Hard Core Self Care: Just Do It!


Stress takes a toll on our bodies: Stress can lead to insomnia, or sleep deficiency. According to the National Institute of Health, "Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Sleep deficiency also increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of … Continue reading Hard Core Self Care: Just Do It!

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Spring Cleanse Day 5: Gentle Yoga for Detoxification


Whether you're going for one more day of juice fasting, or if you are ready to ease your way out of this transformative cleansing experience - I wanted to offer you another tool to help keep you on track with your cleansing goals, and to help you get the most out of this week that … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 5: Gentle Yoga for Detoxification

Spring Cleanse Day 3: What’s for dinner?


If you've been following our cleanse and made it to day 3, I'm guessing you may be experiencing one or more of the following: headaches body aches fatigue irritability hot flashes chills inability to focus These symptoms are your body's response to the toxins freed from the nooks and crannies of your fat cells, gallbladder, … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 3: What’s for dinner?

How to prepare for your cleanse


Our Spring Cleanse 2018 starts in 5 days - are you prepared? Use this checklist to make sure you get the most out of your dedicated time for gentle self-renewal: 1. Set your intention - intention is seriously the #1 thing that keeps me going through a cleanse! The first few days, especially, can be … Continue reading How to prepare for your cleanse

Gentle Yoga, Joyful Cleansing


If you haven't guessed by now, self-love, cleansing as self-care and sound preventative medicine go hand-in-hand. In addition to considering these general guidelines, and trying this daily tonic, the gentle yoga outlined below improves circulation and digestion during your spring cleanse. Pranayama This gentle "cleansing breath" is done in a comfortable, seated position. If you … Continue reading Gentle Yoga, Joyful Cleansing

Watch this 1 minute video, help us raise $2,500 !


Our annual fundraiser is in full swing! Our goal this year is $2500 - and here's a quick video to explain every milestone we hope to achieve along the way. Right now, we have 380 people following this blog, receiving an e-mail every time we post, liking, commenting and sharing about #TheHolisticHomestead!! If every follower … Continue reading Watch this 1 minute video, help us raise $2,500 !

Best teaching: “Just be sick”


...of course, that's the last thing you want to hear when you're miserable . For me it always comes on in the late afternoon - after a day spent wandering about with no energy and no focus and feeling like something's "just not quite right". It hits me after dinner is cooked and on the … Continue reading Best teaching: “Just be sick”

Self-care on summer vacation: Just do it


A client of mine recently traveled to South-east Asia with her husband and two kiddos. Before she left, we packed a holistic self-care kit that included: Homeopathic Nux Vomica for nausea and vertigo Homeopathic Cocculus for jet lag and travel related malaise Homeopathic Aconite for anxiety while travelling Homeopathic Gelsemium for cold/flu with weakness There … Continue reading Self-care on summer vacation: Just do it

Naturally Nourished in Nederland


The peak to peak community has a new member – you’ve probably seen her bright smile at the Community Center volunteering at the food pantry, or at the Peak to Peak Counseling table during the Holiday Health and Human Services Fair. You may have seen her at the gas station, and (hopefully) soon you may … Continue reading Naturally Nourished in Nederland

My #1 Priority: Health Literacy


According to health.gov, "Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Why is health literacy important? Studies estimate nearly 30 million people in this country have "below basic" health literacy. These people are more likely to … Continue reading My #1 Priority: Health Literacy