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Test TubesEvery day we put chemicals on our skin and face along with perfume and deodorant. At what cost are we doing this? If we don’t pay attention to the chemicals in most of these products, it can disrupt our hormone balance and cause us to gain weight and have a hard time losing weight. Plus, an accumulation of these chemicals can contribute to diseases like cancer!

What can we do to change this? Watch for and avoid:

  • Parabens: These are used as a preservative and are linked to breast cancer and Belly Fat!
  • Synthetic Fragrances: (Often labeled as “fragrances”) Sounds harmless right? Label needs to say: PhthalateFree! Synthetic fragrances are a friend to cellulite and body fat. They disrupt your hormones, can create mood swings and increase food cravings!
  • Propylene Glycol and others!

As you can see, shampoos, skin creams, make-up, deodorant and other products we use every day can contribute to unwanted belly fat, cancer and many other issues. We can change what we put on our skin by making informed choices.

I see this every day. My clients do a saliva test to find hidden sources of inflammation and what their cortisol and other hormones are doing. Sometimes we find that their estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are extremely high and they aren’t even taking hormones!!!!

This is alarming to me. The risk of cancer and disease is high with hormones being out of control from foods, products and other avenues.

Bottom line is you have some control over your path in life. You can be pro-active and find out what’s happening with your hormones, etc. through saliva testing with me and I can help to guide you in a better directionJ

CONTACT ME to find out and change your life in the right direction NOW!!!! It is not too late no matter how old you are. You never know what can happen. You need to take control. I would love to help you figure it out!


  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 cup almond butter, at room temperature or cold (not warm)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted organic walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add the almond butter, baking soda, and brown sugar. Mix everything together very well. Depending how thick and/or cold your almond butter is, it may be difficult to mix. Fold in the chocolate chips until combined.

Scoop the dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons each, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake two batches – 6 cookies on each baking sheet each. Gently press down on the dough mounds with the back of a spoon. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies will look very soft and under baked, that’s okay. For crispy cookies, bake for up to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies stay fresh stored covered at room temperature for up to 7 days. Cookies freeze well, up to 3 months. Enjoy!

“Since I have started changing my eating habits and calmed down the inflammation in my body, I have more energy, feel better, have lost weight, have less bloating and less brain fog! Karen is a great coach. She is helpful to talk over where you are and guide you in the right direction. Thanks Karen!”

Carolyn Bills
Sedona, AZ

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Before starting on the program I needed to learn how to continue to eat healthy for weight loss and feeling good. Since I’ve been on the program I am down 30lbs. and I am making better decisions on what I eat. I am also off my Nexium!

Kate Schmidt Arizona June 1, 2015


Karen Russell

Certified Health Counselor

140 Schuerman Drive

Sedona, AZ 86336

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