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CBD Oil – Healing with Mother Nature

It’s my passion to help people decipher the controversial health info out there and make decisions that speak to their needs. Throughout my own healing process, there were so many alternative health professionals that I looked up to and trusted to guide me through my process. My goal is to pay it forward and be that same force for other people in their journey to health. It’s my mission to be approach health information with an open mind, unswayed by my personal bias, and give you real, trusted information you can feel good about applying. This approach is what allowed me to heal myself and can help you to do the same.

One of the more controversial topics I’ve kept my eye on over the years is CBD and medical marijuana. It’s been a hot topic in health and in politics for so long. It finally feels like some we’re making progress towards a true sense of understanding it rather than demonizing it with cultural assumptions, though I can understand why it has gotten its reputation. Regardless of where you sit on the legalization debate, when it comes to CBD, there are some really important things everyone should be open to understanding. I feel that the health benefits of CBD oil is a really important matter to share with my readers.

What is CBD Oil?


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Dark chocolate sea salt smoothie recipe

A clean light smoothie can be a great snack, a sweet pick me up or even a dessert. This chocolate sea salt smoothie is my favorite to curl up with when the hubby grabs for ice cream.

  • 1 Serving Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp Fiber (Chia or Flax Seeds to thicken)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink or Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cacao Nibs
  • 2 cups Nut Milk (your choice ….we used almond)
  • ice
  1. Blend all the ingredients together except ice.
  2. Add ice and blend to cool.

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26 All Natural Beauty Tips For Any Skin Type

I’m excited to share with my top 26 natural beauty tips that I’ve learned over the years doing skin care research and in naturopathic medical practice.

These are super easy to do at home with just a few ingredients.

As an alternative to expensive, invasive procedures and toxic skincare ingredients, I’m sharing these do-it-yourself tips to help you save time, money and your health.

And, the best part is you’re using the healing powers of nature and supporting your body’s innate healing capacities to look naturally beautiful.

1. Eliminate Tired Puffy Eyes With Chilled Tea Bags

Natural Beauty Tips For Tired Puffy Eyes
Briefly steep 2 green, black or chamomile tea bags in hot water for less than a minute. Then remove the tea bags from the water, and chill in a small bowl in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place 1 bag over each closed eyelid. Leave on your lids for 5 to 15 minutes. Watch this video if you’d like to see me explain this.

2. Use Raspberries And Coconut Oil For Brighter Lips

Natural Beauty Tips For Brighter Lips
In a small saucepan on low heat, warm 1 Tablespoon coconut oil until liquid. Remove from heat and add 4 fresh or frozen red raspberries. Mash berries and blend until smooth. Place in a small glass container and refrigerate until firm. Use clean fingers or a lipgloss brush to smooth over lips. Make this fresh every few days.

3. Get A Natural Face Lift With Simple Yoga Poses

Natural Beauty Tips For A Natural Lift And Vitality
Doing inverted postures before pictures, interviews and meetings can improve circulation and help give your face some extra lift and vitality. You can do “downward dog” yoga pose by getting on the floor on hands and knees and then straighten your legs. Or simply bend forward and reach towards your toes. Stay in one of these positions as long as you feel comfortable, for about 1 to 5 minutes. If you have physical limitations such as injuries or back pain, check with your healthcare provider about how you can modify this posture. Here are 7 different poses you can do for glowing skin.


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Cancer warning: THIS treatment option could double your risk of dying

CANCER may still not be fully curable, but researchers have been making ground with increasingly effective treatment options in recent decades. However, some sufferers of curable forms are still choosing to try alternative remedies, which a new study has found could dramatically increase your risk of death.

Within 20 years three-quarters of people are expected to survive a cancer diagnosis if clinical improvements continue at their current rate, according to research by Cancer Research UK released last year.

Despite the advances in treatment options, many people are still choosing to try alternative remedies to cure – or alleviate – the condition.

However, a new study has revealed that doing so could make matters worse.

Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that treating cancer with alternative medicine more than doubles your risk of dying.


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pasta with corn and smoked mozzarella

This Pasta with Corn and Smoked Mozzarella is inspired by my absolute love and devotion for sweet corn.  It is the perfect vegetarian summer entree that you can get on the table in just 30 minutes!


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A Discussion with Dr. Gayle Madeleine Randall About Gut Balance and Wellness from the Inside Out

On August 15, 2017, Dr. Randall and Dr. Delaney will discuss Leaky Gut, Holistic Wellness, Autoimmune Disease, Causes and Treatment as well as Holistic Wellness on The Real Deal With Danielle Delaney. Award-winning Actress and Singer Jennifer Hale will join to discuss her experience as a patient with Dr. Randall and the improvements she experienced in her health as a direct result.

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Phoenix, AZ — (SBWIRE) — 08/15/2017 — Dr. Danielle Delaney, Th.D., is a Certified Crisis Intervention Counselor, specialist in Addiction & Recovery Aftercare, Rape Crisis Counselor, Spiritual Counselor, and is also a Sober Coach and an Interventionist. She also specializes in the area of Adults Molested as Children as well as LGBT issues and drug-assisted rape and survivors of domestic violence. Danielle works with individuals, families and couples seeking healing and resolution of their challenges, and helps them to more clearly see the path to their holistic wellness and to their higher selves.

As a broadcaster, philanthropist and advocate, she hosts “The Real Deal With Danielle Delaney” on VoiceAmerica, the World Leader in Internet Media. She is the award-winning author of “Expect Delays: How to Reclaim Your Life, Light and Soul After Trauma” and is currently working on her second book. Dr. Danielle Delaney is the 2017 winner of the Trauma and Intervention Education & Philanthropy Award.

Danielle Delaney holds the distinction of being the youngest and the only woman of color to own a Sober Companioning business in the United States of America. She is soon to be featured in a “Top 50 Under 50” piece about American Female Entrepreneurs as well as appearing as a specialist & consultant in an upcoming documentary about healing and retraining the brain.


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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Once this honey sweetened and whole grain chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe is sliced, it stands no chance of lasting more than a few minutes. It will be devoured in no time! It is so yummy for a snack or to bring to a party. It is sweetened with honey and made with whole-wheat flour and mini chocolate chips, so it is healthier than most zucchini chocolate chip breads. It has a cup and a half of shredded zucchini, which makes it incredibly moist. And don’t worry even with these healthier ingredients; this recipe has been taste tested by a swarm of hungry kids and given the thumbs up approval.


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5 Ab Exercises You Can Do With Your Booty Parked Right There In Your Chair

Sometimes, making the trek all the way to the gym for a workout is a challenging exercise in and of itself. Those lazy feels just take over, and the mere thought of getting up out of your chair or your bed sounds like a whole lot of unnecessary effort for not a lot of payoff. But, as much as you’d like it to, your core isn’t going to strengthen itself. Luckily, there are lots of ab exercises you can do in a chair.

Yes, you read that correctly. You can totally sit and be fit, and it’s literally the perfect solution to make all of your lazy fitness dreams come true.

Plus, since your abs are smaller than other muscles in your body, they actually benefit a lot from engaging in daily strengthening exercises, which also means you don’t typically need to take a rest day in between these types of workouts (unlike leg day, which renders my body virtually useless a week after the fact).

So, for all my fellow lazy peeps out there, here are five ab exercises you can do with your booty parked right in your chair. Because, let’s face it, standing is just overrated sometimes.

1. Oblique Bends

See how to do this workout HERE

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Sourdough Steak Sandwich


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 1-oz. sourdough bread slices, lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 batch grilled onion
  • 4 grilled Japanese eggplant slices
  • 2 1/2 ounces grilled flank steak

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Maryland school of alternative medicine to offer new naturopathic program

The Maryland University of Integrative Health is establishing a school of naturopathic medicine and plans to admit the first students to the program next year.

The school of naturopathic medicine will be the first in the mid-Atlantic region and one of only a handful of schools nationwide that operate within a regionally accredited university, officials with the university of integrative health said.

Naturopathic medicine is an alternative practice based on the idea that the body can heal itself. Naturopathic doctors use a combination of traditional treatments with alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal medicines.

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Shrimp-Tomato-Avocado Salad


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw medium shrimp, patted dry
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 12 oz.), halved
  • 1/2 English cucumber (about 5 oz.), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh fat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, chopped
  • 12-16 whole Bibb lettuce leaves

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Authorities Rule Alternative Health Practitioner’s Death a Suicide

Author and alternative health practitioner Ann Boroch has died.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s department confirmed to us on 8 August 2017 that Boroch’s cause of death a week before was suicide by hanging. The department’s report identified her by her first name, Tami.

Boroch’s Facebook page announced her death on 4 August 2017, and the post was cross-linked to her Twitter account. A second Twitter post carried an additional message while also linking to her Facebook page:

Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I am Ann’s cousin. I am sorry to say this is not a hoax or a joke. Thank you all…

However, the Facebook page was taken down completely not long after that. Some web sites reporting on Boroch’s death included a screen capture of what was purportedly the original post:


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10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Here are just a few!

1. Taste Real Flavors

The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you—no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real as it gets—fresh from the farm.


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Natural Remedies for Illness

When the flu bites, when the cold stings… these are a few of my least favorite things… Fortunately, some cases of illness can be easily prevented, and even once an illness has struck, natural and herbal remedies can help shorten the duration and get you feeling better faster. I posted before about what I keep in my medicine cabinet (and in my purse when traveling), but since we are getting in to the heat.. er, cold, of flu season, I thought more information could be helpful.

Cold and Flu Prevention


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11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet.

It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.

Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research.

1. Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties

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