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The Sweet Truth About the Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

The Sweet Truth About the Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Were you aware that there are over 300 different types of honey in the U.S. alone? Crazy, right? Each one has their own distinct flavor and color depending upon the blossoms the honeybee visited. Honey truly is one of nature’s sweetest gifts and offers a bounty of health benefits. Not only is (...)

- Posted 02/13/2017

Only Supplements Baby Need

Only Supplements Baby Need

With all the advice new parents are bombarded with after having a baby, it can be difficult to wrap your head around what the best options for your new bundle of joy really are! I’ve found that keeping things simple really is the best way to go. I’ve also found that two very simple, all natural (...)

- Posted 02/1/2017

My Home Birth: A Safe Choice

My Home Birth: A Safe Choice

After spending 34 long, painful hours giving birth to my son, Lucas, in a hospital, I wanted to take a different approach for my daughter, Natalia.  The differences between my experience giving birth in a hospital and in my own home truly highlight the benefits of a home water birth for soon-to-be (...)

- Posted 01/31/2017

Filtered Water: A Clear Advantage

Filtered Water: A Clear Advantage

Have you ever wondered whether filtered drinking water is better than tap or bottled water?  The answer to this question is simple: yes!  While many people have traditionally turned to bottled water as their source of clean, pure water, in reality, filtered drinking water is safer, cleaner, and (...)

- Posted 01/31/2017

Mammography vs. Thermography

Mammography vs. Thermography

Here is a disturbing statistic: one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her life, a risk which increases with age.  It is perhaps this reason that has made the debate surrounding the best type of breast cancer screening tests, particularly among (...)

- Posted 01/31/2017

Reading Organic Food Labels

Reading Organic Food Labels

Unfortunately, buying organic food doesn’t mean the same thing today as it once did.  At one time, you could purchase organic food without paying much mind to the label or the origin—you were pretty much guaranteed to be buying real organic food, free from harmful chemicals and additives, from (...)

- Posted 01/31/2017

Give It Up: Reasons to Go Gluten- and Dairy-Free

Give It Up: Reasons to Go Gluten- and Dairy-Free

Hot dog eating contests.  The Biggest Loser.  “Supersize it.”  When it comes to food (and dieting), Americans are known for their penchant for extremes.  To some, gluten- and dairy-free diets fit this bill, since these diets require such a high level of both commitment and sacrifice to (...)

- Posted 01/23/2017

Benefits of Warm Water with Lemon, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar

Benefits of Warm Water with Lemon, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar

Unless you’re one of those fabled morning people, no one wakes up feeling amazing. Mornings are characterized by sluggishness and fatigue. If you’re unlucky, the condition might persist throughout the day. Some people turn to energy drinks or non-natural remedies and end up feeling worse than (...)

- Posted 01/5/2017

6 Reasons Salt Lamps are a “Must Have” for any Healthy Household

6 Reasons Salt Lamps are a “Must Have” for any Healthy Household

There’s nothing quite as soothing as the warm glow of a Himalayan salt lamp casting its warm ambiance throughout the home. I’m a huge fan of using salt lamps, and not just because of their brilliant glow. They’re actually really beneficial for improving air quality…and doing much, much (...)

- Posted 12/26/2016

Dirt’s Not all You’re Dragging in From Outside! Why You Want to Make Your Home a No-Shoe Zone

Dirt’s Not all You’re Dragging in From Outside! Why You Want to Make Your Home a No-Shoe Zone

I’ve had a strict no shoes in the house policy for at least a year now. And while yes, I believe shoes are great and serve a wonderful purpose, I don’t think they have any business being worn inside. While this is the norm in most eastern cultures, if you live in the States and ask someone to (...)

- Posted 12/16/2016