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5 Ways to Make Your Own Homemade Produce Wash #DIYFridayby  

Here are 5 simple and dirt-cheap homemade produce washes to help you keep the chemicals off your food (and also an easy guide to help you).

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The Top Five Occasions When You Should Take A Detox Bathby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I used to think baths were for kids. Who takes a bath when they can take a speedy shower, after all? However, I have recently gotten over my reservations with taking baths. Change that - I have... Read More

Are These Hidden Toxins Lurking in YOUR Chocolate?by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Chocolate has served as a sacred elixir, an aphrodisiac, and a comfort food for multiple civilizations since the time of the Aztecs. With a scientific name like theobroma, which literally means "food of the gods," there's... Read More

Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 2)by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered what you would see if you could examine the inside of your body under a microscope? Would you find traces of benzene? Mutated DNA? Or perhaps thinned or irritated cell walls along... Read More

My Review of a Whole House Water Filtration Systemby  

Clean drinking water is a murky subject. I'll confess that every time I begin to write a post about water filtration and removing toxins from your family's water sources, I am tempted to start hyperventilating. There's so much out there.... Read More

An All-Natural, Homemade Oven Cleanerby  

  By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I love to clean. Since I have two young children, my ideal of a clean house has greatly changed over the past seven years, but I still enjoy cleaning – especially spring cleaning. Each... Read More

Nourish Your Face with Homemade Skin Careby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer I’m the first to admit that my so-called “wisdom lines” have often tempted me to take drastic measures. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely believe in aging gracefully. But I also think there’s a graceful... Read More

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Solutionby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Switching from mainstream cleaners to natural alternatives is honestly one of the easiest possible baby steps toward a greener, more natural life. Throw a few ingredients in a spray bottle and toss your Mr. Clean in the... 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

Hidden Dangers of Teflon Cookware: What You Need to Knowby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I grew up with many of my meals lovingly cooked in a Teflon frying pan, and I'm willing to bet you probably did, too. But are those frying pans the healthiest choices for our families? Is... 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

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

Time Saving Tips for Natural Cleaningby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Do you want to clean your home naturally, but feel overwhelmed by the idea of making the cleaners yourself? If you are anything like me, you might get carried away and think you need a new cleaner... Read More

Safe Bath Products for Kidsby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I was expecting my first baby, I bought so much stuff.  Some of what I bought was all the "usual" baby care products -- shampoo, baby wash, baby lotion, and so on.  All... Read More

5 Ways to Use Oil as Part of a Natural, Skincare Routineby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Switching to non-toxic skin care is a logical step for those wanting to lead a healthy and natural lifestyle. Using natural products on our skin is helpful in reducing the toxic load we carry... Read More

First Steps to Eating for Fertilityby  

Note from Stephanie: Many years ago, I connected with fellow blogger Donielle Baker through the realization that we shared a common struggle of infertility due to having a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). What bonded us further was that... Read More

7 Foods to Avoidby  

Guest Post by Kresha of Nourishing Joy Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our... Read More

Second Steps Towards Eating Real Foods: Switching Your Food Sourcesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer... Read More

Homemade Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soapby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Over the course of the past couple of years, I've enjoyed learning how to make homemade products--like homemade liquid dish soap, homemade deodorant and various homemade food products, like bread crumbs and cream of chicken... Read More

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