My Keto Experience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of the Ketogenic Diet

Because I get so many questions about the Ketogenic Diet, I decided to give it a try! I followed Dr. Josh Axe's Keto360 Program for 30 days to experience keto for myself.

In this post you'll read about this 30-day keto experience - the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

In this post, I go over:

  • My First Keto Experience
  • The Good
  • The Bad
  • Would I Do Keto Again?
  • Would I Recommend Keto?
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The Top Keto Resources

The Ketogenic Diet is trending - and there's a reason why!

This high-fat, low-carb diet touts an array of health benefits - from neurological support to weight-loss.

Because I get so many questions about the Ketogenic Diet, I decided to give it a try! I followed Dr. Josh Axe's Keto360 Program for 30 days to experience keto for myself.

In this post, you'll find some of my favorite resources (books, websites, etc.) and my go-to food brands and snacks so you can start your Ketogenic Diet reset on the right foot.

When I started planning my Ketogenic Diet reset, I started to create keto-related resources, but there are already so many well-researched, science-backed explanations and guides that I decided it'd be more empowering to direct you to the ones I found the most helpful!

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Keto Cold Brew Freezer Fudge Recipe

This Keto-friendly freezer fudge is the way to get in a dose of healthy fats while getting your cold brew fix!

This recipe, sweetened with zero-glycemic monk fruit, is great for curbing cravings while providing plenty of healthy fats (from coconut, MCT oil, and ghee), and a cold brew-powered caffeinated boost!

This KETO COLD BREW FREEZER FUDGE is perfect for those eating a low-carb, ketogenic diet to help maintain fat-fueled ketosis.

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Adaptogenic Matcha Mint Fat Fudge

This recipe, sweetened with zero-glycemic monk fruit, is great for curbing cravings while giving you a dose with satiating healthy fats. Lion's Mane-infused matcha gives it the perfect hint of green with extra adaptogenic support!

This ADAPTOGENIC MATCHA MINT FAT FUDGE is perfect for those eating a low-carb, ketogenic diet to help maintain fat-fueled ketosis.

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Happy Healthy Holiday Gift Guide (2017)

I've rounded up some of my favorite local and healthy shops and brands to be your happiest, healthiest, most vibrant selves this holiday season!

You'll find plenty of top-notch, budget-friendly gifts for your loved ones - and yourself. 😉 

When you shop, you vote with your dollars - so support local and shop healthy!

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites Recipe

Lately I’ve been pumpkin spicin’ ALL THE THINGS! 🎃🍂 And these Pumpkin Spice bites are no exception. 👌🏼

Packed with healthy fats, Rootz Nutrition protein superfood, & topped off with an adaptogenic cocoa drizzle, I’ll be staving off any trick-or-treat temptations with one of these instead. #foodfuel

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3 Ways I Use iTOVI As An Integrative Health Coach

I'm pretty good at listening to my body, but sometimes when I'm in overwhelm mode I get mixed signals and knowing how to support my body is a challenge. 

That's where the iTOVI comes into play. This nifty little device is a biompedance scanner and takes the guesswork out using essential oils to support health.

Sometimes when you're so close to the problem, you can't see the solution clearly and an outside perspective is just what you need.

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The Ultimate Diffuser Blend Guide

Diffusing essential oils is one of the most powerful ways to experience their therapeutic benefits.

If you're new to essential oils, it might be a little overhwleming.

Don't you sweat it! I'm here to break it down into easy steps for you!

In no time, you'll be an essential oil diffuser blend wizard! 🔮✨

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2017 dōTERRA Essential Oils Convention Review!

Trying to compress a week's worth of learning and experiences into one blog post was a challenge...but I did it!

Here are my 4 top things from the dōTERRA Essential Oils Convention!

This September I got to hang out with some of my health coach and essential oil-loving friends to experience the dōTERRA Yōu Convention!

This is my third time attending dōTERRA's annual Convention and, needless to say, this time did NOT disappoint.

With over 35,000 attendees, science forums, special keynote speakers, musical performances, and a massive product showcase, it was pretty rad.

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The 4 Crystals You Need In Your Home

There's seriously something so magical about making your home reflect your soul!

As I'm working on redecorating my new home in Utah, I'm trying to bring together organic elements and a feng shui approach to creating a balanced, high-vibe space. ⚡️

If you've read my "Crystals & Essential Oils Made Easy" post, you know that crystals and gemstones can be awesome tools for channeling and shifting energy. 

In no way am I'm a crystal healing pro - I enjoy using them personally, but I don't integrate them into my coaching practice. So, when I decided I wanted to include crystals in my home design, I decided to turn to crystal guru Jordie Caskey at Crystalarium in Los Angeles, California.

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Essential Oil-Infused Watermelon Lime Margarita Pops Recipe

When things heat up, I'm all about staying cool. Introducing, my Watermelon Lime Margarita Pops!

HAVE YOU TRIED MAKING HOMEMADE POPSICLES BEFORE?

After trying this [super easy/super tasty] recipe, you might find it hard to go back to store-bought popsicles, most which contain added sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup, unwanted preservatives and additives, and artificial flavors. No thanks!

This recipe combines a few simple, whole-food ingredients for an all-natural, refreshing way to stay cool and hydrated!

It's perfect for a fun family snack, a pool party refreshment, or (with a little tequila, if that's your thing) a fun adult treat.

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Recipe: Spiced Cold Brew Coffee Cubes

Did you know that coffee is one of the top sources of antioxidants for Americans, and it may contain more free-radical fighting polyphenols than green tea, black tea, and herbal tea? 🤔 The more you know! 

Below you’ll find my Spiced Cold Brew Coffee Cubes recipe that’s super easy to whip up. It’s so simple and inexpensive, and with a little bit of your favorite nut milk, tastes just as good as a fancy $6 cold brew latte you’d get at a hipster coffee shop. 😉 

My special superpower spiced variation of a classic cold brew is infused with my favorite immune-boosting (and flavorful!) essential oil blend - dōTERRA On Guard Protective Blend.

You’re gonna love it!

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Some Thoughts About Creating Balance During Stress

As I'm writing this post, I'm in the middle of a pretty stressful chapter of my life. 

I am currently in the process of getting a second home in SLC and moving there temporarily as my business expands! Also, since I'll be living between two cities, I am moving my health coaching practice 95% online.

Definitely exciting developments! But also stressful.

When things get stressful, it's so important to create space for self-love and self-care.

In this post, I talk about 3 areas that are important to focus on during times of intense stress and transition.

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Paleo By Maileo: Paleo Food Delivery (A Review)

Hewie loves when I get packages in the mail almost much as I do, and this most recent package from Paleo by Maileo didn't disappoint either of us! 🐶❤️ 

I was first introduced to Paleo by Maileo when I did a round of Whole30 in January 2017. As an entrepreneur that now lives between two cities, when it comes to stocking up on food I find myself spending less time at the grocery store and more time online. It's easier, it's more convenient, and - a lot of times - it can be more affordable!

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Week of BOGOs Promotion! (July 17-21, 2017)

From July 17-21, I’m hosting a Week of BOGOs!

Each day I’ll be running a special buy-one-get-one deal, where you can get your hands on some great dōTERRA essential oils and nontoxic lifestyle products! You don’t have to be a dōTERRA member to participate, and this is a great no-pressure way to give ‘em a try. Plus, I’ll be throwing in some giveaways and freebies to sweeten the deal!

  • DAILY GIVEAWAYS! Every day, I’ll be giving away 3 5mL bamboo roller bottles to the first three people who make a BOGO purchase! First come, first serve.
  • GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Everyone who participates in the BOGO week will be entered into a grand prize giveaway - the winner will be announced at the end of the week! The more BOGOs you participate in, the more entries you’ll get.

  • EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP ACCESS! BOGO week participants will also get exclusive access to my Happy Healthy Community Facebook Group! This secret educational group is where I share tools, resources, and host private webinars and events and offer nutrition and essential oil support.

Watch my Instagram Stories and daily Facebook posts each day to see what the daily BOGO deal is, and simply swipe up to participate! Once you’ve made a purchase, DM me to let me know!

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Live Your Truth: An Essential Oil Blend To Celebrate Pride Month

“Live authentically. Live your truth.” - Neale Donald Walsch

The month of June holds a special place in my heart, because it's LGBTQ Pride month!

LGBTQ Pride embodies a movement of positivity and love:

  • it takes a positive stance against discrimination and violence
  • it promotes self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights,
  • it builds community,
  • and it celebrates diversity.

For me, this month is an opportunity for me to celebrate my personal journey of self-discovery and healing. 

I created this Live Your Truth essential oil blend to celebrate my personal journey to love myself unconditionally and to live my truth. 

Regardless of what sexual orientation or gender identity you are aligned with, or if you consider yourself an LGBTQ ally, this blend is for you!

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The Best Essential Oils For Skin

So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, and so this is a a recurring issue for me.

I've found that a lot of commercial skincare products tend to irritate my skin, and so I've resorted to making a lot of my own skincare products and relying on 100% pure, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

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Four Mushrooms You Need In Your Life (+ An Adaptogenic Latte Recipe!)

I first started using adaptogenic mushrooms when I was struggling with adrenal fatigue to help regulate my body's stress response and promote a state of homeostasis. 

They're super easy to integrate into your diet! And a little goes a long way.

Adding them to your morning coffee, tea, or a smoothie is an easy way to work them in! Scroll to the end to get my favorite Immune-Boosting Chaga Latte recipe!

And don't forget to read the stuff in the middle to learn more about four mushrooms you need in your life! 😉🍄 

Happy 'shrooming!

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Spring Awakening Essential Oil Blend with Labradorite

This Spring Awakening essential oil blend has nothing to do with the rock musical and everything to do with some mental/emotional spring cleaning.

Spring is a time of transition - out with the old, in with the new.

New life. New growth. New passion.

I'm going through some internal transitions while leveling-up my mindset, my business, and my health coaching practice, and I blended this combination to help support with that.

This Spring Awakening essential oil blend is energizing and grounding, with notes of sensual, physical energy.

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