When life gets messy I alphabetize my essential oil bag. It satisfies the neurotic, organized side of me plus touching all those bottles leaves residue of so many oils on my hands that I am a completely relaxed lump by the time I finish! What chills you out like non other?
It’s #nationalsunscreenday today and we are celebrating with ice cream on the beach. Normally we go without sunscreen to get our daily dose of vitamin D. 🌞 🌞 But when we are out all day or at the beach under the hot rays, it’s a must! What’s your favorite reef-friendly and non toxic sunscreen for your family? After all, you are literally baking those chemicals right into your body so here’s one example of you get what you pay for!
Did you know our skin is our largest organ? You must be cautious what you slather on it. Traditional sunscreen contains toxic chemicals and then we bake that into our body when out in the sun! Also, sunscreen blocks vitamin D production. We have all have heard the importance of vitamin D. Being outside for 15-20 minutes uncovered DAILY is all the average person needs to produce adequate levels of Vit D. The more skin you expose the more vitamin D you are producing. I'm not promoting nudity....just sayin'! What about in winter?? You need to take a supplement.
As parents we are covering every square in of our kiddos in something toxic then baking it in! Did you know Zinc oxide is the only FDA approved sunscreen for use on children under 6 months of age? You have to watch the form of zinc oxide used though. Scientists are formulating it with nano particles and there is growing concern that these teensy tiny particles get absorbed and can even cross the placenta possibly exposing your fetus!
Some sunscreen chemicals have hormone disrupters not to mention can also cause skin irritation and rashes. Cancer producing chemicals, ya think??
A few Important Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid: Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinixate, benzophenone, Amino benzoin acid, homosalate, preservatives, octocrytene and fragrances.
So what CAN you use? Look for mineral sunscreens that have ingredients you can actually pronounce, especially ones with no nano particles! These are my favorite brands that doesn't clog my pores, doesn't give me a rash AND actually work! This is not the thing to scrimp on. Don't buy the 3 pack at Walmart!
Oh and let your kiddos (and self) go uncovered for a bit (15 minutes) then layer it on. We NEED that sunshine for our soul AND vitamin D.
Here I go again raving about these essential oils! It’s hard to shut up about something you find helps so many people. Especially when my line of work is to help people. Duh, no brainer I would suggest stuff that actually works. Well if you are finally ready to believe me and order your starter bundle you are going to get a free bottle of thieves cleaner (full size!) and a pretty glass spray bottle to put it in. Offer Ends May 31 so stop thinking about it and just order it! You know where to find me for help.
I frequently joke “Namaste in bed.” That’s how I felt this morning. It’s cool outside and there’s a crispness in the air reminiscent of fall rather than summer. But when I dug deep into the feelings behind WHY I wanted to stay in my warm cozy cocoon of a duvet it’s because outside of that bed requires me to running on all cylinders all the time. Like an unhealthy addiction I run myself ragged doing all the things until I collapse. When will I learn it’s ok to say NO, I ask myself?
So I roll out into the shocking slap of a cold room with a stream of sunshine peaking through the curtains just begging me to open them wider and get on with it.
I’m struggling to overcome my perfectionist attitude common of an enneagram 1 personality type. I’m trying to pay more attention to it and the soul sucking aspects of trying to appear so put together. It’s exhausting.
Today I purposefully schedule in 1 hour of meditative pilates and 15 minutes diffusing this Namaste blend in silence. A promise to myself to let it go and just BE starting a few minutes at a time.
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As I power through the mastercleanse I’m leaning on support for both the physical and emotional releases. It’s bound to be a windy journey one goes through when they purposefully detox from anything.
Every springtime I do a liver and Digestive cleanse. It helps break the addiction to sugar, eating without purpose and is like an internal reboot to the system.
This time my intention was not only to stop cravings but also find deep spiritual meaning to my purpose on Earth. What gifts do I have that I am meant to share?
Something happens when your digestive system gets a rest. You know that’s your second brain, right?? I’m allowing myself to “feel” more emotion. I usually pack my emotions down and save them for later. I’m leaning more on my beloved essential oils.
What started years ago as an additional way to help my patients with chronic ear infections turned into an emotional journey for me. I found myself covered in multiple oils multiple times a day and having a deeper connection to a broader sense of purpose. Weird, profound, unreal...I wasn’t sure what to make of it. All I can say is I’m leaning in.
Wellness Wednesday tip from everyone’s favor Dr. Mom. Got crazy kids? Do you LOVE when they are FINALLY asleep? Then you MUST give oils a shot. They aren’t voodoo or snake oil and you aren’t wasting your money. And you can’t just oil them up ONCE and say It didn’t work. This is my FAV combo I use every day in my chiropractic office on all the kiddos who can’t settle their body or brain. I call it magic. Let me help you order them so you can get back to enjoying your kids. You deserve that mama as they do too.
Picture this: Himalayan salt cave, singing bowls and reiki all together at the same time! I blissed out in this epic combo the other night. I’m doing my annual spring cleanse/detox and decided it was necessary to incorporate some massive radical self-care as I purposefully torture my body with fasting for 10 days. When was the last time you did something for yourself? Can’t remember? Then IT’S TIME!
this was in Hamilton, MA at a wellness studio. It was my first time there but definitely not my last!
Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3 and an expert in chiropractic care of babies and kids.