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What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?


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Is your mattress slowly killing you? What is the best natural organic mattress?

Kids Deserve Toxic-Free Shoes!

by Caroline Cox @ Center for Environmental Health

I spent several weeks in August being entertained by my grand kids, aged 4, 3, and 11 months. They taught me all sorts of things, including the art I had forgotten since my own parenting days of keeping track of their shoes. The two older ones put on and take off their shoes themselves and...

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6 Things I Would Tell My Old Self About Healing Chronic Disease

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Dear Lauren, As I write this to you, I see you at age 19. Your autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis, is no longer responding to the cocktail of medications you take each morning. The doctors have told you that you face the inevitable surgical removal of your colon. You flushed blood down your dormitory toilet for […]

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How to Make Your Bath More High Tech

by Kelsey Kittle @ Design Necessities

It’s the room where you handle the most basic tasks. But who says the bathroom can’t shine with all the bells and whistles modern living has to offer? Sure, it’s a space of necessity, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a retreat of convenience and luxury. Here are some 21st-century tips and products […]

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3 Reasons Why A Restricted Diet is NOT Restricting

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Have you said or thought the following? “I know that changing my diet would help me feel better, but it’s not practical for my life.” “I’ve tried taking X, Y, or Z out of my diet, and felt a little bit better. But it wasn’t worth the effort.” The reasons you give to avoid or […]

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You’ll Never Believe What Maine Just Did!

by Judy Levin @ Center for Environmental Health

Here’s a new day for our health Maine just accomplished what no other state in the U.S. has managed to do: ban the sale of new upholstered furniture that have harmful and unnecessary flame retardant chemicals. This is an unprecedented move to protect children and families from cancer causing and “brain drain” chemicals that have no added...

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Paleo Green Curry: Easy One-Pot Meal

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Grain free eating incentivizes unusual recipes In the four years that I’ve used a grain-free diet to address my autoimmunity, I’ve explored the unconventional uses of…. Cauliflower in wraps Parsnips in risotto Parsnips in sushi Eggplant in French Toast (yes, really) …and that’s just to name a few! While I’ve incorporated new versions of old favorites in my diet, I haven’t […]

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Compare Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mattress Sales: Macy’s, Sears, Mattress Firm & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you prepared for the insanity of the 2017 Black Friday mattress sales? Though they can get a little crazy, these sales are a great time to get the most for your money. Mattresses tend to be one of the larger purchases made in households, so getting a good deal can go a long way. […]

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5 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Everyday Life

5 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Everyday Life

by Courtney Jay Biebl @ The Good Trade

Plastic does not biodegrade and plastic gives off toxic chemicals that when ingested or worn, can have long lasting consequences. We're beginning the quest to open our minds to alternatives, in both what we use and what we throw away. If we ask more questions and look deeper, we can change our approach to plastic use and chase the negative impact we may have on our environment and ourselves.

5 Tips to Keep Your Sex Life Toxin-Free

5 Tips to Keep Your Sex Life Toxin-Free

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Have you ever considered for a minute that chemical ingredients related to your sex life could be equally as (if not more!) harmful to your long-term health and well-being?

Why You Need a Non Toxic Mattress

Why You Need a Non Toxic Mattress


Real Food RN

What’s on Your Mattress? Toxic Mattress Facts Revealed: Why You Need a Non Toxic Mattress!

High Protein Paleo Porridge

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Paleo Porridge, an egg-free breakfast I could post a recipe for scrambled eggs and I would undoubtedly receive comments asking, “I can’t have eggs. Can you please tell me what egg substitute will work here?” Unfortunately, and as I now explain in my recipes, egg substitutes for grain-free recipes present a challenge. In the last […]

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The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic Baby Products - TotScoop | Blog

The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic Baby Products - TotScoop | Blog


TotScoop | Blog

Every parent wants the best for his or her child. But many parents don’t realize that there are harmful chemicals in many mainstream baby products. In this guide we’ll arm you with everything you need to know in order to make safer choices for your child. This is going to be a long one — … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic Baby Products →

Egg Free Paleo Waffles

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Perhaps my favorite recipes to create are egg-free baked good recipes, like this Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake. They’re hard to find, and thus enthusiastically received! As a blogger it feels great to meet people’s needs! My own son eats a Paleo egg-free diet. My daughter is dairy-free. So AIP baked goods are welcome and helpful in our […]

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Non-Toxic Mattress Brands for a Worry Free Night's Sleep

Non-Toxic Mattress Brands for a Worry Free Night's Sleep


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Non-Toxic Mattress Brands: Get the scoop on the best brands including safe materials and fire retardants, eco-friendly certifications, pricing and more.

Episode 3: Samantha Lee Wright — Essential Oils

by Kate @ Real Food RN

I was lucky enough to be a guest on Samantha’s #1 ranked Essential Oil podcast! She is a brilliant business woman, a mom, a doula, and an amazing podcaster. I am so happy that she agreed to come on my show and talk all about her journey! Show Notes Samantha Lee Wrights’ Bio: A free-spirited, multi-passionate […]

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Paleo Plantain Bread (Egg Free, Nut Free)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Egg free baking with plantains This recipe features a base of plantains and an unexpected ingredient to create a moist, comforting quick bread without eggs. I’ve received countless requests for egg-free baked goods in the last few months, and I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe and didn’t get the comment, “Can I […]

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Sapo Company

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

A family owned and operated business that offers 100% Natural & Organic Soaps that are made right here in the USA. “Each bar is made with at least 85% organic ingredients and no artificial colors, fragrances, ingredients or preservatives.” Choose from unscented or mostly non-floral scents such as lemongrass, peppermint, shea honey, thyme, and oatmeal […]

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Trump Threatens Our Drinking Water

by Ansje Miller @ Center for Environmental Health

One of the real luxuries of our time, that even our grandparents might remember differently, is going to the tap and getting a glass of clear, refreshing water. In the U.S., our government is responsible with making sure our water stays clean and safe. This is one of the reasons we established the Environmental Protection...

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The Best Essential Oil Diffuser That Is Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

We all say that we want to breathe in clean, fresh air and that pollution is bad. Despite that, many of us are intentionally bringing air pollutants into our homes.These aren't big, scary pollutants like industrial smoke and urban smog. Rather, they come into our house in pleasant canisters and in packages bedecked with pretty […]

10 Holistic Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Sleep is the time each night when the body repairs, heals and restores. If you’re not getting enough, it can put you at risk for all sorts of various health issues including: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, depression, adrenal fatigue, etc. We’ve all heard the usual tips like, limit caffeine and alcohol, […]

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Exoskeletons For Human Performance, Will Robots Rule The World, Ketosis For Muscle Gain & Much More.

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Meet Kenneth Ford, an incredibly well-read, highly accomplished and

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Right to Know Act- Dirty Chemicals in Our Cleaning Products

by Pearl McLeod @ Center for Environmental Health

New Law Calls for Disclosure of All Hazardous Chemicals in Cleaning Products Cancer, asthma, and chemical burns should not have to be side effects of your job. That’s why when it comes to consumer and worker health, CEH has always been a champion for product safety. After many months of grassroots pressure, and advocacy groups...

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Braised Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Is it ok to eat legumes and nightshades when you have a thyroid disease? I get this question often and have found there is a lot of confusion around the topic. With our clients at Biodynamic Wellness, we’ve found that properly prepared legumes are a healthy addition to a thyroid-healing diet for most people. Carbohydrates […]

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Biosteel Sneakers

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

"Spider Silk" Sneakers? | Adidas debuts shoes made from biosteel.Read More ...

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New Year, New Deodorant

New Year, New Deodorant

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Revolutions, not resolutions! Make this one change to jump start a non toxic 2018.

January 2018: A game of toxic ‘whack-a-mole’

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

The Green Science Policy Institute and I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018. This is a big year for us--our tenth anniversary! Hard to believe it has been a decade since the Institute was founded to address the problem of toxic flame retardants in furniture and baby products. We'll be letting you know about some fun events to mark this special occasion. …

Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

  You don’t need to call this actual pizza, because the lack of cheese means you’re left with tomato sauce on bread. Call this flatbread, if you prefer to maintain the integrity of the term “pizza.” Or use the below pizza crust and sauce recipe, and add your choice of cheese if you tolerated dairy. This sturdy […]

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Tell Albertsons (and all the stores they own) That You're Tired Of Toxic Products!

Tell Albertsons (and all the stores they own) That You're Tired Of Toxic Products!

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

A growing body of science has linked exposure to hazardous chemicals, commonly found in some products, to chronic diseases like cancer and asthma. Chemicals that can harm our families shouldn’t be lurking on store shelves. New research shows that Albertsons sells products containing toxic chemicals like formaldehyde-releasers, lead and parabens. Researchers even found harmful chemicals in store brand products, such as sensitive skin body wash and kids’ bubble bath, sold by [STORE’S parent company] Albertsons.

Autoimmune Paleo Pumpkin Granola

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: Today’s recipe is from Michelle, who contributes an AIP-friendly recipe each month. I heard your requests for egg-free and nut-free recipes. 🙂 I’ve always loved granola. It’s crunchy, sweet, and perfect for adding to creamy snacks like yogurt… how could you go wrong? Granola was always one of my go-to snacks in school, […]

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Tula GIVEAWAY!

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

GIVEAWAY CLOSED  Congrats Kathleen L! There’s nothing more essential to get you though holiday travels and general life on-the-go with a baby than a fantastic baby carrier! That’s why this week we’re giving away a Tula baby carrier — which is one of the baby carriers most loved by TotScoop parents, and also happens to be one of the Editor’s … Continue reading Tula GIVEAWAY!

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Is Food Combining Healthy? (Myths vs. How Your Body Works)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Is food combining healthy? Buying and preparing nutrient-dense foods is a lifestyle challenge in itself. Pair that with the practice of food combining and you’ve got a complicated mealtime dance. Over the years, I’ve been emailed and messaged with this question: Is food combining really worth the effort? The movement of food combining purports that certain food groups […]

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5 Conscious Employers Promoting Equality, Diversity, And Family-Friendly Benefits For Women

5 Conscious Employers Promoting Equality, Diversity, And Family-Friendly Benefits For Women

by Kayti Christian @ The Good Trade

Pay gaps, harassment, and gender inequality are still issues for women in the workplace—even in 2018. We are hopeful for a greater shift towards workplaces that prioritize equality, diversity, and family-friendly benefits. If you or someone you know is looking for a new job this year, here are five of the best companies we’ve found that prioritize women’s advancement, safety, and gender equality. 

Organic on a Budget

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Organic on a Budget | Eat organic without breaking the bank.Read More ...

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When "No Flame Retardants" Misleads | Naturepedic Blog

When "No Flame Retardants" Misleads | Naturepedic Blog


Naturepedic Blog

Just because a mattress is labeled “No Flame Retardants” doesn't mean flame retardant chemicals are not present. They may be mixed into fabrics.

CBS This Morning: Are toxic chemicals at Air Force bases leading to cancer, low birth weight?

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

January 8, 2018

The cause of such illnesses could be firefighting foam used since the 1970s at Air Force bases and airports across the country, something meant to save lives that may have harmed them instead. The foam contains highly fluorinated chemicals, known as PFCs. It is suspected of causing some cancers and underweight births. …

Paleo Lemon Cheesecake Recipe (Nut Free Option)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Perhaps you, like me, scroll through some too-beautiful-to-eat-but-I-still-want-to-lick-my-computer-screen photos in your instagram feed. Maybe, like me, you thought you could never actually craft something so stunning in your own, non-instagram-friendly kitchen with a blender that has seen better days. Good news: if I can do this, you can do this! I adhere to the goal of simplicity in […]

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Understanding the Toxic Chemical Gap

by Center for Environmental Health @ Center for Environmental Health

By Michael Dorsey, a co-founding Director of CEH and a featured speaker at Spotlight Health. Why was the Center for Environmental Health founded? What is the CEH working on now? At the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), we work every day to protect your children and family from toxic chemicals that cause learning disabilities, cancer, and...

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6 Ways to Troubleshoot the Ketogenic Diet

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Recently, I shared my own experience with the ketogenic diet, which triggered a significant healing reaction for me.  I was grateful to trouble-shoot the following areas of challenge. Awareness and supplemental support for the following trouble spots will improve your success on a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic Diet Success Checklist The following factors determine the success of […]

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Joyce Farms

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

This family-owned comapny is dedicated to providing “the finest, most flavorful poultry, beef and game raised on small farms using humane, all natural methods…We raise every single animal with one guiding imperative: that there is nothing added EVER – no pesticides, animal by-products, hormones, growth stimulators or antibiotics. This allows us to produce meats the […]

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Paleo Banana Ice Cream Pies (Sweetener Free)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

These mini banana ice cream pies are like a good hair day, but a reliable good hair day. Which is, of course, an oxymoron (unless you are using raw, holistic hair care… but that’s a story for another browser tab). In my book, a good hair day is defined when one’s tresses appear more impressive than the entailed effort. Minimal time […]

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Four Simple Steps To Remember All The Influential, Inspirational & Important Sections Of Books That You Read.

by Marge Aberásturi @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

I’m asked how I actually keep track of all the books that I read, and how I constantly keep top-of-mind

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Peppermint Bark Recipe (Dairy-Free)

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Peppermint Bark is an iconic Christmas treat, so I tweaked things a bit to bring you a real food and dairy-free version! There are lots of different options with this recipe. First, you can follow the recipe as is. Or, if you can’t do brown rice syrup, then you can omit the candy canes and […]

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How to Choose a Preschool

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

For this week’s installment of our Expert series, we interviewed Stephanie Agnew, Assistant Director of the Parents Place (a leading resource center here in the SF Bay Area) Peninsula location.  She is an expert on school selection (among many other things!) who frequently delivers workshops and talks on how to choose the right preschool for your child.  We are thrilled … Continue reading How to Choose a Preschool

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single item on reducing […]

Pure Grow Wool – Raising the Baaaa-r

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

Pure Grow wool is SleepLily’s favorite fiber. It is completely natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. What’s so great about Pure Grow Wool? Wool can do incredible things, which is why Pure Grow wool is featured in our non-toxic mattresses. Wool has been used all over the world for centuries because of it’s incredible properties. Here are 3 of the... Read more »

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How to Get Rid of a Cold Naturally

by Dr Isaac Jones @ Elevays

There are few things more frustrating than that initial tickle in your throat or congestion in your nose – it’s that second you realize “oh no… a cold!” You’re in a panic to figure out ...

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Bedroom Pet Peeves

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

There are a lot of things that could be keeping you up at night. While some can have a bigger impact on the quality of […]

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378: The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick, The Brain Shrinking Myth, Does Weed Lower Testosterone & Much More.

by Brock @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Jan 18, 2017 Podcast: 378 – The 30 Second Fat

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Why It’s Actually Awesome That Hawaii Is So Ridiculously Expensive

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

At first, I was frustrated by the high price of everything on Hawaii. In fact, I almost felt dumb for visiting. Basic resort rooms at $300 a night. Paying an extra $350 on top of the $700 plane tickets for one Economy Comfort seat (and sitting separately from him in a cheaper seat) just so my new 6’5″ husband could walk when he got off the 12-hour flight. The $175 grocery bill for a week of breakfast and bagged lunches. Ouch! Why visit Hawaii when you could get the same tropical vibes for a third of the price in Mexico or Thailand? But midway through our trip, something switched. We found pristine, empty beaches in Hana, ate locally caught seafood and locally grown chocolate and coffee, and hiked for seven hours in Haleakala’s crater without seeing more than ten other people. And it struck me: Hawaii is an example of accidental environmentalism. You see, there is a term called “externalities.” When it comes to the environment and the economy, it means all the stuff that is damaged as a side effect of economic development: pollution, overfishing, deforestation, asthma, climate change…. every ecosystem damage you can think of. The very basic […]

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17 Organic And Eco-Friendly Beauty and Cosmetic Products For Everyday

17 Organic And Eco-Friendly Beauty and Cosmetic Products For Everyday

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Finding the best organic, natural and eco-friendly beauty products and skincare can be a challenge.  While we love to create our own personal spa days with a good DIY beauty concoction (probably involving coconut oil), we’re still very much product junkies that can’t get enough of our monthly beauty hauls.

My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

When it was time to replace our mattress last year I really wanted to get an organic mattress that would offer great back support, but as I was began reading and talking to my friends about organic mattresses, I realized that maybe it wasn’t the best option. I learned that organic mattresses break down pretty […]

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5 Things the Lincoln Bedroom Can Tell Us About a Good Night’s Sleep

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

It’s ironic that Presidents’ Day is associated with mattress sales, given what terrible things the nation’s top job does for sleeping habits. President Clinton may have boasted about how little sleep he got while in office, but science shows that restless nights take a serious toll on our health. What’s more, our commanders-in-chief seem to […]

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Healthy Food for Kids – What You Need to Know

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  What do you need to know to provide healthy food for your kids? Here’s an important new finding: After reducing GMOs in their diets, 3,256 people reported improvements in 28 health conditions. Amazingly, many of these conditions were “nearly” or “completely” resolved. Jeffrey Smith, executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), summarizes …Read More

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Herb Green Pea Hummus Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Today’s recipe is from Gillian Young, a holistic nutritionist who shares recipes and support for an autoimmune lifestyle. Hummus and veggies have always been one of my go-to healthy snacks. But when I began following a paleo diet to address my autoimmune issues, dried beans and legumes were suddenly out of the question. I started […]

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Frank’s Favorite Paleo Breakfast Recipes

by Janice Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

When you are on a paleo diet, breakfast can seem a bit restrictive without most grain-based carbohydrates, but there are plenty of paleo breakfast recipes filled healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied and well fueled until lunch.

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How Non-Stick Cookware Can Be Toxic & How To Avoid It

How Non-Stick Cookware Can Be Toxic & How To Avoid It

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Have you ever wondered about the components of non-stick pans that make them, well, non-stick? As it turns out, it’s a combination of chemicals which release toxic gasses and particles into the air WHEN HEATED.

What a Professional Sports Trainer Knows About Sleep (That You Don’t)

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

With the Super Bowl just days away and the Olympics on the horizon, we got to thinking about the role of sleep in the lives of elite athletes. How does sleep affect their performance, and how do they manage to get enough rest with such hectic schedules? Most important, what can we mere mortals learn […]

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Paleo Peppermint Patties (Just Four Ingredients!)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

One of the earliest recipes I mastered, at age 5, was a peppermint candy recipe made by mixing powdered sugar, butter, and peppermint extract. I remember turning the batter pink with a few drops of food coloring, and then rolling the candies into balls and scoring each ball with a fork. This version of paleo peppermint […]

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How To Track Your Cycles for Non-Hormonal Birth Control

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

This post is sponsored by the Natural Cycles app. This app fits my philosophy of honoring the wisdom of our menstrual cycles. This content reflects my story and my opinions, particularly when it comes to avoiding hormonal contraception. The company Natural Cycles is not against hormonal birth control, but is an alternative choice to hormones. […]

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What is the Institute of Integrative Nutrition?

by Kate @ Real Food RN

One of the biggest questions I get is about where I went to school and how that knowledge landed my in a position to start my blog. My story starts way before I even went to Nursing school, but I told that part in another post: The True Story of My Nursing Career. Today I’ve […]

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The Best Non-Toxic Mattress on the Market (it feels great and you can afford it)

The Best Non-Toxic Mattress on the Market (it feels great and you can afford it)


SCD Lifestyle

In this article, I review the all-around best non-toxic mattress on the market. But is it safe, comfortable, and affordable? Yes, to all three!

Top 10 Instant Pot Accessories You Need

by Tracey Black @ Don't Mess with Mama

Are you hooked on your new Instant Pot? I’ve had mine for nearly a year now, and it’s hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance. We used it 2-3 times a week. I’ve got a bunch of delicious, gluten-free Instant Pot recipes you can easily make tonight. And if you’re looking for an Instant Pot, here’s the one that […]

Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®

Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®


Avocado Green Mattress

Our non toxic mattress is handmade without harsh chemicals or VOCs. Sleep soundly and safely with Avocado Green Mattress.

Turmeric for Health

by Rachel Sarnoff @ Mommy Greenest

Everyone seems to be mentioning turmeric for health, these days. And it’s not just about a spice that you put in your curry. A proud member of the ginger family, turmeric is said to be an immune system builder and powerful antioxidant. I got the scoop from Randi Ragan, holistic well-being expert, founder of GreenBliss EcoSpa […]

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Winter Sleep Tips For Baby

by Guest Blogger @ Naturepedic Blog

As the cold winter months march on, you might find yourself wrapping up in extra layers and perhaps turning the heating up a little higher too. And as you take measures to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to also take a look at your sleeping habits too. It can be tempting to add lots of extra layers for babies when it gets cold, but actually, it’s not always necessary. Here are some tips for winter sleep and keeping baby safe when it’s cold. Sleeping inside Studies have found that too many layers on baby can lead to overheating and can put them at risk. With this in mind, here are some tips for winter sleeping inside: – Remember that too many layers in an already warm room can hinder your baby’s ability to regulate her temperature and can play havoc with her natural breathing pattern. Make sure you convey this important message to all caregivers so that[...]

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30 Day Declutter Plan for a Healthy Home

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

Want to declutter your life? Wondering how to organize your home quickly? Wish you had less stress in your house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you probably need a 30 Day Declutter Plan. Why Is Clutter Bad? Clutter is bad for your home in so many ways. You probably already...

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Optimal Health

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Choosing vitamins and supplements can be incredibly confusing. I could write for days about how to find just the right ones for a particular need or issue, but instead I want to offer a few things you need to know about choosing your own supplements and then share a list of my favorites. First, did […]

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Five Essentials To Living Well Nourished

Five Essentials To Living Well Nourished

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Getting healthy isn’t just about how many macronutrients you eat or how much you move. It’s about living nourished. Here are my 5 essentials to living well nourished to create health that lasts. What does it mean to live well nourished? At the root, it means something different for all of us. It’s a story...

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How I Nursed Three Kids Without Going (Too) Crazy

by Colleen Webb @ Gimme the Good Stuff

Until recently, I was nursing three kids: a newborn, a two-year-old, and a four-year-old. When other women hear this, the most common thing they say is, “Oh my gosh, I…
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Olga’s Organics

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Beautiful makeup made with USDA certified organic plant-based ingredients that you can actually eat, plus natural minerals. The face powder, for example, is made from arrowroot, cacao powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, bentonite clay, ginger and other organic ingredients. Customer reviews are *****. Affordable prices.  

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Fall Activities That {surprisingly} the Whole Family Can Enjoy

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

Fall Activities Don’t you just LOVE fall? Most people would probably cry tears of sadness thinking about the end of summer, but for us folks in Arizona, where the temps make us cry tears of sweat, we welcome the fall with open arms. I tell ya’, this summer has been rough for lots of people — with the dry weather, scorching sun,  & strong monsoons & storms.  I think it’s

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Make-Ahead Paleo Salmon Cakes Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

My Make-Ahead Paleo Lunches Although I work from home, I prepare my weekday lunches in large batches to avoid a mid-day cooking session. For the last few months, my lunches primarily consist of one the following: A cauliflower rice or parsnip rice “grain” bowl, with variations on quickly sautéed veggies and the protein. I make the veggie […]

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Ben Greenfield’s Ultimate Supplement Guide – Your Complete Resource For Supplementing Choice, Timing, Dosing & More.

by Alyssa Siefert @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

I'm often asked what supplements I take, why I take them, and if we really need supplements at all. After

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10 Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

Looking for unique and useful DIY Christmas gifts for your family and friends this year? We've got you covered with our top 10 easy ideas!

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Flame Retardant Mattresses – FAQ

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Flame Retardant Mattresses – Your questions, answered. Having a fire in the home is a nightmare scenario. In 2015 alone, there were 365,500 house fires an estimated $7 billion dollars in direct property damage. Don’t forget about the destructive emotional cost that comes from having your home and sense of security destroyed by flames. Thankfully,... Read more »

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Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Orange and Mint

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I was in charge of bringing dessert to the dinner gathering… …probably because I was the food blogger with all the lovely desserts in my Recipes archive. But I had been testing recipes the whole day before, and I didn’t have want to make a complex ordeal. I asked myself, “What feels celebratory and looks beautiful, […]

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25 Genius Ways to Use Veggies, not Grains

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

No bread? No problem! I’ve followed a grain free lifestyle for for years now, to successfully address an autoimmune disease. The avoidance of medication and surgery is motivation enough for me to maintain my eating habits, but the inventive and delicious food that I enjoy would provide motivation of itself. A grain free diet has both nourished my body and […]

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Vivapure

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Raw organic superfoods from around the world. “Here at Vivapura, there are no secrets about how we operate. As a company, we’ve made a huge effort to make our processes transparent. This is very important, because our competitors do not tell you how they source and make their products.”..Vivapure superfoods are ALWAYS RAW. Unadulterated. Nutrient […]

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3 Ways To Successfully Re-Introduce Foods After Elimination Diets

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

What do you get when you combine a “Recovering Perfectionist” with the GAPS Diet or Autoimmune Paleo Protocol or other form of elimination diet? You get someone who is great at removing foods from her diet, and following the food rules, but who is hesitant to add foods back into her diet. That was me. […]

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Essential Oils Guide (THE ULTIMATE LIST OF BENEFITS, USES, RECIPES, & MORE)

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

What if you could keep your home clean and your family healthy without relying on strange manufactured chemicals?With essential oils, you can!Ahead, in this essential oils guide, get answers to your essential oil questions, such as:Do essential oils work?What are essential oils good for?What do I need to know about how to dilute essential oils?What […]

[Transcript] – Why You Get Hungry & What To Do About It: How To Defy Overeating, Conquer The Buffet, Stop Cravings In Their Tracks & Much More!

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/fat-loss-podcasts/the-hungry-brain-outsmarting-the-instincts-that-make-us-overeat/ [00:00] Introduction/Oak/CrossPolitics [05:44] About Stephan Guyenet [07:45] Why What Stephan Presents in his Book is Absent From

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Safety First: Natural And Non-Toxic Baby Bedding

Safety First: Natural And Non-Toxic Baby Bedding


Design Necessities

A baby's skin is delicate, so providing not only the softest, but the safest bedding for them is of upmost importance. Here's a guide for your reference:

Special Episode: How I’m Going To Completely Detox My Body In 2018 (Detox Myths Busted, Detox 101, Advanced Detox Strategies & Much More!)

by Ashley Broas @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Well, I've been at it again folks: putting my mind and muscles through a brutal ringer for the sake of

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8 Thoughtful, No-Cost Bedroom Gifts

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The end of the year is always a busy time, and it’s especially disorienting because of how quickly everything happens. One minute you’re shopping for the perfect Halloween costume, the next you hear Christmas music on the radio. Before you know it, the festive season is in full swing. The Holiday Season Whirlwind With such […]

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What do you really know about your baby’s crib mattress?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Fact: Conventional crib mattresses can contain a toxic mix of chemicals Parents everywhere go to great lengths to buy safe strollers, car seats, cribs and clothing to protect their babies but seldom consider the dangers associated with exposing their infant to toxic chemicals commonly found in crib mattresses. Most conventional crib mattresses are waterproofed with […]

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Butter Chicken Recipe

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Butter chicken is a comforting and nourishing meal that has become a family favorite these last few months. The chicken is marinated in yogurt, vindaloo spice blend, and lemon juice and then combined with caramelized onions, broth, tomatoes and cream to create a luxurious meal. With a recipe like this, I’m pretty sure many of […]

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15 Yummy Iron-Rich Foods For Babies That They’ll Love To Devour

by Nicole Arsiwala @ MomTricks

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Home Trends from 2018 KBIS

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

I just wrapped up an epic visit to the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) along with the International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida. It was an overwhelming experience, to say the least, but what I’m thrilled to have walked away with are ideas (and confirmation of my own trend picks) for the...

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14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

by Staff Guide @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Review the best organic, natural and eco friendly mattresses and brands that have been designed by these top mattress companies so you can have a soothing night's sleep regardless of your income. Live and Sleep Eco-Friendly Mattress. Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress. My Green Mattress. Avocado Organic Mattress and many more. 

Find the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn about reducing pressure points and how to find the best mattress for hip pain. Are you looking for a good mattress for hip pain? It can be hard to find the information you need to find the right mattress for your body. Here are some pointers to get you on the proper mattress and […]

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How To Start and End Your Day Right

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

Your day begins and ends in your bedroom. If you have resolutions for the year, the choices you make first thing in the morning and at the end of the night can affect if you succeed in these goals. Trying to improve your ability to follow healthy routines in 2018? Start by making your bed every day! Whether you are trying to make it a habit to go to the gym on a more consistent basis or you are trying to set aside time each week to clean, making your bed first thing every morning will get your mind on track to have a successful day. By starting off the day with one good habit, you will be more inclined to continue positive habits throughout your day. Trying to cut down on screen time? Remove the television from the bedroom. You may be cutting down on screen time in 2018 for a number of reasons, including reducing anxiety or improving[...]

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Our Nectar vs. Purple Bed Comparison for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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3 Ways Holly Quit Antidepressants and Reclaimed Her Life

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Note from Lauren: Please meet my friend Holly. I knew she was a Soul Sister when I read her post, “How My Health Crisis Became My Identity Crisis.” We connected over email and she told me we had met before. I immediately remembered the nutrition conference earlier this year where I first met Holly for only a brief moment. She had looked at me […]

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Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Premium Non-Toxic Mattress for Children. 100% Pure Natural Latex w/Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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Peppermint Bark Recipe (Dairy-Free)

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Peppermint Bark is an iconic Christmas treat, so I tweaked things a bit to bring you a real food and dairy-free version! There are lots of different options with this recipe. First, you can follow the recipe as is. Or, if you can’t do brown rice syrup, then you can omit the candy canes and […]

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Mom’s Guide 2018: What's The Best Organic Crib Mattress?

Mom’s Guide 2018: What's The Best Organic Crib Mattress?


MomTricks

Did you know that crib mattresses are sprayed with toxic chemicals? Find out how you can avoid this and find one that's both non-toxic and organic.

Why Your Hand Sanitizer Doesn’t Stop the Flu (and Might Make You Sick)

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

Despite my longtime annoyance with Purell-toting moms, once I had my own children I found myself–to my horror–becoming something of a germaphobe. When my sons are sick, we all suffer–they…
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Sleep and Relationships: How More Rest Makes Happier Couples

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

From emotional blowouts to a lower libido, a lack of sleep hurts often spells trouble for relationships. This article explain what happens to couples’ communication […]

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Best Natural RV Mattress - Where to Buy a Non-Toxic Bed - Get Green Be Well

Best Natural RV Mattress - Where to Buy a Non-Toxic Bed - Get Green Be Well


Get Green Be Well

Natural RV mattress options to replace a factory RV bed. Sleep better with less chemical exposures. Where to buy healthy latex and organic mattresses.

Minimalist Bedroom Designs

by Nicole Tatem @ Design Necessities

Create yourself a sanctuary for sleep by rethinking the design of your overstuffed bedroom. Minimalist design is the key to achieving a lighter, airier and tranquil modern bedroom. By focusing on the elements you can’t live without and leaving behind all the extra bling, you can create a calm and serene atmosphere that is perfect […]

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Antibiotics In Grain-Fed Meat: What You Need To Know

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

Is grain-fed beef hurting your family's health? In this article, learn the true impact of antibiotics in meat, so you can make an informed decision.

12 Ways to Improve Thyroid Hormone Conversion

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Is your body underconverting thyroid hormone? Are you producing enough T4, but not enough T3? Did you know that your liver might be to blame? Let me explain. . . Your thyroid produces T4 and sends most of it to the liver to be converted into the active form, T3. If you’re underconverting, then you […]

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Enjoying the Holidays! | Ep 11 of #Authentic Alex

by @ Look & Feel Amazing | Alex Fergus Blog

Enjoying the Holidays! | Ep 11 of #Authentic Alex

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0:30 – Intro at the Beach
1:40 – Preparing a Brisket for the Barbeque
3:40 – Wedding Planning
4:30 – Training in the Sun
7:25 – Hakarimata Walkway – a Lot of Steps
9:45 – Garden Update

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Nancy Pelosi Just Crushed It With the Longest Continuous Speech in House History

by Jackie Mogensen @ Mother Jones

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has set a record for the longest continuous speech in House history, according to the House Historian’s Office. Pelosi took to the floor at 10:04 a.m. EST on Wednesday—after the Senate failed to include Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants protected under DACA, in their agreement to fund the government. Ending just after […]

5 Simple Steps You Can Take To Live Longer, Banish Blood Sugar Swings & Massively Enhance Energy Levels.

by Ashley Broas @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Yeah, yeah, I know it's risky to begin a blog post with a big scary phrase, but I'm going to

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Organic Cotton

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Organic cotton bedding is becoming increasingly popular because it is more environmentally safe and healthier than non-organic or synthetic bedding. Organic cotton is pesticide free, pigment free, and hypoallergenic. Organic cotton is extremely comfortable and soothing because it absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the body, keeping the sleeper dry during the night. Organic […]

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5 “Healthy” Habits to Ditch If You’re Having Acne on Paleo

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: today’s post is shared by Amie Tollefsrud, a nutritional therapist and who runs Rebelle Nutrition. Amie and I have both used nutrition to heal our severe acne, and we share a passion for supporting others in doing the same.  Are you eating paleo, but still having acne? Despite the fact I am now a real-food […]

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Autoimmune Paleo Hamburger Buns

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: I’ve heard your requests for egg-free and Autoimmune Paleo recipes. I’m happy to introduce you to Michelle, who will be a regularly sharing AIP-friendly recipes here.  Before I started following an autoimmune protocol diet, I had a serious meat aversion. I refused to eat any type of meat unless it was paired with […]

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Weekend Reading: Everything We Knew About Non-Toxic Beauty Might Be Wrong

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

Hello from Panama! We just got back from our days deep in the jungle at the eco village Kalu Yala. I have much to say about it, but I must gather my thoughts. In the meantime, here is all the juicy news from the world of sustainability: Fashion The fashion label GANT, which has some sustainable pieces like organic cotton sweatshirts and lyocell blouses, announced a partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance this week. They’re starting with helping Riverkeeper expand their plastic collections in Costa Rica. | EcoCult inbox Knitted sneakers (and consumers’ love of natural materials) are fueling the record high price of wool. | The Business of Fashion In just four days, top fashion CEOs earn a garment worker’s lifetime pay. | Quartz How responsible is your cashmere, really? | Fashionista Kering and H&M were crowned the most sustainable fashion firms. | Retail Gazette  Why people forget that their jeans were made with child labor. | Moneyish Travel Tara Nolan at The Conscious Connoisseur wrote about 8 eco-conscious destinations for mindbodygreen, and she was nice enough to include my recommendation to visit Oaxaca! | mindbodygreen  Don’t you dare show up in a developing country and ask for handouts. It’s not clever or cool. | Quartz Hong […]

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What We Packed in Our Carry-ons for 1 Year of Travel Around the World

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

This packing list is for a couple: an early thirties woman and late thirties man, who plan on traveling through South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia for a year of travel!

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Port Reduction

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

I was chatting with a friend about holiday recipes the other day and she told me about a local restaurant, Bo-Beau, that makes crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon, parmesan cheese and a port reduction. It sounded like a recipe my family would enjoy, so I gave it a shot and, wow, she was right. It’s […]

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Orange Tahini Freezer Fudge

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

“Freezer fudge” is a term used to describe what is, perhaps, the easiest dessert. A rich base, such as coconut oil or nut butter, is blended with sweetener and frozen. Often the result tastes like straight-up coconut oil and feels too heavy. In this version, I rely on the natural sweetness and creaminess of banana and […]

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8 Beautiful Spots to Catch The Sunrise in Charleston, SC

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Yes, we all love sunsets, but there’s something special and different about watching a Charleston sunrise that you just can’t get from sunsets. It’s not only feeling of accomplishment from getting up early, but it’s the opportunity to take time for yourself to set your intentions for the day. With the summer months quickly approaching, the […]

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Off-Gassing 101 – How to Keep Toxins Out of Your Home & Nursery

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Choosing the right furniture and decorations are critical to preventing off-gassing chemicals in your new nursery Getting ready for your new baby is exciting. You want to bring baby home to the perfect nursery and so you get to work painting the walls, laying down new carpet, and picking out furniture. When everything is all done,... Read more »

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The Be Well Recipe: Wild Salmon, Kale, and Shiitake Mushroom Green Curry

by Betsy Nelson @ Dr Frank Lipman

This Cleanse-friendly recipe features a DIY curry paste — without any sugar or green chilies, which are nightshades.

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5 Tips To Change Your Health Without Changing What You Eat

5 Tips To Change Your Health Without Changing What You Eat

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

This is the story of my personal health crisis and what I wished I knew two years ago. Diet and exercise alone aren’t enough and these 5 tips to change your health have changed everything for me. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Listen on Google Play | Review the Podcast Two years ago...

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A Day in the Life of a GAPS Family

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: Today’s post comes from my friend Melanie Christner, NTP, a gifted practitioner and creator of the GAPS Class. Scroll to the bottom of the post to learn about this resource for healing.  Sometimes the only way to wrap your head around a new idea/change…is to see it. Many families are contemplating the traditional-foods-based […]

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How to Buy a Safe, Reasonably Priced Mattress Without Harmful Chemicals

How to Buy a Safe, Reasonably Priced Mattress Without Harmful Chemicals


Dengarden

I recently came across an interesting story about a man named Michael Paese. Six years ago he developed debilitating health problems. His energy levels were depleted and he slept most of the day. He also had difficulty focusing and developed a...

Making the Most of Winter Break with the Kids

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

Doing a stay-cation this winter break?  The thought of a week or two at home with the kids need not instill fear in your heart.  With a little bit of planning, you can take advantage of the great opportunity the break affords to spend some great quality time together as a family!  Here are some ideas for … Continue reading Making the Most of Winter Break with the Kids

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Is Stevia Safe or Addictive?

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Why I quit stevia Is stevia addictive? “No it’s not! I use it every day in my very healthy diet and I’m just fine, thankyouverymuch, stevia is not addictive and couldn’t possibly be harmful.” If that is your gut response to the question I’ve just asked, then consider the fact that reactions speak louder than words. […]

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WTF?! is with Toxic Mattresses?

WTF?! is with Toxic Mattresses?


Non Toxic Revolution

Flame retardants, which reports claim lead to female reproductive problems, thyroid issues, hormone level changes, and decreased sperm quality, are a common chemical found in many conventional mattresses. 

21 Gluten-free + Dairy-free Christmas Menu Ideas

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

I try to eat healthy all year and don’t like to make an exception for the holidays, so this deliciously dairy-free + gluten-free Christmas menu is perfect!

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Episode #378 – Full Transcript

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/378-30-second-fat-loss-trick-brain-shrinking-myth-weed-lower-testosterone-much/ [00:00] Introduction [05:15] News Flashes/Little-Known Strategy to Survive an All-Nighter [10:38] The Brain Shrinking Myth [15:54] Compression

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What Exactly Is a Food Coma?

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

Whether it’s the gingerbread pancakes before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the hors d’oeuvres during the football game, or the turkey itself – the fourth Thursday of November is all about food.  And while the Thanksgiving holiday certainly helps us take stock of our blessings, it’s undoubtedly centered around the time traditional activity of breaking […]

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Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 – Yearly Report

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

If you plan on buying a new bed soon, you might be curious to know who has the best mattresses, and which ones to avoid. […]

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The 10 Best All-Natural and Organic Mattress Sources

The 10 Best All-Natural and Organic Mattress Sources


Apartment Therapy

Buying a new mattress is a big investment, and knowing where to go to find the best options for your health and for the planet—not to mention for a sound night's sleep— is key

20 Planet Saving Items That Pay For Themselves Tenfold

by Lindsay Sheehan @ Natural Living Ideas

There’s a high cost for living in a throwaway culture. The never-ending appetite to consume and toss away only to consume again is not only expensive in the long run, it drains the earth of finite resources and creates environmental and ecological disasters like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The glut of cheap, disposable goods may be a thing of convenience for the end user… [read more]

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Delicious and Award Winning Grain Free Lemon Bars

by Kate @ Real Food RN

Back in high school my friend Alisha’s Mom made THE BEST lemon bars on the planet! Completely binge-worthy! She would lure me over to her house with them. If you are familiar with anything Minnesotan, then you know we LOVE us some dessert bars! Over the years I changed up my way of eating, and […]

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Methanogens: The Bloating Root Cause You Haven’t Heard of (and a New Solution for SIBO)

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

Tried everything under the sun for small intestine bacterial overgrowth only for the gas and bloating to come right back? Here's a new SIBO solution.

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub with Groundwork Coffee Organic Grounds!

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub with Groundwork Coffee Organic Grounds!

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

What's better than gifting something you made with your hands? We made some non toxic holiday coffee scrubs with organic Groundwork Coffee!

Use an Air Purifier for Smoke from Wildfires

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  It began with a sense of dread and a knock on the door in the middle of the night. Our friends stood there in shock. They told us they woke up and had about a minute to escape from their home, driving through the embers and smoke with a high wall of flames behind them. The …Read More

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Where to Get Good Coffee in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

A decade ago, you would have had a difficult time finding high quality coffee in Nicaragua. Coffee farmers could make so much more money by exporting it that none of the good stuff stayed in the country. In recent years, however, there has been a growing community of people who want to keep some of their amazing coffee to enjoy themselves -- and I don't blame them one bit! Here are a few places where you can get your hands on some of the good stuff.

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Bring Design Home: BLVD Bathroom

by Trevor Clark @ Design Necessities

In the 21st century, nightlife is more popular than ever. Top nightclub destinations include Las Vegas, New York, Miami, and the birthplace of house music–Chicago. The interior designers of these club venues strive for an upscale contemporary environment to match the sensibilities of the dressed-to-impress clientele. This is especially true in the venues’ bathrooms, welcoming […]

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Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick


Real Food Forager

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Do I Need a Box Spring for My Mattress? Your Top Alternatives Revealed

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

If you’re in the market for a mattress and wondering if you need a box spring, then this article is for you… The short answer is no, you don’t need a box spring for your mattress! What you need is a foundation, which doesn’t necessarily have to be a box spring. In fact, you’ll be happier […]

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10-Minute Thai Red Curry Soup

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

A while ago, I shared my One-Pot Green Curry. That recipe has held the position as my go-to for a simple supper. It also converted me to all things curry, and let me to create this simple curry soup. I’ve relied on this vegetable-laden dish to bring warmth, color, and comfort to the grey Seattle January… and grey Seattle February to come. […]

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3 Ways Traditional Herbalism Surpasses Conventional Medicine

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I am beyond delighted to share this post from my sister, who has a background in permaculture, horticulture, and herbalism. Joy opened my eyes to traditional herbalism, and I invited her to share how herbalism can profoundly shift our mindset about healing. Do you have questions about herbalism and plant healing? Leave them in the […]

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Blackened Chicken Cobb Salad

Blackened Chicken Cobb Salad

by Brittany Mullins @ Eating Bird Food

This blackened chicken Cobb salad tops the charts in my book. I love how much flavor is packed in each bite and how simple it is to create. Bonus points: it’s a great salad to prep ahead of time! Paleo, grain-free, low-carb and keto-friendly.  As you all know, I’m on a mission to make salads an... CONTINUE READING

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Paleo Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars (AIP Option)

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: This holiday recipe is a contribution from Michelle, who shares an autoimmune-friendly recipe each month. The holidays are finally here, and that means it’s time to start decorating, planning, shopping, and of course… cooking! There’s no better time for an indulgent treat to share with family and friends. Holiday meals and treats have […]

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Episode 2: Marie Houlden — Energy Medicine, EFT, and Healing Your Emotions

by Kate @ Real Food RN

Marie Houlden is a gifted practitioner, who seems to be put on this earth to do her work! She is one of my tools in my toolbox and has seriously changed my life! I am so excited that she agreed to be on the show! The work she does touches so many lives, I only […]

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How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress

How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress


Empowered Sustenance

Do you know if you have a toxic mattress? Here's how to find out, plus the non-toxic mattress that I use.

October 2017: Brains in danger?

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

During these challenging times, we have some uplifting news about the increased awareness and decreased use of two of our Six Classes of chemicals of concern. Please check out the dramatic short videos below for some inspiration. Will Flame Retardants Continue to Harm Future Generations? A precedent-setting notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) waspublished last month in the Federal Register warning manufacturers, consumers, and especially pregnant women and children against using the entire class of organohalogen flame retardants in children’s products, furniture, mattresses,…

What Are Oxalates? (And Why Anyone With Gut Issues Should Know)

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

Wondering if oxalates should be on your radar? Unfamiliar? Read this article to find out what they are and why anyone with gut issues should know.

Flourless Cardamom Cake with Figs and Pistachios

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Flourless and dairy free looks like this… You may not believe it but this stunning Cardamom Cake is made without any flour, dairy or sugar. As a matter of fact, the only sweetener is an optional drizzle of honey. Well-ripened plantains provide all the sweetness necessary to the cake. This recipe features one of the […]

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The Resurgence Of The Kettlebell: How An Old-School Tool For Strongmen Became A Must-Have Piece Of Equipment For Athletes And The Average Person.

by Ashley Broas @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Walk into any gym in the country and the chances are good that you will see treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary

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Are You a Super Sleeper or Sleep-Deprived?

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Have you ever heard someone boast about being able to function normally on very little rest, or hear the phrase “super sleeper”? Before you get […]

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Can a Non Toxic Mattress Save Your Health? - Simple Roots

Can a Non Toxic Mattress Save Your Health? - Simple Roots


Simple Roots

Can a non toxic mattress save your health? You'll find out inside this article why you mattress could be slowly killing you and what to do to stop it!

Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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35+ Instant Pot Whole30 Recipes

by Tracey Black @ Don't Mess with Mama

Whole30 meals are popular right now. Why? It’s a great way to reset the body by omitting grains, dairy, legumes and added sugar. But you don’t need to slave in the kitchen to make Whole30 recipes for your family. Get your Instant Pot and make these easy and delicious meals in less than an hour. […]

The Gut Infections That Can Cause Hashimoto’s

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

In this must-read guest post, world-renowned thyroid expert, Dr. Izabella Wentz, shares 5 common gut infections that can cause Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Kids Beds Chemical Exposure Organic Mattress

Kids Beds Chemical Exposure Organic Mattress


Healthy Child

Is the toxicity of your kids beds a concern? Learn how to choose a safe non toxic organic mattress for your kids and avoid chemical exposure.

Instant Pot Keto Lunch! Asian Inspired Chicken Soup

by Erica Jones @ Elevays

Depending on your situation, keto lunches can be somewhat of a challenge. Typically, to keep keto lunches (and lunch in general) pretty simple, I recommend taking some leftovers from last night’s dinner. But what if ...

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WTF?! is This I Hear About Cell Phone Toxicity?

WTF?! is This I Hear About Cell Phone Toxicity?

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

The FCC hasn’t updated their cell phone radiation standards in 17 years! This concerns folks due to speculation regarding cell phone radiation and possible links to brain cancer. 

Paleo Sushi with Parsnip Rice

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Rice-Free Paleo Sushi Grab your coconut aminos and get ready to roll… it’s time for paleo sushi! You may have seen other paleo sushi recipes calling for the ubiquitous cauliflower rice. On a whim, I rolled up my first batch of homemade sushi with parsnip rice, prepared in a similar manner to my Parsnip Rice Risotto.  […]

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11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online


The Good Trade

A good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. Studies show that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that can lead to long term diseases, skin irritations and respiratory problems. Comfort and quality are

The Essential Paleo Casserole Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

When we’re wrapping our heads around a new way of eating, such as a grain free lifestyle, much brain power goes towards “What can I eat now that other foods are off limits?” It often leaves a small portion of mental energy devoted to creating colorful, varied meals. As a result, I frequently hear that […]

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PROPER SPINAL ALIGNMENT AND SLEEP POSTURE; THE SECRET TO A BETTER (AND HEALTHIER) NIGHT’S SLEEP.

by Bridger Kanenwisher @ Intellibed

TRADITIONAL MATTRESSES DON’T PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT. (NO WONDER YOUR BACK HURTS IN THE MORNING) As children, we’re told to sit up and to stand up straight, and for good reason. Proper posture aligns our hips and shoulders, reducing stress on our lower back and unhealthy curvature of the spine. But what happens when we lie…

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The Benefits of Gratitude & Our Holiday Traditions

by The Elevays Team @ Elevays

Would you like to experience more joy? How about better sleep? Does less stress sound good to you? Believe it or not, you have the ability to create this kind of change in your life ...

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FAQs - Center for Environmental Health

FAQs - Center for Environmental Health


Center for Environmental Health

Question:  Will TB 117-2013 ban flame retardants in furniture and baby products? Answer:  No.  TB 117-2013 makes it possible for manufacturers to meet the new standard without the use of flame retardant chemicals, but it does not prohibit their use.  So it is up to the manufacturers to decide how they plan to meet the...

Healthy Sugar Alternatives for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

    Children love sweet foods, and we like to delight our kids with special treats. But too much sugar depresses the immune system, making your child more susceptible to getting sick. Sugar causes spikes in blood sugar levels, which can create imbalances leading to chronic health problems. It can also affect behavior, attention, and …Read More

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New Research Shows Suicides Spiked Following Robin Williams’ Death

by Jackie Mogensen @ Mother Jones

In August 2014, actor and comedian Robin Williams, famous for his roles in movies like Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, and Mrs. Doubtfire, committed suicide at his home just north of San Francisco. He was 63 years old and, as the public would later find out, was struggling with depression and dementia. In the […]

EPA: Don’t let industry write the rules on toxic chemicals

EPA: Don’t let industry write the rules on toxic chemicals

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Get this: Nancy Beck has been appointed to the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Beck has previously advocated for chemical companies like Monsanto! Her interests lie in protecting the chemical industry, rather than public health.

Michigan Radio: Am I at risk? How do you clean it up? A PFAS expert answers basic questions.

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

January 18, 2018

PFAS is an acronym for a group of industrial chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They've been used since the '50s, in everything from firefighting foam to fast-food paper wrappers to stain-resistant textiles and carpeting, waterproof shoes and boots, non-stick pots and pans, and more. …

6 Reasons To Never Use Disposable Baby Diapers & What To Use Instead

by Lindsay Sheehan @ Natural Living Ideas

As the great debate over cloth versus disposable diapers rages on, new parents may be wondering which option presents the best choice for their child’s health, the environment, and their budget. The disposable diaper is a relatively new invention. Prior to the 20th century, babies were clad in cotton or terrycloth materials cut into geometric shapes and fastened with a safety pin. The first disposable,… [read more]

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3 Reasons Perfume Stinks for Your Health

by Dr. Frank Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

Perfume has become a industrial, virtually plant-free affair, far removed from its nature-bound beginnings. Modern day perfumes and fragrances, be they the ones you spray on, shampoo into your skin or moisturize post-shower, have morphed into vehicles that deliver numerous petroleum-based synthetic toxins into our bodies, making most scents little more than ugly subverters of health, wrapped in pretty packaging.

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Why Healing Doesn’t Happen (The Healing Journey)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Actually, I can’t give you the answer to why healing doesn’t happen. While I may have some, “been there, done that” insight, I can’t tell you exactly why healing isn’t happening. I’m not God or Oprah, after all. But the information here is critical to healing, and a missing piece in health protocols. It’s about […]

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Why do we sleep?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

[iframe src=”http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/26/why_we_sleep_is_a_mystery” width=”100%” height=”1500px” scrolling=”yes”] More theories on why we sleep can be found here: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1009765-1,00

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Paleo Zucchini Tater Tots

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: This week’s recipe for Paleo Zucchini Tots is another contribution from the creative Jean Choi. The first time I had tater tots was when I was in middle school. I grew up in a Korean-American household eating mostly Korean dishes, so there were certain foods that I didn’t know about until I got […]

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Paleo Peppermint Bark with No Refined Sugar

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

Paleo peppermint bark that's actually good for you? Bring it ON! It's ready in about 15 minutes and it's perfect for holiday parties.

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Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad for Cribs

by Nathan Johnson @ Products – SleepLily

Protect the purity of your new crib mattress safely and naturally. Moisture resistant & washable.

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Keeping it Clean

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Keeping it Clean | Reducing microplastics in our oceans.Read More ...

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How to Kill Dust Mites Naturally with Cold

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

If you’ve got allergies or asthma, you probably are wondering how to kill dust mites naturally. The tiny insects create allergens that can cause health problems for kids and adults. Dust mites can be somewhat difficult to kill. The good news is, you can naturally kill dust mites with cold temperatures. Do You Have Dust...

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Have Your Earth-Friendly Baby Wipes Been Greenwashed?

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

Have your earth-friendly baby wipes been greenwashed? It's come to our attention that two brands are using questionable ingredients and advertisements. Learn what you can do about it!

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The Guy Behind the Bogus Immigration Report Has A Long History of Terrible And Misleading Research

by Olivia Exstrum @ Mother Jones

Controversial economist John R. Lott Jr. has made questionable claims about gun rights, police shootings, and abortion. But his new pet issue seems to be immigration. In a working paper first published in December by Crime Prevention Research Center, the organization Lott founded in 2013 (and which, as recently as 2015, Lott ran out of his home), he claims that undocumented immigrants in […]

Join Us For Non Toxic DIY Holiday Gift Making Workshops!

Join Us For Non Toxic DIY Holiday Gift Making Workshops!

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

This holiday season we are curating a series of (4) Non-Toxic #DIYHoliday Gift-Making Workshops to educate our community on #nontoxic alternatives for everyday life and Holiday gifts! 

Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Treat Anxiety Naturally | The best essential oils for anxiety.Read More ...

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Media Rooms that Steal the Show

by Kelsey Kittle @ Design Necessities

Movie night. Vegging out. Netflix and chill. Whatever you call it, spending an evening (or weekend) in front of the television counts as relaxation for many, hobby for some, and for a few it’s a straight-up obsession. From game day to awards night and all the reruns in-between, your time in front of the tube […]

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The bogus EPA we’ll get from Trump’s Latest Pick

by Ansje Miller @ Center for Environmental Health

Donald Trump has a knack for nominating officials who would undermine the very laws they’re supposed to uphold. His latest pick is Michael Dourson, a corporate conspirator who would lead EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Dourson would be the third horseman of Trump’s environmental apocalypse, with the power to destroy the regulations...

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22 Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

22 Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

by Brittany Mullins @ Eating Bird Food

Get creative this winter with 22 healthy spaghetti squash recipes. Spaghetti squash is a delicious, low-carb seasonal vegetable that can be used a variety of ways — even for breakfast or dessert! Spaghetti squash is one of my all time favorite things to eat during the fall and winter months. As soon as I see... CONTINUE READING

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Is the Vibration of Food The Secret To Health? With Robyn Openshaw

Is the Vibration of Food The Secret To Health? With Robyn Openshaw

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Vibrational frequency may sound like some term you fell asleep over in high school physics. But this term is the new topic in the health world. Vibration is the new fancy way of describing your overall state of being. Everything in the universe is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. Yes, even things that...

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Fighting Ocean Plastic Pollution with 5 Gyres

by Rachel Sarnoff @ Mommy Greenest

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been so MIA recently, but I have great news! I’m the new Executive Director of the 5 Gyres Institute, a non-profit that’s been fighting ocean plastic pollution for nearly a decade. This is a cause that’s close to my heart. And it’s a fascinating story! The founders, Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen, […]

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9 Winter Blues-Busters and Mood Lifters

by Dr. Frank Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

The winter blahs and blues. Just about all of us get them at some point – be it for a few moments, weeks or worse, a few months. No doubt, it’s not easy to remain mentally and physically buoyant when winter’s icy temps, grey skies and darkness collide. Even the sunniest souls among us can get pushed to the brink, but, fortunately, there are ways to make the dark days seem a little less so. Here are a few of Team Be Well’s best blues-beaters to help you take on winter and emerge victorious—and ready for spring:

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Pure Bliss Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A premium Non-Toxic Mattress with uncompromising comfort. Choose your own firmness level with 6" of 100% Pure Natural Latex.

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Building a Goat Pen: Step by Step Videos

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

In all my years of owning goats… Never has anything proved quite as frustrating as building a strong goat pen. You’d think that goats (being relatively small & docile) wouldn’t be so tough to contain. But oh no. It’s like Jurassic Park over here. Except, instead of being killed and/or eaten, you just have a goat staring at you silently through your kitchen window. Nobody dies, but it’s still hella

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How to Choose a Non-Toxic Mattress AND Why You Need One!

How to Choose a Non-Toxic Mattress AND Why You Need One!


Rubies & Radishes

This is the MOST comfortable mattress I've ever slept on! It's not only a non-toxic mattress, made of safe materials, but it has improved my sleep!

Fight Fear and Overcome Anxiety with Alli Worthington

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Fight fear and overcome anxiety with this no-nonsense approach that will encourage you how to cut through the daily clutter of life and step out in fierce faith. Expert Alli Worthington gives all the advice we need to overcome fear and live fiercely.  I used to think fear and worry were something you were just...

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Kale and Chévre

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Five ingredient butternut squash noodles This vegetable spiralizer turns a butternut squash into vibrant, paleo-friendly pasta in just seconds.  In addition to the stunning color, butternut squash noodles offer a sturdier alternative to the ubiquitous zucchini noodles. The starchier, sweeter texture holds up to heavier pasta sauces, but works just as well with this light cream […]

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Why You Get Hungry & What To Do About It: How To Defy Overeating, Conquer The Buffet, Stop Cravings In Their Tracks & Much More!

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Although most of us strive to eat well and

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Review: Glamping at the Romantic, Eco-Friendly Prana Boutique Hotel in Tulum

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

With so many supposedly "eco" hotels in Tulum that are greenwashing and even actively harming the local ecosystems, we were careful to choose a hotel that was both luxurious and truly sustainable.

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Top 5 Organic (Natural) Crib Mattress Picks For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings

Top 5 Organic (Natural) Crib Mattress Picks For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings


The Sleep Advisor

Searching for a crib mattress that's organic and chemical free? With our buyers guide you can find the safest pick for your baby in a couple of minutes.

New doTERRA kits 2017 – November sale!

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

New doTERRA kits 2017 – November sale! New doTERRA kits 2017 : DoTERRA has some brand new starter kits as of November 2017 and there are several on sale! If you’ve been waiting to join doTERRA due to budget reasons now is the time to get the very most for your money. Which doTERRA kits... [Read More]

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Find the Best Labor Day Mattress Sale in 2017 from Sears, Macys & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

See what major retailers have in store for Labor Day mattress sale events… This summer holiday seems synonymous with the end of summer, barbecues and a lazy three-day weekend, but as it marks changing seasons it also brings big deals in retail, including Labor Day mattress sale events. As one of the biggest shopping holidays […]

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Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?


Dr. Axe

We spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping, yet for most of us it's on a mattress that turns out to be pretty toxic, let alone often uncomfortable. I wrote up this article all about the common ingredients in most mattresses — caution, it might freak you out — plus how exactly to pick the healthiest bed to your sleep and health go hand-in-hand like they should.

24 Super-Fun Ideas For Baby Play (A Month By Month Guide)

by Sarah Amos @ MomTricks

In The Guide The first few weeks. 1 – 2 months. 2 – 3 months. 3 – 4 months. 4 – 5 months. 5 – 6 months. 6 – 7 months. 7 – 8 months. 8 – 9 months. 9 – 10 months. 10 – 11 months. 11 – 12 months. Let’s face it: the […]

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Smoothie Roundup: Our Favorite New Cleanse Smoothie Recipes to Try Now

by the Be Well Team @ Dr Frank Lipman

Whether you are cleansing or not, these cleanse smoothie recipes are sure to become your favorites as well. Read on for our roundup of our favorite cleansing smoothies...

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Best Organic Mattress - Natural Latex Mattress Organic Furniture

Best Organic Mattress - Natural Latex Mattress Organic Furniture


Natural Sleep Luxury Organic Latex Mattress Store

Natural Mattress Matters offers Handcrafted, GOTS & GOLS Certified, the best Organic Mattresses, Natural Latex Mattress, Luxury Organic Furniture & Sofas. Also Chemical Free Bedding, European Beds, and Pocketed coil mattress. Natural Sleep starts with healthy non toxic mattresses. We offer near 100% talalay foam and dunlop latex with organic cotton and wool near Atlanta, GA. See our customized latex mattresses, adjustable bed foundations, all wood foundations, baby crib, futons, toppers, and pillows.

Peppermint Bark Recipe (Dairy-Free)

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Peppermint Bark is an iconic Christmas treat, so I tweaked things a bit to bring you a real food and dairy-free version! There are lots of different options with this recipe. First, you can follow the recipe as is. Or, if you can’t do brown rice syrup, then you can omit the candy canes and […]

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Top Sleep Apps for 2018

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

It’s no secret that sleep plays a huge role in our physical and mental health. A poor night of sleep can have a huge effect on the rest of your day, or week. Sometimes, we think we got a full night’s sleep, but still feel exhausted the next day. For some of us, we just need help falling asleep. Try one of these top sleep apps to improve your sleep in the new year! 1.) Pillow: iOS This iOS app partners with features on your iPhone to fully track your sleep. More specifically, it uses your phone or Apple Watch to track sleep stages, heart rate and sleep quality. It also uses a smart alarm to gently wake you each morning. Pillow is free, but if you pay $4.99 you can download more features such as exporting sleep sound recordings and detailed sleep statistics. 2.) SleepBot: iOS and Android SleepBot, available for iOS and Android, is a great option if[...]

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Antidepressants: The New Tobacco?

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

At age 12 or 13, before I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I was silently struggling with emotional upheaval and an eating disorder.  In response to my symptoms of emotional volatility, social withdrawal, and digestive complaints, I was prescribed anti-heartburn meds, laxatives, and an antidepressant. Even in my emotional turmoil, I felt my intuition fiercely rebel each time I […]

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The 21 Easiest Weeknight Dinner Ideas That Are Healthy

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

This is THE list of the 21 easiest weeknight dinners that are healthy! Because who has time to spend endless hours in the kitchen? With three kids in school {<-how and when did this happen?} I’m totally catching on to the fact that if it isn’t quick and simple it isn’t going to happen. When...

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Non-Toxic Mattress Shopping Guide | I Read Labels For You

Non-Toxic Mattress Shopping Guide | I Read Labels For You


I Read Labels For You

Do you know that most conventional mattresses are made fully from petroleum materials? Learn what questions to ask when looking for a non-toxic mattress.

Avoid These Six Foods For Better Brain Health with Dr. Steven Masley

Avoid These Six Foods For Better Brain Health with Dr. Steven Masley

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Looking to improve memory, concentration and eliminate brain fog? Stop eating these six foods for better brain health with Dr. Steven Masley.  Our brains really are an incredible organ, maybe the most incredible. It is the home of the central nervous system that runs our body, keeps our heart beating without thinking, our body temperature...

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Pizza Soup

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

When you’ve got a craving for pizza, but want to keep things on the healthier side, pizza soup is the answer! I know it may sound a little odd, but when you put the vegetables, broth, tomatoes, pepperoni, ground beef and spices together, it really does have the same flavors as pizza! You can serve […]

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Pizza Soup

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

When you’ve got a craving for pizza, but want to keep things on the healthier side, pizza soup is the answer! I know it may sound a little odd, but when you put the vegetables, broth, tomatoes, pepperoni, ground beef and spices together, it really does have the same flavors as pizza! You can serve […]

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9 Natural & Painless Ways To Stop Overeating

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

There are many things that can contribute to overeating, from stress and the pressure of demands to hormones, lack of sleep and more. All of those things can add up to going crazy at the buffet, or gorging on a gallon of ice cream at home. In the short term, it can make you feel uncomfortably full, but do this too often, and there’s little… [read more]

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Valentines For Those Who Love Sleep

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

What better way to express your love to your Valentine than through sleep analogies! For those sleepy heads out there, we’ve created some fun Valentines that you can download, print out and give to your loved ones.   If you truly love sleep, this is saying a lot. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)   If you are going to lose sleep, it better be for love. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)   For those couples who prefer nap dates. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)   Couples who relax together, stay together. Download To Print Valentine (PDF)    If all you want for Valentine’s Day is to not have to set an alarm. Download To Print Valentine (PDF) Happy Valentine’s Day, let us know in the comments who you are giving your sleep Valentine to!  

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The BEST Keto coconut flour cookies

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

  The BEST Keto coconut flour cookies What’s keto and why are we talking about it here where it’s usually all about  essential oils? Because following a ketogenic way of eating has changed my health! Before I ate “healthy” (gluten and dairy free) but I was still fat and unhappy …but not anymore! I’ve lost... [Read More]

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[Transcript] – The Case Against Sugar: Is Gary Taubes Full Of Sweet Lies & Deception, Or Is Sugar Really Making Us Fat?

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/nutrition-podcasts/the-case-against-sugar-gary-taubes/ [0:00] Introduction [0:33] Wild Mountain Paleo/Purathrive [07:35] The Difference Between Glucose and Fructose and How It’s Related

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Approaches to Guiding Your Baby to Good Sleep

by Guest Blogger @ Naturepedic Blog

No one appreciates sleep more than a parent of a newborn or young infant. This is because sleep is a completely different experience in the first four months of life, from the way sleep is experienced the rest of one’s life. For all children 4 months of age and older, and all healthy adults, sleep is a well-regulated and incredibly necessary activity, that really does offer balm to the mind, and helps the mind think. The pattern of sleep from ages 4 months and onward is defined by a very regular pattern of light sleep becoming deep sleep, then deep sleep becoming lighter sleep, moving into a phase of REM sleep (when most dreams occur), and then emerging from REM sleep at which point everyone gets to choose – wake up or do another cycle. The sleep cycle in a person 4 months of age and older goes as follows: – Stage I: a brief period that happens just as you fall[...]

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10 American-Made Furniture Brands On Etsy & Beyond

10 American-Made Furniture Brands On Etsy & Beyond

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

We have plenty of brands with high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship made right here in the USA. We’ve found 10 American-made furniture shops, many of them through Etsy, and we’re excited to feature these brands for their innovative styles, incredible work ethic, and sustainable sourcing. Let’s have our homes match our ethics and our spending this year.

10 Best Places To Find Eco-Friendly Furniture

10 Best Places To Find Eco-Friendly Furniture

by Jasmine Sanberg @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Choosing new furniture can be tough. Not only do you have a lot of different styles to choose from, you also need to consider the materials used to create the furniture. For many people, one of the main concerns is whether or not the materials and the processes used to make the furniture are environmentally friendly. If this is also a concern of yours, you will need to do your research in order to be able to find companies that sell sustainable furnishings that are made from all-natural materials and environmentally processes. Here are some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable furniture companies to get your research started.

Paleo Cinnamon Roll Bars

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

My spirits rose sky high this week, after receiving your outpouring of encouragement from my post 6 Things I Would Tell My Old Self About Healing Chronic Disease. When I hit “Publish” on that post, I felt like I had leaped into new territory, and I didn’t know where I – or the post – would […]

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The Wool Factor – 4 key reasons why wool mattresses are better

by todd @ Amore Beds

With an ever-increasingly busy world, quality sleep is becoming more and more of an issue. Most adults are poorly informed when it comes to the right mattress for them, often resulting in low-quality sleep each night, which can lead to serious health issues.  For most people, the purchase of a new mattress is a necessity...

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Inner Work For Self Reflection: Letting Inner Beauty Shine

by Deborah Burnes @ Dr Frank Lipman

The month of February evokes thoughts of couples, roses, chocolate, date nights, and romance. We want to impress, spoil, and dote on loved ones. During this time it’s important to remember that real love starts within. I see February as a time for self-reflection, growth, and change—a time to connect with who we are, who we want to be, and feeling comfortable in our own skin. This inner work is what illuminates our outer beauty.

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How to Learn The Language of The Body

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

The answers for healing are within the body We’re facing an enormous challenge: the Western diet has failed us, and now Western medicine is failing us. The only person who has the answers for our health is our own body.  It’s time we start asking our own body “What are my symptoms telling me? What […]

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Flourless Plantain Cake Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I discovered the alchemy of baking when I was 6. After diligently petitioning Santa in numerous letters, I received an Easy Bake Oven. When I pulled my first cake out of the pink plastic box, I felt as If I had participated in the birth of something radiant and sacred.  A few years later, when I grew tall enough to […]

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress is made with just Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or toxic chemicals. Fits standard Cradles.

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The Best Breast Pump that is Comfortable and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.New moms feed their babies in a variety of ways, and giving expressed breastmilk is a common approach. If you are choosing to give your baby breastmilk, it's probably because you want the best food possible for your little one. To do that, it's […]

Butternut and Sesame Green Beans

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

It happens to the best of us… …even food bloggers. Our vegetables, sometimes, get BORING. I finally got sick of my thai vegetable curry, which I put on replay for months. With that way of dressing up veggies temporarily out of commission, I went to my own Paleo Flavor Boosters post for new ideas. But Herbamare […]

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Quartz: The US government is finally acknowledging the flame retardants in your furniture and baby products are not just ineffective, but also dangerous

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

October 10, 2017

The US agency in charge of protecting consumer safety just took the first step towards banning a class of flame retardants that were, up until very recently, nearly ubiquitous. So ubiquitous—mostly in children’s clothes, baby toys, and upholstered furniture—that the vast majority of the US population has measurable quantities of it in their blood.…

Talalay vs. Dunlop Latex

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Types of Latex: Organic Rubber Latex -Synthetic Latex -Or a Combination of the Two Organic Latex: Organic latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree which is processed (see manufacturing process for Dunlop and Talalay). A mattress made from organic latex does not contain any chemicals, synthetics, pesticides, herbicides, or other man-made products. […]

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

When it was time to replace our mattress last year I really wanted to get an organic mattress that would offer great back support, but as I was began reading and talking to my friends about organic mattresses, I realized that maybe it wasn’t the best option. I learned that organic mattresses break down pretty […]

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A Day at the Beach, Training Session, New Toys and Much more | Ep 10 of #Authentic Alex

by @ Look & Feel Amazing | Alex Fergus Blog

A Day at the Beach, Training Session, New Toys and Much more | Ep 10 of #Authentic Alex

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Sneak Peak and Q&A

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

I made a short video tour of my tiny house and will follow with some Q&As below!


Bacon Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

  This quiche makes a classy and simple breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It also makes an easy portable meal, if you pack a lunch for work, and you can enjoy it without re-heating. Also, it’s a hearty breakfast that meets all my Reset Your Breakfast guidelines. How to make a spaghetti squash crust This spaghetti […]

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6 Must-Follow Mommas & their Top Tips for Non-Toxic Living

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Here at SleepLily, we know that there are just too many blogs to read through to find content that is relevant for you and your little one. As avid mommy blog readers, we did the hard part for you. Below are 6 Mama’s you must be following and their helpful tips for you. The blogs... Read more »

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9 Sleep Disorders that Seem Spooky

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

A high-pitched scream breaks the silence of the night. A zombie stalks the streets as the clock strikes midnight. You wake unable to move away […]

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Healthy Brown Sugar Scrub for Dry Winter Skin

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

We're bombarded with mind-boggling lists of chemical ingredients in skin care which leaves us groaning. This simple brown sugar body scrub is the solution!

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Watch My TEDx Talk!

by Rachel Sarnoff @ Mommy Greenest

I feel so honored to have been chosen by TEDxSantaBarbara to share my vision of how one straw can change the world. Take a look, then connect with me at The 5 Gyres Institute. I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks!

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Flame Retardant

Flame Retardant


Mattress Clarity

“Flame retardant” is a term that you will see a lot while you are shopping for a mattress. It refers to a layer of chemicals or natural materials that are used to ensure that the mattress meets flammability standards. There is a lot of controversy over the term because the traditional chemicals that are commonly …

Creating A Health Blueprint | Dr. Stephanie Gray

Creating A Health Blueprint | Dr. Stephanie Gray

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

There seems to be a theme running in the holistic health world today where we tend to look at the body as one living organism rather than the past view of breaking it into separate components. Granted there is a time and place for that but at the end of the day, we have to...

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Burn 600 Calories Sitting, and 6 other Infrared Sauna Benefits

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Effortlessly burn fat and detox, while just sitting I’ve never titled a post or newsletter with terms like melt the fat! or burn the calories! or get the six-pack! I prioritize the health of my body over aesthetics or athletic performance. Those, I believe, arise as side effects of  a healthy body. But I thought you would be […]

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9 green crib mattresses to ensure your baby has a healthy, chemical-free sleep

9 green crib mattresses to ensure your baby has a healthy, chemical-free sleep


TreeHugger

Banish all toxic VOCs and other nasty gases from the nursery with these natural cotton, wool, latex, and coconut options.

7 Easy Ways To Help Your Congested Infant Right Now

by Jennifer Taylor @ MomTricks

There's nothing more heartbreaking than hearing your infant sniffle and struggle to breathe when they have a cold. Here's how to help them.

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Nature is Good Medicine for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

Being in nature has proven benefits to the health and wellness of your whole family. Especially if you practice Shinrun Yoku (or Forest Bathing), which is a way to immerse all of your senses while walking in forests and other naturally healing environments. This weekend I had a wonderful experience of Forest Bathing. As I walked …Read More

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9 Best Mattress Foundations and Box Spring Online

9 Best Mattress Foundations and Box Spring Online

by Karen Mulvey @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Review the best perfect memory foam mattress foundations from brands that have designed these smart foundations and platform beds for your needs. When looking for a foundation for your memory foam mattress you want one that can keep it comfortable and also help extend the life of the bed too. PlushBeds Orthopedic Foundation, Puffy Mattress Foundation, Keetsa Gold Brushed Steel Bed Frame, Brooklyn Bedding Simple Life Tri-Fold Foundation, The VersaBase by Nest Bedding, Platinum Base Foundation by Hyphen, Helix Foundation, Simple Foundation by Eightand many more.

Spanish Rice in the Rice Cooker

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

Living in Arizona has its benefits. We arguably have the most authentic Mexican cuisine this side of the border. Here in Arizona you’re not gonna find “Tex-Mex wanna-be” recipes. Nope, here you’ll find amazing flavor that is as authentic as they come. Well, as authentic as us Americans can make it 😉 One of the best adaptations I’ve discovered is how to make Spanish rice in a rice cooker. Rice

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Collagen-Boosted Paleo Protein Muffins

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Collagen-boosted protein muffins Many of you are familiar with collagen protein, the only protein powder I use and recommend.  At my home, you’re much more likely to find meals that include collagen protein than meals without this superfood addition. For example, at breakfast I’ll spike my coffee or grain free porridge with this protein boost. If lunch […]

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8 Reasons Why Kids Need Minimalism

by Tracey Black @ Don't Mess with Mama

Kids need minimalism? How does that work? White walls and one toy box with a couple of wooden toys? Not at all. Well maybe for a few families, but most us are really just looking for ways to simplify to give kids the benefits of less stuff and more fun. So why minimalism for kids? […]

The Importance of Knowing Where Your Mattress Comes From

by Joel Tretin @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

You may sleep on it every night, but how well do you really know your mattress? The importance of understanding where and how your bedding is made was driven home again last month when the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of thousands of mattresses sold on Amazon.com for failing to meet federal flammability […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Brownies

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: Today, Becky from A Calculated Whisk is sharing this gorgeous Paleo Pumpkin Brownie recipe. I asked her to guest post here, so you can have her site as a resource. Becky is a skilled food photographer who shares grain-free, foodie-friendly, creative recipes. She’s also written a cookbook featuring international paleo-ified recipes called Paleo Planet. A […]

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The Best Water Filter Pitcher That is Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.There's nothing quite like a cold glass of ice water to quench your thirst. Not only does it taste refreshing, but it's important for hydration too. In fact, men should consume 13 cups of liquid every day, and women should get 9.So, yes, downing […]

Paleo Taco Salad with Dairy Free Ranch

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Better than Chipotle I’m on a mission to save you the two bucks on guacamole with some Chipotle favorites you can make at home. For example, I shared a recipe for a colorful, veggie-based Burrito Bowl. I love Chipotle’s salads so much that I set out to make a copycat version at home. I’ve used […]

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Are the Chemicals in Your Mattress Dangerous? | Saatva Sleep Blog

Are the Chemicals in Your Mattress Dangerous? | Saatva Sleep Blog


Saatva's Sleep Blog

When's the last time you thought about what chemicals are lurking in your mattress? If you suffer from allergic reactions, your mattress could be the cause.

How to Prevent and Treat the Flu and other Viruses

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  Are you worried about getting the flu? The press is spreading fear around like they do every year. Did you know that out of the hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples taken from patients in the US every year, only a small percentage show the presence of a flu virus? Most people diagnosed with …Read More

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Urban Roots Handmade

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Handmade-to-order basic clothing for women made from pre-shrunk linen and organic cotton thread. Styles are simple and loose, natural linen and colors. French seams. Wow. These are the clothes I want to wear. Not inexpensive but beautiful. Plastic-free shipping. Sizes P-XL. Also kitchen linens and bath linens.

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Natural Red Velvet Cupcakes (Dye-Free, Grain-Free)

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Natural red velvet cake without any food dyes and grain-free? Game on! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to give you a healthier option to a holiday favorite. This grain-free, dye-free red velvet cupcake recipe gets its red color from roasted beets, and you can’t actually taste the beets at all! I played around […]

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How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress


Rodale's Organic Life

4 tips for buying the best non-toxic bedding for a healthier night's sleep.

Paleo Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

This week’s recipe is a contribution from the creative Jean Choi. I’ve only recently learned about sheet pan meals. I saw them floating around Pinterest, and was instantly hooked on this genius idea. While I love to cook, I absolutely despise washing the dishes, so I was completely on board with cooking everything in one […]

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DIY Night Cream

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

DIY Night Cream | An all-natural recipe that won't clog pores.Read More ...

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Our Favorite Non Toxic and Vegan Sunscreens and Other Sun Care Tips

Our Favorite Non Toxic and Vegan Sunscreens and Other Sun Care Tips

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Summer means sunshine! While a little vitamin D is healthy, all that fun in the sun could lead to some other stuff, like tan lines or even sun burns. Sun exposure is a very real issue – it is the primary cause of skin cancer . 

Reasons to Buy a New Mattress

by intelliBED @ Intellibed

If you’re still using that lumpy old mattress, chances are you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. When you a buy a new mattress from Intellibed, you’re purchasing a product made from Gel Matrix™, the best pressure relieving material ever created. Our mattresses are ideal for anyone suffering from sleep-inhibiting ailments like chronic pain or…

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How to Keep the Super Bowl From Ruining Your Sleep

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The Super Bowl: If you’re a football fan, those words don’t describe a mere game but rather a transcendental, full-body experience. Our passion for the teams, the players, the rivalries and the competition produces the kind of wild swings of emotion normally reserved for horror movies, fireworks or roller coasters. To say nothing of those […]

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Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Breakfast to Go | 13 make-ahead breakfast recipes.Read More ...

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How to Detox Your Armpits When Switching to Natural Deodorant

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

How's your natural deodorant working? If it's not quite getting the job done, it may well be that you need to detox your armpits!

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Actually, the US Has a Rich Tradition of Military Parades. But Normally They’re After Military Victories and Stuff.

by Mark Murrmann @ Mother Jones

As has now been widely reported, in a meeting last month, President Trump told high-ranking military officials that he wanted a military parade. But over history the United States has generally left military parades as a chest-thumping show of force to less self-assured despots—and Russia. The last time the United States held a national, tanks-in-the-streets military parade was […]

Is GreenPan Non-Stick Cookware Safe?

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

Many of you have asked me about the safety of GreenPan non-stick cookware, so I looked into it.  One of my blog readers emailed me a GreenPan non-stick cookware test report that she had received from GreenPan, and I contacted … Continued

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After Charges of Abuse, White House Staff Secretary Resigns

by Kevin Drum @ Mother Jones

As you probably know by now, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter has resigned after two of his ex-wives publicly accused him of assault and abuse during their marriages. Porter was the primary assistant to chief-of-staff John Kelly, and despite the allegations Kelly reportedly wanted Porter to “stay and fight.” According to Gabriel Sherman, this […]

SCD Chicken-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

This recipe has a TON of amazing umami flavor from coconut aminos, two types of mushrooms, AND Kettle and Fire’s new mushroom chicken bone broth.

Paleo Coconut, Cranberry and Cardamom Cookies

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I have Danish roots on both sides of my family tree. Growing up, I looked forward to the special treats at our holiday celebrations from Seattle’s treasured Danish bakery, Larsen’s. My favorites included the melt-in-your-mouth kringle, the lefse that oozed cinnamon-butter filling, and the cardamom-scented butter cookies. My family still gets brings these treats to […]

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Mattress Sales: The Best Reviews on Sale Priced Mattresses and Memory Foam Mattress Sales

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you looking for the best online mattress sales, including those on memory foam? Depending on the time of year, there are some incredible deals offered by various manufacturers that should help you narrow down your choices. If you plan on taking advantage of mattress deal prices, it’s also important to consider the overall value […]

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Toxic Chemicals in Your Everyday Products (THE FACTS & FIGURES)

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

There are harmful chemicals everywhere. But who would have really known they were in your home? In your everyday personal products? In your baby's toys and furniture? Could our government have really allowed such toxic material to be near our loved ones?Its sad....but true.I have gathered a list of facts, figures, and statistics from all […]

Ketogenic Diet Review: What Went Wrong, What Went Right

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

WARNING: Long post ahead… I won’t be offended if you skim it. But if you want to understand my experience of keto, and avoid misinterpreting sections here, you’ll need to read the whole thing. I tried the ketogenic diet for 2 1/2 months. I was a hot mess. If you watched my Instagram stories during […]

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EMF Protection for Your Family

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  I remember a time when cell phones, laptops and the Internet didn’t exist – and it was not that long ago. Now most of us are so dependent on our cell phones, tablets and laptops that we can’t imagine being without them. EMF protection is something we now need to consider. Scientists are beginning …Read More

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Our Leesa Bed Review For 2018 – Should You Buy It?

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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Why Organic

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Going organic helps you avoid toxic and synthetic chemicals that are detrimental to human health and to the health of the environment. Going organic helps fight climate change, prevents damage to valuable water resources, promotes diversity and reduces your carbon footprint. According to Organicitsworthit.org, Organic is the most heavily regulated and closely monitored system in […]

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What Is An Organic Mattress (And Why Should I Buy One?) - Sleeping Organic

What Is An Organic Mattress (And Why Should I Buy One?) - Sleeping Organic


Sleeping Organic

Many benefits of organic mattresses exist... But in the long run, are there enough positives to make buying one for your bedroom worth it? The answers may...

Top 5 Essential Oils for Pain Relief

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

Choosing essential oils for pain relief is a safe, natural way to help reduce some of the symptoms you may be experiencing, especially when it's localized

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12 Ways to Improve Thyroid Hormone Conversion

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Is your body underconverting thyroid hormone? Are you producing enough T4, but not enough T3? Did you know that your liver might be to blame? Let me explain. . . Your thyroid produces T4 and sends most of it to the liver to be converted into the active form, T3. If you’re underconverting, then you […]

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Optimal Health

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Choosing vitamins and supplements can be incredibly confusing. I could write for days about how to find just the right ones for a particular need or issue, but instead I want to offer a few things you need to know about choosing your own supplements and then share a list of my favorites. First, did […]

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The Best Healthy and Sustainable Restaurants in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

Eating healthy and sustainable in Granada, Nicaragua isn't difficult... if you know where to go. Whether you're looking for a grocery store or a restaurant, here are the best eco-friendly spots to eat.

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What is a Vegan Mattress

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

A vegan is someone who refrains from consuming animal products, whether they be in food, clothing, or household items. You may have never considered the fact that conventional mattresses are manufactured with a variety of animal-based products. However, Sleeping Organic is excited to offer an alternative! Our vegan mattress is made of a natural latex […]

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ThredUp Goody Box Review: What Is Inside?

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

The online secondhand clothing store, thredUp, has just created a new product for clothes shopping from home. The thredUp Goody Box is a way of receiving secondhand clothing right to your door and selecting what you like and don’t like without shipping fees or commitment to keep the clothes. This sustainable fashion alternative might not...

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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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How to Make an Acai Breakfast Bowl Bar

by Erica Jones @ Elevays

I love Christmas time. Probably because I love family time. Being with people that I love during a holiday that is so dear to my heart gives me warm and cozy feelings inside. It’s why ...

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How much does a Goat Cost?

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

Goat life. There ain’t nothin’ like it. Sure goats are mischievous, but their cuddly, playful nature can win over anybody. So, the question is, how much does a goat cost, and will one fit easily into your life? Goats are hilarious, and trust me, after you see the cost breakdown I think you’ll be ready to start your goat-shopping adventure. Purpose vs. Play Traditionally, people have owned goats for a purpose

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Fire retardant barriers do more harm than good | Organic Mattresses

Fire retardant barriers do more harm than good | Organic Mattresses


Happsy.com

At Happsy, we’re not into coating, covering, soaking or wrapping our mattresses in harmful chemicals. We particularly dislike flame retardant chemicals, the culprits behind all sorts of health and developmental issues. So, you might be asking yourself, does the lack of flame retardants make a mattress more flammable? Good question. The answer, by the way, is no. Here’s why: Every mattress sold in the U.S. must pass the exact same federally-mandated flammability standards. Contrary to the marketing claims we’ve read from other mattress companies, there’s nothing in the standards demanding flame retardant chemicals. The standards aren’t concerned with how a mattress passes, only if it passes. No pass? No sale. So, why use fire retardant chemicals? Mattresses that use polyurethane/memory foam are, by definition, petroleum-based and super flammable. How do these mattresses pass the fire safety tests? Chemical barriers, of course. And the problem is, companies don’t need to tell you how they pass flame standards or what chemicals they

The 8 Highest Rated Bamboo Pillows in 2018 – Our Review Guide

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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How to choose the safest cosmetics

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

Last updated on February 6th, 2018 Ever since I read the FDA test results of 400 lipsticks back in 2010, heavy metal contamination in cosmetics has been my concern.  In the FDA test, most lipsticks contained some amount of lead, and the … Continued

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Alan Bell’s Story: Healing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Note from Lauren: When I received Alan’s book, Poisoned, I read it in just a few sittings.  I’m regularly sent books for publicity consideration, and rarely do I feel so gripped by a review book that I can’t put it down. Alan’s story left me stunned with his journey, and horrified that the toxic materials in an office building could […]

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5 Quick and Natural Ways to Beat Heartburn

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

Are you a heartburn sufferer? Suppressing stomach acid with antacids isn't always the best way to treat it, so reach for these 5 quick and natural ways to beat heartburn instead!

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No Bake Paleo Lime Bars

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

A couple of other recipes are waiting in the Drafts folder of Empowered Sustenance, waiting eagerly to be shared, but these paleo lime bars immediately jumped to the top of the queue when I made them a few days ago. The recipe refuses to wait its turn, in proper order, because it is that good. I’ve experimented […]

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Doubling Your Testosterone Levels, Tactics From The World Of Speed Golf, Primal Endurance & More With Brad Kearns!

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Brad Kearns, at 52 years old, has doubled his

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How to Actually Love to Eat Healthy

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

How do you actually love to eat healthy? It’s a big feat, isn’t it? I mean it sounds good initially but once we get in it seems so scary, so unrealistic and not something you are willing to do. So what is the secret? It’s right here inside this post and podcast! Stop for one moment, now...

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The Best Nasal Aspirator To Help Your Little One Breath Easily Again

by Jennifer Taylor @ MomTricks

It's heartbreaking to hear your child sniffle and struggle to breathe when they have a cold. Read our guide on nasal aspirators and see which we recommend.

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8 Easy Ways to Make Your Mattress Last Longer

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

See how to protect your investment and get the most out of your mattress. The average person spends anywhere from $500 to $3000 or more […]

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Why Buy an Organic Mattress?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

With almost 1/3 of our lives spent in bed, what we sleep on does affect us. Your mattress is a long term investment in your comfort and health. Organic latex mattresses are made of organic latex, organic cotton and organic wool. The components of our organic mattresses, cotton, wool and latex, are cultivated using NO […]

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The Ultimate Immune Boosting Guide

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Looking for some ideas on how to boost your immune system? Here are simple remedies, supplements, and recipes I use whenever cold and flu season hit. Apparently the flu has hit hard across the country and unfortunately, we were not immune to this beast. Let’s just say it has been a week in this household...

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The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!

The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!


The Gentle Nursery

A list of the best non-toxic + organic crib mattresses for your baby. Choose a healthier mattress for safer sleep!

Rise and Shine

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

We’ve all heard it – there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. And experts tend to agree, advocating our sleep habits have a direct correlation with how well we think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. But what about our waking habits? Are we repeat offenders when it comes to that snooze button? […]

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Ask An Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Sofa Size?

by Nate Sverlow @ Design Necessities

Q: I’m redesigning my home, and I need to find the best furniture setup for my space. I keep going back and forth between a regular sofa and a sectional, but can’t settle on either. Are there any rules-of-thumb about sofas and sectionals that can help me make my decision? A. To help differentiate between […]

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Are there Cons of Juicing? 4 Reasons to Skip this Popular Way to Cleanse

by Dr Isaac Jones @ Elevays

It seems like everybody and her sister has gone on a juice cleanse. Juice bars are the new bars – the hip place to go, drink, and socialize (minus the alcohol, plus the kale). So ...

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[Transcript] – Doubling Your Testosterone Levels, Tactics From The World Of Speed Golf, Primal Endurance & More With Brad Kearns!

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/fitness-podcasts/doubling-your-testosterone-levels/ [00:00] Introduction [01:13] GainsWave/GetKion [07:18] About Brad Kearns [09:40] How Speed Golf Works, and How Brad Gets

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How to Reduce Back Pain During Sleep

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Are you one of the 80% of people who experiences back pain from time to time? Back pain has reached nearly epidemic proportions, with nearly […]

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Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

Protect the purity of your new crib mattress safely and naturally. Moisture resistant & washable.

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Is Caffeine Harming Your Hormones?

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

The scoop about caffeine and your hormones. Everything you need to know and why you should consider this painless caffeine detox.  Coffee, the word everyone loves but never wants to talk about. And by “talk about,” I meant the relationship between coffee or better said, caffeine and hormones. I apologize in advance for going there....

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Clean and Healthy New York

Clean and Healthy New York


Clean and Healthy New York

Clean & Healthy NY works for safer chemicals, a sustainable economy & a healthier world by getting toxics out of products, our bodies, children & environment.

In A Disposable Restaurant Industry, Bagby Beer Company Stands Out by Going Plastic Free!

In A Disposable Restaurant Industry, Bagby Beer Company Stands Out by Going Plastic Free!

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

The Restaurant biz is a notoriously wasteful industry that continues to grow. Not only food waste, but plastic waste as well.

Turkey BLT Salad with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I invited Lauren from Wicked Spatula to guest post here, because I want you to discover the wealth of creative recipes on her site! This week is Thanksgiving, which means turkey leftovers… so pull out this recipe on the 25th.  Hi! I’m Lauren, the author and owner behind the health conscious website Wicked Spatula. I write […]

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Stop Making Health Resolutions and Do This Instead

Stop Making Health Resolutions and Do This Instead

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

First ask yourself, have you ever meet the resolutions you’ve set? Don’t worry if you haven’t, 80% of others haven’t as well and that 20% is most likely a stretch. At least in the way we know resolutions. Today we’re going to uncover why you should stop making health resolutions and what to do instead!...

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5 Reasons Why We Must Search Beyond Science for Healing

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

What if there is an option that does not cause side effects? If you’ve taken pharmaceutical drugs, you may have noticed a common theme: side effects. Consider all the pharmaceutical advertisements you’ve seen on TV, and how the narrator drones on about possible side effects may include, but are not limited to… The most popular […]

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What You Need to Know About EMF Protection

by Dr Isaac Jones @ Elevays

Most people are already aware that spending too much time with our devices is bad news… from blue light health issues to social media addiction. But it doesn’t stop there. Mobile devices – as well ...

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Falling Into Health: Cavin’s ‘Miraculous’ Brain Recovery Through Diet

by Jordan Reasoner @ SCD Lifestyle

Cavin fell and suffered a traumatic brain injury that should've likely killed him. Not only did he survive, he's now fully recovered and thriving!

A Simple Guide to Vegan Protein (You probably already get enough!)

A Simple Guide to Vegan Protein (You probably already get enough!)

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

A big misconception about protein is the notion of “complete” and “incomplete” proteins. For some reason, “complete” has become a synonym for meat and “incomplete” one for plant-based, but that’s not accurate!

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose


Natural Living Ideas

Flame retardant doesn’t necessarily mean fire-proof or less fatal Ironically, if a mattress that’s been doused with flame retardants catches fire, which it can, it gives off higher levels of carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke than it would if it hadn’t been treated – and those things are actually more likely to kill someone in a fire than getting burned. That means that a mattress… [read more]

Top 10 Ways to Increase Lymphatic Drainage

by Kate @ Real Food RN

Our lymph passages run all throughout our bodies. They are responsible for moving lymph carrying internal and external toxins and pathogens to be excised. Environmental toxins, as well as bacteria, viruses and cellular waste, travels through these pathways to the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are cleansing stations where lymph is filtered and purified. When […]

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How to Stay Cool and Sleep Soundly in the Heat of Summer. Don’t Sweat It!

by todd @ Amore Beds

The summer months are here! While the long daylight hours and summer holidays are often a welcome relief, most people dread the thought of having to sleep through 3 months of heat and humidity. Trouble sleeping during summer is not only uncomfortable, but can often leave you feeling tired and lethargic, suppressing your appetite and...

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers 2016

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

Here are some great stocking stuffer ideas for babies and toddlers (NO CANDY OR DISPOSABLE JUNK!)…with a few ideas thrown in for Mom & Dad as well!  Updated December 2016!  (And, almost everything is available through Amazon Prime, for you procrastinators out there! 😘) Also don’t miss our Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers! CONTENTS: Babies … Continue reading Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers 2016

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5 Toxic Effects of Botox and Cosmetic Surgery

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

This article focuses on the effects of cosmetic surgeries primarily aimed at women. I understand that women get plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. My goal is to provide information so women can make well-informed choices about their body. I also aim to identify the unquestioned beliefs that allow the cosmetic surgery industry to […]

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Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers 2016

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

Looking for the perfect holiday or birthday gift for your little one, a grandchild, or a family friend?  Here are our curated lists of age-appropriate gifts that are proven hits! Babies (0-12 months) For a classic toy or book gift, check out our guides for the appropriate age range: Editor’s picks: Newborn Toys & Books (0-6mo.) Editor’s Picks: … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers 2016

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Crunchi Non-Toxic Makeup Review

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

Last updated on February 7th, 2018Over the course of a couple years now I have been searching for non-toxic makeup brands that are transparent enough to welcome my questions, meet my strict standards, and make products that actually work well, … Continued

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How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms

How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms


The Soft Landing®

Finding safe furniture for your home can be a daunting task, so we looked far and wide to find manufacturers that meet our standards to make your job easier

CEH’s Award-Winning Success in Kicking Toxic Chemicals Out of Furniture

by Center for Environmental Health @ Center for Environmental Health

Earlier this month, CEH was awarded the “Market Transformation” Award by by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for our work to move the furniture industry towards healthier, less toxic  products.  CEH’s work educating and assisting major corporations towards purchasing safer furniture, made without toxic chemicals provided an important example of how purchasers can incentivize...

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6 Kinds of Sheep’s Milk Cheese You Should Try Today

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

Sheep’s milk cheese? Is that a thing? Although sheep’s milk seems rare and hard to find, sheep cheeses are available in almost every grocery store. You may have already eaten sheep’s cheese without knowing it, as some of the most famous imported cheeses are (or, at least, can be) made from sheep milk: Feta (Greece, Italy, and France), Ricotta and Pecorino Romano (Italy) and Roquefort (France). Increasingly, you may encounter

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Non-Toxic Bath Toys {Safer, Plastic-Free Toys for Bath Time}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Bath time is a fun time in our home. My oldest loves to play and splash around in the bath, and I like to sit back and enjoy a few moments of conversation with him. But, getting him in the bath – that’s another story! The only thing that helps is agreeing to give him […]

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Old Fashioned Homemade Polish Potato Pierogies

by Kate @ Real Food RN

My Grandma was mostly Polish and I remember her cooking fondly. Her dumplings were one of my favorite meals ever! One meal that I always wanted her to make was pierogies because I had seen them in the stores and I knew they were a Polish food. She never made them, unfortunately. So when we […]

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How To Keep Feeling Great Long After You Cleanse

by Kerry Bajaj @ Dr Frank Lipman

You've just finished your cleanse, and while you feel great, the question is how how to maintain those results. Here are our step by step tips to feeling great long after you've cleansed.

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This is Why You’ll Fall in Love with Nigerian Dwarf Goats

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

They’re adorable, they’re naughty, and odds are you’ll be taking one home soon. Nigerian Dwarf goats are the puppies of the goat world, and they’re becoming the goat to get. With their small, furry bodies and zest for jumping on everything, they’re pretty much irresistible. So, where does this breed originate from and why are they rising in popularity? Well, that’s where I (the Nigerian Dwarf goat expert) comes in.

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How to Find a Nontoxic and Sustainable Mattress - Ecocult

How to Find a Nontoxic and Sustainable Mattress - Ecocult


Ecocult

I have something admit. My mattress is not eco-friendly. Well, it is in the sense that I bought it used. Three years ago, I was sleeping on the Ikea mattress I had bought off the girl who lived in my room before me. When a downstairs neighbor had to abruptly move out and sell all his furniture, I picked up a Tempur-Pedic mattress for $300 (! They usually start at $1,600). That mattress is now covered with organic sheets, pillows, and pillow covers. But I never seriously considered getting a new one, even though I know most mattresses contain fire retardants, volatile organic compounds, and formaldehyde which offgas into our air while we sleep on them. Hours a night. Almost every night. For years. In fact, my mattress must be the most toxic thing in my home. And yet, mattresses are expensive. And getting rid of my current mattress would entail throwing it out – because of bed bugs, nobody wants to buy or even take an old mattress. But now that you can recycle your mattress in New York City, I might be ready to switch mine out. But buyer beware: Not all mattress companies who bill themselves as eco-friendly …

Drinking Water of Millions Contaminated by Fluorinated Chemicals: Scientists Call for Action

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

November 14, 2017 More than six million Americans are drinking water polluted with highly fluorinated chemicals. These substances, used as stain and water repellents and in fighting aviation fires, are associated with health problems including kidney and testicular cancer, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, high cholesterol, and decreased response to vaccines.…

Plants Shopping, Cooking, New Arrivals and Much More! | Ep 12 of #Authentic Alex

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Plants Shopping, Cooking, New Arrivals and Much More! | Ep 12 of #Authentic Alex

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1:35 – Cooking with Alex

6:25 – Book of the Week

8:15 – Anti-Radiation Parcels Arrived

10:35 – Workout Session

9:45 – Garden Update

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Instead of Supplements, Strengthen Your “Digestion Muscle”

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

If your chronic digestive problems have led to cull through alternative health websites and wellness books, you may have heard the name Dr. Datis Kharrazian. He is one of the leading educators on brain and gut health, the author of bestselling books, and the developer of a line of cutting-edge supplements used by holistic practitioners. “If a […]

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Ginger Spice Muffins

by Erica Jones @ Elevays

It’s getting to be that time when winter is a real drag. The holidays are over, so snow and ice are not quite as magical in the middle of January. We have had an unusually ...

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Can a Non Toxic Mattress Save Your Health?

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

This post on non toxic mattresses is proudly sponsored by Naturepedic. The best place to get a comfortable mattress, without the harmful chemicals. Your most restorative and healing internal work happens while you rest. When you are sleeping your body works to repair, restore and even allows you to burn some extra body fat stores in...

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10 More Essential Oil Myths Every Oil User Must Know

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

One of the leading essential oil educators, Jimm Harrison, has been my mentor and instructor in aromatherapy. Jimm created and teaches the aromatherapy program for Bastyr University, one of the most well-known naturopathic universities. He teaches across the globe, is the author of Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics, and has 30 years of experience […]

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Healing Green Spring Soup with Lemon Dill Pesto

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Green spring cravings The turn of the weather and vibrant abundance at the farmer’s market correlates with my transition to lighter meals. I crave salads, I crave light soups, and I crave green. This spring soup features the seasonal asparagus and zucchini, which seem to flood the stalls at my farmer’s market. I whipped up a […]

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Taking Ownership Of Your Mental Health | Trisha Hughes

Taking Ownership Of Your Mental Health | Trisha Hughes

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Health was once placed inside the box of diet and exercise, but what we now know about health is that it is an intricate working of your body, soul, and mind together into a harmony of nourishment. Unfortunately, mental health in the focus of fostering, nurturing and healing isn’t as common of topics as mental...

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018


Nontoxic Reboot

If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single it…

The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/20 – 1/26

by Erin @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Welcome to my Weekly Roundup! In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this

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The Ultimate Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist {2018 Edition}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Hi mama, and welcome to the Ultimate Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist! Putting together your baby registry is a process in and of itself, and it can be really fun and exciting. It can also easily consume weeks or even months of your pregnancy. I want to make it easier for you. My goal is to help you […]

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Simply Scrub

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Four unique blends of organic ingredients create body scrubs that exfoliate and nourish your skin. Their chocolate body scrub, for example, is made with cocoa nibs, brown sugar, and healing honey. [Read about their organic ingredients here.

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17 Pygmy Goats That Will Melt Your Heart

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

  (photo credit: kysme photography) You know what’s better than baby goats? Pygmy baby goats. Pygmy goats are the tiniest goats in the world and their fluffiness will melt your little heart. Pygmy goats actually originate from Africa, where they were primarily bred for meat. But we’re not going to talk about that, are we? Nope. That’s because Pygmy goats make the best pets as well. And trust me, once

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Butternut, Ginger, and Pear Soup

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Soup photography, for those of you who are not food bloggers or instagramers, is a challenge in and of itself. A simple bowl of soup is fated to look boring, like a big, bland circle in the photograph. Garnishes, evidently, are the secret to making a bowl of soup appear texturally-dynamic in a photograph. For this photo, […]

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3 Ways to Detox Hair for Healthy, Natural Volume

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Have you ever had a bad hair day… …that lasted a year? I have. Years ago, when I threw out all the toxic body care products from my bathroom, I was determined to find a hair care line that met my new ingredient standards. I started with DIY hair care, and walked around with my hair displaying […]

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10 Incredible Health Benefits Of Gotu Kola

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

Gotu kola may not be all that well known to westerners, but it enjoys legendary status in Asia, where it’s sometimes referred to as the “fountain of life,” thanks to the story of an herbalist who was said to have extended his life by more than 200 years by taking it daily. This plant that comes from Asian wetlands, contains a high concentration of unique… [read more]

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5 Easy Ways To Eat More Vegetables Daily

by Dawn Brighid @ Dr Frank Lipman

Adulting can be hard, but veggies are required for a balanced diet. Be Well is here to help with 5 easy ways to boost your vegetable intake, daily.

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Paleo Burrito Bowl

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

DIY Chipotle! Imagine a Chipotle meal where you don’t have to hear, “The guacamole is $2 extra, okay?” This is my kind of meal, as I prefer to stuff my face with guacamole without being reminded of the price of avocados. This is my current go-to lunch. I keep a big batch of the chicken in […]

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Lennox Ultra-Low NOx Gas Furnaces

by Janelle Sorensen @ Elemental Green

The 20 Best Organic and Fair Trade Coffee Shops in NYC for Meetings

by Stephanie Sica @ Ecocult

It's hard to find a coffee shop that makes a solid cup of organic or Fair Trade coffee, has a great atmosphere, and is conducive to conversation. But these are, in my humble opinion, the best places to have a productive meeting with the conscious coffee set.

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Our Aviya Bed Review: Is This America’s Favorite for 2018?

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Pregnancy-Safe Makeup {Safer Cosmetics for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

You know that innate feeling of responsibility that you develop when you first become a mom? For me, it developed almost instantly after I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. I suddenly had this overwhelming sense of responsibility to give my babies the very best. MY best. My mama bear instincts kicked into […]

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Nontoxic Hangers

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Question from Kate Hi Debra, Do you have any recommendations for nontoxic hangers? Have you found any wood ones with a nontoxic finish?  Can’t seem to find anything! The finishes are all polyurethane finishes and they are generally nickel or chrome plated hooks.  Not sure how you feel about the nickel hooks and if they […]

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How Often Should I Change Hand Towels?

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

In our house, we use hand towels in the bathroom, kitchen and guest bathroom. Cloth hand towels are so much nicer and luxurious than paper hand towels. (They are also more sustainable and less expensive, too.) When cold and flu season starts, though, I always find myself wondering how often should I change hand towels?...

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Pizza Soup

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

When you’ve got a craving for pizza, but want to keep things on the healthier side, pizza soup is the answer! I know it may sound a little odd, but when you put the vegetables, broth, tomatoes, pepperoni, ground beef and spices together, it really does have the same flavors as pizza! You can serve […]

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How To Make Chicken Bone Broth In The Instant Pot

by Jordan Reasoner @ SCD Lifestyle

I’m not a chef or a pro food photographer, but this easy recipe for making bone broth in The Instant Pot saves me so much time - I had to share!

The Sleep Cure

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Since sleep is so profoundly important, here are a few tips to help you ensure a resting night of restorative sleep: -Adopt a regular routine at night and make it a priority to stick to it. -Go to bed at the same time week nights and on weekends. -Don?t take naps during the day unless […]

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5 Ways to De-Stress After the Holidays

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The holidays can be wonderful, but they also come with their fair share of stress. Excitement, anxiety—sometimes it feels impossible to have one without the other. Fear not. Even if holiday stress seems inevitable, it’s still possible to take care of ourselves. Most of us know about popular go-to activities like meditation, yoga, and breathing […]

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The Case Against Sugar: Is Gary Taubes Full Of Sweet Lies & Deception, Or Is Sugar Really Making Us Fat?

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. My guest on today's podcast – Gary Taubes –

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Terralite

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Candles made from organic coconut oil and rice bran wax, scented with “organic, wildcrafted, pure essential oils and extracts from plants that were grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers…Our hemp wicks contain absolutely no lead, are not chemically treated, and are braided with pure unbleached cotton.” All candles are white and come […]

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What are Bamboo Pillows Really Made of?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Bamboo pillows, bamboo sheets… Bamboo has recently taken over the bedding market, but why? In particular, bamboo pillow products seem to be the new rage   They’re advertised as a natural luxury-class pillow yielding a miracle sleep, but are these pillows truly a cool, healthy, sustainable, comfortable alternative to conventional pillows? To answer this question, we […]

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Safe Sleep On An Amore Beds Flame Retardant Free Mattress

Safe Sleep On An Amore Beds Flame Retardant Free Mattress


Amore Beds

You'll get nothing but safe sleep with our mattresses. No harmful flame retardant chemicals are used on our mattresses. Naturally fire resistant materials.

Why You Should Care About Restorative Sleep

by Jenny Stoddard @ Intellibed

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Organic Wool

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Sleeping Organic practices sustainable and environmentally conscientious business practices. We use 100% organic wool for our wool mattress toppers and other wool products because it’s comfortable, it’s holistic, and it’s ethical. The organic wool process starts with taking care of the sheep and ends with taking care of you. Wool is an unequivocally comfortable textile […]

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The Bone Broth Diet – It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle

by Erica Jones @ Elevays

I’m sure older adults throughout your life (probably grandma) have shared old wives’ tales with you about how to get healthy… but you know what wasn’t an old wives’ tale? Chicken soup. Maybe granny didn’t ...

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6 Things To Know Before Becoming an NTP

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

 Do you want to change lives with nutrition? We need voices sharing a new story of health. The old story goes something like this: You are fundamentally disempowered to improve your health. The only option you have is to take medications to quiet the symptoms, without addressing the underlying cause. This is the new story: Your […]

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress | SleepLily

Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress | SleepLily


SleepLily

Our Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress is made with just Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or toxic chemicals. Fits standard Cradles.

Healthy Energy

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Healthy Energy | The alternative energy drink you need to try.Read More ...

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Sjögren’s Syndrome: What Causes It And How To Overcome It Naturally

by Lori Jo Berg @ SCD Lifestyle

Learn what Sjögren’s is, how it’s diagnosed, risk factors (+ the genetic link), and the Sjögren’s-gut connection. Read how to overcome it naturally.

Achieving a “New Normal” with SCD and IBD

by Jordan Reasoner @ SCD Lifestyle

Kyle is a husband, dad, teacher... and he has Crohn's disease. Read how he overcame Crohn's using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and SCD Lifestyle.

Choosing an Organic Kids Mattress

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  One of the most important decisions a parent can make is choosing an organic kids mattress. Sleep is critical to your child’s health and well-being, and since kids spend more than one third of their lives in direct exposure to their mattress materials it’s crucial to their health that those mattress materials be safe, …Read More

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Healing Heartbreak Through Yoga: Mandy Ingber

by Rachel Sarnoff @ Mommy Greenest

Like all of us, I’m no stranger to heartbreak. And I’ve always used exercise—particularly yoga, over the last 20 years—to get me through. So when I read about yogi-to-the-stars Mandy Ingber’s new book, Yogalosophy for Inner Strength: 12 Weeks to Heal Your Heart and Embrace Joy, I knew I had to talk to her. “Heartbreak […]

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A Love Letter From Your Body

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Dear You, This is to tell you what you often forget: I’m on your side. As long as our heart is beating, I’m here with you and for you. I know we’ve shared dark times together. Perhaps you believed I turned against you, through disease or addiction or depression. I was not sabotaging you, but […]

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Pesticides in the bedroom

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Imagine this: You spend months picking out the perfect mattress. You pay a sum that should have been a deposit on a Ford Mustang. And you take your new investment home for your first night of pure bliss. You wake up the following morning to itchy running eyes, a congested head, a minor wheeze, and […]

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Grain Free Savory Porridge

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Cauliflower for breakfast? If I text “it’s recipe testing day, wanna eat here?” to most of my friends or family members, they’ll usually agree enthusiastically. After all, I would say that most of my recipe experiments, even if the recipe is not yet perfected, are enjoyable. But after a certain  incident, I have ruined all of my cauliflower […]

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Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Screen Time | How it's affecting your sleep schedule.Read More ...

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Healthy Benefits of Neti Pots and Nasal Salt Inhalers

by Kate @ Real Food RN

Ah, the nose. Such an undervalued appendage…until it’s stuffed up. Our nose takes a beating each and every day as we breathe in pollutants, germs, and allergens that build up in our nasal passages. This buildup sets the stage for congestion and infection. Fortunately, salt can save the day! If you only use salt on […]

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Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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How to Achieve Better Sleep in the New Year

by admin @ Amore Beds

Better Sleep Is Easier Than You Think Every year millions of people set out to make New Years resolutions. Working out more, eating healthier, saving more money, quit smoking, or falling in love are all common resolutions that people make. However, only 8% of people are actually successful in achieving their New Years resolution. Self-improvement...

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The 6 Best Mattress Picks For Under $1000 – 2018 Edition

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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How I Set My Sleep Goals for 2018

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

I didn’t truly think about sleep until, in August of 2016, I learned that I have obstructive sleep apnea. Every morning for a year, I had woken up feeling awful, and I couldn’t get through the day without taking a nap. My thoughts grew sluggish, my speech became slurred, and I started to forget things. […]

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

When it was time to replace our mattress last year I really wanted to get an organic mattress that would offer great back support, but as I was began reading and talking to my friends about organic mattresses, I realized that maybe it wasn’t the best option. I learned that organic mattresses break down pretty […]

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Editor’s Picks: Modern Storage + Organization

by Team Y @ Design Necessities

Looking to revamp your organization in the new year? We love these modern storage and organization designs to help declutter and organize the home. Panier Table from Kartell The Panier Table is both a coffee table as well as a handy storage basket. Use it to store extra throw blankets in the media room, magazines in the living […]

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The Best Way to Make Bone Broth

by Erica Jones @ Elevays

If I only ever knew how to make one thing from scratch…it would be bone broth. It’s hands down one of the best things you can do to promote your health and wellbeing. Want an ...

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How to Embrace Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year

by Cody Torgersrud @ Design Necessities

Color surrounds us. It is emotive, it is passionate, it can warn us and key us in to how to behave. We respond to is personally and culturally, actively and subconsciously. It is something that affects our day to day and tells us where we are in the world. With color being such an important […]

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Memory Foam Mattress Ingredients: are the dangers real or exaggerated? Are the chemicals in your life freaking you out or have you found yourself wondering if products like memory foam mattresses are safe? If you’ve been looking into this type of mattress or any other, you may be wondering whether chemicals and odors could represent […]

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress - Deliciously Organic

My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress - Deliciously Organic


Deliciously Organic

While the bed isn’t organic, it’s a choice that I felt comfortable with because it fit my criteria for a nontoxic mattress that is supportive for the body and with almost zero off-gassing.

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!


Weed 'em & Reap

Don't buy that conventional mattress. It's toxic! There are cheaper and healthier options that won't pollute your personal environment.

Is That Rash Really Eczema or Contact Dermatitis?

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

Is that rash really eczema? Try this simple test to make sure it's not just a case of contact dermatitis caused by irritants in skin care or laundry detergent or fabric softener.

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Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress

Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress


Kitchen Stewardship | Real Food and Natural Living

You don't want to sleep on offgassing chemicals! Readers' tips from three years of looking will help you find the best natural, organic (or not) mattresses for your family.

Non-Toxic Baby Toys {How to Buy Safer Toys for Your Baby}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

In an ideal world, all toys would be safe and there would be no need for worry. There would be no toy recalls and no toys with unsafe levels of lead or BPA. Obviously, that’s not the case and most toy manufacturers won’t think twice about using PVC in their toys or paint sourced from […]

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14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online


Citrus Sleep

Review the best organic, natural and eco friendly mattresses and brands that have been designed by these top mattress companies so you can have a soothing night's sleep regardless of your income. Live and Sleep Eco-Friendly Mattress. Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress. My Green Mattress. Avocado Organ

Easy Peasy Paleo Ketchup Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I never tried making paleo ketchup because I thought it would be impossible to replicate the true flavor of the refined-sugar-laden original. I had perused a few recipes for paleo ketchup and gave it a pass. “Tomato paste flavored with apple cider vinegar?” I thought. “No thanks, I’ll just have my sweet potato fries plain. […]

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Chemicals in the crib

Chemicals in the crib


chicagotribune.com

Flame retardant chlorinated tris is found in baby mattresses in tests commissioned by Chicago Tribune.

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Using Crystal Deodorant (& You Should, Too!)

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

Back in the 1980s, before the term “natural” was cool, a pioneering company known as Crystal developed a natural deodorant from a hunk of French-sourced mineral salt that looks like a crystal and deodorizes without harmful chemicals. While it’s had somewhat of a cult following in the decades since, with healthier, alternative products now all the rage, Crystal deodorants have been thrust into the spotlight… [read more]

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Optimal Health

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Choosing vitamins and supplements can be incredibly confusing. I could write for days about how to find just the right ones for a particular need or issue, but instead I want to offer a few things you need to know about choosing your own supplements and then share a list of my favorites. First, did […]

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How To Make A Superfood Spirulina Face Mask For Blemish Free Skin

by Jamie Larrison @ Natural Living Ideas

Being green in the face usually isn’t a positive thing, but when you use this nourishing spirulina face mask it is. It’s packed with raw food nutrition to keep your skin glowing and fresh. It’s great for all skin types, from acne prone to dry. It’s quick and easy to whip up, making it the perfect weekday mask for some extra pampering! Spirulina This green… [read more]

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Amore Beds Helps Hurricane Victims By Donating Cargo Trailer Full Of Premium Mattresses

by todd @ Amore Beds

Amore Beds (AmoreBeds.com), a direct-to-consumer mattress company, is ramping up their charitable giving efforts to assist victims of recent hurricanes across the United States. Amore Beds has already filled one 53’ tractor trailer with new mattresses, all to go to hurricane victims. “With so many people misplaced over the past few weeks due to hurricanes...

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[Transcript] – How To Get Extreme “Okinawan” Strength, 3 Ways To Fix Low Back Pain & The Best Core Exercises With Stu McGill

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/recovery-podcasts/the-best-low-back-exercises-with-stu-mcgill/ [00:00] Introduction/GainsWave/DailyBurn [06:10] About Stuart McGill [0:8:30] How Stu Quantifies Whether or Not Something Actually Works to

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Lunchtime Photo

by Kevin Drum @ Mother Jones

This is a bed of true geraniums growing in our front yard. My notes say it’s the biokovo breed, which according to this site means it’s a Biokovo Cranesbill (geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’), so named because it comes from the Biokovo Mountains, the second-highest range in Croatia. This is your botany lesson for the day.

Butter Chicken Recipe

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Butter chicken is a comforting and nourishing meal that has become a family favorite these last few months. The chicken is marinated in yogurt, vindaloo spice blend, and lemon juice and then combined with caramelized onions, broth, tomatoes and cream to create a luxurious meal. With a recipe like this, I’m pretty sure many of […]

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Safe Baby Wash, Bubble Bath & Soap Guide

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page. UPDATED: January 2018 There is no reason you can’t use shampoo on your baby’s body as well as his…
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The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/27 – 2/2

by Erin @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Welcome to my Weekly Roundup! In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this

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Everything You’ve Asked Me About Water Filtration

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Want to make your tap water safe? These toxins are nearly ubiquitous in tap water: Chlorine is a toxin used to sanitize water.  Sanitation is necessary but drinking chlorine is not. Fluoride is a neurotoxic chemical banned in Western Europe, and linked to a lower IQ in children in 50 studies. Microorganisms, bacteria and viruses circulate […]

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What’s Up With Thread Count?

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

Anyone who has shopped for sheets has noticed different thread counts. And as Naturepedic customers may have noticed, we recently gave our organic cotton sheets an upgrade and switched from 300 thread count to approximately 400 thread count. But what exactly is thread count and why does it matter? What Is Thread Count? When looking at the thread count of sheets, you’re not just looking at a random number. However, it is a common misconception that a higher thread count directly translates to better quality sheets. Thread count is actually the number of threads per square inch (this includes horizontally and vertically). The finer the materials sheets are made of, the higher the thread count. You can typically assume that the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets. Therefore, thread count has an effect on the feel of your sheets, but it is not the only factor that will affect the overall quality of your sheets. What Else Should[...]

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[Transcript] – Exoskeletons For Human Performance, Will Robots Rule The World, Ketosis For Muscle Gain & Much More.

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/anti-aging-podcasts/the-ken-ford-podcast/ [00:00] Introduction/Molekule.com [02:38] Human Charger [05:19] About Ken Ford [09:17] IHMC/How Ken is Developing an Exoskeleton for

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Paleo Carrot Muffins

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I’m not a professional pastry chef… …but I have an insider tip from one. She was my Grandma’s neighbor, and this tip was passed from her to my Grandma to me. Folklore says this is the secret to State-Fair-Winning carrot muffins. Ready for it? Here you go: When grating the carrots for these Paleo Carrot Muffins, […]

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Review: If You Visit Tulum, You Can’t Miss This Tour of the Sian Ka’an Bio Reserve

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

You might think the only thing to do in Tulum is party and drink cocktails on the beach. But you absolutely cannot leave Quintana Roo without seeing the second longest barrier reef in the world in the Sian Ka'an bioreserve. Here's the best way to visit.

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Mommy Greenest Approved: Vital Proteins Anti-Aging Marine Collagen

by Rachel Sarnoff @ Mommy Greenest

I never thought I would be the kind of woman who fought aging. I envisioned myself as aging gracefully, following in the footsteps of women like my aunt, who still practices daily yoga at 70. But then one day I looked in the mirror and the person staring back at me was…different. Her eyes had […]

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How To Get Extreme “Okinawan” Strength, 3 Ways To Fix Low Back Pain & The Best Core Exercises With Stu McGill

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Are crunches really all that bad? How can you

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5 Ways I Made 2017 A Year of Transformation

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I’m moving into 2018 feeling a bit bruised but expansively joyful. 2017 presented me with huge opportunities for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. I know I’m not alone in this experience, as 2017 was a turbo-charged emotional rollercoaster for many others in my life. In this post, I’m sharing five tools and practices I used […]

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Intuitive Mom Uses SCD to Help Son Heal from Crohn’s

by Jordan Reasoner @ SCD Lifestyle

When 10-year-old Caleb was diagnosed with Crohn’s, his mom decided to listen to her instincts and made a choice to use the SCD diet over medications.

Quilted Mattress Pad – Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

Twin sized, Pure Grow Wool Mattress pad quilted to an organic cotton cover, with natural elastic straps for easy attachment to the mattress.

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Delicious & Easy Grain Free Lefse Recipe

by Kate @ Real Food RN

I grew up eating lefse during the holidays and it was always a favorite treat. We have been gluten-free for years now and I decided it was time to come up with a grain free version of this holiday favorite. This recipe took a bit of work, but it was worth it because these grain […]

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Baked Almond Flour Donuts with Rose Petals and Dark Chocolate

Baked Almond Flour Donuts with Rose Petals and Dark Chocolate

by Brittany Mullins @ Eating Bird Food

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, these baked almond flour donuts with rose petals and dark chocolate are gluten-free, dairy-free and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar. Plus, they only take about 30 minutes to whip up! Thank you to Simple Mills for sponsoring this post.  I don’t know if you are a Food Network fan, but if... CONTINUE READING

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How to use Copaiba oil – doTERRA essential oils

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

How to use Copaiba oil – doTERRA Hopefully you’ve gotten your hands on a bottle of doTERRA’s newly offered Copaiba oil (pronounced Co-pie-EE-ba). It’s a tremendously powerful oil both for mind and body. It can calm you when you feel anxious, boost your immune system and help with digestive and respiratory issues. It’s very effective... [Read More]

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6 Signs It’s Time to Declutter​ ​Your​ ​Home

by Tracey Black @ Don't Mess with Mama

Many people think of clutter as trash lying around the home. However, clutter is not just trash that needs to be thrown out. Clutter can be articles of clothing, toys, papers, and anything lying
 around that does not get used. If you look around your home, you will probably find plenty of clutter that needs […]

Instant Pot Taco Meat

by Tracey Black @ Don't Mess with Mama

One of my favorite dishes to make for my family is tacos. We eat it at least once a week on Taco Tuesday, of course. And really there’s no reason not to because I have the easiest recipe to make it. This Instant Pot Taco Meat recipe is made with ground beef (substitute ground turkey […]

8 Ways to Get Better Sleep and Wake Up Refreshed

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

The search for better sleep proves a popular one these days, between busy work and social lives. And why not? Nothing beats the feeling of […]

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30 day cleanse with doTERRA

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

30 day cleanse with doTERRA Do you know you are going to feel terrible after over-indulging during the holidays? Ready for a fresh start for 2018? A 30 cleanse with doTERRA is the perfect way to kick your year off right! I’ve done doTERRA’s cleanse several times, with great results, and many of the included... [Read More]

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Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Watermelon | Four health benefits and two hydrating drink recipes.Read More ...

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An Open Letter to Skeptics of Alternative Medicine

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I wrote this letter following a discussion I had at a recent nutrition conference. I was exhibiting for my company Meo Energetics, and I had the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the speakers in the exhibiting hall. I met ones speaker whose work I’ve admired for years. He was as authentic and articulate […]

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Why do Mattresses Have Toxic Chemicals in Them?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Why do mattresses have toxic chemicals in them? It’s a fair question. On a lot of levels it seems improbable – impossible even – that something as important as a mattress could be the source of toxic chemicals in our bedrooms. The mattress is, after all, the place we spend over a third of our... Read more »

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Why Buy a Healthier Mattress? · Dallas Natural Mattress

Why Buy a Healthier Mattress? · Dallas Natural Mattress


Dallas Natural Mattress

Consumers are becoming increasingly smarter about what they put in their bodies: we pay more attention to labels and demand transparency from food companies. So why should the way we sleep be any different? Shouldn’t the place where your family members sleep be a safe one? The Problem with Conventional, Non-Organic Mattresses Mattress regulations changed drastically in 2007 with the introduction of new fire retardant standards. U.S. mattresses are now required to be essentially fire-proof for a short period of time. Most companies meet this requirement by spraying mattresses with chemicals, like formaldehyde, boric acid, and melamine. Non-organic mattresses include...

The Best Food Storage Containers That Are Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Leftovers: They're pretty much a fact of life. So what do you do with them? Your grandma probably stored hers in Tupperware bowls or reused plastic packaging like margarine tubs and cottage cheese containers.What your grandma didn't know, however, is that those plastic items aren't the best food storage containers. Sure, they're reasonably priced and […]

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals For Babies & Kids 2016

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

UPDATE: See our 2017 post here! We’ve done all the work finding all the best deals for you for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016!  Woohoo! Deals that we view to be the “hottest” this year (based on the depth of the discount, the width of the selection, and how the deal compares to deals during the … Continue reading Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals For Babies & Kids 2016

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Butter Chicken Recipe

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Butter chicken is a comforting and nourishing meal that has become a family favorite these last few months. The chicken is marinated in yogurt, vindaloo spice blend, and lemon juice and then combined with caramelized onions, broth, tomatoes and cream to create a luxurious meal. With a recipe like this, I’m pretty sure many of […]

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Editor’s Picks: Modern (and Medal-Worthy) Metallics

by Team Y @ Design Necessities

In honor of the forthcoming Olympic games, we wanted to pay tribute to furniture and accessories that we already consider “metal winners” from designers the world over. They will add just the right amount of gold, silver or bronze (or copper) shimmer to your space. La Rosa Brass Fruit Bowl from Alessi While the La […]

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How To Make A Paleo Thanksgiving

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

As my fifth grain-free Thanksgiving arrives, I feel wise and weathered in my experience. I’ve perfected each of these recipes, and I look forward to sitting down to a feast with plenty of flavor and no gluten. 1. Turkey and mashed potatoes, as usual I’m not in charge of the turkey this year, and the family […]

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Beautycounter Free Shipping {Special Offer}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Did you know that the average woman absorbs 5 lbs. of chemicals from her makeup every year? What you apply on your skin goes directly to your bloodstream – within 26 seconds. These statistics blow my mind. I’ve used mainstream makeup and skincare products since I was a teenager and never gave it a second […]

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Top 10 Healthiest Foods to Add to Smoothies

by Kate @ Real Food RN

It’s no secret that I love starting my day with a delicious smoothie – it’s quick, it tastes great, AND it nourishes my body. What’s not to love? When it comes to healthy foods, smoothies really do have it all. There is so much information out there about what to put in your smoothies to […]

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What is the Best Toothpaste That is Safe and Non Toxic?

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Everyone loves a healthy smile. That's why most of us are big fans of minty fresh toothpaste that foams in our mouths and leaves us with pleasant breath. If it feels and tastes so good, it must be good for our teeth, right?It might come as a surprise to you, but many of the ingredients […]

10 Inspiring & Intriguing Museum Exhibitions To Visit In 2018

10 Inspiring & Intriguing Museum Exhibitions To Visit In 2018

by Sarah Spoljaric @ The Good Trade

One of the best things about art is while every piece may not speak to you, there is always a little something for everyone in a museum: some exhibitions reexamine the past with new eyes while others look towards the future. So impress a special someone with a fresh take on date night or set out to learn a little more about an area you’ve always been interested in with these ten inspiring museum exhibitions opening this year!

Autoimmune Paleo Pesto Chicken and Spaghetti Squash

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: This recipe is a contribution from Michelle, who shares an autoimmune-friendly recipe each month. I remember the first time I ever made spaghetti squash. I was in my teens, newly gluten free, and exploring new options. I was preparing my plate when my dad walked in the kitchen and ask, “How are you […]

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How to Stop Mindless Snacking, FINALLY

How to Stop Mindless Snacking, FINALLY

by Brittany Mullins @ Eating Bird Food

During my last healthy habits challenge, the one question I got asked most from participants was how to stop mindless snacking. To be perfectly honest, the whole reason this habit is part of the program is because it’s something I’ve struggled with, and I know it’s something that affects almost all of us from time... CONTINUE READING

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our best-selling Non-Toxic Crib Mattress. Made with Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. Extra-firm innerspring. No flame-retardants, VOCs or toxic chemicals.

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“What happened to your essential oil company?”

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

This is in response to the question, “What happened to your essential oil company?” I launched this company in December 2017 and closed it one year later, in mid January 2018.  I value transparency in my communication with you, as well as vulnerability in sharing my own healing journey with you. That has always been […]

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Peach Basil Sorbet Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Peach Basil Sorbet inspired by a lost manuscript… My mom recently emailed me the contents of an old thumb drive. She told me, “I found this thumb drive cleaning out a drawer. It has the cookbooks you wrote in when you were 10 and 11, do you remember those? And do you remember the way you would act […]

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3 Weight-Loss Rules to Rethink

by Dr. Frank Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

Every day new patients arrive at my office with a variety of health issues that need to be addressed — and weight problems are close to the top of the list. One of the things that always surprises me is the durability of the weight-loss myths that so many of us were raised on. Here are three of the most common weight-loss myths out there — and why they’re wrong!

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How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

What’s The Most Comfortable Mattress Type? So you want to know what the most comfortable mattress is? The quick answer: The mattress that best suits your needs will prove to be the most comfortable. This isn’t a cop-out, it’s just the quick answer. The truth is, there is no magic mattress that is best for […]

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The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Braised Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Is it ok to eat legumes and nightshades when you have a thyroid disease? I get this question often and have found there is a lot of confusion around the topic. With our clients at Biodynamic Wellness, we’ve found that properly prepared legumes are a healthy addition to a thyroid-healing diet for most people. Carbohydrates […]

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Port Reduction

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

I was chatting with a friend about holiday recipes the other day and she told me about a local restaurant, Bo-Beau, that makes crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon, parmesan cheese and a port reduction. It sounded like a recipe my family would enjoy, so I gave it a shot and, wow, she was right. It’s […]

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Is Your House Making You Sick?

Is Your House Making You Sick?

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

No one likes to think about it, I mean it’s our home. A Place of shelter and comfort, a place of rest. Yet, I think the question, “is your house making you sick” is definitely valid, especially if you have a “mysterious” illness that you can never seem to shake. Could the culprit be mold?...

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Paleo White Chicken Chili

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: This recipe for Paleo White Chicken Chili is from regular contributor and fellow NTP Jean Choi.  What is it about creamy soups that make us feel instantly warm, cozy and nourished? Packed with veggies and bone broth, and I just don’t know if I could survive winter without a bowl of yummy soup […]

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Sleep and Health

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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What Kind of Vinegar to Clean With

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

Cleaning with vinegar is one of the best ways to clean your home naturally. Not only is vinegar cheap, but you’ve probably already got a bottle in your cabinets. The biggest question I’ve always received, though, is what kind of vinegar to clean with?   How Does Vinegar Kill Germs? Before you decide what kind...

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Better than a Dentist: 10 Ways to Heal Your Teeth

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

A healthy mouth begins with nutrients I owe my life to nutrients. Due to a severe autoimmune disease, I was weak, malnourished, and facing the surgical removal of my colon. Thanks to nutrition, I am now strong and medication-free, with colon intact. My story is extreme, but it is not rare – I am one of thousands who choose nutrition […]

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5 Natural Ways To Help Your Child Focus and Thrive at School

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

We strive to meet the individual needs of each of our kids in order to be successful in school, and we've found several effective ways to help your child focus and thrive too.

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The Obesity Epidemic: What’s To Blame?

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

About one in three adults is obese in the United States. Another one in three adults is overweight. Altogether, almost 228 million Americans are struggling with their weight. Although many factors contribute to the obesity epidemic, one recent discovery stands out: environmental toxics.…

Synthetic vs. Natural Latex

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

The rubber latex which is used for mattresses and toppers is all originally tapped from rubber trees. After tapping the rubber trees the latex is either manufactured into a consistent product through a Dunlop or Talalay process. Before the finished latex mixture is poured into the molds for these two processes, the latex can have […]

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Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?

Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?


Mother Jones

Good night, sleep tight—don't let the volatile organic compounds bite.

Health and Wellness Week on Ibotta!

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

With the beginning of the New Year comes a lot of great opportunities to save money on health and wellness items. So I’m glad to tell you that my Number One favorite money-saving app, Ibotta, is partnering with my favorite health and wellness website, Vitacost (along with other stores, too, look at the list below)...

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Why Calories In Food Really Don’t Matter

Why Calories In Food Really Don’t Matter

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Calories have been such a hot topic in health for the last fifty plus years. They go away and come back and in the end really never go away. New things always manage to sneak their way in the mix but don’t you wonder why counting calories in food never seems to work? Sure, some...

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Sleeping in Hotels

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Sleep Better in Hotels | Seven ways to get a better night's rest in a hotel room.Read More ...

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Is Great Sleep Worth It?

by Jenny Stoddard @ Intellibed

  What Is Your Bed Really Worth?   One of the considerations people make when purchasing a mattress is how long it will last. Factoring into that consideration are materials, warranty and general wear and tear. Many people feel that if you can get about 10 years out of a mattress, you’ve found something reasonable.…

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12 Toxic Hormone-Altering Chemicals And How To Avoid Them

12 Toxic Hormone-Altering Chemicals And How To Avoid Them

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies. Here are 12 of the worst hormone disruptors, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them.

5 Reasons Why We’re All Wrong About Snacking

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Is snacking bad? Motivated by an article I recently read, I decided it was time to clean up and publish this post which as has collected dust in my Drafts folder for a month. The HuffPost article titled Have American Parents Got It All Backwards? compared the mealtime habits of Americans to Koreans: In Korea, eating is […]

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Do Founders Sleep Better?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

You may already be familiar with certain sleep patterns of high-profile businesspeople across the U.S. Bill Gates and Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly get seven hours of sleep each night, though Cook is known as more of an early riser since he wakes up at 4:30 a.m. Anna Wintour, the longtime editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, […]

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Dramatic Shift in Federal Policy: Pregnant women & children warned against products with toxic flame retardants.

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

September 27, 2017 Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a landmark guidance in the Federal Registry recommending that consumers, especially those who are pregnant or with young children, obtain assurances from retailers that children’s products, furniture, mattresses, and electronics cases do not contain any chemical in the class of organohalogen flame retardants.…

The Best New Baby Gear for 2017: Round-up from ABC Kids ’16

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

We recently returned from the ABC Kids Expo ’16, the largest annual baby & kids products trade show in North America.  For those of us who work in the industry, wandering the floor is a bit like being a kid in a candy store! Here’s a sneak peek at all of the latest & greatest … Continue reading The Best New Baby Gear for 2017: Round-up from ABC Kids ’16

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Mattress Basics: Be Aware Before You Buy.

by admin @ Amore Beds

Forget The Fluff The mattress industry is a complex and confusing world to some. However, it doesn’t have to be. Once you understand the basics, you can use that knowledge to help you make the right decision when buying your new mattress. You don’t have to fall victim to the mattress scam that companies have...

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Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff

Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff


Gimme the Good Stuff

Conventional mattresses typically contain various petrochemicals, plastics or vinyl, flame retardants, which releases VOCs that are linked to cancer.

How To Soak and Dehydrate Nuts and Seeds to Improve Nutrition

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

What we eat vs. what we digest Diet is not the same as nutrition. Diet is what we eat, while nutrition refers to the nutrients we absorb from our food. The phrase You are what you eat is only partly true. We’re not what we eat, we are the nutrients that we absorb. When it […]

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Autoimmune Paleo “Cheese” Crackers Recipe

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: This week’s recipe is from Michelle, who is regularly contributing Autoimmune Paleo recipes. I heard your many requests for egg-free recipes. Since I’m not an expert in egg-free baking, Michelle is coming to the rescue.  There are few things more nostalgic to me than cheese crackers. Extra points if they’re shaped like cute […]

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SCD Diet Puts an End to Years of Allergies, Weight Gain and Diarrhea (in just 2 short weeks)

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

Read how the SCD diet gave Marta the tools to eliminate medications, overcome fatigue and digestive issues, and regain normal respiratory function.

Paleo Green Bean Casserole

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Traditional Green Bean Casserole requires a complete makeover job to make it paleo-friendly… or rather, human-being-friendly. After all, there are very few items of actual, recognizable, pronounceable foods in the popular Campbell’s Mushroom Soup and French’s French Fried Onions. Take a look: Cream of Mushroom Soup contains  Mushrooms, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Cottonseed, Canola, and/or Soybean), Modified […]

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Online Event: Detoxifying Your Home in the New Year

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This is a rare opportuity to personally interact with Maia as she helps you detoxify your home in the New Year. Each Thursday in February, Maia will make a brief…
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What’s the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn how to find the best mattress for a bad back. Are you trying to find a good mattress for back pain? One of the hardest medical conditions to cure and treat are those relating to chronic back pain, and it’s something that affects millions of people around the world every day. Over and over, […]

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13 Healthy Ways To Fight The Flu, Without Getting A Flu Shot

by Dr. Frank Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

Though the flu season rages on, I’m not a fan of flu shots. I don’t get them and rarely recommend them to anyone (with the possible exception of the very elderly or frail). The effectiveness of flu shots on otherwise healthy people is questionable, their ingredients include plenty of toxins, and the flu viruses in the shots aim to protect against mutate so quickly that the strain you were vaccinated against probably won’t be the one that makes you sick. Flu vaccines are, at best, hit or miss, and certainly not the cure all they’re made out to be.

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How to Clean Your Washing Machine

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

It’s ironic, right? You put clothes and towels and sheets into a washing machine to get CLEAN. But what happens if you’re washing machine is the reason your stuff is coming out DIRTY? It’s a real problem – and one that’s not visible to the naked eye. That’s why you need to know how to...

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Winding Down Tips For Better Sleep

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

After a long day of work and errands, there’s nothing better than getting a full night’s sleep. Unfortunately, getting to that point is not always easy. Our surroundings and our minds can have adverse effects on how quickly we fall asleep, and how well we sleep. However, it is possible to effectively wind down at night! Follow some of our winding down tips to achieve stress-free evenings and Respect Your Sleep. 1. Avoid Screen Time With people increasingly relying on technology, screen time has become the mortal enemy of winding down. The screen light manages to keep you awake, and for many, scrolling through social media feeds can bring added stress. Avoid the light and the negative impact the internet can have on your mental health by turning off electronics an hour before bedtime. If it is initially too hard for you to commit to an hour before bed, start slow and work your way up to a full hour.[...]

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Paleo Dolmas Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Dolma meditations… Growing up, my mom would occasionally bring out the family recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls and my younger sister and I would help her roll the cabbage leaves. My sister and I interpreted the responsibility of this task with solemnity and reverence. With diligence and focus, we fell into a silent meditation while rolling up cabbage […]

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The Multiple Sclerosis – Leaky Gut Connection (And How To Overcome Both)

by Lori Jo Berg @ SCD Lifestyle

While many unknowns remain, experts have revealed a leaky gut is directly connected to developing multiple sclerosis. Learn how to overcome both here.

Time to Buy a Bed? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress

Time to Buy a Bed? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress


Don't Mess with Mama

Find out why I recommend a non-toxic mattress over organic, memory foam and conventional bed mattresses. No off-gasssing, no flame retardants, no chemicals.

Pure Start – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A Simple, Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids (twin-size). Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool with Firm Innerspring. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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Unscientific, unmeasurable, unregulated? Count me in.

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I received the following email from a reader, in response to my work with an energy medicine company. I considered Spamming this comment immediately, primarily because the writer’s condescending and accusatory tone turned my stomach. Instead, I slept on it and woke up the next day with gratitude for E. She took the time to […]

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Strength Training for Women + My Story

Strength Training for Women + My Story

by Brittany Mullins @ Eating Bird Food

This post has been a LONG time coming, and I’m super excited about it because I’m not only sharing a little insight into how I got started with a consistent strength training routine, but I also have my good friend and trainer, Dave Robinson from Get Strapped Stay Strapped, here to share his take on... CONTINUE READING

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Something is Wrong with Our Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  Over half the kids in America are chronically sick with at least one of these conditions: Asthma Allergies Eczema ADD/ADHD Obesity Anxiety Depression Autism Autoimmune disease Learning disabilities Developmental delays The newest data on autism is that 1 in 36 American kids have an autism spectrum disorder. Pediatric disorders that were once rare or non-existent …Read More

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Organic Cloth Diapers 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Cloth Diapering

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Welcome to Organic Cloth Diapers 101! Cloth diapering, especially with high-quality organic cloth diapers, is a great way to reduce your baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals and reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment. Even knowing how beneficial it can be, cloth diapering for beginners can still be pretty intimidating. After all, there […]

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The Best Memory Foam Mattress Is Infused With Graphite

by todd @ Amore Beds

Graphite-Infused Memory Foam For The Win The memory foam mattress world has grown immensely over the years. Many mattress makers are still using standard memory foam or various forms of gels in their mattress, but those technologies are over 15 years old.  Newer mattress companies have gotten with the times and utilize the latest in cooling technology.  There...

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How to Find the Best Mattress for Back Pain

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Green Science Policy Institute

Download printable version Green Science Policy Institute provides information to the public as a service. The content of our website, publications, and correspondence should not be considered advi…

5 Best Essential Oil Diffusers Of 2017 – We Reveal The Best

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

In a hurry? If you don’t have time to read our in depth guide to each essential oil diffuser but simply want to know our pick of the best – then the answer is the AromaFuse Essential Oil Diffuser from Plant Therapy available here. With its super long runtime, whisper quiet operation and one year warranty, it won this years pick as “Best Essential Oil… [read more]

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How To Throw an Awesomely Organic Baby Shower

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

Throw a Hip, Eco-Conscious Baby Shower and Build Your Perfect Organic Nursery! We’ve all been to those classic baby showers where diaper bouquets decorate the tables, pink and blue cray-paper lines the ceiling, and there are one too many games *eye roll*. Forget the pacifier games and let SleepLily help you throw a baby shower that is... Read more »

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The Resolution That Makes All Others Possible

by Joel Tretin @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

Sleep is quickly becoming the new New Year’s resolution. If you’ve promised yourself to start dieting, start exercising, and start 2018 on the right foot, the first step, it turns out, is getting a good night’s sleep. Ready, Set, Sleep The latest publication to open its eyes to the importance of sleep is Quartzy, the Atlantic’s lifestyle […]

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Mold Exposure Treatment and The Low Mold Diet

Mold Exposure Treatment and The Low Mold Diet

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Could mold be your culprit? Learn the secrets on healing from mold exposure and why the low mold diet might be your answer! I’m no stranger to mold-illness, unfortunately. As you learned in this post, mold illness is the primary trigger in so many diseases, conditions and symptoms. Experts have taken mold-illness to a new...

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The Complete Guide to Non Toxic Mattresses

The Complete Guide to Non Toxic Mattresses


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You spend a third of your life in your bed. There are major bonuses to sleeping on a non toxic mattress. Find out what they are in this article.

My Autoimmune Condition Recovery

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

As you might know, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (a type of autoimmune condition) in 2010, and before I discovered functional medicine, I thought that I would be taking a thyroid medication for the rest of my life. With … Continued

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Episode #379 – Full Transcript

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/biohacking-podcasts/379-biohacking-addiction-training-power-endurance-time-drinking-water-airplanes/ [0:00:00] Introduction [0:04:25] News Flashes – High-Intensity Interval Power Training [07:41] Hyperventilating for 30 Seconds Prior to

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379: Biohacking Addiction, Training For Power & Endurance At The Same Time, Drinking Water On Airplanes & More!

by Brock @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Feb 1, 2018 Podcast: 379 – How To Increase Power

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One-Step Baked Plantains (Move over, baked sweet potatoes!)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

No-fail baked plantains I followed a grain-free diet for years before I tried plantains. If you are late hopping on the plantain bandwagon, here are three reasons to make them your friend: Plantains offer a paleo-friendly source of starch. To reap the best physical and mental health on a grain-free diet, it’s crucial to find your optimal […]

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10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Mattresses

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Change the way you look at your mattress with these ten odd and fun factoids. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your […]

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How To Properly Prepare Beans (So They’re Gut-Healthy)

by Mariel Heiss @ SCD Lifestyle

When prepared properly, beans are a nutrient-dense and nourishing food. In this article, I share 3 simple steps to make them gut-healthy.

Paleo Chicken Apple Meatballs with Fig Bacon Jam

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

This week’s recipe is from contributor Michelle, who shares her recipes created for the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. It’s finally fall! Or so the calendar tells me. Truthfully, I don’t know the difference in Dallas, TX at this point. Our summer tends to extend into mid to late October, and it’s still in the 90’s as […]

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Easy, Non Toxic, DIY Holiday Scent Gifts: Room Spray & Sachet

Easy, Non Toxic, DIY Holiday Scent Gifts: Room Spray & Sachet

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

What's better than gifting something you made with your hands? We made some non toxic holiday gifts that you would be proud to give your loved ones this season.

Paleo Thai Curry Meatballs

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: I’ve admired Jean’s creative and grain-free recipes, and am delighted that she will now be a monthly recipe contributor on Empowered Sustenance. You can learn more about her at the end of this post! For years, I never cooked a curry dish at home because I was intimidated by all the different spices […]

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How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  Your children are constantly exposed to germs that could possibly make them sick. People talk about a cold or a flu “going around” as if it were making the rounds infecting every child in its path. This is never the case. Exposure to viruses does not mean your child will get sick. The reality …Read More

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12 Ways to Improve Thyroid Hormone Conversion

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Is your body underconverting thyroid hormone? Are you producing enough T4, but not enough T3? Did you know that your liver might be to blame? Let me explain. . . Your thyroid produces T4 and sends most of it to the liver to be converted into the active form, T3. If you’re underconverting, then you […]

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The Best Sustainable and Artisan Shops and Fashion in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

From street artisans to community-impact boutiques, here are the best places to shop ethically and sustainably in Granada, Nicaragua!

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Paleo Thumbprint Cookies with Cassava Flour (AIP)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Did you know that there is a term for the sense of peace one experience when baking?  It’s culinary art therapy. A huffpost article explored the expanding popularity of baking as a mindfulness practice. “'[When you bake, it can mean] you’re not spending time ruminating over your thoughts, we know that rumination leads to depression and […]

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Paleo Bacon Cauliflower Soup

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

Today’s post is another contribution from Jean. Enjoy this ultra-comforting bacon cauliflower soup!  Now that Fall is officially here, I’ve been upping my soup intake exponentially since a month ago and I don’t hate it at all. I love how grounding and comforting a warm bowl of soup is and it’s a great way to […]

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2018 Bedroom Design Trends

by Team Y @ Design Necessities

According to the Dalai Lama, “Sleep is the best meditation.” As you venture into a new year with bold plans and big dreams, wouldn’t it be great to have a peaceful, design-forward bedroom that serves as a sanctuary for deep rest and well-being? Let’s take a closer look at some of the key bedroom design […]

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Organic Fashion and Clothing Brands

Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Organic Fashion and Clothing Brands

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Nowadays in fashion, the words eco-friendly, organic and sustainable get bandied around a lot. Which is a good thing. Except that sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a brand that's actually helping to make the planet a better place--and one that's just riding the eco bandwagon with a less-than-well intentioned "organic" label.

Our Nectar vs. Leesa Bed Comparison for 2018

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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New Report: BPA still in 1/3 of Kroger & Albertsons food cans

New Report: BPA still in 1/3 of Kroger & Albertsons food cans

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Some of the largest grocery and dollar stores all around the country still sell products that test positive for BPA, a highly toxic chemical in plastic which is linked to multiple cancers, obesity, endocrine problems and other serious health issues.

Holistic Health Care for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  Are you interested in holistic health care or functional medicine but have some fears or concerns when it comes to using it for your kids? Let’s look at the myths and fears around holistic health care. First, I’ll explain what holistic medicine is NOT. It’s not an alternative to conventional medicine. It’s not a question of either/or. …Read More

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Baby Mattresses & SIDS

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

For the first six months, newborn babies sleep 14-18 hours a day in their crib. SIDS, a terrifying acronym for mothers and fathers alike, is the sudden, unexpected and unexplainable death of a child under the age of 1. Ninety percent of SIDS deaths happen to babies who are under the age of six months. […]

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Healthy Blender Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Healthy, gluten-free, 5-minute, blender, gingerbread protein pancakes. It’s a mouthful, literally, but what is better than that?   This post on collagen and detoxification is proudly sponsored by Vital Proteins. The best place to get pure and natural collagen to enhance your body.  So easy, delicious and so simple you could make these any morning...

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Mould Testing Overview - Pros and Cons of Different Methods

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

First I want to talk about the most reliable test which is how you feel in the house compared to other places. Unfortunately this is not always as simple as it sounds to execute. There are different ways to undertake this experiment. The simplest way is to stay in your backyard in a tent or all metal trailer without bringing any possessions from the house. The most obvious complication here is that you will need to go inside to use the washroom unless you get a porta potty! You may also be so sensitive that the house has contaminated the air outside (I have experienced being outside of a house and being able to smell the mould).

The next option would be to stay somewhere where other people recovering from mould illness (and MCS) have felt better. This could be a campground, KOA cabin, Airbnb or other rental. I have a lot more details on this in my post on the Locations Effect and Mould Sabbatical.

Once you have gotten "clear" and done some recovering you might be wondering how do you test a house to find out if it's good? Some people can walk into a house and know if it's good for them. But even the most sensitive people usually need to request to spend 3 nights trialling the house. This is not always an option, but you should ask. Usually people sleep better in a house that is mould free, but me and other CIRS patients have found that there is some mould that puts you into a zombie sleep where you sleep more (and then get sicker). So even a three-night test can be tricky.

It is also good to verify the house is safe with mould testing. The most common test for CIRS (mould patients) is the ERMI. It is highly recommended by Shoemaker certified doctors as the test to use. The range of the ERMI scores goes from minus 10 to positive 20. You need a score or 2 or lower to be treated and recover from mould illness according to Dr. Shoemaker.

Other types of mould tests can also be useful. A tape lift will get you definitive results on visible mould. I look at the options below. This is a very simple overview just to give you the general idea of what is out there in a way that is not overwhelming - you may want to look more into each of these different methods. Please note that my sources were biased towards mould advocates Lisa Petrison from Paradigm Change, Greg Muske from Biotoxin Journey, Dr. Shoemaker and Cheryl Ciecko, an architect who specialises in mould. I have attempted to cross-check their information. However, going with information from the companies that do house inspections can be biased and contradictory. (All sources at end of post, which you can read for more detail).

ERMI

Cons

- Doesn’t work well in brand new houses.

- You need dust that has settled for a while (wait 4-6 weeks to re-test an area).

- Having very little dust or a high amount of dust can skew results.

- Having a high amount of outside dirt inside can skew results. Having high or low outdoor spores counts can skew results.

- May not be an even distribution of spores throughout the house if mould is only coming from one place and the house is large.

- It is known to miss major mould problems when people are very sick in their house. Similarly, after a remediation, a CIRS patient can still be sick from the mycotoxins left behind despite a low score.


Pros

-"Only the ERMI and HERTSMI have been associated with sequential activation of innate immune responses, not air testing.” Dr. Shoemaker. Meaning it is the only test that he found that is consistently in line with lab results for CIRS, despite its drawbacks.

- Vacuum method can pick of heavy spores like Stachy and the Swifer method can also be used to pick up places with accumulated dust that has been there for 4 months. John Banta always tries to use the vacuum method over swipe method.

- It's pretty affordable at $300. You do it yourself. The lab recommended is Mycometrics.

HERTSMI-2

-Similar to ERMI but tests for a handful of moulds most commonly associated with water damaged buildings. It is cheaper than ERMI. I would go for the full ERMI and you can still calculate your HERTSMI value from that. Shoemaker certified doctors will consider your HERTSMI score as well as ERMI score.

Tape Lifts

Cons

- You need to have visible mould.

- It assists you with what type of mould it is and not how widespread the problem is.

Pros

- Tells you what kind of mould you have when you have a visible sample.

- Allows you to know if this is a toxic mould.

- You can do it yourself.

- It's the cheaper way to test for visible mould.

I used this DIY Tape Lift to test a few areas in a house I go into often. The results came back showing me what type of mould it was. It confirmed that the mould was one that is toxic that comes from water damage. Though you need to get a decent amount of mould on the tape otherwise your results will just show scattered pieces.

Spore Traps (Air Test)

Cons

- Needs to be taken near the source, so you have to know where the source is.

- Shoemaker says: "The industry standard of sampling the air for spores is not an acceptable substitute for many reasons. One of the main limitations is that over 99% of the particles that carry the inflammagens from water damaged buildings are smaller than 3 microns. Spore traps can only detect particles that are larger than 3 microns and therefore, miss over 99% of the inflammagens.”

- Spore traps identify round, intact spores. So they will not catch evidence of past problem that have left mycotoxins.

- Can miss/underreport certain heavy species like stachy.

- Expensive.

Pros

- The test is more standardised than tape lifts, swabs, cultures, and mould-dogs, they claim.

- It is the most widely used mould test.

- You can compare inside and outside air.

Dishes

Cons

- Hard to know where to place the dish to get capture the mould if you don’t know where the mould is coming from.

- Doesn’t get you an accurate relative reading since some mould is harder to catch and some proliferate faster in the dish than others.

- Stachy is a slow grower compared to other moulds in the dish.

Pros

- Can be used in multiple places to compare and for general observation.

- Can give you more details on the exact type of mould than other tests.

- Inexpensive.

- John Banta does a culture of the dust used for ERMI to compare and get more details

Here is one you can do yourself.

Mould Dogs

Cons

- Can only detect a handful of moulds.

- Hard to know if they are well trained, look for good references of the company.

- They can’t tell you if it’s high amount of mould or a trace from after a remediation.

- The dog can only sniff in areas where they can reach.

Pros

- They are good at finding the source if it is within their reach.

- The dog can smell both live and dead mould.

- You can pinpoint the area where you need to do further testing.

VOC testing

Cons

- There is controversy around the accuracy of this testing.

- Not widely used.

Pros

- Test the levels of mycotoxins and other VOCs in the air.

Here is a company that does this kind of testing that is recommended. It goes to an AIHA accredited lab.

Sources:

http://biotoxinjourney.com/mold-testing/
http://paradigmchange.me/testing/
https://www.nachi.org/tape-sampling-mold-inspection.htm
http://healthybuildingscience.com/2013/02/14/mold-testing-air-quality/
Public postings by Cheryl Ciecko (Architect)
John Banta interview
Dr Shoemaker Q&A

Disclosure: Some of the links to products and supplies on this page go through my affiliate partners. This post uses Amazon Affiliate links. Buying through these links helps support this blog and does not affect the price for the consumer. I was given the Tape Lift test to see if I liked and recommended it.

20 doTERRA Christmas diffuser blends

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

20 doTERRA Christmas diffuser blends Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year”! It can be magical and lovely but it can also be stressful – especially if you are the one making all of the magic happen. Getting amazing Christmas diffuser blends in your diffuser can change the entire mood of your home.... [Read More]

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Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About Homesteading

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

Oh, homesteading. You crafty little bugger. You’ve got my heart, but you’ve also got my blood, sweat, & tears.  As a seasoned homesteader, I thought I’d share some things most people don’t talk about when it comes to homesteading. Because you need a farmy friend to tell you the truth. So that’s what I’m’a gonna do. Whether you’ve been homesteading for a while, or you’re itchin’ to start farming on

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5 Unquestioned Myths We Often Believe About Healing

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

How we forget to trust our body A devastation occurs when we face an ongoing or severe health challenge: we forget how to trust our body. I struggled for five years with a severe autoimmune disease, and my worsening symptoms were extremely painful and inconvenient. I felt helpless, as if my wellbeing had been hijacked […]

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Are doTERRA oils 3rd party tested?

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

Are doTERRA oils 3rd party tested? The short answer is … YES! Of course they are, doTERRA is dedicated to purity, transparency and accountability.   Who tests doTERRA’s oils? Every single batch of doTERRA’s oils are tested thoroughly in-house and then also tested by the independent lab APRC or Aromatic Plant Research Center. DoTERRA has an... [Read More]

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8 Eco Friendly Brands that are Saving the World

8 Eco Friendly Brands that are Saving the World

by Karen Mulvey @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

We’ve all heard it, reduce, reuse and recycle campaigns that have been pushed hard during the last few decades. We all know that taking care of the environment is a must and starts with us.  Climate change is a continuing problem and it’s never too early to pay attention and see how businesses affect the planet.  In case you need a reminder to go towards the more eco-friendly direction just take a look at how many people now a days are more eco aware.  

10 Holistic Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Sleep is the time each night when the body repairs, heals and restores. If you’re not getting enough, it can put you at risk for all sorts of various health issues including: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, depression, adrenal fatigue, etc. We’ve all heard the usual tips like, limit caffeine and alcohol, […]

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Target Up & Up Sensitive Skin Baby Wipes Ingredients

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

Target Up & Up Sensitive Skin Baby Wipes contain a formaldehyde-releasing preservative called 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, which may cause contact allergy in some babies.  The typical symptoms of contact allergy include redness, swelling, itching, and fluid-filled blisters.   Why are there preservatives … Continued

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Easy DIY Natural Skin Scrub Recipe

by Rachel Sarnoff @ Mommy Greenest

My teenaged daughter gave me the best holiday gift last year. In a small recycled jar, she’d mixed together sea salt, grapeseed oil and mint essential oils into a natural skin scrub. This heavenly blend not only turned my shower into a spa, it transformed my skin: When I scrubbed it on and then let […]

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Natural Red Velvet Cupcakes (Dye-Free, Grain-Free)

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Natural red velvet cake without any food dyes and grain-free? Game on! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to give you a healthier option to a holiday favorite. This grain-free, dye-free red velvet cupcake recipe gets its red color from roasted beets, and you can’t actually taste the beets at all! I played around […]

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What If Your Health Was Missing Faith?

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Six months, no maybe nine months, I’ve thought about writing this. I’ve hit delete and started over just as many times. I’ve rolled it around in my head. I’ve debated it, wrestled with it and most days just, downright refused to write it. I went as far as having my husband edit it, taking out...

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Paleo Creamy Chicken Stew with Turmeric

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I am really excited to be sharing this Cream Turmeric Chicken Stew recipe over on Empowered Sustenance. I have been following Lauren for years so it is quite an honor to be guest posting today. A quick introduction before I tell you about the recipe. My name is Jessi and I run a food and […]

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Crystals for the Home: Healing Stone Decor

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

Can your home décor affect your health? That’s something that I have always been interested in. I truly believe that some items can make you feel bad (both physically and/or emotionally) and some are very beneficial to your mood and well being. When I started reading about crystals for the home, I was intrigued …...

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DIY Organic Valentine’s Day Gifts

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

This Valentine’s Day, you can run to the store and buy your loved one a gift, or you could make it more personal and try a DIY option. Your valentine will love that you took the time to make them something by hand! We share some of the easiest and most romantic DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas to consider this year. Plus, we explain how you can make each one organic or sustainable! 1.) “Reasons I Love You” Book or Love Jar There are probably a million and one reasons you love your partner, but how often do you express these reasons? If you aren’t as good at vocalizing these throughout the year, try making a DIY “reasons I love you” book for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a particularly fun option since it uses recycled playing cards–you just need to have 52 reasons! Another fun upcycle idea is to take an old jar and fill it with love notes, promises or[...]

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Are These Toxic Materials In Your Mattress?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

One of the most surprising things about toxic chemicals in mattresses is how incredibly common they are. In fact, mattresses that are off-gassing harmful VOCs, and emitting toxic chemicals seem to be the norm, and not the exception. Even worse, this is true even of many mattresses claiming to be “organic” or “all-natural.” How can this... Read more »

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[Transcript] – How To Reverse The Damage From Cell Phone Radiation, Hidden Sources Of EMF, The Best Way To Measure Your EMF Exposure & Much More With Dr. Joseph Mercola!

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/lifestyle-podcasts/dr-mercola-emf-recommendations/ [00:00] Introduction [00:47] eHarmony/GAINSWave [04:54] About Dr. Joseph Mercola [06:46] Does Dr. Mercola Only Talk On His Smart

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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Mint and Peas

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Straight-up cauliflower rice does not appeal to me. I love using veggies for grains when possible (even in more unusual dishes like Squash Breakfast Porridge and Bread-Free Stuffing). But I prefer my cauliflower rice heavily doctored, to make it satisfying and flavorful. This recipe uses rich, umami flavors, bright herbs, sweet peas, and crunchy pistachios […]

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Best-Rated Memory Foam Mattresses for 2018

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Compare the current top-rated memory foam mattresses and get tips for picking the right bed. Over a year ago, we conducted an in-depth analysis of […]

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Essential Oil Myths Every Oil User Must Know

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

I’ve had the privilege to train in aromatherapy with my friend Jimm Harrison, a leading expert who has 30+ years of experience in the essential oil industry. As an uncompromising connoisseur, Jimm is renowned worldwide his essential oil expertise. He travels throughout the world to source directly from small, independently-owned, artisanal essential oil producers. Jimm created […]

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Cauliflower Rice Buddha Bowls

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: Today’s guest post is shared by my dear friend Kari at Whole Life, Full Soul. You may remember her gorgeous Paleo Blondies she shared here. Kari is not only a talented cook and photographer, she is a strong and compassionate soul. One of my favorite way to spend an afternoon is with Kari, recipe […]

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Avocado Mint Tahini Dip (Move over, mayonnaise)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

“You left the mustard out of the avocado and peanut butter dip?” Every time I make guacamole or another form of avocado dip, I think of that line from 60’s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. Yes, I was the child who grew up without cable and who watched every episode of that show,  along with I […]

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How to Survive Prodromal Labor (And How To Tell If You’re Experiencing It)

by Rachel Hiser @ MomTricks

In The Guide What is prodromal labor? Telling the difference between real and prodromal labor. Telling the difference between prodromal labor and Braxton Hicks. What causes prodromal labor? How to deal with it. Every woman’s story of pregnancy and delivery is different. Some have fairly uneventful pregnancies while others are hit with every discomfort in […]

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Act Now To Stop Trump’s EPA Pick!

by Center for Environmental Health @ Center for Environmental Health

If you love asbestos, you’ll love Nancy Beck. She’s Trump’s pick to lead chemical safety policy at the EPA. Nancy Beck’s previous job was defending the safety of chemicals for companies like Monsanto, Chevron, ExxonMobil and companies that make asbestos and other harmful chemicals.   Most recently, Beck’s appointment was criticized by Robert Sussman, a...

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WOCA Woodcare

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Quality wood care products from Denmark. “We carry everything you need for all of your wood floor finishing needs, repair, and maintenance. Our website contains all of the information you need for wood floor finishing, furniture restoration, or to maintain your floors to a beautiful shine. All of our Finishing Oils are VOC free, plant […]

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Aerial fire retardants: It’s raining red

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

A wet winter followed by record heat this summer have contributed to one of California’s worst-ever fire seasons. In the month of October alone, thousands of structures have been destroyed in fires in Northern California as more than ten separate wildfires have burned across the state. Firefighters have literally worked around the clock; and over the course of just five days, more than two million gallons of fire retardant were dropped in California in an effort to control the blazes.…

10 Holistic Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

Sleep is the time each night when the body repairs, heals and restores. If you’re not getting enough, it can put you at risk for all sorts of various health issues including: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, depression, adrenal fatigue, etc. We’ve all heard the usual tips like, limit caffeine and alcohol, […]

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4 Reasons You Should Never Use Petroleum Jelly & What To Use Instead

by Lindsay Sheehan @ Natural Living Ideas

Found in medicine cabinets throughout the country for more than 150 years, petroleum jelly (also known as petrolatum or mineral oil) is a topical ointment used to treat everything from dry skin to nose bleeds to chest colds. Originally packaged and sold as a cure-all, scientific studies on petroleum jelly have revealed that it really doesn’t measure up to the hype. Here are four reasons… [read more]

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Will Buying an Organic Twin Mattress Improve My Child’s Sleep?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

We could cite every scientific sleep study in the world and I’m sure you’d agree with that before even reading them… But how much sleep do kids need? And what else about their sleep environment matters? According to the University of Michigan Medical School, children need between 9.5 and 11.5 hours of sleep every night, […]

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How to choose a Non Toxic mattress (and why you need one) - Healing in Our Homes

How to choose a Non Toxic mattress (and why you need one) - Healing in Our Homes


Healing in Our Homes

What toxins are in mattresses??? How do you choose a non toxic mattress? I have been researching, literally, for YEARS and I have answers for you!

Finding the Perfect Materials for Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Building the perfect non-toxic mattress starts with finding the safest, most natural materials. Because no matter what other companies do in the manufacturing process, or how many fancy marketing names they create to make their products “sound” more organic, if you don’t start with pure, wholesome materials, you can’t create a truly non-toxic mattress. So when... Read more »

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More Concern About Bed Bug

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

A USA Today article released recently brought more awareness to an already prevalent growing problem:Bed Bugs. Bed bugs are mostly found in hotel rooms and have been found to travel make it from a hotel room via luggage into your bedroom. The typical concerns with bed bugs are having to have them exterminated and then […]

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Six-Ingredient Easy Spaghetti Recipe with Garlic and Kale

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

Looking for a simple six-ingredient meal? Check out this easy spaghetti recipe you’ll family will love and so will you because it’s make with just six ingredients and in under 20 minutes! Some recipes change the game, this is one of them!  One thing I’ve learned as my kids enter the world of school and...

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Paleo Cranberry Sauce (3 Ingredients!)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Until I began a grain-free lifestyle, I thought homemade cranberry sauce was a role for Martha Stewart. I believed only someone who could fold a fitted sheet was domestically gifted enough to make homemade cranberry sauce. When I cut out refined sugar from my diet, the traditional canned cranberry sauce became off limits.  Fortunately, homemade paleo cranberry sauce requires […]

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3 Steps to Avoid Flame Retardants - Mommy Greenest

3 Steps to Avoid Flame Retardants - Mommy Greenest


Mommy Greenest

When I first learned about flame retardants, I obsessed over all the toxic stuff I’d exposed my kids to. But there are easy ways to protect your family.

10 Best Natural, Environmentally Friendly & Organic Pillows To Buy Online

10 Best Natural, Environmentally Friendly & Organic Pillows To Buy Online

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Finding the best organic, eco-friendly and natural pillow online is hard to do, but we are here to help.  We researched, tested, tried, slept on, crushed and even had a few pillow fights.  We completely love finding the pillows that are non-toxic and made without bad chemicals and toxic fire retardants. 

Five Wellness Trends That Will Change Your Health

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

The 2018 wellness trends and predictions were just released and I have to say I’m impressed. I picked my top five favorite trends I think will change your health.  I’m such a geek for wellness trends. The predictions of where people are pushing and moving in the health field get me pretty excited. Okay, giddy...

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Iowa Style Guacamole with Bacon

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

The best guacamole recipe you need, Iowa style guacamole with bacon, because guacamole and bacon just go together. Wait, bacon tends to go with everything, right?!? Here’s the deal with guacamole, it is incredibly healthy, filling and satisfying. Plus my entire family loves it, including my kids. Who actually would prefer to eat guac with a...

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February: Detoxing Your Medicine Cabinet with Natural Remedies

by Suzanne Weaver-Goss @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This new year, instead of making the usual resolutions that we’ve given up on by the end of January, we decided to break it up by dividing some big goals…
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Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: Today’s recipe is from Jean Choi, who contributes a creative recipe each month. Chocolate pudding used to be one of my favorite after-school snacks when growing up. Nothing beat that velvety chocolatey texture and flavor. Back then, I use to get the kind that came sealed in little plastic cups. God knows what […]

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Are Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes Ingredients Safe?

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

Last updated on January 13th, 2018Before we talk about Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes ingredients, let me tell you something.   When I started writing this blog, it suddenly hit me.   I knew that whatever we put on our skin gets … Continued

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How Does Sugar Negatively Impact Our Health?

by Kate @ Real Food RN

You may believe you don’t eat much sugar, certainly not as much as most people. Even the most health-conscious people eat more sugar than they think they do though because it’s everywhere. It’s hidden in condiments, soups, and even meat! So even if you faithfully abstain from sugary ice cream treats and sugar-laden cereal, you […]

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Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama

Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama


Wellness Mama®

There are many organic mattress choices but not all are really chemical free and sometimes a non-toxic mattress may be better (& cheaper!)

23 Eco-Friendly Things to Do in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

Granada, Nicaragua may not be the first place you think of when it comes to sustainable travel. But in actuality, the Central American country is filled with eco-friendly hotels, restaurants, and excursions for the conscious traveler or nomad. I recently lived in Granada for a month and absolutely loved its beauty and character. The colonial charm of the small city combined with the lush greenery and fresh water surrounding is hard not to fall in love with!

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8 Organic Charleston Restaurants Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

As an organic company who values sustainability, we care not only about the environment, but also about what we put in our bodies. Because it’s true what experts say about nutrition, you’ll feel much better day-to-day when you’re running on clean sustainable food as your fuel! But as a mattress store in Charleston, which is arguably […]

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