Oh boy, it’s that time of year! I know in our house we have already had to break out and use some of these natural remedies. Here’s this year’s revised list of what I use to keep my family healthy in the winter months. I arranged the list from what I think is most important to the extra “nice to have” goodies. Continue Reading
Howdy Ya’ll! I did a guest post today on my favorite vegan friend Kayle Martin’s blog, Cowgirls and Collard Greens. Check it out!
Before you dive into reading this post, make sure to check out the last two posts in this series, The Ultimate Cancer Fighting Bathroom: Shower Products and Facial/ Skin Products. Here you’ll find a great overview of what skin, beauty or hygiene products I used while treating my cancer naturally.
I couldn’t pinpoint where to fit today’s products in, because they’re not really “bathroom” products, but they are commonly used and can be REALLY toxic. Here are some of my solutions to taking a healthier route to nail and hair color. Continue Reading
(This is a cross-post from the blog at HealingStrong.com written by Suzy Griswold. To receive updates on future endeavors and available audio recordings of the 2013 conference, please sign up at HealingStrong.com, and as a bonus you get an awesome E-Book!) Continue Reading
In my previous post in this series, I created a great run-down of all of the products I use in the shower that are incredibly safe for those of you healing from cancer and concerned about detox. I also suggested that you check your current products for toxicity and safety on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep rating system.
On to today’s post where we’ll conquer a boatload of hygiene and beauty products you typically use (and leave) on your face and skin. Continue Reading
So, flashback 5 years ago, and I didn’t know anything about harmful skin care ingredients. Learning how to treat my cancer naturally really gave me a crash course in junky beauty and hygiene products and the chemicals that make them harmful. I was working my hiney off eating a cancer-combatting diet, so it didn’t make sense to continue to use carcinogenic chemicals on my skin.
The most common offenders such as “sodium laurel/ laureth sulfate”, “propylene glycol,” or anything ending in the word “-paraben” are in the majority of commonly store bought products. Not only are these ingredients harmful to you, but they are washed into our water supply with little concern for the generational impact that could have. I quickly learned that when it comes to detoxifying my body, less ingredients = way more. Continue Reading
I would be lying if I wrote that meeting Chris Wark wasn’t AWESOME. (Hi Chris!)
He and I had been corresponding via email and Facebook over the last few years since he interviewed me after I first started Green Drink Diaries.
I also talked with him on the phone, almost in tears one day after I received a verbal beat down on a popular cancer support forum for sharing my natural cancer story and new blog. He gave me a big brotherly-like pep talk about how to hold your own on these forums and then openly stood up for me to all the haters by responding to their comments. The forum thread was deleted but my forward thinking husband took a screenshot of the bloodshed before they deleted it. You can find that HERE and the complete post on responding to haters and critics HERE.
I finally got to meet Chris in person at the Healing Strong Conference and Retreat a few weeks ago. OK, I admit it…I did feel like I was meeting a celebrity at first. I ran into Chris as he was coming off of an elevator with Ty Bollinger (who also felt like a celebrity to me) and had one of those weird moments where you recognize someone’s face from the internet but are not sure if they’ll recognize you.
But by the end of the conference, I realized he was a true friend. Super genuine, kind, and very humble. It felt so great to be amongst so many wonderful, Spirit-led people who are healing successfully from cancer without chemotherapy or radiation; in many cases, like in Ann Cooper’s and Chris’s, upwards of 10 years now and leading the way for the rest of us. (:
So, here’s the Campbells’ video interview with him. Hope you enjoy!
Sounds delicious, huh!? Other names this one could be called:
The “Acquired Taste Smoothie”
The “About to Go Bad in My Fridge Smoothie”
Alright, the point of this is that you can really put anything in a Vitamix and drink it for its nutrients. The focus is on NUTRITION, not on taste. So get your pinchers out and prepare to chug, because OUR HEALTH is worth it! Oh, and who likes to waste produce anyways? Especially when your organic food costs half your paycheck. Continue Reading
So, the story behind this story is RIDICULOUSLY cool. But first off, if you’re coming to Green Drink Diaries for the first time, here’s a big HELLO to you! (: For the whole rundown on why I decided to choose natural therapies to treat my cancer CLICK HERE and make sure to also open all of the links on that page for an even clearer picture of what it’s like to heal from cancer with non-toxic therapies.
Now, on to the coolest story ever: Early last month our Healing Strong Conference and Retreat planning team was brainstorming ways to get the word out to the public about our conference. Many ideas were bouncing around the group, and we were already sharing the news with friends and going around town putting up flyers at churches and health food stores. All this was great, but we saw the need for a heavy hitter. Continue Reading
Just in case you were wondering- YES, that is a DUCK DYNASTY CHIA PET. But this smoothie has nothing to do with duck hunting, although you could bring it “to go” on your next hunt I suppose…and offer some to Willie, Uncle Si, and Phil.
As I’ve gotten more into fruitier green smoothies and are drinking my REALLY GREEN SMOOTHIES on much more intentional occasions, I’ve been enjoying the flavors of different fruits and supplemental foods a lot. This one is the result of some of that experimenting. (: Continue Reading