Quick lunch salad

Mix canned salmon and tuna. Add mayo (made with avocado oil), capers, lots of fresh dill, dill relish, brown mustard, cucumbers, fresh lemon juice. Yum! Could add pasta or lettuce

Use more cucumber as your vegetable component.

Supplemental Silica & Silicon

Essential reading for those who value nutritional supplementation


Breakfast idea

This is on the hot bar at The Wedge. It is poached eggs laid on top of the tomato sauce. The Harissa is something to season it with. There are harissa sauces in jars; I know there is one at Trader Joe’s.

I’m going to try soon with some duck eggs. Mine might not look so nice because I plan to poach them right in the sauce for something fast.

Bug bite season is coming!

You’ll find an essential oil blend for bug bites on my EO Recipes category page.

As for prevention, try doTerra TerraShield products.  Create a spray and use confidently!

EO formula: for pet anxiety

My dog’s groomer has both YL and doTerra accounts.  She recommended Young Living’s T-Away oil for the dog on a long road trip.  Another person on the YL blog post on animal care says T-away for anxiety.  The ingredients in T-Away are listed below. Ummm, I think that you can just add whatever oils you do have to your mix (there are so many of them!) except clove, wintergreen, peppermint, oregano, thyme.
Er, just use whatever blend you like for your own relaxation on the dog.
Caprylic/capric glycerides, –[Use your coconut oil or whatever carrier oil you want. ]
Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) peel oil,
Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil,
Santalum paniculatum† (Royal Hawaiian sandalwood) wood oil,
Chamomilla recutita† (German chamomile) flower oil,
Boswellia carterii† (Frankincense) oil,
Valeriana officinalis† (Valerian) root oil,
Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil,
Picea mariana† (Black spruce) leaf oil,
Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil,
Artemisia pallens† (Davana) flower oil,
Citrus aurantium dulcis† (Orange) peel oil,
Angelica archangelica† root oil,
Ruta graveolens† (Rue) oil,
Helichrysum italicum† flower oil,
Hyssopus officinalis† leaf oil,
Salvia lavandulaefolia† (Spanish sage) leaf oil,
Citrus hystrix† leaf extract,
Pogostemon cablin† (Patchouli) oil,
Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil,
Tanacetum annuum† (Blue tansy) oil,
Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin free),
Rosa damascena† (Rose) flower oil,
Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil,
Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) oil,
Anthemis nobilis† (Roman chamomile) flower oil,
Cymbopogon martini† (Palmarosa) oil.

Cleaning tool

Stiffer bristle tooth brush
Soften handle over candle, bend, harden in cold water

Use to clean toilet hinge area

Rachel’s Current Supplements Routine March 2017

This is what my supplement routine looks like.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  It’s always evolving.  This is tailored to me, and everyone should have their supplements personalized. Continue reading

Can you lower cortisol and belly fat with my greens formula OR doTERRA protein shake?

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"Slim & Sassy V Shake contains 125 mg of the powerful weight-loss ingredient EssentraTrim per serving, a patented extract of ashwagandha leaves and roots. Originally studied as an adaptogen for energy production, EssentraTrim was shown to help control the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with the accumulation of fat, particularly around the stomach, hips, and thighs."

Rachel says:

Hmm. Ashwagadha is an ingredient in my Adrenal tea. (Adrenal glands are responsible for secreting cortisol.) I’ve been taking it for about 2 months (it’s on this blog). And, my doc said safe to take every day. I feel a slight mood lift with it.

And, it’s in my new formula of greens powder that I blogged about 2 weeks ago:
As we are going into summer, I am already feeling like tapering off the tea, so it’s good to be getting another source of the Big A.

If you would like to hook up with some of the doTERRA protein shake powder, please let me know. I’ve been a doTERRA member for 2 years and feel like I have a handle on how it all works. And, I’m happy to help you get a discount on any doTERRA order. Just contact me!

Posture Love

Thanks to Mom for providing this link to an article that tells the basics of correct posture, corroborated in Kelly Starrett’s book Becoming a Supple Leopard (which I am currently studying and using as my guide to posture and movement corrections). The Gokhale Method book is one that I read last year, but Kelly Starrett speaks my language–his book is more painstakingly detailed. These two books come at the same postures through different way of explaining. Gokhale is looking at cultures in which back pain is minimal in the populations (non-desk-bound cultures), while Starrett is a doctor of physical therapy and works with athletes. It’s been very informative to me to read both explanations.

This link shows us the posture ills of Lady Gaga, as well as a perfect squat by a toddler.


Pre-biotic bedtime ritual

Another of my current practices, to take with my probiotic before bedtime. Any questions? (How does your gut garden grow?)