• Dry Brushing: What, How, and Why

    I remember being 8 years old and receiving a dry brush for my birthday, along with some fabulous smelling all natural body scrubs, soaps, and lotions. At the time I had no clue what dry brushing was. The brush looked, to me, like a hairbrush with an extra long handle! I kept it in my bathroom along with all of the other bath goodies I had received. Fast forward quite a few years and I now have a thorough understanding of the human body’s anatomy and physiology. With that, I can appreciate that body brush that I received so many years ago and wish I had used as more than…

  • Gut health is the key to a healthy body and mind. Healing your gut is more than taking probiotics. Find out how you can heal your gut today. | simplywellfamily.com #healthyliving #guthealth #probiotics #wellness

    Gut Health: What Health?

    There has been a lot of talk lately about “gut health”.  Maybe you saw it on tv, the internet, or even heard it from a friend. At this point, you’re probably wondering what gut health is? What Is Gut Health Gut health is a relatively newer term. However, the concept has been around for centuries, primarily in Eastern medicine. The term gut health refers to the health of your gastrointestinal (GI) system. But we’re not talking about just stomach aches and being regular. The health of your stomach goes far beyond not having an upset stomach. Our gastrointestinal systems have a great impact on our overall general well-being. The GI…

  • An Introduction to Essential Oils + the 5 ways you should be using them and the one way you should not. | simplywellfamily.com

    An Introduction to Essential Oils and The 5 Ways You Should Be Using Them

    By now you have probably heard of essential oils if you are not already using them. I first started using essential oils about 20 years ago. Back then I mainly used them as an air freshener, as an alternative to popular chemical “plug-ins”. However, nowadays my use of essential oils goes well beyond freshening the air in my home. The History of Essential Oils Essential oils and their benefits were first discovered centuries ago. Many historians believe that Egyptians used essential oils in cosmetics and aromatics dating as far back as 4500 B.C. However, more recently multi-level marketing (MLM) companies started producing essential oils. These MLM companies have helped make…