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The 12 Most Important Foods You Need for Optimal Health

It’s the circle – The Circle of Life.

It’s not just from “The Lion King”- it’s something you need to learn how to do for your own health!

{You’re welcome for getting that song stuck in your head.}

A big part of my wellness coaching is about how everything in our lives can affect our health. My focus is holistic health – which means “whole body” wellness. When looking at these other “foods” that you are feeding yourself, it becomes a lot more clear why things might be out of whack! These “foods” are called primary foods. If you’ve worked with me, you are familiar with this concept already. If not, here is an exercise I like to do with my clients. This exercise will help you to discover which primary foods you are missing the most.


Drink WATER!

Drink WATER!!
As a whole, people do not drink enough water everyday. We are dehydrated and our health suffers as a result.
What if I told you that you will see many differences in your health just by forming a habit of drinking your necessary amount of water everyday?
Would you do it?
Will you just experiment with me and see what happens?
Let’s try it.


Perpetual Bone Broth

What is Perpetual Bone Broth?

One thing that I always have simmering in my slow cooker is broth.

Bone broth, to be exact.

What is bone broth?

It is very similar to regular broth except that, when cooked this way, all of the nutrients from the bones are put into the broth to be absorbed by you!
Some of these nutrients are:
– Calcium
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus

Another great benefit is that you get a significant amount of collagen from these bones.

Why do we need collagen?

Oh, let me count the ways!

One reason is that it helps our bones break less.

Huh? Isn’t that what calcium is for?

Nope. Calcium helps make our bones stronger.

Collagen helps keep them flexible. Without collagen, our bones would snap under direct pressure.

But – naturally, bone broth contains calcium too!

One more benefit that you should know for now – the yellow fat that chickens have contains a ton of immune boosting properties! I can usually dodge illnesses as they come into our house because I get this each day. Others in my house are not as diligent. They get sick, I keep drinking. 🙂

So – if you aren’t yet convinced that you should be drinking some of this goodness everyday, let me explain how easy it is to make.


Here’s MY Story

Today, I am getting super real. Some of you may have heard my story before and some of you haven’t.
If you have – there is more here than you know.
If not – read on.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a mom. That was my ultimate goal. My second choice was to be a teacher.
(My third was a cashier… lucky for me, I was able to fulfill that desire as a teenager.)

Now, about those other two…