• 3 Reasons Why I Use Ozone

    If you follow me on IG or YouTube, you may have noticed that I use something called ozone therapy.   Ozone therapy was a key factor in my transformation into becoming a Self-healer for Life.   It activates your body’s own self-healing mechanism.   It’s a myth that we “fight” disease and aging.   You don’t kill of disease and then no longer have it… you actually balance your immune system so that the components that cause disease doesn’t affect you negatively.   Like when a lizard loses his tail, then grows a new one.   He didn’t fight the loss of his tail, he just regenerated a new one…

  • Keto Carob-Covered Marshmallows

    I’ve been on a real serious keto marshmallow kick, lately.   I’m a texture fiend.   When I find a new way to enjoy one of my favorite textures, I’m all about it for months on end.   I always knew there had to be a way to make a sugar-free marshmallow, and finally I found a way to make the PERFECT keto marshmallow.   The other thing that I’ve been into lately is carob.   A little while back I wrote a post about why I was switching from chocolate to carob called Why This Chocoholic is Switching to Carob or something like that.   Don’t get me wrong,…

  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Health through the PGC1 Pathway

    Ya’ll have probably heard me talk about the benefits of ketosis before. You may have also heard me preach the benefits of fasting. The truth is, both of those things are key in my ever-improving health, but there is no one or two things I do to make myself feel optimal… it’s several things. My top seven things I do to get and keep myself feeling great all work through the same pathway, the PGC1 alpha pathway. If you want to know more about what that is and how I biohack mine, read on!   What is the PGC1 Protein Pathway?   PGC1 (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha) is…

  • What is Keto?

    I feel like I’m about to beat a dead horse, ya’ll   … and I really don’t want to. Like I really, really don’t want to. For you guys, I would do anything, though. So here goes with the quick and dirty of it! There are two main energy pathways within our bodies. We can utilize glucose metabolism where our bodies take carbohydrates from our diet and convert them to energy. With this method, you get 4 kcal (units of energy) for every 1 gram of carbohydrate. The other option is to use fat for energy (ketosis) through the process of beta-oxidation. With beta-oxidation you get 9 kcal/units of energy…

  • How to Hack Your Sleep

    If you’ve ever had insomnia then you know the desperation of wanting to get some quality sleep. Sleep can be an elusive, fickle friend if you aren’t familiar with the most basic reasons why our sleep cycles get disrupted so easily. In this post I’ll share some quick ideas that may help you determine why you’re unable to sleep and what you may want to try. Check the infographic below for an easy-to-follow quick reference! Workout Timing Naturally, your cortisol levels should be highest in the morning and gradually taper-off by night time. If your cortisol is too high at bedtime, your melatonin production will be blocked. Not only will…

  • What is Biohacking and Why Every Woman Probably Already Does it

    I’m sure you’ve tried a supplement or diet or new habit to see what would happen. Maybe you had hormonal acne and Pinterest said to take high dose B5 (which I do NOT recommend) or someone told you to try high intensity interval training to lose the baby weight or freshman 15 and you gave it a shot. Maybe what you tried didn’t work for you, so you tried something else. Maybe you made some adjustments to make it fit you and your personal biochemistry. Then, guess what! You’re a biohacker and you didn’t even know it. In fact, women are among the first biohackers ever. Heard the term “old…

  • {No} Sugar Cookies w/ Royal Icing

    Sugar cookies were always a part of my family’s Christmas tradition, growing-up. Not just baking them, but also decorating them. We had so much fun cutting them out in all kinds of holiday-themed shapes, and then putting our unique flare on them with all different colors of sugary icing. The flavor and texture was just out of this world! Truly, nothing tastes more like Christmas, to me, than these cookies. Since my family has always been vegetarian, Christmas dinner wasn’t about ham or anything like that. We always had tofu pot pie, but that was what we had at Thanksgiving, too. Tofu pot pie is probably my favorite dish my…

  • No Cow Protein Cookies!!!!!

    Guess what I just discovered! A pre-packaged cookie that I can eat without any issues!!! I’m so stoked about this that I have to share about it. For a couple of years now I’ve been trying out various protein bars to find one that works really well for my body and health picture. In order for a protein bar to make it into regular rotation in my diet it has to have a few key qualities. It cannot contain inulin. As I’ve said before in previous posts, inulin is a pre-biotic fiber that most people tolerate well. It has many benefits, but I do not tolerate it at all. The…

  • Avocado Chocolate Pudding {sugar-free, keto}

    It’s still hard for me to believe that, in Florida, strawberries, avocados, and coconuts are all in season during the winter. Well, honestly, it’s not winter here at all, but it is December. I’m from North Georgia, and December is hot chocolate weather, not strawberry season. Luckily for all of us, here in Florida, we get to make this delicious, simple, ketogenic dessert out of things we can pick up fresh from our local farmers. Below you’ll find a list of some of my favorite seasonal produce for December, in Florida. You’ll also find the recipe to this Avocado Chocolate Pudding at the bottom of the sheet. I only used about 1…

  • Best Ever Holiday Bars {grain-free, sugar-free, low-carb}

         Who here loooooves 7 Layer Bars or shortbread cookies, or chocolate? What about caramel? Ok, now show of hands for everyone who wants the satisfaction of indulging in one of those sweet treats around the holiday season? Is it even the holidays if you don’t eat a rich dessert after your big holiday meal? How about you have your cake (or 7 Layer Bar, as the case may be) and eat it too? These keto-friendly, paleo-ish, grain-free/gluten-free, AND sugar-free Best Ever Holiday Bars are where it’s at! My family celebrates Christmas, although I was raised agnostic. It doesn’t prevent us from enjoying the Christian spirit and spreading around good will…

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