Category: Metamorphosis of Health

Becoming healthier by making better life choices

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Plants For Cleaner Indoor Air

Plants For Cleaner Indoor Air

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Since our carpet upstairs is getting older and I have dust allergies we decided to pull it out of our bedroom before our new bed arrived.  We knew from previous experience that we had wide board pine floors upstairs and since I am a fan of painted floors we decided to paint the floor.  Thus making the floor easier to clean as far as dust goes.  Unfortunately I did not do due diligence when picking out my floor paint this time and although it only has 50 VOC it still apparently is an issue for me.  The smell is still lingering after a month of airing out the room.  I used Valspar paint for the walls which is no VOC and is really easy for me to use.  It is a bit smelly while applying but I don’t get headaches or sinus issues during the process.  The next day the smell is gone from that paint.  We have lots of plants downstairs but I haven’t really invaded our upstairs with them at this point because I have more plants to remember to water then. Read More

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Coffee Lovers Rejoice!

Coffee Lovers Rejoice!

11 Diseases Coffee Can Prevent

The above article is good news for those of us who enjoy our coffee.  Coffee is good for us!  One thing I have done to improve the health of this cream and sugar lover is to use organic coconut milk and a tsp of pure maple syrup or honey in my coffee.  Sure it doesn’t reduce the calories but it tastes good and is a healthier substitute. 

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Some time ago I was invited to a Young Living party and decided to go and see what they had to say.  I have been using essential oils for at least 15 years and would only put pure certified organic oils diluted with a carrier oil on my skin.  I am also very cautious what oils I would use on children.  Basically, I have found lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus (specific) type to be the only ones I would use on children.  I would be cautious what types you use for pets as well.  I believe in researching before using. Read More