For years women have been conditioned into thinking that putting other people’s needs before their own is selfish. Well we’re here to tell you it’s not. It’s self care! You cannot pour from an empty cup. Taking care of you is the best thing you can do for your family, business, friends, relationships, but more importantly yourself! What are some of the things you do to take care of you? Share with us below! 👇🏾
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Raise your hand if you needed to read this today? 🙋🏼♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Choose well this holiday season friends!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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GIVEAWAY!!! I am giving away a bottle of my favorite ❤️, all natural, branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) called AminoWise by @youngliving. AminoWise is great to drink during and after your workout to increase muscle recovery and decrease muscle soreness. They can also help with muscle endurance while you are working out! BCAAs are the little building blocks that our muscles need to repair themselves. They are found in foods we eat, but supplementing can be a great way to get in more! 💪🏼I love this brand because it has absolutely NO artificial ingredients!!! 😍
Did you know that I have an IG page dedicated solely to all of the natural products, makeup, skincare, essential oils that I love and use? It’s @fitamybeautywellness and I love sharing more of my natural, non toxic lifestyle over there! I talk about using oils daily, DIYs for beauty, skincare, and home cleaning. Come follow along!
Do you keep up with any supplements? 💊 It’s especially important during the winter months when we typically lack adequate sun exposure to generate vitamin D, which directly impacts our immune system. .
I went with @quantumnatural Super Lysine+ tablets recently since they use well-researched nutrients that are ideal for daily use. A fantastic group of ingredients are used such as vitamin C, L-Lysine, garlic bulb, echinacea, propolis, and licorice root! 👏🏻
Lazy Holiday Decor 101 - 😂👆🏼
But on a serious note, does anyone else feel slightly overwhelmed during the holidays? Consumerism completely takes over and you can’t even turn on the tv without being bombarded by commercials wanting you to buy it all. In my opinion, there are way more meaningful ways to celebrate than gifting each other materialistic items but if you choose to do so - here are a few ways to do it sustainably:
- Thrift your presents! (So many unique & inexpensive items there that ultimately end up in landfill if not purchased)
- Support your local economy
- Make your own gifts (bake, knit, paint, write a letter, etc.)
- Donate to charity or organization in the name of a friend/family member
- Repurpose old paper bags to wrap your presents and avoid the plastic decorative bows
- Gift someone a plant or an experience instead! (Someone, please gift me a plant)
How will you go green these holidays? 🌍🌿
It was three years ago I mad the decision I was met going to enter another year doing things on a daily basis that weighed me down (aka work somewhere that didn’t bring me joy). .
We can spend a large portion of our life wishing time away, waiting for the weekend doing jobs that we despise. Holding off on what bring us joy for another day / year with the assumption we are guaranteed a long life of good health....
Unfortunately my wake up call was my younger brother becoming seriously ill, thankful he has good health now 🙏🏼 and I awoke from wishing time away.
What helped me was to sit down and journal out my (our) everyday “ideal” day looked like, I got really quiet and could see and almost feel it, from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I fall asleep, writing down all the details. I’m still a work in progress but I generally make decisions based off does this fit my “ideal everyday?“
We NEED WATER to live, but is tap water safe to drink? .
While we are lucky to live in a country where “clean” water is readily available, the truth is, most tap water in America contains high levels of heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, VOCs, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, hormones, and even micro plastics. .
These things can contribute to brain damage, cancer, nervous system problems, developmental disabilities, hormone disruption, fertility issues and skin issues.
The government standards are outdated, so while your town may be “within legal limits” they are not limits that are best for our health.
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
1️⃣ KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR WATER:
For more information on your specific town water, go to www.ewg.org/tapwater/ to type in your zip code to find out exactly what is in your town water. You can also have a local company come out and test your water. At home kits from Amazon are not reliable. ➡️Swipe to see some of the biggest contaminators!
2️⃣GET A FILTRATION SYSTEM that is best for your area and your budget: There are many different types of water filters and filters can have varying degrees of effectiveness. ➡️Swipe for EWG’s guide to types of filters
Filters should be (at a minimum) “NSF-certified” but you should be able to see the companies full report on exactly what it can remove from the water.
If you are looking for a whole house system, find a local company who can test your water and install exactly what you need. You can ask for documentation on tests done on the specific filter they recommend. .
If you are looking for a countertop Purifier, Berkey Filters is rated as one of the top and I have a 10% off code for you! Follow the link in my bio and use code AHOH10. .
3️⃣REMEMBER TO CHANGE FILTERS FREQUENTLY: You must change the filter around every 2 months for smaller units or according to manufacturers directions. Effectiveness diminishes over time and if you don’t change it, you could be adding bacteria back into your water. Take this into consideration when looking at costs of a purifier.
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So you’ve watched a Netflix doco and joined the gym and just like that, you feel the need to throw out your deep freeze and buy a fancy heart-rate monitor just like your gym buddy Janine’s. Stop! Following food and exercise trends can be expensive, confusing, confronting, and disappointing. What’s more, they can also take the fun and enjoyment out of the wonder that is food.
Imagine for a moment you are at the supermarket and for a change, you are going to skip the butcher's section. You spend far more time in the fruit and veggie section and you take your time to search out legumes and other protein alternatives you would otherwise walk straight past on a regular robotic weekly shop. You get to the checkout and you’ve ended up with more fruits, vegetables, and wholegrains in your trolley than you’ve ever had before.
It is not news to any follower or customer of ours that we love plants and know how to serve them up in a variety of creative ways! That is what Mila loves most about her job! Getting to deliver people meals that mean people will be eating glorious, colourful, powerful, vibrant, luscious, delicious plants is extremely rewarding, but you’d be wrong if you thought all of our clientele were vegans! Yes that’s right, if you are not a vegan you are still welcome here and your latest supermarket shop is something we encourage but would never force.
At #vonwheels we don’t look at veganism as a diet, because it’s a way of life. Being plant based encourages you to eat more fresh food, less processed food, more sustainably and locally sourced food, and quite simply just more plants.
📝 @siannydups 📸 Cred: Pinterest
Day 4: Get Up, Stand Up. Waking up early can bring you SO.MUCH.PEACE later in the day.
☀️I always *knew* I should wake up before my kids do. But to help get me up early in the mornings, I needed a system. A routine. A script. I listened to a @wellnessmama podcast and her guest was Hal Elrod, the creator of "miracle morning". His simple system made so much sense to me and has been so helpful in increasing my gratitude, happiness, and productivity.
🌼Here’s how it works: dedicate a minimum of 6 minutes (maximum of 60 min.) each morning to YOU. 🙋🏻♀️Do I do this routine every morning? No. Is it super helpful when I do? Yes.
Here's the structure:
🙏🏻Silence (Time for meditation.)
😄Affirmations (Say positive things out loud. Yes, it’s weird but amazing at the same time.)
👀Visualization (Picture your ideal day and how it will look.)
💪🏼Exercise (Move your body- yoga, stretch, walk.)
📚Read (Read something inspiring or educational.)
✍🏾Scribe (Fancy word for journaling- put all the feels into words. Write down your goals.)
☀️Let me know if you do it already or if you try it! #miraclemorning
🎄 Holiday Gift Guide is Live 🎄 Head over to the blog to see our favorite picks for the kitchen, fitness, self care, clean beauty, and more! We have kitchen staples for you to add to your own list and gifts under $10 for your besties! Check it out and let us know what you think 🌟 #arebelchristmas#happyholidays#giftguide#giftsunder50
These are pictures of my mom and dad and they are both a huge reason I decided to join beautycounter. About 5 years ago When I was 27 they both passed away from cancer. My dad passed away first and then 4 months later my mom passed away. We wont ever know what caused their cancers but after many hours of research trying to answer why they were taken at the age of only 60, I began to see a pattern of cancer causing agents being used in everyday products. It was then I decided to become an advocate for safer everyday beauty products. Cancer was something I didn't think about much until they got sick and since then I see it everywhere and I want to do what I can to help people switch to safer products and raise awareness about safer products. I want to be here for my daughter and do everything I can to keep her safe.
Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a great week! .
Presenting our new “Hemp Nourishing Shave” Soap Bar
• This Soap (suits both - boys & girls) is very nourishing to your Skin! Hemp Seed Oil will condition, moisturize and protect your Skin from razor irritation.
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• Natural an antioxidant-rich Hemp Seed Oil (rich in Omega 3, 6 & Gamma-linolenic acid), with White Kaolin & French Green Clay will provide your Skin slip & will dry to a smooth & matte finish. • .
It has a nice cooling effect from Eucalyptus & Mint that makes it perfect for SHAVING every morning and on a hot summer day
• This soft Soap whips up a nice Lather in no time at all! .
It is a "hot process" soap handmade in small batches in Canada to ensure premium quality & maximum freshness. . . . . . . . .
HOLIDAY GIFTS // What better gift this season (or for any reason) but to give the gift of Wellness to a loved one. So many people --teachers, servicemen, parents and grandparents, athletes, children need help handling their wellness from a preventative standpoint and a management side. This gift card will give them a start to finding solutions to their concerns and comes with tons of support and guidance from me.⠀
I can email you the customized certificate or deliver/mail it to you ASAP. I accept venmo, cc, or cash for the dollar amount of your liking. Message me and be done with your shopping! #shoppingmadeeasy#giftofwellness#oilthewheel#holidaygifts#doterragiftcertificate
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Today I ordered some of these cardboard lip balm tubes to test out! I'm hoping they will compliment my all natural, three ingredient lip balm, perfectly. 🤞❤
If you’ve had your eye on our apparel or mugs, today is the last day to order for delivery before Christmas! Thank you all so much for making The Tree Oils a wardrobe staple this year! We can’t wait to show you our new designs for 2020. And shoutout to the mamas hustling to spread the gift of wellness this season wearing top knots and joggers with dirty toddler-smudged mirrors. You da real MVPS 👊
When the wood changes... 💯
Check out how much this butcherblock changed with the application of Half & Half. This is a madrone butcher block countertop that was refinished by @targahomes. Sustainably harvested and created by @snwwood. They picked up the Half & Half from their local RMPCo. retailer @ghsproducts!
If you are looking to reduce the number of petrochemicals you are exposed to on a regular basis (that includes mineral oil) you may want to consider using a drying oil. Half & Half is a mixture of Pure Tung Oil (a drying/polymerizing oil) and Citrus Solvent (citrus peel oil). It is food contact safe, 100% natural, and 100% plant based. Learn more on our website.
If you are in the #Seattle Washington area then stop by @ghsproducts!
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FREE!!! Every. Single. One. 100% FREE!🌈
I saved up a bunch of my ER (essential rewards) points and decided to cash them all in to stock up on some of our oily favs.🙌🏼
I was hesitant to sign up for essential rewards at first because I didn’t think I needed to order something every month...welp, as soon as I got serious about ditching and switching the toxic crap out of our home I started “transfer buying” meaning all the money I was spending at Target I used on Young Living products instead.
I get free products every month just for spending money I would be spending regardless but I’m now getting safe, non-toxic products plus earning points back to later cash in for more FREE goodies like you see here!👆🏼
Basically, if you’ve been hesitant about jumping on ER hit me up with any questions. I’m happy to help. It’s 💯 worth it!🤙🏼
It’s so important to remember that recycling isn’t the only option when it comes to our recyclable waste. We can also up-cycle or reuse items that would otherwise go into a landfill or be recycled (google search the truths about recycling, you’ll be compelled to figure out better uses for other wise recycled items)...let’s count how many times I can use the word recycle...
My pile of glass jars and bottles is finally starting to add up. I’ve been saving all of my glass containers once empty. I soak them in hot water to get the majority of the label off then follow with lemon oil to get the sticky stuff off. The glasses pictured in this photo are kombucha bottles and a pesto jar. Think I’m going to use the kombucha bottles for homemade elixirs and syrups and the pesto jar for a moisturizer.
What ways do you like to up-cycle your jars?
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The best good for you waffles in all the land 💙
Having a chronic illness and lots of other health issues sometimes makes it hard to want to eat breakfast.... more like get enough energy to cook breakfast. But I don’t like all the nasty ingredient chemical filled pre made options in the store. That’s why I LOVE this pancake and waffle mix. It’s so versatile and seriously so tasty.
I love to add vital proteins collagen to the mix as well for some added protein. Sometimes I’ll add clove or nutmeg vitality too for a little kick. Einkorn flour is highly nutritious, filled with vitamins and a higher protein content. It’s a ancient grain that isn’t extremely processed like most flours. Which makes it much easier for our bodies to digest.
Head over to my stories to see how I make these waffles (or can also do this with pancakes) a convenient item to have in your freezer ready to eat!
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In my quiet time this morning, the Lord is asking me if I know what it truly means to be authentic.
Seems like an easy enough question but I know that when He asks, he has something to show me... We hear a lot about “be the real you” and “be authentically you” these days. But my question is how do we determine what defines authenticity? Is it the way I feel inside? Feelings come and go. If I allow myself to be defined by something as fleeting as my feelings, do I ever truly know who I am? The other question I’ve had is in regards to how I take feedback from others. Do I have to completely reject feedback that I don’t agree with to be authentically me? To say that I do would suggest that I define myself. That I am isolated and not a part of community.
Here is where the Lord took me this morning..
He said that I am God's child and a friend of Jesus!🥰🥰🥰
Galatians 3:26; John 15:15
I am a whole new person with a whole new life. I am His work of art! 🌈 🌈🌈
2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:10
I am totally and completely forgiven, forever redeemed and set free!⭐️⭐️⭐️
1 John 1:9; Gal 5:1; Is 44:22; John 3:16
I am greatly loved.💜💜💜
My Artist, Creator, Savior reminded me of who I am. That once I get who He says that I am and I walk in that belief, that will be the day I truly walk authenticity. The artist has defined His artwork and He calls me by name. So my lesson for today is that authenticity is not something that I choose, it’s what I become as I grow in my belief of who He says that I am.
A lot of holiday decorations are plastic 🙅♀️. So how do you decorate and feel festive while trying to cut down on your plastic consumption ♻️? We’ve got your covered! Check out the link in bio for our article on how to decorate this holiday season with less plastic! 🎄
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I feel too young at heart to be having these conversations with myself, but here we’re 🤩
I’ve been pretty absent on here due to feeling under the weather.
I tell ya, being a mom is one of the most difficult (although rewarding) jobs on earth. One of the hardest aspects of it is the lack of sick days. The only difference between a non-sick day and a sick day is the amount of ridiculousness I’m willing to put up with (which has been pretty little, sorry kiddos). There is no resting, being taken care of, or any of the CRAZY stuff. Just business as usual... Speaking of kids, check out these kids body care products from @freshmonster.
These products are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty free and made without parabens, sulfates, and dyes.
Pretty perfect, right?
And with their natural fragrances they smell amazing!
So, if you are looking at switching to non-toxic care products for your family, definitely check out @freshmonster and see their full line of products.
Featured products: @freshmonster’s 2 in 1 watermelon shampoo & conditioner, 2x super concentrated lavendar chamomile bubble bath, and 2 in 1 coconut milk shampoo and conditioner
Do you remember a time when you used to fall asleep instantly when your head hit the pillow? Some of us find it more difficult to fall sleep, we have so many things running through our head. What’s for dinner the next day, have I remembered to do something, thinking about our to do lists, anxiety, stress, the list goes on.
We have added this sleep roller blend to our kids and our own nighttime routine and has been helping provide our family with the best sleep.
I took it to the test recently. I wondered if it would improve sleep quality. I was waking up feeling tired even though I was getting enough hours of sleep. I decided to track my sleep with a smartwatch and indeed my quality was 60%. The next night I rubbed this roller blend on the bottom of my feet and on my chest, and my quality improved to 80%. If you haven’t tried essential oils for your sleep I highly recommend you give it a shot.
There are so many recipes, in this one:
15 drops lavender, 10 drops stress away, topped with fractionated coconut oil.
This time of year especially is AWFUL on skin 💔 So many struggle and once they found this stuff it saved them. No more crazy expensive creams. Copays. Not to mention, no burning when applied. There is even one with infused lavender essential oil 💜
Popping in to tell you all that I just published my 🌱Non-Toxic Living Beginners Guide🌱on my blog! I recently shared that I purged all of my toxic products, cosmetics & home, as a part of the hormone balancing detox I did and got SO many questions regarding what brands I switched over to and which ones I parted ways with. Soooooo I compiled them all in this post + shared a few quick facts, pointers for mindful consuming, and chemicals to avoid! (See photo above for how happy I am about this switch☝🏼) .
Click the link in my bio for the post and tell me your thoughts! I hope this inspires you to go on your own non-toxic journey & build a discover an entirely new respect for your body and our planet. 🌎✨ .
Something in the air has me feeling off... grabbed my new rollers on my way out the door this morning to fight the ick! Thieves down my spine to boost & support my immune system and Breathe Again to help clear up my airways! Plant juice over medicine any day 🙌🏻🌱
What's better than gifting #sustainable and #ethical delights of the senses to the people you love?
💫WINNING THEM for yourself, too! 💫In honour of sustainable #selfcare this holiday season, we're giving everyone that SHARES this guide on Facebook the chance to WIN the entire package!
For details, explore the guide 👉 link in bio. Good luck!
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It’s all about progress, focus on your progress and being productive, not proving anybody wrong. Your growth will be acknowledged by people who value you. Most importantly acknowledge your own progress
quickly cleaning surfaces around here is a must. especially because arianna can’t figure out how to cover her cough 🤬 3 years ago, i would have been reaching for my favorite product #cloroxwipes 🧼 now i use thieves for everything!
why should you avoid clorox? because of a little something called quats
quats is used in cleaners as a disinfection, in laundry products as a fabric-softening agents, and personal care products as a preservative.
according to #sproutssanfrancisco a study conducted by Virginia Tech and Washington State University researchers where mice 🐁 were fed a combination of quats & exposed to airborne levels & surface residues in routine cleaning of the labs and cages. 📝 the results showed a 150% increase in the rate of neural tube defects. neural tube defects frequently manifest as spina bifida. #spinabifida is a harmful condition associated with nerve damage, muscle weakness and issues with walking, learning, & bladder/bowel problems. they also found mice exposed to the quats had impaired #fertility and lower sperm concentration and mobility.
In case you’re wondering, Young Living’s Animal Scents line is just as amazing. 🐶
Gracie is my senior Pitt- she’s 16 and has sensitive skin. Typical of white Pitt bulls. 🐾🐾🐾 We use the Animal Scebts shampoo on her every 2 weeks and it’s not only natural without any harmful ingridients, but it’s soothing too.
And this one doggy can get pretty stinky pretty fast. This shampoo freshens her up without any added icky “fragrances” which we should all steer clear of . Just say no to “scented” or “fragrant” anything that isn’t real or natural. 🤚❤️ And we wash her doggy beds with Thieves laundry detergent - which is strong enough to get that “dog smell” out, but gentile snd sage for our fur baby.
All the little swaps add up friend. They make a differences. Skin issues, allergies, cancers, fertility. The list goes on and on.
Sign up with any of the Premium Starter Kits today through Sunday and you will receive $25 PayPal cash from me personally ❤️ Becoming a member doesn’t mean you have to sell. You can do it just for the 24% off retail pricing (that’s one reason why I became a member lol). Just comment below 👇🏼 or click the link in my bio to become a member if you’re interested ☺️ #yleo#younglivingessentialoils#youngliving#oilymama#nontoxicliving
HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. WHAT?! 🤩
This easy recipe for healthy chocolate chip cookies is low sugar, uses whole grains, and is vegan-friendly! 🌞 Whoa! This simply is an irresistible, chewy and crispy cookie!
Go grab ALL the deets OTB. Tap the link in our profile and it’ll take you straight there! ➡
These right here are my boys. All so handsome, all so different. They are the ones I choose to protect the most, I can’t protect them from what they are exposed to when they leave our home or from what sickness or disease they might get in the future but you bet that I am going to do the most I can to prevent that! And that starts with the things we choose to expose their precious bodies and minds to, right in our home. I can’t pray enough over their health and well being and I’ll never stop. They all love Jesus and they all know how to make healthy choices and what that means for their bodies and their future. That makes me proud ❤️ ps. How perfect is this picture!
Repost: @the.fussy.mama: When I’ve got hungry mouths to feed and an endless holiday to-do list, my lunch options can often get overlooked. 😬⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s tricky to find lunches for me that are healthy, quick, and gluten free! I’ll admit I can get stuck in a rut between those same few options and yesterday’s leftovers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Luckily I’ve just discovered gluten-free @cocina54empanadas which I can just pop in the microwave for a quick lunch amidst all the toddler demands and holiday bustle! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This family-owned company uses fresh vegetables, antibiotic-free meats, no artificial preservatives, and the empanadas are made right here in Texas! This GF mama is excited to be able eat an empanada again! 🙌🏼 And if I have more than two minutes, I’ll add a little salsa and black beans on the side. 😋
Austinites, grab one of the four yummy flavors from the freezer aisle of HEB or Central Market while you’re doing your grocery and holiday shopping! My fav is the chicken and peppers!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Today is the final day of our 20% off flash sale. Best prices on Holiday Collection!! Shop the link in the comments! 🤗🎉💄 @beautycounter
Just because it is sold in stores and commonly used, does not mean it is safe.
RoundUp is still on shelves even though the main ingredient glyphosate jacks up our soil, microbiomes and causes cancer.
There are countless packaged food-like products containing chemicals never tested for long term health impacts consumed daily (some of which recently tested positive for glyphosate).
Same goes for the 100’s of neurotoxic, hormone disrupting, cancer causing chemicals used in conventional beauty and cleaning products.
We are bombarded by these detrimental chemicals from various sources under the guise of safety because they are commonly used and familiar to us.
Is it really any wonder that so many are struggling with mystery chronic diseases?
We are not doomed though! We have the power to analyze labels, make better choices and drive demand for clean products with our dollars.
I question everything, analyze every label, buy organic and substitute most conventional items with essential oils.
C L E A N H O M E M A K E O V E R —
Don’t overthink it. Ditch those toxin filled products for something that works but is safe for you and your family.
When I learned that Dreft was a 9 on the think dirty app I almost puked. The one thing I was going out of my way to buy to keep my fragile little one safe, was actually so bad for him. I thought his eczema and skin rashes were just part of being newborn but now I can’t help but think it was some of the products I was using on his delicate skin.
One of the first things I switched out of in my home was our cleaning products. I didn’t do it all at once, I did it little by little each month. There are so many products that fit every lifestyle, it just takes baby steps. So many of Young Livings products are concentrated so you can actually turn one bottle into multiple which will save you money when you replace every single bottle under your sink.
Here’s a quick customizable mini kit bundle idea for the best non toxic
C L E A N H O M E :
BASIC KIT 35.00
Thieves Household Cleaner 29.50
Thieves Laundry Soap 22.50
Thieves Dish Soap 14.00
Purification 5ml 15.75
Orange Vitality 5ml 6.00
Lemon Vitality 5ml 6.25
Lemongrass 5ml 6.25
What you’ll make:
130+ loads of laundry
Dryer ball spray
Diaper pail + Trash bag refresh
Clean Linen spray
Soft scrub (sink + toilet)
20+ bottles of all purpose household cleaner
Repost from @time_for_inconvenience_is_now using @RepostRegramApp - The Inconvenient Truth about Canola.
We as consumers need to start educating ourselves about the food we eat even if it's advertised as healthy.
Don't just follow the yellow brick road.