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ADHD & Sleep: 12 Tips To Help You Settle Down, Fall Asleep And Stay Asleep

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Do you or your child have ADHD and are having difficulty getting enough sleep? Sleep problems and ADHD go hand-in-hand for many people. Whether it’s difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or getting up in the morning, these issues can significantly impact your daily life.What’s more, your lack of sleep might in turn be exacerbating your ... Continue Reading

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Natural, Non-Toxic Carpeting and Area Rugs

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

Whether it’s decorating the nursery or play area, you may be looking to replace carpeting or purchase a new area rug and coming up short when looking for non-toxic options.  Although more difficult to find, there are safer products on … Continue reading

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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Best Mattresses for Kids - MattressHelp.org

Best Mattresses for Kids - MattressHelp.org


MattressHelp.org

A mattress guide for kids So much of a child’s health, wellness, performance in school and sports, and stamina in other activities relies on the quality of his or her sleep. While most parents monitor this in many ways, limiting screen time at night and enforcing a strict “lights out,” it’s easy to overlook the …

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! …

Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattress Review(14″)

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

A super soft high quality 14’’ hybrid mattress for your ultimate comfort desires. This mattress of Queen Size by IDLE Sleep Company provides a better sleep with premium materials used in its manufacturing. A cross between a foam mattress and a traditional mattress, its 6 layers comforting technology will ensure your complete yet healthy sleep […]

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Leesa vs Lull Mattress- What You Need To Know

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Creamy Paleo Salad Dressing, Three Ways

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

If salads leave you unsatisfied and hungry, you’re doing salads wrong. Raw spinach tossed with a vinegary, low-fat dressing and three sliced almonds lacks nutrients and stick-to-your-ribness. Nobody enjoys eating that for a meal. The secret to a satisfying salad is the dressing. Low-fat dressing is a perversion of the modern diet, and it guarantees that you’ll feel hungry shortly […]

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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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35 Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion

35 Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

Four years following the Rana Plaza tragedy, dozens of slow fashion brands have emerged dedicated to ethical and sustainable practices. These 35 companies have made it a central part of their mission to approach fashion in an ethical and transparent way that considers both people and the planet.

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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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

February: Detoxing Your Medicine Cabinet with Natural Remedies

by Suzanne Weaver-Goss @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This new year, instead of making the usual resolutions that we’ve given up on by the end of January, we decided to break it up by dividing some big goals…
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Ketogenic Diet Review: What Went Wrong, What Went Right

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Autoimmune Paleo Hamburger Buns

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Kale and Chévre

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Red Nomad Ultra Premium Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review

by Staff Writer @ Hack to Sleep

The Red Nomad Ultra Premium Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper might be a mouthful, but this mattress topper ends up speaking for itself. Don’t make the mistake of switching a mattress with a mattress topper. The latter is used for when the mattress you’ve purchased just isn’t quite right, or if you’ve [...]

Raising a Healthy Eater: Tips from a Family Nutritionist

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

For this week’s installment of our Expert series, we’re doing a Q&A with Jennifer Stimson, MS, RD, ICBLC, a Registered Dietitian focused on kid & family nutrition in the SF Bay Area.  We are thrilled to share with you her insights on topics ranging from basic baby and kid nutrition to baby-led weaning to how to deal … Continue reading Raising a Healthy Eater:
Tips from a Family Nutritionist

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Biosteel Sneakers

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Rocket Table launches in your living room, putting an exciting jolt in the modern coffee table

by lori.zimmer@gmail.com (Lori Zimmer) @ Inhabitots

Inspired by action figures and toys from his youth, Stelios Mousarris’ designed a new coffee table that combines the carefree spirit of childhood, with just really cool design. Five retro-style wooden rockets are caught mid-launch, seeming to propel upward from 3D printed bulbous exhaust bases. The best part of The Rocket Coffee Table is that it is totally customizable, enabling parents to top their rocket base with a kid-friendly surface until they’ve grown. We also love that as a long-time...

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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Best Soft Mattress for Your Needs

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

How to Choose a Preschool

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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Idle Sleep Dual Feel Mattress Review(12″)

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

With the passage of time mattresses wear out and break down, therefore, they have to be strong enough to give you that comfort night after night when you lay on them for relaxing. This is where IDLE understands you because they develop the mattresses that you can use on both sides because “2 sides are […]

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A Quest For a Healthy Mattress | Toxic-Free Future

A Quest For a Healthy Mattress | Toxic-Free Future


Toxic-Free Future

When my daughter turned 3 we knew it was time to get her into a twin bed.  This was a challenge not because we worried about her wandering around in the middle of the night without the confines of a crib, but because it involved buying a new mattress, and we are picky consumers.  We have “lofty” goa

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Best Non-toxic Sit and Stand Strollers for Infant and Toddler 2017

by Hana @ Parenthood Guide

Finding a reliable tandem stroller can be frustrating. There are so many factors to consider when searching for a great stroller that will accommodate your baby as well as your growing toddler. You want something that is safe, comfortable, with convenience features to make your day smoother as you hit the town, run errands, take […]

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Instead of Supplements, Strengthen Your “Digestion Muscle”

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Holiday Gift Guide: Luxe Gifts

by Kristen Toshner @ Lucie's List

We’ve all been there. You need to buy that one special gift to really wow that one special person. This gift is a surprise that is absolutely nothing near a “need” and you’re praying your gifting efforts are completely surpassing...

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97 Best ASMR Videos To Help Relieve Stress And Fall Asleep Faster

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Do certain sights and sounds cause you to get a tingling feeling in your head and spine? Known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), this bizarre phenomenon is being harnessed by a community of YouTube artists motivated to help you relax and get a better night’s sleep.ASMR is associated with a variety of physical sensations, ... Continue Reading

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More Concern About Bed Bug

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Inside: My two-ingredient DIY dry shampoo recipe, which I carry in my purse for those days when I don’t get to lather up my coconut oil shampoo bar and then realize I’m going to run into every single person I know.   In my dreams, little elves clean my house every night while I’m sleeping, and […]

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What is a Vegan Mattress

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Butternut, Ginger, and Pear Soup

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Best organic infant formula for breastfed babies in 2017

by Shobita Ravichandran @ Parenthood Guide

Making the switch from breast feeding to formula was a hard decision for me, and it ended up being a lot more emotional than I planned. Losing the personal connection of breast feeding was hard enough, but I was also stressed out about choosing the right formula. The last thing I want is for my […]

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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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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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Keeping it Clean

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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A Day in the Life on our Urban Farm

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

Seven years ago we were newbies at urban farming… We didn’t know how to grow anything and, truth be told, I was a teensy bit afraid of chickens. I had always been interested in urban farming, but it wasn’t until I was married and had kids of my own that I took my farming dream seriously. At the time my dream developed we were living in a small condo, and

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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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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 […]

Safe, Non-Toxic Kid’s Jewelry

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

Do your little ones love to dress up and wear jewelry? My niece does and in looking for safe kid’s jewelry for her, I was appalled to see just how bad the situation is with jewelry and toxic chemicals. Did … Continue reading

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

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

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

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5 Ways I Made 2017 A Year of Transformation

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Paleo Cinnamon Roll Bars

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress

How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress


Empowered Sustenance

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

Lavender, Rosemary & Orange Cookies

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

Upon returning from a restorative family trip to the Ojai Valley, I was inspired to bake cookies using aromatic Spring herbs and citrus that fill the air this time of year. The buttery undertones and neutral flavor of shortbread to allow the lavender, rosemary and orange to shine through. A simple orange icing really takes this cookie to the next level. Gather Cookies: 1/2 cup of butter 1/4 cup of sugar 1 1/2 cups of flour 1 tsp of vanilla extract a pinch of salt 2 tbsp of dry lavender flowers 1 orange 1 sprig of rosemary Icing: juice of half an orange (about 4 Tbsp) 1 cup confectioners sugar Preparation In a mortal and pestle, grind half of the sugar, 1 Tbsp lavender flowers and 1 tsp rosemary leaves. Grind until you get a slightly purple sugar. In a bowl or mixer, cream together the butter and the rest of the sugar. Add the lavender/rosemary sugar using a sifter to hold back any bits that didn’t grind down. Add the vanilla extract, zest of one orange, some whole lavender flowers for color, and blend. Add the sifted flour and salt. Mix well. Add the juice of half an orange and blend again. Place the dough in an […]

Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About Homesteading

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

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

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How to Use Vinegar to Clean Your Toilet

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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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The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/27 – 2/2

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

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

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Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra Twin Mattress - Walmart.com

Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra Twin Mattress - Walmart.com


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How to Fluff a Bamboo Pillow Two Ways + General Pillow Care

by Review Team @ The Sleep Judge

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?

Is That Rash Really Eczema or Contact Dermatitis?

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

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

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Stainless Steel Kids Water Bottle

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

With sports activities and general “on the go” activities, our little guy needed a water bottle which did not have a hard straw like the Born Free cup we’ve been using.  I looked into stainless steel options and could not … Continue reading

13 idyllic, organic family farm stay vacations around the world

by beverleyamitchell@gmail.com (Beverley Mitchell) @ Inhabitots

You may have never considered vacationing on a farm, but did you know farm stays are available the world over? If you love the great outdoors, basing yourself at a farm stay whether you holiday in the U.S. or overseas could be the perfect holiday option for the whole family. You'll gain great insight into the life and culture of your host region or country, it will be less disruptive than hotel hopping, and there's the added bonus that your children will gain a deeper understanding of where their...

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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Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Orange and Mint

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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8 Organic Charleston Restaurants Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Paleo Cranberry Sauce (3 Ingredients!)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

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

Paleo Green Bean Casserole

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow

by Staff Writer @ Hack to Sleep

When you think of a memory foam mattress or pillow, the first name that comes to mind is likely Tempur-Pedic. The brand has become synonymous with memory foam due largely to the quality of their products. The Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow carries the same quality and is perfect for toasty sleepers or anyone who [...]

Urban Roots Handmade

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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

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

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

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Inhabitots is moving to Inhabitat

by bethsheawriter@gmail.com (Beth Shea) @ Inhabitots

Hello faithful Inhabitots readers! We have an important announcement to make. We are moving back home to live with mom. We will be moving all of our wonderful kid-related, green design and parenting stories back to our mother site, Inhabitat, so that we can more easily manage our websites and content. After the migration is complete, you'll be able to access all of Inhabitots content by clicking on the "Kids" category tab on Inhabitat, or by following this link. All of the old urls will forward...

Organic Sofas, Loveseats, and Armchairs

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

All organic sofas, loveseats, and armchairs by Savvy Rest with your choice of fabrics, cushion firmness, and leg finish. Savvy Rest Verona Armchair with Organic Hemp-Cotton Blend Fabric Free Shipping! Continue the benefits of a healthy nights sleep all day with the Savvy Rest Verona Armchair with organic hemp-cotton blend fabric. This elegant tuxedo style […]

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6 Ways to Troubleshoot the Ketogenic Diet

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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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Making the Most of Winter Break with the Kids

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Kids – SleepLily

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

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Health and Wellness Week on Ibotta!

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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

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Best Co Sleeper – The Ultimate Guide to Sleeping Beside Your Baby

by Shobita Ravichandran @ Parenthood Guide

What better feeling than watching your newborn child sleep with that divinely peaceful expression, and being able to snuggle up and reassure her any time during the night. Co-sleeping is becoming increasingly popular lately, as it allows you to keep your baby close, especially for breastfeeding mothers and moms with C-sections who find it hard […]

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Fall Activities That {surprisingly} the Whole Family Can Enjoy

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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Jovial Foods: An Excellent Source for Organic Ancient Einkorn Grains

by Green Child Magazine @ Green Child Magazine

If you’ve followed Green Child for a while, you know we’re obsessed with healthier alternatives to conventional foods. Our main three favorites are cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, and einkorn flour.  Yes, we love our carbs. And we’re annoyed at what the modern food system has done to them. But in a way, Big Food’s missteps...

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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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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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Homemade Cough Drops With Honey And Lemon

Homemade Cough Drops With Honey And Lemon

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

If you’ve ever tried making pure honey cough drops, you know it’s nearly impossible not to scorch the honey. I’ve tried every winter for the past three years, but have never actually succeeded. These soothing sore throat meltaways are as far as I’ve gotten . . . until this year, that is. You see, one upside of packing […]

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Vivapure

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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How to Prevent and Treat Mastitis Naturally

How to Prevent and Treat Mastitis Naturally

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Inside: The symptoms of mastitis and blocked ducts, plus home remedies that may help and tips for preventing mastitis.  Did you know that when you kiss your baby, your breastmilk changes as needed to combat pathogens? It’s true. “When a mother kisses her baby, she ‘samples’ those pathogens that are on the baby’s face – […]

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Paleo Thumbprint Cookies with Cassava Flour (AIP)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers 2016

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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Paleo Bacon Cauliflower Soup

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Your Guide To Sustainably Farmed Flowers For Valentine’s Day

Your Guide To Sustainably Farmed Flowers For Valentine’s Day

by Katherine Oakes @ The Good Trade

Opt out of the traditional bouquet of roses this year and instead choose sustainably-grown flowers for your Valentine's sweetheart. By choosing fair trade, organic and sustainably-grown bouquets, you'll be making less of a negative impact on the planet and a very positive impact on your loved ones. Here's our guide to what to look for and where to shop!

Sweet Zzz Mattress Review

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

In the rapidly changing world today where everyone is busy joining the race of adapting to the changes, people often overwork. They do not realize that when they are giving so much for a better future, their present is important too. They tend to neglect their health and comfort. They forget how important it is […]

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3 Ways to Detox Hair for Healthy, Natural Volume

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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HOW TO: Make organic lactation cookies to help increase your breast milk production

by mlkokopelli@gmail.com (mkokopelli) @ Inhabitots

Lactation Cookie Ingredients Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1/2 cup organic butter softened 1 cup organic cane sugar 2 tbs organic blackstrap molasses 4 tbs warm water 2 tbs organic flaxseed meal 2 tbs wheat germ 1 organic egg 1 tsp organic vanilla 1/2 cup organic oat flour 1/2 cup organic whole wheat or all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp sea salt 1 1/2 cups organic thick oats 4 tbs brewers yeast 1/2 cup organic chocolate chips 1/2 cup organic...

Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Birthday Party Games for Kids

by Alex Cordier @ Green Child Magazine

Outdoor birthday party games make a great eco-friendly celebration. We protect what we love, and one of the best ways to get kids to fall in love with nature is to encourage them to spend lots of time outside. If you look back through your fondest memories from childhood, the chances are that a fair...

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Sumblox building blocks stack up to teach kids math

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

Olive Oil Cake

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

I bookmarked this recipe from Little Flower Baking and finally made it for a Chanukah party, as it offers a nod to the miracle of oil that is celebrated during this holiday. With its crackling crust and aromatic oil-rich center, this citrus-infused cake is sure to please. Gather 2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour) 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar (or coconut) 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder 3 pasture eggs 1 ¼ cups extra-virgin olive oil 1 ¼ cups whole milk ½ cup fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest Preparation Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9-inch round, 3-inch tall cake pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with olive oil or butter. Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer), beat eggs on medium speed. Stream in olive oil and continue whisking until mixture thickens slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stream in milk and orange juice and mix until just combined. Add orange zest. Add dry ingredients on low speed until just combined, about 30 second. Use […]

High Protein Paleo Porridge

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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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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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Holiday Gift Guide: Cozy Gifts for The Whole Fam

by Kristen Toshner @ Lucie's List

Cozy Gifts for the Family Cozy gifts are my absolute favorite gifts to give. They are the items you didn’t know you needed or wanted, but once you have ’em, you can’t live without them (see Lip Mask, below). Here...

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Dairy Free Ranch Dressing Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

My two food groups… When I was a child, I ate primarily two foods groups: foods one ate with ketchup, and foods one at with ranch dressing. Vegetables nearly always fell into the latter food group, and setting the table included bringing out the bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch. Loaded with sugar and MSG, it’s […]

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Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress

Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress


Kitchen Stewardship | Real Food and Natural Living

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

Our Top 5 Wins of 2017

by Laurie Valeriano @ Toxic-Free Future

Together with our partners & supporters, we helped secure several landmark environmental health victories in 2017 and set the stage for even more in 2018! Thanks to everyone who was a part of these victories!

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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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Pure Basic Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A Non-Toxic Mattress for everyone. Pick your perfect innerspring firmness, w/Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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Organic Mattresses Inc. Home

Organic Mattresses Inc. Home


OMI - Certified Organic Mattresses and Bedding, Made in America

Certified organic mattresses and bedding made in the USA

Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza Crust Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Baba Ganoush Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Baba ganoush, and paleo-friendly dips Before I began a grain-free diet to address my autoimmune disease, I relied on hummus and carrot sticks for many travel-friendly lunches. As my new diet excluded legumes, however, hummus was no longer an option. I couldn’t go long without a staple dip recipe, because I needed something for picnics and easy appetizers. […]

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Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Premium Non-Toxic Crib Mattress. 100% Pure Natural Latex provides ideal support & mildew-resistance. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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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.

Paleo Pumpkin Brownies

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Best Natural and Organic Volumizing Mascara Reviews

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

The search for good non-toxic mascara began for me in 2011.  I was pregnant and instinctively knew I should be using better, organic or at least plant based non-toxic and natural products.  …This was way before the many bloggers and review sites available today.  And way before natural products were popular.  The choices were limited and information scarce. Pre-pregnancy and certainly pre-awareness, I used to frequent Sephora and one of my absolute favorite products was the Dior Show Black Out Mascara.  It did not clump, did not give me raccoon eyes, did not crumble and gave me Va-Va-Voom eye lashes. What more can a girl ask for?  An organic or a natural version of-course! Ten non-toxic mascaras later, I have finally found a comparable truly natural replacement to Dior Show!  Have no doubt, there are no green washers on my list; all are a variance of as natural as it gets. This post contains affiliate links.  In this case it took years and hundreds of dollars to arrive at the cleanest product.   Please consider using my affiliate links.  The price is the same to you but I make a very small commission that helps with the upkeep of this blog. See all […]

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How Technology Kills Your Sleep And What You Can Do About It

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Do you check your social media one last time before heading to bed, the light of your smartphone screen shining brightly in your dark room? Or do you enjoy cozying up with your laptop at night to watch the latest episode of your favorite television series?Chances are you are guilty of indulging in one or ... Continue Reading

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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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$229 All Organic Crib OR $209 All Organic Toddler Bed

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

I am talking about a cheap, truly non-toxic, solid wood bed frame and all certified organic mattress.  Yes it can be done on the tightest of budgets! $229 untreated, solid wood Crib AND a organic latex mattress OR $209 untreated, solid wood Toddler Bed AND a organic latex mattress One of the first and most common questions is “What is the best organic baby mattress?” An organic crib and mattress usually has a steep price tag.  I would know, I paid $800 for my solid-wood crib with a custom, zero VOC, non-toxic stain and $550 for a certified organic mattress.  I cringe even as I type it.  That is A LOT of money.  I wish I knew then what I know now. I just came back from an extended trip.  We stayed with relatives and had to get something for my young daughter to sleep in.  Without compromising on safety and toxicity, I put together a $229 all organic crib.  Yes, you read right, a solid wood crib with a GOLS certified latex mattress. The cheaper organic versions are usually made with coils that interfere with earths magnetic fields and in-home electric EMFs and really mess with our bodies.  Knowing EMF concerns I would […]

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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 […]

3 Reasons Why A Restricted Diet is NOT Restricting

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About REM Sleep

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep is arguably the most iconic of the five stages of sleep.But what makes REM sleep so unique? And why is it so crucial for our health?Science still doesn’t have all the answers when it comes to REM, but the discoveries made over the years reveal just how mysterious and integral this stage ... Continue Reading

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Sunshine on a Ranney Day renovates homes for children with special needs, free of charge

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

One of the most recent projects of Sunshine on a Ranney Day was to turn the sleep rooms in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hospital into a more comfortable place for parents and family members whose children need extended hospital stays. The parents want to be close to their children, yet the sleeping arrangements pre-renovation were less than luxe, displaying sterotypically sterile and stark places for parents to lay their weary heads. After Sunshine on a Ranney Day's makeover, the sleep rooms...

Why Organic

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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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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DreamCloud Mattress Review

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

The Dream Cloud incorporates all the innovative technologies in the mattress world to deliver a unique product to the user. The Dream Cloud is a hybrid mattress and includes the best latex foams, memory foam, tufting and air coil technologies. The end result is a product that is durable, breathable, supportive as well as comfortable. […]

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Organic Mattress under $1000 - Organic Housewife

Organic Mattress under $1000 - Organic Housewife


Organic Housewife

THE single most common question I get is “What is the safest organic mattress?”.  That is an excellent question but it also carries a hefty price tag of at least $3,000.  If a mattress you are considering costs less, there is probably a reason.  Some or several components are either toxic, known to off-gas or are soaked in carcinogenic flame retardants.  To read why conventional mattresses are toxic and an incredibly budget friendly solution for an inexpensive, solid wood crib bed frame and an all organic crib mattress and/or toddler bed, click here! A cheap, budget friendly twin/queen/king size certified organic mattress for under $1,000?  It simply does not exist in the marketplace.  However, if you get creative, my process can be repeated for a twin size bed and even an adult size bed with slight modifications. $600 Twin size organic latex mattress OR $800 Queen or King size organic latex mattress The reality is, kids like to snuggle with mom, so the adult bed should probably also be organic and non-toxic!  This is the ‘interior’ of the $3,799 Savvy Rest Serenity king size mattress that I have in my home, it consists of a cotton/wool ‘case’ with a zipper closure and three layers …

DIY Corner Floating Shelf

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

DIY projects. Just the thing to test the strength of a marriage. And ours was definitely tested with this DIY corner floating shelf. I’ve often wondered how people like Chip & Joanna Gaines can pull the endless-project-ness off.  Oh, that’s right. They have a crew of 30 experts to help them. Alas, we do not. But what we do have is an idea-producing gal and an shortcut-engineering dude — so you

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Winter Garlic & Vegetable Stew

by Veronica Bosgraaf @ Green Child Magazine

On Sunday afternoons, I love to put on some music, chop vegetables, and get a big yummy pot of comfort vegetable stew going. There is nothing like the warm scent of simmering onions and garlic to create a cozy atmosphere. It’s funny to me that my kids claim to not like onions, and yet whenever...

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No Bake Paleo Lime Bars

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?


Green Child Magazine

Tips for knowing when your child is ready to transition to a "big kid" bed, and how to choose the right mattress.

Paleo White Chicken Chili

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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

3 Ways Traditional Herbalism Surpasses Conventional Medicine

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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10 gorgeous indoor play spaces that will delight kids

by bethbot52@gmail.com (Beth Buczynski) @ Inhabitots

Fewer Toys, More Fun: Why Kids Benefit from Having Fewer Toys

by Megan McCoy Dellecese @ Green Child Magazine

As grown ups, we’re often overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices we have to make in a day. Life is really no different for our children, on their own scale. Kids benefit from having fewer toys, and you can benefit from creating intentional (and minimal) play options for your child. Is it crazy that...

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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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The Essential Paleo Casserole Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Paleo Green Curry: Easy One-Pot Meal

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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How much does a Goat Cost?

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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Idle Sleep All Foam Mattress Review(14″)

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

IDLE Sleep is USA based company that manufactures mattresses in technical ways to offer maximum comfort and support to the sleeper. With different mattresses types and their versions, IDLE Sleep aims to offer all features under one roof. How these foams surpass other market available products? You will get to see numerous brands offering support, […]

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Simply Scrub

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018


Nontoxic Reboot

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

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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Insomnia – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Does it take you a long time to fall asleep once you’ve tucked yourself in for the night?Do you frequently wake up during the course of the night and experience difficulty falling back asleep?Or do you find yourself waking up early for no apparent reason, feeling drowsy and unrested?If you’ve answered yes to any of ... Continue Reading

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Flourless Plantain Cake Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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The Pancake Pillow Review

by Staff Writer @ Hack to Sleep

Finding a pillow that holds your head at the right height with the right amount of comfort can be hard and expensive – not to mention how pillows need replacing once they start to fall flat. At some point in everyone’s life, stacking old, flat pillows has been a way of life, squeezing out that [...]

Autoimmune Paleo Pesto Chicken and Spaghetti Squash

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Healthy Sugar Alternatives for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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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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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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Finding the Perfect Materials for Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

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

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You Want a 2-sided Mattress. Here’s Why:

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

An Innovation for the Mattress Industry The mattress industry has seen many changes over the past twenty years, but none as impactful as the formerly standard 2-sided mattress being replaced by the “invention” of its 1-sided counterpart. We have Simmons to thank for this historic leap backwards. They introduced the concept in 2000. Some call […]

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Ancient Grains: The Benefits of Einkorn Flour

by Amity Hook-Sopko @ Green Child Magazine

The current state of bread is our biggest complaint (and believe us, we have several) when it comes to the industrialized food system. Fortunately, after much research we’ve found a solution… and we’re happy to explain the benefits of einkorn flour, plus how it just may help you love baking again. Ten years ago, my...

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The Azza Mattress Review

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

The Azza Mattress comes in the thickness of good 10-inches. It contains a heavy-duty high-density base layer of 6-inches thickness made up of polyurethane foam. This base defines the strength and durability of your mattress while providing you a back support. Above this solid foundation, there is a smart layer of 2-inches made up of […]

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Sleep and Health

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Crystals for the Home: Healing Stone Decor

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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

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Paleo Chicken Apple Meatballs with Fig Bacon Jam

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Mitigating and Eliminating EMFs – A Mom’s Guide (part 1)

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

There is always a list in the back of my head with what I need to do…  Next steps at detoxifying our lives.  One of the things on my list was EMF remediation.  I knew it was a can of worms but I did not know just how complicated it would be.  Initial research made my head spin and I got nowhere fast.  Months and then years went by with me picking up this task but never finishing as it was just too complex.  Determined, I did some brief googling and came across Ray Pealer of EMR Safety.  It turned out that he serviced my area so I made a call.  Our lives will never be the same.   Ray came over with over $7,000 in professional grade equipment and spent the day getting the EMFs out of my house.  When we first sat down, I asked him about a picture of a ‘before’ and ‘after’ he had on his website and if it was even possible to achieve such an effect.  I was doubtful – we are fairly modern people, my husband works in technology sector so giving up these modern conveniences was not an option.   Ray reassured me that […]

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Why Healing Doesn’t Happen (The Healing Journey)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

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

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

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Down Bedding: Why We’re Cozying Up to Down

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

If you’ve visited our store or website in the past, you probably know how we feel about down in comparison to other materials, particularly washable wool. If you don’t, let me tell you: We think washable wool wins, no question. It’s moisture-wicking, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter, naturally antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic, repelling […]

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Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers 2016

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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How Often Should I Change Hand Towels?

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Do You Have to Be Crunchy to Use Cloth Diapers?

by Kimberly Rosas @ Green Child Magazine

When a stranger learns that you cloth diaper your baby, do they automatically add you to the “crunchy” category? Honestly – we all make judgements every day, every hour, every minute. In a social situation we consciously – or unconsciously – size up the people around us. When I see a woman in a perfectly...

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Healthy Energy

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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.

Top 10 Best Non-toxic Double Strollers for Infant and Toddler 2017

by Hana @ Parenthood Guide

After my first pregnancy, I learned about how dangerous it can be to expose my children to toxic chemicals and flame retardants during their early years. This prompted me to only seek out non-toxic products, including car seats and strollers. Double side by side strollers allow for easy loading, but they are wider and sometimes […]

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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 […]

BPA and PVC Free Babyproofing

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

When one of my favorite websites, Healthy Child Healthy World, asked for suggestions on green babyproofing, I realized I hadn’t done a posting on this (better late than never)!  When your little ones are starting to get mobile, it’s time … Continue reading

Caffeine & Sleep

by Thom @ Bedrooms & More

If you live in Seattle, odds are you drink coffee. As the birthplace of Tully’s & Starbucks, we like our morning buzz more than just about anything, except maybe our afternoon pick-me-up. But is this way of life affecting more than our energy levels? Studies warn caffeine can negatively impact our sleep. Is it possible to find balance? The […]

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Paleo Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Mammoth Lakes

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

The mountains were calling, again, and it couldn’t have been a better time to take the boys to the snow for the first time. Mammoth had just gotten over four feet of snow in 24 hours! Highlights: breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, the sound of wind blowing through trees, wildlife footprints in untouched snow, making snow angels, sledding until tuckered out, warming up with cups of hot chocolate, sharing a good meal with friends, singing Happy Birthday to Judah. A fun time was had by all, with wonderful memories made.

Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Paleo Plantain Bread (Egg Free, Nut Free)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Week Of Outfits Series: A Week Of Intentional Outfits With Allison Karaba Of The Thoughtful Closet

Week Of Outfits Series: A Week Of Intentional Outfits With Allison Karaba Of The Thoughtful Closet

by Guest Contributor @ The Good Trade

The Good Trade's Week of Outfit Series highlights women that have personally inspired us to shop and live with intention! Each woman takes her own unique approach slow fashion and demonstrates how beautifully sustainable fashion can come to life. Today we're excited to share a week of outfits from Allison Karaba, the conscious blogger behind The Thoughtful Closet!

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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DIY project: make a snow globe from a recycled baby food jar

by zedikaya@yahoo.com (Desmond Williams) @ Inhabitots

The most clever party favor my son has ever received was from a boy with an architect mom and sculptor dad. Yet the gift was more kitschy than Kahn, more crafty than Chihuly. In other words, it was perfect for a kid: a tiny DIY snow globe encased in a reused baby food jar (he's a big brother). Read on for instructions on how they made it. 1) FIRST they collected and cleaned the materials: Recycled jars (ours once held pureed carrots), glitter (or hole-punched paper), glycerin (optional)...

Is Stevia Safe or Addictive?

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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12 vegan slow cooker soup recipes for easy, hearty homemade meals

by beverleyamitchell@gmail.com (Beverley Mitchell) @ Inhabitots

Image: Kalyn's Kitchen 1. African-inspired vegetarian crockpot soup with peanut butter, chile, brown rice and lentils Provided a peanut allergy isn't an issue, this sumptuous and hearty soup from Kalyn's Kitchen has all the makings of a family favorite. The recipe does call for a fair slug of chile, so adjust quantities as necessary for little ones. RELATED | 15 vegan one-pot dinners for no-fuss, low-mess meals in a flash Image: Veggie Primer 2. Slow cooker cream of broccoli soup Some...

Seattle's first "traffic garden" is a bike playground where kids can safely practice their cycling skills

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

13 Fair Trade Chocolate Companies For Your Conscious Valentine

13 Fair Trade Chocolate Companies For Your Conscious Valentine

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

We agree with the Fair Trade chocolate brands below that chocolate should be oh so much more than candy. This playful, nutrient dense treat is the perfect pick-me-up and superfood recharge. These Fair Trade Chocolate brands have also made it an integral part of their mission to develop lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships by employing Fair Trade and Direct Trade practices with the farmers who cultivate their cocoa crops.

Toy companies are creating dolls and toys with disabilities to represent & include differently-abled children

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

Paleo Peppermint Bark with No Refined Sugar

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

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

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Paleo Carrot Muffins

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Pure Bliss Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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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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Antidepressants: The New Tobacco?

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Pure Start - Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids | SleepLily

Pure Start - Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids | SleepLily


SleepLily

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

Natural Fiber Mattresses & Organic Bedding - Naturalmat USA

Natural Fiber Mattresses & Organic Bedding - Naturalmat USA


Naturalmat USA

Naturalmat specialize in hand-making the finest Organic & Natural Fiber baby mattresses & bedding. We are dedicated to producing both eco friendly, sustainable & healthy baby products.We source the very best organic and natural fibers both locally and worldwide to make sure your baby has a healthy night’s sleep.Naturalmat crib mattresses are chemical free and naturally fire retardant, with unbleached, undyed 100% cotton luxury covers. No Toxins are found in our baby mats.

Autoimmune Paleo “Cheese” Crackers Recipe

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

by jennifer.l.chait@gmail.com (Jennifer Chait) @ Inhabitots

If you're looking for an utterly charming (and affordable) way to introduce your little one to the magic of solar power, then Litogami is the way to go. Litogami offers a wide range of beautiful and tiny toy houses and solar automobiles you build from scratch via a kit, then power them up. Litogami products are perfect as a stand alone decor item, toy addition to a play city or block set or can even be used as a creative nightlight in the nursery! Litogami solar kits are made of recycled or PEFC/FSC...

EMF Protection for Your Family

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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A Love Letter From Your Body

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Best Mattress for Kids Reviews - 2018

Best Mattress for Kids Reviews - 2018


The Sleep Judge

Looking for a mattress that will support your kids as they grow into teenagers? Check out our top choices that won't break the bank.

How I Nursed Three Kids Without Going (Too) Crazy

by Colleen Webb @ Gimme the Good Stuff

Until recently, I was nursing three kids: a newborn, a two-year-old, and a four-year-old. When other women hear this, the most common thing they say is, “Oh my gosh, I…
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Why You Get Hungry & What To Do About It: How To Defy Overeating, Conquer The Buffet, Stop Cravings In Their Tracks & Much More!

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

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

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7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

New trends in education are always cropping up as countries compete to foster and produce the smartest, most promising students. But the measures to determine “success” and “intelligence” are often controversial standardized tests and don’t take into account the general mental, social, and physical well-being of kids. So we decided to take educational matters into our own hands and highlight some of the international trends that we wish our test-heavy, recess-reducing country would consider....

Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Talalay vs. Dunlop Latex

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Paleo Dolmas Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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3 Easy DIY Vegetable Wash Recipes (Spray Or Soak)

3 Easy DIY Vegetable Wash Recipes (Spray Or Soak)

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Despite what lawmakers say, pizza sauce is not a vegetable. For starters, tomatoes are fruits.:) Now, there have definitely been times when I’ve put egg drop soup on the table with pickles (also a fruit!) because it’s all I could pull together, but I try to include veggies as much as possible – creamy kale […]

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Should You Nap?

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

The elusive nap goes by many names. Siesta, afternoon doze, a few short winks; whatever you like to call them, I think we can all agree that naps are awesome. But our modern lifestyles, brimming with excess stress, leave little room for taking a break mid-day. I would argue most people now see napping as […]

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Organic Mattress under $1000

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

THE single most common question I get is “What is the safest organic mattress?”.  That is an excellent question but it also carries a hefty price tag of at least $3,000.  If a mattress you are considering costs less, there is probably a reason.  Some or several components are either toxic, known to off-gas or are soaked in carcinogenic flame retardants.  To read why conventional mattresses are toxic and an incredibly budget friendly solution for an inexpensive, solid wood crib bed frame and an all organic crib mattress and/or toddler bed, click here! A cheap, budget friendly twin/queen/king size certified organic mattress for under $1,000?  It simply does not exist in the marketplace.  However, if you get creative, my process can be repeated for a twin size bed and even an adult size bed with slight modifications. $600 Twin size organic latex mattress OR $800 Queen or King size organic latex mattress The reality is, kids like to snuggle with mom, so the adult bed should probably also be organic and non-toxic!  This is the ‘interior’ of the $3,799 Savvy Rest Serenity king size mattress that I have in my home, it consists of a cotton/wool ‘case’ with a zipper closure and three layers […]

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Liliane Dolls Villa is a luxurious modern dollhouse built at a child's height

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

The design aesthetic of the Liliane Dolls Villa is modern and minimalist. The exterior forms a shape almost like a cathedral and is open (save for a stainless steel roof) to allow kiddos to easily maneuver their dolls around and to swap out furniture and accessories. And there's plenty to rearrange, including a 19-piece designer furniture set. The three beds even have their own set of linens, and there's also a swing (!) as well as a ramp for cars, horses, bikes, or any other modes of transportation...

21 Gluten-free + Dairy-free Christmas Menu Ideas

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

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

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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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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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ThredUp Goody Box Review: What Is Inside?

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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

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

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Quilted Mattress Pad – Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

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

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The StoryTime Rocking Chair was designed by a dad of three who didn't have a big enough lap for all his kids!

by cat.distasio@gmail.com (Cat DiStasio) @ Inhabitots

Hal Taylor is a craftsman, a father of three, and probably a genius. He was experienced in the art of handcrafting beautiful rocking chairs, and when his brood went from two to three children, he had an epiphany. Everyone couldn’t fit in a traditional rocking chair for story time, a favorite activity among his little ones, but a rocking chair with three seats would be a lot more accommodating. Thus, the StoryTime Rocking Chair was born. Taylor’s inspired invention becomes even...

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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Healthy Food for Kids – What You Need to Know

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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Conventional food. What’s in it?

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

A few weeks ago I took my son to a classmate’s birthday party.  They had the most gorgeous cake – a cosmos theme.  Rich navy blue universe with realistic red Mars, brown Jupiter, green Uranus, blue Neptune; the moon, the sun and even a beige Saturn with its belts.  The most beautiful cake I have ever seen.  Truly. That morning, before the party, I was at home baking cupcakes.  With some delicious homemade frosting on top, I placed them into a to-go container so I could ask to substitute for the “blue” cake.  Well, several hours later, turned out I was right.  That cake was very blue… I am often met with raised eyebrows.   Most people do not think about what they are eating.  We all know organic is better, but just how much?  Turns out quite a bit. So what exactly is in conventional food?  Prepare to be shocked.  Processed foods: This is a short list, for a more comprehensive list click here. Preservatives – increase shelf life.  Linked to anything from hyperactivity in children, neurological disorders to cancer.  Sodium benzoate, benzoic acid, calcium propionate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, calcium sorbate, potassium sorbate, propyl gallate, sulfur dioxide, bisulfite, TBHQ, BHA, […]

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Why do we sleep?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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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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Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Kids – SleepLily

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

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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Mint and Peas

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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How to Flip a Latex Mattress

by Micah @ Bedrooms & More

Flipping your Latex Mattress is Easy Don’t let the prospect of flipping a mattress stop you from making a smart purchase. Flipping a latex mattress is easy. In the videos we demonstrate the easiest way to turn a mattress without straining yourself. So whether you are flying solo or working with a partner, don’t flip […]

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

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

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

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Burn 600 Calories Sitting, and 6 other Infrared Sauna Benefits

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Paleo Creamy Chicken Stew with Turmeric

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Healing Green Spring Soup with Lemon Dill Pesto

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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The Organic Mattress Smackdown

The Organic Mattress Smackdown


Lucie's List

Updated November 2017 Each state has flammability requirements for clothing and furnishings. These requirements are a throw back to a time when lots of people smoked inside their older, highly-flammable wooden houses. The mortality rate due to fire was quite high,...

19 Easy DIY Valentine’s Cards for Kids

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

Hey, we’ve all been there — buying cheap store-bought Valentines at the drugstore the night before the big exchange at school. 😮  Do what you gotta do, mama!  However, just in case you’re feeling aspirational this year 😉, we’ve scoured the web and rounded up our favorite DIY Valentine’s card ideas for kids — with an … Continue reading 19 Easy DIY Valentine’s Cards for Kids

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5 Unquestioned Myths We Often Believe About Healing

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Easy Peasy Paleo Ketchup Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Stop Sleeping Hot

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

We’re smack in the middle of another Seattle summer, and the temperature keeps rising. Most of us don’t have air conditioning in the home, so it’s vital we know how to keep cool at night. If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep this time of year, you’re not alone. Below we’ve listed off […]

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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 …

Paleo Parsnip Muffins with Orange + Goji Berries

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Move over, cauliflower… In the paleosphere, you’ll frequently hear the mantra make ALL the things with cauliflower! I lived diligent to that call for years before I realized, quite recently, the glorious versatility of parsnips. Now, I’m making all the thing with parsnips. I’ve make rice-less risotto with parsnips, and also a potato-free topping for Shepherd’s Pie. […]

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Mitigating and Eliminating Radiofrequency (WiFi) EMFs – A Mom’s Guide (part 2)

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

RFR Radiofrequency radiation The most famous EMF…  If someone is talking about EMFs, they are generally referring to radiofrequency (RF) radiation.  Radiofrequency radiation comes from all wireless devices.  Depending on the signal strength, the fields will penetrate walls and people.  Check here to see if you are near a cell tower or an antenna. Very important – even if the device is not actually connected to WiFi but the WiFi is not ‘disabled’, that device IS most likely constantly sending out a signal looking to connect.  All ‘smart’ devices need to have the WiFi manually ‘disabled’.  I purchased Acoustimeter Am 10 to help me determine which hidden devices emit RF radiation and help me decide which to keep, which to hard-wire and which we could live without. Items that may emit radiofrequency or WiFi radiation: WiFi Router and your neighbors WiFi Router Wireless Modems DECT technology cordless phone (I now have this phone.  I have tested it with my meter, it does not transmit any RF) Baby monitor Smart TV (Apple TV and others) Smart/Wireless Thermostat Smart/Wireless Security System Wireless Printers Digital alarm clocks (if it automatically updates to daylight savings time, it is a ‘smart’ device) Bluetooth devices (keyboards, speakers, computer […]

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8 Benefits of Yarrow – And How To Use It In Your Kitchen

8 Benefits of Yarrow – And How To Use It In Your Kitchen

by Heather Dessinger and Dr. Lori Valentine Rose (PhD), Certified Nutrition Professional (CNP), Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition @ Mommypotamus

Old Man’s Pepper. Soldier’s Herb. Knight’s Milfoil. Thousand Weed. Nose Bleed. <<– Yarrow has a colorful list of names, and an even richer and more colorful history of use in European, Native American, and Chinese medicine. The ancients called it Herbe Militaris – the Military Herb – because it was often used to staunch bleeding and […]

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How To Make A Paleo Thanksgiving

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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20 Planet Saving Items That Pay For Themselves Tenfold

by Lindsay Sheehan @ Natural Living Ideas

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

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The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Not All Organic Mattresses Are Created Equal

Not All Organic Mattresses Are Created Equal


Raising Natural Kids

There are a lot of mattress companies now popping up, claiming to be natural or organic. Know what to look for so you're not fooled by the marketing.

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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[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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Naturepedic Naturepedic Organic Cotton Quilted Twin XL Mattress Topper With Straps Natural from Bed Bath & Beyond | parenting.com Shop

Naturepedic Naturepedic Organic Cotton Quilted Twin XL Mattress Topper With Straps Natural from Bed Bath & Beyond | parenting.com Shop


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With two layers of luxurious organic cotton and a plush layer of PLA batting in the center, the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Quilted Mattress Topper is the perfect way to add extra softness and comfort to your child's mattress.

The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/13 – 1/19

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

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

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Paleo Thai Curry Meatballs

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for the Whole Family

by David Mizejewski @ Green Child Magazine

Editor’s note: We’re delighted to welcome back Naturalist David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation and Ranger Rick. Today, he’s sharing outdoor winter activities for the family. If you have young animal lovers, be sure to check out his previous article on observing wildlife safely. It’s no secret that today’s kids are staying indoors more as...

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

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Paleo Coconut, Cranberry and Cardamom Cookies

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review

by Staff Writer @ Hack to Sleep

The Snuggle-Pedic Ultra Luxurious Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow is a fully customizable pillow that will give you optimal support no matter your unique preferences or pre-existing injuries. Finally a pillow fit for everyone – all three bears and Goldilocks too. Do you like to sleep with a softer pillow that melts into you like [...]

Wearable rope vest turns parents into the most popular and portable jungle gym in town

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

Our kids climb all over us all day long: while waiting to pick up big brother at school, in line at the grocery store, even at the park despite there being loads of available play equipment. The moral of this story: you may want to go ahead and invest in AthleTitti, a rope vest created by a Japanese student graduating from Tokyo's Tama Art University that takes the concept of "active parenting" to a whole new level. The vest, which looks like some type of odd hybrid between a corset and a ropes course,...

Paleo Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars (AIP Option)

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Quilted Mattress Pad – Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Are These Toxic Materials In Your Mattress?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

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

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Tree Change Dolls gives Bratz down-to-earth "makeunders"

by jennifer.l.chait@gmail.com (Jennifer Chait) @ Inhabitots

After leaving her position as a scientist in Tasmania, Sonia Singh, artist, illustrator and mom of a young toddler, took on a new project, Tree Change Dolls, that gives old dolls a new lease on life. Singh finds used dolls in poor condition at various thrift shops, then she rehabilitates them with classy "makeunders." Singh says the dolls within her project have undergone a "tree change," due to her switching out glam makeup and snazzy clothing for a much more natural, and down-to-earth style. Keep...

Cauliflower Rice Buddha Bowls

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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3 Ways To Successfully Re-Introduce Foods After Elimination Diets

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Non-Toxic Baby Shower Gift Guide 2017 – Top 20 Picks

by Shobita Ravichandran @ Parenthood Guide

It’s so exciting to watch a friend or loved one get ready to become a new mother. With their baby shower around the corner however, you may feel overwhelmed with all the gift ideas and options out there and not know where to start. If you know someone who recently had a baby or is currently […]

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Paleo Banana Ice Cream Pies (Sweetener Free)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

by Kristen Toshner @ Lucie's List

Best Gifts for Her: 2017 Here’s a list of my fave gifts for all the best gals in your life. From your BFF to your MIL, I’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and enjoy – 01. For your...

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Instant Pot Tortellini Soup w. Farmer’s Market Veggies

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

I actually enjoy standing over the stove and preparing homemade soups and stews in my Staub, however, with two kiddos in school I usually don’t have time to spare. Enter the Instant Pot Ultra (scored a sweet deal over Labor Day weekend). This is the first dish I’ve prepared in the Instant Pot and it’s going into weekly rotation which means two things:  it’s easy to make and my husband and kids gobbled it up. Something to note – if you’re familiar with me and my site, you know I try to avoid toxins including in my cook and bakeware. Click here to read about Instant Pot safety. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Ingredients 1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup dry white wine 2 carrots, diced 5-6 tomatoes, peeled and diced (or 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes) 8 cups vegetable stock 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon parsley 3 cups chopped spinach 1 pound fresh 3-cheese tortellini Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish Preparation Select sauté function on Instant Pot and set to high. Add onion […]

Naturepedic's Organic Cotton Mattress: Wool Free and Latex Free

Naturepedic's Organic Cotton Mattress: Wool Free and Latex Free


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Naturepedic Organic Crib and Twin Mattresses are non-toxic and chemical free. Their 2-in-1 is waterproof on one side (pvc-free) and quilted on the other.

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here are 20 ways to boost your immune system naturally to help keep you healthy and feeling good year-round! 1. Garlic. One of nature’s most powerful immune boosters! Garlic is a natural antimicrobial and unlike most antibiotics, garlic does not destroy the body’s normal flora. To unlock the healing powers of garlic, it must sit for 10 minutes after crushing. A sulfur-based compound called alliin and an enzyme called alliinase are separated in garlic’s cell structure when whole. Crushing garlic ruptures the cells and releases these elements, allowing them to come in contact and form a powerful new compound called alliicin – which is also responsible for the garlic’s “bite” (more bite = more healing benefits). A favorite fall and winter remedy and immunity enhancer containing garlic is fire cider or this immune boosting tea. 2. Catch some Zzz’s. Getting enough sleep keeps our immune systems primed and ready to fight off invaders. It’s also when our bodies restore and repair […]

Baby Mattresses & SIDS

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Best of Black Friday / Cyber Monday for Babies & Kids 2017

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

Woohoo — finally, Black Friday weekend is here!  We’ve done all the hard work for you — all the best deals for babies & kids are below.  The HOTTEST ones are marked with a 🔥! HAPPY SHOPPING!  This post will be updated throughout the weekend and Monday as we continue to hear about great deals 🙂 … Continue reading Best of Black Friday / Cyber Monday for Babies & Kids 2017

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8 Beautiful Spots to Catch The Sunrise in Charleston, SC

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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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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Lemon Bread Recipe With Vanilla Glaze (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

Lemon Bread Recipe With Vanilla Glaze (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

It’s happened to you, too right? You’re scrolling through Facebook and some divine looking recipe flits across your feed. Before you know it your rummaging through your pantry to check for ingredients, because this recipe needs to happen right. now. (Seriously, not just me, right?) Now, usually I am more of a steak and kale […]

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Egg Free Paleo Waffles

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO: Make mouthwatering coconut milk, cauliflower and turmeric stew

by a.analisa@gmail.com (Ana Lisa) @ Inhabitots

Acacia Phillipe Bedroom Set

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

We stock products that are popular for all the right reasons We’re always excited when a product is impossible to keep in stock. So many of our bedding lines have their own following. For example, we’re one of the only stores in the area promoting washable wool as a superior material to down; we don’t […]

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

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

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

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Pesticides in the bedroom

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Alan Bell’s Story: Healing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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How to Clean Your Washing Machine

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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

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America’s Best Non-toxic Organic Crib Mattress for Your Baby

by Shobita Ravichandran @ Parenthood Guide

Bedtime can be one of the most stressful times of the day, especially in the early months before your baby can sleep through the night. Choosing the right crib and mattress can go a long way in relieving this stress. This is especially hard, knowing that most companies use toxic materials, dangerous chemicals, and artificial […]

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

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


Natural Living Ideas

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

Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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14 DIY recycled cardboard crafts that will amaze your kids

by jennifer.l.chait@gmail.com (Jennifer Chait) @ Inhabitots

Most families have plenty of cardboard laying around the house just begging to be recycled or put to good use, which is one reason cardboard crafts for kids are so awesome. Cardboard is easy to work with, inexpensive and endlessly adaptable, giving your kids a great medium with which to stretch their creativity muscles. If you're going to create some cardboard crafts, I highly suggest you read, How To Work With Cardboard, an amazingly in-depth guide, to get you started. Then try your hand at the...

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.

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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Lennox Ultra-Low NOx Gas Furnaces

by Janelle Sorensen @ Elemental Green

Navigating Your Teen’s Newfound Independence

by Laura Markham @ Green Child Magazine

It’s appropriate for teens to want to spend more time with their peers than their parents as they get older. Our job is raising kids to become independent, and that means they need to test their wings by moving out into the wider world. If we’ve accepted our child’s dependency needs AND affirmed her development...

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals For Babies & Kids 2016

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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We Can Win – With Your Help!

by Laurie Valeriano @ Toxic-Free Future

People often ask me and my staff why we do what we do. That’s easy to answer. I strongly believe that it’s unacceptable that chemical companies can put chemicals into the world without making sure the chemicals won’t harm our health. I also know we can do something about it. At Toxic-Free Future, we’re tackling […]

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6 Things To Know Before Becoming an NTP

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Best Air Mattress Guide: 2018 Edition

by Editor @ Hack to Sleep

An air mattress is a homeowner’s best friend. These inflatable beds are an absolute godsend when you have visitors over and are running low on spare rooms — and they’ve got plenty more uses besides. Anyone for a comfortable night camping? We’ve put together a comprehensive buying guide to air mattresses, as well as a [...]

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

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

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

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

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. My guest on this show first appeared on the

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Non-Toxic Holiday Toy List 2014

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

It’s Holiday Season and with that comes the deluge of toy advertising – but do you know how safe those toys really are? With the recent studies on the effects of the numerous hormone disrupting chemicals found particularly in plastics, … Continue reading

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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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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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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Will Buying an Organic Twin Mattress Improve My Child's Sleep in 2017?

Will Buying an Organic Twin Mattress Improve My Child's Sleep in 2017?


Sleeping Organic

Are you thinking about buying an twin-sized organic mattress for your child online? Steal our best kid's bed recommendations and get mattress discount...

Are Fire Retardants Harmful Toxins?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

(CBS) For decades, Americans have depended on special chemicals to protect them from fire. But now, there are serious questions about the safety of those chemicals. Two states have already banned them, and six more are considering it. CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews has this exclusive report. Be sure to tune in to tonight?s CBS […]

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Polyphasic Sleep Guide

by Staff Writer @ Hack to Sleep

You may have heard of the term polyphasic sleep, but do you know what it means? Humans naturally follow this form of sleep pattern. Depending on you and your life’s schedule, you may have a segmented night’s rest or nap throughout the day. This is known as a polyphasic sleep schedule, and while it might seem unconventional, [...]

The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/6 – 1/12

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

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

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Essential Oil Myths Every Oil User Must Know

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

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

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

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Latex Resilience-How well does latex hold up?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

We often get the question How well does latex hold up over time?? and Will the latex eventually leave an indentation over time?? Below I have posted the results of our 100% Natural Latex resilience test showing just how well it holds up over time. I will attempt to break down these numbers so you […]

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10-Minute Thai Red Curry Soup

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Children’s shoes NOT made in China. High quality and comfortable options.

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

I like my products as organic, as natural and as non-toxic as possible.  This is one area I am forced to compromise.  There are no perfectly non-toxic shoe options for children.  The compromise is comfortable children’s shoes not made in China. It is that time of season again… Time to get new shoes for the kids.  About two or three times a year we go through this process. Tedious and very tiring but it has to be done. Here’s what I do.  Get Amazon Prime membership.  Trust me, you need it.  One of the perks is free two-day shipping and free returns on eligible items.  While I do not like to overuse the ‘free-returns’ option; kids shoe-shopping-season is when I take full advantage.  I usually order 5-6 pairs for each child and keep what is up to my standard.   How to get quality fit for a shoe With this simple and very accurate shoe sizer you can determine current shoe size and I usually order 1 size up.  Chances are, one foot is longer (larger size) than the other so I add 1 size up to that foot…  The shoe will typically last all summer and early fall in the […]

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5 Quick and Natural Ways to Beat Heartburn

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

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

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

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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Double Beds vs. Queen

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

Choosing the right bed can be hard, and choosing the right mattress even harder. With the advent of fancy beddings, the market has seen the evolution of hundreds of different types of beds. From queen size to king size, the over-exaggerated amount of choices are confusing for the occasional customer. And who can blame them? […]

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Best Guided Meditations For Sleep: Unlock Inner Peace And Deep Relaxation For The Best Sleep Of Your Life

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Do you find it difficult to relax in the evening? Do you lie down in bed only to have your mind suddenly filled with to-do lists and ruminations over stressful events of the past?And, once you do manage to finally drift off, is the sleep you manage to get restless and far from the restorative ... Continue Reading

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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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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Kids – SleepLily

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

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Building a Better Big Kid Bed with Naturepedic Two in One Kids Mattress | Spit That Out: The Blog

Building a Better Big Kid Bed with Naturepedic Two in One Kids Mattress | Spit That Out: The Blog


Spit That Out: The Blog

With the growing knowledge of phthalates, VOCs, and toxic flame retardants in conventional mattresses, new parents are increasingly interested in organic mattresses for their babies and…

Autoimmune Paleo Pumpkin Granola

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Paleo Peppermint Patties (Just Four Ingredients!)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Best Non-toxic Double Side by Side Strollers 2017

by Hana @ Parenthood Guide

If you’re a new parent or about to be one, it might seem overwhelming how many different kinds of strollers are out there. There’s double side by side, with two seats right next to each other. There’s also double tandem, with one seat behind another. Also in the stroller world are sit-and-stand strollers, where one […]

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Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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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Why the Best Mattress for Healthy Sleep Is Not Organic | The Healthy Home Economist

Why the Best Mattress for Healthy Sleep Is Not Organic | The Healthy Home Economist


The Healthy Home Economist

The best mattress for healthy, nontoxic sleep along with durability and state of the art sleep technology is surprisingly not an organic one.

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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The Benefits of a Bamboo Pillow and Its Cons

by Review Team @ The Sleep Judge

Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

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

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Music to Their Ears: Music Therapy for Children

by Amethyst Tagney @ Green Child Magazine

You know the feeling you get when you listen to one of your favorite songs? Your mood lifts, your body relaxes, and you easily recall happy memories. When you think of it this way, the idea of music therapy makes perfect sense. It turns out, music can do much more for your health – especially when it...

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HOW TO: Make a mouth-watering cauliflower 'steak' and guacamole sandwich

by a.analisa@gmail.com (Ana Lisa) @ Inhabitots

If you are looking for something filling, juicy and a bit greasy to fill your sandwiches, look no further than cauliflower 'steaks.' But don't worry, this delicious plant-based version of the traditional meat steaks doesn't look or taste at all like animal meat. First we grilled the 'steaks' -- or slabs if you prefer -- with a sauce until golden brown and crisp and while they cooked, made a Mexican-style creamy guacamole to go with it. When the cauliflower and hot green dip were both ready, we opened...

20 educational and FUN sensory table activities for kids!

by jennifer.l.chait@gmail.com (Jennifer Chait) @ Inhabitots

Children (and even adults) learn best and retain more vital information when all of their senses are active and engaged. That said, a water or sand table, or "sensory table" or bin is the perfect way to enlighten and entertain your little one for hours of creative, educational play. Your sensory table can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Some popular sensory table activities include safe edible finger paints, slimy goop or slime, loose sand, and even plain ol' H20. The real point isn't...

Best mattress for kids

Best mattress for kids


Get Best Mattress

There is nothing more precious in this world than your children. Ensuring that they are well in their health is probably your top priority. If you want your children to be healthy, sleep is the most basic premises! Has it ever crossed your mind how important it is to buy your child/children the perf…

Kids Organic Mattresses

Kids Organic Mattresses


The Natural Sleep Store

Organic mattresses for kids made from organic cotton, wool, natural latex, and innerspring units

Pebble Twin Mattress - Kids

Pebble Twin Mattress - Kids


Nook Sleep Systems

The Pebble Twin Mattress is ideal for big kids, college students and your overnight visitors. Plus it's non-toxic and breathable.

Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder: Are you (literally) fighting dragons in your sleep?

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Have you been told that you behave strangely when you sleep? Do you kick, punch, yell out or even jump out of bed?Are you acting out your dreams?For the majority of people dreaming is a completely internal experience, but in those with a sleep disorder called REM sleep behavior disorder dreaming becomes physical experience.What Is ... Continue Reading

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British experts rally together to protect youth from the "toxic nature" of modern childhood

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

Unscientific, unmeasurable, unregulated? Count me in.

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Therapeutica Sleeping Pillow Review

by Staff Writer @ Hack to Sleep

“Pillow” can be a bit of a misnomer when it comes to talking about the Therapeutica Sleeping Pillow. Despite the name, one shouldn’t order it assuming it’ll be as comfortable as a normal pillow with all the benefits of being a therapeutic device. Made of foam, it does its job: to give you restful sleep while [...]

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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The 7 Best Twin Mattresses to Buy in 2018

The 7 Best Twin Mattresses to Buy in 2018


The Spruce

Read the reviews and choose the best twin mattress from top brands including Zinus, Signature Sleep, Lucid, Oliver Smith, Linenspa, and more.

Why do Mattresses Have Toxic Chemicals in Them?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

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

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The Mattress Material Myth

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

Mattress companies make a lot of claims. The biggest one of all? The discovery of new and innovative materials that will revolutionize your sleep! Oh boy, here we go. You’ve heard that one before, right? I mean, how could you not? It’s in all the ads, commercials, the online customer reviews. This kind of claim […]

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10 Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

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

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

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

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

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Conscious Kids Reading List

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

A selection of books for young children that include anti-bias, multicultural, social justice and eco conscious themes. Welcoming Babies by Margy Burns Knight This books draws from experiences around the world to show the diverse ways in which the human family welcomes new life. As we read about the routines and rituals of a child’s first year in different countries and cultures, we meet babies from tiny Luke, who is spending his first days of life in an incubator, to Kasa, who is being introduced to the sunrise by her grandmother. There are many different – yet strikingly kindred – ways to welcome babies into the world, including biracial, adoptive, and single-parent families. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle  Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music and rhythm, no one questioned that rule — until the drum dream girl. She longed to play tall congas and small bongós and silvery, moon-bright timbales. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that boys and girls should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba’s […]

10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

by beverleyamitchell@gmail.com (Beverley Mitchell) @ Inhabitots

If you have a budding scientist on your hands, you no doubt appreciate watching their wide-eyed discovery of the natural world and their efforts to unlock the mysteries of the universe. You also probably hear the words, "But, why?" a lot! Below we've gathered 10 tried-and-true science experiments, with something to captivate any young Einstein aged from three to tween. All the experiments use simple, readily available household materials or foodstuffs, and will be made even more engaging by applying...

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

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Why Buy an Organic Mattress?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Staying Comfortable while Traveling

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and the colder seasons are on their way. You know what that means, right? Lots of holiday travel! The best kind of travel, in my opinion. Mainly because tons of delicious food is involved. Staying comfortable during those long flights and hours on the road can be tough. […]

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Organic and Natural Cold, Cough and Flu Remedies that Work & Children Will Actually Take

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

Cold and Flu are common and inevitable.  These are trusted natural cold and flu remedies that we use in our home without compromising standards for clean, natural and organic living.  Truly natural remedies that are safe for kids and adults;  and those that children will actually take. Sometimes one vitamin or supplement is enough, but sometimes, a combination of these will work best. The best six doctors anywhere remain to be Diet, Water, Rest, Air, Sunshine and Exercise… Healthy immune system that can fight infection is key.  Our bodies need real, nourishing food.  This especially holds true during an illness with a weakened immune system.  Eat well – no processed food and or refined sugars.  Lots of healthy food, especially colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats…  Take it easy, rest and boost your immune system with these natural cold and flu remedies so it can do its job. This post contains affiliate links.  I spend days and sometimes months researching; it takes years and hundreds of dollars to arrive at the cleanest most organic solution or product.  Years of reading, seminars, lectures and looking at medical studies and trials…  Please consider using my affiliate links.  The price is the same […]

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Idle Sleep Latex Hybrid Mattress Review(14″)

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

The 14-inch Double Sided Latex Hybrid mattress from IDLE is a 2-sided mattress with different firmness level on each side. The Latex Hybrid bed has one side with luxury firm and the other side with medium level firmness. You can use it on both sides based on your preferences. IDLE’s philosophy is “2 sides are […]

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A Day in the Life of a GAPS Family

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Naturepedic No-compromise Organic 2-in-1 Twin Mattress Review

Naturepedic No-compromise Organic 2-in-1 Twin Mattress Review


Busy Mommy Media

Naturepedic is well known for their organic crib mattresses but did you know they make larger mattresses as well? As part of my son's asthma-friendly room makeover, we switched out his conventional mattress for a Naturepedic no-compromise™ organic cotton 2-in-1 ultra twin mattress.

Our Nectar vs. Purple Bed Comparison for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Collagen-Boosted Paleo Protein Muffins

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Herb Green Pea Hummus Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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About Our Natural & Organic Latex

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

100% Natural latex is better for your body, and for the earth! Our 100% Natural Latex products are created from milk sap from South East Asian rubber trees. The inherent properties of latex create a breathable, elastic surface that molds to the body and relieves pressure. 100% Natural latex is hypoallergenic, and naturally resistant to […]

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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 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 […]

Best Rated Rize Adjustable Bed Reviews

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Our Nectar vs. Leesa Bed Comparison for 2018

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Non-Toxic Play Tunnel – Updated 2015

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

The new Croco Kuno crawling tunnel by HABA is absolutely adorable! My son went through a play tunnel phase around age 2 and he is now a super tall almost 5 year old so I wasn’t sure if he would … Continue reading

Natural Bedrooms for Kids | Bedrooms & More Seattle

Natural Bedrooms for Kids | Bedrooms & More Seattle


Bedrooms & More

Looking for natural or organic mattresses & bedding options for your baby or kids in Seattle? Bedrooms & More is your trusted source.

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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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 […]

How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

Despite my longtime annoyance with Purell-toting moms, once I had my own children I found myself–to my horror–becoming something of a germaphobe. When my sons are sick, we all suffer–they…
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Idle Sleep Mattress Review

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

Hello Idle Sleep viewers! You’re going to read about one of the best mattresses available in the market for low back pain, headaches, midback pain, shoulder tightness, neck pain and rib pain. Idle sleep has proven to be a successful manufacturer of the luxury two-sided mattresses. The two-sided mattress allows you to spin and flip […]

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

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

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

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Paleo Taco Salad with Dairy Free Ranch

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

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


The Good Trade

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

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

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

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

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Wild Walk is a trail across the treetops that gives you a towering perspective of the Adirondack Forest

by jennifer.l.chait@gmail.com (Jennifer Chait) @ Inhabitots

The Wild Walk The Wild Walk is the newest adventure at the Wild Center and it truly does allow your family to get wild. This beautiful walk takes you up, up, up high to a trail of bridges straight to the treetops of the Adirondack Forest. Your family can explore the world above like they never have before, gaining a bird's eye view of nature and new perspectives on what it's like to live among the treetops. Go higher than you ever have before While the Adirondacks are traversed with beautiful...

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

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

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

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Nontoxic Hangers

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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An Open Letter to Skeptics of Alternative Medicine

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Week Of Outfits Series: A Week Of Playful Vintage Outfits With Benita Robledo From Compassion Fashion

Week Of Outfits Series: A Week Of Playful Vintage Outfits With Benita Robledo From Compassion Fashion

by Guest Contributor @ The Good Trade

The Good Trade's Week of Outfit Series highlights women that have personally inspired us to shop and live with intention! Each woman takes her own unique approach slow fashion and demonstrates how beautifully sustainable fashion can come to life. Today we're excited to share a week of playful vintage outfits from Benita Robledo, the conscious blogger behind Compassion Fashion!

Why is Crawling On Hands & Knees Important for Baby’s Development?

by Eliza Parker @ Green Child Magazine

Many parents ask, “Should I encourage my baby to crawl?” Especially if their child seems more interested in walking as an early mode of movement. But skipping the crawling stage may cause your child to miss some important developmental boosts – both mentally and physically. Research has shown that crawling increases hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motor skills...

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How to Detox Your Armpits When Switching to Natural Deodorant

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

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

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Non-Toxic Holiday Toy List 2013

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

Check out our updated holiday toy list for 2014!

The 5 Best Rated Kid (Youth) Mattresses For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings

The 5 Best Rated Kid (Youth) Mattresses For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings


The Sleep Advisor

Searching for the perfect mattress for your kid can be hard. With our buyer's guide, you can easily pick a quality bed that's perfect for your child's needs.

30 Day Declutter Plan for a Healthy Home

by Kimberly Button @ Get Green Be Well

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

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

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

by Courtney Jay Biebl @ The Good Trade

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

How To Soak and Dehydrate Nuts and Seeds to Improve Nutrition

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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How to Prevent and Treat the Flu and other Viruses

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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Peach Basil Sorbet Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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 […]

America’s Best Non-toxic Organic Crib Mattress for Your Baby - Parenthood Guide

America’s Best Non-toxic Organic Crib Mattress for Your Baby - Parenthood Guide


Parenthood Guide

Getting the safest of the products is a top priority for any parent and when it comes to sleep, organic non-toxic mattress is a must.

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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Non-Toxic Play Tents and Play Tunnels

by happytotmom @ Healthy Choices Happy Tots

When he was younger, our little guy loved playing in tunnels at our local indoor play space and inside his friends’ tents when we visited for play dates! When I began looking into purchasing a play tent, I learned that … Continue reading

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

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Organic Cotton

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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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.

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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What Is ASMR And How Can It Help You To Sleep Better?

by nmadmin @ NestMaven.com

Perhaps you’ve felt it: An odd tingling sensation in your head followed by a sense of deep relaxation, all brought on by the simplest of events. Getting your haircut, watching someone turn the pages of a newspaper, or the gentle tones of someone’s voice are all potential triggers for this bizarre phenomenon.First, know you’re not ... Continue Reading

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Naturepedic Organic Twin Mattress for Kids - Review

Naturepedic Organic Twin Mattress for Kids - Review


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I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate link. Naturepedic isn’t a new name in our home. It’s been nearly two years since I published my Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress review. When my resistant-to-change 4-year old was finally ready to move out of his toddler bed into …

The Best Mattress Guide: 2018 Edition

by Editor @ Hack to Sleep

The most important component in getting a good night’s sleep is undoubtedly finding the best mattress. A good mattress won’t only lull you into a deep sleep, it will also promote good health, reduce any aches and pains and — most importantly — simply be a place where you want to spend a lot of [...]

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.

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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Addiction Recovery & Sleep: Science Backed Tips On How To Improve Sleep While Recovering From An Addiction

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Is your addiction preventing you from getting the sleep you need?Have you entered recovery only to struggle with insomnia and other sleep problems?When it comes to addiction and sleep, the road goes both ways: Dependence and substance abuse have a negative impact on the quality of sleep, while sleep problems can drive you to seek ... Continue Reading

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Meeting Other Moms and Building your Village – a Tactical Guide

by Marissa Bader @ Lucie's List

Last week we talked about the importance of building your village, and the many reasons why connecting with other moms — and getting out of your house (yes, even with a newborn!) — is so important. If you’re an introvert...

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Best Mattress For Kids in 2017/2018: Safe, Comfortable And Durable

Best Mattress For Kids in 2017/2018: Safe, Comfortable And Durable


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Don't make the mistake of buying the wrong mattress for your kid. Check out this helpful guide where we dissect the best brands and list our top picks.

Week Of Outfits Series: A Week Of Capsule Wardrobe Outfits With Chloé Lepeltier From Conscious by Chloé

Week Of Outfits Series: A Week Of Capsule Wardrobe Outfits With Chloé Lepeltier From Conscious by Chloé

by Guest Contributor @ The Good Trade

The Good Trade's Week of Outfit Series highlights women that have personally inspired us to shop and live with intention. Each woman takes her own unique approach slow fashion and demonstrates how beautifully sustainable fashion can come to life. Today we're excited to share a week of outfits from Chloé Lepeltier, the blogger behind Conscious By Chloé!

Is Tamiflu Dangerous?

Is Tamiflu Dangerous?

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Note: In the five years since I first published this post, more families have come forward with stories that I believe need to be shared. I’ve updated the post with them, plus additional comments from researchers.  Watching your cholesterol levels? Take some Lipitor and forget about it. Like, ACTUALLY forget about it. As in, develop […]

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What are Bamboo Pillows Really Made of?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Essentia Mattress Reviews

by Chris Young @ Get Best Mattress

If you are one of those people who are seriously concerned about the wellbeing of family’s health, then Essentia Mattress brand truly understands your concerns. Essentia is the Worlds’ only Natural Memory Foam Company. Natural Among huge market for foams and other sleeping and accessories sellers, it is one of those brands who come up […]

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Modern Organic Bedding for the Whole Family - Home + Garden, Interiors - Honestly... The Honest Company Blog

Modern Organic Bedding for the Whole Family - Home + Garden, Interiors - Honestly... The Honest Company Blog


Honestly... The Honest Company Blog

Check out this great round-up of organic bedding for kids and adults that feature fun, mod designs and are easy to find at large retails stores.

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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10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, but it also provides an opportunity to remember the struggle of those who lack what many of us take for granted. We kicked off our holiday giving by partnering with Judah’s school and Childbirth Connection to Adopt a Family in need and provide them with a Thanksgiving dinner. This particular family is a single mother with two young children. Judah felt so good inside to share “warm, yummy food” and to receive a handmade note of thanks from one of the children. As our nation climbs its way back from the worst recession in a generation, many people are struggling to make ends meet. But no matter how bad things may seem, there’s always someone whose situation is worse than our own. Many families want to cultivate compassion and giving to those who are less fortunate in a way that makes sense for them but don’t know how. It doesn’t take a lot of money to show someone how much you care! Here are 10 budget-friendly ways to give: 1. Volunteer time and effort at places such as a local shelter for the homeless or abused women […]

Organic Wool

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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Avocado Mint Tahini Dip (Move over, mayonnaise)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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The Importance of Meeting other Moms

by Marissa Bader @ Lucie's List

Okay, Moms. I get it. The LAST thing you want to do is get yourself dressed (dressed? In actual clothes?! What are those??) and leave your house with your 7-week-old. But hear me out, because I’m going to tell you...

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Best Non-toxic Umbrella Strollers for Travel 2017

by Hana @ Parenthood Guide

Whether you’re headed downtown to shop or traveling overseas, it is crucial to have a reliable, compact stroller to help you get where you need to go without taking up too much space. Your perfect stroller will be both stylish and functional, made with quality material that is safe for you and your family. You […]

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How To Throw an Awesomely Organic Baby Shower

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

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

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Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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

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

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

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Best Organic Kids Mattress | Lifekind Blog - Organic Mattress Products and More

Best Organic Kids Mattress | Lifekind Blog - Organic Mattress Products and More


Lifekind Blog - Organic Mattresses, Bedding and Lifestyle

Kids spend a lot of time on their mattresses especially when they are very young. Sleep is important for healthy development, not to mention their mood. Do you spend the extra time to provide your kids with healthy food to put in their bodies? Don't you want your kids to spend the time that is supposed to rejuventate their minds and bodies in a clean, nontoxic environment?

“What happened to your essential oil company?”

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Make-Ahead Paleo Salmon Cakes Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

by Alicia Safier @ Lucie's List

The winter holidays are just around the bend, and you know what that means (cue dreamy music)… baking holiday cookies, decorating the house, sipping eggnog, singing songs with beloved family members in front of a crackling fire … HA! Yeah,...

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Rest Easy: Best Organic Mattress

Rest Easy: Best Organic Mattress


Earth's Friends

1/3 of life is spent in bed. So why spend it inhaling toxins? Read our best organic mattress review to find which company is the safest & most relaxing.

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

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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Naturepedic's Verse: An Organic Upgrade For Your Child's Mattress

Naturepedic's Verse: An Organic Upgrade For Your Child's Mattress


Green Child Magazine

The Naturepedic Verse is a unique mattress designed for support and comfort kids will love, with the organic materials parents trust.

Building a Goat Pen: Step by Step Videos

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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

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

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

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Best Non-Toxic Nursing Bra – Top 8 Picks

by Shobita Ravichandran @ Parenthood Guide

Breast feeding is the most personal connection I had while my daughter was an infant. That time spent close together was so meaningful because I knew I was providing everything she needed. I didn’t realize then that my nursing bra could have contained toxic chemicals that would harm my little one, but looking back I […]

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

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

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6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

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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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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Valentines Day Sale 2018

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

20% off full price merchandise. Use code: VAL2018. Excludes products already on sale. We are required by manufacturer to exclude Naturepedic, Savvy Rest, Sueno/Sleeptek, Royal Pedic, Green Sleep, OMI, Pacific Rim, and Austin Air. Sale ends February 14th at midnight MST. Not valid on any past purchases. Not valid with any other discounts, offers, or […]

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Photographer beautifully captures poignant moments between children and their gentle giants in "Little Kids and Their Big Dogs" series

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

Few people can resist pictures of kids with their dogs. Together they are the perfect combo of cute and cuddly. St.Petersburg-based photographer Andy Seliverstoff captures graceful, poignant and sometimes awe-inspiring snapshots in time of kids and their canine companions in his series "Little Kids and Their Big Dogs." Children are seen interacting with some impressively sized gentle giants, both in the midst of play or quiet reflection. Read on for more about these idyllic moments that are frozen...

25 Genius Ways to Use Veggies, not Grains

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Kid’s Snow Boots – Our Top 5 Faves

by Kristen Toshner @ Lucie's List

Earlier in the season, we gave you guys the rundown on our fave rain boots. Many of you asked for our top kid’s snow boot picks as well, so here ’tis! Favorite Kid’s Snow Boots Target Cat & Jack Girl’s...

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Paleo Zucchini Tater Tots

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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The Sleep Envelope

by blake @ Bedrooms & More

The “sleep envelope” was introduced to us around twenty years ago. It’s the idea that not one single element of your bed is the key to a good night’s sleep, but rather that every piece works together to create the perfect environment to catch some shut eye. We must admit, we were skeptical at first. […]

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Flame Retardant Mattresses – FAQ

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

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

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Holistic Health Care for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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Lillebaby Complete All Seasons Carrier Review

by Alicia Safier @ Lucie's List

The newest Lillebaby Complete All Seasons ($135+) is an incredibly comfortable carrier that offers a lot of babywearing possibilities for kiddos from 7 to 45 pounds… along with some seriously gorgeous prints! It’s one of our favorite carriers — and, like choosing...

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Best Mattress for Kids | Kids Mattress | Avocado Green

Best Mattress for Kids | Kids Mattress | Avocado Green


Avocado Green Mattress

Our Natural Mattress Buyers Guide will help parents find the best mattress for kids – made with natural and organic materials, eco-friendly, and healthy.

Bacon Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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5 Reasons Why We’re All Wrong About Snacking

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Paleo Sushi with Parsnip Rice

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Juniper Mattress

Juniper Mattress


Brentwood Home

Nothing but sweet dreams ahead with the cradling comfort of our Juniper kids’ mattress. The gel memory foam layer sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam, providing a hugging sensation that contours growing bodies. The Juniper’s medium-firm feel supports healthy alignment of the back and spine while relieving pressure points. Best of all, the Juniper mattress uses safe, healthy materials like...

Quilted Mattress Pad – Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Kids – SleepLily

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

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Flourless Cardamom Cake with Figs and Pistachios

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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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Paleo Zucchini Flatbread

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Paleo Zucchini Flatbread This flatbread is inspired by various recipes I’ve Pinterested upon (Pinterested is officially a verb in my vocabulary) for zucchini tortillas. Similar recipes contain cheese or breadcrumbs as a binder. I created a version bound with coconut flour and arrowroot flour. With a sturdy texture, this flatbread stands up as a side dish for rich meat […]

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

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

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

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How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms

How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms


The Soft Landing®

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

Have Your Earth-Friendly Baby Wipes Been Greenwashed?

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

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

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Pure Grow Wool – Raising the Baaaa-r

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

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

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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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Episode #378 – Full Transcript

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

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

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Phosphatidylserine: The Brain Nutrient That Changed My Life

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Medication submerged my personality I empowered myself with nutrition at age 19 in order to eliminate pharmaceutical drugs from my life. At this young age, I had already been on countless drugs to manage my “incurable” disease. I was taking drugs to treat the side effects of those drugs. This medication cocktail made my mind a […]

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The Sleep Cure

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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3 Ways Holly Quit Antidepressants and Reclaimed Her Life

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Safe Baby Wash, Bubble Bath & Soap Guide

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page. UPDATED: January 2018 There is no reason you can’t use shampoo on your baby’s body as well as his…
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Paleo Avocado Toast

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

  Yes, avocado toast is a fad… …and it is one you don’t want to miss. After seeing avocado toast pop up in every corner of the internet universe, I had a bad case of avocado toast FOMO. (That’s Fear Of Missing Out. It usually refers to missing out of parties and social engagements. For me, […]

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Food grown in sewage sludge? Yes.

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

Have you seen The Martian?  Yuck, he had to grow his food in poop.  Turns out we have been doing it for years.  Food fertilized with human and industrial waste, or sewage sludge right here on Earth?  Sounds surreal but it is not.  In fact, it is very common and perfectly legal. I am “organic” for close to five years now, why is this the first time I am hearing about this?  Turns out there is big money involved and there is a beautiful, non-threatening name for it – biosolids.  Conventional food is bad enough, read more here – Conventional Food, What’s in it? And the cherry on top is that it’s fertilized with sewage sludge. The practice of fertilizing with animal and human manure is not new.  It has been done for thousands of years.  Manure is rich in essential plan nutrients and is a great natural fertilizer.  I do not have a problem with fertilizing with natural composted manure from pastured animals fed an organic diet. I do have a problem with using sewage sludge, a water treatment facility by-product that is full of viruses, germs, heavy metals, radioactive material, dioxins, PCBs, hormones, antibiotics, phthalates, flame retardants and […]

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Use an Air Purifier for Smoke from Wildfires

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

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

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

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


TotScoop | Blog

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

HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

by mysweetgreens@gmail.com (jennielyon) @ Inhabitots

#1: Gather the Ingredients organic coconut oil (solidified) 3 drops organic lemon essential oil 3 drops organic eucalyptus essential oil 3 drops organic peppermint essential oil #2: Find a Jar I like to keep any empty cosmetic jars, clean and store them for projects just like this. You can use any container that is airtight. #3: Scoop the Coconut Oil I usually only make enough of this chest rub to use immediately or within a day - so I start with one heaping tablespoon full,...

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!)

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

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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Paleo Burrito Bowl

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Tula GIVEAWAY!

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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Turkey BLT Salad with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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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5 Reasons Why We Must Search Beyond Science for Healing

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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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Treating and healing eczema naturally – The Diet connection

by Anele @ Organic Housewife

Our beginning was rough.  I was on a round of antibiotics around 14 weeks gestation because my obstetrician found Strep B in my urine and two rounds of antibiotics at birth. The gut bacteria and the vaginal flora were sterilized and my child was deprived of critical bacteria that should have colonized his skin and his gut.  During the first week of life my sweet child had terrible diarrhea and around four months of age the eczema saga has begun. I grew up with conventional medicine and that was the only way I knew so that is where I turned.  I saw the head of pediatric allergy department for a world-renowned major hospital; one of four licensed pediatric dermatologists in my state and two pediatricians.  Doctors said the eczema was genetic and there was nothing that can be done.  Genetic, even though there was zero history of eczema on either side of our families. I was given topical steroid creams and was instructed to apply to affected areas.  At one point of time, I would have applied that steroid cream from hairline to the toes.  It was unacceptable.  So I found other answers and ways.  Turns out I even cheated and unknowingly […]

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Postpartum Support: Your New Life as a Parent

by Marissa Bader @ Lucie's List

So you’ve been a parent for three or four weeks, which means by now you’ve likely endured sleepless nights, round-the-clock feedings, diaper changes, blowout clean-ups, and sticky spit-up situations. Also during these last few weeks, you’ve hopefully enjoyed lots of...

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Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad for Cribs

by Nathan Johnson @ Products – SleepLily

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

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

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

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

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Best Yoga Routines For Sleep: How To Prepare Your Body And Mind For The Ultimate Night’s Rest

by Alisa | Nestmaven.com @ NestMaven.com

Are you having difficulty winding down at the end of a long day? Is stress or muscle tension making it hard to fall asleep -- and stay asleep?Many sleep experts recommend including a short yoga practice in your bedtime routine to promote deeper, more restful sleep. Yoga doesn’t just help prepare your physical body for ... Continue Reading

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Synthetic vs. Natural Latex

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

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

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How to Learn The Language of The Body

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Episode #379 – Full Transcript

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

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

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

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

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

10 More Essential Oil Myths Every Oil User Must Know

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Online Event: Detoxifying Your Home in the New Year

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This is a rare opportuity to personally interact with Maia as she helps you detoxify your home in the New Year. Each Thursday in February, Maia will make a brief…
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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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Best Non-toxic Baby Walker for Carpet – Top 5 Picks of 2017

by Shobita Ravichandran @ Parenthood Guide

There’s not much that can top that moment that your baby takes their first step. Watching them explore how to navigate the world is so precious, and it leads to countless “Proud Mommy” moments in my life. But it’s also important for me to know that my daughter is safe while exploring her balance. Using […]

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

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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Grain Free Savory Porridge

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

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

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

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Round-Up: Diaper Bags We’re Loving for 2018

by Kristen Toshner @ Lucie's List

I’ll admit it. I have never been a fan of the idea of a traditional diaper bag. I’ve always been a “carry a big tote and toss everything in” type of gal. But now with my second babe, I’ve become...

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HOW TO: Make raw vegan cashew cheese

by mfogelsonteel@gmail.com (Marni Fogelson) @ Inhabitots

One of the hardest things to give up when becoming vegan (or trying to eat less animal-based foods) is cheese. There are several yummy vegan cheese options available now, but making your own raw nut cheese is easy and healthy, so give it a try! I first had raw, vegan nut cheese at a shi-shi raw restaurant in New York City and was blown away: who knew a raw cheese could taste so flavorful and creamy? This particular recipe yields a versatile cheese that is great on pasta, as the filling of ravioli,...

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