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    4 Best Natural Sunscreens for 2019

    If you’ve been delaying making the switch to natural sunscreens, this might help make it happen: The US FDA is now re-considering their opinion that sunscreen chemicals do not get absorbed at high enough concentrations to require safety testing. Crazy how something many of us apply almost every day throughout the summer hasn’t actually been tested for long-term safety. Concerns around sunscreen ingredients arose…


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    Hidden Toxins You Won’t Find on Nutrition Labels

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is raising the alarm about toxins in the food we’re serving our kids. And it’s not just about the ingredients in the food – they are equally as concerned about chemicals used in food packaging that you won’t find on the label. Yup, a mainstream medical organization is talking about toxins and regulations….


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    5 Natural Dryer Sheet Alternatives

      One of my first tips for anyone starting to detox their homes is to quit using fabric softener and dryer sheets. These products coat your clothes with chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Not to mention what they do downstream in our environment… And while more…


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  • How to Reduce Stress, Naturally and Simply

    Humans have always been stressed. It isn’t a new problem. But over time, stress has changed and increased to dangerous levels. At one point in our history, stress was running away from lions while having to hunt and forage for our next meal. Once the thread was gone and food was acquired, our stress decreased. Nowadays, our stress is typically a lot less dangerous…


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    How to Find the Best Drinking Water and Shower Filter

    There are a few different reasons why you’d want to filter the water in your home. How you go about doing it can lead you on a trail of options that’s enough to leave you cross-eyed. I’d like to break down some of the big considerations to help you make an informed choice about your water filtration systems…


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    Asthma and Cramps: Why I Choose to Detox My Home

    In my Facebook Group, I’ve been sharing some thoughts on the importance of really understanding your why for living a healthy and green lifestyle. Because everyone has different goals, limitations, and worldview, each family will make different decisions about what’s right for them in each moment. Relying on someone else’s why may help for the short-term, but without really…


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    Is Your Home Making You Tired?

    We’ve all been there. One more round of the snooze button. Bottomless coffee. And zoning out in front of Netflix when you can finally crash at the end of the day. Sometimes, being tired can be fixed with the obvious – more sleep. But what if that doesn’t work? If you’re suffering from more serious fatigue, your home might be partly to blame. The modern…


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    How to Add More Meatless Meals to Your Meal Plan

    One of the ways you can reduce your footprint and reduce your toxics exposure is by adding more meatless meals to your meal plan. It’s one of the strategies I talk about in the Kitchen Module of my online program, Your Healthy Home. But for some, this can seem too daunting – either because of the time to find new…


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    How to Choose the Best Natural Skincare Products

    I see this question ALL the time in mom’s groups: “What’s the best natural… lotion / make-up / shampoo / deodorant…” You may have asked that question before too. What did you do with the answers? It’s helpful because you’re getting feedback from other people who have been there before you. But just because a product works, and fits one person’s…


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    The Easiest Detox Isn’t a Diet

    I’ve done detox diets, but to be honest, they’re hard for me. I have a sweet tooth. I don’t love vegetables (I mean, I eat them, but I never crave a kale salad). And as soon as the required number of weeks are up, I’m jumping right back onto my normal diet bandwagon. Now, I like to think I eat…


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