3-Ingredient Adrenal Cocktail Recipe

3-Ingredient Adrenal Cocktail Recipe
2 oz orange juice
4 oz coconut water
1/4 tsp mineral-rich salt
Optional ingredients: 1 dropperful Advanced Fulvic minerals
                                  1 oz NingXia Red

This cocktail is packed with vitamins and minerals that support your adrenal function and boost your energy levels!

The amount of salt depends on your taste buds — I love the sweet/salty combo so I use a full 1/4 teaspoon. 

👉🏼 I recommend drinking adrenal cocktails between 10 am and 2 pm for best results, because that’s when the adrenal glands tend to slow down.

Links to ingredients and discount codes:

Crucial Four salt (ABBYCHOU for 15% off your first order)

Easy Recipe for Homemade Gummies

Easy Recipe for Homemade Gummies

We make gummies or jello weekly at our house 😋

One, they’re delicious; and two, they’re fantastic for gut health!

Here’s my easy recipe:

(I use bovine gelatin powder from Perfect Supplements — code ABBYCHOU gets you 10% off!)

3 c juice or fruit puree
6 T gelatin powder
1-2 T honey (optional)
3-5 drops citrus vitality essential oil (optional)

Pour juice into a medium saucepan. Whisk in gelatin powder, one tablespoon at a time. Heat mixture until just below boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add honey and citrus oil.

Pour into 8x8 or 9x9 dish. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Cut into squares and serve. Store in refrigerator.

Just Start Somewhere

Just Start Somewhere

Did you know?

Our kids’ generation has a shorter life expectancy than we do. 

It’s hard to fathom with all the “advances” in medicine and technology, but it’s true.

Here are some current statistics:

1 in 8 children has asthma
1 in 6 has a mental health disorder
1 in 12 has food allergies
1 in 5 has eczema
1 in 6 has a developmental delay
1 in 44 has autism

We’ve traded acute childhood dis-eases (that actually strengthen a child’s immune system) for chronic childhood conditions. Our parents didn’t really deal with eczema, asthma, autism, or even allergies. What is going on?

Some people are quick to jump to ONE cause or reason for this epidemic, but I tend to think it’s a bunch of little things that add up over time.

The big jump in numbers started in the 80s. There are many factors that play into this situation. A few of these include the ▪️ 80,000+ harsh chemicals allowed on the market without testing ▪️ increasing heavy metal exposure (including from vaxcxines) ▪️ increasing medical interventions and pharmaceuticals ▪️ increasing consumption of processed and fast food ▪️a decreasing exposure to the outdoors, where much of the immune system should be built.

You might tend to think “it’s just a little bit, it won’t hurt” but the reality is the ubiquitous amount of toxins in our food and water supply, our products, our air all add up to an unbearable toxic load. Especially when it comes to our small children.

We MUST begin to lower the toxic load in our childrens’ bodies. There are many ways to do this. Control what you can control, and JUST START SOMEWHERE.

-Drink filtered water.
-Be careful with personal care and cleaning products, as they contain a ridiculous amount of harsh chemicals, fake fragrance, and hormones disruptors.
-Get rid of scented candles.
-Prioritize sleep, sunshine, and dirt exposure.
-Limit or eliminate food dyes.
-Place boundaries on screen time.
-Stop buying frankenfoods.
-Cook at home as much as possible.

We are raising our children to be the next generation of parents. As we learn better, then we DO better, and the cycle of good choices will continue to generations after us.


Protect Your Health With Delicious Drinks

You might be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of someone coming down with unexpected heart problems in the last year or two. As always, prevention is priority, so I’ve been studying something called shikimic acid. It’s a plant substance that’s known for reducing platelet aggregation (a fancy name for blood clotting.)  

There are a few foods in the plant kingdom that contain significant levels of shikimic acid, and the best source is STAR ANISE, a seed-type herb that is often used in Chinese cooking.  Star anise contains many medicinal compounds that contribute to its long list of health benefits.  

The Journal of Medical Virology shows that taking shikimic acid  in combination with quercetin, even at low doses, is a potent way to improve innate immune function.

On the topic of quercetin... the second plant food that I’m taking full advantage of right now is NINGXIA RED. It’s a wolfberry-citrus superfruit juice that helps maintain healthy blood cells and cardiovascular function.

One of the ingredients, aronia berries (also known as black chokecherries) are known for their significant amounts of antioxidant compounds, including quercetin. Quercetin, in its natural whole food form, is incredibly effective in moderating the body’s response to inflammation.

We drink an ounce of NingXia Red daily, and have recently started drinking star anise tea once or twice a week — or more as needed.

To make 4 cups of star anise tea:

5-6 star anise pods (organic is best)
1” piece of fresh ginger, sliced
1 T. honey (or more to taste)

Steep star anise and ginger in 32 ounces of hot water for 30 minutes. Strain out solids. Add honey and lemon oil; serve and enjoy hot or cold! Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Drink up! Our Creator has already given us everything we need to stay healthy. Let’s learn how to use it and enjoy it in our daily lives!

How to Homeschool Your Kids Without Giving Up Your Life

How to Homeschool Your Kids Without Giving Up Your Life
I receive messages almost daily about how to homeschool — it’s a brand new concept to many parents right now and they’re feeling overwhelmed. (Am I talking to you?) I’ve been homeschooling my kids for over 9 years now, and what I want you to know first of all is that you CAN homeschool without giving up your life!

Here’s the main thing to remember: your home school does not have to look like a traditional school classroom. In fact, I’d venture to say it SHOULDN’T look like a school classroom! Trying to recreate school at home will only produce the stress of comparison and feelings of frustration. I’ve been there, done that, and I’ll never do it again!

The beauty of homeschooling is that it can happen anywhere, anytime, anyhow. You as the parent can decide what it will look like, and there’s no reason it needs to be an 8-hour daily production.

Many parents go into their homeschool journey thinking that if they don’t get through all the books, check all the boxes, and take all the tests, then they’re a failure or they’re not cut out for homeschooling. That idea couldn’t be farther from the truth!

If you want to spend the day reading some poetry together, baking some cookies, and then going to a park... do it! If you need to get some work done, so you give your kids a few hours for imaginative play, do it! If you thrive on schedules and you want to follow the same school work pattern every day to keep your sanity, do it!

You’re the parent and your children belong to you. You might have been conditioned to think otherwise, but you must reclaim that truth about yourself — you know what’s best for your child! They will learn truth, goodness, beauty, and practical skills just by living life alongside you. 

Over and over again, this is what I hear from experienced moms who have gone before me: focus on the main things. Don’t get wrapped up in what you’re “supposed” to be doing according to meaningless societal constructs. Don’t worry about what your neighbors or your opinionated relatives think. Don’t stress over finding and executing the perfect curriculum.

These mothers tell me to focus on RELATIONSHIPS, to live life with my children, to help them preserve their wonder and curiosity, to do each day’s work with an earnest attitude. Know that you as the parent are the very best person to help your child on their learning journey. Own it. Believe it! You can do this!

If this strikes a chord with you, you’ll love my free group Tired but Tenacious Mamas! Here’s the link:


Have a FANTASTIC day!


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