So excited to share with you my natural makeup and hair tutorial! A lot of you have asked for videos and tutorials- so this is for you! I’m walking you through one of my favorite fall looks in natural beauty. Plus, I’m showing you how I achieve the tousled look with my hair using a flat iron. I hope you guys enjoy watching the video! Leave me a comment and let me know what types of videos you want to see more of.
This video is obviously long, but wanted to make sure I shared why I’m using the products I’m using. For those of you who want to skip to a certain part or product, check out the minute details below.
In episode #5 of The Golden Hour Podcast, we are talking about Histamine, Pregnancy, and Strategies for Healthy Digestion with Dr. Emily Hecker. Dr. Emily Hecker is a board certified chiropractic physician who specializes in functional medicine supporting those with autoimmune diseases, MTHFR polymorphisms, food sensitivities and inflammation. She has had extensive training in understanding the methylation pathways trained by Dr. Ben Lynch, world leader and expert in MTHFR. She has post doctorate training in Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Neuroimmunology, Thyroid Disorders, Chiropractic Craniopathy, and the Webster Technique. She is an active provider for the Shape ReClaimed anti-inflammatory program and uses a supervised ketogenic approach for weight loss in her practice.
Up for grabs are two $100 gift cards to Vitacost! That’s two winners! Vitacost is our go to online health store. Not only do they carry all our favorite natural brands but they offer amazing deals as well, coupled with great customer service.
Today on The Golden Hour Podcast we have the privilege of chatting with Naturopath Doctor Christine Shaffner. Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to Bastyr, she completed her undergraduate studies in Pre-medicine and Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Schaffner is passionate about practicing medicine and creating healing spaces. She is the Clinic Director of Sophia Health Institute; the clinic she co-created with her mentor Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt in Woodinville, Washington. She actively sees patients at Sophia Health Institute and through her practices Marin Naturopathic Medicine in California, as well as Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa & Klinik in Seattle, Washington.
We loved getting an inside look at how Dr. Christine treats chronic illness in her clinic. With chronic illnesses popping up everywhere we thought what better way to learn about it and how to treat it, then from someone who devotes their time to it. Dr. Christine is so knowledgeable and really helps to give us practical tools for health that can make a big difference.
Dr. Christine gives us a brief overview on where to start if someone wants to get to the root of chronic illness.
We hear how infections can be the underlying cause of many chronic illnesses and what some are.
Lab tests that would be good for identifying an infection.
All about parasites
How environmental toxins play a big role in overall health.
Information on testing that can be done for chronic illnesses.
3 health habits that have made the biggest impact on Dr. Christine’s life
As a #1 international best selling author, leader, speaker and educator in her field, Dr. Barr is a cutting edge Dermatologist, who is known as an innovative thinker. A dual-board certified dermatologist, Dr. Barr has shared her life-changing ideas in business, educational, health and professional seminars on how to rejuvenate and amplify skin health naturally; reverse sun damage, prevent and manage skin cancer and how to build confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem and resilience. Dr. Barr shares her expertise as a domain subject matter expert, advisor to numerous start-ups, an editor of leading medical journals and a researcher in ongoing clinical trials. As the Chief Wellness Officer of Resilient Health Institute (RHI), by embracing what is on the surface as well as what’s below it, she is redefining the delivery of skincare.
We felt so empowered after this episode to protect our skin naturally from the sun, yet still enjoy it’s many benefits. Dr. Keira does a great job of breaking down the many components to great skin and how we all can achieve glowing skin. Plus, so many nuggets of wisdom on common skin issues.
Dr. Keira explains how her approach to skincare is different than other dermatologists.
The connection between stress hormones and glowing skin.
How to protect ourselves from skin cancer.
Amount of time we can be outside without sunscreen.
How often you should check your skin and what you should look for.
When someone should see a dermatologist?
Answers to some of the burning skincare questions: aging skin, acne- hormonal, brown spots/hyperpigmentation, rosacea, blackheads, melasma and large pores.
Chilly Pad- Mattress pad Dr. Keira talked about that keeps you cool when sleeping at night.
What I buy at Pharmaca: April edition is here! If you haven’t figured out by now I’m a huge fan of Pharmaca. They really carry it all when it comes to natural living. I love one stop shops as a mom- even better when they’re online.
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Want to find out why I can’t get enough of this one stop natural shopping store? Then keep reading!
1st-Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.
Yes, you read that right. It’s not some retailer selling random things. They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands. Plus, their selection is amazing!
2nd-It’s all in ONE place.
No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another. Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.
3rd-Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.
Yes, you heard me right! They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase. Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello. Most retailers are $50 and higher.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too. Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.
These razors are made from recycled materials, some of the recycled products are yogurt cups. Pretty cool! Also, the whole razor is recyclable itself. They give my skin a smooth feeling but I don’t feel like they’re so sharp that they are going to nick me easily. I love that they’re easy to travel with too and budget friendly. A great pick instead of getting a plastic one you can’t recycle. Get your Preserve Razor here!
Ok, I had heard really good things about this elixir and I was SO excited to finally get my hands on it. Well, it did not disappoint! If you’ve been following me long enough on my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of anything Blue Tansy or prickly pear seed oil, well this elixir has them both. A match made in skincare heaven! The prickly pear seed oil is perfect for dry or irritated skin, while the blue tansy helps to clam and minimize redness. My skin literally drank it all up! I can’t recommend it enough. I would put it on after cleansing and toning my skin. My skin felt so nourished and supple. Plus, the blue tansy smell is intoxicating. Such a great elixir! Get it here!
Another Evan Healy product but one I’m familiar with! This body oil has been in my beauty arsenal for 5 years- it’s so good! I love the smell. It has notes of frankincense, neroli, and ylang ylang in it. When you apply it to your skin it soaks right up. But leaves behind a silly smooth feeling. Made with a combination of jojoba, sunflower, sesame and apricot kernel oil. It envelops your skin and leaves lasting moisture. Get your Body oil here!
This body oil is great for travel! I love having it on hand for trips. It doesn’t come in glass like the Evan Healy one, which makes it perfect for a trip. You can easily toss it in your bag and not worry about it breaking. Plus, it smells so good and sprays too- pretty cool. If coconut isn’t your fave, they also have other scents too. Snag your body oil here!
I’m obsessed with these little containers. Perfect for traveling anywhere. With kids you always have to have snacks on hand and these are the perfect container. They are stainless steel, which I love- no plastic. The lids also stay on so easy, another huge win. I find a lot of small bowls or containers often don’t have great lids. I fill them with snacks for the kids too even if we’re just at home. Traveling or not, these hit the mark! Grab your containers here!
Another reason I love Pharmaca so much- they even have kid’s activities and toys! I love Melissa and Doug products. These books are great for when traveling or in the car. They’re easy to pull out and not make a mess with a ton of markers or crayons. You just need some water to put in the pen and you’re good to go. My girls love playing with these. Get your Melissa and Doug products here!