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12 Simple Homemade Spice Mixesby  

Have you ever looked at what’s in the spice mixes you buy at the store? If the yuck bothers you, be sure to check out these homemade spice mixes!

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Peppermint Detox Bath Soakby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Why don't I do this more often? That's what I ask myself on those rare occasions when I decide to take a bath. Baths aren't the most practical for getting clean quick. Taking one requires... Read More

The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Beginnersby  

Are you eager to start making the switch over to natural remedies, but unsure of where to start? I know that when you're first getting started with the world of herbs, essential oils, alternative medicines and so on, it can... Read More

Why I Quit Drinking So Much Waterby  

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It all started on Facebook. One day, as I was reading through my newsfeed, I came across a conversation about drinking 100 ounces of water every day. The conversation talked about all the benefits of... Read More

3 Steps to a Naturally Healthy Homeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Giving your home and health a natural living overhaul can be a huge task. One that may seem overwhelming and difficult. When there are so many things to change, it's hard to know where to start.... Read More

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health – Drink More Waterby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer One of the most important things you can do for your health is to increase the amount of water you drink. Increasing your water intake is a healthy change that is simple. In fact, it's... Read More

7 Simple Ways to Make Fitness a Habit that Sticksby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer I used to hate folding laundry. I had no problems washing it and throwing it in the dryer, or even hanging it outside when the weather was fine. But folding it and putting it away? No... Read More

Find Safe Products By Reading Labelsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, I had no idea what was in the products I was using. Granted, I didn’t care what was in my food, personal care products or cleaning products. I was young, healthy … and blissfully... Read More

When “Natural” Isn’t Working: Hope For the Discouraged Crunchy Motherby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer When my son was 18 months old, I put him down for his afternoon nap. Nothing unusual, except he had a bad cold, and was feeling yucky. Thirty minutes later, I heard him wake up,... Read More

How to Deal with Sugar Cravingsby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It's 4 p.m. and you find yourself in the kitchen pantry, rummaging through the baking supplies, trying to find that half used bag of chocolate chips. You know they must be somewhere. And you must... Read More

Feeling SAD? How to Beat the Wintertime Blues …by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer With all this extreme weather, it’s no wonder that some are feeling a little blue. But even mild winters can cause a legitimate condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a.k.a. the Wintertime Blues. In fact,... Read More

How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

The Unhealthy Truth Behind the Coca-Cola Labelby  

Guest Post by Elsie Callender Why do healthy people eat unhealthy things? Why do I? I drink raw milk, eat pastured meat and write real food cookbooks. And yet...and yet sometimes when I go to a restaurant I order my meal based on how well... Read More

The Soy Decoy: Why Soy is Not a Health Foodby  

This post was originally published in June of 2010, but the topic is still pertinent today! Soy is one of the most commonly mistaken modern "health foods", and unfortunately, can be found in just about everything in the form of... Read More

Do You Ever Feel Alone in Your Natural Living Journey?by  

You read blogs, you follows all sorts of healthy websites on Facebook, you see all the new recipes and natural living tips on Pinterest... you're genuinely working at making changes and following through on living a wholesome, healthy lifestyle. But... Read More

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 1)by  

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer Good morning! Have you eaten your wood pulp today? Now, I know I'm kind of weird in that I do make sure my kids eat dirt (as does Stephanie) and I try to fill them... Read More

What’s Wrong with Hydrogenated Oil (and How to Avoid It)by  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer While many oils are healthy and nourishing to the body and brain, hydrogenated oil is not one of them. You've probably heard that hydrogenated oil isn't good for you, but perhaps you are not sure why.... Read More

What is Fair Trade Coffee, and Should You Buy It?by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer  This month Stephanie challenged us to think deeply about a "tough" food issue. Fair trade coffee stuck out to me, not because I'm an expert - but precisely because I am not. I love coffee, I buy coffee... And... Read More

Time Saving Tips for Natural Cleaningby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Do you want to clean your home naturally, but feel overwhelmed by the idea of making the cleaners yourself? If you are anything like me, you might get carried away and think you need a new cleaner... Read More

Three Household Products That Have Changed Our Lives (and 50 ways we use them)by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer When I was younger, I would get excited about normal things. Going out with friends, a new outfit, an upcoming trip. Now, domestic life overcomes me. I'm a grown-up. A woman. Oh, I still get excited,... Read More

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