Is Coconut Oil Bad For You?

We are kicking off some brand new episodes of Simplicity TV, and this week I want touch on a pretty hot topic…is Coconut Oil bad for you?

In June, the American Heart Association released a study stating that Coconut Oil contributes to heart disease. Since then, I have been inundated with questions and messages from people reaching out to see if this study is the real deal.


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101 Uses for Essential Oils Lavender, Lemon & Peppermint


Home Use

1. A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!

2. Tame Oozy, Sappy Trees. Whether the sap is on your carpet, clothes or seeped into your skin, lemon oil is excellent for removing pine gum and tree sap.

3. Stop Grease in its Tracks. You just fixed your bike. Your hands are black and greasy. Soap alone won’t remove the grease, but lemon oil mixed with your soap will.  Lemon oil is a great de-greaser!

4. Disinfect the Disgusting. You can add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and attack what may be living in your range hood, on your tables, countertops and other surfaces. For some extra chemical-free firepower, a little vinegar is a traditional favorite.

5. Lose the Gas Mask. When you clean the gunky build up in your shower, do you practically have to wear a gas mask to survive the fumes? Go gas mask free and clean with lemon oil. Just a small amount of lemon oil will go a long way in removing hard water build up.

6. Nourish Your Leathers. Whether you ride a Harley in style or cherish the patina of your leather sofa at home, your leathers are not maintenance free. Use a lemon oil soaked cloth to preserve them, and prevent leather from splitting.

7. High Ho Silver. A lemon oil treated cloth is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver or other metals. You may not eat on silver every day, but bracelets, earrings, necklaces often need some love.

8. Deactivate the Sticky. Lemon oil can help you avert a hair cutting crisis the next time you deal with gum in hair. Got kids with obsessive addictions to stickers or temporary tattoos? Works for those too. Not for wide receivers.

9. Love Your Luster. Bring your furniture back to life with lemon oil! Just add a few drops of lemon oil to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish. Lemon oil leaves a beautiful shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and replaces lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes.

10. De-Smudge Your Stainless. You don’t need to hunt down that “single use” stainless steel cleaner anymore. Multi-use lemon oil is great for cleaning stainless steel appliances. You’ll love the way stainless looks and smells!

11. Clean Granite or Porous Stone. What is living in the pores of your natural stone counters or floors? Lemon oil cleans deeply, seeps into stone and leaves you with a “real fresh lemons” aroma, rather than that fake lemon chemical smell.

12. Energize your Brush.  If your toothbrush seems a bit tired, add a drop of lemon and peppermint oils to chase away that run-down feeling.

13. Quarantine Pungencies. Moldy kid’s sneakers, a baby’s blowout, potty training … it all adds up to an less than desirable aroma. Diffuse or spray lemon oil and neutralize odors at their source!

14. Take the Spine Out of Scuffs. Got a scuff mark that just won’t go away? Lemon oil lifts scuff marks in remarkable ways!

15. Curtail the Dank, Musty or Mildewed. Things get stored away. Things get old. Things don’t see the light of day. Chase away that “old smell” and inject new energy with a good lemon oil wipe down.

16.Stop Cutting Board Bacteria Palooza. Cutting boards can harbor bacteria in your kitchen.  Nobody wants to taste the chemicals you have in your cleaning closet, yet most people love the taste of lemon!

17. Control an Aphid Invasion, Naturally.  Aphids — those pesky little bugs that dine on your roses and other plants.  Lemon oil (or peppermint) with water in a garden spray bottle are a natural pesticide that kills aphids and their larvae on contact, but leave your plants looking lovely.

18. Spot-Free Dishes. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your dishwasher soap container with each load.  Your dishes will come out looking like new… spot-free!

19. Refresh Bad Smelling Washcloths. When your kitchen washcloths smell foul and could use a boost, add lemon oil to your detergent, soak overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell so much better!

Cooking & Food

20. Energy Boost. For a quick, refreshing energy boost, combine a couple drops each of lemon essential oil and peppermint essential oil in a glass of water and drink up. Add a lemony taste to your bottled water.

21. Zest Up Your Sugary Indulgences. There are an infinite number of ways lemon oil can add a bit of freshness to your sugary savors: Lemon frosting • Lemon meringue • Sour cream lemon pie • Lemon cakes • Lemon tart glaze • Lemon squares  • Lemon cookies  • Breathtaking, awe-inspiring lemonade

23. Pep Up Your Entrees. With lemon oil, there are countless ways to make the bland zippy, or the blah peppy:  Roasted salmon & asparagus with lemon oil, Linguine & shrimp with lemon oil, Lemon oil drizzled over vegetables (especially broccoli),  Lemon garlic shrimp  … or to add a fresh kick to an already great salad.

24. Preserve What You’ve Got. Use lemon oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.

Body & Mind

25. Ease Respiratory Gunkity Goop. When used with a humidifier, it’s a great way to slow wheezing, colds, cough, and other upper respiratory problems.

26. De-scratch Your Scratchy Throat. Adding a couple drops of lemon essential oil to warm water & honey can change that yucky sore throat feeling, slow a nasty cough, and douse a fever. Lemon oil fights bacteria, as well as viruses.

27. Honeylicious Hair Highlights …Chemical Free. Skip the expensive salon highlight treatment, and use lemon oil to create your own hair highlights.  Just go in the sun after using with your hair product, and it will lighten your hair.  Be careful, it works well!

28.  Fight the Fungus Among Us. Tired of seeing that unsightly nail fungus?  Lemon oil is great for nails, and can help fight against nail fungus.

29.  Halt the Nervous Nellie, In You. When combined with lavender oil and diffused into a room, you’ll find you feel less anxious, a better  mood, more even keel, and well … linear.

30. Clear Thinking & Clear Focus, Made Visible. A clear mind, a clean slate, a fresh outlook.  It’s all good.  Real good. Diffuse lemon oil and you got it.

31. Take the Heat Out of Cold Sores. When you have a gnarly cold sore that’s just begging for attention, douse it with a few drops of lemon oil and you’ll have a new best friend.

32. Nice Mood … No Really.  Chase away the moody blues (not the band), with a bit of blah-reducing lemon oil. Whether you choose to diffuse it or apply topically, it’s hard to not improve your outlook with lemon oil around!

33.  Was That a Crusty? Next time you notice hard, crusty skin on your feet, (e.g. corns, calluses or bunions) regularly add a few drops of lemon oil and you’ll soon have softened skin!

34.  A Brighter Complexion. Lemon oil can help remove dead skin cells and exfoliate.  For a homemade exfoliant, add 4-5 drops to a small amount of oatmeal and water for a homemade scrub.  Feels great!



Home Use

35. Calm a Tempest.  Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion. A must-have when traveling!

36. Restore Vitality in the Mouth. When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.

37. It’s About Air Flow. When sinuses seem to be clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.

38. Cool the Joints. When the ravages of time wreak havoc on your joints, leaving that hot and achy feeling, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.

39. Feel Full, Faster. Satiety. It’s about feeling full, and not overeating. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster…especially if you breathe it in during a meal!

40. Cool Your Tootsies. If you’ve been on your feel all day or religiously wear hard soled shoes, just add peppermint oil to a cold water compress to cool your overworked, over heated tootsies.

41. Perk Up. The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a wonderful, non-stimulating way to perk up on long drives, in school, during late night homework or any other time you need to “burn the midnight oil.”

42. Energize Your Lather. Some shampoo and conditioner combos can make you want to go back to sleep. No energy. No pep. No fun. Not good. Add peppermint to your potions to stimulate the scalp, energize and wake up! The oil is an antiseptic in nature, and can also help remove dandruff and lice.

43. Allergies Beware. Peppermint oil has the ability to relax smooth muscles in the body — the same muscles that line our airways and become affected in allergy season. Peppermint oil (with lemon) should certainly be another arrow in your allergy treatment quiver!

44. Chase Away Tension Headaches. Got a mind numbing headache? A few drops of peppermint dabbed on your temples, neck and sinuses can quickly spring into action and chase that headache away!

45. Help Kids Get on the Ball.  The next time Junior is a little unresponsive to all that is going on with school and homework, try spritzing a little peppermint on his shirt before study time, placing drop on the tongue or under the nose for improved concentration and alertness.

46. Seep, Soak & Revitalize. After a long day, apply peppermint, let it seep in and then soak in a warm bath or shower. The refreshing peppermint vapor will make you feel cool, relaxed and energized again.

47. Add a Refreshing Kick to Your Tea.  Just one drop of peppermint oil can add life to any herbal tea (without having to add lots of sugar) while also aiding in normal digestion or to relieve heartburn.

48.A “Should I Work Out Today?” Antidote. You ask yourself this question. It’s OK. Using peppermint oil prior to exercise immediately awakens your senses and gets you in your right mind so you can crank.

49.  A Snack Vendor’s Nightmare. When you get that mid-morning craving, diffuse peppermint oil to reign in the urge to snack on junk food, or anything else that might appear before you.

Cooking & Food

50. Add Zip to All Things Chocolate. Enhance your chocolate in a gazillion ways: gourmet hot chocolate, mint brownie frosting, peppermint bark, peppermint patties, peppermint brownies, peppermint chocolate Bundt cake, red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese, yum!

51. Brisk, Delightful Confections.  Peppermint chiffon cake, homemade candy canes, butter mints, peppermint ice cream, peppermint glaze over pastries and cookies, homemade peppermint patties.

52. Unforgettable Beverages. Peppermint water on ice, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint hot chocolate, that’s right … it’s all delish.

Body & Mind

53. Wake Up Your Mind.  Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain.  The limbic function helps control things like emotions and long-term memory and is related to olfactory structures in your nose.

54. An Itch Fix. If you have the after effects of a sunburn where skin is a little warm and itchy, apply a drop of peppermint oil (mixed with lavender) to cool, soothe and stop itching.

55. Theme Park Relief.  If you’ve got that “I my gosh, I can’t believe I just went on a spinning ride” feeling, four or five drops of peppermint rubbed on the stomach can calm smooth stomach muscles and help dispel discomfort.

56. Travel to the Arctic, Without Traveling. When you add a few drops of peppermint to your ice water, it not only improves the taste, but also leaves you with a feeling of cool, refreshing arctic wind in your airways!

57. Burrow No More. If you find a tick has decided to make your skin its home, just give that tick a nice bath of peppermint oil with a cotton swab. The tick will stop burrowing, remove its head and then he’s yours.

58. Don’t Make It Easy on the Critters. Many household bugs do not like peppermint oil — ants, aphids, beetles, plant lice, mice and cockroaches try to steer clear of peppermint. Just add to water in a spray bottle and spray where you think pests grace you with their presence!

59. Clean Naturally. Peppermint oil is a wonderful natural cleaning agent because it has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Spray on countertops and bathroom surfaces, scrub, and enjoy cleaner clean.

60. Sleep Like a Baby. If you find you are having a hard time sleeping, peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin and mucosal tissues.  When used this way, it may help with insomnia.

61. Quell Apathy. When you’re with someone who feels gloomy or like they “just don’t care”, ask them to try peppermint oil (aromatically, topically, or internally) to stimulate their mental sharpness and focus.

62. It’s About a State of Mind. Someone’s mental outlook can be a game changer.  If they are shocked, stressed out or nervous, peppermint oil may help restore feelings of normalcy and balance.

63. Tame a Toothache. Peppermint oil can act as a concentrated natural pain killer and muscle relaxant, especially with painful gums, teething or recent dental work.

64. Alleviate Internal Strife. When used topically or internally, peppermint is a favorite for fresh relief from cramping, indigestion to diarrhea. Skip the antacids and go with peppermint oil!

65. For That “Marathon in Clogs” Feeling. When you feel like you’ve just run a marathon in clogs, and your feet are a hot mess of ouch, massage peppermint oil onto aching feet, joints, and strained muscles.

66. Leap from Lethargic.  Feeling lethargic or in a brain fog? Peppermint has been known to improve blood circulation and awareness, leaving you with an energized, awake feeling.

67. Go Eight-Leg Free. When you diffuse peppermint into the room, you’ll notice fewer spiders.  Why? They don’t like it.  It’s safe, contains no harsh chemicals or pesticides. It doesn’t kill the spiders, but forces them out.



Home Use

68. Chase Away Stagnant Closet Air. You know that smell. Fabrics of all variety, shoes for every occasion, plus a dirty clothes bin and no fresh air can only equal one thing…you need lavender essential oil.  Whether diffused, drizzled on earthen ware, or dripped on cotton balls, chase stagnancy away!

69. Take the Bite Out of It. Insects, creepies and crawlies are not too fond of the smell of lavender. In fact, they hate it. If you forget to go the prevention route, lavender soothes bites, itching and inflammation.

70. A Multi-Purpose Spray. Next time you sitting in traffic, pull out a spray bottle filled with a lavender and water mixture and freshen your car. Who wouldn’t prefer a car smelling like lavender?

71. Kids Won’t Go Down? Lavender drops on their pillows … it’s like magic. It will help ease their mind, calm them down, make bedtime a bit more rewarding, and best of all … lull them into a restful sleep.

72. Skip the Aerosol Chemical Sprays. Next time you are deodorizing the bathroom, think of lavender and water in a spray bottle. Lavender’s antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic properties can only help.

73. Take the Acrid Out of Vinegar. If you clean with vinegar, but can barely stay vertical while using it, lavender is the answer. Just add lavender and vinegar together in the spray bottle and you’re set!

74. Therapeutic Dish or Laundry Soap. If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits and antibacterial properties. It transforms your cleaning experience!

75. Lovable Linens. What does your linen closet smell like? Probably cotton. Maybe old cotton. Energize your linens with lovely smelling lavender.  It leaves no oil marks and leaves things invigoratingly fresh.

76.Lavender candles. Ahhh the long lost art of candle making. If you’ve ever made candles you know how fun it can be. When you add lavender, the smell that is released is intensely therapeutic!

77. Wood Floors, Like New. A tired wood floor is, well … tired. Commercial floor polishes often contain harsh chemicals. Woods love oil.  Just add lavender to your cleaning system and your floor can look like new!

78. Help That Trusty Ball Cap. A well-worn, much loved ball cap can look great, but smell like a wild animal. Add 4-5 drops of lavender to make it bearable. It will be your favorite hat if you have a headache too!

79. Change Your Sheets, Refresh Your Mattress. Unfortunately, your mattress can be neglected, and have that “wires, foam and fabric” smell. Add lavender when you change your sheets and neglect no more!

80. Homemade Room Freshener. Put baking soda and a 5-6 drops of lavender oil in a small Mason jar. Punch holes in the lid. Place in smelly areas (near garbage can, dirty clothes), shake jar often. Smile.

81. Pet Smells No More. Add a skiff or two of your baking soda and lavender mixture to carpets and vacuum up!  If you have pets, (especially the un potty trained variety), fight back with lavender!

82. Extra Potpourri Mileage. If you have a pot of potpourri that has seen its day, try refreshing it with a few drops of lavender essential oil.  You’ll love the way lavender can change the feel of your home!

83. Sweet Smelling Vacuum Bags. Your vacuum can be your nemesis when it comes to keeping your home smelling clean.  As you well know, it can even blow microfine dirt! Pin some cotton balls (soaked in lemon and lavender oils) on the inside of the bag and let your vacuum blow!

Cooking and Food
84.Soften Citrus Flavors. Use in delicate lemon sauces for chicken or fish or in powerful orange marmalades, citrus salads, real lemonade and more!

85. Amazing Marinades and BBQ. Baste chicken or fish on the grill with honey or a garlic and rosemary blend, spread over roasted vegetables, marinade chicken pieces in honey and lavender, yum!

86. Bake Like the Best. Lavender is a nice addition to lavender blueberry banana bread, lemon lavender cookies, baked salmon, lavender sugar cookies, lavender muffins, lavender cakes, oh yeah!

87. Give Your Sugars a Delightful Twist.  Use as a substitute for vanilla extract (in creams, custards and sugars), use it in lavender icing, add to honey for extra flavor in tea or toast, and even maple syrup!

Body and Mind

88.   The Oatmeal Secret.  Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal, and add 5-8 drops of lavender oil.  When it’s time to wash your face, add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub! A little goes a long way.

89. Minor Burns, Major Relief. When you’ve slightly overdone it in the sun, a little lavender oil is helpful in preventing peeling skin. It aids in your skin’s healing without scarring as well!

90. Boo Boo Relief. Lavender has disinfecting properties. It’s great for the skin, and wonderful for relief from cuts and scrapes, especially if the cut or scrape is located wherever it’s difficult to keep covered.

91. Alleviate Feelings of Earaches.  You can warm lavender (don’t scald it), mix with olive oil and gently massage around the ears (not in the ears) and near glands in the throat.

92. A Dry Climate Answer. If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, and don’t want to mess around with chemical smelling lotions, add lavender to fractionated coconut oil and comfort will be yours!

93. Horrific Heels & Foot Fatigue. If you’ve been wearing sandals all summer, and your heels look like the Atacama Desert, 6 drops of lavender in a hot foot bath is the answer. Your porous feet will thank you.

94. Neck & Wing Relief. When you have neck and scapula tension, apply lavender with fractionated coconut oil, breathe it in and massage those knots out!

95. A Hood of Wonder. Next time you have a cold or the flu, remember the lavender steam hood. Add 4-6 drops to a bowl of hot water. Place a towel over your head, and inhale the vapor slowly and deeply.

96. A Woodworker’s Friend.  Do you work with wood or handle wood?Rather than dig a hole in your finger trying to catch that splinter, add a few drops of lavender, let the splinter swell and slip out.

97. Allergies, Sinuses & Congestion Oh My!  Lavender can calm down unruly sinus issues, defiant allergies and other respiratory issues. Just apply on the back of your neck, chest, and between your eyes.

98. Fortify Your First-Aid Kit.  There are many dōTERRA products that would be tres glam additions to your First-Aid kit, but if you could only pick one, lavender should be it.  Why? Basic First-Aid kits are often geared toward minor skin irritation, scrapes, rashes, and so forth.  Lavender is great for all those, not to mention its calming properties!

99. Rub a Dub Dub. Rather than using regular soap and warm water at baby’s bath time, add about five drops of lavender oil to the warm water.  Your tot’s skin will be pampered and smell great!

100. Soak Away Stress. Your muscles are tight. Anxiety and deadlines are eating at you. Your heart is racing. Where’s the pressure release valve?  Right here, with lavender. Add to a warm bath, soak it in, soothe.

101. Let Vapor TalkWet your hair in the shower. Add 4 drops of lavender to a handful of water and work it into your hands and hair.Tilt your head down, under the water and capture the aroma instilled vapor as it melts off your hands and hair. You’ll love how it smells, and how your hair feels!

Bonus Tip!

Target Acne, at the Source.Bacteria thrive in sebaceous glands that over produce sebum…that waxy stuff that can be associated with acne. Lavender helps balance sebum and control break outs.

 If you are interested in purchasing this versatile and inexpensive starter kit of these three oils please send me a message at or visit this direct site to order now and receive before the holidays.

Having a loving and joyful day with those that matter most

Jenn xo

My Wish For You Today…


My wish for you all today is to not only see your worth but to FEEL your worth. Sit down. Take 10 minutes to yourself; even if you have to hide in the bathtub, the garage, your car, your closet LOL ~ where ever you need to go for some peace.

Bring a pen and notebook or post it’s with you. Take a deep breath and now write down 5-10 things that you are incredible at; think of everything thing you DO in a day that you absolutely rock at and begin writing.

It doesn’t mater if its something like , “I fold a mean fitted bed sheet (because that is a friggin talent)” OR I create the most delicious and loving meals for my family” OR “I love my pets like no one else can”.

Celebrate all that you DO because of all of who YOU ARE.

Then is no one else as magical, magnificent and incredible as you ~ now you just have to begin to see and feel it too!

Now grab another sheet of paper and write down 5 BIG JUICY AUDACIOUS GOALS for yourself. They can be anything, be a dreamer, create a vision, have fun and let it flow. Write down the first thing that comes to mind NOT the first thing you think, “yeah, that sounds more practical or realistic”


Nope, not happening. You deserve more you ARE more.

Try again…

And try, try, try every damn day until you stand in ANY mirror and smile lovingly, compassionately and whole-heartedy back at the beautiful soul you are.

Don’t hide behind smoke and mirrors and keep all of your gifts from the world…We NEED YOU.

YOU need you.

Jenn xoxo

FREE answers to your lower body frustrations…

Listen here to my quickie free Q&A session giving you some under tips ands info about my newest program launching Monday


PLUS here is a Delicious and Festive Salad Recipe to get you started on your healthy path:


Get yourself a clean, salad size plate

Place 2 handfuls organic spinach and arugula combined as the base

Add fresh chopped chives, basil and mint

Place 1 cup cooked and cubed sweet potatoes, leeks and Zucchini on top

Sprinkle with Tbsp cranberries, 3 Tbsp pomegranate and 2 Tbsp hemp seeds

Top with my signature dressing:

2 Tbsp olive oil, Tbsp apple cider vinegar, tsp dijon and 1/2 tsp maple syrup

whisk together, pour on top and enjoy!!

I can’t wait to work with you!

Why Waking Up To Eat Can Sometimes Be A VERY Good Thing

How do you know when ur strength training and yoga practice are in balance and your doing what agrees with your body?

Your metabolism will be STOKED! My belly woke me up last night about 30 minutes into sleep for more calories ‪#‎growmusclesgrow ‬

When you have a balanced training program of strength, yoga, pilates and a small amount of metabolic conditioning your body will respond by saying, “FEED ME”!

So I listened and this is what my belly received; Organic rice crisps, 2 tbsp hemp seeds, tbsp pumpkin seeds, few pecans, mulberries and coconut milk in a tea cup. Not a lot. Just enough to keep my muscles and liver doing ther job while I sleep:-)

cereal bowl

Most people believe that the actual work and transformation of their bodies comes from the exercise itself; so we push harder, lift heavier, run longer or add in just one more class. However, this is completely counter-intuitive to how change happens in your body regardless of your goal; lose weight, gain muscle, lose inches, firm up, build strength or increase your endurance. In order to actually see the best benefits from your training you must FUEL and REST your body consistently and efficiently. This is our rest and digest state AKA where transformation takes place!

I will be teaching you tips and tools just lie this in my NEW 28 -Day Cellulite Be Gone program. Cellulite is a symptom not the main culprit; stored toxins, excess sugar and inflammatory foods, lack of muscle tissue, dehydration and lack of stimulation are the real culprits and I will take you step by step to learn how to kick them and your cellulite to the curb.

Join me and create a major shift BEFORE the holidays!

I will be joining right along side you and can’t wait to have you as part of my Cellulite Be Gone community

Jenn xo

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5 FREE Tips to help clear out toxins, increase your energy and decrease your cellulite!

I am blown away by the amount of crazy myths, lies and weight loss and cellulite reducing urban legends that still exist out there.  What is most upsetting is that I see people trying so hard and failing… and then giving up hope, only because they have been following the wrong set of rules and crappy programs. 

You have cellulite because your body is out of balance and there is a certain level of toxicity that your body simply isn’t managing well so it’s pressing to the surface; annoying and frustrating you to get your attention loud and clear!

You don’t have cellulite and excess puffiness on your body because you don’t apply cellulite cream or exfoliate everyday or take a shot of wheatgrass in the morning and forgot to run your 5 km 4 times this week.

You have cellulite because something needs to shift. Your body is toxic and FED UP! These ridiculous claims, products and promises only lead to increasing your misery by making you feel overwhelmed, confused and like your efforts are worthless.

Let me share a few steps with you that must start happening if you want to feel and look better.

Because your life is precious, and it is passing.

And YOU get to determine how you live it

1) Eat Clean and Alkalize Your Body: To move toxins out of fat cells and from your body we don’t cut you open and suck them out, we draw them out. You need to cut the crap from your diet and consume more balancing, nutrient-dense, alkalizing foods and reduce the amount of harmful acidic foods that are creating inflammation and fat-storing pockets of toxins that show up on your rear, your thighs, arms and abdomen as dimply, lumpy cellulite land mines. Your diet needs to be made up of a variety of healthy; mostly organic, fruits and vegetables, healthy hydrating fats and good quality protein to chelate (bind) to the acidic toxic build up, drawing it out to be removed from your body.

2) Hydrate and Flush: If you take away only one thing from this email let it be this – DRINK WATER! You must drink enough water and eat hydrating foods to help flush and remove the toxins from your system through you and out. Water is essential to decreasing cellulite. Dehydration in your body leads to trapped toxins in your fat cells, which causes them to swell and pres up against the skins surface, plus you will retain more water being dehydrated because your body needs, but is barely getting any and will hold onto whatever is can so you end up have cellulite AND felling puffy. 

For best results drink 2-4 liters of good quality, not from a plastic bottle, water each and every day.

3) Break Up With Your Crack: Caffeine, sugar, salt, wine, beer, chocolate, dairy – what is your drug of choice? I say drug because that is exactly what all of these items are; highly addictive and creating the same level of stimulation to certain areas of your cerebral cortex that illicit the same opiate “feel-good” feeling that drugs such as cocaine, heroin or uppers would do. I know you believe that it is your taste buds and your stomach crying out for these treats but it’s not IT’S YOUR ADDICTED BRAIN looking for its next HIGH and stimulant, your poor little adrenals will soon begin to mimic this exact message creating out of control cravings, an insulin muffin top over your pants and squishy cottage-cheese thighs out of your undies, yes even the granny undies and control topJ

Once you connect to the realization that your unhealthy, daily addictions are contributing to your cellulite and zero energy, no sex drive, bunged up bum and lackluster skin; it will feel so freeing to break up with your crack and move on.

4) Move Your Garbage Towards The Exit Sign: In order to truly detoxify your body effectively and efficiently you must make sure your back-end is moving well and regularly “aka” you must be pooping daily! If you are trying to cleanse and flush everything from the top down, but your gut and intestinal system aren’t functioning well and you are dealing with constipation; then all of the junk and debris you are pulling from your fat cells and organs will back up into your system and re-circulate causing even more problems. Poop needs to flow in order for toxins to flush.

If you are not having healthy bowel movements your cellulite will be hanging around for a long time.

5) Get Stimulated: Lets’ get your lymphatic system moving and create some heat and buffering in your body! Daily dry brushing, massage, Epsom salts baths, certain essential oils and rebounding are effective ways to move the toxins through your lymph system and out to your major excretory organs; lungs, liver, bowels and skin.

Daily EXERCISE is probably the best way to get things moving and build lean muscle tissue which helps to firm and tone your body head to toe. You will never change the shape of your body, lose your cellulite or increase your core metabolic function by cardio alone. So get off the treadmill and into the weight room. 

Plus, all of these suggestions above for your lymph system help to decrease your major stress hormone cortisol and increase the amount of endorphins and serotonin you are producing – these are your feel good hormones, literally your body’s own natural anti-depressants.

So now that you’ve got a head start and have read my 5 ways to reduce cellulite now

ARE YOU READY to create a shift?

Click here to learn the short & simple solution to getting rid of your cellulite in just 28 days. 

Jenn xoxo

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My Own Cottage Cheese Tushie Story…

For as long as I can remember, I have exercised and since my very early teens, eaten very healthy – and in spite of this I still had cellulite. It was beyond frustrating to me. I had this idea, this impression in my head, that if I was working in the fitness industry; personal training and teaching classes that I should have no cellulite – like I mean ZERO!

I admit it made me very self-conscious and for years I would never train clients while wearing shorts, or wear them during my own workouts and there was no way I was every going to teach a class wearing them either, I would often have my sweater tied around my waist while I moved around the gym.

I was fine wearing bathing suits but HATED if I had to get up and walk around in one; especially if it meant walking AWAY from people with my arse and back of thighs facing them.

I have had MANY discussions with friends, clients and colleagues alike that I am not the only one to pull this smooth move.

Now listen, I know what some of you may thinking, “are you friggin kidding me your writing a sob story about being thin and having some cellulite and how you didn’t feel confident about it?

But YES, I am and it has nothing to do with my weight or what I may have looked like wearing clothes to other people, its about what I saw and how I felt. Being thin doesn’t mean you are free of insecurities.

My cellulite problem was affecting my self-esteem and self-confidence. Do you feel the same way?

I’ve tried everything… the creams, potions, lotions, pills and the rubbing and brushing. It wasn’t until I started to focus on what was happening under my skin that I started to get results.

My self-tests led to the creation of my 2mm shift system. With this simple system we create massive health transforms slowly and comfortably.

My 2mm shift system works. I’m the nutritionist you want to work with if your goal is tight, strong, cellulite-free glutes and thighs.

You will learn how to move, how to eat, how to supplement, to balance your hormones, how to sleep, to hydrate, to detoxify and most importantly how to LOVE your body.

Say bye-bye to your cottage cheese thighs and dimply bum and download my free gift to you now

I know I’m not alone in having cellulite-induced insecurities. I’d love to hear your story. Please hit reply and share it with me. I read every single email I receive.

To smooth skin and fabulous health!


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Hyperactivity, Focus and Attention…how Essential Oils can help you

We can all use some help with focus and attention from time to time 🙂

When it comes to issues with the inability to self-regulate, calm ourselves or stay focused I can’t stress enough that the foundation for correcting this must come from a healthy whole-food based diet, proper hydration, regular exercise, supplementation and the use of naturally healing and supportive remedies such as Essential Oils.

I have seen a dramatic shift in my own home as well as that of my clients and colleagues.

Here are some of what I had found to work best.

Recommendations for Hyperactivity, Focus and Attention – Balance, clary sage, cedarwood, frankincense, lavender, rosemary, peppermint, lemon, Serenity, vetiver, ylang ylang and In Tune.

Balance, Serenity and In Tune are all blends from doTERRA.

Balance serenity

In Tune – Is a blend of essential oils from carefully selected for their ability to enhance focus and support healthy thought processes.

in tune

The oils amyris, patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang, sandalwood (Hawaiian) and Roman Chamomile were selected for their ability to enhance focus and support healthy thought processes.

The technique for applying In Tune is to roll it up the spine and rub it on the triangle on two points at the base of the neck behind the ears, then massage it in. Avoid getting near the eyes.

For Focus – Vetiver  Oil or Frankincense Oil carried with the child during the day can help them if they find themselves losing focus or needing to calm down.  Pixie glass necklaces

pixie glass are perfect with the preferred oil dropped inside the necklace to wear throughout the day or by your child applying some oil to the area of the hand between the thumb and first finger to inhale during a busy school day.

Vetiver – For improved concentration, apply vetiver to the feet, focusing on the big toe. You can also the pixie glass necklace with a pendant that will absorb the oil that can be smelled all day.


Roman chamomile and lavender can be used for hyperactivity. Diffuse the oil or apply it on the insides of the wrists or behind the ears.

Balance, Serenity, frankincense, lavender and ylang ylang –can all be used for frustration, impatience and anger.  Apply to feet, back of the neck, behind the knees and diffuse into the air.

Study -There was a case study published in the American Medical Association Journal by Dr. Terry Friedmann M.D. that found significant results when children who had previously been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD inhaled essential oils of vetiver, lavender and cedarwood.

The inhalation of the oils proved to settle the children’s brain waves back into normal patterns and improved their scholastic performance and behavioral patterns. The final results were:

Lavender increased performance by 53%

Cedarwood increased performance by 83%

Vetiver increased performance by 100%

Memory/Concentration: The part of the brain responsible for interpreting aromas is closely tied to the part of the brain responsible for long term memory and emotions.  Studies have demonstrated the ability of essential oil aromas such as rosemary and peppermint to help enhance memory and alertness.

Try inhaling rosemary, peppermint, or frankincense when studying or learning; then inhale the same aroma when you need to recall the information.

Diffusing lavender, lemon, or rosemary oils in the room around you is also helpful to with concentration.

If you are nearby in person (York Regions an surrounding areas) and would love to find out more please join me Thursday October 30th at 745pm -915pm at my studio for a 90 minutes seminar all about Essential Oils and their incredible benefits.

Click on this link for more details and to purchase oils for yourself please visit

Cortisol…what a little bugger

I’m tired.

I’m stressed.

I’m wired.

My waist keeps expanding.

My cravings are out of control.

My hormones are a mess.

What is going on????

Two words my friends: Stress and Cortisol. They mean business and they play hard.

Cortisol is the hormone that governs or control your hunger cravings, digestion, blood pressure, sleep/wake patterns, physical activity, and ability to cope with stress.

Under acute stress, your body produces a short surge in cortisol, which causes an increase in energy and focus. This reaction is designed to help you get out of bed in the morning – or out of a dangerous or challenging situation – and to give you the mojo needed to get s#!! done! It’s healthy, necessary and beneficial . . . when it’s infrequent.

The challenge is that, for many people, the cortisol surge never turns off. Chronic stress can lead to elevated cortisol, or it may cause your cortisol levels to swing wildly between too high and too low – sometimes within a matter of hours in the same day. You lay down at night EXHAUSTED but wired and can’t fall to sleep; or when you do fall asleep it’s for a sort period of time and then you wake between 1am-4am. When the alarm finally goes off you DRAG yourself out of bed and begin the race of your life again…

What’s worse is that many of us are hooked on this hormone imbalance. We drink coffee to wake up and wine to fall asleep. We work late and glorify “busy-ness.” And then wonder why we feel moody, anxious, tired-but-wired, and can’t stop gaining weight.

I can relate to all of this in such an IMMENSE way, but I also stop in my tracks and ask, “what do I need to change?” and “how do I TRULY want to feel?”

It was when I finally started to acknowledge the stress in my life and the imbalance in my hormones that I started to see changes in my energy, in my stomach, I had no more bloating, my recovery from workouts and teaching classes was better, my cellulite was disappearing and I was feeling great.

I am still on this journey, as my life is still busy and my body still has some areas of tension and imbalance that I need to work on and I too need the reminders, just like you to be careful of not doing too much, to eat right, drink enough water and get to sleep!

It is the exact reason why I created my newest online program called Cellulite Be Gone. This program is not only about losing cellulite it is about what the cellulite represents and for me and majority of my female clients; is was a symbol of needing a good solid lifestyle CLEAN UP!

My new program – WHICH I AM DOING RIGHT ALONG SIDE YOU – is a 4 tiered, 28 day educational and results driven system that will help you shed pounds of inflammation, painful bloating, embarrassing gas, hormones that are all over the place with peaks and lows of cortisol, massive insulin surges and drops. We will crush your cravings, cleanse your liver and begin to purge the junk from your trunk…literally all in an effort to give you smoother, healthier, less cheesy looking skin on your belly, hips, glutes and thighs AKA cellulite’s favorite places to hang out.

I’ve got your back…side – on this one girls:)

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A Journey of Patience and Compassion…

I received a message earlier this week to “Be more patient with myself”

I had a healing session yesterday with the resounding theme of needing to be more compassionate with myself and to let go of the things that are heavy within me and no longer serving a purpose.

I can’t do it all…

And yes, it really hit home with me.

I am a busy bee, always have been, jumping from one task, project and event to the other. But lately, I have been feeling it. Feeling it in a way of hearing myself sigh A LOT, talking to myself about what “needs” to get to done and what can wait, spending hours writing and typing on the computer and loads of brainstorming.

Yesterday, it hit me like a wall…I am friggin TIRED

Love what I do but man alive I am tired.

So I have made a commitment to myself to do more of what makes me feel greater compassion to myself.

I work with people daily; mainly women, and talk to them about making sure to honour themselves and take the time to move, nourish, hydrate, breath, write and find some inner joy.

I’ve created a life where most of it happens daily but what I don’t do often enough is to just stop and PAUSE; to look at how far I come and just sit in it to enjoy before jumping on to the next thing. I am not offering “patience” or ponder to myself and need to.

I bust my ass off everyday and work very hard to create the business and life and I want. It is NOT perfect or easy or blissful or filled with SIMPLICITY most days of the week. Usually it is me chasing down the clock to get everything done, looking at the pile of emails I just can’t get to today and staring at my ever-growing to do list and then ultimately making the decision to stop and sit with my family and go to bed early.

To be honest; most posts I write about living your dream, taking the steps to make it happen, believing in yourself, keep going etc I write for me too:-)

I don’t know exactly what my journey of patience or compassion will “look” like but I definitely know how I want it to feel.

breath in

“I cannot do everything but I can do something and I will not let the things I can’t do interfere with what I can”

Jenn xo