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 […]

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, […]

How to Protect Your Family from the Dangers of Formaldehyde

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Formaldehyde is one of the most common toxic substances found in indoor air. It was only recently that I discovered just how pervasive formaldehyde is. No longer limited to mortuaries and medical laboratories (where it is used as a preservative), formaldehyde is now in many personal care products, furniture, and building supplies. Formaldehyde is listed as a a probable human carcinogen (cancer causing agent) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2011, the National Toxicology Program named formaldehyde as […]

31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchen

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I have a bit of a love affair with mason jars. They are sturdy, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, they can often be found inexpensively, and best of all? They are a completely non-toxic way to store things in my kitchen! We all know by now that plastics usually include dangerous chemicals, particularly if they are heated at all, but even when they are used for any sort of food or liquid that could absorb the toxins that the plastics […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win a Royal Berkey Water Filtration System from LPC Survival ($283 Value)

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There are few things more basic for human survival and health than having clean water to drink.  My experience in the Philippines last spring reminded me afresh of how much we take it for granted that we do not have to struggle daily to access clean water, or for that matter, to access water at all. Those of us in North America or other developed parts of the world have such an incredible privilege of being able to turn on a tap to find drinkable water, safe […]

Moving to a More Natural Lifestyle: Ramblings of a Former Coupon Queen

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Guest Post written by Stacy Myers. Hello – My name is Stacy and I used to be a coupon addict. No…really. I would take my coupon binder camping – in the woods – with all of nature – and no electricity. There I was, in the woods…just me and my coupons with the Sasquatches. A year ago, if I could see myself where I am now, I would have told my husband that I had lost my mind and he needed to commit me to an […]

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012, Part 2

Find the first 6 steps in yesterday’s post… Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer 7. Have a Quiet Time with Gratitude and Prayer We are wives, we are mothers, we are always serving others and sometimes we forget to serve or spend time with the Lord. Having a quiet time helps us to understand the grace He has given us so we can extend that grace to others including our little ones. We’re also able to pour our concerns on Him and we begin to have a healthier positive mindset […]

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012

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Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It’s January, so we all know what that means… New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that according to Time Magazine, most of these so-called resolutions fail after 9-10 days? So, if your wrote any you probably already stopped or quit one or more of them. Dictionary.com defines resolution as a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. A couple of reasons why we fail at resolutions are we’re too busy and we’re too broad. What we need […]