Friday, October 9, 2015

The Truth About Cancer Docu-Series

More than likely, all of us have known or presently know someone whose life has been touched by cancer.   Most unfortunately, the bitter truth is that cancer has become big business and many people are not aware that cancer is successfully treatable by other methods besides chemotherapy and radiation. 

This powerful and free documentary talks to 131 experts from all over the world about alternative methods of conquering cancer in the body without the destructive side effects that chemo and radiation bring.

The Truth About Cancer docu-series starts on Tuesday, October 13th!

CLICK HERE to find out more.  Don't miss the important event!  Your life or the life of someone you know may depend on it.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Educated by the Digestion Sessions from Underground Wellness

I cannot say enough good things about the FREE Digestion Sessions going on right now via the internet thanks to Sean Croxton! The interviews of highly knowledgeable functional medicine doctors and naturopaths are *A M A Z I N G*!

The interviews discuss things like:

--Causes and natural remedies for constipation, GERD, acid reflux

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Digestive Problems Series hosted by Sean Croxton

Since I personally struggle with digestive problems, I am an avid proponent of accessing health information that mainstream doctors don't talk about, tell their patients about, or even know about.  I don't want a pharmaceutical pill to hide symptoms. I believe in getting to the root of the problems in a holistic manner and resolving the issues at the root levels.

Therefore, I am super, duper thrilled about this online series on digestive function!!  If you struggle with any digestive issues (like GERD or acid reflux and many others), please do not let anything stop you from checking out this online series being presented and officially beginning on Sunday, November, 9th.  It is a wealth of helpful information.  

I am so thankful for Sean Croxton's hard work in putting this together and making it available to the public.  

If you miss any of the "live" presentations or want to have access to them over and over again, you can purchase the entire series for a very reasonable price!  Your health is way more valuable than the cost of these sessions.

I am currently viewing and listening to this "preview" right now and find it completely fascinating!!!

The Gut-Brain Axis: Overlooked and Undertreated

Monday, November 3, 2014

VOTE YES on Proposition 105 (Colorado) and Measure 92 (Oregon)

COLORADO and OREGON voters are about to have an opportunity to vote for the labeling of GMO products. 

By now, Colorado voters, have received at least 4-5 large, colorful flyers paid for by Monsanto (the chemical company and makers of Round Up pesticide), Pepsi Co., Kraft, and General Mills which provide you with *misleading* information.  The flyers suggest that voting yes for GMO labeling will be harmful to the farmer and will cause grocery prices to skyrocket.  These are very misleading statements!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Feisty 'n Free Strawberry Kiwi Vitamin Water

I've been longing to make my own healthy, homemade vitamin water so I finally took a few minutes to experiment. This is the real stuff.  No artificial additives or sweeteners.  

I used a combination of Stevia and raw honey.  Feel free to substitute your favorite *natural* sweetener.  One quarter teaspoon of Stevia powder extract is equivalent to 1/8 cup of sugar.

Feisty 'n Free Strawberry Kiwi Vitamin Water


¼ teaspoon of Stevia powder extract
½ Tablespoon unfiltered, raw honey
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 ½ cups of filtered, room temperature water
1 whole kiwi  (peeled and cut into large chunks)
4-6 strawberries, depending on size  (fresh or frozen and defrosted)


blender or small food processor
(2) one-quart size mason jars
strainer or nut milk bag


Put the Stevia, honey, and lemon juice into the mason jar. 

Add water into mason jar, and stir well to dissolve and mix. 
It’s important that the water is not cold so the Stevia and honey can easily dissolve.

Puree the fruit in a blender or food processor, or manually cut it up into small pieces.

Add the fruit to the liquid in the mason jar.

Close lid tightly and shake to mix well.

Refrigerate for 24-48 hours in order to allow the flavors of the fruit to infuse with the water.

Remove from refrigerator. 

Strain the liquid using a handheld strainer or a nut milk bag.  Strain it into another quart mason jar or any other container of your choice.

Enjoy your vitamin water!

© 2014 MaryAnn Broussard

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Feisty 'n Free Natural Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

I initially posted this recipe on another one of my sites, Essential Oils for Health and Healing.  In the next few months, I will more than likely merge all the essential oil information from that site into this one. 

I've been searching for years to find the most natural, aluminum free deodorant that really works.    I have tried countless natural deodorants and wasted a lot of money doing so.  I finally came across a Tom's of Maine deodorant that somewhat worked, but it wasn't that great and quite pricey.  Using it, I was still having a problem with odor unless I remembered to reapply it multiple times a day.  A few weeks ago, I came across some homemade deodorant recipes.  One claimed to really, really work, but it had ingredients that I didn't have on hand and would have to order online.  That was too costly, and I wanted to use what I had on hand.  The recipes inspired me to work on my own formula that would work perfectly for me and my sensitive skin.

It took me about three or four tries, and I finally created this recipe that is simply amazing and works excellently!  I apply it once a day and no matter the heat or the sweat, I do not have any problems with odor whatsoever.  In fact, my daughter finally gave it a try and today she exclaimed, "Mom!  You're deodorant is amazing!!  I put it on once and there isn't any odor all day!  Plus, it does not stain my shirts."  Keep in mind that this is a deodorant, which means it prevents odor.  It is not an anti-perspirant.  Using this deodorant will not keep a person from sweating.  That’s not such a bad thing since sweating is used to release toxins from your body.

This recipe uses arrowroot starch and baking soda.  I discovered that only using baking soda makes the deodorant too harsh for sensitive skin and causes abrasion and painful, itchy redness.  Using too little baking soda will affect the deodorant's ability to prevent odor.  The combination I came up with of arrowroot and baking soda is perfect!

Give it a try and let me know what you think.  This recipe makes approximately 8 ounces of deodorant.  I split the portion into two different containers; one for me and one for my daughter.  Four ounces for each of us lasts for many weeks.


5 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (= 1/3 cup) of organic, virgin coconut oil
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons organic unrefined shea butter
½ Cup + 2 Tablespoons of arrowroot powder/starch
3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of baking soda
(2) 4 ounce OR (1) 8 ounce glass jelly jar or other small glass jar


Monday, April 14, 2014

Feisty 'n Free Sauerkraut Recipe 1 - Carrots & Ginger

Since the year 2004, I have battled, off and on, with some serious digestive problems.  I share my story on some of those experiences, and what I have discovered from them, on another site called The Acid Truth.  This past September, my stomach began to have renewed problems with proper digestion, and this time I decided I must really incorporate fermented foods into my diet.  Sauerkraut always sounded so gross to me, but that's because I didn't know about high quality sauerkraut or about making my own. 

I will be forever grateful that I attended a free seminar at my local Natural Grocers where Kristin Urdiales talked to a packed room or people about her latest book Autoimmune: The Cause and the The Cure.  It was at this seminar where I also had the opportunity to meet a lady who was selling handmade ceramic crocks, and I was able to purchase mine from her.  I came home that day armed with crock and cabbages.