RE-PUBLISH: My Natural Living Skin Care Regimen

Hello and welcome to all the new Earthly Bodies that have joined the community in the last week! As promised on last week’s periscope here is my all natural skin care regimen featuring honey and jojoba oil with a video tutorial.

Taking care of our skin is usually at the top of everyone’s list no matter who you are! It’s the first impression we give off whether we want to or not.

So now I’ve used this regimen for almost 3 years and there will probably never be another one for me. Enjoy the tutorial and the information below about what I use and why. FYI: You can also view this tutorial directly from my YouTube-ish channel @EarthlyBodies. Just search honey when you get there.

 

 

Face towel – Make sure you are using a set of face towels purchased to ONLY touch YOUR face. Even wash them separate from all the other towels. If you wear makeup remove it first with Almond oil on cotton balls/pads…slides right off and with none of the irritation a lot of  makeup removers out there will give.  Get your water as warm as you can stand it and soak the towel in it wringing it out several times to really get the heat in there. Then place the towel over your face and just enjoy the relaxing steam until it cools down. The warm steam allows your pores to open making it easy to wipe away the days oil and debris. Once it cools down wipe your face and soak the towel again this time using the opposite side. Depending on how much time you have repeat this as many times as you want, but always doing it at least twice. Soak the towel once again and hang it to the side for a later step.

Now for the secret skin care weapon….

Honey –   Yep! The same one you use in your morning cup of  tea or your cookie and cake recipes. Honey is one of natures most amazing gifts. It’s benefits range from being an unbelievable skin moisturizer to an antiseptic that holds vitamins C and B. What I LOVE most is that honey has humectant qualities meaning it not only attracts water, but also retains it in the skin! So your skin will remain hydrated as the humectants seek moisture from the air keeping your skin supple and fighting dryness and wrinkles. I choose to use 100% raw organic honey, but I have read and seen results from people who use all different kinds including the one we all recognize in the cute little bear container. But the way my skin is set up though…I’m not gonna leave anything to chance! I have a separate jar that is only used for skin care. Please make sure your hands are clean before dipping out your honey. Not doing so could transfer bacteria into your cleanser and right onto your face…epic fail. This is your moisturizing cleanser! After your towel steam dip a small dime size amount into your hand and rub it onto your face just as you would any other cleanser. You may need to dampen your hand just a little to assist the honey in smoothing across your face. How long you let it sit on your face depends on how much time you have or what your skin is telling you it needs. For me if my skin seems to be in need of moisture (this is more so in the colder months) or I just have more time I will leave the honey on my skin like a mask for 5-20 minutes and have been known to let it sit all day if I’m just hanging around the house.  Grab your towel that you steamed with earlier that has cooled down at this point and pat your face dry (the cool water causes your pores to close keeping in all the moisture). You will be left with clean, dewy and soft skin.

Jojoba oil – If you’re concerned you’ll need additional moisture this is hands down one of the best oils anyone can use on their skin! Jojoba oil has properties that make it closest to our skins natural oil produced which is sebum. We all have it some of us just produce more than others. Like magic Jojoba oil regulates the amount of sebum produced when used regularly (YaaaaY for oily skin individuals). This is an excellent moisturizer. I no longer have to use it now that my skin has been regulated. After patting your skin dry with your cool towel put a dime sized amount in your hands, rub them together and apply just like you would any other moisturizer. A little goes a long way so since your entire body will enjoy the recognizable properties if you squeeze/pour out too much just move on down to your neck, chest, etc.

That’s it! Now your skin has an amazing palette to apply your make up or just head out the door looking all easy breezy beautiful (^_^). Try this for 30 days and come back here to tell us what you think. Be sure to take a before and after pic so that you truly see the results. I know that your skin will love it just like mine does. Here’s to healed, healthy, glowing, beautiful skin naturally <3.

What natural tips do you use for your skin care? SHARing is caring so let us know in the COMMENTs below. Also be sure to click the star below to LIKE this post and click the SHARE icons to pass this on to your social media and email list friends .

What’s In Season – August Edition

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Eating produce that is fresh, local and in season is a wonderfully magical gift to your body. Choosing to eat this way is good for your body, the environment, the local economy and of course your taste buds. Think about it…would you prefer a bunch of fresh greens just picked from the garden or greens that  have travelled across country in a truck for days? Not to mention it just tastes better and you are eating the same food that your local farmers are feeding their family. Give your body a fighting chance and #ShopFresh #ShopLocal #ShopInSeason.

Here are the foods that are at their peak of excellence this month. Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. It doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them.

 

FRUIT

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Melon (Honeydew, Casaba, Musk, Crenshaw)
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Stone fruit (Nectarines, Peaches, Plums)
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

VEGETABLES

  • Bell Peppers
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Chiles
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini

HERBS

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary

Which fruit, vegetable or herbs are you looking forward to enjoying this month? If you don’t know where to start when it comes to transitioning to a plant based diet or simply including more plant based foods in your diet I am releasing a plant based recipe eBook that I know you’ll love titled Let Them Eat C.A.K.E. When you make a point to eat foods that contain Vitamins C, A, K and E you are well on your way to optimal health. This recipe eBook will be full of super easy, super quick and super nutritious plant based options for meals, snacks, desserts, juices and smoothies. Be sure to opt in to the mailing list or leave your email address in the COMMENTs below to have your name added to the waiting list for its release and you will also receive the 3 Day Turnaround Detox eBook FREE. If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and choose the detox plan perfect for your healthy natural living goals. Be sure to SHARE this post with all your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE.

 

 

Fix Your Crown

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Fix Your Crown!

This recipe is loaded with #VitaminCAKE for healthy hair, skin and nails.
2-3 Broccoli crowns with spears
4 Apples
2 Pear
1/2 Lemon or Lime
1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
Makes 16 oz in my Breville Cold Juice Fountain.

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Give your body what it wants and it will SHINE for you! ~Earthly Bodies Natural Living~
Helping you make your body a Spiritually, Mentally and Physically safe place to LIVE 💚.

EBNL Client Spotlight – Carmen J

20160719_192954“You must master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” I’m not sure who said that, but the quote reminds me of this week’s EBNL Client Spotlight – Carmen. This woman has researched and studied all things holistic for 10 years and believes in the healing power of God’s garden to #EatYourMedicine. She also believes in Earthly Bodies Natural Living and I was honored when she contacted me for her very own EBNL Customized Detox Plan WITH 1 on 1 Coaching. Read below to learn about her experience
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“Before I began my customized plan by Earthly Bodies Natural Living I was in a place of uncertainty as far as my health was concerned. Over the last ten years, I have researched, studied, and learned all I could about health, life, and longevity. I endeavor everyday to do my very best to treat my body as the temple I know it is. However, things had gotten out of balance as they often do and I found myself facing a health crisis with little to no answers. So, I decided, to take matters into my own hand. I believe my health is my wealth and it is ultimately my responsibility to make sure that I am taken care of properly and doing well.
After a moment of realness with myself, prayer and meditation I was led to reach out to my sweet sisterfriend Johanna. At the time I didn’t know she was full time in her EBNL ministry but God knew. What I needed was a change, a revolutionary way of doing things in order to put my life back together and she had the missing pieces to my mosaic. She customized my plan based on my blood type and handed me a book that was tailor made just for me! The step by step way the plan was laid out made it almost fool proof (it would only take a know-it-all like me to try and finagle things). Nevertheless, I progressed and was successful at not only completing my plan but also maintaining the lifestyle.
The level of energy and mental clarity I attained helped me better understand the importance of eating clean. Juicing has become a part of my life. I do my best not to go one day without it because it makes a huge difference in my productivity throughout the day.
I started with an open mind and heart and I learned more about health and myself in just the first five days than I had ever known before. My Earthly Bodies Natural Living customized plan and the one on one coaching by Johanna has changed my life for the better forever!
Thank you Johanna for all you do. You are truly loved and appreciated.”
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I am so excited to share the follow up video below with you from Carmen 4 months after completing her customized plan and writing the testimonial above. Click play. If you’re reading this from the newsletter remember to visit earthlybodies.org to view this video.

And now it’s your turn. Why wait any longer to reveal the very best version of yourself? Click here to get started today!

Leave a COMMENT below to wish Carmen the best on her continued journey. Click here to forward any questions you may have regarding the EBNL plans. Also SHARE this customer spotlight with your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place LIVE!

BIG NEWS: My Fresh EBNL Juices Are Available For Purchase!

I am thrilled to be teaming up with my friends at Forland Family Market. My fresh #EBNL juices made with their in season produce are now available for local pick up in the Foley, AL area. I need my Earthly Bodies community to help spread the word and SHARE this post with everyone you know. Thank you so much in advance <3. has teamed up with (1)

Menu of Juices By Earthly Bodies Natural Living

Here is the Juices by Earthly Bodies menu! Order online by Friday at Noon and pick up at Forland Family Market Saturday. I am so excited about this and your response has been awesome! Click here to place your order now and SHARE this with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE! ***Available for pick up only***

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Kale Me Crazy, But Your Body CAN Heal Itself From Type 2 Diabetes

When my friend shared the news of former Yo! MTV Raps co-host  Doctor Dre’s diabetes induced blindness I was simultaneously angry as my heart broke. We live in a world where there are so many senseless crimes against humanity that have caused unnecessary death and grief for countless families and loved ones. So what will never rest well in my spirit are the self-induced crimes people bring upon themselves because of a total disregard for the incomparable treasure of the one and only body and life we’ve each been blessed with. And to be clear Doctor Dre has admitted his choices are the only reason his blindness has happened. Why would anyone want to break their family’s hearts on purpose? I am going on record saying to every eye that is reading this it is not an example of true love to put your family in a place in this world where you are not with them as the best version of yourself because of something every single one of us has control over: what we put in our mouths. Your body was designed to and wants to heal itself. Your job is to #EatYourMedicine and to give your body what it wants so it can SHINE for you. Is the loss of your eyesight, your toes, your freedom or your life really worth the excuse “but I just can’t live without _____” (insert whatever garbage “food” like substance you have turned into a crutch for sub par health).

#EatYourMedicine and allow your body to heal itself of ailments you have dealt with for far too long.

#EatYourMedicine and allow your body to heal itself of ailments you have dealt with for far too long…that’s love. Visit ShopEBNL

My hope is that by sharing the story below someone wakes up and realizes YOU DESERVE BETTER and not wait until their health gets to such a low for awareness to be implemented. I have clients that suffered from hypo/hyperglycemia, pre-diabetes, type 1 and type 2 insulin dependent diabetes and have either been healed and/or greatly eradicated the side effects of the disease by simply allowing me to show them how to make their bodies a safe place to live and let food be their medicine.

Check out these stats! Diabetes is a serious global concern.

  • 371 million people have diabetes worldwide.
  • 552 million people are estimated to have diabetes by 2030.
  • 4.8 million deaths are due to diabetes every year
  • 80% of people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries.


Former Yo! MTV Raps co-host Doctor Dre has gone blind and lost a toe since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over a decade ago. In an interview with the New York Times, Dre explained how he didn’t take his health seriously even after his diagnosis in the early 2000s.

Dre has been blind for three years.

“My stubbornness put me where I’m at. Now my energy is going to change that,” Doctor Dre told New York Times. “We got young people, grown people, old, all having this. We can prevent this. We can cure this. I have an idea how to do it.”

Born Andre Brown, Doctor Dre and his former partner Ed Lover became pop culture fixtures during their tenure as hosts of Yo! MTV Raps from 1988 to 1995. The duo even starred in their own feature film, the slapstick comedy Who’s the Man? in 1993.

Dre is expected to undergo weight-loss surgery to help in curbing the disease’s effects. His surgery is expected to be featured in a reality television series he’s developing with Bill Adler, author and former Def Jam publicist. Adler says that despite Dre’s history within the industry, there haven’t been many people who have offered to tell this story.

“These are people I’ve known for 30 years, and they haven’t gotten back to me,” Adler told the Times. “Dre just wants to share his enthusiasm with people. There are plenty of other folks who star in reality shows who are plainly narcissists, who are convinced every absurd thing out of their mouth has to be captured by a television camera. That is not Dre.”

Hopefully, this will be a project that someone is willing to get behind. Hip-hop and health issues have generated major headlines as of late with the deaths of luminaries such as Guru, Heavy D and Nate Dogg. A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg passed away in March after over two decades of battling diabetes.


While I pray that lives are saved thru the awareness he is now bringing to diabetes I hate that he has unnecessarily loss a very precious part of his health due to his own stated stubbornness.

Here are 8 things you can do to prevent or allow your body a chance to heal itself of diabetes.

  1. Eliminate all animal products from your diet. Elevated blood glucose has been known to normalize in as little as 2 to 3 weeks after animal source foods are eliminated.
  2. Eat a mostly raw, low-calorie, nutrient dense, whole food, plant-based diet like the one you can get customized with Earthly Bodies Natural Living.
  3. Get up and MOVE! Staying physically active helps restore insulin and leptin sensitivity.
  4. Optimize Vitamin D blood levels (50 to 80 ng/ml) to improve insulin sensitivity.
  5. Emphasize whole plant foods while minimizing starchy foods that require excess insulin to metabolize.
  6. Monitor blood sugar if you have blood sugar issues; those on medication may need their doctor to help them taper off meds, but IT CAN BE DONE.
  7. Eat lots of green! Eating green vegetables will alkaline your body and disease can not live in an alkaline state. Also mushrooms which are alkaline are natural insulin regulators. God thought of everything!
  8. Maintain a daily source of essential fats such as flax-seed and flax-seed oil.

I hope that you all will SHARE this blog post with your social media and email list peeps. We have a lot of work to do to make sure the proposed number of total diabetes cases in 2030 of 552 million does not occur. I am so thankful to have this Earthly Bodies community backing me up. Here’s to making our bodies a safe place to LIVE.


 

EBNL Client Spotlight – Jayde D

jayde (2)SO.MUCH.HAPPY has engulfed me while reading and sharing this testimonial with you. When someone comes to me and there sincere desire for hiring me is so that they can change their life and be an example for their baby I almost can’t take it! That’s why we’re here…to love and help each other become the very best version of ourselves. This week’s EBNL Client Spotlight Jayde has taken on this mission with a vengeance. Read below to learn about her experience as an EBNL Customized Detox Plan WITH 1 on 1 Coaching client.

***SPOILER ALERT!*** She does not share her weight loss number with you because I always educate this community that weight loss is a given side effect if you just follow the plan. You will find out she got SO MUCH MORE from her plan! But I’ll share her numbers…Jayde loss 17.8 lbs in her 15 day customized plan AND as of a week ago has loss an additional 18 lbs using the knowledge she has gained. THAT’S A TOTAL OF 35 lbs in one month! Your body knows how much weight to get rid of…it just needs you to fuel it properly so it can do what it was designed to. And YES it was completely healthy weight loss because she was eating and drinking real food and flushing out toxins and other mess with at least a gallon of water each day. Okay I’m done…read the rest for yourself <3.

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“I first want to thank you for both taking me on as a client and being a beacon of inspiration. You’ve made me feel very comfortable and capable to make healthier decisions in terms of what my family and I eat and drink. 

I’ve tried kicking soda many, many times and had minor success but I am not even looking for anything else to drink aside from water or raw juices/shakes. I feel so good about what I decided to take on here and I owe that to you; thanks so much.

Now for what this program has done for me and my lifestyle!

I was very skeptical when I came across this but because I know you and trust you, I believed that you must be getting the results you were claiming or you wouldn’t take the time to put all this together. 

I waited as long as I could until I just couldn’t think of another excuse of why I shouldn’t give this is a go. I entered this program with the hopes that I would feel better internally as well as provide a better example for my daughter. She’s two and she loves to be in the kitchen, involved in what’s being prepared and eaten. I didn’t want her to eat well and then her parents’ turn around and eat processed, fast foods and drink soda all the time. So those were my initial motivations for starting the program. I have to say that I am a hardcore skeptic and I always believe that I’m the exception to every rule…I always think that if one thing works for that group, it can’t possibly work for me but this did. Here’s How!

1. I used to have a heavy soda habit and when it wasn’t soda, it would be fruit juices and anything else aside from water. Now with my own personal tactics, I was drinking a glass of water or maybe 16-20 ounces as a whole per day, but it wasn’t something I enjoyed. I now get in at least 80 ounces of water throughout my day and I’m aiming for more! I feel better internally and I feel like my skin is thanking me. I suffered from perpetually blemished skin and now my skin has already started to clear up in just 15 days. 

2. I don’t cook. I can cook, but only limited items and mostly animal product. I need to cook because my family budget doesn’t enjoy constant eating-out. Going through the Earthly Bodies Detox really helped me to see that you can basically cook any veggie in one of two ways, with minimal seasonings and in any timeframe. I tried veggies I never would have considered on my own as well as fruits. I’ve never eaten a date or turnip in life but I LOVE them now and that’s just a couple of the things I’ve taken away from this process!

3. I believed that I would not lose weight during this process because I work out on a regular basis and still see no movement in my weight. Once I was on this program, I was reluctant but found that I definitely did lose weight and I didn’t need the scale to tell me that. I felt it and my clothes also told me so. I was on the second loop of my belt before I did this and now I’m wearing my belt on its last loop, my jeans are falling off and I feel like nothing fits! That’s a beautiful problem to have! I did lose weight and will continue to do so throughout my own personal journey!

All in all, the EBNL 15 day Detox Plan WITH 1 on 1 Coaching has opened up a door in my soul to great food and a great outlook on my life and decisions that I’m making to shape that life. I feel so empowered and moved to change my life for the better because my Coach taught me that I do not have to be deprived to make a change. I do not have to fill as though I’m missing out or losing a favorite item. There are rewards around every corner. I was introduced to a wealth of info and facts that made sense to me and applied to my life! I was also taught so much information that makes me feel secure and justified in the decisions I’m choosing to make after completing my detox. 

I can’t explain the freedom I feel to know that I am not bad, I don’t have to sneak anything and that I can be great just like my Coach. I am happy and excited to try new foods and prepare meals and beverages for not only my immediate household, but also for other family members. 

My success on this cleanse has already spread to my family who are now making better choices as far as what they introduce into their body. All I can say is try it. It can’t hurt you because its natural and raw, which is what your body is meant to have! You won’t be sorry and you’ll feel like a better, beautiful YOU!

Thanks Johanna, you are truly a blessing!”

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And now it’s your turn. Why wait any longer to reveal the very best version of yourself? Click here to get started today!

Leave a COMMENT below to wish Jayde the best on her continued journey. Click here to forward any questions you may have regarding the EBNL plans. Also SHARE this customer spotlight with your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place LIVE!

Dandelion Greens for Liver Health!

Dandelion Green Juice Recipe

Focusing on the importance of maintaining a healthy liver is one of the best things you can do on your healthy natural living journey. Let’s talk about why. For starters the liver is the biggest organ inside the body and it is responsible for several important functions. For example: once the intestines break down things that you eat or drink, your liver is responsible for separating the good stuff from the bad. It sends the good stuff– such as vitamins and nutrients – into your bloodstream for your body to use and changes the makeup of the bad or toxic things, making them harmless. Now for me we could stop right there! With all the mess we are breathing in the air, consuming through our food and absorbing through our skin which eventually gets into our bloodstream the liver has to stay in tip-top shape to give all of those toxins a quick exit out of my temple. In short all substances that go inside our body are filtered through the liver. Here is a list of a few other things your liver is vital for:

  • Stores essential vitamins & minerals like iron
  • Eliminates harmful bacteria and chemicals
  • Converts the fat, carbs and proteins we eat into nutrients and energy
  • Produces bile which breaks down fat and to gets rid of fat-soluble toxins
  • Stores sugars as fuel for future uses
  • Regulates hormone levels
  • Helps maintain electrolyte and fluid balance
  • Filters the blood, regulating the clotting process and preserves the extra blood supply for instant release

Isn’t that some good stuff?! To keep the above bullet points rolling you want to stay away from things like oily processed “foods”and man-made chemicals like preservatives and pesticides as well as drugs and alcohol which can result in liver toxicity/build up over time. Once toxicity or build up are present in your liver health problems follow because of the nutrients lacking to drive the liver in its process. Once the liver is lacking nutrients the excess toxins and waste that has built up could go back into your organs which will result in severe health issues like hepatitis. No deal.

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So what is one to consume to keep this super important organ at it’s very best? Everything that you’ve ever read in my blog that’s what! But for now let’s focus on the magical dandelion green and how it assists this star organ. The health benefits of dandelion include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and is a benefit to weight loss. It is rich in vitamins A, C, iron and calcium and contains detoxifiers which explains why it’s included in some medications. Dandelions can help the liver in many ways. The antioxidants Vitamin C and Luteolin keep the liver functioning in optimal gear and protect it from aging while other compounds in dandelion help treat hemorrhaging in the liver. And finally dandelion helps support the proper flow of bile while stimulating the liver and promoting digestion. From here of course we know proper digestion means happy colon which means better overall health. WINNING!

There so much more we could discuss here, but for now let’s get some dandelion inside your Earthly Bodies with this Dandelion Green Juice recipe because we eat our medicine around here!

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Enjoy and COMMENT below if you’re going to give it a try as well as tag #EarthlyBodies with your finished product and SHARE this post and recipe with your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!  Visit Shop EBNL.

No produce left behind! Juice Recipe

Tuesday is my typical “fast food run” to the Farmers Market to pick up fresh produce. Because I like to have a clean slate in my fridge for the new goodies I will juice whatever is left and drink on it throughout that day. I admit sometimes I get nervous about what I put together, but they are always loaded with mega nutrition and it’s never anything that a spare apple or pear can’t fix. Today’s juice recipe was a yummy surprise and makes me glad that I practice a no produce left behind mentality. Have you ever juiced with whatever produce was left in the fridge and were pleasantly surprised? Be sure to COMMENT below on what your favorite accidentally delicious recipe was and also SHARE this recipe with your social media and email list peeps. ENJOY!

 

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1 Bunch of Kale

4 Broccoli Stems only

1 Green Bell Pepper

1/2 Pineapple

3 Apples

1 Lemon

1 inch of Ginger

Yep! I save my broccoli stems after roasting the crowns. The stem shows our bodies some love too! Don’t forget to share your juicing pics with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with #EarthlyBodies and #EBNL. Cheers to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE! Visit Shop EBNL for all your healthy natural living goals.