Healthy Shelley

The Clean Fifteen

In my last post we discussed The Dirty Dozen which is the list of the top culprits of food with the most pesticides so that you had an idea of what to splurge on from the Organic section. Today we are giving you The Clean fifteen, meaning the list of those you can buy that […]


The Dirty Dozen

Organic Smorganic is what my grandmother would have probably have said if you told her we now label foods. However she was the first to run to every market to buy what was fresh from the farm, so maybe she was just a lady a head of her time. When Sarah was little her best […]


10 Sweet uses of Orange Oil

sweet oranges

photo credit: flickr/No6, flickr/elwillo, flickr/vlitvinov, wild ridge design, healthy treat, aunty apples refinery 1. Place 2-3 drops of Orange oil to kitchen sponges and kitchen rags to help disinfect in between washes. 2. Mix 24 drops with 4-6 ounces of water in a spray bottle, shake and spray on houseplants to rid of plant pests. […]

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Living the fresh life Days 32 ~ 40

food photo's from February 4-12the, Days 32-40

It is hard to believe that I have been “working” THE fresh diet for a month now! I am so proud of myself for sticking to it especially when “life” has come up as it always will and I didn’t deviate from “the plan.” Exercise, Healthy eating, working on driving and clearing up my panicking too. So […]

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It’s time to shake, rattle and roll! ouch!

work out equipment

This morning as I rolled out of bed, my muscles were quivering and shivering and I believe if they could talk they’d be saying, “Oh crap, she’s at it again!” Oh my goodness am I in pain! But I have to say it is a good kind of pain! Yesterday was my first full work […]

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It’s a plan!

  It is beginning to look like a plan… feel like a plan… and now I’m getting my nervous jitters; like a “new” beginning. Well, it’s not really new.. I’m getting back on track, moving back down my detour ramp and onto the main road again… back to healthy living for ME!! I met with […]


Out with everyone else first, in with Healthy Shelley!

photo credit: jeremy vandel Someone once said “The road to wellness isn’t straight, clear or predictable. It’s a path you forge yourself.” I spent the better part of 2011 caring for everyone else except myself…. Again… However, I did get rid of some extra heavy baggage that I have been carrying around with me for […]


10 Helpful Uses of Eucalyptus

eucyalyptus collage

photo credit: etsy, flickr, etsy Wounds: Eucalyptus essential oil is a good antiseptic owing to its germicidal properties. On its exposure to air, ozone is formed which is a well-known antiseptic. Hence eucalyptus oil is used for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also effective on insect bites and stings. Soaps: […]

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10 Helpful Uses of Peppermint

peppermint collage

photo credit: Michaelwhay,  Etsy, Etsy, DrSwan Start your day off with a zip in your step and add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shower floor, this is sure to pick you up and open your eyes! Add 12 drops of peppermint oil per 1 ounce of skin care oil and massage aching muscles. Add […]