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Why Food Tastes Better in your Xtrema Ceramic Cookware

Food is one of the many great joys in life, and it has the unique ability to bring people together, nourish the body on a cellular level, and delight the senses. Anyone who regularly cooks at home knows that learning how to prepare food in a way that optimizes taste is essential for creating a meal the whole family will enjoy. Each step of the cooking process plays a critical role in ensuring the meal is flavorful, nutrient-dense, and satisfying.    Did you know that the cookware you use can alter the taste of your food?    Xtrema all ceramic...

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12 year Xtrema Customer Spotlight

In 2008, I began my cancer journey. I needed to find healthier ways to live this life. For me, that meant a massive overhaul of everything I was doing. I rejected the advised chemotherapy and radiation and chose the holistic approach. I changed everything from cleaning supplies to supplements to foods I ate and the water I drank. I even changed out all of my cookware. I did a massive lifestyle reset, and I believe it has paid off health-wise. My cancer is gone, and I feel better than ever!  One area I needed to work on was changing out...

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Understanding Teflon and why what you cook with matters to the Earth

It is unlikely to go a day without seeing some mention of Teflon.  Teflon is a brand name for a man-made chemical known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which has been in commercial use since the 1940s. It has a wide variety of applications because it can provide an almost frictionless surface. Most people are familiar with it as a non-stick coating surface for pans and other cookware, although it has also been used in medical procedures. According to the findings of a 2006 Environmental Protection Agency scientific advisory panel, the primary chemical used to make Teflon -- perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA...

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Meet the Toxicology Mama-Dr. Yvonne Burkart!

  When we first learn about toxic substances or chemicals in our environment, the first response can often be fear, which can lead to stress and worry. But if you’re anything like me, though, you probably grew up using the same conventional products and eating the same conventional foods you see on store shelves without batting an eye. That’s because most of us probably won’t take action or see the need to change our lifestyle unless we absolutely have to - am I right? Either you or someone you love gets his by a chronic disease or illness like cancer,...

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Gut Health: What Is It and How to Support It?

Curious to know more about gut health and how to support it? In this article, I’ll break down what gut health really is, what leads to poor gut health, and ways to support it. Plus, I’m sharing a delicious Gut Healing Homemade Bone Broth. Gut health has been getting a lot of buzz-worthy attention lately and that’s because there have been more and more studies showing how the gut plays a HUGE role in our brain health, digestive system, immune system, and so much more. But, what is the gut and why should you care? The gut is very powerful...

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The Beauty Benefits of Tea and a Non-Toxic Teakettle

A lovely cup of tea can soothe the mind, body, and soul on many different levels. Each sip relaxes, beautifies, and nourishes the body to encourage glowing skin and better health. It can be a wonderful ritual that you look forward to each day. It is a moment to pause, be present, and let the worries of the day slip away. It is an opportunity to nourish your beauty from within.   Each step of the tea preparation is important to ensure you get the maximum benefits with each sip. The teakettle you use to prepare your daily cup of...

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Natural Ways to Heal a Hormone Imbalance

With all the noise floating around (even in the wellness world) it’s hard to know if there are truly any natural ways to heal a hormone imbalance. Oftentimes my clients or course students come to me thinking and actually believing they are broken. I’m here to assure you, this is not the case. Your body is designed to take care of you and HEAL. So, let’s talk about some of the top steps I recommend you take if you want to heal your hormones naturally.  This lifestyle change worked for myself and thousands of my instagram followers, students and 1:1...

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Green Living and How to Create a Less Toxic Home

Like most of us, in my twenties I thought I knew exactly where I wanted to go with my life.  I had lofty dreams and big plans to create an incredibly successful life.  But it’s always interesting how events in our lives and circumstances that arise end up changing our goals and adjusting our path.  I’ve heard these little changes that influence our decisions called divine breadcrumbs: the common themes that keep showing up in our lives gently nudging us to a different path. In truth, I think this is exactly how I was led to a toxin free lifestyle. Green living...

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