Happy January!! Last year was quite the crazy year so I’m glad we’re entering a new one. It’s always nice to have a clean slate 🙂
If you’ve followed me for the last couple of years you probably know I’m not married to the idea of resolutions. If you do them- great, if not, that’s great too. I personally like to set intentions for each day/week/month. I also like setting small goals in order to reach big ones.
Along those lines… I actually just got over a wicked cold (probably the worst one of my life) and I’m feeling quite grateful just to have oxygen really flowing through my nose!!! The little things, right! But, the big thing for me was the wake up call and the fact that I need to really dial it in on my health.
I know I was vulnerable because I had quite a bit of stress in the last portion of the year between work related travel, moving to a new state, and daily life. It’s these reminders (like getting really sick) that make me constantly aware of the need to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us and take care of ourselves.
So…my intentions for this year are to truly focus on my health. I did some testing and found I have a higher than desired viral load and my immune system is sluggish. That was goal #1 for me- actually doing the testing. I’ve gotten the supplements and I’m also doing IV nutrients and Heart Math to put those viruses in their place. Each day committing to these steps and practices to get better are my intentions.
On that note, I was thinking about what I wanted to leave you with as 2019 begins. I wanted to leave you with a gift. I’m frequently asked about my favorite things. I’m going to give you some of the things I use to keep my family’s health up and toxin load down.
1. Easy, natural cleaning basics. Dr. Bronner’s Soap, white vinegar, 3% hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda will give you amazing cleaning power for the vast majority of your needs. Bon Ami and Borax are also good. Added bonus, most of these can be helpful if you have an skin issues like eczema (NOT the Bon Ami)!
2. More natural skin care and personal care. Acure, which is widely available now (even at Target) has complete facial care, body care and hair care products at a great price point. My splurge is Intelligent Nutrients skin care because they make amazing products but they are pricey. I only buy them on sale when they are seriously discounted. For my husband I like Dirty Knees lotion in Minnesota Woods scent which I also try to get on sale.
3. Paleo Valley snacks, supplements, and bone broth protein. I really love these guys- over the years we’ve become friends because we have similar values- we want to make the world a better place through healthy choices and sustainability. We all want our kids to have a healthier tomorrow because it is not looking good for their generation thus far. In my house we love the Grass Fed Beef Sticks and Pastured Turkey sticks as snacks. I love their food based Vitamin C, Grass Fed Organ Complex, and Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein for healing (I’m actually using all 3 in my own healing protocol right now). They have some of the cleanest products on the market.
Happy 2019 to you all! Wishing you and your families a very healthy, prosperous, and joyful year.