Nancy's Health Talk Blog


Summer Garden in Bancroft!

Nancy Desjardins

I've spent the whole summer working from the cottage, and what an amazing summer we've had! The atmosphere is totally different up here. And, as you know, I love working in the garden. Our son Jesse, who now lives in Australia, came down this summer to spend some time with us. He had just purchased a drone, so we were his first project! He took some nice aerial shots of the Cottage/Garden.

 

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Calendula Healing Hand Salve

Nancy Desjardins

My hands took a beating in the garden last weekend, and the salve was super-helpful. You'll love it.  Last summer, I grew lots of calendula (marigold) flowers in my garden. I add them in my salad, make fresh tea and picked the rest to be dried.  I made my first batch of calendula salve this weekend. I'm happy with the result. Great moisturizer for dry skin and for severely chapped or split skin.

 

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Power Green Soup

Nancy Desjardins

The greenest of green soups is called Power Green Soup, and it comes from  Rebecca Katz’s cookbook Clean Soups.

 

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Magic Mineral Broth Recipe

Nancy Desjardins

Do you want to know the difference between good soup and great soup? It’s all about the homemade broth or stock. That is the rock-solid foundation on which fantastic soups are built. I’ve been making Rebecca Katz’s Magic Mineral Broth the last few weeks.This broth can be transformed to meet a myriad of nutritional needs, serving as a delicious sipping tea or as the powerful base for more hearty soups and stews. So, no matter what a person’s appetite, it can provide a tremendous nutritional boost. This rejuvenating liquid allows the body to refresh and restore itself. I think of it as a tonic, designed to keep you in tip-top shape.

  

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YOUR SIMPLE 3-DAY DETOX PLAN-Your Jump-Start Cleanse

Nancy Desjardins

Over the next few weeks, my focus will be on Body Detox! I have many resources available to you. This is to give your body a much-needed break from some of the heavier foods that you eat from day to day, including grains, meats and, of course, processed foods and sugar.

 

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Therapeutic Bath Soak

Nancy Desjardins

This is one of my favorite recipe for a quick and relaxing bath soak. I have included three staple essential oils for balancing mood and promoting a restful night’s sleep! This original recipe is from Dr. Mariza Snyder’s book, author of the smart mom’s Essential Oils.;

 

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Better Night's Sleep

Nancy Desjardins

One of the three main complaints I hear from clients is that they're not getting a good night's sleep. In this hectic day and age, it's not surprising! Just remember that you can't expect to feel good and be healthy without a good night’s sleep. 

 

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