Is being offended a habit to quit?

IMG_6947.PNGHas it ever occurred to you that people are addicted to being offended?

Honestly I see it as a big part of our culture, and not politically specific but rather a trend across party lines.

It was Dr. Wayne dyer who testified years ago that most people he encountered were actively looking for things to be offended by in their daily lives. I’d say that’s pretty accurate, from my perspective.

So, what does it really mean to be offended? Why are we hooked on it? And who cares if we are?

Being offended can mean two things

  • An idea that has become part of our core identity is being threatened. And that really ticks us off, and probably subconsciously freaks us out.
  • We aren’t actually secure and solid in our beliefs and therefore are attached to feeling supported by others in upholding what we stand for. We crave approval.

And I don’t know that anyone can say this for sure, but it’s my guess that we are hooked on being offended because it’s what we know. Simple as that.

It’s part of how we all learned to relate to people and function in society. It’s easy to get trapped in destructive cycles that have no real rhyme or good reason, other than providing a rush.

For instance, there are two types of people who read my blog: people who connect with my message and seek alternatives in healing, and people who like being offended by me. Ha!

And it’s the first group that will resonate with the need to stop being so offended all the time.

The issue with being offended is that it’s an act of both selfishness and self sabotage. When we feel offended, we are focused on ourselves. We’re focusing not inward, but outward on protecting the fragile outer layer of ourselves that we pretend is so strong. 

Usually in this emotional state we either go about our day with judgement as fuel, or we name our opponents and pick them apart, tear them down with inflammatory insults, and lift ourselves higher.

Whereas if we approached someone with an understanding heart, looking to share why we believe something, because we care about them, it’s almost impossible to not change at least a few hearts.

And the reality is this: we can choose to begin looking inward, to the purest part of our heart where Spirit talks, to find a peace that leaves us unattached to the rantings of the world.

Through learned stillness, through breathwork and prayer, we can do this.

We can learn to let people carry on with their daily lives, wishing them nothing but wellness, and peace. This is an important part of our personal peace and wellness.

As the saying goes, “As within, so without”. In other words, feelings that you harbor for others, is what manifests in you. For better health, or for worse.

We can develop a deeper, less judgmental love for the people around us, and this is what our communities, families, and strangers deeply need. This is the difficult daily workout – a great calling that we can choose to answer.

Or…we can continue to log onto Facebook looking for an easy reason to be pissed. It’s up to each of us.

Free to be healthy, free to choose whatever path calls to us. I choose health, freedom, and the path of true love. If you’re reading this, I think you probably work at that too. 

Hugs’n health, Ashley. 

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No Bake Chunky Pumpkin Soup

Bunny Shake-2.png“No bake soup? What the heck?”

I know, right??

But it’s an awesome thing. Well, I don’t know if it’s a “thing” yet, but it should and will be.

I’ve adapted the no bake soups in my home in honor of raw soups, which is totally a thing, in case you didn’t know. I’m just not big on them.

Anyways, I love three things: warm comfort food, quick recipes, and nourishing dishes that my kids will actually eat and ask for more of. No bake soups – and this one in particular – meet all those requirements.

I hope you enjoy as much as we do!

What you will need

  • 1/2 small sugar or “pie” pumpkin ( usually found in the organic produce section in winter and fall months )
  • 1 small to medium butternut squash
  • 5 medium to large organic carrots*
  • 1 small organic onion
  • 1/4 head of organic cauliflower
  • 1 – 2 cloves organic garlic
  • 1 head of organic celery*
  • 4 organic white potatoes – sweet or regular or
  • 1 1/2 large organic orange sweet potatoes*
  • 1 can organic unsweetened coconut milk or
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • Unrefined celtic sea salt to taste
  • Herbs to taste – I used Braggs Organic Seasonings, rosemary, thyme, red pepper, and black pepper
  • 1 pack of sugar-free hotdogs* from Wellness Meats online ( regular hotdogs are a listed carcinogen by the World Health Organization ) or
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • A high-powered blender like Vitamix or a Ninja. I’m a loyal Vitamix-er.

Most important to buy in organic*

Turn on an uplifting podcast and chop

  1. Chop the pumpkin and squash into 1″ squares. I remove the outer skin.
  2. Open coconut can. You should see that the cream has separated from the milk; scoop out the cream out and put it in the blender along with the squash and pumpkin cubes. You can either save the coconut milk ( I save mine for making kefir ) or pour it in too.
  3. Fill the blender up with about 3 cups of filtered water ( this soup is very forgiving and it doesn’t need to be exact ).
  4. Add seasonings to the blender.
  5. Secure the lid and blend everything together, starting on low and ending on high, until everything is puréed nicely together in a pumpkin smoothie.
  6. Pour your pumpkin smoothie into a safe cookware ( another post ) pot that can hold a lot of food 🙂
  7. Press the garlic and scoop into the pot.
  8. Chop the other veggies and add them to the pot too. At this point you can turn on the stove to medium and almost completely cover the pot with a lid.
  9. You can chop your Wellness Meats hotdogs and add them as the veggies begin to get soft or
  10. You can add your quinoa to the mix about 15 minutes prior to turning off the stove.

Cook about 20 – 25 minutes or until veggies are slightly soft.

This meal is great because it’s packed with fiber and nutrients, and due to it’s alkalizing pH content, it’s calming to the nervous system.

And just a tip, if you want to make this meal extra calming either for your kid’s evening jitters or for your holiday anxiety, opt for the quinoa over a meat option. Quinoa is an energetically calming food and packed with protein, making it the perfect nighttime food.

And I hope you see what we just did there: we made a dish that is healthy, and hopefully that you and yours will love. Pumpkin is a favorite food of mine to work with, and not in pies, because it’s such a great healer.

Loaded with Vitamin E, essential for skin repair and elasticity, and full of beta carotene which is the precursor to precious, natural Vitamin A, it’s a great food for anyone who needs to heal scar tissue, stay young, and maintain eye health. Hellooo.

And by not baking the pumpkin prior to cooking it in the stove, which is usually the case with veggie soup bases, we preserved some of the important nutrients that usually get lost in the cooking process, such as the delicate Vitamin C and that beautiful beta carotene.

You know how when you cook your brightly colored veggies they sometimes get dull and brown or greyish? That’s the loss of important nutrients. So it’s important to make the connection between beautiful, vibrant colors and nutrition, and to learn how to cook our food so that we can benefit from all it has to offer!Vegan 
Bunny Shake-3.png If you try this recipe please tag me in a pic – I want to see your bright punkin soup!

Hugs, and the Freedom to be Healthy…which is in your hands. 

Ashley Lynn <3

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What bed wetting, childhood diabetes, and osteoporosis may have in common

Nocturnal Enuresis. AKA bed wetting. We all either know someone who has a kiddo that suffers from it, or one of our own kiddos does.

It’s just that common of a thing. And the sad thing – as we all know – is that continual bed wetting can have devastating effects on a child’s self-esteem.

One of my children – I won’t name names 😉 – slept with us in bed for years and literally wet the bed every single night. So you can understand why we appreciate Jim Gaffigan’s “4 kids” skit so dang much!

Really, my husband and I just considered it normal because this child was pretty young; we’re talking two, three, and four years old while this was going on. That’s just what little kids do, right?

Well, anymore I’m not so sure that’s true.

Because eventually the bed wetting stopped in correlation with a lifestyle change.Paint&Create.png

About two years ago our family cut way back on dairy, and then almost a year ago we cut it out completely.

My husband and I binge-watched all the essential documentaries, and I scanned through the research and medical lectures about the modern dairy industry and it’s impact on human health.

I learned about the surprising Type 1 Diabetes-dairy connection; how the same sequence of 14 amino acids in milk ( concentrated in cheese ) finds an almost identical sequence of 14 amino acids on the surface of the pancreas, and how the body can sometimes mount an autoimmune antibody response to the pancreas because of it.

I learned about how cheese contains protein fragments called casomorphins ( casein-derived morphines ) which actually cross the blood-brain barrier and attach to the very same cell-receptor sites in the brain that other opiates would, such as heroin and Demerol. This is why dairy is comforting, addicting, and universally the hardest food to quit.

I learned that the government knows exactly how addicting cheese is to humans, and that they gather and use that information to work with the food industry in manipulating both our palate and how we spend our money in grocery stores and in fast-food restaurants.

I learned that everything I was ever told about milk building strong bones was a profitable lie! In fact, the nations with the highest milk consumptions have the highest rates of bone fractures and osteoporosis, and the nations consuming the least amounts of dairy actually have less osteoporosis and the lowest fracture rates.

I read research and listened to lectures about the inhumane conditions of the factory farms, and how such treatment leads to diseased cattle, which in turn produce disease, blood, bacteria, and pus-filled milk that makes people extremely sick and acidic.

I was super grossed out to learn that the U.S. and Canadian governments allow a maximum limit of 750,000 somatic pus cells to be in every of millimeter of milk, to be exact. Somatic pus cells are formed by leukocytes, or white bloods cells, and are present in excess when a cow is sick and fighting infection, including mastitis, and is overall not being cared for properly.

So the question is, will drinking the bodily fluid of a sickly, infected mammal make humans healthy?

Not in my opinion. And to be honest that probably has a lot to do with all the startlingly poor dairy-consumer health outcomes I just shared with you. The majority of today’s ruminants are not happy, grass-fed animals producing a healthy breast milk supply.

What does this have to do with bed-wetting?

One night last month I decided to surprise my family with a cheesy enchilada meal. That night, in an unusual twist of events, two of my three kids wet the bed.

A few weeks later the same thing happened: a cheesy meal followed by bed wetting.

More than odd, I thought.

And it hit me. A clip of Dr. McDougall talking about the connection to bedwetting and dairy played out in my head. The coincidence of having two out of three of my kids wet the bed for the first time in about a year, after having a bunch of cheese for the first time also in about a year, was a funny realization to me.

So here’s in a nutshell what happens: dairy triggers inflammation in some children that causes a swelling in the lining of the bladder, which leaves the child numb to the feeling of having to pee at night.  

Obviously this isn’t the issue for ALL children. For some there are psychological issues going on and it may not be physiological at all. But it’s funny to me how in Western culture everything within the physical and emotional bodies are compartmentalized. The biggest disconnect being between what we eat at the dinner table and our body’s functions.

The reality is that everything has to do with everything else when it comes to the body; every little chemical reaction and function is so delicately, intricately intertwined that to study the body, for me, at least, is to reaffirm my belief in an amazing creator, greater than any engineer or inventor on Earth.

It’s estimated currently that between 2 – 5% of children have a dairy allergy. What I’d like to know is this: does this estimation account for only IgE ( immediate ) allergies, or does this include IgG ( delayed, longer lasting ) allergies? Allopathic doctors don’t test for delayed food allergies, so my guess is this isn’t a completely accurate figure. 

Researchers from almost every bed-wetting study I’ve skimmed through have found a connection to three foods: dairy, caffeine, and chocolate. 

I’ll share several of these references at the end of this page, so take a moment to glance through those, and definitely start doing some of your own reading.

The Cheese Trap by Dr. Neal Barnard is a great book to read to help when trying to break an addiction to dairy.

And I recommend definitely asking a naturopathic doctor or practitioner to aid you in this journey as a possible therapeutic protocol. Especially before you try any sort of medication or invasive therapy. Luckily there are SO many delicious alternatives to cow’s milk products!

In my research for this post I found more than a few cases of children reportedly being taken off of dairy and literally overcoming their bed wetting overnight.

There are also so many success stories with healing asthma symptoms, ASD symptoms and behaviors, and other autoimmune disorders in large part by going dairy-free.

Don’t take my word for it. Talk with your naturopathic doctor and wholistic nutritionist about these possibilities.

Hugs, happiness, and health,

Ashley Lynn.

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On Somatic pus cells in milk.

DC Nutrition, bed wetting and dairy and gluten sensitivity 

Undiagnosed food allergies and bed wetting

American Academy of Physicians, Enuresis

ProQuest Managment of primary nocturnalenuresis  


Type 1 diabetes mellitus and cows milk;R. B. ElliottD. P. HarrisJ. P. HillN. J. BibbyH. E. Wasmuth

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: dairy and osteoporosis 

AAP dairy and bone health, children and young adults

Behavioral disability and enuresis, food allergies

Enuresis improvement with removal of food triggers; Clinical Pediatrics

500 children treated, 9 out of 10 children wetting the bed have allergies, 60% to dairy; Dr. Breneman

Milk substitutes aplenty: Healthy Home Economist


Chia – the healing food you need to try

Chia Seeds.pngIt’s that time of year again. We’re in the thick of the Holiday season, and around every corner are the cookies, the fudge, the pies – all the comforting treats we’ve loved since childhood.

While many people may be waiting to detox and get right with their health until after Christmas, you might be trying to stay on top of it by eating fairly healthfully as usual between holiday dinners ( which I highly recommend ). You might even be thinking about doing a “pre-Christmas detox”, and if so I totally get it. It’s tempting with the Thanksgiving bloat still alive and well.

BUT before you run out and buy an expensive detox regimen from Amazon ( which I don’t recommend fyi 😉 ), I encourage you to try this one sneaky seed which you may have overlooked…chia!

Chia is one of may favorite little tricks to utilize as a daily or weekly detox method in times of back to back treats. While you might be thinking that the idea of detoxing is overrated, or that detoxing daily is too much, just know that there are different levels and intensities of detox.

Detoxing is the process of removing something toxic out of your body or life, and daily detoxing is something I do and recommend for my clients as a way to prevent the build up of excess toxins in the body.

In other words, let’s be proactive about your health, rather than wait for sickness to creep up on you.

Chia is a fantastic aid in this process for several reasons. For one, it is high in protein, manganese, phosphorus, and calcium, so it’s a great way to support strong bones, teeth, hair, nails, and blood sugar levels.

Two, it’s high in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for addressing and preventing inflammation, and for preventing degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia as we age. Omega 3’s keep you in good overall health, and our Standard American Diet is sorely lacking them.

Eat chia seeds to stay sharp and in high spirits!

Three, and probably my favorite secret about chia seeds, is that when soaked they are included in what’s called the demulcent class of foods, right up there with slippery elm bark and aloe vera gel. Demulcents are special because they go into the digestive tract and bind with toxic residues and build-ups that might have otherwise stayed in there for years!

You’ve heard of people carrying an extra 20 – 30 lbs of garbage weight just in their intestinal tract? Yep, that totally happens as a result of years of fast and packaged foods, but a large part of that build up can occur around the holidays as well. So many processed sugars and fats along with very little vegetable fiber is not good.

Anyways, a demulcent like chia or aloe will actually bind with toxins in your digestive tract and effectively help to move them out. And this benefits you in so many awesome ways!

You’ve heard it said that 70% of the immune system is in the digestive system, or what we call the gut. This is so true, and when the intestines are cleared of junk you can more effectively absorb the nutrition from the healthy food that you eat. This also relieves your body from the burden of neutralizing whatever junk was in there blocking that process from happening to begin with.

So, need extra energy? Perhaps you need to clean up your gut; perhaps you’re not receiving enough nutrition from your food, and chia can help here.

How to use it

Personally I like making chia drinks in the morning. There are a few ways to do this, depending on how keen you are to the slippery texture of soaked chia.

One of the common mistakes people make with chia is that they throw chia seeds in their smoothies or sprinkle it on their salads. I’ll be honest, if you do this you might as well throw away a 20$ bill ( about the price of a big bag of chia ), because your body isn’t able to utilize the nutrition unless the chia is either soaked or finely ground. And of those two methods, soaking is the most medicinal, and how you will create your fine gel demulcent 🙂
You can either make a small bulk batch of chia gel to use over a period of three days, or you can soak one TBS at a time in whatever drink you prefer. The latter is my preferred method because you run the risk of growing bacteria when chia gel sits in the fridge for days at a time.

You can try scooping 1/2 TBS of dry chia seeds into a jar or bottle of kombucha or juice, OR you can do the same thing with filtered water with freshly squeezed lemon!

This is a very simple and very effective drink to start your day with. I think, depending on what’s going on with you, you just might experience higher energy levels and an increased sense of overall wellness, especially in combination with an alkaline, nutritionally dense diet through the day.

It is totally possible to enjoy the holidays without throwing your health away! You can still enjoy some holiday indulgences, without having to start from ground zero with your body come January 30th 😉

Health and Happiness,


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What every parent should know: Special Masters and NCVIA

image1 (35).JPGI was just listening to the Center for Disease Control’s ( CDC’s ) live stream council meeting the other day, as they, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP ), and their guest speakers, attempted to decide on the recommended vaccination schedule for 2018. Which vaccines to try on pregnant women ( there’s almost no safety testing there, of course, and what little has been done is surprising ) and which to add to the already lengthy Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule.

What most parents don’t know is that a brand new schedule is created and issued in this way every year. So, in order for your child to be considered “up to date” on his or her immunizations, their records would need to be compliant with the current year’s schedule.

This also got me thinking that I’d like to share a bit of history with you that is very relevant to this whole topic.

Get a load of that picture above showing the difference in schedules from 1986 up until now ( 2017 ). WOW is a natural reaction.

Your second reaction might be to ask, “What changed?”.

Here’s the history: In 1986 President Ronald Reagan – under threat and pressure from vaccine manufacturers who were, at the time, drowning in injury lawsuits and debt – signed into law the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act ( NCVIA ). This act eliminated all financial liability of the pharmaceutical companies producing the vaccines, stripping parents of their rights to sue for compensation in the tragic event of a vaccine-related death or injury of a child.   

Under the new law, vaccine manufacturers had more wiggle room to begin the fast-tracking process ( lacking proper study ) of new vaccine products, and the schedule exploded in the following years, not surprisingly in correlation with a rise in autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders, allergies, obesity, and other childhood illnesses. 

Under the NCVIA was born the Nation Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ( VICP ). This is a “no-fault” system under which parents must now appeal a special vaccine court, or court of 12 appointed Special Masters ( how creepy and Orwellian does that sound? ) in order to receive any compensation. This process takes years to go through, and parents describe it as an absolutely awful experience wherein they are treated like criminals.

In my work prior to becoming a Certified Vaccine Education Specialist I studied the law, as well as this court process.

Cases are easily tossed out and claims dismissed if they do not meet very specific timelines and guidelines. And twenty-five thousand dollars is the maximum amount a parent can receive in compensation for the vaccine-related death of a child.

Even so, thus far over 3.3 Billion dollars have been paid out to the families who have managed to prove their cases in vaccine court.

And as it happens YOU pay into the vaccine injury compensation fund with a 75 cent tax on every vaccine your child receives.

In conclusion, I’ll leave you with the following questions to ask yourself, or for you to ask your doctor:

  • If vaccine injury is rare, why did the NCVIA need to be created?
  • If vaccine injury is almost a non-issue, why do I pay a 75 cent tax per shot into a fund that directly cushions manufacturers from financial loss due to injury claims?
  • With this knowledge, isn’t it time we come together and stand up for more stringent regulations and proper vaccine safety testing, rather than the safety of pharmaceutical companies?
  • Where is the incentive for vaccine manufacterurs to enure the safety of their product?

What do you think?

Don’t forget to read throguh sources and articles at the bottom of this page 🙂

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Medical News Today: autoimmune disorders clearly a result of environmental factors

NVIC: breakdown of the law, and issues with VAERS

Science Direct: vaccines related to increasing autoimmunity 

US has highest first day of life infant mortality rates

US Department of Health and Human Resources: VICP payout

Vaccine Injury News

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For the mom who can’t do it right


I don’t know if anyone resonates with this, but I’m really hard on myself. I’m my worst critic and biggest bully sometimes. And that inner voice became a harsh reality when my third baby was born.

Okay, let’s be clear: I’m barely to a point where I’m qualified to talk about this yet, but I’m going to share anyways.

I felt so overwhelmed when my third child was born. I mean, having three kids quite literally knocked the wind out of me and pushed my sanity limits!

And over everything that wasn’t getting done, or wasn’t getting done according to my super ridiculous standards, I tore myself to mere shreds of the woman I truly am. 

To such a point where I wouldn’t, or couldn’t, even try some days. I was so angry with myself for failing – at anything, big or small.

Some days I still feel this ( hey, old patterns ease with intention and time ), and to that I say: it’s okay.

To the little girl inside me who doesn’t quite know how to fail yet, it’s okay.

The truth is that failing is a normal part of daily life…as long as you’re doing.

So to Me, I say this: there will be kid’s lunches packed to imperfection some mornings. Maybe I didn’t make it to the store the day before to stock back up on the good stuff. Maybe I have to pop popcorn for lunch snacks.

I still don’t suck.

There will be dishes left undone in the sink if I am privileged enough to read extra bed time stories one night. Or if, Lord forbid, I do something fun or relaxing instead. Does it really matter?

The laundry will pile up many days ( because we all know that’s just what laundry does best ), and guess what? That still won’t mean I’m an awful, failing human being.

There will also be days where I’m just plain frustrated! Frustrated with working so hard, frustrated with relationships, frustrated with being so tired, and frustrated with going to sleep at night, only to wake up in the morning to do it ALL OVER AGAIN. 

But here’s the point of this post…I now give myself leniency to feel all these things. To make all these mistakes, if you can call them that ( I’m human, just saying ). I work to allow myself to feel any emotion under the sun without calling myself crazy or lazy or dumb for it. I work to allow Me to mess up without sending myself into a downward spiral of self-bullying, sabotaging, and quitting just to avoid it all.

And yeah, it WORKS. Here’s the formula I follow: I fall down, I get back up – without calling myself names like “bad mom”, or “lazy idiot”. Without the silly, pointless drama.

And the end result can be described as feeling 10 lbs lighter without having lost an ounce of physical weight!

Why it works

I truly believe that the more rigid we are with ourselves, and the more harshly we speak to ourselves, the more we struggle with everything. Think about it like this: if you hate someone or constantly speak to them disrespectfully, will they do work for you or with you, gladly, and without pay?

Probably not. And it’s the same thing with yourself. If your internal dialogue is chronically disgusted with YOU, will you show up in your day with a smile on your face and gratitude and optimism in your heart?

Or will you feel tired and beaten down a lot of the time?

I think you see where I’m going with this. Being at war with yourself by picking apart and hating on yourself, keeps you stuck in a never-ending cycle. It’s hard to have peace with anyone in your life, let alone get anything done, if you don’t even have peace with YOU.

Try something crazy with me this week

Encourage yourself and speak to yourself gently. Don’t let yourself off the hook for accomplishing what needs to get done. But speak to yourself lovingly, the way you would speak to a small child, the way God would speak with YOU. 

One cool added bonus to learning how to treat yourself right, besides living a healthier, happier life, is that you’ll probably find it easier to extend that same gentleness to your children.

When you acknowledge your inner critic, love her without judgement, and let her know she’s not in the driver’s seat anymore, you will change the future for your own kids. 

After all, your voice that they hear now when they fail, is their own future inner critic. But like securing your own oxygen mask first ( which would be really hard to do, probably ), it begins with YOU. It has to.

How will you talk to yourself today?

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Mumps in Anchorage: thoughts to ponder

Some of us Alaskans have known about the Mumps outbreak in Anchorage for a while now.

But as of September 25th, 2017 it has been officially announced with 13 cases confirmed. This is Alaska’s first outbreak in two decades, the last being 10 confirmed cases in 1995, according to KTUU news.

I know that there are parents today riddled with worry, wondering, in light of the outbreak, if they made a good decision to delay vaccines, or to opt out of the agenda entirely, and not really knowing where they can turn to ask questions without being name-called or having their concerns dismissed altogether. If that’s you, you have my full empathy, one mama bear to another.

So, without further ado, let’s break this down with a few thoughts to ponder, shall we?

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First, let us observe and appreciate the zombie doomsday font that somebody obviously put a lot of thought into. 😉

Have you ever considered how the only diseases we are taught to fear – or even think about – are the 16 vaccine preventable ones?  There are literally thousands of diseases that we have no vaccine for – although some 300+ new vaccines are in the works – that are not on your radar, including things as hideous as the Black Plague.

Horrors like the Black Plague aren’t relevant in our country because of vaccines indoor water and sewer and clean living conditions. Outbreaks do occur, however there is no recommended vaccine for it, therefore media coverage is brief and not so sensationalized.

And how about E. coli? A little off topic, but that’s a potentially lifestyle-preventable, deadly infection that is not even spoken about in the pediatricians office. At least not commonly. But why not? Isn’t E. coli prevention awareness important? Isn’t E. coli far more dangerous than measles or mumps?

Lacking historical fact, it is easy to teach vaccine philosophy. When people escalate their fear only when they know a vaccine is recommended, they have been well taught.

– Cynthia Cournoyer, What About Immunizations

Second, let’s get into the claim that the Mumps vaccine ( MMR ) is 88% effective after two doses, because that’s quite a lofty bragging point.

I think this statement implies for parents that 88% of the time, MMR is effective every time ( big on Anchor Man references here ). But this is not what they mean, and this is part of how vaccine effectiveness and failure is obscured for the unknowing public.

It’s important to know that this vaccine isn’t observed to be effective 88% of the time in its recipients. The efficacy of a vaccine is officially determined by titer testing ( the measuring of blood antibody levels ), and I make the argument that titers may not actually be as accurate a marker as they are touted to be, if at all.

The statistics on the production of antibodies in the blood after vaccination can be misleading as well. Certain people naturally develop antibodies in their blood after having a disease or after being exposed to a disease. They are thought to be immune. Then there are those who don’t develop antibodies and still never get the disease regardless of repeated exposure.

Antibody production in the blood remains the primary measure of weather a vaccine is determined effective or not. In other words, depending on the level of antibodies to a certain ingredient in a vaccine, a person is determined to be immune to that disease. However, prominent lab technicians say that the high antibody titre ( measurement of concentration ) has nothing to do with the prevention of any disease. Those with a high titre count often develop the worst cases of disease while those with the low count may not develop signs of illness. In every incidence of infectious disease, there are those exposed who never show signs or symptoms of that illness. Therefore, a given person may or may not get a given disease in his lifetime, regardless of exposure to a disease, so it cannot be said that the person was protected only by the vaccine.

– Cynthia Cournoyer, What About Immunizations

As with all parenting choices, I advocate not that you do or you don’t, but rather that you take your time and weigh pros against cons, benefits against risks.

Because of politics and financial interests, the world is not openly told the truth about vaccinations on any level. Instead we are told one line and one line only: vaccines are safe and effective; vaccines save lives. 

As a mom to three children more precious to me than my own life, I can’t just swallow that line as the deciding factor for a decision as huge as this. Especially having personally experienced adverse effects in my own life, in my own children already.

The truth is that vaccines do not guarantee immunity and do pose a significant risk. This isn’t controversial, except among those ardently devoted to hearing and acknowledging only propagandized facts that directly align with Vaccine Philosophy, as vaccines are legally classified as unavoidably unsafe.

Couple their official classification with a few hours of reading through VAERS ( Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System ) reports, which is admittedly a minuscule portion of all adverse reactions, and VICP ( Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ) payouts, which has now exceeded 3.1 Billion with a B dollars, and you too will have a strong understanding of just how ‘unavoidably unsafe’ vaccines really are.

While I can’t say that vaccines undoubtably never confer immunity, I’m also not willing to say that they guarantee immunity, because they do not, nor am I willing to say that their benefits outweigh their risks. The reality is that prior to the release of the original live-virus Mumps vaccine in 1967, and the beginning of its routine use in 1977, Mumps was just another everyday childhood illness, with 75% of cases occurring within the age bracket of 14 years old and younger. Complications stemming from Mumps in this age range were and are rare, though vaccine profiteers report otherwise.

There is evidence to suggest, though, that through vaccination practices we have postponed this childhood disease into adulthood. By 2004, more than 79% of all Mumps cases were seen within the age bracket of 15 – 24 year-olds. The issue with this complete age demographic flip-flop is that Mumps poses greater threats of complication ( though still rare ) for adults. And while natural immunity is for life, vaccine-induced immunity wears off, thus the need for lifelong boosters, which most adults don’t get. This means that an adult man who received the mumps vaccine or MMR as a child may contract Mumps as a young adult with a higher risk of suffering sterility in one or both testicles as a result.

It’s also well worth noting that MMR is considered to be a dangerous product which needs immediate recall, as of over a decade ago in my informed opinion. I digress.

We can also look at the history of measles and see that when it was a regular part of childhood, 1 in every 10,000 children would potentially suffer from resulting encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, and again, that’s likely to occur in a child with a pre-existing condition or lifestyle susceptibility.

Today there is no official estimate for exactly how many children suffer encephalitis as a result of the MMR vaccine itself, however from my research it seems likely to be in the hundreds if not thousands+ of cases per year. Encephalitis is a listed side effect of the MMR vaccine and cases are frequently listed in VAERS reports, as well as VICP compensation cases. 

Again, I’m not here to convince you; I’m here to share with you that the story of vaccines is much more in-depth than the little bit of cover story we’ve been told, and you deserve to make an informed decision that is fully and undoubtably your own.

To make a wise decision when it comes to any unnecessary medical procedure, and especially one as controversial as MMR, we need all the facts, and we need to garner these facts from reputable sources, which do not include sensationalized news headlines or any strictly biased websites or agencies.

I’d like to thank Alaska officials for being honest in this case with their admission that, while the MMR vaccine is recommended, it may or may not provide you or your child with temporary immunity, and you may indeed contract mumps despite receiving the vaccine.

I’ll leave you with this one last thought: thoroughly read the MMR package insert. Familiarize yourself with it, and talk with your naturopathic doctor or practitioner about what it all means. Be informed! Knowledge is power and peace of mind.

From every angle, opinion, and source, I hope you begin your own investigative work.

You deserve to be healthy, FREE, and to make informed decisions for your family – without pressure. Don’t ever take my word for it.

Hugs’ n health, Ashley Lynn

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What About Immunizations? Cynthia Cournoyer

Merck MMR package insert

MMR failure rates observed in infants

Watch Vaccines Revealed docu-series free

Truth About Vaccines docu-series

Brian Hooker official 2016 statement on William Thompson 

The prevalence of E. coli, Dairy and Beef, Washington

E. coli from 1982 – 2002

Neurological complications of mumps, vaccine damage

CDC Surveillance Summaries, Mumps age range shifting 





A wake up call: carcinogens in childhood vaccines

Paint&CreateLast week I wrote a fairly in-depth post about the problems with the Flu shot, and the lack of scientific proof that it is safe or effective.

I touched on the untested carcinogenic potential of the Flu shot, and I’d like to break that down with the CDC recommended childhood vaccine schedule today.

As a mom, I know this sucks to read, but cancer is the leading cause of death in our children under the age of 14. And, despite the fact that some people will try to obscure the truth by using stable death rates ( meaning, even though our cancer rates have skyrocketed, about the same number of children die of cancer today as they did back in the 70’s ) cancer rates are still steadily climbing higher and higher.

I’d like to help connect the dots between one issue that, by design, generally isn’t recognized by the public. The issue is the carcinogenic potential of our current vaccination schedule.

Let me start by saying again that this topic isn’t cool. I know. I’m a mom, and to be honest with you, without the experiences I’ve had, I wouldn’t be here writing about this today. I’d probably be like the majority of Americans, smack dab in the middle of a war between two vocal groups: pro-vaccine extremists and anti-vaccine extremists. 

Fortunately for you, I’m in neither of those radical camps. I am simply a mom who watched her son regress into autistic behaviors after his shots, and started reading. I still remember feeling uneasy in my gut, thinking there was a possible connection to his shots, and rationalizing those feelings and first hand experiences away with the slogan “doctors know best”.

Since that time I’ve learned some things about the vaccine industry that sound so radical and twisted you might just think Stephen King himself made it all up.

Recently I went through a 6 week intensive study course and received my certification as a Vaccine Education Specialist for the sole reason that I care about the future of our country, as well as your family. It is my mission to get information into the hands of uncertain moms and dads; that moms and dads and the whole United States of America will one day wake up, rise up, and once again demand better for our children and the world.

Here’s what you didn’t know about childhood vaccines and cancer

The carcinogenic potential of individual vaccines, let alone the vaccine schedule as a whole, has never been tested or evaluated in any way.

That means that neither your doctor nor the people formulating and manufacturing the vaccines can assure you that they will not cause cancer in your child, or yourself. How do I know this? Because it says so right there in any vaccine package insert. 

This is ON record, no one, not even your doctor, will deny it.

And what makes this lack of safety testing so completely and utterly unacceptable is the fact that you are bullied into vaccines every time you step into an allopathic doctors office, yet these vaccines actually contain carcinogens. 

Now, let me break this down so you can see that I’m not sensationalizing things here.

While the vaccine cocktails themselves have not been evaluated for carcinogenic potential, some of the individual ingredients in the vaccines are known carcinogens. 

That’s right. Known carcinogens are being directly injected into our children via “life-saving” vaccines. How is that not sickly ironic?

Let’s go over the basic list, and de-mistify some of what you might have heard about this. Keep in mind there is a long list of neurotoxins and mutagens ( substances that cause gene mutation ) in vaccines as well, but for now we’re going to exclusively focus on the ingredients known to cause cancer.

FORMALDEHYDE: Formaldehyde has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer ( IARC ) as a Group 1 carcinogen, right there with Asbestos.

Several studies have identified statistically significant positive associations between exposure to formaldehyde and cancer at other sites ( besides nasal ), including the oral cavity, oro- and hypo- pharynx, lanynx, lung, brain, pancreas, Hodgkin lymphoma. and multiple myeloma. – IARC

According to the CDC you should avoid all contact with Formaldehyde.

Now. let me address the claim that Formaldehyde in vaccines is magically safe because it is produced naturally in the human body in minuscule amounts.

There is a serious difference between what the body itself creates and maintains careful balance of, and environmental exposure. The FDA claims that “exposure to formaldehyde from vaccines differs from environmental exposure because the small amount of formaldehyde via injection with a vaccine occurs briefly and only occasionally”. 

Can the FDA list sources proving this to be true? Can the FDA provide credible scientific research proving that Formaldehyde is safe, or broken down safely or effectively detoxed by the body when injected, even though it can cause cancer when associated with every other orifice of the body, no matter how ‘brief’ that contact may be?

And does the FDA consider 26 vaccinations or, 26 exposures to Formaldehyde before 24 months of age, and 69 exposures by age 18 “occasional”?

Do YOU see a problem here?

ALUMINUM SULFATE: Commonly known as Sulfuric Acid, this substance is so toxic you are supposed to seek medical attention if it comes in contact with your skin. But, it’s magically safe in vaccines, right? Don’t forget that vaccine safety conversion magic 😉

BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE: There is some controversy over whether or not Benethonium is a carcinogenic agent, however I find significant enough information in my research to point it out as a serious potential health hazard. Please read through the sources I have listed at the end to make up your own mind.

MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE: First off, anyone who tells you that MSG is safe is either a fast food addict and justifying this for themselves, or they are blatantly lying to you.

MSG is an excitotoxin, which is how it gets you hooked. It excites your brain cells to the point of death, and leaves you wanting more. MSG is also associated with the acceleration of cancer growth, as seen in animal studies.

By the way, how are mice used in the study of obesity drugs, when no species of mice are naturally fat? They first must be made fat by being fed MSG, which triples the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas. Can’t test weight loss drugs on regular sized mice 😉 But wait, could this be in part why Type 1 diabetes mellitus ( auto immune attack on the pancreas ) is a side effect of some childhood vaccines?

That last bit is my speculation, to be fair. I have no clue the exact mechanism by which – to use scientific lingo – vaccines cause T1DM. But I believe it’s important for us all to start thinking for ourselves and trying to connect some dots here.

MONKEY KIDNEY CELLS: African Green Monkey ( Vero ) Kidney cells are a listed ingredient used in manufacturing for culturing purposes. Again, I know this sounds sensationalized, but if you’re one of the few people who cares enough to read this far, you definitely owe it to yourself to look into this particular fact further.

First of all, the mutagenic and carcinogenic potential of combining monkey DNA with human DNA is completely unknown. Second, Vero cells are self-replicating. What does this mean upon introduction into our own bodies? I don’t know, but don’t you think that’s a good question?

One huge problem with the continued use of monkey kidney cells is that they contain viruses that may expose us to disease, including cancer.

The devastating SV-40 virus is a perfect example of this. 

From 1950 to 1963 around 63 million people were exposed to the deadly SV-40 cancer virus through polio vaccines, that were actually left on the shelves for continued use before the public knew anything about it. It literally still gets me how awful the history of vaccines is…however that’s another post entirely.

Dr. Jonas Salk, Joseph L. Melnick of Baylor University in Texas, Dr. Michael B. Shimkin of the National Cancer Institute, and many other officials came forward in defense of the Polio vaccine, saying that no sufficient evidence had shown a link between SV-40 virus and cancer in humans.

Maurice Hilleman, microbiologist, developer of some 36+ vaccines, and former Chief of Merk Pharmaceutical’s vaccine division is famously on audio record with colleagues, grotesquely laughing about how he accidentally brought AIDS and SV-40 virus into the country with infected African Green monkeys back in the days of “crude science”. One of the men in the recording laughs and says, “What Merk won’t do to make a Vaccine.”

The truth of this statement makes me sick for humanity. However nothing surprises me with Merk, the same company who, in recent years, received a mere slap on the wrist in fines for killing 60,000 people with Vioxx, and the very same company who literally burned documents proving an autism-MMR connection.

Ironically the MMR coverup is considered controversial. I digress.

The point is, who decided that parents ought to be mandated by law to inject African Green Monkey Kidney cells into their little children in this experiment? 

The fact that vaccines can lead to infections and infestations, and lymphatic and immune disorders, as listed in the adverse events section of the package inserts, should be cause for question in the cancer equation.

The fact is that we all have cancer cells in our bodies. The question is whether or not we develop disease, based on environmental and lifestyle factors. Refined white sugar feeds cancer cells. Fast food feeds cancer cells. Chemical exposures feed cancer cells.

An acidic cellular environment is a literal playground for cancer proliferation.

So what is the net effect of toxic vaccine ingredients on our bodies? Due to the lack of adequate safety studies we can honestly only speculate based upon the individual ingredients listed, many of which are mutagenic, neurotoxic, and carcinogenic, as discussed.

But what is the synergistic effect when combined into one cocktail, and paired with 15 separate cocktails of vaccines given in 69 doses? We simply don’t know.

The carcinogenic potential of childhood vaccines has not been evaluated. And furthermore there has never been a single long-term, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study done to examine the difference in health outcomes for vaccinated vs unvaccinated populations. What short-term studies are preformed use other vaccines in place of a true placebo.

This raises some important questions for me as a mom, as it should for you. For one, I’m no scientist, but can I assume two plus two still equals four here, and that two carcinogens in one product means twice the health hazard for my child?

The pharmaceutical industry has an undeniable track record of ruthless deceit when it comes to the health and safety of consumers. Am I now to simply take their word on safety at face-value, simply because I’m told to by the media?

Even though listed potential side effects include immunodeficiency, and other disorders of the immune system?

Furthermore, do we as Americans need to settle for crappy vaccines, simply because they’re cheaper and more profitable for the pharmaceutical industry to roll out?

Will history continue to repeat itself, and will profits continue to take precedence over divine human beings?

I hope, if you made it through this post, I will have caused you to question some things, and more importantly, that I’ve inspired you to read, read, read.

From every angle, opinion, and source.

You deserve to be healthy, FREE, and to make informed decisions for your family. Don’t ever take my word for it.

Hugs’ n health, Ashley Lynn

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Environmental Working Group: myth that cancer is declining

Carcinogenesis studies with Benzethonium Chloride 

Further reading on Benzethonium Chloride

Infant Rhesus monkey suffers brain death after subcutaneous injection of MSG

MSG the Truth About Cancer

Mercola, MSG the Silent Killer lurking in your cabinets

Mercola on Type 1 Diabetes and Vaccinations

The introduction of SV-40 through early Polio vaccines

History and Characterization of the Vero cell line

SV-40 a startling discovery

Natural News, SV-40 chorus of denial 

More reading on Type 1 Diabetes and vaccines








I woke up this morning to see people shocked that mainstream news reported a new finding associating Flu shots with miscarriage.
I’ve been getting around to sharing some stats with you, so it looks like today is a great day to get to it. 
Let me begin by saying this: the Flu itself is NOT a season. Have you ever thought about this?
Your immune system doesn’t change itself or shut down automatically through some sort of magical, scientifically undocumented phenomenon. What actually happens is that your immune system changes in response to your environment: AKA your lifestyle and the availability of fresh produce and sunshine.
During the winter we tend to hole up in our cozy clothes with our toxic, immune-suppressing junk food, and we simply don’t drink enough water ( during any season, honestly ). We become bio-accumulating organisms, reaping and sowing the disastrous effects of a modern first world lifestyle.
Combine that with a lack of essential nutrients from fresh foods, sunshine and other sources of Vitamin D, and holiday stress in place of exercise, and yes, you have a season in which people are exceptionally susceptible to viruses and dis-ease in general.
The “flu season” is, truth be told, a very profitable business marketing scheme. And before you comment, please think about this: is there any big money to be made off of healthy, vibrant people?
No. Follow the money. The pharmaceutical industry is a TRILLION dollar industry that thrives when you don’t know how to be healthy. That is the ONLY way they make money.
So, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s discuss the actual product being marketed to you, to be received at the age of 6 months old and up. Before rolling up your sleeve I hope you will consider the following facts about the flu shot:
  1. The Flu vaccine has absolutely ZERO clinical trials proving it’s efficacy or safety. Bet you didn’t hear that in the advertisements. Essentially this means that YOU are being experimented on. Yep, the manufacturers get to skip right to phase 4 with this one. It’s all for the greater good, right?

2. Some of the most toxic ingredients on Planet Earth are being injected into our infants, children, pregnant women, and elderly with this shot that is supposed to be preventative medicine. Some of these ingredients include the following:

  • Polysorbate 80 – a known infertility agent and carcinogen
  • Thimerisol – 50% mercury by weight, and NO, there is no such thing as “safe” forms of mercury. In fact ethyl mercury metabolizes in the body as methyl mercury, and is even more dangerous when injected into primates than ingesting ( we have a protective gut wall ) small amounts of methyl mercury in contaminated fish, etc.
  • Formaldehyde – exposure can increase the risk of asthma in young children. Formaldehyde is also known as one of the most dangerous carcinogens you can ever come in contact with. “In view of its widespread use, toxicity, and volatility, formaldehyde poses a significant danger to human health.[12] In 2011, the USNational Toxicology Program described formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen“.[13][14][15]
  • Sodium Chloride – can cause congestion of the internal organs and encephalopathy ( swelling of the brain, brain damage ).
  • Sucrose – can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Madin Darby Canine Kidney ( MDCK ) cell protein – dog kidney, anyone? The net effect of mixing canine, monkey, and fetal cell proteins ( common vaccine ingredients ) with our own DNA has not been evaluated.

Now, how are these ingredients, injected directly into your bloodstream, going to help you live long and prosper again? Is it really any wonder that so many end up hospitalized after the shot, or why the Flu vaccines result in the highest payouts from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund ( VICP )? 

Or why it is now ( although this is old news to anyone who has read the manufacturer inserts front to back ) associated with miscarriages? 

3. No studies have been conducted evaluating the synergistic effect of all of these ingredients combined, or their combined carcinogenic potential, though some are classified as Group 1 carcinogens ( right there with Asbestos ) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

4. Children and adults who received this particular vaccine in the original cohort study of the vaccine prior to licensing were observed for 7 only days. Any reactions occurring on the 8th day or after are considered “post-marketing experiences” if they are reported at all. This is exactly how it goes with this industry. If they were honest they’d go bankrupt.

Some of the post-marketing side effects I’d like all my friends to be aware of are:

  • Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders 
  • Eye Disorders
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Infections and Infestations
  • Rhinitis, Laryngitis, Cellulitis
  • Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Nervous System Disorders ( Anxiety, anyone? )
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Urticaria, Pruritis

5. In pregnant women, the estimated risk of major birth defects or miscarriage during the trial for this particular vaccine I have listed was up to 20%.


My heart breaks for my country as I see the absolute deception and greed that surrounds this product.

I say the word product intentionally in place of the words “vaccination” or “immunization” because, for one, people need to remember that the Flu shot is a marketed PRODUCT and not a life-saving necessity as we have been conditioned to believe, and because the Flu shot is NOT an immunization. 

The word immunization implies that one will be immune upon receiving a shot, but there is zero evidence to show that the Flu shot does confer immunity.

So, what are your options?

I want you to know that, despite genius marketing scare-tactics, you are not hapless prey just waiting to fall victim to any random virus. That is, unless you CHOOSE to live that way, or unless you have suppressed immunity for any other reason, in which case I would personally avoid these neurotoxins all together anyways.

The reality is that your health outcomes depend on both exposure AND susceptibility. Personally, when I’m living well and avoiding refined sugar ( etc ) I could care less if I’m coughed on by a sick kid. Good luck trying to break the defenses of the God-made miracle that is my natural immune system. 

Regardless of wether or not you get the shot, here are the only true steps you can take to have a healthier body and stronger immune system this “Flu season”:

  1. Wash you hands and keep your fingernails short! It is especially important to keep your children’s nails very short as they come in contact with everything and their little hands are always on their face.
  2. Eat a plant-based diet full of fresh foods, a wide range of colors and nutrients, and healthy fats including Wild caught Alaskan Salmon and quality fish oil. 
  3. Supplement with plant-based, non-synthetic vitamins and minerals, including Buffered Vitamin C and Vitamin D3. Evidence shows this is more effective at preventing Flu. Plant based Vitamin D3 supplements are available for my local friends at Forget Me Not Alternative Healing. 
  4. Drink plenty of fresh ( preferably bottled spring or quality filtered ) water. Shoot for 1/2 your body weight in oz everyday, more if you are pretty active.
  5. Exercise 6 days a week for 20 – 30 minutes a day. 
  6. Sleep. Rest. Rejuvenate. Practice yoga or some form of mediation to bring balance to your mind, which will help counteract holiday/work/life stress.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to sort through some of the following sources ( these are just a few ) to make up your own mind about the Flu shot. Whatever choice you make for your health, you deserve to make a fully informed one.












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Ashley Lynn



Dessert for the cavity-prone kid

I almost didn’t post this because it doesn’t look very pretty but hey – I promised you today’s teeth-friendly dessert recipe didn’t I?

First, a quick back story. If you don’t feel like reading scroll to the recipe. I won’t be offended😜

So you might be wondering what in the heck “teeth-friendly” means, or you might already be two steps ahead.

Either way here’s a quick explanation.

Some foods such as nuts and grains ( like the oats from yesterday’s recipe ) contain something called phytic acid, an enzyme inhibitor that, long story short, is not great for developing teeth. Well, it’s really not great for any teeth for that matter, according to research that I’ll link in a more detailed post.

My experience and interest with nutrition and dental problems is an interesting story for another day. For now, I’ll just say that nutrition MATTERS in the health of your children’s teeth, and it’s not just about avoiding soda pops.

If you or your child is prone to cavities or carries, you might find this to be useful info too. 

Below is a teeth-friendly crisp that I originally adapted from the Minimalist Baker’s raspberry rhubarb crisp. I changed pretty much everything and replaced the oats with the coconut flakes and it’s pretty good😊 However the original recipe was incredibly good as well, so definitely check her out.


• 4 cups ( altogether ) of chopped organic strawberries and finely chopped rhubarb

• 3 TBS coconut sugar

• 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

• 1/4 cup almond meal – use ground fresh from almonds ( previously soaked and roasted ) for an extra teeth friendly version

• 1/4 cup coconut flour/meal

• 1/4 cup coconut sugar

• pinch sea salt

• pinch of cinnamon optional

• 4 tbs melted ( over the stove, not microwave  ) coconut oil

How to:

Preheat the oven to 350 + grease your baking dish with coconut oil. I personally use a paper towel so there isn’t an excess of oil, which can dilute the recipe.

Next mix the 3 TBS of coconut sugar in with the berries and rhubarb. Then scoop into the baking dish.

In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients and blend evenly. Then pour the 4 TBS of melted coconut oil over the whole thing and combine with your hands, squeezing it together to form the “crisp” topping.

Spread the topping evenly onto the berries and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until the sides are bubbling up a little bit.

Let cool for 15 minutes OR refrigerate for a while. Personally I like it better cooled, and even better the next day. I guess it’s like pizza that way. 

Hope you enjoy☺️