I have lived, breathed, and loved natural food and beauty products since I can remember, and especially since I started this blog in 2008. I was born at home to a mother who avoided all of the harmful food and beauty ingredients since day one of my life. I was that kid bringing corn muffins with peanut butter frosting (aka plain peanut butter) to school because in the late 80’s there weren’t all the of the healthy yet tasty dessert options of today. Living with my mom was a daily education in and of itself, but the older I got the more I researched and learned about holistic health and beauty on my own as well. More formally in 2011, I became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, accredited by the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am also the founder and creator of Branch + Vine, a holistic health and beauty line.
My intention for this blog is to help my readers incorporate healthier, more natural choices into their daily routines to improve their health, both inside and out, and to create greater balance in their lives overall.
All of the information, reviews, and tips I will be providing here will be based on sound research, experience and personal opinion. For this site, the word natural will refer to things that are free of artificial or genetically-altered ingredients. Whether I’m talking about a beauty, food, or health product, I will make it a point not to include anything that has artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, EDTA, BHT, parabens, or any other ingredient that has been associated with negative health effects. The less processed and the closer to nature the better!
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In good health,