Autism Family Dining Experience
Join us at Maggiano's Little Italy in Boston on April 24 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for an Autism Eats dinner event with special appearance by Red Sox Mascot Wally The Green Monster!
Autism Eats now in its third year was started to give autism families (like ours) an opportunity to enjoy restaurant dinners without the stress that often accompanies these outings. Since everyone in our private room "gets it" there is no need to explain any behaviors or feel like all eyes are on us. It is a wonderful way to have a night out with other families in an autism-friendly non-judgmental environment. All behaviors are welcome!
We have our own room and a delicious buffet of adult and kid favorites.
Reservations are required at www.autismeats.org. Please share this invitation with your community.
We hope to see you there!
Mood stabilization help!
Non local People and busy local friends have been begging me for an online class. You got your wish!
Tuesday night at 8 PM EST I will host a one hour class about emotions. Want to learn some holistic tips, foods, exercises and essential oil suggestions for balancing emotional ups and downs? We will cover anxiety, depression, mood swings, self sabotage and more.! Click here to add yourself to the class.https://www.facebook.com/groups/684443278382915/
This family supports our local bees, do you? Luv me some honey whether it's dark, light, runny or creamy. We grab ours from loca biodynamic beekeeper tompten Beeworks in Ipswich,MA. They are the best!
I'll call this post toxic soup. I'm referring to the swirl of chemicals from multiple sources in our daily lives.
So I've been deeply wrapped up in the natural holistic world since graduating from Chiropractic college almost 20 years ago. We learned a lot about neurotoxins, not having chemical crap storms adulterating our body and natural healing.
I attended a wellness conference for laypeople this weekend. While I consider myself an expert in this field, I wanted to sit back and watch how others explain it. It was enlightening to be a member of the audience. It was also rewarding to see that so many people do have concern about chemicals but just don't know where to start with it all. Sadly 3.2 TRILLION dollars were spent last year on sick care. Not healthcare as we usually refer it to....but sick care.
Fun food facts-62% of our water usage goes to agriculture. The vast majority of that is beef-gotta give them cows some water. The average American throws out $640 of food per year PER Person! Perhaps consider a few more meatless Mondays!
It starts one step at a time. Here's a few to focus on in no particular order:
🌿natural personal care products (ladies apply on avg 12 a day so that's a lot of chemicals)
🌿non-toxic home cleaning products (kitchen is the worst place)
🌿clothing and furniture without flame retardants which are endocrine disrupters
🌿mindfulness practices (observe the flow of your emotions, body sensations and inner thoughts and practice empathy)
🌿water consumption ( basically you need more and no, coffee doesn't count)
🌿improve gut health (probiotics and fermented foods)
🌿balance emotions (use your plant oils and focus on POSITIVITY and GRATITUDE
🌿exercise ( shake dem bones!)
🌿I'm gonna add get your spine adjusted by an amazing Chiro! It does wonders to put your head on straight.
I take for granted that everyone knows what I know. I need to go back to the very basic info and share more about what we do.
Purple potato chips
Oh so pretty purple just begging to be eaten. I grabbed some purple potatoes at Trader Joes today. After contemplating exactly how to cook them in all their glory I decided chips were perfect. Crunchy and salty always win.
Slice to the thickness you want knowing thinner is crispier. Layer on parchment paper or oiled cookie sheet. Apply a generous coating of salt and pepper after tossing a dollop of coconut oil on them and massaging in. Pop in the oven on 350 degrees until crispy about 30 minutes or so. A nice earthy yet sweet potato flavor. I will be experimenting with these all week!
Mid day pick me up
Mamma needs a snack, chocolate and a mid-afternoon wake up! Enter a shot of nitro (juices, herbs, vitamins, oils and green tea), a wolfberry chocolate covered bar (total yum) and a few deep breaths of peppermint oil. Aaaaaaannd the day goes on. Keeping life clean. Available from Young Living. Use my referral number 2251897.
Do you hate to take medications as much as I do you? I never want to trash my liver by forcing it to filter out all kinds of chemicals. But when you hurt you have to do something. Not everyone married their favorite chiropractor like I did!
I really love this combo. Cool Azul pain relieving cream is cool and tingly and smells like Wintergreen. I will layer it with the portable roller bottle of deep relief. It's easy to keep Deep Relief in my purse and use it as needed. I smell way better than a nursing home and my liver thanks me!
I will put the Deep Relief on first then layer the pain relieving cream on top to drive it in. I'll repeat about four times a day. Bliss!! Seriously, if you or anyone you know hurts this is a welcome gift!! Both available from Young Living. Use my referral code 2251897.
Turmeric illuminating facial mask
The real secret to glowing skin? Keep it simple! Non toxic and clean beauty practices are easy to follow. I love to grab ingredients in my kitchen for a rejuvenating mask. Today I used:
1 teaspoon ground turmeric spice
1 teaspoon aloe gel or use rose water
1 tablespoon rice flour for sensitive skin or cornmeal for normal to oily skin
2-3 drops of essential oil for your skin type. I used geranium and lavender. Young Living of course.
1-2 teaspoons water to thin out.
Mix all together into a paste and apply to your face and neck. The rice flour or cornmeal adds a nice exfoliation so rub into the skin in circular motions to remove debris and dry skin. Let it dry until crusty and firm then rinse off.
The turmeric is great for Rosacea and aging skin. The aloe adds nice moisture and the flour or cornmeal is perfect to exfoliate dead skin cells leaving you with smooth and illuminated skin! Whatever essential oil you choose Will support your skin type. 1,2,3 GLOW❤️
March 2017 Wellness Newsletter
Every month I send a newsletter with wellness tips, oil tips and what I am up to. Check out this month's info.
Spring Cleaning time!
Time to cleanse and purge! Every spring I recommend cleansing your temple. That means your home then body. Follow my journey as I show you ways to cleanse your home using natural products THEN cleanse your liver.
I will tackle the kitchen tomorrow and grab my favorite plant based cleaners. Check back for recipes to make scrubs and degreasers.
Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.
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