for good health. Each of us needs a personalized approach when it comes diet and the vitamins and minerals we need. The trouble… Continue Reading →

Itch-Stopping Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy

Spending time outdoors has its advantages: fresh air, sunshine, and exercise have numerous health benefits. But being outdoors does expose you to some unpleasant elements. Should you come into contact with poison ivy, you have my sympathy! While it is notoriously… Continue Reading →

Quick & Healthy Meatball Shish Kabobs

Meatball shish kabobs (or any food creatively arranged on a skewer) are a kid-approved dinner and an easy fix on a busy night. In fact, now the kids want to make kabobs out of everything! That’s ok with me, since kabobs are… Continue Reading →

255: Dr. Valter Longo on a Fasting Mimicking Diet and Increasing Healthspan

I’ve wanted to interview Dr. Valter Longo for years, and today I finally get to! In this episode, we explore all things fasting — one of my favorite health topics — and especially the fasting mimicking diet, a precise system… Continue Reading →

Real Food Margarita Recipe (With Delicious Low-Sugar Variations)

Just holding a glass of margarita instantly transports me to long summer days by the beach. We can of course debate whether alcohol is a healthy choice at all, but my bigger concern is that mixed drinks often hide a mountain… Continue Reading →

254: Business, Lifestyle, and Routines With The Skinny Confidential

Today’s episode is a little different than normal as I’m here with Lauryn and Michael of The Skinny Confidential to talk business, entrepreneurship and navigating the dynamic of working together as a couple. Lauryn Evarts is a well-known lifestyle and… Continue Reading →

253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears

I’m here today with someone you have probably heard of and possibly enjoy as much as I do. JP Sears is a YouTuber, a comedian, an emotional healing coach, and fun fact which you may not know, a serious world… Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas for Mom (That She Will Use and Love!)

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve gotten several requests from husbands of a few readers for gift ideas for Mom when regular chocolate won’t cut it anymore. I’ve compiled a list of some of the things I’d want to get (hint-hint… Continue Reading →

Best Essential Oils to Use in the Car

With six kiddos, going into car travel prepared is a must. We often take games and activities, healthy snacks, and with all those bodies in the car… some ways to counteract the stink! I don’t take essential oil use lightly… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes

When we ditched the grains years ago, pancakes were one of the foods my kids missed most. I lost no time trying to figure out a healthy grain-free pancake recipe that could fill the void. After many (sometimes failed) kitchen experiments,… Continue Reading →

252: How to Activate Peak Brain Performance With Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Hill

With advances in brain mapping and neurofeedback, there’s so much to learn about the brain. I feel like I’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg on this topic, so I’ve invited Dr. Andrew Hill here today. He is one… Continue Reading →

Is 5G Safe? What You Need to Know

By the end of 2019, 5G technology should begin to roll out. Tech enthusiasts, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and telecom companies tout 5G as the best thing since sliced bread because it will significantly improve wireless communication. Some experts… Continue Reading →

Easy Chuck Roast Recipe (Instant Pot or Crock Pot)

One of my favorite recipes for busy days when I don’t have time to cook in the afternoon is chuck roast. These roasts have a good fat profile and awesome flavor. Add a generous salad and pile of roasted broccoli and you… Continue Reading →

251: Water Quality and How to Improve Drinking Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe

This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the… Continue Reading →

Can a Weighted Blanket Transform Your Kids’ Sleep?

Let’s be honest… as moms, we will do just about anything to get our kids to sleep. Sleep is what makes a parent’s world go ’round. We need good sleep, and we desperately need our kids to get good sleep, too. Recently,… Continue Reading →

Grain-Free Pizza Stir Fry Recipe

Pizza is definitely a kid favorite, but not usually a healthy one. My kids love our alternative, Meatza, but it is messy to make and takes multiple pans. I’m a huge fan of stir-frys and decided that the toppings of pizza… Continue Reading →

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