5 Ways to Detox Your Laundry Routine

5 Ways to Detox Your Laundry Routine

By Erin Odom, contributing writer It wasn’t long after I started my natural living journey that I realized that I needed to detox my laundry routine. Most conventional laundering supplies contain dyes, perfumes and many other toxins.  At first, I simply began using a free and clear detergent. But even those are not quite as pure as they may appear. The final push for me to fully detox my laundry routine was when I made the switch to cloth diapers. When I discovered that I […]

What are the Benefits of Skin Brushing?

Benefits of Skin Brushing

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer When I first read about skin brushing several years ago, it took me a while to grasp the concept. I didn’t really understand what it was or why anyone would want to do it. The idea did intrigue me however, so I continued to research and soon found out that the practice of skin brushing had so many benefits that I had to give it a try. So try it I did, and I have been hooked ever since. It […]

My Attempt at This Crazy Thing Called Oil Pulling: Does It Really Make a Difference?

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Today I’m over at Simple Organic, sharing my two-week oil pulling journal, and more thoughts on the why’s and how’s and “does it work” of this truly unique (and only slightly crazy and gross) health practice. A friend of mine is doing a lot of research on how to strengthen teeth, and both reverse and prevent cavities, naturally. Since I’m so busy these days, I’m happy to let her do the research and then I can follow her lead. One of the things that she […]

Weston Price and The Detox Cleanse I’m Doing

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Every once in a while, I have a blog post composing itself in my brain, and before I actually get it onto my keyboard, someone beats me to the punch. This time, it was on the topic of Dr. Weston A. Price, the dentist-researcher behind the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, and the foundation upon which the Weston A. Price Foundation, the book Nourishing Traditions, and the Price-Pottenger Foundation were built. Yup, he wrote the book before I could get to it. Just kidding. Actually, my […]

Giveaway Week: Living Clay Package from Nature’s Cleansing Clay

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I first heard about the strange and curious practice of eating clay by reading Nourishing Traditions. The idea was absolutely foreign to me, but intrigued me as I had been learning more about trace minerals and the important part that they play in our health. It was still a good two years before I finally went ahead and purchased the recommend Azomite clay for it’s high mineral content. Shortly afterwards, I began reading about the benefits of Bentonite Clay, not for nutrients necessarily, but rather […]

Cleansing and Detoxing: A Few Simple Ways to Do It

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One of the things about living in a polluted world, full of toxic chemicals in the water, air, food supply, etc. is that they don’t just stay on the outside but many of them end up on the inside, too. Our bodies can become burdened by these toxins over time, and this can affect a whole host of bodily functions, sometimes seen through illness and symptoms and sometimes just silently wearing our bodies down and causing gradual and subtle effects. Either way, they are a […]