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Lalun Naturals, Autumn Gold Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer

Lalun Naturals Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold Cleanser

Ingredients: *Calendula infused Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil, **Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) Oil, *Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Oil, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil. **Certified Organic Ingredients, *Organic or wildcrafted.

Firstly I have to save I love the smell of this cleanser. It has some of my favourite oils in it. As a cleanser it was a bit too heavy for my combination acne prone skin. But I loved using it as an after shower moisturizer/body oil. As for ingredients I like how simple and pure the ingredients list is. There are plenty of skin loving oils such as safflower oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil.  Most people know that Jojoba oil is most similar to our skin’s own sebum production. Avocado oil is rich in fatty acids as well as anti-oxidants Vitamin A,B,D and E. Safflower oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and rich in linoleic acid. Chamomile and lavender are known for being calming and gentle to the skin. Both Rosemary and lavender are also known for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which helps heal skin prone to acne.

Cost: $18.00 USD, 114 g / 4 oz
Available at: Lalun Naturals
Brand Origin: USA
Rating: 4/5

Autumn Gold Toner

Ingredients: Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Water, **Aloe barbadensis Leaf (Aloe) Juice, Vegetable Glycerine, Colloidal Gold, *Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Flower Essence. **Certified Organic, *Organic or wildcrafted.

Maggie has created a lovely, gentle toner perfect for transitioning into the colder weather of autumn. I don’t know about you but when summer starts slipping into autumn my skin takes a hit. It seems that almost suddenly I get crocodile skin that is thirsty for moisture. This toner was a great help for rehydrating my skin and perfect for use before applying serums. Chamomile is calming and aloe juice packs some hydrating power while the colloidal gold helps stimulate cell turn over. If you’ve got thirsty skin like me, this would be a great toner for you to add to your skin care regimen.

Cost: $18.00 USD, 114 g / 4 oz
Available at: Lalun Naturals
Brand Origin: USA
Rating: 5/5

Autumn Gold Moisturizer

Ingredients: Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Water, **Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, **Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Butter, *Calendula officinalis (Calendula) extract, **Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Colloidal Gold, *Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycerin, *Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Extract,**Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Fruit Oil, **Lecithin GMO free, Ricinis communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Citrus aurantium sinensis (Orange) Fiber, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) GMO Soy free, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, **Curcuma Xanthorrhiza (Turmeric) Root Extract, **Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Oil, **Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum) Oil, **Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Oil, **Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Oil, Daucus carota (Carrot) Seed Oil. **Certified Organic, *Organic or wildcrafted.

Another winner, this moisturizer was gentle enough for me to use while I was having an allergic reaction to another product I tried. It’s no wonder because of the calming (chamomile, calendula, helichrysum), hydrating (aloe leaf juice, candelilla), and anti-inflammatory (yarrow) ingredients in this moisturizer. Pomegranate and carrot seed oil gives us an anti-oxidant hit with turmeric providing more anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. This is an impressive moisturizer for all of its wonderful ingredients. A small spatula is provided with it as the oils sometimes separate. But give it a little stir and apply and it provides a great moisturizing barrier to the external environment. You’re going to want to stock up on this moisturizer!

Cost: $34.00 USD, 30 ml / 1 oz
Available at: Lalun Naturals
Brand Origin: USA
Rating: 5/5

Overall I would say that Maggie, the creator and founder of Lalun Naturals has come up with a winning trio of products that are great to use when the colder weather starts arriving. Things that I love about these products: simple yet pure ingredients, every ingredient has its purpose, and affordability. Maggie shows us that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg when it comes to getting good quality skincare products which are also natural, organic and eco-friendly.

** Products were provided for consideration but all opinions expressed are my own.


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Book Review: One Spirit Medicine by Alberto Vilioldo

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About the Author:

Alberto Vilioldo, Ph.D., is a Cuban-born psychologist, medical anthropologist and author, writing primarily in the field of neo-shamanism.1 Vilioldo has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for more than 25 years. In 1984 he founded the Four Winds Society, which offers extensive education in the philosophy and practice of energy medicine, training students to become modern-day shamans. He also directs the Center for Energy Medicine in Chile, where he investigates and practices the neuroscience of enlightenment.2 Read more about the author on his Biography page.

Book Review:

This book is an interesting mix of general wellness advice and spirituality. Vilioldo presents a lot of information in this book about the connection that physical health has with the emotional and psychic well being of the body. If you’re a medical practitioner this book may blow your mind. If you’re a spiritual person you may find this book as interesting as I did. I never thought of my body the way that Vilioldo describes things. It’s a refreshing way to look at your physical health. The only thing I found frustrating was that Vilioldo would talk about the disadvantages of how life is often lived in the modern world and the ailments that arise from it. But he didn’t provide that many solutions in the book. I would read about all sorts of illness he’s talking about and think okay, that’s good to know. But how do I fix it? He would only provide solutions to some issues but not to the many, many issues he brought up. There is a lot of information that he presents in this book (see Table of Contents above). There are so many topics he touches upon so I’ve chosen just to do an overview in this review. One of the many topics are that everyone should make sure their digestive systems (gut brain) are working properly. He basically says that if your digestive system isn’t working at optimal levels it can seriously impact not only your health but your spiritual journey. It makes sense to me that a pure body helps to contribute to a clear, functioning mind. When our minds are clear then we have a greater chance of making the right decisions for ourselves spiritually and otherwise. Vilioldo characterizes each stage in the spiritual journey with an archetype: the healer, divine feminine, sage, visionary, etc.

I haven’t decided yet how seriously I want to take this book. Certainly, a lot of things he suggests the reader do for a more balanced life seem like common sense to me. For example, his 7 day detox plan sounds interesting. But for some people it would not be affordable to buy the amount of supplements he suggests for the detox. The dosage of the supplements seem high to me, but I suppose one would seek the advice of their doctor before embarking on such a detox. In any case, this book will open your mind to the possibilities of a dialogue between spirit, body and mind. I would suggest readers take this book with a grain of salt. While I think Vilioldo makes a lot of valid points I wouldn’t take his word as gospel, nor would I take any author’s word as gospel. For many people the best thing to do is accept the information that makes sense to you and leave the rest.

Rating: 4/5


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Acure Organics, Moroccan Argan Oil+ Argan Stem Cell Conditioner

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Ingredients: Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearylkonium Chloride, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucono Delta Lactone (fermented sugar), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside (from corn and glucose), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (guar gum conditioner), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable-derived), L-Arginine (amino acid), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sorbitan Olivate (from olives + sugar), Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Cellulose (plant derived), D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin. E), Lactic Acid (vegetable derived), Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Prunus dulcis (Almond) Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil

This conditioner comes in a plastic squeeze bottle which can get a little messy when standing on its head. The conditioner is white in colour and has a medium thickness. The smell is light and herbal and dissipates after my hair dries. The description on the bottle reads “triple moisture conditioner”. I would say it got half-way there but not all the way for me. My hair is curly and very thirsty. My scalp is also prone to dryness so I always need a very nourishing conditioner. While this did help nourish my hair and scalp a bit, I was hoping for better results. I suppose I was expecting too much. But with a name like triple moisture I really wanted something thicker and more hydrating. I don’t think I will repurchase this. I’ve heard good thinks about John Masters Avocado Conditioner. So I’m going to try that next to compare effectiveness. As for the ingredients list it’s got a great list of hydrating and smoothing properties but for some reason my hair didn’t love it that much. While my hair did have less tangles as I used this conditioner, it didn’t feel any thicker and my hair was actually flatter when I styled it. I lost the volume I usually have with other hair conditioners.

Cost: $18.50 CAD, 235 ml / 8 oz
Available at: Glam Goes Green, iherb
Brand Origin: USA
Rating: 3/5

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Haut Cosmetics, Raspberry Elixir



For the longest time, I’ve been looking for a facial sun screen that didn’t break me out. I hadn’t had any luck, so I thought maybe I should approach the problem in a different way. I started doing research and found out that some oils have natural SPF qualities. To experiment I decided to pick one oil out to try at a time and see how it worked for me. My first experiment has been with: ta-dah! Raspberry Seed oil! Read on for my review.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Vanilla Bean (Lactobacillus/Dipteryx Odorata Seed Ferment Filtrate) Bio-ferment.

Raspberry Seed Oil has a lot of great qualities. For one thing, this lovely seed oil has a high proportion of vitamin E, vitamin A and other anti-oxidants. It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and helps to heal skin conditions like eczema, and psoriasis. Raspberry Seed Oil also has a natural SPF ranging from 28-50. Since I’m all about simplicity these days I love the idea of a one ingredient natural sunscreen. I’m happy to report that this oil works perfectly for me in that way. I like to put it on before my moisturizer so it can soak in. Then I apply my makeup and my face remains matte all day long. This oil has a slightly nutty smell and absorbs easily into my skin. It feels like a “dry” oil. For those not familiar with dry oils, their qualities are known as being lightweight, quick absorbing and for having a non-greasy finish. Jojoba oil for example, isn’t a dry oil. When I put jojoba oil on my face it sits on the top layer of my skin and takes quite a long time for my skin to absorb. But the raspberry seed oil absorbs so well into my skin that I actually don’t need to use blotting paper during the day like I have in the past. I’m really loving this Raspberry Elixir from Haut Cosmetics!

Cost: $59.95 CAD, 80 ml / 2.7 oz
Available at: Haut Cosmetics
Brand Origin: Canada
Rating: 5/5


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Odylique Purifying Facial Wash, Balancing Tonic and Superfruit Concentrate

Odylique is an organic and free-trade UK brand founded by Margaret Weeds that recently launched their US website. I was contacted by Odylique to test out some of their products and I gladly agreed. I’ve wanted to try their products for some time but the shipping and duty costs can be quite exorbitant to and from the UK. It’s great that I can now order from the USA site if I wish.

Lemon and Tea Tree Purifying Wash

Ingredients: Aqua, Coco glucoside, Olea europaea fruit oil*, Sodium olivate*, Glycerine**, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Citrus limon peel oil*, Cymbopogon citratus leaf oil*, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil*, Lactic acid, Levulinic acid, P-anisic acid, Sodium levulinate, Xanthan gum, citral* and limonene* (in the essential oils) *Organically grown and produced ** Organic origin (total 70%)

Plain English: Aloe vera juice*, Gentle cleanser from coconut & corn glucose, Extra virgin olive oil*, Saponified extra virgin olive oil*, Non-palm plant glycerine**, Essential oils of Lemon*, Lemongrass* and Tea Tree*, Plant origin stabilisers

I love the fresh smell of this facial wash. You can really smell the tea tree, lemon and lemon grass. I would consider the scent mild for those that are scent sensitive. Once you wash this off your face the scent doesn’t linger. Also, despite the coconut derived glucose it didn’t break out my sensitive and acne prone skin. It lathers up easily with just a dime sized amount in my palm on a damp face. Washing this off my face my skin feels matte and clean. I noticed that as I used this cleanser the frequency of my breakouts decreased.

Cost: Full size, $35.00 USD, 200 ml / 6.8 oz (travel size: $14.00 USD, 30 ml / 1.7 oz)
Available at: Odylique UK, Odylique USA
Brand Origin: United Kingdom
Rating: 5/5

Balancing Citrus Super Tonic

Ingredients: Rosa centifolia flower water*, Alcohol*, Calendula officinalis flower extract*, Cananga odorata flower oil*, Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil*, Citrus limon peel oil*, Citrus sinensis peel oil*, limonene* (in the citrus essential oils). *Organically grown & produced (100% of product)

Plain English: Rose flower water*, Sugar-cane alcohol* (Food grade and fermented from organic sugar cane, this alcohol forms part of the botanical extraction of the biodynamic herbs. Please note that we do not add any alcohol to the product – there is a very small amount of organic alcohol residue contained in one of the ingredients; a biodynamic herbal tincture. By law this must be listed on the product label.) Calendula flower extract*, Essential oils of Bergamot* (bergaptene-free), Lemon*, Sweet orange*, and Ylang ylang*

I have to say that I’m loving the smell of Odylique’s products. I notice that this tonic also contains some citrus essential oils. Since I’m a fan of citrus smells I love this product as well. The alcohol makes this tonic a bit too drying for my skin despite the rose flower water and calendula flower extract. So I use this sparingly and it helps to balance and mattify my skin. Note that this tonic is for those with normal, oily, mature skin.Those with dry skin would want to try the Calming Rose Super Tonic.

Cost: $29.00 USD, 50 ml / 1.69 oz
Available at: Odylique UK, Odylique USA
Brand Origin: United Kingdom
Rating: 4/5

Organic Superfruit Concentrate

Ingredients: Persea gratissima fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, Rosa canina fruit extract*, Punica granatum seed extract*, Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis extract* Organically grown/produced (100% of product) Plain English: Cold-pressed avocado oil, Jojoba oil*, Concentrated extracts of Pomegranate*, Rosehip*, Rosemary* and Sea buckthorn fruit*

Plain English: Cold-pressed avocado oil*, Jojoba oil*, Concentrated extracts of Pomegranate*, Rosehip*, Rosemary* and Sea buckthorn fruit*

There are some lovely ingredients in this superfruit concentrate. This concentrate is orange in colour. But don’t worry, the colour disappears when you work it into your skin. In texture it feels like a middle weight oil. The smell of the oil is slightly nutty due to the avocado and jojoba oil. The astringency of the rosemary comes through as well. I found the avocado oil a bit heavy for my skin type. If I use this daily I would actually break out. So I like to use this as skin treatment once a week. When my skin is really dry this concentrate helps to rehydrate my skin beautifully.

Cost: $60.00 USD, 30 ml / 1.7 oz
Available at: Odylique UK, Odylique USA
Brand Origin: United Kingdom
Rating: 4/5

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Lily Lolo: Eyeshadow, Concealer, Blush, Brow Duo + Discount Code


I was first introduced to Lily Lolo by Katie Vibes in the Christmas Beauty Swap. She sent me their eyeshadow in Moonlight and I loved it! So after that experience I wanted to know more about the brand and purchased the concealer, blush and brow powder from White Apothecary. Now that I’ve used all these products for a while, I thought it was time for a product review.


Eyeshadow in Moonlight

Ingredients: mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), chromium oxide (CI 77288), ferric ferricyanide (CI 77510), ultramarine blue (CI 77007).

Moonlight is mix of brown and purple with some gold coloured flecks. As a loose mineral powder eyeshadow it has incredible pigment and great colour payoff. With that in mind, a little goes a long way. Using my makeup brush I will tap a little bit onto the cap and swirl my eyeshadow brush in it. I like to use this shade as my eyeliner in the day time. In the night time this would be a great shade to create a smokey eye look. It lasts all day long without creasing so it still looks great from the time I first put it on, till when I wash it off at the end of the day. I’m really liking this eyeshadow and it makes me wonder what their pressed eyeshadows are like. I would repurchase this once I run out.

Cost: $15.00 CAD, 1.3 g/ 0.05 oz
Available at: White Apothecary, Lily Lolo UK, Lily Lolo USA, Naturismo
Rating: 5/5

Concealer in Caramel

Ingredients: kaolin, titanium dioxide, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499.

I tried swatching this concealer. If you look at the picture above you’ll see the blush swatch, the eyebrow duo swatch and below that is the concealer. It’s really hard to see because it’s pretty close to my natural skin tone. It’s only a shade lighter than my skin so it’s perfect as a concealer. When I use this, it looks like I’m literally erasing my blemishes and pigmentation spots. Yet at the same time it manages to feel very light and look natural on my skin. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing any concealer. This is the best powder concealer I’ve tried so far in my green beauty journey. If this concealer matched my skin perfectly I would use only this instead of layering my Haut Bio-Mineral Foundation on top. I hope someday Lily Lolo comes out with more shades for this concealer. The only slightly strange thing about this concealer: it leaves an oily residue on the glass bowl I use to apply my makeup. It’s not a big deal for me though. I will most definitely repurchase this once I run out.

Cost: $21.00 CAD, 4.5 g/ 0.2 oz
Available at: White Apothecary, Lily Lolo UK, Lily Lolo USA, Naturismo
Rating: 4/5

Blush in The Pink

Ingredients: mica, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, sodium hyaluronate, eryngiu, maritimum callus culture filtrate [+/- silica, tin oxide, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (iron oxide), CI 77492 (iron oxide), CI 77499 (iron oxide), CI 77742 (manganese violet), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77007 (ultramarines), CI 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (chromium oxide), CI 75470 (carmine)]

Oh no, I confess I didn’t realize there was carmine in this blush. I try to stay away from products with animal by-products but this one slipped through my radar. It’s too bad because I really like this blush. It lends a natural pink flush to my cheeks. It’s sheer and light but totally buildable for a more dramatic look. I like to keep it sheer and natural-looking for my daytime makeup since I work in an office. It wouldn’t do to walk around looking like Raggedy Ann. It has good staying power as well and doesn’t crease or change colour on my face as some blushes have done in the past. Well I’m going to have to knock this rating down a notch because of the carmine. If Lily Lolo ever reformulates without carmine I would repurchase this.

Cost: $22.00 CAD, 4 g/ 0.2 oz
Available at: White Apothecary, Lily Lolo UK, Lily Lolo USA, Naturismo
Rating: 3/5

Brow Powder in Dark

Ingredients: WAX – kaolin, Ricinus communis seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Cera alba (beeswax), Candelilla cera, zinc stearate, hydrogenated castor oil, Copernicia cerifera cera, CI 77891(titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (iron oxide), CI 77492 (iron oxide). POWDER – kaolin, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, zinc stearate, [+/- CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (iron oxide), CI 77492 (iron oxide), CI 77499 (iron oxide)

I’m wondering now if I should have gotten this brow powder in medium. The dark is a bit too dark for me, even though I have very dark hair. I didn’t like the texture of this product and it didn’t go on naturally though I tried different applications. I also didn’t like the wax as it felt too heavy. I’m liking the Lavera brow gel better for keeping my brows in place. This just didn’t work for me.

Cost: $18.00 CAD, 2 g/ 0.1 oz
Available at: White Apothecary, Lily Lolo UK, Lily Lolo USA, Naturismo
Rating: 2/5

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Book Review: The Earth Diet by Liana Werner-Gray


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About the Author:

Liana Werner-Gray was raised in outback Australia, Alice Springs. She is an advocate for natural healing using a healthy diet and lifestyle. After healing herself of many negative health conditions including a pre-cancerous tumor, digestive issues and disorderly eating through embracing a natural lifestyle, Werner-Gray began lecturing and teaching about The Earth Diet internationally. The Earth Diet was published by Hay House in October 28th 2014. As the founder and owner of The Earth Diet, Liana directs a team that helps people all over the world find recipes that work for them. Through her company, she has helped thousands of people improve, and in some cases even entirely heal, conditions such as cancer, diabetes, addictions, depression, acne, heart disease, obesity, and more. Listen to her radio show on Hay House Radio here.
Excerpted from The Earth Diet About page

Book Review:

The Earth Diet starts off with an introduction to Liana’s story. She had not been eating well after living on her own for the first time and as a result of unhealthy eating, a pre-cancerous tumor developed in her neck. Doctors gave her the options of waiting, getting surgery to remove the tumor or getting radiation. She was only 21 years old at that time and decided to do her own research to heal her body naturally. To satisfy her junk food cravings she created healthy alternative recipes for things like chocolate, hamburgers, pizza and chips. After three months of adopting a natural lifestyle, the tumour in her throat disappeared. In 2012 Liana’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. She was determined to help her mother heal herself and developed a program which included daily juicing, and meals made from The Earth Diet recipes. Her mother has now been cancer free for three years.

Part 1 of the book explains The Earth Diet principles. The first chapter continues with the basics. On page 6 and 7 you will find the Do’s and Don’ts. It really makes a lot of sense if you read these lists. Liana also explains why processed foods and GMOs are bad for us. Chapter 2 talks about self-healing: what it is, self-healing strategies, how to manage detox symptoms, and taking it one day at a time. Chapter 3 is about The Earth Diet lifestyle: choosing what is right for you, making your own meals, positive thinking, how to eat on a budget, and the issue of body care products. There are some DIY personal care recipes at the end of this chapter for things like: toothpaste, natural perfume, lotions, hair treatments, etc. Cleaning products and dangerous household and body care products are also addressed in this chapter. Chapter 4 deals with how to use the recipes, meal planning, and equipment. Chapter 5 lists all the things you might need in your pantry to make The Earth Diet recipes. Chapter 6 helps those who are ready to begin with The Earth Diet: cleaning out your cupboards, how to transition and what to do when you’re ready to go deeper. Part 2 of the book contains the recipes. There are recipes on juicing, making milks, smoothies, teas, raw vegan main dishes, cooked vegan dishes, Meat eater’s dishes, condiments and desserts. The Part 3 of the book contains The Earth Diet guides. So for example if you are looking to loose weight there is a guide for what to eat, drink, etc with that goal in mind. There is also a clear skin guide and a meat eater’s guide as well.

I’ve tried several of the recipes in this book and so far I have really loved them. I have a real sweet tooth and I’ve struggled for years with this as I grew up on junk food chocolate. See my post on The Benefits of Raw Chocolate for more details. So when I read in this book that I could still have a raw chocolate or something sweet every day I was really happy. I agree with Liana that when we deprive ourselves of things it just makes the problem worse. I love that The Earth Diet is so flexible. I had been a vegan at one point in my life and I got extremely sick. So I went back to eating meat though I upgraded to organic meat. I would like to become vegan again but I’m not sure if it’s possible for me. I’m going to see how my body feels as I decrease the amount of meat I eat. Intuitive eating is a really hot buzz word lately and that also makes a lot of sense to me. We often don’t credit our bodies with the intelligence it actually has. Your body often knows what it needs before you do, if you don’t get the signals mixed up. For example, Liana explained that we are able to eat so much junk food because there isn’t much nutrition in it. Then your body signals you to eat more to fill those nutritional gaps. But eating more junk food doesn’t help because junk food doesn’t nourish your body. I also didn’t realize that gluten is actually hard for anyone to digest! Check out Wellness Mama’s podcast on How to Know If You Have Gluten Sensitivity and her blog post on Why Gluten Isn’t a Food Group. I’ve cut out gluten for about two weeks now and am feeling really great. I also find that my body really likes the fresh green juices. I hope to get a juicer soon so I can make my own juices at home. Just a note: by juice I’m talking about homemade organic juice from fruits and vegetables, not the store bought kind which contains preservatives and lots of sugar. Anyway, I am really enjoying my Earth Diet journey and I will continue doing this. This is a lifestyle I know I can stick with.

Rating: 5/5