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How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

The Unhealthy Truth Behind the Coca-Cola Labelby  

Guest Post by Elsie Callender Why do healthy people eat unhealthy things? Why do I? I drink raw milk, eat pastured meat and write real food cookbooks. And yet...and yet sometimes when I go to a restaurant I order my meal based on how well... Read More

Childhood Obesity: 4 Supersized Facts the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Knowby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer When we were given the task of tackling tough topics, I immediately thought of childhood obesity. The facts on childhood obesity cannot be disputed. One third of American children are currently obese according to the CDC.... Read More

The Soy Decoy: Why Soy is Not a Health Foodby  

This post was originally published in June of 2010, but the topic is still pertinent today! Soy is one of the most commonly mistaken modern "health foods", and unfortunately, can be found in just about everything in the form of... Read More

What’s Wrong with Hydrogenated Oil (and How to Avoid It)by  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer While many oils are healthy and nourishing to the body and brain, hydrogenated oil is not one of them. You've probably heard that hydrogenated oil isn't good for you, but perhaps you are not sure why.... Read More

Is the Pomegranate Worth the Price? {5 Reasons + 3 Recipes to prove that it is!}by  

Guest Post by Dena Norton Pomegranates are everywhere lately – food blogs, Pinterest boards, clothing lines and magazine covers. Pomegranates have been on the scene for a while now (some say since the Garden of Eden), and it doesn’t look... Read More

Tired of Feeling Sick? Try Alternating Hot and Cold Hydrotherapyby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer It's the time of year when its common for most people to start feeling run down and sick. Regularly detoxing our bodies can help boost our immune systems, warding off illness and contributing to our feelings... Read More

Three Household Products That Have Changed Our Lives (and 50 ways we use them)by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer When I was younger, I would get excited about normal things. Going out with friends, a new outfit, an upcoming trip. Now, domestic life overcomes me. I'm a grown-up. A woman. Oh, I still get excited,... Read More

My Travel Medicine Kit (and How We Stay Healthy on the Road)by  

Written by Stephanie Langford I’m continually grateful for this kit. Each time I pull it out to treat someone’s sickness or owie or to find something to give our systems a boost, I do so with a huge sense of... Read More

Natural Remedies for Travel and Adventuresby  

Post by contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola It's that time of year for autumn adventures, such as nature walks, hiking, bonfires, football on the lawn, nighttime stargazing, tailgating picnics, candlelit evenings, and jumping into freshly-raked leaf piles! Whether you're... Read More

Natural Ways to Treat Premenstrual Syndromeby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer Do you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome? Achy back, bloating, cramping, tender breasts, and headaches are all unpleasant symptoms associated with menstruation. In our house, there are three menstruating women. Our symptoms, and the severity of these... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Want to make your own homemade herbal throat lozenges? Today, Kresha has you covered! By Kresha, Contributing Writer For nearly two decades, I had a favorite brand of cough drops that went with me everywhere. During that time, I had... Read More

5 Home Remedies for a Sore Throatby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Need some home remedies for a sore throat? Today, Stacy is giving five! Sore throats are miserable, aren't they? Not being able to swallow comfortably and basically feeling that your throat is on fire . . .... Read More

What To Feed Kids With Asthma: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan for Kidsby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Looking for an anti-inflammatory meal plan? Today, Jessica has you covered! A few times a year, my husband and I go to bed with a lump in our throats. We listen over the monitor for... Read More

Conversation: Balancing Healthy Food and Real Lifeby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I first started eating real food, I was pretty strict. I would not buy any white sugar or white flour.  I would not use wheat (spelt, then grain-free).  I was convinced all that stuff was... Read More

Why Are So Many Women Suffering with Thyroid Problems?by  

This summer we are taking some time to discuss some current issues that are on our minds--issues that we do not know how to answer. We are relying on you, the Keeper of the Home readers, to weigh in as... Read More

How to Begin and Maintain a Consistent Exercise Routineby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer At the beginning of this year, I signed up to run a half marathon on June 1 with my sister. I was six months post-partum after my third baby, still at least 20+ lbs above... Read More

7 Homemade Recipes I Always Make (and 7 I Don’t)by  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There are homemade recipes out there for just about anything.  I have tried many of them over the last few years. I consider myself a big "DIY-er" and I love to try anything I run... Read More

5 Spring Super Foods and Spring Sun Safetyby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I am so excited that spring is finally here!  In the last few weeks, my kids have been obsessed with playing outside and have spent several hours out each day.  We're lucky to have a... Read More

Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situationsby  

Did you know that eating real food isn't dependent on eating a set menu, based on particular "health" foods that you have to be able to find or afford? (did I just hear a collective sigh of relief?) This winter... Read More

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