What Happened When I Quit Coffee

What Happened When I Quit Coffee {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Coffee. The beverage that seems more like a king than a mere drink. Adored and revered by it’s faithful followers the world over. It’s the one thing that many of us refuse to start our days without. Plus, drinking coffee includes you in a worldwide club where members write about it, think about it, joke about it, and savor it, each and every day. Why? Because it’s good! Coffee is delicious. Especially with cream . . . But I’m getting distracted from […]

9 Simple Ingredients That Will Clean Your Entire House!

9 Simple Ingredients That Will Clean Your Entire House! {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If you had to guess off the top of your head, how many cleaning products would you say you have in your house right now? You probably have a couple in the kitchen, several in the bathroom, several more multipurpose cleaners for around the house, and a few specialized products for tough jobs. It’s a lot, right? What if I told you that you can clean your home from top to bottom with just a few simple ingredients — some […]

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 2)

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By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered what you would see if you could examine the inside of your body under a microscope? Would you find traces of benzene? Mutated DNA? Or perhaps thinned or irritated cell walls along your colon or a small tumor you didn’t know about? Modern food manufacturers have at their fingertips thousands of substances to make our food taste better, look better, and last longer, but most of these food additives are synthetic. Or, they’re highly-processed versions of once-natural […]

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health – Drink More Water

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

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 doable for anyone no matter how far along on your journey you are! On average (and be honest) how much water do you drink a day? If you are like me (before I knew better), you might get a glass down a day, and that’s […]

Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Products

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This post was originally published at Simple Organic. Have you ever received a topical prescription from a doctor, such as an anti-fungal or anti-bacterial cream? Or used a topical pain reliever for a mouth sore (or for your baby’s teething)? What about a birth control patch that slowly releases hormones? Why do these products work so well when applied to our skin, rather than taken orally? The reason is that our skin readily absorbs chemicals and other substances deeper into our body– through our skin […]

7 Simple Ways to Make Fitness a Habit that Sticks

7 Simple Ways to Make Fitness a Habit {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

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 thanks. But one day, I decided that every time the dryer was done, I’d take items out one-by-one, fold them and put them in my basket. It was super simple and they didn’t get stuck on my couch or bed for hours (or days) at […]

All About Sugar

All About Sugar {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

photo credit: D Shannon Pruitt By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer According to the USDA, the average American consumes over 90 pounds of sugar a year. 90 pounds a year! The recommendation from the World Health Organization is to eat just 6 teaspoons of sugar a day. This includes the natural sugar that occurs in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. When you consider that the average soda has 10 teaspoons of sugar, it’s easy to see how we are averaging those 90 pounds of sugar a year. Sugar In Our […]

12 Deceptive Words Food Manufacturers Are Using to Trick You

Deep down, we know it’s bunk, but these messages and buzzwords are created with psychology in mind. They’re made to trick us, even when we know better, even when we’re becoming more informed about our food supply and what we put into our bodies. Today I’m going to pull the curtain back on some of these terms of trickery, these clever ways they’re attempting to deceive us. Perhaps you’ve fallen for some of them. I know I have. They’re good, these marketing departments. They know their stuff.

When you start digging into what it means to eat healthy, wholesome, “real” foods, you’ll hear person after person tell you that these foods can really only be found around the perimeter of the supermarket, not in the inner aisles. Yet if you were to actually walk those aisles and read the claims on the packages, you’d hear a vastly different story. Told by the manufacturers. And clever marketers. Who want you to think this fake, processed, chemical-laden, harmful, nothing-real-about-it food is actually life-giving and […]