DIY Vitamin C Serum

DIY Vitamin C Serum | Real Food RN

After the birth of my third child, my skin changed. I noticed the color was not as even and spots were starting to pop up. I especially noticed it when looking back at older photos of myself. What’s a crunchy Mama to do? I could not justify spending the cold hard cash on those expensive lightening creams, nor did I want to use those harsh chemicals. So, I did some homework [Read more…]

Health Benefits of Using Infared Saunas

Health Benefits of Using Infared Saunas | Real Food RN

I recently purchased a portable far infared sauna to use at home. I am in LOVE with it! The greatest part about it is that I no longer need to haul all of the kids to the gym just to enjoy sitting in a sauna. There are also arm holes, so while I’m sweating away, I can also be working on my computer or reading a book. Mommy multi-tasking at its finest! There is so much more to a sauna than just a little relaxation. That’s why I wanted to talk about the health benefits of using infared saunas. [Read more…]

DIY Insect Deterrent

DIY Insect Deterrent | Real Food RN

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) essential oil is popularly used as an insect deterrent. Traditionally it has also been used to prevent food spoilage due to fungus and bacteria. So this is a GREAT oil to take along camping!

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Is Coffee Healthy?

Is Coffee Healthy | Real Food RN

Toxin Tips: Are You Really Drinking Healthy Coffee?

You may be feeling a bit smug as you drink your afternoon pick-me-up since you know you are ingesting yummy antioxidants that have been recently touted as “healthy.” But wait. There is more to the coffee debate that needs to be considered before you can feel confident that the hot beverage you slurp is, in fact, healthy. Is coffee healthy? [Read more…]

How to Make a Lactogenic Smoothie

How to Make a Lactogenic Smoothie | Real Food RN

If you have breastfed a baby, then you know there are some days when your supply might take a dip. There are also those growth spurt days when you just can’t seem to keep up with demand! I am currently breastfeeding my third child so I always keep lactogenic foods around the house for just such emergencies. I have made the lactogenic cookies before, but sometimes I need something quicker. Smoothies can be whipped up in a flash, and if you have a high-powered blender, you can even make them taste like ice cream! [Read more…]

GIVEAWAY: Non-toxic Tinted Moisturizer

Beautycounter Giveaway | Real Food RN

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you already know how much I work to keep toxic chemicals out of my home and off of my body. I have successfully managed to make many different self care items like Face Cream, and Facial Scrub…..but I could never seem to make my own make up that actually worked! But fear not, I found a makeup line that is incredibly safe, most of their products are ranked a 1 by the EWG!!! I had to get the word out, and what better way to do that than a GIVEAWAY!

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Homemade Ice Cream Cake | Real Food RN

When I was a kid, I wanted to change my birthdate. My birthday is December 19th, so it’s pretty much eclipsed by Christmas. But, that’s not why I wanted to change it. I wanted to change it to a summer date so I could have Dairy Queen ice cream cake for my party. The DQ in our town was closed in the winter, so I never got to have the birthday cake that I really wanted. My brother, who’s birthday is in August, always got one. Well, I came up with a recipe so now I can make my own ice cream cake! Plus, my version uses much healthier ingredients and I think it tastes even better! [Read more…]

Is Going Grain Free Healthy?

Is Going Grain Free Healthy | Real Food RN

This is a guest post from my very good friend, fellow oiler, and fellow blogger Meghan. She is an amazingly talented and nutritionally educated chiropractor. I am so happy that she provided me with this amazing guest post to share here! 

I’m guessing that you’ve heard a lot about the Paleo diet or heard of a grain free diet. Do you ever wonder what that looks like? [Read more…]

10-Minute Homemade Ice Cream (no cook method)

10-Minute Homemade Ice Cream (no cook method) | Real Food RN

Have you ever had an ice cream emergency? Where you were craving it so bad that you were ready to get into the car to drive to the store just to buy a pint? When I was pregnant I had a four-alarm emergency almost daily! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the ingredients in many of the kinds that you find at the store. So, I started to make my own. Well, when you have to cook it and then cool it, and then process it, you can’t really satisfy that emergency urgency. [Read more…]