Posts tagged with "antioxidants"

All-Natural Headache Remedies

Posted December 3, 2015 in headaches, migraines, natural remedies and 6 more


I've been a bit absent from the blog this week because I've been suffering from a migraine for the past few days. 

I stayed home from work all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning because I was sensitive to light and movement. I felt so nauseous it was hard to eat and drink. I spent my time at home trying to read my book club book (The Girl on the Train…so so good!), but mostly just laying on the couch trying not to move.

Today, I have a dull headache and I feel blah and tired.

I first started getting headaches regularly about seven years ago. At the time, they were mostly exercise-induced. After a few years, I finally figured out how to manage those headaches with proper nutrition and hydration.

Now, I get tension headaches pretty easily, but I also get hormonal headaches and migraines. The week of my period it is guaranteed that I'll be in some pain. I've worked with my gynecologist and changed up my birth control method, and I did an elimination diet earlier in the year to see if I had a food sensitivity. 

But I'm still getting headaches. Since I haven't figured out how to prevent them, I thought I would share how I get rid of my headaches. I try to use natural remedies to relieve my pain. However, sometimes the pain gets so bad that I break down and take Excedrin. 

But here are my go-to natural headache remedies...

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Super Fruit Antioxidant Iced Tea

Posted July 6, 2016 in iced tea, antioxidants, summer and 7 more


There's nothing better than a cold glass of iced tea in the summer!

The BF has been making pitchers of delicious sun tea for the past few weeks, and I was inspired to put my own twist on summer iced tea. 

I brewed my favorite green tea and black tea, then I added a tropical fruit flavored minerals and antioxidants drink mix. The result was a deliciously sweet iced tea!

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Rosé All Day + An Antioxidant-Rich Hangover Helper

Posted July 27, 2016 in rosé , antioxidants, hangover and 5 more


Can you believe that I just recently tried rosé for the first time?!? 

I always thought rosé was similar to moscato, which I can't handle. Too sweet. But rosé is closer in taste to chardonnay or pinot grigio, which makes it perfect for summer!

I decided to add pretty pink ice cubes filled with fruit to my rosé to make it even more pretty and summery. This would be the perfect wine cocktail for a girl's night, at a fancy backyard party or at a pool party. 

The best thing about the ice cubes is that they're filled with antioxidants, which can help prevent a hangover!

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 19-22, 2016}

Posted August 22, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, dairy-free and 5 more

Happy Monday! It's a big week! The college course that I'm teaching starts on Tuesday, I have sessions with all of my health coaching clients scheduled this week and I'm scheduled to have a Sweet Success Health Coaching booth Thursday evening. 

I'll be honest, I was crazy stressed going into this week…especially because I got a headache Thursday night and it hung on until 4 a.m. this morning. 

It was the BF's first weekend off all summer, I felt like it was my last weekend of summer and I had a lot I wanted to accomplish to get ready for this week. So being in pain made the weekend stressful.

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Weekend Recap (Sept. 16-18, 2016}

Posted September 20, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga, dairy-free and 7 more

It's Tuesday and I'm finally writing my recap of the weekend! The weekend ended up being full because the BF's family was in town, and my Monday was a bit crazy.

I'm still working on creating a routine and managing my workload with the new class that I'm teaching at the university. I'll be honest, my Sweet Success work is getting harder to manage…which is why I turned down an offer to teach another class next semester. Saying no is so hard! 

But when I thought about my mission - inspiring people create change to live their healthiest and happiest lives - I knew I needed to say yes to myself and my goals. 

I have a full week, and it feels a bit overwhelming. So I'm making self-care a priority. I got a massage yesterday after work, I'm getting back to consistent meditation and I have a few yoga classes scheduled this week. 

Before I get too wrapped up in this week, here's a look at my eats and adventures from the weekend...

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Morning Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Posted October 7, 2016 in Apple Cider Vinegar, ACV, anti-inflammatory and 5 more


I've probably mentioned this apple cider vinegar drink dozens of times on this blog and on social media. Whenever I share a photo or mention this drink, someone always asks what it is. 

So I decided to share my recipe and share why I drink this every morning!

I started drinking apple cider vinegar drinks about three years ago when I learned how amazing vinegar is for health.

Now juice companies like Suja, Kevita and BluePrint are bottling vinegar drinks. (read about it here) I haven't seen any of the bottled versions in any of my local grocery stores yet, but I can guess that a homemade version will be a money saver.  

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Yoga Teacher Training - Weekend 6

Posted October 17, 2016 in yoga, yoga teacher training, healthy eating and 6 more


I can't believe that I'm almost finished with yoga teacher training! I only have one weekend left!

This weekend was incredibly physical and intense. Last week was a very emotional week, so I wasn't super excited about being immersed in yoga all weekend. But teacher training ended up being a good distraction. 

All the positive energy through yoga practice, meditation and from everyone in my class was what I needed. 

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Natural remedies for when you're feeling under the weather

Posted February 8, 2017 in natural cold remedies, essential oils, greens and 5 more


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It's been a rough week over here. I'm home from work for a second day this week with a gross cold/sinus thing. 

I can't stop sneezing, my eyes won't stop watering, my head is pounding and I'm just exhausted. 

I actually haven't been sick in over a year! I credit my year of health to the fact that I've been on top of my nutrition game...drinking greens almost every day, staying super hydrated, drinking my antioxidant supplement, taking a daily probiotic and multivitamin (which has an antioxidant-rich spice blend) and drinking all the smoothies. I honestly can't believe I made it through last year - a year with a constantly packed schedule and lots of stress - without getting sick. 

It seems like lots of people have been walking around with some kind of sickness lately, so I thought I would share some of the natural remedies I use when I'm sick...

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Summer Essentials for Better Health

Posted June 21, 2017 in Summer Wellness Hacks, lemon water, essential oils and 5 more

Make this summer your healthiest and happiest by adding these simple hacks to your routine!

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Summer is officially here, which means more hours of sunshine, spending more time outdoors and wearing all the maxi dresses!

I absolutely love this time of year. Even though I no longer have summers off, (remember those days?) I still think there's a feeling of freedom in the summertime. 

Maybe it's the longer days or all the opportunities to play outside. 

I've had people tell me that it's harder to eat healthy in the summer because of all the outdoor barbecues, summer cocktails and travel. 

I actually think it's easier to make healthy choices in the summer with the abundance of in-season fresh produce. The body also changes with the seasons, and we tend to crave lighter foods this time of year like giant salads and smoothies. And there's always room in our diets for summer cocktails and our favorite grilling out foods. 

But we could all use some simple strategies for staying healthy during the summer, so I'm sharing a few of my summer wellness hacks...

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Weekend Recap {July 7-9, 2017}

Posted July 10, 2017 in Weekend Recap, yoga, meal planning and 6 more

Another summer weekend has come and gone. After having two long weekends, it was sad to have a regular old two day weekend.

However, I'm home from work today. 

I'm not sure if everything is just a coincidence and unrelated or if everything is connected, but I have a cluster of painful and itchy bug bites on my neck, I have an intense pain from my jaw to my shoulder, I have a terrible headache and my throat is sore. 

It all started last Wednesday, so after six days of being in pain I'm exhausted. I also started to go down a spiral worrying about having a bacterial infection, meningitis or some other awful illness.

Luckily, I don't have anything on my schedule today. So I'm currently watching Dawson's Creek from the beginning (I haven't watched it since high school!) and I'm staying in my pajamas all day. 

I wasn't feeling well all weekend, so I spent a fair amount of time relaxing. But I also pushed through my pain for a date night and a trip to the lake for some beach time.

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Healthy Beach Day Essentials

Posted July 20, 2017 in Healthy Beach Day essentials, hydration, antioxidants and 5 more

Beach days are the best days! Here's what I pack in my beach bag to stay healthy and happy!


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Let's be clear, when I say beach, I mean the swimming beach at a lake. I'm from Nebraska, and there are no oceans nearby, so we're stuck with heading to nearby lakes to get our beach fix. 

My parents have always had a pool in their backyard, so that's usually my go to swimming destination in the summer. But my parents recently moved, and they don't have a pool yet. 

So the fiancé and I have been exploring the swimming beaches at lakes near our town. 

It's been fun to go on mini adventures on the weekends to check out new places, soak up the sun and relax in the water. 

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