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 […]

Find Safe Products By Reading Labels

Find Safe Products By Reading Labels {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

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 ignorant. I (incorrectly) assumed that most products were safe. Then one day I stumbled across information that many shampoos were made with dangerous ingredients. After I realized that sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate weren’t the safest for humans, I discovered that cosmetics also […]

“But I’m Too Tired To Workout!” {Exercise Tips For Exhausted Mamas}

"But I'm Too Tired To Workout!" Exercise Tips For Exhausted Mamas {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Before I start writing this post where I tell you I haven’t worked out in 18 months, first let me defend myself. I used to run marathons. Okay … half marathons. I ran half marathons. I used to go to the gym daily. And sweat. And lift weights. And have biceps. Are you impressed with Former Me yet? Good. I’ll stop. Needless to say, all this energy and fitness disappeared about the time my milk came in six years ago. If you […]

Finally! A cough syrup I’m happy with!

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Cold and cough season sure is upon us, isn’t it? Like many of you, we do our best to: Pump up our immune systems through real food to minimize how much we get sick in the first place Use many simple, effective home remedies to deal with illness when it does happen. We eat foods like raw garlic and fresh citrus, cut out all sweeteners, stay extra hydrated, enjoy warm herbal teas with raw honey, among other things. We turn to natural, herbal store-bought remedies […]

All About Sugar

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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 […]