Homemade Face Scrub for Dewy, Glowy Skin!

When it comes to my skin, I follow two simple principles that my great-grandmother, Nana, drilled into my brain when I was probably 9 years old- 1. ALWAYS wash your makeup off no matter what 2. ALWAYS moisturize your face & neck (necks are one of the first places to show signs of aging) Coconut oil is my ride-or-die and I use it for everything- my hair, skin, nails, and I take a small amount of it every day in my coffee. I even use it on my dog's coat! This scrub calls for brown sugar- I've used white sugar and "raw" sugar, and they work but I've found that brown sugar has the right texture I'm looking for to properly exfoliate my skin. I've even used coconut sugar- which also works, but it

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Gut Health

Many nutritionists refer to our gut as the "second brain", as more research emerges showing that our gut can affect our moods, our hormones, and many other important body functions. I struggled with digestive problems my entire childhood/teenage years. I had terrible acid reflux which led me to taking antacids daily (these are so bad for you!!) and I was always bloated and uncomfortable after many of my meals. While there's SO much that goes into your gut health, I have a few tried-and-true things I do every single day that help keep my gut in check. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but doing these simple things each day have made a massive impact on keeping my gut happy, and amazingly e

Fighting Seasonal Allergies-Without Pills!

Are you as sick of this weather as I am? (Literally sick- my allergies are having a field day with these rapid weather changes!) Only in Houston can we experience every type of weather in the course of a week. If you have seasonal allergies, weather change is NOT your friend! I've suffered with terrible allergies my entire life, and in the past I turned to prescription medications, allergy shots, eye drops, and other chemical-based things that doctors threw at me to alleviate the symptoms of my allergies. When I decided to take control of my health, I knew there had to be a better way to stop suffering from allergies, and even prevent them! I'm not going to tell you that I never take an anti

Welcome to Holistic in Houston!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Before we get to the good stuff, I want to give you some background on why I'm doing this, and what you can expect! I spent years with all sorts of health problems ranging from allergies, asthma, acid reflux/ other digestive problems, low energy, trouble sleeping... you name it, I probably had it! In my early teens I was on so many medications for all of the above. I started to research the side effects of all of the pharmaceuticals I was putting into my body, and some of the side effects were worse than the symptoms they were trying to cure in the first place! While I value our healthcare system and regularly consult my doctor with all of my health concerns,



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