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april carroll
Natural health consultant and educator
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References: Guo, Q., Liu, K., Deng, W., Zhong, B., Yang, W., & Chun, J. (2018). Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Gannan navel orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck cv. Newhall) peel essential oils. Food science & nutrition, 6(6), 1431–1437. doi:10.1002/fsn3.688 Nabavi, S. F., Di Lorenzo, A., Izadi, M., Sobarzo-Sánchez, E., Daglia,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Crunchy Journey
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Cold and Flu Season 2019 I'm taking orders for elderberry extract and syrup! Both formulas have a 35% - 38% elderberry concentration. Locals: I'm happy to offer a $1 off your refill if you return the clean, empty jar. (The syrup will keep in the fridge for several weeks and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at My Crunchy Journey
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Post #2 in the Summer Lemonade Series! Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Recipe for blueberry lavender lemonade: Ingredients: Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup blueberries 1 tsp dried lavender (you can leave this out if you don't like the taste of lavender) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water water and ice Directions:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at My Crunchy Journey
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This is the first entry in my Summer Lemonade Series! Matcha Lemonade Matcha is the ground whole tea (Camellia sinensis) leaf. The plant is shade grown for a minimum of 20 days. The shading increases chlorophyll and L-theanine content. In animal studies, L-theanine has been shown to cross the blood-brain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at My Crunchy Journey
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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Ingredients: 1-2 tsp dried peppermint leaf (or peppermint tea bag) 4 oz boiling water 1 tsp matcha powder sweetener of choice (optional) 1 cup milk of choice - warmed and frothed (I used almond) First, add boiling water to your peppermint leaf. Let... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at My Crunchy Journey
Cold and Flu Season 2018 I'm taking orders for elderberry extract and syrup! Both formulas have a 35% - 38% elderberry concentration. I'm happy to ship if you are willing to pay shipping. Locals: I'm happy to offer a $1 off your refill if you return the clean, empty jar.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at My Crunchy Journey
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Many of you use the recipe for elderberry syrup that I posted on my blog a few years back. I'm updating with new information and a new recipe. Please update your bookmarks! (I will have a link to this post on the previous recipe page, as well.) Elderberry has been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at My Crunchy Journey
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My course was chosen to be added to the Vintage Remedies lineup of new courses! The course is on sale for one more day. https://vintageremedies.com/tea/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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This is the time of year where I frequent the local farm stand down the road. I'm loving all the peppers and squash that they have right now and decided to use yesterday's haul to make dinner tonight. I threw together some homemade hummus to add flavor and protein to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
Vintage Remedies has some new and fun things coming up this spring! Here is a link to a FREE short course in which you will learn: The FIVE biggest mistakes people make with herbs & essential oils. Where and how to find reliable evidence for safety and efficacy. How to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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I've been making this lentil loaf recipe for over 20 years and it's one of my favorites! You will need: 1 cup of dry lentils, cooked and drained 1 chopped onion 1 chopped stalk of celery 1 chopped carrot 1 clove of minced garlic 1 egg 2 cups sharp cheddar... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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Title: Rising Plague Author: Brad Spellberg, M.D. Antibiotic resistance is becoming a real threat to public health. This book, written by an infectious disease specialist who is very concerned with this issue, is definitely an interesting read! A few take-aways from the book: - Antibiotic resistance was noted within one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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Posted Nov 22, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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White Chamomile Citrus Tea 1 Tablespoon white tea 1 Tablespoon chamomile 1 Teaspoon Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon Orange peel Steep 1-2 teaspoons of the tea blend in hot water for 2-3 minutes. The above recipe will make about 4-5 cups of tea. The majority of my tea 'testers' gave this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Such a wonderful fall soup! Ingredients: 2 medium beets 2 medium carrots 1 medium potato 1/2 a small head of cabbage 1/2 a large onion 1 garlic clove oil (I used avocado oil) salt and pepper 1 tsp thyme 4 cups of vegetable broth Greek yogurt Chop all of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Click Here to register for this free webinar. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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This is a brand new e-book from Vintage Remedies and it's FREE! Click on the image to get yours now. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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1/2 cup greek yogurt 1/2 cup coconut water 1 pear (peeled and cored) fresh grated ginger to taste 1 Tb honey ice cubes (optional) Blend and enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 2 T coconut oil 1/4 cup honey 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup sourdough starter 1 tsp salt 1 cup water Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Let rise overnight covered with a damp towel. In the morning, remove it from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Free Essential Oil event sponsored by the Franklin Institute of Wellness with some great speakers! Register now! Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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(photo credit: Sabrina Ivy) Oolong Hibiscus Tea 1 Tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers 1/2 Tablespoon oolong tea leaves 1/2 Tablespoon chamomile 1/2 Tablespoon stevia Steep 1-2 teaspoons of the tea blend in hot water for 5 minutes. The above recipe will make about 5-6 cups of tea. The majority of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Book Title: No More Amoxicillin Author: Dr. Mary Ann Block Some of my take-aways from the book: The eustachian tubes in adults are more vertical while a child’s tubes are more horizontal. For this reason, fluid buildup in the ear is more common in children. This explains why most children... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Ingredients: One small head of chopped cabbage (green or red) One medium sliced onion Garlic cloves minced (1 or 2 cloves) Grated fresh ginger to taste Tamari sauce (1-2 Tb) Rice wine vinegar (1-2 Tb) Oil ( I used avocado oil) Place all ingredients into a pan, stirring often, until... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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A fun way to get the health benefits of elderberry during the Christmas season! You will need: 1/4 Cup dried elderberries 2 cups filtered water 2 cinnamon sticks 20 whole cloves 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 star anise (optional) 2 cups purple juice (I used Trader Joe's Power of 7... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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If you've been thinking about taking a course, now is a great time to sign up during the Black Friday sale! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey