Natural Health & Wellness

I am a vegan, yet part-time carnivore (lol!), gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher style eater - and that's just my diet!  Beyond organic food, natural health and wellness is more than just a passion, it's the core of my lifestyle, beliefs, and values.  Grateful to be able to share more about this important foundation of my life with you...



Purple Sage

Sage 🌿

Sage is one of those natural miracle plants that is said to have a wide variety of powers.  It's great for hair, skin and teeth, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps with indigestion and asthma, can improve concentration, and even is said to be a preventative for diabetes. 

Can you blame me for loving on this purple plant so much?! 


Gluten-Free Coconut Sugar Pecan Pie 

✨ A true southern Thanksgiving tradition that I made more healthy along the way as I learned... 

  • 1 Gluten-free pie crust, unbaked
  • 2 Cups halved pecans
  • 3 Room temperature eggs
  • 1 Cup Organic coconut sugar
  • 3/4 Cup organic maple syrup
  • 3 TBS melted/room temp butter
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Mix the organic coconut sugar, butter, eggs, maple syrup, salt & vanilla well with a whisk.  Stir in 1 Cup of halved pecans.  Lay the remaining 1 Cup of pecans on the bottom of the unbaked pie crust, then pour in the batter.  Bake at 400Β°F for 20 mins, then lower the temperature to 350Β°F & bake for another 30 mins.  Let cool before serving & enjoy with family & friends!


Lemon Water & Baking Soda πŸ‹πŸ’›

Lemon and Baking Soda

One of my favorite and regular health regiments is drinking hot water mixed with lemon and baking soda to alkalize my body.  I squeeze 1/2 a lemon (about 2 tbsp) into 8oz of hot water, add 1/3 tsp of baking soda, mix, and drink it first thing in the morning and at night before bed.  It helps promote digestion, regulates the body, and works to combat acidosis and acid reflux.  So so important!


Cryotherapy

Maples explains that cryotherapy – a three-minute treatment said to burn up to 800 calories – allows you to step inside a chamber that holds subzero air which can drop to -256 degrees Fahrenheit during two- to three-minute sessions. β€œIt’s one of the coolest trends in body treatments,” says Maples, 52.


Food and Our Bodies - by Marla Maples, for Westlake Magazine