Hair Clips That Actually Stay in Place: Lilla Rose Giveaway!

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I guess it’s giveaway week around here, because I have a giveaway for you today, one more coming up this Monday, and did you catch the Cultures for Health giveaway on Monday? I usually stick to products that are specifically natural, healthy, related to going green or some such thing. Every once in a while, though, it’s fun to do something that’s just pure girly. I’ll confess to being skeptical when I first agreed to try out the hair clips from Lilla Rose. I have […]

Save Money by Culturing Foods with DIY Starters (and Cultures for Health Giveaway!)

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Many of us know the health benefits of eating cultured and fermented foods, but buying pre-made yogurt, kefir, sourdough breads, kombucha and the like can cost a pretty penny. Did you know that these health-boosting cultured foods can be easily and cheaply prepared at home using starter cultures? I cringe when I go to buy a $3.99 or $4.99 tub of organic, whole milk yogurt, a mere 750 ml (or about 3 cups). Not even enough for one breakfast in our home. Yet I can buy a […]

Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil Giveaway (10 Winners!)

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**This giveaway is now closed** Earlier this week we talked cod liver oil, its numerous health benefits and suggestions for buying and taking it. Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D, cod liver oil is a phenomenal traditional food that helps to grow strong babies and children, and keep their moms and dads healthy as well. If you’re still unconvinced of the merits of cod liver oil (especially fermented oils), you have a chance to try to win some today and try it for […]

Sourdough A to Z eBook: Win a Copy!

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Sourdough is a champion traditional food (don’t miss Stacey’s post on sourdough next Friday). By slowly fermenting the grain during the souring process, it becomes easily digestible (sometimes even for those with allergies or particular grain sensitivities), it reduces phytates (for better mineral availability and absorption), it even lower the insulin response to consuming the carbohydrates. Even better, sourdough baked goods are simpler than you might think to make and very frugal. There is no added yeast necessary (a beneficial thing, because store bought yeast contributes […]

Giveaway Week: Naturopathic First Aid Kit Package ($99.95 value)!

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Quick… your 3 year old just fell off his bike and scraped up his knee on the gravel really badly. He’s bleeding, he’s screaming and you’re not really sure what to do. You wish you knew of some natural remedies to help stop the bleeding, ease his pain and prevent infection, but in that frazzled moment the best you can come up with is cleaning the wound with water, getting out the bandages, and hoping some hugs and a popsicle will do the trick. Scenario […]

Natural and Eco-Friendly Laundry Soap Reviews: 5 Moms Test and Compare

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In light of the growing interest in more natural and environmentally friendly products over the past several years, the number of cleaning products lining the shelves of your local health food store (and even conventional stores) has grown enormously! For a mom with a limited budget and barely enough time to get through the mountains of laundry, who has time to purposefully buy and compare various brands to know what works and what doesn’t? This fall, I asked 4 of my dear friends who also […]

Using Homeopathic Solutions for the Family

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Are you enjoying this month of natural remedies and illness prevention? If you’ve missed any of the posts, you can find them all here. I was just wondering what you use for your children in place of tylenol and motrin. We typically don’t bother treating our kids fevers until they get over 101, and fortunately that rarely occurs. But we have been struggling with managing our children and infants pain for both teething and leg aches/growing pains. Do you have any natural pain killers that […]

Using Sourdough in Wonderful and Unusual Ways

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I tend to be a creature of habit. I like to do things the usual or “normal” ways. I color inside the lines. I like clothes in classic styles that match easily. I prefer using tried and true recipes or simply adapting an existing recipe rather than creating my own from scratch. It shouldn’t surprise you, then, to know that I use my sourdough starter for making (what else?) bread. Just bread. How much I’ve missed by believing that sourdough is only good for bread […]