Non-Alcoholic Natural Calm Sangria

Non-Alcoholic Natural Calm Sangria

Let’s face it… the holidays can be a little stressful. Between cold, dark days, lots of projects to finish before the end of the year, retail madness, holiday office parties, and visiting family, I think most of us feel a little run-down and overwhelmed.

So, today I’m going to let you in on a little supplement that can help with all of this: magnesium.

(And let me just add in a quick disclaimer here that while I am a certified holistic health coach, I am not a medical doctor and this post is not intended as medical advice. This is simply my own research and my personal experience so please consult your naturopath or doctor before adding any supplements or making dietary changes.)

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I supplement with magnesium because it plays a huge role in the body and it’s often hard to get enough from food due to mineral depletion in the soil.

Magnesium depletion in our bodies is linked with insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks, constipation and IBS symptoms, headaches and migraines, fatigue, depression, increased PMS symptoms, muscle spasms, and cramps. For myself personally, I’ve noticed that on the days I take Natural Calm (a magnesium supplement) I sleep much better and it definitely helps me with anxiety and lessening PMS symptoms.

Since many of us suffer from a lot of these issues, especially during a stressful time of year like the holiday season, I wanted to create a fun, festive mocktail that uses magnesium as a base to help all of us feel a little better and take better care of our bodies.  It’s also a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday drinks and provides a healthier option for those of us who chose not to indulge in alcohol.

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy

Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy

First let me start by saying that I’m so excited to be sharing this cookbook with you today. Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy is a new cookbook by Michelle Babb and is a simple approach to lessen inflammatory effects with 75 delicious recipes and a whole foods-based nutrition plan. Michelle is a registered dietitian with a…

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Panfried Kale with Toasted Pine Nuts

Panfried Kale with Toasted Pine Nuts

So, I have a question for you… why does everyone serve green beans at Thanksgiving? Don’t get me wrong… I love green beans. Really, I do. But I’m just not clear how it got started that green beans are a holiday tradition when they’re totally out of season right now and Brussels sprouts and kale are…

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How I Stay Active

How I Stay Active

One of the things I enjoy most about reading blogs is getting a peek inside of other people’s worlds. Today my intention was to write a post sharing some tips for how to incorporate lunchtime workouts into your workday. However, as I sat down to write this, I realized it’d probably be a lot more…

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40+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

40+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because, well, you might have already guessed this, but I really love to eat… However,  Thanksgiving generally isn’t known for healthy eating. For myself, I usually follow the 80/20 rule and focus on eating fresh, healthy foods about 80% of the time. This allows me to be able to…

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Paseo Inspired Chicken Salad with Caramelized Onions

Paseo Inspired Chicken Salad with Caramelized Onions

It feels like the end of an era. If you live in Seattle or have visited this incredible city, I am pretty sure you know about Paseo. (And for those of you who don’t, Paseo is/was an incredible Cuban restaurant with locations in the Fremont and Ballard neighborhoods. They are known for their amazing sandwiches…

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Simple Baked Pears

Simple Baked Pears

Note to self: No, just no. I know that you see all those cute actresses sporting bangs this season. I also know that Pinterest is filling your mind with ideas that it’s somehow easy to style bangs. I know, I know it’s tempting. But don’t, just don’t. You’ve made this mistake before about bangs and you…

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Is your green smoothie missing this key ingredient?

Is your green smoothie missing this key ingredient?

Let me just start by saying that I don’t even know how many green smoothies I’ve made in my lifetime, but there have been a lot. In my early green smoothie days many years back, I remember taking my mason jar of green goo to the office and no one – I mean no one…

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How to Make Chicken Soup From Scratch

How to make chicken soup from scratch

It’s about this time of year when cold and flu season hits that I find myself turning to homemade chicken soup at least a couple of times a month. I think a lot of people think it’s really hard to make soup from scratch so my hope today is to show you that it’s really the…

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Delicata Squash Pizza Boats

Delicata Squash Pizza Boats

Here’s how it started: A rainy, dark Friday evening. I’m fighting a cold and grumpy as ever. The truth is that I know I need some homemade soup and fresh, healing foods, but what I really want is pizza. Yes, pizza.  In this moment I want nothing more than to sit on the couch in PJ’s,…

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Organic Lip Balm Giveaway

Organic Lip Balm Giveaway!

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? It is also highly absorbent. This means that every single product you put on your skin – or inhale while putting on your body – goes into your blood stream. This is really scary when you consider the fact that the average woman uses 12 products containing 168…

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