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Top Black Friday Mattress Sales of 2017 Compared

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

If you are looking for a mattress this winter, Black Friday mattress sales are one of the best times of the year to save. This year’s deals will likely be at their height on Friday, November 24th, but will be happening on and around that date. During the holidays, retailers clear out inventory to make […]

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These “Healthy” Light Bulbs Promise To Improve Your Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

If you've already bought a great mattress and are still struggling to fall asleep at night, it might be time to upgrade your light bulbs.

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The Best Juicers: A Review & Buyer’s Guide

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Juicing is a powerful dietary practice used by a quickly-growing amount of people to lose weight fast, get proper nutrition, and help fuel their healthy lifestyles. If you planning on introducing juicing into your diet, or perhaps already have, then you are well-aware of the staggering number of juicers available on the market now. Finding […]

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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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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.

Let’s Celebrate! We’ve Created the First Certified Non-Toxic Sofa in the US

by Admin @ New Living

We’ve got big news that we are so excited to share! Our very own Tilly Sofa is officially the first certified non-toxic sofa in the USA! At New Living, we care about health and not only feature organic and natural mattresses from lots of health conscious brands, we also create pieces with our partners HTX […]

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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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Find Your Best Mattress Reviews: The Top 10 and Worst 10 Beds of 2018

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

If you’re shopping for a new bed, learning about the best mattresses of 2018 is a good way to make sure you choose a good one. It’s also helpful to know which ones don’t fare so well in order to avoid the duds. New mattress models come out every year from a growing number of […]

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[MIRELA’S GREEN BEAUTY] Sustainable beauty and cosmetics: why we need it and trends

by Mirela Orlovic @ urbanmeisters.com

A smile is definitely the best and most eco-friendly make-up any woman can wear but then life can be a bit dull without red lipstick! With a little awareness and correct choices, that red lipstick among other beauty and cosmetics, need not hurt the environment. We’re super excited to start a special column today on beauty […]

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Organic Mattresses Inc. Home


OMI - Certified Organic Mattresses and Bedding, Made in America

Certified organic mattresses and bedding made in the USA

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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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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Choosing an Affordable Non-Toxic Mattress: What You Need to Know Before You Go Shopping - 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

Choosing an Affordable Non-Toxic Mattress: What You Need to Know Before You Go Shopping - 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating


80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

Need a new mattress and want something safe and natural without spending a fortune? Consider an affordable non-toxic mattress from one of these brands.

Bioperine: Powerful Synergistic Compound

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Bioperine is the trademarked name for a powerful black pepper extract named piperine. This potent natural compound is manufactured by Sabinsa and now commonly found in many supplements such as curcumin, coq10, and resveratrol. Bioperine has been shown to increase the overall bioavailability of these compounds by as much as 20 fold. This remarkable herbal extract is […]

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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 […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Latex Mattress

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Latex Mattress If you’re interested in buying natural latex mattresses but don’t exactly know where to start, here is the basic information you’ll need to know. It’s Not Pure Latex Even if someone sells a mattress as “100% latex” it’s not technically true. The natural sap from the rubber […]

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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.

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. 

The Best Non-Toxic Lipstick You’ll Love

by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

Because lipstick goes onto our lips and we ingest small amounts of it, I am very picky about which lip products I use.  After reading ingredients and asking questions of numerous manufacturers of makeup products made with natural and organic … Continued

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Another Tempurpedic customer converted to a Natural Latex & Organic Mattress

by Anjni Rabadia @ Green Dwellers

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Healthy Blender Turmeric Chai Latte

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

This delicious drink is proudly sponsored by Vital Proteins. The best place to get pure and natural collagen to enhance your body. One of the best things I have done for my health is learn to make delicious and comforting steaming hot beverages at home and this turmeric chai latte goes right up there in my...

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How Posh & Lavish’s Obsessive Engineering Made them One of Our Most Popular Brands

by Admin @ New Living

If you’ve stopped by New Living Healthy Bedroom Store lately, you may have tried Posh & Lavish. It’s one of our newest brands that we carry and one of the most popular. If you haven’t tried out a Posh & Lavish you must! The mattress is cozy and of the highest quality. And their company […]

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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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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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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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Organic Mattresses Inc (OMI)

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Committed to purity, Organic Mattresses Inc. known as OMI offers certified organic and pure products. The Natural Sleep Store carries the Rossa pocket coil organic mattresses unsurpassed in price and quality. Sale OMI Rossa Pocket Coil Organic Mattress Free Shipping! The Rossa certified organic pocket-coil mattress offers customizable comfort in the popular combination of latex […]

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Best Organic Mattress Reviews 2018

Best Organic Mattress Reviews 2018


The Sleep Judge

Natural and organic mattresses are just what they sound like. The construction of some or most of the materials is made up of natural components such as wool and cotton. If you are prepared to make a sizable investment in a product that will feature some of the best quality materials in the industry, I'm excited to walk you through the various types of natural and organic mattresses on the market. There is a lot more to consider than meets the eye to help you find the best natural and organic mattress to meet your needs, so let's jump right in! Comparison Table Why the Popularity in Organic Mattresses? Highly Durable What Makes an Organic Bed? Check the Expiration Date on Certifications Latex and Control Union Common Organic Components Organic cotton Organic wool Understanding the Manufacturing Process Adhesives, Flame Retardants, and Other Man-Made Materials You Won't Find Organic vs. Non-Organic vs. Eco-Friendly Pros and Cons of Organic Mattresses Understanding Volatile

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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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.

Nectar Sleep: ‘The Best Mattress Offers the Best Sleep’

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Getting good sleep isn’t easy; stress keeps your mind racing, chronic pain makes you body ache, and there’s always too much to do with too little time to do it! Many of us aren’t getting the restorative sleep we need each night. Natural sleep aids like melatonin, magnesium glycinate, and GABA all help but oftentimes fall short […]

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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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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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11 Best Eco-Friendly Home Brands That Are Actually Chic

11 Best Eco-Friendly Home Brands That Are Actually Chic

by Jasmine Sanberg @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Everyday should be earth day! If you love this planet and home design as much as we do, listen up. These days, minding your environmental and social impact right along with inspired design is easier than ever. Yes, “eco” can often conjure up crunchy associations, but we’re here to open your eyes to a new class of eco-conscious retailers that prove green is gorgeous. Read on.

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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Debt’s Effect on Sleep

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Across the country, 80 percent of Americans are in debt today – a reality that could be hurting more than just their wallets. Research has shown Americans who experience mental health issues are more likely to be in debt. This can also lead to physical health concerns, like high blood pressure and the potential for […]

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[GREEN BRAND] Cool multi-tasking sustainable bags for urbans by Swiss brand QWSTION

by Mirela Orlovic @ urbanmeisters.com

Work-life balance as a concept is outdated. The new mantra is work-life integration. This means urbans don’t split the two to juggle & balance. Instead work and life is a continuous phenomenon where one flows into the other alternatively. In such an urban environment, where we global citizens hop countries & continents, work and gym […]

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

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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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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Why should you purchase a Natural Mattress?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays and end of year activities, it is time to take a well-deserved rest. A comfortable mattress is essential to making sure you get a good night’s sleep. The New Year brings “white” sales, but at Green Energy Times, we like to call them “green” sales. Perhaps you […]

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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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5 Eco-Friendly Decorating Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

I like having my house look well put together and decorated, and I even like to take on the occasional craft project now and then. What I don’t like is using a bunch of toxic chemicals or products to get the job done and spending a fortune to do it. I also don’t like all […]

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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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Fertility and More: How Flame Retardants in Our Homes Affect Our Health

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

Chemical flame retardants are in electronics, children’s pyjamas, car seats, mattresses, carpeting, and most other petrochemical-based materials (i.e. foam, polyester, etc.). Halogenated flame retardants have been around for 40 years, and we are now learning how hazardous they are to our health. In fact, they are found in just about everyone across North America, at […]

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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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Thanks For A Wonderful 10 Years!

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

In celebration of our 10-year anniversary, we’d like to thank all of our customers by offering 10% off from December 20th to Jan 28th.

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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.

5 All-Natural and Green Baby Shower Ideas

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

Even with all of this winter cold, believe it or not, spring is not all that far away. And, with spring comes the hope of a fresh start and new beginnings. There is no other better new beginning that bringing a new baby into this world, and if you are going to be bringing a […]

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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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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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WTF?! Is The Truth About Soy?!

WTF?! Is The Truth About Soy?!

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Some research has shown that chemical components in GMO soy may actually promote dementia, cancer, reproductive system problems, and thyroid disorders.

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. 

Vegan Organic Mattresses - The Natural Sleep Store

Vegan Organic Mattresses - The Natural Sleep Store


The Natural Sleep Store

If you are looking for a vegan organic mattress, you are likely looking for a mattress without wool, for either ethical reasons or because of an allergy.  Without wool, you have a few different options: Organic Cotton Innerspring Mattress. An organic cotton innerspring mattress, made by Royal Pedic is of the highest quality, but is …

Healthy Energy

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Is It Really Worth It to Buy an Organic Mattress?

Is It Really Worth It to Buy an Organic Mattress?


Ted & Stacey's Mattress Guides & Reviews

In an attempt to live a healthier life, more and more people are turning to natural food. Can an organic mattress help you live better as well? Read on...

Monitor Your Sleep This May

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

What’s the quality of your sleep?  Is it good or bad?  Maybe you’re somewhere in between.  Thankfully, at Natural Mattress Store, we’re here to help you find sleep solutions so you can get a great nights rest, every night. 

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Trash These Toxic Beauty Products Fast | 5 Easy and Clean Beauty Swaps

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

We all know that we should switch out all of our beauty products and cosmetics to cleaner versions, but the whole idea of finding clean products that work just as well as the conventional ones can be an overwhelming idea to say the least. If you don’t have the time, money or gumption to change […]

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Bunk Bed vs Loft Bed: How Do You Know Which One is Best?

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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Thanks for Signing Up

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Thanks for signing up for our newsletter! You're almost done, just click the link in the email we just sent you. Our Best Sellers Naturesoft Organic Flannel SheetsThe Naturesoft Organic Flannel Sheets are made from a 165 gsm flannel and are a natural color. Made from GOTS ...Read More$82.00 – $112.00Select optionsSale Nomad Furniture Bed […]

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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!

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!

[ECO-PRENEUR GUIDE] 10 Green startup ideas that you can start from your home!

by Mirela Orlovic @ urbanmeisters.com

“Startup” is a global phenomenon. If you have been itching to start your own green startup, but words like VCs, funding, hiring, running proof-of-concept, creating a product demo, have been holding you down, we have help at hand! Our guest writer and green “meister” Emma B. Joyce, who has previously given us great tips in the domain of […]

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Pillow Personalities

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

In the history of the discipline of psychology, dreams have enjoyed a prominent role. In the years since Freud published his influential “The Interpretation of Dreams” at the turn of the 20th century, researchers have sought to understand what our minds’ nocturnal ramblings mean. Whether our dreams are bizarre or banal, we’re eager to believe […]

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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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Biome Natural Air Purification System

by Janelle Sorensen @ Elemental Green

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.

Another Tempurpedic customer converts to a Natural Latex & Organic Mattress

by admin @ Green Dwellers

How to Find the Best Mattress for Back Pain

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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The Spindle story. About our natural latex mattress.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Spindle Mattress was founded by Neal Van Patten, a fourth generation mattress maker, to build heirloom quality mattresses and sell them on the internet at kick-ass prices. Selling direct to customers is in Neal's […]

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The Back to School Non-Toxic Lunch Box Guide

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

I’m guessing that most people don’t think too much about the actual lunch box that their kids use, other than the fact that their kids like the character on the front. As long as it holds their food and it makes it from point A to point B, you’re good, right? Well, there is growing […]

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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.

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.

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. 

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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How your Spindle mattress gets delivered.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Your Spindle mattress ships in three boxes and gets dropped off at your door by FedEx Home Delivery. They roll Tuesday through Saturday. In this video we show you how we pack the mattress, and give you pointers on how to un-box it.

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Healing Hormonal Acne

Healing Hormonal Acne

by Amanda Morgan @ Blog - Healthy Wifestyle

There are many ways to naturally heal hormonal acne without the need for prescriptions or expensive face creams. Check out my favorite remedies for hormonal acne treatment on the blog!

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

The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Admin Only Products

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

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Best Pregnancy Books

Best Pregnancy Books

by Amanda Morgan @ Blog - Healthy Wifestyle

The to-do list once you find out you're pregnant can seem never-ending. I promise, it doesn't have to be that way! Here's my list for the best pregnancy books, including honorable mentions and every book I've read or plan on reading. There are countless books on pregnancy, but I promise these are worth your while!

Review of Top Adjustable Bed Brands

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

The Top Adjustable Bed Frame: Amerisleep Amerisleep – 4.5/5 Great health benefits and prices that makes sense! This was the top ranking brand overall. Amerisleep offers one adjustable bed: their signature Amerisleep Adjustable Bed. Reviews averaged at 4.8/5, on over 95 reviews. The website publishes their prices online and costs are in line with features. […]

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Do I Put a Fitted Sheet over a Mattress Protector?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

You spent good money on your mattress and you want it to last. One of the first lines of defense you can take to make your investment last is to purchase a mattress protector. Not only can it save your mattress from warranty-voiding stains and spills and keep dust mites and sweat from permeating your […]

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National Alliance of Safe Pest Control

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

A series of guides that will help you control many common pests in your home. All types of natural pest controls are compared for each pest. All in easy-to-read language.  

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The Link Between Raynaud’s Disease and the Gut (and How to Overcome It Naturally)

by Lori Jo Berg @ SCD Lifestyle

Research has revealed a strong connection between the onset of Raynaud's disease and the health of the gut. Read how to overcome it naturally.

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick


Real Food Forager

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

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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Latex with the same ILD can have completely different feels.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

ILD -- indentation load displacement -- is a measurement standard that latex manufacturers use to classify one aspect of the rubber's profile. In this video we explain how different types of latex can have the same ILD […]

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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!

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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Homepage Call to Action

by Justin Givens @ Green Dwellers

Choosing a mattress is a personal decision. For your private appointment, CALL US NOW: 954-533-2295 Centrally located in Broward County, 35 mins from Boca and Palm Beaches, 35 mins from Miami-Dade. We cater to all of South Florida and Beyond.

18 Experts Reveal Their Single Favorite Ingredient For Natural Remedies

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Are you looking to recover from an ailment? Or perhaps you would like to prevent some illnesses from happening in the first place. Natural remedies can be such a great way to do just that. In fact, one simple ingredient is sometimes all it takes to make a HUGE impact on your health.via GIPHYTo find some […]

7 Natural Flu Remedies You Can Use To Feel Better Fast | Fight the Flu Naturally

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

We all know when it’s coming…the start of the itchy throat and a little bit of a stuffy nose, and then WHAM, it all hits you like a Mack truck and you are socked with a soaring temp with the chills, a pounding headache, and a queasy stomach that feels like you shouldn’t move an […]

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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.

How to Sanitize Your Home, Naturally

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

It’s cold and flu season, so naturally the question on everybody’s mind is: How can I sanitize my home against germs? The answer to that is easy. Bleach is the most effective sanitizer for your home, but it is not the healthiest. I summarized some of the concerns in this video. The question on minds […]

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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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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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How To Make Non-Toxic Granite Cleaner

How To Make Non-Toxic Granite Cleaner

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

I love the bright, crisp scent of this Lemon & Lavender All-Purpose Cleaner, but vinegar is too acidic for granite and can cause etching over time. Store-bought options often contain problematic ingredients – frequently earning a rating of C or even F from the Environmental Working Group – and can cost anywhere from $7-$27 dollars. […]

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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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Third Sheet Set Review

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

New to the American premium, direct-to-consumer sheet market, British company Third promises high-quality, low-fuss sateen sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. But with so many prominent competitors in the market, can they compete against more established brands? Keep reading to find out. Looking for a quick read? Click here to jump to the summary. What I […]

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The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everything You Need to Know from Latex Bliss on Vimeo. If you are searching for a mattress in Austin, you owe it to yourself to come in and take a look at Austin Natural Mattress. Yes, we pride ourselves on natural & organic mattresses, because they are non-toxic, and just smarter. You are not giving anything up by buying a cleaner product. But outside of that, it should be mentioned that our mattresses are also on the cutting edge of technology and quite simply the highest quality mattresses on...

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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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Bella Sera Firmness Guide

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your three layers to be soft, medium, or firm. Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to be a different firmness level. For more detailed information, please read about customizing your mattress.  After you have slept on the mattress, if […]

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

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Easy Two Ingredient Turmeric Bombs Fight Inflammation & Much More

by Debbie Wolfe @ Natural Living Ideas

Two ingredients and countless health benefits, these Turmeric Bombs are loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In one bite you can control arthritis, reduce cholesterol, boost your immunity and improve digestion.  Health Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric is no stranger to the alternative wellness space. This ancient spice is powerfully therapeutic and so much more than just a culinary delight. You might be familiar with its… [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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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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A Natural and Non-Toxic Mattress From Avocado Green Mattress | Garden Betty

A Natural and Non-Toxic Mattress From Avocado Green Mattress | Garden Betty


Garden Betty

A hands-on review of a safe, healthy, and natural mattress with no synthetic materials or VOCs. Avocado Green mattresses and pillows are made in the USA.

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.

How to Choose the Best Natural Skincare Products

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

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

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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.

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.

Organic Mattress Guide • Insteading

Organic Mattress Guide • Insteading


Insteading

Prices for 2016's top organic and eco-friendly mattresses. Read on if you want to sleep without chemicals and synthetic fabrics next to you.

What’s in Your Mattress?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

What’s In Your Mattress?  https://naturalmattressvt.com/brand/savvy-rest/ We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so why is it that there seems to be more of an emphasis on finding an inexpensive mattress instead of one that is actually safe and will last? Trust me, I love finding excellent deals just like everyone else, but what exactly […]

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The 7 Best Fats For A Healthy Gut (And 5 To Avoid)

by Mariel Heiss @ SCD Lifestyle

Learn 2 rules for testing the safety of any oil, 5 fats to avoid and the 7 healthiest fats for gut health (plus, how to use and where to find them).

The motion transfer magic of a natural latex mattress.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

One thing that people love about sleeping on a natural latex mattress is that they are less frequently bothered during the night by their partner rolling over. "Motion transfer", from a mattress point of view […]

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The Power of Napping

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

As most of us know, it’s very difficult to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. However, there is a great substitute for this that a lot of us tend to overlook: napping! This little nugget of luxury is something that gets thrown by the wayside upon adulthood. It’s unfortunate since adequate sleep provides so many benefits and even contributes to longevity. Research by NASA shows that naps escalate performance. Their pilots who took 25 minute naps were twice as focused and more attentive than those who didn’t. NASA also found that taking naps enhanced reaction times...

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Do You Have Any Sales Coming Up?

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

That is a question I hear from time to time. It causes me to marvel at human nature. We all want a “deal” and when we hear the word “sale” we smile and think we are saving money.

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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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In Need Of Sleep

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

If you are anything like us, you are in need of real sleep.  We’re not talking about a nap here and there to get you through the day after waking up tired or compensating for a lack of sleep by consuming numerous cups of coffee to keep you awake during another board meeting because you were tossing and turning all night.  

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The Complete Guide to Non Toxic Mattresses

The Complete Guide to Non Toxic Mattresses


Elevays

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.

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.

What Causes Ankylosing Spondylitis (Plus, How to Prevent and Stop It Naturally)

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

Learn what researchers and health experts have discovered as root causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis (plus, how to prevent and stop it naturally).

Get Cheap Diapers Now – Any Brand, Any Size!

by Anna @ My Baby Care

This is the latest and most up to date way to save over $200 (and more!) on baby diapers; any brand and any size right now! The savings on baby diapers are endless. Plus, if you don’t want just discounts, but want or prefer diapers coupon, I have updated the end of the article for […]

Exchanging Zzz’s for A’s

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

If there is one thing all college students know, it’s that sleep is a hot commodity that many want but few get. Keeping your eyes open in the hopes of learning something is a struggle many college students face. To earn better grades, students have been known to pull all-nighters and down coffee like water. […]

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Study: Netflix Before Bed Harms Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

Movie and TV streaming could be the cause of America’s sleep problem, at least according to a new study from Amerisleep.  The mattress company made this assertion in its recent deep dive into the sleeping habits of 1,300 Americans, which aimed to figure out just how many of us are getting our recommended 7-9 hours […]

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How To Treat And Prevent Ulcerative Colitis Flares Naturally (By Healing The Gut)

by Jordan Reasoner @ SCD Lifestyle

Discover the role leaky gut syndrome plays in Ulcerative Colitis and all the latest research on natural treatment and prevention of flares.

Get Some Sleep: Naturally

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep. This is no surprise to anyone I’m willing to bet considering a lack of a good, healthy night of rest is easily to recognize, and when the opposite occurs, easy to bemoan. Getting up after a restless battle of tossing and turning can have the same effect as operating in a nearly intoxicated-like state. Sleep deprivation is often caused by stress from your job, a long day of work, or just your mind struggling to keep the tasks of tomorrow straight in your head. Sleep aids are nothing new and we’ve...

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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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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.

Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Savvy Rest Mattress Promotion October 2017

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Throughout the month of October, customers will have the option to choose one of three unique promotions:   (1) Receive four shredded latex pillows (any size^) free with the purchase of a mattress*. If you don’t need four pillows, this may be a great opportunity for gift giving in the upcoming holiday season. (2) Purchase a mattress* and receive […]

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Five Realistic Healthy Holiday Tips {+ 2017 Gift Guide}

Five Realistic Healthy Holiday Tips {+ 2017 Gift Guide}

by Alexa @ Simple Roots

This delicious drink is proudly sponsored by Vital Proteins. The best place to get pure and natural collagen to enhance your body. I swear, the older I get the quicker the holidays appear every year. Is it true, the older you get the faster time flies? Whether I’m ready or not, they are here. Frankly, I’m...

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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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What’s In Houston’s Air?

by Admin @ New Living

Toulene, Benzene, o-Xylene. Do these sound healthy to breathe? Do you know how much of them in Houston?         Thanks to Air Alliance Houston & Sketch City, you can find out what and when chemicals in your air in almost real time. The most common of which are: Benzene Toulene Ethylbenzene o-Xylene […]

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3 Ways To Support Your Body’s Natural Detox Process

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

Considering a trendy juice cleanse? Pair these 3 techniques for supporting your body's natural detox process with a healthy, custom diet instead.

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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Latex-Free Organic Mattress Recommendation | I Read Labels For You

Latex-Free Organic Mattress Recommendation | I Read Labels For You


I Read Labels For You

Just after I found a non-toxic and very reasonably priced mattress for a client, I was asked if I knew of any latex-free organic mattress. It's easy to buy.

Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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[ZERO WASTE] 40+ DIY uses of Diatomaceous Earth for health, home & personal care

by Mirela Orlovic @ urbanmeisters.com

Today we present the new star of zero waste lifestyle- Diatomaceous Earth which is a natural, multipurpose ingredient for plenty of DIY recipes for health, home and personal care. Adopting a simple zero-waste lifestyle is taking a huge step towards sustainability and healthy living. And a direct result of going zero waste, is immense self […]

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DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes

DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

If you love the fresh, dewy glow of cream blush but not the slew of parabens and phthalates that are used to achieve it, I think you’ll love these simple DIY cream blush and lip tint recipes. They create a dewy finish that makes skin glow, and are made with 100% non-toxic, natural and/or organic ingredients. Also, […]

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How To Overcome Crohn’s Disease Naturally (By Healing The Gut)

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

If you’re convinced Crohn’s disease is genetic (and there isn’t much you can do about it), this article is for you.

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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Sleep Positions

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

We know the classics: starfish, fetal, side, stomach, stick straight, and many more. However, what is the best sleep position for you and how can you get the most out of your sleep position? SIDE SLEEPERS There are so many different ways to sleep on your side, but all help relieve and calm insomnia and […]

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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.

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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Best Natural Shampoo of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Shampoo: It's pretty much a staple of life. There's a good chance that you've been using it since the day you were born.By the time you reach your adult years, if you're anything like other Americans, you shampoo your hair an average of 4 times per week or even daily.Therefore, it stands to reason that you […]

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


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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]

Leesa vs Lull Mattress- What You Need To Know

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Five Spice Paleo Lamb Meatballs

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

When I want a quick protein boost for simple meals, I make a batch of meatballs to add to soups and salads throughout the week. I’ve also enjoyed this meatballs atop my rice-free Parsnip Ristotto… now that is a winning combination! The natural sweetness of the parsnip rice works beautifully with the warming Five Spice blend and […]

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What to Look for in a Non-Toxic Mattress: Brands and Where to Buy - Green at Home

What to Look for in a Non-Toxic Mattress: Brands and Where to Buy - Green at Home


Green at Home

We spend 1/3 of our lives on a mattress, but conventional products may contain toxic chemicals. This blog looks at non-toxic brands and where to buy them.

The Real Reason Europe Bans More Chemicals than North America

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

A lot of blogs and sensationalist media reports want you to think that our public health departments are knowingly and intentionally poisoning us. That we are so far behind Europe because they’ve banned hundreds more chemicals than we have in North America. But the truth is, our governments just take a different approach. I believe […]

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Best of The Blog In 2017

Best of The Blog In 2017

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast. Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts written in 2017 – thank you so much for being part of this community and sharing your […]

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Sleep Well & Green with Bruno Mattresses

Sleep Well & Green with Bruno Mattresses


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Our Birth Plan

Our Birth Plan

by Amanda Morgan @ Blog - Healthy Wifestyle

In photo: Breastfeeding Pillow, Boppy // Newborn Onesie, Nordstrom (one similar)

Hello, loves! Thank you for being patient with me over the past few weeks. Blogging has definitely taken a back seat as I prepare for baby, and my schedule is a little off whack.

I’ll also be taking maternity leave until the New Year, so my last blog will be November 7th (unless baby comes before then!).

There are so many pregnancy-related blogs that I had intended on writing, but many of them had been done before. Hospital bag contents, prepping for labor, etc. Instead, I decided to give you the real deal with our actual birth plan, which you can view below.

Labor and delivery are very personal choices. I want you to remember that as you read through what Ryan and I decided as a couple.

It was extremely important to me to understand exactly what I was getting into before labor, so I read plenty of books and did research. I couldn’t be one of those women who just showed up at the hospital with my bags and trusted everyone around me. I knew I needed more control, so I really put in the time and effort to make myself feel comfortable.

I shared a post on Instagram the other day about choices. Many women believe they don’t have a choice when it comes to things that are recommended to them by their doctors during pregnancy or by their nurses in the hospital during delivery. You absolutely have a choice, and should always feel empowered to ask questions and lean on your doctors or midwives for support. If you feel that you are being pushed into something you don’t want to do, then it might be time to look for a new practice.

There have been many instances where I did things differently, but I’ll share two examples. My doctor recommended the gestational diabetes test at 28 weeks and the flu vaccine at some point in my third trimester. I explained I wasn’t comfortable with the flu vaccine (both Ryan and I haven’t gotten it ourselves in over a decade) and I knew the gestational diabetes test would make me sick from all of the sugar at one time (I had passed out once in pregnancy and didn’t feel like going through it again!). She supported both decisions, and for the diabetes test I simply did a finger prick on an empty stomach.

Obviously, these choices won’t work for everyone, but they worked for me and for us. Do your research and follow your intuition!

Below is a summary of our birth plan and brief explanations of why I made certain decisions. I’m totally up for questions or discussions in the comments below the blog, but please be kind. I would never judge anyone’s choices, and I hope mine won’t be judged either! :)

Enjoy darlings, and looking forward to reading your thoughts.

Love,
Amanda

FYI, our doula recommended that we bullet point our birth plan and keep it within one page so it’s actually read. I added a “my notes” section after each stage to explain things further for you. Here ya go!

Baby Morgan Birth Plan

We are planning for a natural birth, but are also open to possibilities knowing that there are things we cannot control in the birthing process. We would appreciate your support in this endeavor and can’t thank you enough!

People in the room and environment

  • We’ll be using Hypnobabies techniques
  • To keep the environment calm during hypnosis, I request low lights, quiet voices, and minimum interruptions
  • My husband Ryan and doula Dawn will be the only people present for labor and delivery (family will be in waiting room)

My notes: I’ve been practicing Hypnobabies for months and am looking forward to seeing how it goes. It’s a home study course that requires time and commitment. I’ll let you know if I believe it’s worth it after all is said and done!

First-stage labor

  • Coconut water during labor for hydration. May have honey and mashed banana in case of low blood sugar
  • Intermittent fetal monitoring is ideal (20 minutes per hour)
  • No routine IV—a saline lock is fine
  • Would like to avoid an amniotomy unless water is not fully broken and labor progression is slow. If this does not work and things are still moving slowly, we may be open to Pitocin after a discussion

My notes: I get low blood sugar if I don’t eat every few hours, so I put this in here even though I realize I’m not “allowed” to eat. I’ve heard the nurses don’t mind what they can’t see (ha!), so if I sneak in a snack here or there, all is fine! I also don’t want to be hooked up to a machine or the bed, so intermittent monitoring is a must—especially since I’m planning to labor naturally and will be moving around a lot. I’d like my water to break on its own, but am letting them know that I’m open to discussion depending on how labor progresses.

Second-stage labor

  • I would rather risk a tear than have an episiotomy
  • If I do end up getting an epidural, we would like to use the peanut ball (may be bringing our own) to avoid any intervention
  • If I require a c-section (even though we would like to avoid this at all costs), I would like my husband to be present during the operation. I would also require my doula or doctor to swab my vagina (a process they now call “seeding”) and place the gauze in a sterile container for immediately after baby is born, and rub said gauze on baby’s skin, mouth, nose, etc. to transfer essential microbiota that would be missed due to a c-section. Lastly, I would like to hold my baby right after the operation before exams.

My notes: I’ve been doing perineal massages since week 37, and am going to have Ryan or my doula hold a warm compress on my perineum as a I begin to push to help with tearing. I would rather tear naturally than be cut surgically, so this is important for them to know. My hospital uses peanut balls to help assist women who have had epidurals—sometimes dilation can stall if you’re simply sitting in the same position, but the peanut ball helps open up the pelvis and change your position to keep the momentum going. You can also ask your partner or nurse to hold your leg up while lying on your side. I got the idea for the last bullet point in a book I read called “Let Them Eat Dirt,” which is all about creating and maintaining a healthy microbiota for baby from birth. This is super important to me if a c-section is deemed necessary and I OK’d it with my doc.

Post-birth

  • No matter what the end result of labor, I would like to hold my baby right after birth skin to skin
  • I would like to wait at least one minute to cut the cord (or until stops pulsating)
  • Please postpone routine newborn procedures until we’ve held the baby for some time, at least an hour (including Vitamin K shot and eye treatment). No vaccinations will be administered at birth (Hep B).
  • I plan on breastfeeding

My notes: Delayed cord clamping is performed by most hospitals these days, but I wanted to make sure they waited at least one minute. I also desire to hold my baby right after birth and don’t want any interventions until we’ve had some bonding time. We decided against the Hep B vaccine but are doing the other procedures (I wasn’t a huge fan of these but Ryan was, so this was compromise for us).

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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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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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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Best Bean Bag Chair Reviews

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

What to look for in a platform bed

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Everyone wants their bedroom to be a relaxing oasis. It should be filled with calming colors, creative patterns, quality fabrics and sentimental items. The space needs the simplistic comforts of an organic mattress, fluffy pillows, and soft sheets, but it also needs a statement piece, a finishing touch that pulls the room together and makes it […]

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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.

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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How do I customize my firmness level?

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your two (for Organic Tranquility), three (for Organic Serenity), or four (for Organic Serenity Pillowtop) layers of natural latex to be soft, medium, or firm.  Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to have different firmness layers.  After you have […]

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Organic and Natural Latex Mattresses

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

At The Natural Mattress Store, we manufacture certified organic and natural mattresses that are amongst the purest mattresses on the planet. 

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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 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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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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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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Clean Bedding

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

Cleaning your bedroom might not be your favorite chore, but it’s necessary to do to create the right sleeping environment for a great nights rest. 

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Natural Latex Mattress | Spindle

Natural Latex Mattress | Spindle


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Our top-rated natural latex mattress is built in the USA · A healthier option vs foam mattresses · Free shipping · 10 yr warranty · $1000 off retail

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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Sapira Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $200 on any size Sapira mattress by using the Sleepopolis exclusive promo code! All you have to do is follow these steps: Select the size Sapira you would like to purchase and add it to your cart Once you have confirmed your cart is accurate click Checkout Enter SLEEPOPOLIS in the Discount […]

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90-Day Comfort Guarantee

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

If the numerous swapping options and overall flexibility don't bring you ultimate comfort and satisfaction, we offer a 90-day comfort guarantee on Bella Sera organic mattresses. While some manufacturers offer a latex-exchange policy, we have a much better option: For the price of other manufacturers' latex exchanges, we will sell you a brand-new layer of […]

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$200 Off DreamCloud Promo Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s easy to save $200 on your DreamCloud sleepopolis.com/dreamcloud/ purchase by using the Sleepopolis coupon code. Just following these steps to get the discount: Head over to DreamCloudSleep.com. Choose the size DreamCloud mattress you would like to purchase. Confirm your cart is correct and apply SLEEPOPOLIS200 promo code. That’s it, you just saved $200!

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Best Gluten-Free Pasta Brands

Best Gluten-Free Pasta Brands

by Amanda Morgan @ Blog - Healthy Wifestyle

Looking for the best gluten free pasta brands? I've listed out my top four picks in today's blog, and explain why many people are going gluten-free when it comes to their pasta.

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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5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

We all neglect sleep sometimes, whether for our jobs or for movie marathons, but many of us don’t fully understand the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep obviously decreases vitality and makes you more irritable, but sleep loss can affect much more than that. Sleep loss can severely harm your memory, health, reasoning skills, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 5 reasons to get a good night’s sleep every night. 1. Sleepiness leads to serious accidents. Chernobyl – what some consider to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster – was caused by lack of sleep. Three Mile...

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See You In 2018!

See You In 2018!

by Amanda Morgan @ Blog - Healthy Wifestyle

Well, I’m officially 41 weeks pregnant, writing what will be my last blog of 2017. So crazy!

Don’t worry, I’ll still be hanging out on Instagram, but my maternity leave will be from blog writing and my nutrition clients as I ease into motherhood over the next several months. I plan on coming back around February—make sure you’re following me on Instagram so you can see when I’m back in action!

This year was full of ups and downs, highs and lows, and some of the most exciting times I’ve ever experienced.

Interestingly enough, many of those exciting times were simultaneously the most challenging, and a vast majority of them had to do with pregnancy.

I’ve been pregnant for most of 2017 (total cliché but our conception date was right around Valentine’s Day!), so this year was all about the little babe I’ve been growing in my belly.

Prior to getting pregnant, I’d really been struggling with what my next move would be in my business. I wanted to step back from coaching nutrition clients virtually since I didn’t feel as connected when coaching this way compared to doing it in person. I decided to keep my virtual programs open (check out Eat Your Way Thin here and Food or Fiction here) and focus more on in-person coaching, all while still having an avenue to connect virtually that felt more authentic and real. Alas, Healthy Wifestyle was born and I’ve been loving the new community that’s come this way over the past year.

I was also searching for another outlet for my business, which is where the yoga sculpt teacher training I did back in January came in. This was a total game changer for me, and even though I was only able to teach a few classes, I’m so excited to jumpstart this in the New Year! If you’re local, come find me at Oxygen Fitness and Halo Studios in New Canaan starting in February.

And then, there was the whole “I want to start a family” versus the “I want to be a badass business woman” argument that was constantly circling in my mind. I really didn’t think I could do both simultaneously, despite watching many friends and colleagues conquer it all with ease. This held me back from starting a family for months—even though Ryan won’t outright say it, he was ready to start a family long before I was.

Mother Nature didn’t give us much of a choice, though, since my pregnancy was a total surprise. I certainly am grateful and wouldn’t have it any other way, especially considering the amount of infertility going on all around us. I feel very fortunate to have had that decision made for me.

Everything changed with my pregnancy. I stopped caring so much about my business and putting all of my eggs in one basket, and realized that there was a role I was clearly meant to play above all else: MOM.

Pregnancy hasn’t been easy for me, and not gonna lie—I envy those women who seem to love being pregnant and feel great all the time. In my case, something “weird” seemed to happen every month that none of my friends had experienced (like extreme belly button pain with growth of baby and veins in weird places to name a few). But I know every hardship will be worth it once I see this little baby’s face, so I’ve done my best to remain positive and remember that my journey is my own!

I’ve gone from a business and success-hungry woman who was trying to prove herself constantly to a chilled out mama-to-be who truly enjoys her work and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I took my own advice for once and remembered that my uniqueness is what will make magical things happen in my own life and in my family’s life. It’s no surprise that I got pregnant while I was in San Diego doing a yoga training. San Diego is my happy place, and I was at peace with myself at that moment in time.

I could go on and on about this year, but let’s save it all for my reflections once the New Year hits and I’ve got our baby girl in my arms. I’m so excited to be a Mom!

I want to thank you guys for being here and for supporting me as I’ve built Healthy Wifestyle—it’s been so amazing connecting with you both here and on Instagram and truly makes my day. Your messages, comments, DMs—all of it pushes me to do what I do, and I couldn’t be more grateful for you!

We’ll be announcing the baby’s birth on Instagram, so stay tuned! Until then, love you lots, and cheers to a happy and fun-filled end to 2017.

Hugs,
Amanda

The Most Important Thing To Look For In A Mattress: A Sleep Expert Explains

The Most Important Thing To Look For In A Mattress: A Sleep Expert Explains


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Organic Furniture: Going Nontoxic on a Budget | The Healthy Home Economist

Organic Furniture: Going Nontoxic on a Budget | The Healthy Home Economist


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Strategy for identifying organic furniture that is green, sustainable and nontoxic for your family and budget friendly too.

Bella Sera Organic Materials

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Our mattress cover consists of a layer of carded organic wool quilted between two layers of organic cotton. Then we place natural dunlop latex between the organic cotton and wool quilted cover. Please email us with your name and address if you'd like a sample of our materials. Organic Cotton We use only 100% certified […]

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Keto Friendly Snacks! Keto Jalapeno Poppers

by Erica Jones @ Elevays

Looking for one of the best keto snacks known to man? Try these keto jalapeno poppers. They are so simple to make, so if you’re looking for easy keto snacks that are sure to satisfy ...

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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.

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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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

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 …

After 3.5 years of purchasing a Natural Latex and Organic Mattress

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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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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.

Nolah Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $125 on any size Nolah mattress by following some simple steps and using the following promo code! Choose your mattress at NolahMattress.com Enter the code SLEEPOPOLIS in the discount code section on the checkout screen and click apply Congratulations, you just saved $125!   Don’t forget to check out my full Nolah […]

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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 […]

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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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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PlushBeds Coupon Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $50 on your PlushBeds purchase by using the discount code “SLEEPOP5” at checkout. Just follow these simple steps: Head over to PlushBeds.com Select the mattress you would like to purchase Confirm your order is correct Enter the promo code in the Coupon Code box found on the checkout page and click Apply […]

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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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How to Overcome Chronic Pain Naturally (By Healing a Leaky Gut)

by Lori Jo Berg @ SCD Lifestyle

Learn how chronic pain works and its deep connection to a leaky gut (including what factors you have control over), so you can overcome it naturally.

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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How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)


Mommypotamus

Hey mamas! Boy did you have questions after I posted on a possible link between sheepskins, mattresses and SIDS. Today I’ve compiled the most common ones in Q&A form. If you’re going to skim, make sure to check out question #6 for a confession about what I put my babies to sleep on. Hope you …

The Best Electric Blankets

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

[ZERO-WASTE] It’s a keychain, it’s a bag, it’s SneaKey reusable shopping bag

by Mirela Orlovic @ urbanmeisters.com

Compromise is not our style! Invention and innovation is! UrbanMeisters, every time we introduce you to a new product we make sure we give you the best solution to the most relevant eco-problems without you having to compromise on style, luxury and efficiency. We have another super product for you which will leave you surprised (pleasantly). […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Brand Overviews: Bed In A Box Reviews

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Mattresses that are shipping in a box are on the rise, as more people seek out convenient, affordable beds. If you’ve been considering a new bed recently, chances are you’ve stumbled across a few of these companies like Amerisleep perhaps. This new, convenient way to buy a new bed is actually changing the entire mattress […]

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Customize Your Organic Mattress

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Three firmness options are available for each layer of latex: "soft," "medium," or "firm." You can then decide whether you'd like solid layers of latex, or whether you'd like it split down the center to allow for different firmnesses on each side of the mattress. The latex is wrapped in an organic cotton and organic […]

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Store Floor Models on Sale! June 2017

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

We have a few of the store’s floor models on sale! Queen Ergo 8 by Green Sleep and Twin Sized Savvy Rest Earthspring are 25% off. Twin White Lotus Organic Cotton and Wool Dreamton 50% off! We also have an in stock Queen Ergovea Valencia which is 15% off. Please stop by today to try […]

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Zero-VOC Sheathing & Subfloor

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

Here is an overview of low-VOC and zero-VOC sheathing and subflooring options.

Structural Plywood

Structural plywood (Softwood Plywood - SWPW) can be used for exterior sheathing, roof decking and subfloors. It is made with phenol-formaldehyde glue (PF) in the US and Canada.

The Rate of Formaldehyde Offgassing in PF Plywood

"Formaldehyde levels in this test chamber were well below 0.1 parts per million (ppm) in air from all tests of fresh panels, and emissions rapidly approached zero as the panels aged. In fact, the levels were so low and so close to the "background" levels in the test chamber that is was not possible to measure them accurately." Source APA

The rate in outdoor air is about 0.0002 - 0.006 parts per million (ppm) in rural and suburban outdoor air. Source

While 0.1 ppm is high for someone sensitive, the fact that the panels rapidly offgass should make them tolerable for someone with MCS. I would suggest testing plywood that is a few months old.

A Note on Purebond Formaldehyde-Free Plywood

Purebond plywood is not rated structurally or moisture-wise for sheathing, subfloor or decking. I have spoken to the company and they don't recommend it used for this purpose though I do see people building with this product. I am not sure the consequences of building your subfloor or decking with a non-structural plywood.

Non-Wood Options:

Exterior Sheathing

A non-wood option is Georgia-Pacific DensGlass, which is around 3 times the cost of OSB. It is very low VOC; they are going for GreenGuard certification. It is also a lot more mould resistant than OSB or plywood. Make sure with all materials it fits the codes where you live (in terms of high winds and earthquakes). Make sure it is also compatible with your exterior finish.

MgO board is now starting to be used as exterior sheathing. Another zero-VOC option. It is heavy, structural and more expensive than plywood.

Rigid foam can also be used as exterior sheathing without any ply or OSB. The rate of XPS offgassing is very low, but it does contain a flame retardant. The other option is Polyiso. The Johns Manville brand does not contain a flame retardant. Here is some info on how to brace when using rigid foam as sheathing. This is not structural and should be checked against local codes.

Another structural option is Rewall which is made of recycled beverage cartons and cups shredded and compressed. It claims zero-VOCs. It is paper-faced.

Subflooring

It is possible to use structural cementitious sheeting board (MgO) as a zero-VOC option however when I did this in my tiny house I needed additional framing support underneath. It worked out well for me. Here is an example of the support you need underneath. This is probably only suitable in a tiny house.

For those who can't tolerate wood it is possible to pour a concrete upper floor.

Roof Sheathing (Decking)

Purlins or skip sheathing can be used as an alternate form of roofing which eliminates the need for solid sheathing. This will only work with certain roof types (metal vented attic, in some cases cedar).

Pre-Plywood Options

In the days before plywood, solid wood was usually used:

For exterior sheathing, 1-by lumber laid diagonally was used. This is not an airtight option so humidity and energy issues should be considered. Make sure to use housewrap. Consider double sided housewrap tape so that you get more of an air barrier.

For subfloors, 1-by subfloor were laid diagonally to the floor joints. The subfloor could be planks or tongue and groove. Here is a little more info and a pic of planks. This is a zero-VOC option but it will cost you quite a bit more. If you use this method make sure you use a subfloor adhesive otherwise you will have a very creaky floor. Liquid Nails is the lowest VOC option I have seen at less than 20g/l, but I find Almighty Adhesive to be more tolerable.

For decking, 1x decking butted up to each other can be used. This is how roofs were built before plywood or OSB. This will allow for many types of roofing types over it.

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The Shocking Dangers Of Plug-In Air Fresheners & Homemade Alternatives

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

Many people don’t even think twice about using a chemical air freshener. They plug it in and enjoy “Summer Breeze,” “Autumn Spice,” “Cleansing Rain,” or what have you, thinking it’s a great way to fill the air with a pleasant scent, without realizing that it could very well be harming their health, as well as the health of their family, pets and unborn children too.… [read more]

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The Best Food For Your Dog!

The Best Food For Your Dog!

by Bree Flory @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Most commercial pet food is feed-grade rather than human-grade. Feed-grade is less regulated and lower quality than human-grade. So, even if companies claim that their products are healthy, they may still use subpar ingredients.

Will my Spindle mattress soften or sag? Yes. All mattresses do.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

All mattresses will eventually soften, sag or get an imprint from where you've been sleeping. The good news is that latex does it at half the rate of a conventional material. The normal compression in a traditional mattress is an inch and a half to two inches. Your Spindle is warrantied against impressions greater than 3/4". That's a "yuge" difference.

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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.

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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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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What prevents the latex from shifting in my Spindle?

by Kim Novick @ spindle

Some mattress makers wrap their latex in individual covers. It looks fancier and lends a misperceived added value to the product. Kind of like putting little bows on the end of pork chops. We don't wrap our latex. Check out the video and find out why.

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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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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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WTF?! is with Toxic Mattresses?

WTF?! is with Toxic Mattresses?

by Bree Flory @ Blog - 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. 

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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Rise and Grind

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Waking up for work in the morning is a struggle many Americans know all too well. From pressing snooze and desperately needing that cup of joe to rising early and beating rush-hour traffic, morning routines vary. While some individuals take the leisurely route, leaving themselves time to catch up on the news or relax in […]

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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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Best Non-Toxic Mattress Brands

Best Non-Toxic Mattress Brands


Healthy Wifestyle

Looking for some insight into the best nontoxic mattress brands? I've tried nearly all of the top brands out there first hand and am so excited to share my take with you. No matter your budget or cushion preference, there's a nontoxic mattress brand out there for you!

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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The 11 Best Organic Bedding and Sheet Sources

The 11 Best Organic Bedding and Sheet Sources

by Meggan Knowles @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products! These 11 makers of natural and organic bedding offer a range of designs to suit every taste and budget.

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?

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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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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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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Best Soft Mattress for Your Needs

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

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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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.

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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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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The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom

The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom


Organic Newsroom

Mattresses are one of the most-unknown sources of toxins in most households—required by law to be coated in toxic chemicals. Organic mattresses are sourced from organically-grown materials, are hypo-allergenic, and utilize natural flame-retarded materials such as organic wool. This combination of features allow organic mattresses to provide a great degree of health-conscious comfort ideal for anyone …

What Chemicals are In Your Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

We think of our home a sanctuary. It’s a comfortable place where we are safe. But unfortunately toxins can lurk all around us in hidden places. Bedding, mattresses, sofas, and household cleaners and paints may be a hidden place for these chemicals. Here is a list of the chemicals that can be found in common […]

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Which Is Best: An Eco-Friendly, Organic, or Natural Mattress?

Which Is Best: An Eco-Friendly, Organic, or Natural Mattress?


Marks Mattress Outlet

When searching for the healthiest mattress for your family, make your shopping journey easier. Explore Mark's Mattress inventory for safe mattress options.

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.

10 Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 and 10 Worst-Rated Beds to Avoid

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Curious about who has the best beds this year and which brands are duds? See which models have the best mattress reviews in 2018 in our updated guide, and learn what to avoid. Every year brings new beds, technologies and trends claiming to be the best. Though it can be a lot to keep up […]

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The 3 Best Digestive Supplements that Test Well For Everyone

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Are DIY supplement protocols a good idea?  I remember when I first began self-experimentation with digestive supplements. Five and a half years ago, I jumped into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to address my autoimmune disease. As I began to experience dramatic shifts with my new diet,  I wanted to support my recovery in all ways […]

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Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural

Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural


Mama Natural

So it’s time for us to get a new mattress, and, of course, I’m looking for a natural, “eco-friendly” one. After all, a lot of conventional mattresses are made with harmful chemicals and all sorts of bad stuff and we sleep (and sometimes co-sleep with our kids) on these things for 8 hours a night! …

Is it better to sleep on your back?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Is It Better To Sleep On Your Back? Written by Laura, November 15, 2011 It’s Up To Your Body Generally speaking, lying on your back creates the most consistent support for your spine. Your muscles and tissues can relax evenly in all directions. Like a baby, or a kitten napping on its back, you can […]

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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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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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Best Rated Rize Adjustable Bed Reviews

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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!)

What Causes Psoriasis (and How to Stop It Naturally)

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

In this article, learn what causes psoriasis - an autoimmune skin condition that affects millions of people each year - and how to naturally stop it.

Modifying the comfort of your mattress.

by Kim Novick @ spindle

The unique design of a Spindle mattress gives you the ability to modify its comfort to meet your needs. In this video we demonstrate the process of firming up the feel of our Medium natural latex mattress.

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Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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.

Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

When Does “No Flame Retardants” NOT Actually Mean “No Flame Retardants”? Many commonly used flame retardant chemicals are being connected to health and developmental issues. Want a mattress without flame retardant chemicals? Get one that’s certified organic from your mattress store. Otherwise, flame retardants will probably be in that mattress, even if greenwashing marketing suggests otherwise, and you’re going to need to guess what they are. It’s not easy to find out what flame retardants are in your mattress. Let me explain with a little compare and contrast. We say “Naturepedic mattresses meet all government flammability standards...

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About The Organic Bedroom

About The Organic Bedroom


The Organic Bedroom

The Organic Bedroom opened in 2012 to bring healthier sleep products to North Carolina. We offer a full line of organic mattresses and bedroom accessories.

DreamCloud Mattress Review

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

I’m super excited about today’s review because I’ll be taking a look at one of the newest beds on the market: the DreamCloud hybrid mattress. This bad boy combines high-density foam with encased coils for a sleeping experience that promises to be as luxurious as it is supportive. To see how well this hybrid lives […]

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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’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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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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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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How Does Lucid Dreaming Effect Sleep Quality?

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

If you’ve ever had such a vivid dream that you recognized that you were dreaming as the events unfolded, you have had a lucid dream. These dreams are often intense and even interactive. While dreaming, you would know that you are dreaming, enabling you to take an active part in the sequence of events. You […]

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How to Add More Meatless Meals to Your Meal Plan

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

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

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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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Daylight Savings Day guide by The Good Trade

by Kim Novick @ spindle

It’s that time of year again when we mess with the clocks and induce jetlag without having to cross the international time line. And all those ghouls, goblins and Halloween bug-juice complicate matters. Some melatonin may help mellow out the disorientation, especially if you're getting your rest in one of our awesome natural latex mattresses.

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Healing after Harvey: A Post-Hurricane Wellness & Mental Health Gathering

by Admin @ New Living

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, our storefront will be turned into a Wellness Center featuring some of Houston’s best holistic healers: from massage therapists, to musicians, to expert yoga teachers. This will all be available to the people of Houston, for free. We will be previewing our new concept of a “Dream Room,” where everyone […]

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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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Best Nursery Rugs For Your Baby

by Anna @ My Baby Care

I find buying rugs for children weirdly therapeutic. There are so many designs and styles to choose from that the selection instantly lightens my mood. You can literally become a child trying to figure out which one would look good in their room. At the same time, you can’t compromise with their wants. So, if […]

The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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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 […]

Lacey's Birth Story

Lacey's Birth Story

by Amanda Morgan @ Blog - Healthy Wifestyle

November 22, 2017

I can’t believe my little Lacey is two weeks old. Everyone was right—the first two weeks are difficult. Figuring out how to keep a tiny human alive is no simple task! But alas, we’ve done it, with a little help from my mom and our night nurse. Woohoo!

I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to Lacey’s birth. I would describe the experience as “the plan that went according to plan unexpectedly.” You’ll know exactly what I mean once you read through the post!

If you read my birth plan, you know that I wanted to attempt a natural birth. I was hoping for little intervention and a calm and peaceful birthing experience. Here’s what really went down…

THE WATER BREAKING

My water broke around 5:00am on Wednesday, November 22nd. This was so exciting initially, because I knew in that moment our baby girl would be making her debut without me having to be induced the following Sunday. Lacey was 11 days late, and the clock was running out for her to make her way into this world without intervention.

Being induced isn’t the worst thing in the world, of course, but it wasn’t what I wanted. So my water breaking was a great sign of things to come. I also had decided to do two membrane sweeps—one the Friday prior (my mucous plug fell out the next day) and one the following Monday (my water broke less than 48 hours after this one). Lacey was born Wednesday evening. After trying nearly everything to get things moving, this was the one thing that did work. My doctor did the sweeps in a more gentle manner than most so I wasn’t in too much pain the next day. I would do it again in a heartbeat after seeing the results!

I called my Mom and my doula around 5:30am, and was told to try to get some rest. Yeah, right! I was too excited. I decided not to wake Ryan up knowing it would be a long day, then laid in bed until 6am. My contractions started around that time, but they were super manageable, around 10 minutes apart. I got up, showered, and made cupcakes for the nurses at the hospital. I woke Ryan up and he was so excited. We decided to just hang out and wait for things to evolve on their own.

THE MORNING

My contractions stayed at 10 minutes apart for a few hours. Again, these were pretty manageable—I would have to pause and breathe through them, but I was ready for these types of contractions. As the hours passed, I wondered what was happening. I would have contractions 7 minutes apart, then 20 minutes apart, and so on. They were completely sporadic for most of the morning.

THE AFTERNOON

At one point, I hadn’t had a contraction for 30 minutes. I called my doula because I was getting tired and really wanted to get the train moving. Ryan was also growing anxious, since my doctor said not to wait longer than six hours after my water broke to go to the hospital.

My doula recommended walking up and down the stairs while simultaneously doing lunges, along with cat/cow poses to get things flowing. The first time I walked up the stairs I had a contraction again. Ryan and I walked the stairs several times and alternated between several different positions, but it seemed my contractions were still in a funky 7-30-10 pattern and not making any sense.

Around 4pm, I decided to call the doctor since it was almost 12 hours after my water broke. Naturally, she wanted me to come in but told me not to rush. I decided to lay down while Ryan made himself dinner.

My body said hellllllll no to laying down and as soon as I hit my pillow, I had the worst contraction of the day. Like, debilitating-want-to-poop-and-throw-up-at-the-same-time type of contraction. I walked outside our bedroom and yelled down to Ryan saying, “Well, that’s not happening.” 

THE EVENING

My Mom and Dad arrived and pushed me to go to the hospital. We started getting our things together and the contractions were growing stronger and more nauseating. I would have to completely stop what I was doing and either get on all fours or lean on our kitchen counter during them.

Things went from six to midnight REAL quick.

It was time to drive to the hospital around 5:45pm and from what I can remember, this was one of the worst parts of my labor. Being in the car during contractions is no fun! But we made it. I walked out of the car, went into the hospital and leaned on a poll during a contraction.

The woman at the valet stand just looked at me and said, “I’m not even going to ask how you’re doing!” and proceeded to grab a wheelchair to bring me up to Labor & Delivery.

Things start to get blurry at this point. They checked me as soon as we got there and guess what…I was 8 centimeters dilated! So listen up, ladies—don’t listen to that math they give you to wait until your contractions are 5-1-1 before you go to the hospital (especially if you want the drugs). Every body is different, and in my case, my contractions went all day and weren’t close together until VERY late in the game.

The nurse asked if I had a birth plan, and my Jersey self said, “F*ck the birth plan, give me the drugs!” My husband laughed and said to everyone, “This is the real Amanda, in case anyone was wondering.” It was an entertaining moment for everyone involved.

They hooked me up to some fluids to prep for the epidural. If you’ve had one, you know it takes time to get this situated. So within the 80 minutes it took for them to do this, have me sign the paperwork (which was a pathetic scribble on my part), and get the anesthesiologist in the room, I was 9.5 centimeters dilated. My body was ready to go!

I was doing some crazy moves at this point during the contractions. I would squat and breathe through them as my doula massaged my low back. The pain was so intense.

I remember at least five people surrounding me asking me what I wanted to do, but also suggesting I forgo the drugs because issues could arise from doing the epidural this late in the game. After several minutes, I decided to go at it all natural.

During those squats, I was already making grunting sounds, so my doctor and doula asked if it felt like I needed to push. I didn’t know what that sensation was supposed to feel like, but they checked me one last time and I was 10 centimeters dilated.

The next two hours (maybe a little less) were a total blur. I went from pushing on the toilet, to using the squat bar on the bed, to leaning over the bed. Lacey’s head was coming out, and it was time to really, really push. They had me on my side on the bed, holding up my top leg and pushing through every contraction. She was almost ready to come out, but my doula suggested I switch positions one more time to adjust her. I laid on my back with my legs spread apart, knees towards my armpits. During contractions, Ryan would lift my head up and the nurses would hold my knees.

At this point, I was sweating, exhausted, and could feel EVERYTHING. I was ready to get this baby out. In one contraction, my doctor counted down from 10 several times, and with those breaths, I pushed Lacey out completely with the loudest screams you could ever imagine. It’s funny, because after practicing Hypnobabies for months before her birth, I didn’t use the recordings at all. By the time we got to the hospital, I was in my own zone and the “peace” I longed for was out the window. It didn’t matter, because the experience went exactly as it should’ve.

It was like instant relief after she was born, but mentally, I was slightly traumatized. They put Lacey on my chest, but all I could concentrate on was what was going on “down there.” I pushed the placenta out, and it was time to stitch me up. The local anesthesia barely did anything because all of the nerves were so stimulated, so this part was almost as rough as her birth itself! Within a half hour, it was over, and I could finally concentrate on my baby girl.

I held Lacey and breastfed her for a bit before they took her away to do a few standard procedures like weigh her, Vitamin K shot, etc. We did everything by the book except the Hep B vaccine and her bath. We waited a few days to give her a bath and will be determining what to do about Hep B down the road.

Ryan and I ordered food and my parents came to meet Lacey. It was so amazing seeing my parents with their first grandchild. Those first few moments made that entire day well worth it.

THE AFTERMATH

I had a lot of trouble sleeping initially, both from the pain and the anxiety I was experiencing. Lacey’s birth was amazing but also slightly traumatizing. I had flashbacks at night for the first week! It took me several days to mentally feel normal again—outside of the regular exhaustion every woman experiences post-labor.

There is no right or wrong way to give birth, and it’s so important to listen to your body and do what works best for both you and baby! You can plan as much as you want, but always know that things will never go as planned and deviating is more the norm when it comes to labor and delivery.

As far as breastfeeding is concerned, I feel fortunate because feeding came relatively easily to Lacey and I. This was only after I started using a nipple shield that was provided by the hospital—before this, we struggled for a few days because I have flat nipples (maybe TMI but it’s true!). The shield doesn’t seem to bother her, and the only issue I have with it is the convenience factor. I’m working with a lactation consultant and we’ll be figuring out how to move forward soon.

Lacey is an amazing little girl who is already so alert and has a sweet personality. I can’t wait to share more of her with you!

Thank you so much for reading through this and for being a part of Healthy Wifestyle. I’m thrilled to be able to incorporate more motherhood pieces into my writing for the blog and look forward to your requests!

I’d love to hear your birth story below, or anything you’d like to share as it relates to your own experience or future experience of labor and delivery. Heart you all!

Xoxo,
Amanda

Mom's Guide 2018: The 5 Best Crib Mattresses For Safe Sleep

Mom's Guide 2018: The 5 Best Crib Mattresses For Safe Sleep


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The next time you notice a ring around your toilet, don’t reach for a bottle of smelly chemical cleaner. Instead, look to your pantry. Because you can use vinegar to clean your toilet! That’s right. This pantry staple that costs just pennies per use is an all-star in the cleaning world. Even on toilets. How...

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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.  

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Spindle was founded with the vision of selling remarkable mattresses at kickass prices using an e-commerce platform. Integral to our plan is the ability to ship cost effectively to a residential address. Watch the video and learn how we can get even a king size mattress into three easy to handle boxes.

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by Irina Webb @ I Read Labels For You

I am excited to tell you about this non-toxic liquid foundation that actually works!  When you use it, you do not have to re-apply your makeup during the day, it will hide your wrinkles, and it feels weightless on your … Continued

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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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The Neglected Resolution Lose weight? Check. Quit smoking? DOUBLE check. Exercise? Well, sure. Eat healthier? Of course! These are typical (and important) New Year’s resolutions. There’s no time like the new year to re-commit to your health and well-being—that excitement can be a great kickstart for positive new habits. But, strangely, one thing that’s just […]

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


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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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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!

How To Treat Scleroderma Naturally (By Healing The Gut)

by Lori Jo Berg @ SCD Lifestyle

Learn what role the gut and functional medicine play in autoimmunity, specific tools to decrease inflammation, what triggers scleroderma, and much more.

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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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!

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?


Ben Greenfield Fitness - Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

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

How to assemble your Spindle Mattress at home.

by admin @ spindle

All mattresses will eventually soften, sag or get an imprint from where you've been sleeping. The good news is that latex does it at half the rate of a conventional material. The normal compression in a traditional mattress is an inch and a half to two inches. Your Spindle is warrantied against impressions greater than 3/4". That's a "yuge" difference.

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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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Keeping it Clean

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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. 

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.

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.

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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Why Recycling Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

by Mina Sinai @ RecycleNation

Here are some of the many reasons why recycling is the best New Year’s resolution for 2018...

Biosteel Sneakers

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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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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Is Your Mattress a Toxic Time Bomb?

Is Your Mattress a Toxic Time Bomb?


The Soft Landing®

Is your mattress a toxic time bomb? Unfortunately, that can be the case with conventional mattresses. We've found an affordable solution to this dilemma!

Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget?

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

The number one struggle I hear from members of my Green Product Forum about making the switch to healthier, greener, more natural products is time and money. OK, that’s two struggles. But they are more often than not connected. It’s not surprising. Green products are notoriously more expensive than their conventional counterparts, at least when […]

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What is Natural Latex and What is a Natural Latex Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

When most people think of latex, they think of synthetic latex. Synthetic latex, is completely man made from petrochemicals. It can be commonly found in rubber gloves, condoms, balloons, band-aids, medical equipment and surgical devices just to name a few. Some people can develop allergies to synthetic latex after just a few exposures. These allergic reactions […]

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Baby Food Makers: Make Healthy Homemade and Organic Baby Food Effortlessly

by Anna @ My Baby Care

Organic baby food is $1.10 a jar and my baby would go through 4-6 a day. I’ve had my Beaba for 6 weeks, and it’s already paid for itself In the world today, whether you like to know or admit it, there are a lot of harmful chemicals and additives that are mixed with our […]

A pHresh Approach: Why Honestly pHresh Stands Out From All Other Natural Deodorants

A pHresh Approach: Why Honestly pHresh Stands Out From All Other Natural Deodorants

by Monica Schrock @ Blog - Non Toxic Revolution

Honestly pHresh is one of our favorite natural deodorant brands. See why they stand out from the crowd of natural deodorant that's on the market these days!

[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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Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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How to Afford a Non-Toxic Bed - Get Green Be Well

How to Afford a Non-Toxic Bed - Get Green Be Well


Get Green Be Well

A healthy nights sleep starts with a non-toxic bed. It can be expensive, though. Here's the best tips on how to get an organic or natural mattress for less.

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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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 […]

What Is Functional Medicine? (Guest Post From Chris Kresser)

by Jordan Reasoner @ SCD Lifestyle

A brand new, exciting guest post from Chris Kresser explaining exactly what functional medicine is and why we believe it is important for everyone.

Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Chronological age is determined by birth date. Biological age is established by physiological and molecular cells within the individual. The latter is influenced by the exposure of damaging substances in the environment, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, or even stress (gerontogens). Aging occurs when the body goes through a biological mechanism called senescence. During this process, healthy cells become impaired and they lose their ability to divide. Over a period of time, these impaired cells begin to compile, using resources and releasing hormones with inflammatory characteristics. This majorly contributes to aging and age related diseases. Someday, scientists hope that blood...

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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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Brand Overview: Tempurpedic Mattress Reviews

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Weighing the pros and cons from Tempurpedic mattress reviews and seeing how this brand compares to others can be helpful if you are trying to determine if this brand is the best bet for you. Reviews allow real owners to express the opinions and share what they like and do not like about a particular […]

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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 […]

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! 

Be Different

by The Natural Mattress Store @ The Natural Mattress Store

Be different.  Sometimes that’s easier said than done.  However, here at Natural Mattress Store, that’s our mission. As a father and son team with over 40 years of combined experience in the mattress industry, we’ve seen a lot of companies advertising natural mattress, which are really not much different than the traditional ones.  

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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.

Best Natural Organic Mattress | Sleepopolis

Best Natural Organic Mattress | Sleepopolis


Sleepopolis

Natural mattresses are super popular! But why? In this guide we'll discuss the benefits, processes, & the best natural organic mattresses available today.

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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