Coffee vs. NingXia Red

Coffee vs. NingXia Red

The average American worker spends $20 per week on coffee.  That equates to $4 per day or $1092 per year. Digging a little deeper – according to a 2015 study, $3.28 is the average going-rate for ‘coffee’ (including all types; black to fancy) from your local coffee hole.  Americans, on average, consume 2.1 cups-worth of … Read More

DIY Toothpaste – 3 Basic Ingredients!

DIY Toothpaste – 3 Basic Ingredients!

I am cursed with receding gum lines and super sensitive teeth.  I’ve tried sensitive toothpastes like Tom’s® with some success, but about three months ago I switched to a simple DIY toothpaste and it has made a HUGE difference.  Now, I can indulge in gooey, sugary treats without cringing the moment some chocolate gets lodged … Read More

Date Night! ~ Gluten-free Peppermint Chocolate Date Cupcakes

Date Night! ~ Gluten-free Peppermint Chocolate Date Cupcakes

No, no… I’m not talking about a romantic night with your significant other… I’m talking about the edible kind of date! Why do we love dates?  There are MANY reason to include dates in your diet: This recipe is simple and fast, as it utilizes a premix from Pamela’s® gluten-free pantry:  Chocolate Cake and Dark … Read More

A Geologist’s Guide to Heavy Metal Detox

A Geologist’s Guide to Heavy Metal Detox

If you’re ever in the mood for a good story, sit down with some of Alaska’s mining veterans, buy them a Moscow mule and get them talking about “the good ol’ days”…  You’ll laugh.  You’ll cringe.  You’ll be inspired.  You will wonder how they still have functional lungs and livers… No doubt about it, mining … Read More

DIY – Shampoo & Conditioner

DIY – Shampoo & Conditioner

  Through trial and error, I have found recipes for a shampoo and conditioner system that finally work for me.  I thought of selling this system, but the reality of natural hair care is no recipe works well for everyone.  Even with the recipes below, you will need to experiment with ratios and essential oils … Read More

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