Leigh Debra Wellness

Welcome to Leigh Debra Wellness! Empowering you to indulge in the deliciousness of life…mind, body and soul!

Mission: My mission is to guide and empower you towards balanced wellness in all aspects of life. I am mindful that everyone is unique and therefore each person has his or her own journey towards complete wellness.

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Frozen Raspberries Recalled Due to Potential Contamination

If you shop at Aldi and buy these berries, read below for more information!


nbcchicago.com Frozen raspberries sold at Aldi Grocery Stores and Raley’s Family of Fine Stores have been recalled after it was discovered that some were potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. The recall, issued...


MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

Very scary yet not surprising at all. And there are similar studies in regards to teens as well. I know we will start to see more and more research being done on this topic.

Technology and devices aren’t going anywhere so it’s the responsibility of parents to teach healthy technology habits and of course, be an example to our children. Not always the easiest in today’s world.

What do you do to teach healthy screen habits to your children?


cnn.com A new study found the brains of 3- to 5-year-old children who overused screens were not as developed in areas needed for language, writing and cognitive skills.


Amazon Admits It Sold Fake Supplements

Know where your nutrition and health products are coming from!


organicconsumers.org Amazon runs an annual sale they've dubbed Prime Day, which ran July 15 and 16, 2019, for the U.S. On the second evening, as reported by Wired, Anne-Marie Bressler received an automated email from Amazon informing her that one of the nutritional supplements she'd ordered two weeks earlier were likely...

It’s a Soup kinda day!!
Rainy & Chilly...Hello Autumn and hello to Soup Saturday!

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
🍂1 large butternut squash, roasted
Take the shortcut and buy cubed butternut squash and toss in olive oil and your choice of spices. I used: pumpkin spice and Trader Joe’s Coffee BBQ Rub...makes for a delicious mix of spices!
In a crockpot add the following:
🍂Roasted Butternut Squash
🍂1 Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
🍂3 Cups Water
🍂1/2 Cup Apple Cider
🍂4 Carrots, chopped
🍂3 Celery stalks, chopped
🍂Leaves of 5 Rosemary Sprigs
🍂Handful of Sage Leaves
🍂More of the spices you used to roast the butternut squash
🍂Add onion and garlic for flavor (I can’t have either so I don’t add)
🍂I add 2 drops of doTerra Rosemary Essential Oil
Let simmer on low all day or according to your crock pot directions for the time you have. Use a hand blender or a Vitamix to blend all together until creamy. Your home will smell like Autumn! Delish!
Enjoy with warm bread or a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.


Longer Exhalations Are an Easy Way to Hack Your Vagus Nerve

One of my favorite health related topics to read about is the Vagus Nerve and the important role it plays in our whole body health.

Take a nice long deep breath...not only breathing in but extending the exhale. You’ll be amazed at how immediately this simple and natural technique can change your mood, focus, energy and other health factors.

My daughter who has POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) uses this technique as part of her management tools and it helps her significantly.

This is a simple tool to teach your children and teens to use as a way to manage stress and anxiousness and to stay focused. For us adults too! For anyone and you can do it anywhere you are.


psychologytoday.com Respiratory vagus nerve stimulation (rVNS) counteracts fight-or-flight stress.


Feel It? 4 Ways Barometric Pressure Affects Your Health (And Why It Matters)

Excellent article on how barometric pressure can effect our health.
Yes, it’s real!!


migraineagain.com Can you feel weather symptoms in your bones or in your head? Discover four ways high and low barometric pressure changes affect the human body.


Register FREE for the 2nd Annual Essential Oils Hormone Summit

This FREE educational event starts tomorrow and I can't wait! I learned so much from this Summit last year when I listened that I ended up purchasing the series which happened to include her book which is an amazing resource. Dr. Mariza spoke at our convention. She is one of the top leading experts on integrating essential oils and other natural tools to manage and support hormone health.

It is thanks to her that I have been able to come off my meds for hypothyroid and now use all my natural tools including a blend specific for my thyroid. I'm so grateful because I have felt so much better using the natural option.*

If you sign up, let me know so we can chat about what we are learning! I listen while walking, driving, cooking, etc! I promise, you won't regret signing up and it's FREE!!!


*I did this with the knowledge and support of my own doctor. If you have questions, please let me know.

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eohormonesummit.com Join 30+ experts for cutting-edge information on natural ways to balance your hormones in this free 5-day event, October 21-25, 2019. Register today for a free Self-Care Rituals with Essential Oils Guide.

Too tired to cook but when you realize everyone will be home for dinner....you whip something up....


Hospital Creates Largest Rooftop Farm In Boston

This is absolutely so fantastic!
Sure beats the processed type food or the sugary and dye filled slushees they offer at our local hospital.
I have a feeling more and more medical facilities will follow this example. It’s really a no brainer.

greenmatters.com Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care, a program focused on helping hospitals offer their patients healthy foods, has started to notice that hospital grown produce is becoming increasingly more common.


Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe

Yummy idea!
I'd suggest using "Everything But the Bagel" seasoning from Trader Joe's, which you all know is a favorite of mine.


eatingwell.com "Everything" bagel spices give these roasted pumpkin seeds an extra hit of flavor that's delicious any time of day.

It’s hot hot hot out but I loved observing this sign on my morning walk that Autumn is officially here...and hopefully soon will feel like it.
Autumn is the season of positive change. As we enter Autumn and October, take a pause and think about what aspects of life do you need to refresh and renew? Take time to reflect on your life through deep dive thinking while on a walk, journaling or meditation. Why are these aspects important to you? What small daily action plans can you embrace to create these new habits or lifestyles?
It’s also the season of gathering. Who do you want to gather around you to life you up, support you and inspire you? What items do you want to gather around you to support your refresh in life?
These wellness thoughts can serve your whole family. Kids and teens are never too young to guide through these mindfulness tips.
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One product I use to naturally support my body and immune system when feeling run down.

Need an easy meal idea for dinner?

Rice Bowl Night!

Cook rice and any veggies you have on hand. Add your favorite protein and maybe some beans or cheese. Top off with pesto, hummus, olive oil, guacamole or even just lemon juice. Let everyone create their own bowls! For children, encourage them to add at least one new veggie you cooked that they don’t typically try. This is an easy meal to prep especially if you have veggies on hand. If you don’t want to use rice you can use cauliflower rice.

My bowl:
Sautéed Basil
Sautéed Spinach
Roasted Broccoli
Roasted Chick Peas
Goat Cheese
Vegan Pesto from Traders

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I’ve been feeling a bit stuffy with some sinus pressure today. I’m sure it’s a combination of allergies and something brewing. I have no time for this gunk and need to stay healthy for travel! I love my essential oils for every day use but I especially feel blessed to have them at my finger tips to use to help my body heal naturally. I am empowered to take care of this with these little drops of nature! What did I do today?
🍃Drink lots of water
🍃doTerra TriEase for Allergy Support
🍃doTerra OnGuard Plus...Protective Blend, has Oregano, nature’s antibitoic
🍃And...this Magic Mug!! This clears out all the sinus pressure. I do it 3x a day when feeling the pressure start. It works so well...it’s addicting!! Good addiction to have.:)

Do you not have essential oils in your home yet? Message me and I’ll get your started with products that will meet your individual and family wellness goals.

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Zoodle Night!

Does it seem daunting to zoodle your own zucchini? Have you tried it? Tonight, I was behind in my schedule for cooking dinner and it would have been easy to just call it quits but I decided to stick to my plan. I got 2 zucchini and the spiralizer out and guess what...it took 2 minutes to create the zoodles and seriously only a few more minutes to sauté on the stove. Seems daunting like that big pile of laundry, right? But cooking can be quick, easy and delish! 🤗
BTW, I’ll admit...I’ve got two baskets of laundry to fold and that did not get complete! But, hey, dinner was served! It’s a mom win!

Pesto Zoodles with Salmon

🍋Add olive oil, lemon juice and pepper to salmon and bake at 350.

🍋Use a spiralizer to zoodle 2 large zucchini.
Sauté on low heat with olive oil and your choice of seasonings.

🍋Sauté chick peas in olive oil, salt and pepper.

🍋Sauté basil with olive oil.

Toss everything together with @traderjoes‘ Vegan Pesto, which is so delish! I added olives and tomatoes. Top off with the salmon.

Cheers to family dinner time!

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Two pure and simple products to use for allergy season.

🌟So, how would these “oils” help my child anyway?

🌟A conversation starter from yesterday. These were a few of my answers:

💗Being in tune with emotions and having an oil to support them...to me this is one of the best “gifts” we can give our children.
💗Focus/Concentration in school and at home.
💗Encouragement for when feeling doubtful or frustrated.
💗Immune system
💗Tummy challenges
💗Ignite feelings of excitement, joy and balance.
💗Calm the mind and body when anxious.
💗Sore Muscles/Pain
💗even...prevent Lice!!
And so much more!

🌟And then this mom realized she could also support her own body with these products! I love helping others discover how to integrate pure and therapeutic grade products into their wellness.

🌟How can I help you today?

📚Back to School sale is only through Friday! Let’s talk about which products would meet your families needs! Here are just a few options...

🌟Anyone who orders a Wellness Box this week will also receive a few extra goodies from me!!

Message or comment below and I’ll be in touch!

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Hawaii Becomes First State in the U.S. to Ban the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

A step in the right direction!
Hawaii made history, as it became the first state in the U.S. to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children.


ecowatch.com Bill also protects public health by requiring first-ever no-spray zones around schools and mandatory reporting of toxic pesticide use.

We have had so much fun with these pop-up BOGOS this month!!

I’ve loved hearing from so many of you about how you’ve enjoyed learning about products you might not have otherwise tried and all the benefits you’ve had.

Our LAST one is yet another “GET TWO!!”

I see these oils and think:
Aroma of Summer
Cheerful Mood
Gut Health Support
DIY Cleaners
Diffuser Blends

I will hop on later today to do a LIVE and share more.

Please share in comments your own experiences/uses with these oils so we learn from each other.

If you are not yet a doTerra customer, it’s a great day to start integrating essential oils into your health! Message me today to learn how to set up your own account with me as your personal educator.

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🍑Peach Pesto🍑

☀️The combination of Basil and Pesto just screams summer to me!
👩🏻‍🌾While at the farm market this morning, the idea of making a Peach Pesto popped in my head. It turned out delicious. I plan to put it on Salmon tonight and top it with...more peaches! The irony is, my husband does not like peaches so I was a nice wife and made him his own side of plain ol’ pesto!

☀️The simple trick to this pesto is using peaches instead of lemon juice. Many store brands of pesto have dairy but my recipe is dairy free and clean with only 6 ingredients. I also suggest using a food processor but a blender will do just fine.

3 bundles of basil leaves (probably about 2 cups before chopped/processed)
2 ½ peaches (I leave the skin on; Keep ½ of the peach to the side)
¼ cup pecans (You can really use any nut...walnuts, pine nuts, cashews. You can also use sunflower seeds if you don’t want to use nuts)
¼ cup olive oil
salt and pepper - I use about ½ tsp each. I also use Mixed-Up Pepper rather than black pepper.

Put everything in a food processor and blend on high until smooth.
Chop up ½ of a peach into tiny pieces and mix into the pesto.

You can use this on fish, chicken, pasta, salads, sandwiches or eat with a spoon!

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It’s a sauna out there! After a hot walk with the dogs, I was craving a refreshing cold glass of water. Anyone who knows me, knows I typically drink warm/hot water. Not today, friends! Adding a couple drops of pure and therapeutic essential oils is so refreshing and there are many to choose from. When using doTerra Essential Oils, you an feel comfortable with the fact that our oils are safe to use internally. (The ones indicated that be used this way)
Peppermint and Grapefruit have added benefits such as:
Healthy Digestion

What do you like to put in your water?

#novalife #loudounva #bramlife #livinghealthy #livingclean #naturalwellnesslife #naturalmoms #naturalmedicine #essentialoilmomboss #pineapplewellness

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