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I Brought You A Gift!

This summer has been filled with educational conferences, and I thought of you the whole time!

I've brought back some of my favorite nuggets of inspiration from these last couple of months to share with you.

1. Probiotics = Pro Health

The Fermentation Festival in Albuquerque, NM was all about consuming and making your own probiotic foods. Presenters such as Catalina Martone, The Healthy Gut Girl spoke about how our microbiome can make or break our health. Probiotics can improve our digestive systems, boost our immune, give us brain power, and even help to elevate our moods. Did you know that fermented food are full of the healthy bacteria or probiotics, and they can be quite a bit more cost effective than capsules.

Drinking Kimchi Juice at the Fermentation Festival

Some common fermented foods are sourkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kombucha, etc. Unfortunately, many fermented foods found in the grocery store are lacking in these friendly bacteria because they have been pasteurized. Ask at your local health food store to find which fermented foods still contain living probiotics, or better yet try making your own! Check out this recipe for homemade sourkraut. It is easier than you think.

2. Self Care for Everyone!

Presenter Mary Alfred Thoma, reminded us of the importance of self care during the Creative Entrepeneur Conference in Shreveport, LA. She encouraged us to take a moment for ourselves once a day (or more!) One tip she gave was to place a couple of drops of rejuvenating or relaxing essential oils in your hands, rub them together, and then place them over your nose and inhale. Alternatively you can place essential oils on the nape of your neck or the bottom of your feet. Head's up: essential oils are extremely potent