Healthy Living · Healthy Swaps · Holistic Health · Product Reviews

Non-Toxic Personal Care Part 1 | An Honest Review of Real Purity

Over the past few years, I’ve been focusing on switching to safer and less toxic personal care products.  I have a few holdouts, but the majority of what I put on my skin and hair these days is free of harmful chemicals and endocrine disruptors.  Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing a 5-part series with you about my favorite affordable non-toxic products, so I hope you’ll find some good ideas for new brands to try! Continue reading “Non-Toxic Personal Care Part 1 | An Honest Review of Real Purity”

52 Weeks Challenge · Holistic Health · Local Activities

52 Weeks of Trying New Things | Week 3 | Cryotherapy

This week involved trying something I usually avoid at all costs – being cold!!   I’m the one who turns off the AC in the mornings after my husband leaves for work and STILL wears a hoodie while I’m working from home because I’m so cold-natured.   So, why would I willingly subject myself to freezing cold temperatures?   Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of health professionals share about the benefits of cold thermogenesis aka cryotherapy.  More recently, I listened to an episode of The Model Health Show on how whole-body cryotherapy can help to decrease pain, speed your recovery, and boost your metabolism, so I decided it was time I tried it for myself.   Gabe agreed to go in for a session with me, so we made our way to Greensboro Cryo and got checked in.

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Holistic Health · Product Reviews

Toothy Tuesday – Review Of Dental Probiotics And Toothtapping

Recently Breathealer sent me their breath freshening gel and bamboo toothtappers to try and review.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my honest thoughts with you in this post.

I haven’t always focused on my dental health as much as I should, but when I was diagnosed with a benign heart murmur in college, my dentist informed me of how important it was to maintain good oral health in order to protect my heart.  I didn’t realize that some people with heart murmurs must premedicate with antibiotics before any dental cleanings or procedures to prevent bacteria from traveling to their heart and ultimately causing endocarditis.  Luckily my dentist did not feel this step was necessary for me but encouraged me to be thorough with my dental care to avoid inflammation that would put me at risk for cardiovascular disease. Continue reading “Toothy Tuesday – Review Of Dental Probiotics And Toothtapping”

Greensboro · Holistic Health

Small Business Spotlight – Sonder Mind & Body

If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of time connected to technology.   We work on our devices daily, sleep with them next to us, take them to the bathroom with us, and rarely have them out of sight.   Most of us realize this pattern isn’t healthy, but find it difficult to completely disengage from the devices that keep us organized, connected, and oftentimes stressed.  While I don’t have the solution to our “always on” societal demands, I was able to enjoy a new and relaxing experience this week that I hope many of you will be able to try as well. Continue reading “Small Business Spotlight – Sonder Mind & Body”