50 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil: 50 Uses for This Tropical Oil

I originally heard about coconut oil nearly 4 years ago, when my son was born. We used cloth diapers, but traditional diaper creams can damage the absorbency of cloth. It was the recommended alternative and it worked great. I still keep a big jar of it in his room. Overtime our use of this oil expanded beyond…

are obesogens making you fat

Obesogens: The Hidden Chemicals That Can Make Your Family Fat

Obesity is a rising problems in America and it’s taking its toll on our children. According to Environmental Health Policy Institute (EHPI), 17% of children and youths in America are obese. While lack of activity, poor diet and genetics are frequently blamed for this problem, could there be other factors in the environment affecting the…

10 Cancer Causing Foods You're Eating

10 Cancer Causing Foods in Your Diet

How much have you researched about cancer-causing foods? Did you know the American Cancer Society now reports the chances of getting cancer are now 1 in 2 for men, and 1 in 3 for women? Those staggering numbers indicate a growing epidemic in the U.S., but it isn’t time to throw in the towel. In their annual cancer…

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Natural Holiday Stress Relief

Moms like us are familiar with the tension that the holidays can bring. There’s too much to do in too short a time: family gatherings, kids’ recitals, gift buying, secret Santa. From crowded shopping malls to that critical dinner ingredient you forgot, running around causes a lot of stress. Traffic, snowstorms, drunk drivers and other…

fermenting vegetables

Eat Your (Fermented) Vegetables!

Are you looking for better nutrition in the food you already eat? Or a way to feed your family foods that are not only healthy and good for the gut but also can be made in batches and last? Then you should look into fermented vegetables. What is Fermenting? Fermenting, or culturing, is a process that preserves…