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XoXo,

Danna

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Spring Time Forecast: Natural Cures for the Common Cold

Well it’s finally here, the great yellow cloud of pollen. Dare I say it, Spring has finally begun! Honestly, spring is beautiful, but the side effects that comes along with it can be aggravating. Thankfully, the healing herbs from the very ground that we occupy on a daily, can bless us with vital  medicines that you can’t buy in a drug store. I took so long to share these tea leaves with you, because I wanted to see if these teas helped my allergies or throat issues. F. Y. I. My itchy throat symptoms is derived from the changes in air temperature.

You know how it is when the air switches from hot to cold in a bipolar rhythm. Here at True Vivant, I like to share health tips and remedies that I use to keep me run on a full engine. Below is my written and video review sharing the benefits of each tea the Full Leaf Company sent to me.

 

 

Products Featured:
Organic Throat Clarity-Leaves
Organic Vita Me Tea-Leaves
Organic Immunity Blend-Leaves
Organic Detox Tea -Leaves
*Disposable Tea Bags

 

 

 

Let’s get the water boiled and start steeping!

 

1.Organic Throat Clarity-Leaves

Magic hidden in a steel tin. Before we begin our review, I would first like to say that out of all the tea samplers, the organic throat clarity is my favorite. Ok, maybe I’m just being biased, because of my dry throat and the tea is for throat clarity. At first, I did have some reservation regarding the taste. Let’s be honest, usually herbal teas doesn’t always have pleasant flavors.

Moving on, the actual description regarding the organic throat clarity tea is accurate. The first herbal essence that I noticed was the chamomile and the peppermint. Naturally chamomile has a very smooth and cozy taste, while the peppermint releases an euphoric cooling menthol’s that eases aches of a sore throat.

 

Organic Throat Clarity– via full leaf tea company. This tea is specifically formulated to help soothe sore throats. Its combination of natural ingredients work together to help alleviate pain and fight infection. Cloves, ginger, and chamomile give this blend its cozy, warm taste while peppermint provides its refreshing and smooth flavor.

Approximately 5-7 servings per tin.

 

 

NEXT!

Organic Vita Me Tea-Leaves

 

The Vita Me Tea Blend is the multi-purpose remedy that will satisfy your needs so you can be your best. The dried berries in the tea leaves adds a fruity element to the tea, which explains why this is  multi-purpose! So I decided to experiment and after brewing this tea in hot water, I added ice cubes. This was convenient since I don’t like to drink  processed juice’s with artificial sweeteners. So guys, let’s just say your studying or chasing after kids, you can have a cool summer drink that is calorie free and healthy.

Organic Vita Me Tea  – via full leaf tea company. Full of antioxidant rich ingredients, this caffeine free blend will keep you satisfied and healthy all day long. Vita Me was handcrafted by our artisan blenders to have a refreshing tart berry flavor that is great hot or iced.

 

 

The secret to  preventing the symptoms of a cold virus that may challenge your body is proper immune support. I will talk about my personal experience  in the video below regarding this tea. Regarding the flavor of the tea, I would give it an 8 our of 10. Every since I was a little girl, I drank echinacea tea to prepare my immune system and this habit has stayed with me every since. I have not been sick in 3 an half years now. Thank God!

Organic Immunity Blend – via full leaf tea company.Fight back against cold season! Our Immunity Blend is full of natural ingredients that help prevent sickness and aid in relieving symptoms. Immunity has a smooth, sweet taste mixed with a slight tartness.

 

The Last of the Leaves!

Now, before I talk about this detox tea, I would first like to stress the importance of  speaking with your doctor about Detox Teas, before utilizing these natural herbs. One word to describe this Detox Tea would be “WinSpring”. A.K.A. Winter and Spring mixed together. The minty flavor and the hints of lemon makes this tea refreshing and enhanced my energy after the first cup.

Organic Detox Tea – via full leaf tea company.This delicious blend has a minty flavor with a slight hint of lemon. It is specially formulated to optimize health, with a perfect balance of detoxification and healing this tea will make you feel invigorated and renewed!

 

Here is my review video and time special using Full Leaf Tea Company:

 

To purchase more of these products visit : https://fullleafteacompany.com/  for more cold fighting and waist slimming teas!
XoXo,
Danna

Top of the Line Nurturing: Healthy Baby Essentials

Breastfeeding is a very special moment that is shared between a mother and her baby. The bond that’s developed spreads light into many moments to come, but for some moms, breastfeeding is not always easy. Let’s be honest a lot happens when you just had a baby and you have high expectations on yourself to breastfeed. This is a normal reaction when you’re a new mom. This is why having the right tools and support is essential for having a stress-free experience especially when you’re coming home from the hospital.

I’m a childbirth educator and I am aware the not every woman will breastfeed, reasons maybe fear, thinking they may not be able to produce enough breast milk, they don’t know which is the best breast pump to use and convenience also plays a big role as well. All of these emotions are normal too!

Being a new mom your main focus should be to remain healthy calm and relaxed. Thankfully we have friends that understand our pain, worries and our desires to giving our baby the best. The company called Healthy Baby Essentials is our counselors, adviser, and our friends and helping us find the best breast pump. Plus, the breast pumps are free, all you have to do is use your major Insurance to pay for the breast pump. The company will only need your insurance information that’s it! All you have to do is keep growing that healthy baby!

Here is a photo of my Spectra S2 breast pump from Healthy Baby Essentials:

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Components Featured:

  1. Breast Pump Unit
  2. Tubing
  3. Back-flow Protector
  4. Breast Shield
  5. Valve
  6. Bottles
  7. Bottle Covers
  8. Nipples
  9. Bottle Cap
  10. Disk
  11. Adapter

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Care for your Breast Pump :

The Spectra S2 is a powered, breast pump to be used by lactating women to express and collect milk from their breasts. This Spectra S2 is intended for a single user. Before using the Spectra-Series breast pump for the first time, sanitize the breast shield kit in boiling water for 5 minutes. (Parts may bend if boiled for more than 5 minutes.)

 

 

What is the Spectra S2 breast pump :

The Spectra S2 is hospital grade quality with home grade availability. The pump runs off a dual piston motor which provides strong, efficient, and comfortable suction to each breast independently. It has fully adjustable speed and suction as well as a stimulation phase to encourage milk let-down. The S2 also remembers your last settings and will return to them when you start your next pumping session. As a bonus, Spectra has included a nightlight with 2 brightness settings for less disruptive late-night pumping. Spectra is owned, operated, and staffed by IBCLCs and they offer an exceptional a 2 year warranty on the pump and 3 month warranty on all parts.

Includes

  • 2 storage bottles
  • 24 mm flanges (may be exchanged for 28mm or 32mm at no charge if returned unopened)
  • Digital Display with last setting memory
  • Stimulation Phase
  • 2 setting nightlight

 

The main differentiation is based on the specific plan a mom chooses that may or may not have a deductible
Healthy Baby Essentials  are contracted with all Massachusetts major health insurance providers including masshealth (Medicaid) along with United Healthcare, Tricare and Aetna as of 8/1. If they are not contracted with a particular insurance provider they will relay another dme providers name so the mom can receive a pump.

Below is a review video of me demonstrating how to properly assemble the  Spectra S2 breast pump:

 

The experience that I had with Healthy Baby Essentials is a lifelong journey of wonders, they will be partnering with me as I continue to teach in my classes about breastfeeding and pumping. I want to thank everybody at Healthy Baby Essentials for caring so much about moms and letting them have a stress-free experience when it comes to finding the best breast pump, including offering consulting services to moms who have questions. I am completely in love with my Spectra S2 breast pump, this state-of-the-art machine is very convenient noiseless and has LCD lights so while your babies sleeping you can be reading your favorite book without even disturbing the peaceful sleep of your little angel.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review as well as the magical wonders of this Spectra S2 breast pump! If you have any questions about this breast pump please leave them in the comments box and the question will be answered, also if you would like to be in contact with Healthy Baby Essentials just let me know and I’ll have one of the representatives speak to you.

Here is the website links: http://www.spectrababyusa.com/ to find out more information about the Spectra breast pumps.

Also to get the VIP treatment please go on https://www.healthybabyessentials.com/Hometo see all of the breast pumps that they advertise as well as the accessories that they provide for breastfeeding moms. This whole experience has been rewarding for me and I hope that it’s rewarding for you too!

XoXo,

Danna

 

Red, White, & Blue Snacks: Jackson’s Honest

 

One of the biggest events in America is here, The 4th of July!! This is the time to have the biggest cheat day ever, I mean like really going in on your favorite meals. What are your favorite snacks? Are you vegan and are you looking for healthier snacks? If so I have the snack for you, the gluten-free snack company called Jackson’s Honest is the real fireworks for this big day. Jackson’s Honest embraces the natural and agriculture of real wholesome living, even more than I have personally experienced in one bag of chips. So fire up those grills and let’s start this celebration early.

Here is my list for the 4th of July:

 

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1.Rippled Red Heirloom Potato Chips:

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Native to the high plains of Peru, these highly pigmented Red Heirloom Potatoes are the beneficiaries of a farming heritage back to 6,000 BC. Their burgundy color comes from the same antioxidants found in raspberries, while our wavy ‘ripple’ cut brings out the buttery notes of this heritage potato. These are some of the ways we are committed to using ingredients and methods that are honestly, deliciously better.

Ingredients: Red Heirloom Potatoes, Organic Coconut Oil, Sea Salt

“The Original Coconut Oil Chip.”

 

OMGG- Oh My Goodness Gracious! This Red Heirloom chips is very light and crispy, with a hint of  fresh coconut and sea salt. This nutritious chip is my greatest health-day ever, I just undeniably  in love with the wavy shape of the chip which makes it fun for dipping.

 

Here is the perfect dip recipe for this flavor chips:

Homemade Guacamole: Courtesy of the Food Network

Ingredients:
4 garlic cloves
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 tablespoons water or liquid from the chickpeas
8 dashes hot sauce

Directions:
Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube; process until it’s minced. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Taste, for seasoning, and serve chilled or at room temperature.

 

 

 

 

2. Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips:

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The apple cider vinegar we use combines its sweet apple with the umami of coconut oil and the savory Non-GMO potato to produce a subtle, lasting flavor made possible by the low and slow cooking method we invented to produce coconut oil chips. Never harsh and acidic; these Salt + Vinegar chips are unlike any you’ve ever tried.

Ingredients: Non GMO Potatoes, Organic Coconut oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Sea Salt, Fructose, Citric Acid and Organic Rice Concentrate.

“The Original Coconut Oil Chip.”

 

This flavored chips was surprisingly DELICIOUS!! The salty and acidic flavor is nice and light, along with tangy finish. Once again the coconut oil flavor is so good and coconut oil is evident which balances all of the components of the chips.

 

Here is the perfect dip recipe for this flavor chips:

Homemade Salsa: Courtesy of  the FoodNetwork

Ingredients:

3 large ripe tomatoes, diced or 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeds and veins removed, and minced
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles with juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients, in a large glass bowl. Stir well with a spoon. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until serving time.

 

 

 

 

3.Salsa Fresca Tortilla Chips:

 

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Their USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Salsa Fresca tortilla chips use corn grown by farmers who care about the shared resources of our land and water but also want to protect and preserve the genetic heritage of heritage corn varieties by exclusively using Non-GMO Project Verified Blue corn. And just like the ancient Mayans, we stone grind our Blue Corn using volcanic rock so that the masa retains its hearty feel and flavor. We had to invent a proprietary low-and-slow cooking method to produce the world’s first coconut oil potato chip: well, we had to do the same for making the world’s first organic coconut oil Salsa Fresca tortilla chip. This low and slow cooking process unlocks the taste and nutrition in the Blue Corn. When combined with our zesty Salsa Fresca spice blend – organic jalapeno, cilantro, chili, and tomato – the blue corn and coconut oil shine like no other tortilla chips you’ve ever had.

Ingredients:

Organic Blue Corn, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Tomato Powder, Salt, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Jalapeño Powder, Organic Chili Pepper, Organic Cilantro, Citric Acid, Organic Vinegar, Yeast Extract, Organic Rice Maltodextrin, Organic Paprika Extract, Organic Spices, Lemon Oil, Organic Rice Concentrate

“The Original Coconut Oil Chip.”

 

This has to be purposeful, do you catch the hint the chips are Red, White, and Blue.  I am just having the time of my life, these tortilla chips. The tangy  taste of the tomato and jalapeño brings to life an explosion of two nations emerging.  I have to mention the organic essence of the rich garden flavored seasoning that brings a Fiesta to the 4th of July.

 

Here is the perfect dip recipe for this flavor chips:

Homemade Guacamole: Courtesy of the FoodNetwork:

Ingredients:

3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

 

 

Here my Gluten-Free 4th of July preparation pradise:

 

I hope you guys enjoyed my  early 4th of July celebration and these mazing treats from Jackson’s Honest? Please visit  http://jacksons-honest.myshopify.com to get your bags of organic living  for the holiday weekend.

 

Speacial thanks to FoodNetwork.com for providing us with all of these amazing recipes.

 

XoXo,

 

Danna