8 Ways to Supercharge Your Smoothies

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It’s the New Year. Are you ready to supercharge your smoothie? Smoothies, or smoothie bowls, are a convenient way to pack in nutrition, especially when loaded with raw fruits and vegetables. We love to include lots of leafy greens in our smoothies. You can pack in a pretty big serving. Then, we add lots of fresh fruits. The fruits add just the right amount of sweet. Finally, we supercharge our smoothies with a few supplements. You don’t need to add all […]

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D in 600 Words

  By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hearing a lot about Vitamin D lately. But because I’m busy being a homemaker, working, and taking care of a 9-month-old who’s doing his best to walk before his first birthday, most of what I hear and read goes in one ear and out the other! I figured it was time to get my facts straight about Vitamin D. I decided to find answers to a few basic questions about Vitamin […]

Natural Ways to Recover from Pregnancy

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Post-pregnancy, there’s a lot going on.  You have a brand-new baby to get to know, learn to breastfeed, and care for.  You still have your home and possibly other children that need care.  And of course, there’s the physical recovery from pregnancy.  I always thought it seemed a little unfair that I was expected to be fully responsible for a tiny person when I was physically drained from pregnancy, labor, and birth!  (Although after three babies, the real drain […]

How I Stock My Natural Medicine Cabinet

If you were to come over to my home and complain of an ailment, or your child got an injury while visiting, you may be surprised to see me open up my “medicine cabinet” and proceed to pull out various natural remedies to treat what ails you. I’m no expert, but I have a love for alternative, natural treatments and have been studying them casually for the past 7 years or so. A friend was asking me what I would use for such-and-such a while […]

Using Herbal Powders to Supplement a Healthy Diet: An Alternative to the Daily Multivitamin

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The foods we consume and the lifestyle we live form the foundation of our health. The nutrients in the foods we eat are the building blocks for all of the biological activity within the various systems of our bodies. Disease occurs when our bodies lack the nutrients necessary to perform these functions properly. This can be due to a poor diet, an inactive lifestyle, harmful chemicals we inhale or absorb through our skin, or undue stress from a reliance on […]

Even Real Food Bloggers Get the Blues (and How to Keep Nutrition Up in Busy, Stressful Seasons)

**I shared our exciting news the other day, which entirely relates to the re-posting of this post from almost exactly one year ago. Morning sickness, fatigue and some other challenging circumstances have made it a real struggle to put decent food on the table (or desire to eat it, for that matter) these past two months. These tips and thoughts definitely still apply for our family, and for those of you who find yourself facing similar situations!** For me, one of the most important aspects […]

Adrenal Fatigue: Help and Resources for Healing

Earlier this week I introduced the topic of adrenal fatigue. Before reading this post, you may want to go back and read the first part in this series to understand what exactly adrenal fatigue is and learn more about many of the symptoms associated with it. What Can I Do About It? It’s time to get more practical (ahh, my favorite part) and talk about some solutions to the problem of adrenal fatigue. Let it be known that, once again, I am not an expert […]

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2

In the first part of this panel discussion, we focused on what led to a situation of burnout and fatigue, how the panelists recognized it, their signs and symptoms and more. This time, I wanted to focus on the hopefulness that exists, even when we find that we’ve come to the end of our rope. Winter does not last forever. Spring is coming. I chose this tulip image because it well describes that simple but strong hope that I have in my own personal season […]