Welcome Lifelong Learners

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make it through the year without getting sick?  Join me for an education on how to protect yourself, your family, and your students – from toxic consumer choices, environmental challenges, and more! The Essential Classroom is both an online educational experience and personal coaching & empowerment service.  Margarete teaches people...
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Banana Nut Bread

In the quest to bake with the purest ingredients and avoid gluten, I have created a banana bread recipe that is nourishing and guilt free.  I absolutely love baking mini loaves of bread in my Pampered Chef mini loaf pan.  This enables me to freeze loaves and plan ahead for packing school day lunches.  I usually rotate baking my favorite...
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Top 10 Uses for Cypress Essential Oil

Did you know that the percentage of essential oil producing plants on earth is 10%?  In addition, 80% of the world population is currently using herbal medicine.  “Essential oils embody the regenerating, protective, and immune-strengthening properties of plants.” Modern Essentials™.  Essential oils are powerful.  Due to small molecular size and lipid solubility, essential oil constituents are able to penetrate cell...
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How to Eat Smart with Ease

Is your body toxic?  Does your stomach hurt after eating?  Does it blow up like a balloon?  Digestive issues are at an all time high for people of all ages in the U.S.  Throughout my lifetime, I never had digestive issues – UNTIL I landed in the hospital with injuries that required 3 surgeries and a 2 1/2 week hospital...
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Easy Gluten Free Raspberry Cakelets

I have learned my way around food ingredient limitations, which I have come to accept and realize, are not really limitations at all.  I see them as a saving grace that protects me from eating ingredients that are simply not safe for anyone to ingest.  I just could not resist sharing this delicious, easy to make, healthy dessert!  If you...
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What The Heck Is Propylene Glycol?

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We are the first generation to be exposed to petrochemicals everywhere. Some we can do nothing about, they are present in the air, water, and earth. Others we voluntarily put on our skin in the form of shampoo, cleaners, toothpaste, and lotions, and some we put in our mouth in the form of “food”. Did you know? Everything that comes...
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