It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged so I wanted to share what I have been obsessing over lately to give you a sneak peak into my daily life. We have still been working on the house, going to bootcamp twice a week at our gym and continuing to pay off the debt monster. I took a break from listening to Dave Ramsey every day because I got a little crazy, but not listening to him made me start spending too much money so I am now back on the Ramsey train. Over the past few months we have tried lots of new plantbased recipes (check out these Jackfruit Tacos) and most recently I have cut out gluten and dairy (for real) to see how my body reacts, but that’s a whole other post for another day. Today we talk about what I have been loving.
Epsom Salt Baths. First I use my dry brush and press pretty hard in strokes towards my heart, then I put a mask on (been liking this one) and soak in the tub for about 30 minutes listening to music. I try to do this once a week and am really loving this self care time for myself. I pick up Epsom salts at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s usually, just make sure to read the back and that it doesn’t have weird ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Oil Diffuser. I finally bought a little diffuser at Marshalls’ for $29.99 along with three essential oils. I used Lavendar oil last night and I believe it helped me fall asleep easier. If nothing else I love how it makes our room smell like a spa, so we shall see. I’ll report back when I’ve used it longer to give you an honest take on whether I believe it works or not. I’ve wanted one for years so I am pretty excited about it.
Baking Soda. Lately I feel like my deodorant wasn’t working anymore so I read that baking soda removes odor and was pleasantly surprised that it works! I also use it as a natural teeth whitener. Bump it up a notch by rinsing with hydrogen peroxide afterwards if you are really wanting to whiten.
How Not to Die. This book has taken me a long time to get through because it is so comprehensive and covers every major disease, but of all the #plantbased books I have read I would say this is one of my favorites. I especially love the back part where he breaks down the top things to try to eat each day and dispels myths on questions like eating non-GMO corn and soy, etc. The moral of the book is eating plants heals many of the common diseases (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.) and he dives into specific studies on certain foods that have been shown to fight each of the diseases specifically. So if you are living with any of these diseases or have a loved one who is, I highly recommend this book. You can also check out Dr. Greger’s website at: nutritionfacts.org.
Sprouts. In How Not to Die, broccoli sprouts come up a lot so let me just share this secret with you RIGHT NOW so you can get them in your diet pronto. They have been shown to slow tumor growth and even help with autism, as well as being anti aging and so much more. I just bought a sprouting jar so my next foray will be in sprouting my own broccoli sprouts! I actually heard about broccoli sprouts on the Joe Rogan Experience first, so if you want to totally geek out like I do, google the episode with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and be prepared to have your mind blown.