When Food Choices ARE a Moral Issue

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By Mandi Ehman, Contributing Writer A couple months ago I wrote a post called “Food Choices Are Not a Moral Issue.” There were several who commented that disagreed with the title of the post…and I actually agree with them! My main goal in that post was to open a discussion about judging other people’s food choices, and I stand by the assertion that it’s not my place to judge what other people choose to eat. On the other hand, what I choose to eat is […]

Taking Care of Yourself While Pregnant

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When you’re pregnant, especially in the beginning, ordinary life may be difficult.  When you have a job, other kids, or any semblance of a life, you can’t just take time off!  Many pregnant women feel the need to keep pushing ahead, keeping up with their responsibilities, and pretending (as much as possible) that they aren’t exhausted and sick.  But you know what?  That’s really not the best plan. We recently announced that we are expecting baby #4.  Yes!  Modern […]

Backyard Medicinal Plants: Do You Have Herbal Remedies Right Under Your Nose?

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Last summer, my husband spent a few hours cleaning up our yard.  We had a lot of vines growing everywhere, some of which were poison ivy.  We were worried the kids would get into it, so he took care of it.  Unfortunately, he’s very sensitive to it, and despite an immediate cool shower and other precautions, he came down with a very bad case of it.  It took a couple weeks to heal, and it was even bad enough […]

Eliminating Aluminum From Our Homes

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Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer Our bodies are exposed to pollutants before we’re even born. Many pollutants, like the ones in our air, are unavoidable. But there are many toxins that we can choose to avoid. Aluminum is one of those toxins. The scary truth about aluminum is that it is found in so many things in our world and it is toxic to our bodies, even in small amounts. From household products to vaccinations, aluminum pervades our lifestyle, and if not monitored closely, can […]

Spring Clean the Toxins: How to Get Started

Not only is spring a perfect time to freshen up your house when it comes to scrubbing baseboards and washing blinds and all those “cleanliness” tasks, but it’s also an idea time to think about the unseen invaders lurking in your home… That’s right– dangerous toxins! It’s beginning to be common knowledge that many of the beauty and skincare products, cleaning supplies, foods, kitchen items, and even furniture, decor and clothing in our homes contain harmful chemicals that make their way into our body through our skin, […]

Our Experience with Newborn Chiropractic Care and Why You Should Consider It

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Guest Post by Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS I gave birth to my son Mikah, my third child, at home in 1999. He cried quite a bit, so we wondered if he might be in some kind of pain. He had several issues from birth, which made things all the more confusing. One of them was itchy eczema from head to toe (that’s another story for another day). But that seemed unrelated to a noticeable neck weakness. He couldn’t hold his head up straight, nor could […]

The Microwave: Why You Should Avoid It and Other Options

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Back when I was in high school, I remember sitting in French class one day.  I don’t remember what brought it up, but the teacher told us that she didn’t have a microwave.  We were honestly shocked.  Why, we thought (and said).  In this day and age, everyone has a microwave!  It’s so convenient!  How do you cook without a microwave?! Why, indeed. I continued to happily use my oh-so-convenient microwave for several more years. That is, until I began […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win $100 of Liquid Herbal Products from TriLight Health

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Every once in a while, I find a new product that I truly love and find myself recommending to others over and over again. TriLight Health liquid herbal remedies have been one of those products. Last fall, I did a review of their products with 5 other moms. I decided to try using their pregnancy-safe mineral supplement, as well as their Tri-Iron supplement. After only a short while on both products, I was sold. I seemed to absorb the iron well, without side effects, and […]