Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Kraut Juice: A Probiotic-filled Beverage.

What is Kraut juice? Kraut juice is probably the cheapest and most probiotic-packed beverage that you can make for yourself at home. It only takes a few minutes, and it is a great way to get started making fermented foods. We drink this regularly at our house and we...

DIY Magnesium Oil Roller for Better Sleep

Did you know that you are most likely magnesium deficient? Over 80% of us are, so unless you eat a perfect diet that excludes sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, are not stressed, and haven't been sick recently, you probably are deficient.  Magnesium actually plays a...

Bone Broth: Have you Jumped on the Bandwagon yet?

Bone Broth is all the rage these days and has been for the last few years. If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon, let me tell you why you should! Benefits of Bone Broth: Promotes a healthy microbiome Boosts the immune system Detoxifies the body and aids metabolism...

Protecting Your Microbiome

By now you have probably heard that you have have more bacterial cells than actual human cells! This collection of bacterial cells is called your microbiome, microbiota, or microflora depending upon who is speaking. For the sake of simplicity, I will refer to it as...

Homemade Hand Sanitizer: Microbiome Safe

If you're not sure why you need a microbiome-safe hand sanitizer, go here to read all about your microbiome and why you need to protect it. What's in Hand Sanitizer? Most store-bought antibacterial hand sanitizers, besides being made of dangerous petroleum-based...

Decoction of Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm Bark to Heal and Seal your Gut

What is a Decoction? A decoction is simply a very strong tea made from the chopped, sturdier parts of herbs (roots, barks, etc). In this decoction, we use chopped Slippery Elm bark and chopped Marshmallow root. Both are demulcents. A demulcent relieves irritation and...

Gardening: The Health Benefits

The calendar professes that it is spring. Although it hasn't felt much like spring here in the Seattle area, I am excited to start gardening. Right now I have some seeds started indoors and we are doing a major renovation of the garden. We are taking out the old...

Sprouts: Detoxify, Fight Cancer, and Balance Hormones

Sprouts are one of my favorite ways to get extra nutrients into my diet! They are tasty, simple to make, and jam packed with nutrients, many of which are cancer fighting. I add them to salads, sandwiches, wraps, and even soups (such as Mung bean sprouts for Pho). Even...

Dandelion: A Super Food?

Oh, the lowly dandelion! This "weed" is actually anything but lowly, and now that it is spring, it is the perfect time to bring to mind their benefits before you start your war with them (if you do). Please allow me break down the benefits of consuming the different...

10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into your Diet Without Taking a Pill

These days, with things to contend with such as soil depletion, food traveling great distances before it reaches your table, and processed foods that are stripped of nutrients, it can be hard to get the nutrients that your body needs in your daily diet. Although there...

Chelsea is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP), is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (BCHN), and has a Masters in Education (M.Ed)

She practices functional nutrition online and in Snoqualmie, Washington where she focuses on gut health and hormones. She helps women heal their guts and balance their hormones through personalized diet and lifestyle changes so that they can reclaim their health and vitality.

Chelsea lives with her husband, two children, three cats, and one dog. If you are interested in her story, read more here.

 

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