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The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty (+ GIVEAWAY!!)

There are many reasons to switch to natural beauty and personal care products.  Growing research reveals the harm chemical-laden products have on our microbiome.  Our skin is our bodies largest organ and much of what we put on our skin enters ourView full post »

Healthy Eating as a College Student

College.  A time of new adventures, goals to pursue, and endless change.  Navigating this new phase can be exciting and quite nerve-wracking.  One change I didn’t anticipate was the way my body would adjust to this new lifestyle.  I went fromView full post »

Post-Baby Food Prep (or Freezer Meals for Anyone!)

With our little girl’s due date just 7 weeks away (feels like it will be an eternity and the blink of an eye at the same time!) I’m doing some serious planning ahead.  I’ve never been the master of transitions and with this beingView full post »

Navigating Restaurants – A Guide to Eating Out

Who doesn’t love to eat out?!  Sharing life with friends and family over a good meal and no clean up!    Regardless of how much fun dinner on the town can be restaurants are notorious for salty, calorie-loaded meals that can wreak havoc onView full post »

Microbiome – Personal Hygiene & Household Products

So far in my series on the human microbiome I introduced you to some new friends and shared why cultivating a healthy microbiome is important to overall health as well as how to promote microbial health from the beginning.  Today we’ll take aView full post »

Microbiome – Promote it in Pregnancy, Delivery, & with Breast-feeding

Last week I opened the window on our microbiome; discussing what exactly a microbiome is and what promotes and hinders it.  Over the next few months I’m going to speak on each of the following topics that impact our microbial health andView full post »

Microbiome – Meet Your New Friends

In my post on how to promote a strong immune system I discussed how our bodies either receive and thrive from what we put in them or wrestle against the ill effects of trying to handle substances they weren’t intended for. If you’ve beenView full post »

Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, & More

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of the supplement aisle in a haze?  Fifteen minutes later you’re still frozen with that same dazed and confused look on your face?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  I would consider myselfView full post »