Saturday, October 8, 2016

My New Favorite Toothpaste!

Just cheesin.

We are a flouride free household due to all the literature in the last several years that has identified fluoride to be a neurotoxin (not kidding. look it up.) and harmful for your health.  I have made my own toothpaste and used non-toxic, fluoride-free brands as a result.  Recently, I had the opportunity to try Himalaya Botanique complete care toothpaste, and I am in love!  This stuff is legit!

I started using this product back in the beginning of September, and I love how much cleaner my mouth and teeth feel.  My teeth and smile are bright!

Family owned since 1930, Himalaya Botanique is a part of Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, a brand that crafts herbal medicines based on Ayurveda.  Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system of medicine that believes the journey back to wholeness begins with nurturing the capacity for joy.

This toothpaste uses an invigorating blend of Neem, Pomegranate, Triphala and Xylitol to help your mouth to feel fresh and clean.  What's so special about these ingredients?

*** Neem leaf, harvested from the 'world's most researched tree' is history's original housekeeper   and works to keep the mouth clean

*** Pomegranate is an astringent fruit extract that helps support healthy looking gums by tightening the tissues

*** Triphala is a traditional detox formula in ancient Ayurveda composed of the three myrobalan fruits for clean teeth and a radiant smile

*** Xylitol is both a tooth-friendly sweetener AND it has been clinically studied to support good oral hygiene

*** BONUS (and I LOVE bonuses!): the whitening toothpastes have papain and bromelain, special enzymes that help remove surface stains.

The other important point to highlight here when it comes to Himalaya Botanique is that it is toxin-free. That is SO important to me in helping not only my health, but my whole family's health.  As an integrative nurse practitioner, I spend a great deal of time with patients in my practice working on detoxing from harmful chemicals and toxins that have built up in the body over time. One of the things I tell my patients it to make sure they are avoiding fluoride, but it does not stop there.  It is also important to find toothpastes like Himalaya Botanique that are free from carrageenan, SLS, and gluten (especially if your are sensitive).

Another great thing about this brand is that it is affordable so I can keep shopping on zulily and amazon ;o) It only retails for 5.99 and comes in a variety of flavors, including Peppermint, Mint, Cinnamon, Spearmint, and Neem & Pomegranate.

To learn more about the product, I encourage you to follow them and check them out!




I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mega Food Kids Nutrient Booster

Seriously. Fave new thing.

I hear it every day where I work. Parents are having a tough time getting their kids the nutrients they need. And it can be a challenge! Especially among picky eaters. Most children are not getting the nutrients they need at a critical time when systems are already challenged with multiple environment factors, including pesticide and pollution exposure, GMOs, antibiotic use, among others.

Thats why I love Mega Food Kids Nutrient Booster. Fresh from Farm to powder, Mega Food is as real as it gets.  The products contain real food from family-owned farms, including vitamins and minerals from farm fresh foods.  As simple powders, these products are perfect for kids who have difficulty chewing or swallowing vitamins.

Another reason why I love Mega Food Kids supplements is that they fit into our paleo, on-the-go lifestyle.  They test as gluten, dairy, soy, pesticide and herbicide free. There are no sugars, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings or preservatives.  In addition, the products are non-gmo, kosher, and vegetarian. You can check out the exact ingredients at

We got to try out three products from Mega Foods: Kids Daily Multi, Kids Daily Immune, and Kids Daily B-Centered. These products are so tasty and nutrient packed! About a 1/4 teaspoon is all you need to supplement your smoothies and foods to get in those extra nutrients. Adult approved too for tastiness!

This is a little snapshot of what each supplement contains:

* Kids Daily Multi: Contains organic numeric, carrots, fresh fruits and 23 essentials vitamins and minerals per serving to help support optimal nutrition and function.

*Kids Daily Immune: Features oranges from Uncle Matt's Organic and elderberry & echinacea to help support a healthy immune system.

* Kids Daily B-Centered: Features Lundberg Family Farms organic brown rice. Formulated with a full spectrum of B vitamins, supporting mental focus, cognitive function and a sense of calmness.

The products are approved for ages 5 and up, so use discretion or contact your health practitioner if you have any questions or concerns.  As an integrative nurse practitioner and mom, I am very pleased with this product and adding it to our healthy home arsenal!

Here are some smoothie and snack ideas for your Mega Food Kids supplements!

Unsweetened coconut milk yogurt, superfood sunflower better,  collagen, LEAP smoothie mix and a TRIFECTA: Mega Food Kids multi, b-centered AND immune! A great way to start our day.

"B"eautiful!! :o)

We love organic ingredients!

Elderberry and astragalus are powerful herbs for the immune system.  Taken daily, they can have an excellent effect on fighting off both viral and bacterial infections.

B-centered and daily immune combo for the win! Super charged for the day!

A smoothie bowl with Mega Food Kids B-Centered! Blended banana, pumpkin, coconut milk, and collagen and topped with coconut oil, chia seeds and berries!

Here's Mega Food Kids Multi added to some breakfast coconut milk chia pudding!

My son and me. Nutrition and keeping him healthy are so important to me and a privilege!

Want to learn more? Check out Mega Food Kids supplements on its fan sites:






Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.