Natural, Non-Toxic Laundry: Nellie’s Dryer Balls

I was just doing my laundry the other day and was reminded of how much I have loved using these nifty dryer balls! For starters, why would I not simply use dryer sheets? They may contain ingredients such as: benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders), limonene (a known carcinogen) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen), among others (source) Similarly to fabric softeners, dryer sheets may contain: neurotoxic toluene and trimethylbenzene, styrene […]

Another Season, Another Diet, Another Meal Plan

Much Ado About Sunscreen

Hope in His Goodness

Breastfeeding for Heart Health

Eczema: Solving the Underlying Causes, Part 2

Over the past month or so, I’ve been sharing on the topic of eczema, and how to naturally and holistically approach it in order to bring both relief and healing. If you missed any of the past posts, here they are: Eczema: What is it and what causes it? Bringing Relief to the Discomfort Solving the Underlying Causes, Part 1 4) Try Food Eliminations Eczema as a reaction to a food allergy or sensitivity is very, very common. Some of the most common food suspects are: Wheat, eggs, […]

Calling For All PCOS Success Stories!

  Image by JuanRax I know you're out there! Have you used a traditional/whole foods diet and made natural lifestyle changes to improve your symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Have you lost weight, seen your symptoms dramatically reduce or even disappear, or finally achieved a long hoped for pregnancy? Fellow PCOS'ers, if this describes you, I would LOVE to hear from you! I am hoping to compile some testimonies and success stories, in order to offer hope and encouragment to those who are struggling with […]

Eczema: Solving the Underlying Causes, Part 1

Now that we’ve discussed what eczema is and some of it’s causes, as well as how to achieve some relief, it’s time to start thinking about long term and underlying causes. I think one of the first things to do in really dealing with eczema is to start ruling out possibilities of cause, to try to narrow it down to the most pressing issue(s). Here are some of the top issues that I would consider when addressing eczema: 1) Avoid All Processed Foods Any preservatives, chemicals (like MSG), […]