Wellness

Push to Support the Placenta: 9 Reasons Why You Should Encapsulate

At many Medical Centers across the U.S., shortly after the average baby is born he or she will be cleaned, swaddle, snuggled into a hat, and lovingly placed into mama’s arms. All while the evidence of labor and delivery; literal blood, sweat, and tears is disposed of. That is until a recent (old) trend has… Continue reading Push to Support the Placenta: 9 Reasons Why You Should Encapsulate

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Wellness

The Secret Natural Deodorant That Actually Works

Natural deodorants have come a long way since the first few crystals that promised to kill odor, but left much to be desired. If you prefer to keep your personal care toxic-free and don’t want to smell like you frequent a sweat lodge, then you may want to read on. The best natural deodorant is… Continue reading The Secret Natural Deodorant That Actually Works

Real Food

Easy Axio Jell-O

Since this week has been in the 90's, I've been trying to brainstorm refreshing, sweet, and healthy treats to feed my family. What's better than a sugar-free (stevia) Jell-O alternative that feeds our brains and also helps us to focus?! Well, that's pretty hard to beat. What you need: 2 cups water, just off the boil. 5-6… Continue reading Easy Axio Jell-O

At Home

Holistic Family Healing . At Home with Dr. Kat

My patients frequently ask how I as a chiro mama deal with sickness or illness in our family… Let me preface this by saying that it is a rare event. I credit the rarity to our holistic lifestyle which includes regular chiropractic care to boost our immune system (see this post). But, even with the… Continue reading Holistic Family Healing . At Home with Dr. Kat

Wellness

The Immune System and Chiropractic

When we think about boosting the immune system, we've all heard about reducing sugar, eating right, increasing vitamin D, adding probiotics, resting/meditation, exercise, and taking herbal remedies, but something that is important and often overlooked is taking care of and maintaining a properly functioning nervous system. Many people ask me how my family and I stay… Continue reading The Immune System and Chiropractic

At Home

Stress-Free Travel Guide: Tips for Food Sensitivities! Part 2

First off, if you haven't read Part 1, go ahead and do that. It will explain how my family prepares for travel. So here's what really happened while I was in Cancun... When we landed I was a little discombobulated. I had thought that my email and phone call prior to coming down would have covered… Continue reading Stress-Free Travel Guide: Tips for Food Sensitivities! Part 2

Real Food

Easy Crockpot Chicken Bone Broth

Ingredients: Bones from one natural rotisserie chicken (preferably pasture raised, with meat and skin removed) 2-3 unpeeled organic carrots, washed and roughly chopped 1-2 medium organic onions, quartered 2-3 organic celery ribs 1-2 cloves of garlic a few whole peppercorns 1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar ¼ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic sea salt Directions: Toss everything… Continue reading Easy Crockpot Chicken Bone Broth

Wellness

Give Up on Gluten

There has been a lot of hype about this component found in most diets today. Chances are that you or someone you know has tried cutting out the protein found in common grains by going gluten free. Gluten is harmful to the brain and wreaks havoc on gut health. Now, research is finally catching up to what many alternative health professionals already knew.