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Summer Peach Salsa

By | July 24, 2014

Peaches are in full swing for us here in Northern California. My CSA fruit box has been full of this particular stone fruit and I’ve been exploring lots of different ways to prepare peaches. Since my husband is deployed right now, I’ve been drawn to the least time intensive options possible. Easy is the name Read More

How Ditching Your Flip Flops Will Improve Your Health

By | July 22, 2014

I have a confession to make – I’m a flip flop addict. Since I was a teenager I have enjoyed the ease of being a flip flop wearer. In fact, I’m know to wear a pair until they literally fall apart (ever been the person trying to hold your flip flop together in the middle Read More

10 Things the Mainstream is Wrong About Natural Health

By | July 21, 2014

Last week, I wrote a post called 10 Things the Mainstream is Right About Natural Health.  I’m no lover of the mainstream, but credit where credit is due and all.  Plus, it sometimes frustrates me to see some myths passed around in the ‘alternative’ world.  Some of those not-very-true and kind of “out there” ideas Read More

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker Winner!

By | July 21, 2014

Today, we’re announcing the winner of the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker. The winner is: Ruthie! (ruthievbeaudry) Congratulations!  Look for an email from us shortly to claim your prize. If you didn’t win, check out how awesome the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker is, including how I know it can save you money! Do you make your Read More

Is There Lead in Bentonite Clay?

By | July 18, 2014

This post is sponsored.  All research is independent and all opinions are my own. Recently, some people have become concerned that bentonite clay isn’t safe and may contain lead.  Lead, as many know, is not a safe substance and can cause brain damage.  It’s therefore regulated quite carefully and most people try to avoid it. Read More

The Dangerous Secret About Summer Grilling

By | July 15, 2014

by Jaclyn of Natural Momma in Progress My Favorite Summer Dinner As a family, my husband, kids and I love to make a team effort out of dinner, with the guys grilling outside and momma making the sides in the kitchen. I love to include a tall glass of this yummy lacto-fermented strawberry lemonade and finish dinner Read More

10 Things the Mainstream is Right About Natural Health

By | July 14, 2014

  I don’t know about you, but often when I read a mainstream article about natural health, I get pretty frustrated. A lot of the mainstream is pretty “anti” natural.  They don’t believe that nutrition is all that important, that homeopathy works, and they think most natural remedies are simultaneously inert and dangerous (don’t even ask Read More

Which are the Ideal Probiotic Strains?

By | July 11, 2014

Image by SuperFantastic Over the years on this blog, I have talked about probiotics a lot.  Search for the word and you’ll find dozens of different posts that mention it. That’s because probiotics are one of the most important parts of your health.  Having good gut flora is a fairly new area of research, but Read More

“Fat” is Not a Four Letter Word: Plant Fats

By | July 10, 2014

For years we’ve been bombarded with messages that fat is bad. We invented margarine (which is pretty disgusting if you read the history), built ourselves a food pyramid, and spent millions of dollars on huge campaigns to promote “low fat” and ” fat free” foods. Research is beginning to surface that questions whether the “low fat” and “heart Read More

Introducing Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies!

By | July 8, 2014

Today, we have something super cool for you! If you have ever despaired over your rising grocery budget, or wished that you could get better quality food without breaking the bank, you need to pay attention. A group of five bloggers (including me) have written a brand-new book, called Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies.  Today is Read More

What to Look For In Non-Toxic Sunscreen

By | July 3, 2014

By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer It is summertime, and if you are like most people, you are very cautious to protect your skin from the sun.  Ideally we would gain our sun protection through eating a nourishing diet high in antioxidants and healthy fats and using clothes/hats/shade as protective coverings.  However, for most of us there will Read More

How a Baby Food Maker Can Save You Money

By | July 2, 2014

What does your baby eat? When my first baby was born, I wasn’t what you’d call “crunchy” yet.  I had a hospital birth, I breastfed (but supplemented with formula), kind of used cloth diapers (switched fully around 6 months), and so on.  One thing I definitely was determined to do, though, was make my own Read More

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