How to Stop Emotional Eating & Free Yourself of Food Cravings

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] Food addiction is a real problem in our modern society. Many women especially have a lot of guilt and shame around their weight and not being able to “control” their eating. But there are solutions for nagging food cravings and emotional eating that can finally get to the underlying causes of food addiction and help you heal. The Problem With Food Cravings and Emotional Eating It’s okay to find pleasure in food at times. In fact, we’re biologically designed to find pleasure in food. Eating is a…

Natural Constipation Remedies for Adults & Kids

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] Constipation is never fun to deal with and can often become a major concern if it becomes long-term — especially in our kiddos. However, it is a great indicator of their overall health! There are multiple reasons for constipation in children, some of which may be surprising to you. While it makes sense to think of constipation as a problem in the gut, in this article I’ll look at some of the brain-based causes of constipation that are often overlooked when trying to relieve constipation naturally. What…

Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] Ever since I started writing about health, the great debate over whether or not to eat meat and from what sources has continued on. Have you ever wondered if grass-fed beef is healthier? Is it worth the extra cost and effort to seek it out? Is there a real difference? In a nutshell, yes! There is a distinct difference between red meat raised on a feedlot versus grass-fed, pastured beef from free-range cows. Grass-fed beef contains omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and B vitamins that grain-fed lacks. Grass-fed meat…

Natural Solutions for Precocious Puberty (Early Puberty)

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] From birth to college, kids seem to grow up fast. As parents, we have to accept that we only get 18 or so years with them at home. But we don’t want them to grow so fast that their health is in jeopardy. Precocious puberty (or early puberty) is a problem for many families that we don’t have a lot of answers to. In this post, I’ll break it down and go over the options families have for dealing with this issue. What Is Precocious Puberty? Many…

What Are Phthalates & Why to Avoid Them

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] For those of us interested in nontoxic personal care, trying to navigate the ever-growing list of chemicals to avoid can be overwhelming. Phthalates are on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen List Endocrine Disruptors,” but what exactly are they and what harm do they cause? What Are Phthalates? Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make certain plastics softer, more flexible, and less fragile. Two million metric tons of them are produced each year! Sound like a lot? It is… That’s 4,409,245,244 lbs, which equals the…

How to Firm and Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] After many years, I was finally able to overcome past trauma, reverse my autoimmune disease, and shed some pounds (more than 50 of them actually!). As many of us moms know though, weight loss can come with an unfortunate downside… stretched out, loose, or sagging skin. For the most part I’ve learned to become comfortable with the skin I’m in (consider it part of the glory of motherhood!), but today I’m sharing my post-weight loss skincare plan — what helped, what didn’t, and what the experts say.…

Organ Meats: Healthy to Eat or Just Disgusting?

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] When it comes to discussing nutrition and food, organ meat certainly isn’t the most glamorous subject. For some, the very topic evokes a sense of panic and horror! Perhaps it brings to mind a memory of being served dense, glossy liver and onions. Maybe it reminds you of walking past a city butcher shop with obscure animal parts displayed behind the windows. Of course, it probably doesn’t help that the culinary term for organ meats—offal—is literally pronounced “awful!” But hang on… don’t give up on organ meats…

How Toxic Mold Exposure Harms the Body

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] Toxic mold can cause some serious health problems. Before pulling out a natural cleaner to tackle that black mold you found in your home, it’s important to consider a few things first. There are different kinds of indoor mold, some more harmful than others. You need to learn how to tell if mold is toxic and what to do if it is. Plus, it’s important to know the health risks of living in a house that is plagued with a mold problem. What Is Mold? Mold is…

How to Know If You Have Hashimoto’s Disease (& What to Do)

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] There are symptoms that a lot of us might chalk up as just “part of life,” but nothing is normal about chronic fatigue, acid reflux, achy joints, inability to lose weight, hair falling out in clumps, and depression. In fact, these symptoms are usually telling us that there is something going on inside our bodies that we need to address. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where the body mistakenly attacks the thyroid. My path to diagnosis was long and frustrating. I even had symptoms for…

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] Green tea wasn’t always my first choice when it came to tea, but now that I know more about the amazing health benefits of green tea it is one of my favorite coffee alternatives. This health-promoting herbal tea has been used by various cultures around the world for thousands of years, and now research confirms that it can help fight certain cancers, promote a healthy weight, support brain function, and more. So yes, green tea is as healthy as they say! Read on to find out why. Health…