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12 Months to a Healthier You:  How to Make Over Your Morning Routine-September

Can you believe we are down to the last quarter of 2017?!!  I sure can’t!  Now is the time to really make a commitment to get healthy and stay healthy! Hopefully you’ve been following along with the 12 Months to a Healthier You Series and implementing the goal for each month. If so, then I know that you are healthier than ever before!  If not, or if you’ve missed any of the series, then it’s still not too late to start.  Check out January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. We will be going back to working on the physical part of being healthy for next month.  But remember-BeOrganicallYou is all about being healthy, mind, body, and soul. Please don’t let January 2018 get...

getting rid of moles naturally

How to Get Rid of Moles Naturally

HOW TO GET RID OF MOLES NATURALLY   DEFINITION OF MOLES A mole is a colored spot on the outer layer of your skin. The medical term for a mole is nevus. These very common skin growths can appear anywhere on your body and are usually brown or black, either on their own or in groups. But what about the cause of moles? Most moles develop either at birth or during childhood. Skin cells or melanocytes are responsible for providing color to your skin and when they grow together instead of spreading out evenly on the skin, this leads to moles being formed along with their distinctive darker color. If you have a new mole after 30, be sure to tell your doctor. TYPES OF MOLES All moles should be self-examined regularly...

depression

10 Home Remedies to Alleviate Symptoms of Depression

10 Home Remedies That Alleviate Symptoms of Depression Nobody likes discussing it, but depression is a real problem that affects many. The times we live in, the need to succeed, and many other factors, can have a physical and mental impact. Oftentimes, our mental health can take a turn for the worse without even realizing it. Our busy lives have literally taken over. Depression is a real disease that warrants medical help. It affects 15 million Americans that accounts for over 6% of the country's total population. Depression is all-encompassing and can take a toll on a person's day to day life. If you or a family member is suffering from depression, it is very important to seek help from a professional immediately if you have suicidal...

How to Break a Bad Habit

12 Months to a Healthier You Series-August: Breaking Bad Habits

12 Months to a Healthier You Series-August: Breaking Bad Habits For the 12 Months to a Healthier You Series, The focus has mostly been on the physical aspect of being healthy except for the month of January when the topic/focus was Positivity. Being healthy is a holistic effort. That is why BeOrganicallYou focuses on Natural Health and Wellness-mind, body, AND soul. There has to be a balance. You cannot have one of those areas in tip top shape and the other one or two are lacking. Having an imbalance in one of those three areas is not being healthy or being organically you! So therefore for August we will again focus on the mind. August’s focus is how to break a bad habit. Break a bad habit Whether it’s smoking,...

vegan banana ice cream sundae

Banana Ice Cream Sundae with Chocolate Sauce

Are you lactose intolerant or just want some delicious icecream without the dairy?  Well then you've got to try this simple and delicious icecream! This icecream is decadent, vegan, and oh so good!   It’s a great way to enjoy a delicious treat without all the calories and unhealthiness.  Best of all it's dairy free! Winning! Ingredients 3 frozen bananas Chocolate sauce: 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 tablespoon cacao powder 1 teaspoon agave syrup or preferred sweetener Toppings: Almond butter Mulberries To make the ice cream: put the bananas in a high speed blender and blend until they become a creamy, fluffy, white soft serve ice cream. Scoop into a bowl. To make the chocolate sauce: whisk the ingredients together. Drizzle over your ice cream along with the rest of your toppings. Add more toppings of your...

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Fall, then Winter will be here before you know it. Prepare now by gathering recipes for good, healthy, wholesome, and nutritious soup! Squash is filled with wonderful nutrients and goodness for your body. This Butternut Squash Soup recipe is easy to make and you probably have most of these ingredients already in your kitchen. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Diced Large Butternut Squash 3 Carrots, cut in 1-inch chunks 2-21/2 cups chicken broth ½ Tblsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground sage 1/8 tsp nutmeg Coconut or Olive Oil Sea Salt and Ground Pepper Preheat oven to 375. Roast squash and carrot tossed in a bit of oil, sprinkled with salt 35-45 minutes. Stir half way through. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Using a high-powered blender,  blend the veggies, stock, cinnamon, sage, nutmeg. Adjust the amount of stock as needed. A...

healthy eating

12 Months to a Healthier You Series-July: Developing a Plan for Healthy Eating

12 Months to a Healthier You Series-July: A Plan for Healthy Eating   Hey BOYs (Be Organically You’s)! How are you? I know I’ve said this before but…I still cannot believe the year is halfway over!! I’ve been working hard at making sure I practice what I preach and being an example to others! Most of the time I do well but every now and then…. Which is why I decided to write this post. I understand your struggles. Eating healthy is hard work but you CAN do it! It can be done! It’s a day by day process. The end goal is for the day to day process to become a regular habit for you, and then a lifestyle. Eventually you can achieve your health goals. Just be consistent...

detox drink

Activated Charcoal Lemonade Detox Drink

Activated charcoal is great for detoxing. I found this awesome recipe on the Thrive Market blog. Pretty tasty considering how charcoal taste by itself. Ha! This drink is healthy, detoxing, and good. What more could you want in a drink?  Give it a try and let me know what you think. I will be making this drink again and more often. Activated Charcoal Lemonade with Collagen Recipe *This article was originally published on Thrivemarket.com/blog Our take on the activated charcoal lemonade craze looks much cooler than the sludge-colored detox drinks everyone seems to be sipping lately. We froze our activated charcoal into ice cubes, creating a stark contrast when served in bright lemonade. When the ice starts to melt, it creates a cool-looking swirling effect as the charcoal...

sleep

12 Months to Healthier You: June-Sleep

Wow!  Half the year is almost over!  You should really be making progress now with the 12 Months to a Healthier You Series!  I’m enjoying your emails, pictures, testimonies, etc. of how much you are being helped by the Series.  Please keep them coming!  They are great motivators for me as well.  I too need motivation and inspiration just like anyone else!  If you’ve missed January, February, March, April, or May, be sure to catch up. June’s series is all about sleep. Did you know that Americans take a million and a half pounds of tranquilizers annually in order to sleep?  Ideally, a person should be sleeping about 7-9 hours every night. Sleep can affect your health in ways you may not be aware of. For...

hormone imbalance, hormonal imbalance

Is a Hormone Imbalance Affecting Your Health?

Hormone Imbalances are a big problem in this day and age. Our hormones can get out of control for a number of reasons. Most people go see their doctors when they start feeling “out of sorts” but a doctor visit will not do a bit of good if the doctor isn’t ordering the right tests. The problem with having your thyroid checked is that most doctors will only check your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormones). In order to have a real picture of what's going on you need to have a full panel done of T3, T4, anti-bodies and TSH. Unfortunately most doctors seem reluctant to do thorough testing for some reason. So if you have your hormones checked, insist that the doctor does a full panel....