How Bad Can Sugar Be?

How Bad Can Sugar Be?

Did you know that the average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar a year! That breaks down to roughly 22 teaspoons a day for each person in America. High sugar intake has been directly related to obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia, depression, ADHD, acne, heart disease, infertility, and impotence. The sad truth is that sugar addiction is not an emotional disorder - sugar cravings are a biological disorder, fueled by the body’s hormones and neurotransmitters.... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Saturday October 3, 2020 comments

Do Your Skin A Favor

Do Your Skin A Favor

The skin is the largest organ in the body. Its job is to protect the body from trauma and outside dangers, regulating temperature and sensing pain. Like with any other organ, it is good practice to pay attention and nurture its health. The skin is also a direct correlation to your stomach and its microbiome. We have all heard the saying, that we are what we eat. It is very true when it comes to the complexion, tone, and turgor of the skin. We can waste hundreds of... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Saturday September 5, 2020 comments

The Art of Tea

The Art of Tea

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, and it’s no surprise people have been drinking tea for centuries for the pleasure, routine, taste, and for the many health benefits. Also, tea has a high concentration of antioxidants, which may contribute to the prevention of cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases. Steeping tea can be cumbersome as most people find tea to be bitter. Steeping time and the perfect water temperature will give you... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Friday August 7, 2020 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA. , #tea

The Beauty of Gratitude

The Beauty of Gratitude

Times like these seem like the world is crumbling around us. Often we feel overwhelmed and frustrated with circumstances that are beyond our control. I wrote this blog a while ago and had it scheduled for November, a time when most are giving thanks. I felt the need to launch it now as gratitude is something we can control and it should not be seasonal. Finding the good in something we perceive as negative helps with our own mental and emotional wellness. When many of... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Tuesday June 30, 2020 comments

Summertime Essentials

Summertime Essentials

(This blog was written before Covid19. Things are now different. School has been out for several weeks and well, vacations are now staycations. Our lifestyle is a little more laid back, but it has come with a price. May you find the balance between what was, what is, and what will be.) Yes, its summer! The 70's song, Summer , by War is playing in my head (and now yours, you are most welcomed!). I do love this time of year! School is out. Families are together.... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Wednesday May 27, 2020 comments

Staying Calm During Stressful Situations

Staying Calm During Stressful Situations

Stress impacts every aspect of your health and wellness. When. you are met with stressful situations your body protects you with the flight-or-fight mode. Your sympathetic nervous system is activated which causes your heart rate and blood pressure to increase, your muscles to constrict, and the body releases cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline which can decrease your white blood cells. This series of actions enables you to run from danger. Nowadays, stress is hidden and... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Monday May 4, 2020 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA , #Calm

Meal Planning Made Easy!

Meal Planning Made Easy!

Meal planning is a great way to ensure that you eat healthily, and get this: it doesn’t have to be hard! That’s right, despite how overwhelmed many of us become when we think of planning meals for an entire week, meal planning can save you time and money. Without being prepared, it is easy to end up eating something on the go, like pastries, fast food, or prepared meals. The problem with this is that often grab-and-go options are not the most healthy, and we end up... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Friday April 3, 2020 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #dōTERRA , #DeannaSnyder, MealPlanning, HealthyEating

A Natural Approach to Allergy Relief

A Natural Approach to Allergy Relief

Allergies are caused by the immune system reacting to a foreign substance known as an allergen. An allergy can be a response to something you eat, inhale into your lungs, inject into your body, or touch, and the reaction can cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and a scratchy throat. In more severe cases, it can also cause rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks, and even death. There is a long list of allergy symptoms, but... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Tuesday March 3, 2020 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA. , allergies, allergy relief

Why You Should Be Pampering Yourself

Why You Should Be Pampering Yourself

Day to day life can bring some unwanted stress into our bodies. Often we carry those stresses to bed and carry them along through the next day as we collect new stresses. With this in mind, it is essential that we take some time for ourselves to sit quietly with our thoughts, to pamper ourselves, or just to relax once in awhile. For many of us, this sounds like a great idea, but it’s hard to put into action. We either can’t seem to find the time to take for ourselves, or... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Tuesday February 4, 2020 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA. , #Pamper, #Essential Oils

Water Makes Your World Go Round!

Water Makes Your World Go Round!

Did you know that your body is made up of about 60% water? It is the one thing that our body needs to prosper. It amazes me how water takes the back seat to carbonated soda as the most popular beverage in the United States. It’s a scary statistic not only because the dangers of drinking sugary drinks on the body, but also because the body requires ample amounts of water to help balance all of the body’s fluids, digest food, transport nutrients from food to the rest... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Tuesday January 7, 2020 comments Tags: #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA. , #Water, #Hydration

Is It Normal to Feel Anxiety?

Is It Normal to Feel Anxiety?

Anxiety is a perfectly normal response to stressors, like being caught in up a dangerous situation, taking a test, or having to make an important decision, but when anxiety becomes a constant response or a response to inappropriate situations, it becomes problematic. Anxiety affects many people throughout their lives. For some, it is merely situational, but for others, anxiety is constant and can lead to disorders. These include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder,... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Friday December 13, 2019 comments Tags: #Anxiety, #Stress, #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA.

The Benefits of A Mindful Practice

The Benefits of A Mindful Practice

Many of us work hard to eat right and exercise our bodies, but often the mind gets overlooked when it comes to our health. Meditation often considered an exercise for the brain, is a great way to focus on the health of the mind. Through this mindful practice, the pituitary gland in the brain secretes hormones called endorphins, which result in an amplified feeling of wellbeing. People often use meditation for stress relief, but there are many other benefits of... Read More

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Wednesday October 16, 2019 comments Tags: #Mindfulness, #Anxiety, #Sleep, #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #dōTERRA. , #Meditate


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