Toxins in Candles: Sad, But True

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There’s nothing like the gentle flicker of a candle flame, and a warm, sweet scent filling your home to evoke feelings of peace and wellness. Except when that candle is actually filling your home with toxic chemicals and contributing to indoor air pollution.  I know. I hear that sigh, and have sighed myself many times. It can be discouraging. We work so hard to eat healthy, stay fit, and rid our homes and bodies of toxins, only to find that something as simple and innocent […]

The Soy Decoy: Don’t Be Deceived

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Guest Post by Katie Fox I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I’m here today to tell you that I don’t eat soy products, and I don’t think you should eat soy products, either. There.  I came right out and said it.  Might as well get the controversy right out in the open from the start, right? (wink) Honestly, I’m not looking for a fight.  In my real off-line life, I almost never talk about dietary choices with […]

Dairy Free Alternatives That Work For a Traditional Diet

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I have to begin this post by stating that we love dairy. I mean, we really love it. Our desire to take dairy out of our diets has been for one reason only– while doing the GAPS diet for two months, we noticed that each time we tried to add dairy back in, several members of the family had trouble with it. We are hopeful that continued healing of their guts will remedy that problem and allow us to return to our beloved raw milk, […]