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

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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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How My Hair Went from Brittle to Smooth with One Simple Change

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

We all want silky smooth hair that feels healthy. Soft, smooth hair that is free from frizz without using unhealthy synthetic hair products. Long hair can be especially hard to keep healthy because the ends dry out easily. My hair is pretty long and I know it's time for a trim when the ends start […]

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It’s Summer: Time for Green Renovations

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s Summer: Time for Green Renovations It’s summer, which in Canada can only mean one thing: home renovation time. Rejuvenate your home – both indoors and out – with a new coat of paint or stain. Imagine your backyard deck gleaming with a deep redwood stain. Or your bedroom walls radiating with a relaxing shade […]

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

by Admin @ New Living

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

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Black Friday deals – something organic for everyone!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle customers received our deepest discount on Black Friday yet. Signup for our enewsletter today and take advantage of our next promotion! LATEST ARRIVALS Organic Pillow protector with zippers   Safer cosmetics, skin care and makeup for all ages and genders – meet BEAUTYCOUNTER Fleece toppers for Pressure point relief (For adults who might spend alot […]

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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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The Neglected Resolution

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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Peppermint Bark Recipe (Dairy-Free)

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Sleep plays an essential role in maintaining good physical and mental health. The process releases essential hormones, restores energy, repairs tissue and supports daytime performance. As such, lack of sleep is dangerous to our health; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who experience sleep insufficiency are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as a reduced quality of life and productivity. Despite the essential role sleep plays in keeping us healthy, insufficient sleep is a major problem in the United States, with an estimated 35 percent of […]

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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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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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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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What to look for in a platform bed

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Bed frames Vermont – Natural Mattress Company

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

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

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

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

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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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Net Zero Energy Home Products

by Janelle Sorensen @ Elemental Green

We’d like to reward you and your friends

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We sincerely hope that you’ll help us out  In order to continue working towards our mutual goal of making everyday living as organically and sustainable as possible, we need your help. 1. We’re soliciting your ideas to help grow Organic Lifestyle Perhaps its carrying new duvets to a new service to connect you with a local expert to […]

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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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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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Our Nectar vs. Purple Bed Comparison for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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DreamCloud Mattress Giveaway

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s time for another giveaway, this time the luxury hybrid DreamCloud mattress! I just recently reviewed the DreamCloud, and boy is this winner lucky! Great feel and great support for all sleeping positions – plus winner chooses the size! DreamCloud Mattress Giveaway DreamCloud is a thick hybrid mattress that I found to be a bit […]

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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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How Green Cleaning Can Change Your Home

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

Let's talk about green cleaning. Every home has on average 62 different toxic chemicals present at any one time. This is worrying for obvious reasons, but more so because we spend 90 percent of our time indoors according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This means we are constantly touching, breathing in and ingesting these […]

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Optimal Health

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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4 Reasons Why Your Mattress Could be Toxic - The Holistic Mama

4 Reasons Why Your Mattress Could be Toxic - The Holistic Mama


The Holistic Mama

      Our world is full of toxins today – they are everywhere. Many parents are aware of this now and are trying to at least minimize the toxins inside their homes. Switching to green cleaning products, using zero VOC's paints, and changing from plastic food storage containers to glass are some of the ways that many …

Let’s raise the awareness for these Canadian socially responsible organizations

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle believes that together, we are stronger. We have a long history of supporting the efforts of like minded organizations and a fundamental belief in the power of informed decisions. Organic Lifestyle’s History of Giving Back Thus, we invite you to explore like-minded organizations that are equally passionate about being the change they want to see in […]

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How to Choose a Safe Bed and Bedding - It Takes Time

How to Choose a Safe Bed and Bedding - It Takes Time


It Takes Time

Looking for nontoxic bedding solutions? Wondering which mattresses are safe? Find out how to choose a safe bed and bedding!

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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Save on Essentia Pillows with a Special Holiday Offer!

by Stefanie @ Essentia

In the spirit of the holiday’s, we’ve put together a great offer for our most popular accessory: Essentia Pillows! Essentia pillow Holiday offer will be available December 5th through December 11th. You can purchase Essentia pillows in any Essentia location, over the phone 888.764.4116 or online. ESSENTIA HOLIDAY PILLOW OFFER: BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF ON ALL PILLOWS!…

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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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Grief and love in the time of cancer

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

She’s gone. My little girl Rory who has been my constant companion for a quarter of my life has passed away. Her rapid deterioration due to cancer over the past few months is finally over and now she can rest in peace. Memories and heart ache are what remains. People remind me that time will […]

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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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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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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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Why I live an Organic Lifestyle series by our customer Utsav Sakhuja

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We’re asking our customers to provide feedback on why and how they live an organic lifestyle. If you’d like to participate- we’d love to hear from you! By Utsav Sakhuja The title for my first article on this blog comes from the title of the blog itself. It resonates exactly with the process in life […]

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The 3 Craziest Places to Sleep in 2018

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

Get some travel inspiration with our roundup of the weirdest places to sleep in 2018.

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

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

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

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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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Green Mom’s guide to affordable gifts that everyone on your list will love

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Guest Blog by Emma Rohmann, Green at Home As a mom, the holidays can be full of joy but also a bit on the stressful side. Years ago, I made the decision not to step foot in a mall. This encouraged me to shop local and give more intention. When I discovered Organic Lifestyle, I […]

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How to reduce your Zero Waste footprint during lunch

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Whether you’re taking a quick lunch break from your desk, or packing up the kids for a day at the park, there are simple ways you can be ready with zero waste lunch essentials. #1 Tip – Keep your zero waste essentials so you have it when you need it – keep extras in your diaper bag, […]

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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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Pizza Soup

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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Guide to Natural lubricants, massage oil and body candy

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s common to expose our most sensitive parts to chemicals during sex … Excerpts from an article from Ecologist: Because of the way in which personal lubricants are used – intimate places and in the heat of the moment – most of these ingredients are preservatives such as sodium hydroxide (also known as lye or […]

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DreamCloud Mattress Review

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

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

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Montreal, Quebec based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. MATTRESS RECYCLING PICKUP – Matt Canada Typically, […]

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Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®

Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®


Avocado Green Mattress

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

Cellulite, Anti-Aging Wrinkle Creams and Green Tea – Toxic Chemical Free Tips to Slow Aging

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – La cellulite, les crèmes contre les rides, et le thé vert : des conseils sans produits chimiques toxiques pour ralentir le vieillissement. ] JUMP to Daily anti-aging regimen By Kristina Vidug & Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle When it comes to your complexion, it’s no secret that every woman wants […]

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Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About Homesteading

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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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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How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

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

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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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Why not Harper?

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

How can it be that our country is being governed by Conservatives, if the majority of its people have strong liberal views? The problem is that there is only one conservative party, while liberal votes are being splintered between multiple liberal parties. The end result is that as we stand divided What needs to happen? […]

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

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

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

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Vancouver, British Columbia based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

  Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. ORGANIC & LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY in British Columbia […]

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2017 Black Friday Mattress Sale Trends

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Black Friday Mattress Sale 2017 Winter is here, and the year is coming to an end soon after. That means Black Friday mattress sales the best time to get a cozy new bed if you’re in the market for one. You won’t see sales like these until well into next year, so you don’t want […]

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Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 – Yearly Report

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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Is this the culture we want to live in, let alone expose our kids to?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I’m sitting in my local coffee shop – the tables are fairly close to each other which eventually leads to casual conversations with strangers over coffee and croissants.   One couple mentions their prior lives living in South Africa where tensions ran high; middle class everyday culture was to live in gated communities, barbed wire fences […]

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Soy: Is it Good or Bad for us?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by A K Perera Soy has been, for centuries, a dietary staple in many Asian countries and has often been touted as the ultimate health food, for its low-fat, high-protein content. However, in recent years there have been growing concerns regarding genetically modified soybean crops, soy allergies and a possible link with breast cancer. Here […]

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Toronto based Modern & Contemporary eco-friendly furniture designers

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

If you are ready to create a healthier home, but are feeling overwhelmed at where to start, Organic Lifestyle’s Healthy Home Consultation is for you! Sustainable furniture designers worth checking out: Urban Tree Salvage – Ontario based Stylegarage – Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC based – FSC wood & locally made eg., wood is finished with an oil rub: Tung […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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“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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Women Body Care Products – EWG Skin Deep Rated

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The following are organic and natural body care products for Women that have been rated by EWG‘s (Environmental Working Group) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database as having a low or moderate health risk. Many of these companies are also EWG Champions who have fulfilled the Compact for Safe Cosmetics pledge to make safer products. Please note […]

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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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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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Pizza Soup

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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What Chemicals are In Your Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

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

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DHP DHP Sleep 8" Gel Memory Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin from Amazon | parenting.com Shop

DHP DHP Sleep 8" Gel Memory Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin from Amazon | parenting.com Shop


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The revolutionary new DHP sleep 8 inch convoluted gel memory foam mattress made with certipur-us certified foam starts with a thick Bottom layer of high density foam that maintains Freshness and naturally deodorizes– ensuring your mattress lasts for years to come. We then added a comfort layer of high performance convoluted gel memory foam designed to regulate body temperature and offer you a cool night’s sleep while delivering soft supportive comfort from head to toe. On top of that? a stylishly two-tone designed soft knitted zippered mattress cover that provides a comfortable feel on your skin and delivers a breathable and resilient sleep surface and that is easy to clean. All DHP sleep mattresses meet federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633 and is shipped compressed, rolled and vacuum-sealed for you convenience. See you in the morning!

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 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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How I Got My Life Back After Our Toxic Mold Exposure

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

When we vacated our home and everything in it in 2008, I assumed life would get back to normal. (Read our story here.) At last, we had figured out the reason for our family’s numerous illnesses and did the hard thing by leaving it and starting over. Surely we’d fall back in step with our... 

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Guide to 2017 4th of July Mattress Sales

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Looking for a new bed during this year’s 4th of July mattress sales? In this guide, we’ll go over the basic details of this summer’s savings and compare the top mattresses by category to save you some time. We’ve collected all the deals we could find from major national retailers, from ads, retailer websites, news releases, deal […]

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

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


TreeHugger

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

Best Crib Mattresses of 2018

Best Crib Mattresses of 2018


Mommyhood101: Your Source for Everything Baby!

Baby product reviews, pediatric science articles, help for common ailments. Your source for everything baby!

How to Find a Nontoxic and Sustainable Mattress - Ecocult

How to Find a Nontoxic and Sustainable Mattress - Ecocult


Ecocult

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

These “Healthy” Light Bulbs Promise To Improve Your Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

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

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The BEST Keto coconut flour cookies

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

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

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Are Your Clothes Becoming Intolerable? Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are Your Clothes Becoming Intolerable? Chemical toxins are a growing problem for everyone – you, me, your family, people everywhere. Dr. Dick Irwin, a toxicologist at Texas A&M University, stated that “Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Brownies

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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Hope in the Time of Cancer

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Cancer: a diagnosis commonly associated with death. So naturally, when I found out a lump recently removed from a loved one was cancerous, I was overcome with dread. Because she lives a very healthy lifestyle — organic food, regular exercise, low exposure to environmental toxins, loves and is loved — I was almost certain we’d […]

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

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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 […]

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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How Does Lucid Dreaming Effect Sleep Quality?

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

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

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Does Sleep Impact Work Habits

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

On average, we spend 26 years asleep over the course of our lifetime. Science suggests that adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night – and for the most part, Americans are listening. In 2015, a report found that the average adult in the U.S. slept for eight hours and 50 minutes […]

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How to Receive Less Stuff and Give Mindful Gifts (esp if you have kids)

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Guest blog by Sophi, Toronto based Mom striving towards a zero waste lifestyle. Why do we have the notion that having kids means having more stuff? Culturally, not showing up to the party with a physical gift is going against social norms. It’s a touchy subject. So how can we demonstrate our gratitude yet be […]

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The Stuff Dreams are Made Of

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

Remembered or not, dreams occur in everybody’s sleep for roughly two hours each night. From the ones that feel indistinguishable from reality to the dreams that mentally vanish before you even open your eyes, the habit of dreaming is universal. We surveyed over 1,000 people across the country to understand what they dream about and how they […]

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How to Find Long Term Shelter During Hurricane Harvey

by Admin @ New Living

Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We’ve been spending the last few days visiting shelters and helping people find long term housing with our partners at Airbnb. We wanted to introduce you to Open Door Houston an initiative to help those in need to get people out of the shelters and […]

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Building a Goat Pen: Step by Step Videos

by DaNelle Wolford @ Weed 'em & Reap

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

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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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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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Are Organic Mattresses Worth The Price?

by Stefanie @ Essentia

In recent years, the number of different types of mattresses available has increased and organic mattresses have become more prevalent. You may be asking yourself, “What is an organic mattress?” Organic mattresses are certified by a third-party organic certifying agent as being organic and include natural, biodegradable, and sustainable materials such as organic latex, organic…

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Organic gifts on sale and win $150 gift card

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

On sale for the Holidays   ZAHRA BLUE WAS $89.99 From $67.49 KIDS SWEATER W/ HOOD WAS $114.50 From$85.88 KNIT SWEATER W/ HOOD WAS $114.50 From$85.88 SHERPA ORGANIC COTTON BLANKET WAS $124.50 From$112.05 More on SALE items Our Picks this week Buckwheat Hull Pillow From $79.00 LIGHTWEIGHT ORGANIC COTTON KIMONO BATHROBE From $74.50 SPA INSPIRED UNISEX ORGANIC SLIPPERS From $24.50 TERRY VELOUR UNISEX […]

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The Best Healthy and Sustainable Restaurants in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

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

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The Importance Of REM Sleep

by Annie Walton Doyle @ Sleepopolis

What purpose does REM ("Rapid Eye Movement") sleep serve in helping the brain and body rest?

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Which Mattress Is Highly Recommended By Chiropractors and Orthopedic Specialists?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Restful sleep is essential for overall health and well being. It plays an important role in your physical health, mental health and quality of life. But, for many Americans, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge, particularly for those with back pain, and particularly for those whose mattress is working against them, rather than for them. The American Chiropractic Association reports that at any Read More

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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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.

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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Natural home remedies for Eczema in Baby and Children

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – Remèdes maison naturels pour l’eczéma des bébés et des enfants ] By Kristina Vidug & Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle If you’re reading this, it’s likely that your child or infant is suffering from the skin condition, and you are seeking natural home remedies to the myriad of pharmaceutical treatments […]

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Baby Care Products – EWG Skin Deep Rated

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The following are organic and natural baby care products rated by EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database as having a low or moderate health risk. Organic Lifestyle has put all of the important data for you in each product page including which ingredients to watch out for in conventional products, animal testing policy, […]

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Looking for a Non toxic solid wood crib?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are you looking for a non toxic crib to go with your organic crib mattress? I’ve been searching high and low for organic, solid wood non toxic cribs to go with our organic crib mattresses! Because let’s face it, an organic mattress without an organic crib is like slathering mass-produced margarine on your organic bread! […]

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Paleo Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars (AIP Option)

by Michelle Hoover @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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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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Butter Chicken Recipe

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?

Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?


Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Conventional mattresses contain harsh chemicals that can leech into the air. Here is how you can protect your family from mattress offgassing.

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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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 […]

The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

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

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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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14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

by Staff Guide @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

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

Top Ten ideas on having fun with baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

By Rishma Lalani, Owner of Itsabelly LLC,  Baby Concierge & Planning Services for New and Expectant Parents You (and your partner) have made it passed the morning sickness, losing control of your body, and labour so now its time to have some fun. Babies can “play” right from birth and will continue to become more […]

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

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

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

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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! …

Green your nursery

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

How to Create a Healthy (and Green) Nursery Babies have more sensitive skin than adults and are more sensitive to chemicals. Because babies spend much of their time in their cribs and in the nursery, focusing on creating the healthiest environment possible is of great importance to many parents. Some important points to consider: Most […]

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

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


The Sleep Advisor

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

500 times more plastic in the ocean than stars in the Galaxy – its time to think about Plastic pollution

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

In a perfect world, there would be no ocean plastic pollution – instead plastic would biodegrade and break down in a reasonable amount of time under common marine environment conditions where its typically found, not requiring very specific conditions such as high UV/heat. Regretfully, there is 500 times more plastic in the ocean than stars […]

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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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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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Do I Put a Fitted Sheet over a Mattress Protector?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

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

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Making the Most of Winter Break with the Kids

by Kate @ TotScoop | Blog

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

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Is 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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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 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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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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The Power of Napping

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

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

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Port Reduction

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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About Organic Lifestyle

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

My story: From about age 21, I noticed that only my facial hair turned a vibrant shade of red when I let it grow out for about a week (my normal hair colour is black and zero family history of red heads:) By my late twenties, my hair line had started to recede, which at […]

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Optimal Health

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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National Alliance of Safe Pest Control

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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

by Stephanie Sica @ Ecocult

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

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Organic Lifestyle, where every day is Earth Day.

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

This Earth Day we’d like to encourage you to take the time to spend time in nature and remind ourselves of how truly blessed we are. Did you know the David Suzuki Foundation can help you with activities that will encourage youth to spend more time outside? At Organic Lifestyle, we’re proud to source raw materials from […]

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Butter Chicken Recipe

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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2015 Gift Guide

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

As the Holiday season approaches, gentle reminder to place your orders early! For the #Foodie Consider gourmet food gift baskets  – great way to show your appreciation to clients and friends alike. ORGANIC CHOCOLATE GIFT BASKET from $99 SWEET AND SAVOURY ORGANIC GIFT BASKET FOR YOUR FAV CORPORATE CLIENTS Jump to: How we (organically) get […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Are doTERRA oils 3rd party tested?

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

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

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

by Bridger Kanenwisher @ Intellibed

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

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How to Start a Refined Sugar Free Diet

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

I don’t know one person out there who doesn’t like some form of sugar. If you ever meet that person, please let me know. We are a country (and probably world) almost obsessed with sugar. There are even programs on TV that are dedicated to sugar decorating and competitions. Most of us also know that […]

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

by Lindsay Sheehan @ Natural Living Ideas

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

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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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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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10 Holistic Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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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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Our Nectar vs. Leesa Bed Comparison for 2018

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Pets and the Environment: Toxic Mold, Chemicals and Wireless Radiation

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Pet owners will do well to observe the behaviors and health of their pets as they assess the health of their home. What can we learn about pets and the environment? The link between environmental exposures and animal health is not new. More than a hundred years ago, miners took caged canaries into the coal mines... 

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Do These Four Things to Avoid Catching Your Kids Illnesses

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

Just like every other parent, I know you want to avoid catching your kids illnesses. There is nothing worse then having to take care of sick children when you feel just as bad (or worse!).  Nine times out of ten I'm able to stand strong through the illnesses in my home. This is mostly due […]

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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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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.

Cultured Cranberry-Orange Chutney

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

This simple cultured cranberry-orange chutney is an excellent way to add a fermented boost to your holiday or family gathering! Cultured Cranberry-Orange Chutney Ingredients: 3 c. frozen or fresh cranberries 1-2 fresh oranges, peeled and de-seeded 1-2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. salt 2-4 tbsp. whole cane or other unrefined sugar (honey is also an option... 

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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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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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Find the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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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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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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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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What’s in Your Mattress?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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Charcoal bamboo sheets help you detox as you sleep ?!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Did you know that Bamboo Charcoal properties include: Drawing out toxins and chemicals from your skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and refreshed Temperature regulation (i.e., as it breathes well, it cools you when feeling warm and keeps you warm when feeling cool) Now imagine its softness, cooling and pampering effect as you sleep on […]

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Pizza Soup

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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Joyce Farms

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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10-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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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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How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress


Rodale's Organic Life

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

Organic and Local Food Delivery Companies in USA

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Jump to: Dallas – Denver – East Coast – Los Angeles – New York – Portland – San Francisco – Seattle NATIONWIDE DIRECTORY Info current as of Feb 5 2012. Local Harvest This site allows you to search anywhere in the US for find farmers’ markets, family farms offering CSAs, food co-ops and restaurants offering locally and sustainably grown food. United States Nationwide Free   Dallas Greenling Greenling offers delivery […]

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Why should you purchase a Natural Mattress?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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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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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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Why It’s Important To Sleep On A Chemical-Free Mattress

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

You spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping in your bed. If you think about it, that’s a lot of time spent snuggling up to your mattress. Your bed should be your sanctuary, allowing you to get the rest your body and mind need, without putting your health at risk. Unfortunately, not all mattresses are healthy to sleep on. Today, all U.S. mattresses must meet federal Read More

Are recycling plastic programs working if there is plastic inside us?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Plastic is everywhere and far too often disposed of without an afterthought. Considering the fact that the average plastic bottle has a lifespan of 500 years or longer, it’s high time this comes to an end… Given the emphasis placed on recycling in North America, I was surprised to discover that in the United States […]

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10 Holistic Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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Why You Should Care About Restorative Sleep

by Jenny Stoddard @ Intellibed

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

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

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

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Memory Foam vs Down Pillow: Differences and Benefits

by Annie Walton Doyle @ Sleepopolis

How to memory foam vs. down pillows compare? What are the pros and cons of each?

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Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?

Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?


Mother Jones

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

How to Cope When Your Partner Has a Different Sleep Routine

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

If you’re one of the 70% of U.S. adults who share your sleeping space with a significant other, you know that bedtime isn’t all cuddles and kisses. Nope, sleeping in the same bed with someone else is often an exercise in patience—and compromise. A partner’s buzzsaw-like snoring or restless legs can keep you awake for […]

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8 Ideas for Eco-Friendly and Organic Valentine’s Day Gifts for Anyone

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

Thinking about trying to make your Valentine’s Day a little more eco-friendly, maybe even some organic ideas floated in there? Gift giving is a perfect time to try out eco-friendly or organic products. People usually wouldn’t seek out these type of products, but once they have them, they will wonder how they ever lived without […]

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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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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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Bed in a Box: How Does It Work?

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Shopping for a new mattress is an endeavor to take seriously. Mattresses are a major home investment, due largely to how long they need to last: the National Sleep Foundation recommends replacing your mattress every 7 to ten years. Additionally, your mattress plays a role in the quality of sleep you get, meaning what mattress you buy could have a major impact on your physical and emotional health. However, the mattress buying model is outdated. No one wants to spend their weekend in a brick and mortar mattress store, faced with an overwhelming amount of choices and pushy sales people. […]

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Pastry Chef Follows SCD To Put Her UC In Remission

by Steven Wright @ SCD Lifestyle

When conventional treatments weren’t doing a thing to touch her ulcerative colitis symptoms, Michelle decided to try SCD - a must-read story!

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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Best Organic Mattress - Natural Latex Mattress Organic Furniture

Best Organic Mattress - Natural Latex Mattress Organic Furniture


Natural Sleep Luxury Organic Latex Mattress Store

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

Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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

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

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

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10 Tips for Starting Keto

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

10 Tips for Starting Keto Considering the Ketogenic diet? I thought the whole concept was totally crazy when a friend first told me about it.  While I’ve given up sugar for months at a time and done several rounds of Whole 30, I have never been a fan of giving up food God made, like... [Read More]

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The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Staying Cool

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Nothing feels better than slipping into cool sheets on a hot night, and many mattress shoppers concerned about coolness wonder if a memory foam mattress can fit the bill. Within the memory foam industry, there are a variety of formulas and iterations that can affect coolness. Reviews can help highlight differences between brands and models, […]

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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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Cosmetics – EWG Skindeep Rated

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle has complied a list of EWG Skindeep rated Cosmetics for eyes, cheeks, lips, face and nails. We’ve put all of the important data for you in each product page – including which ingredients to watch out for in conventional products, animal testing policy, product ingredients, EWG score and video reviews. Please note – We […]

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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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How we (organically) get ready for the Winter blahs

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Winter is coming … there I said it. Our biased opinion is that you can’t fight it, simply stay indoors and: 1. Pull up next to a fireplace or radiator 2. Add organic comforter, bedspreads and throws for the bedroom: You can select from washable, light weight, hemp, luxurious and extra toasty down alternative comforter versions. We even […]

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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:
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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

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

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New Research Shows Suicides Spiked Following Robin Williams’ Death

by Jackie Mogensen @ Mother Jones

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

Third Sheet Set Review

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

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

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Study Says More Sleep for Students Could Boost U.S. Economy By $83 Billion

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

A new study finds that students getting more sleep could bring as much as $83 billion to the U.S. economy over the next decade.

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Mattress Off-Gassing

Mattress Off-Gassing


Healthy Child

If you can't afford to buy an organic mattress, how do you block the toxic mattress off-gassing from a non-organic mattress that contains unsafe materials.

Sharing a Bed and Restlessness

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

Do you sleep soundly through the night, or do you often find yourself staring at the ceiling wishing you could be staring at the back of your eyelids? Whether you sleep alone or bunk with a partner, child, or fluffy friend, the company you keep at night could impact your sleep quality. We collected Fitbit […]

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2017 Labor Day Mattress Deals & Adjustable Beds from Major Retailers

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

If you happen to be thinking of a new bed this fall or winter, upcoming Labor Day mattress deals present one of the best opportunities to get a good deal. In this guide, we’ll go over the details of the this year’s sales and compare the top beds by category to save you a little time and […]

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After 3.5 years of purchasing a Natural Latex and Organic Mattress

by admin @ Green Dwellers

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

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

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

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

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

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

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New Ontario wooden toys for kids and Women’s Health Environment Network fundraiser

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

​ ​ Spring is here and fresh new products for kids have hatched!  Your sprouts will love romping through the lush grass with these beautifully crafted Artisan wooden toys.  You’ll love knowing that they’re 100% non-toxic: made of unfinished, unpainted and untreated natural wood. They’re also eco-friendly – made of salvaged wood from the construction industry. Proudly made in Ontario, Canada […]

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8 Easy Ways to Make Your Mattress Last Longer

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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

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

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

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

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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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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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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12 Ways to Improve Thyroid Hormone Conversion

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Last week, this made us hope, reflect and smile

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Given life is busy, we wanted to share a few things that we felt was pretty significant from last week # life – The ‘Busy’ Trap If you’re constantly “busy”, then this NY Times Opinion is a good read. Every morning my in-box was full of e-mails asking me to do things I did not […]

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Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

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

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Another Tempurpedic customer converted to a Natural Latex & Organic Mattress

by Anjni Rabadia @ Green Dwellers

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The Best Mattresses (and Ones to Avoid) 2018 Edition

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

We hear from people all the time that buying a new mattress is too confusing these days. Between the new brands available online and the seemingly endless models by traditional in-store brands, it feels like you need a college degree in beds just to make a decision. The Best Mattresses of 2018: 30-Second Summary We […]

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How to Know If You Have Bed Bugs

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Although bed bugs have long been a common pest in homes, the numbers of bed bug infestations have increased in recent years. Since the early 2000s, infestations have become more common in the United States. The EPA attributes this rise to increased travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations and ineffective pest control practices. According to a study conducted by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, 99.6 percent of pest professionals treated bed bugs in 2015, up from five, 10 and 15 years ago. According to Ron Harrison, Orkin’s Technical Service Director, the pest management company […]

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Cooler summer bedding and Tips on choosing Ethical clothing

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The textile industry is evolving. As a conscious consumer, this is great since there are more and more ethical clothing options emerging. But it can also be confusing since, like personal care products, there’s no real oversight about “green” labels on fabrics. Right now during the month of June, we’re attending an online conference called […]

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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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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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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]

5 Things You Can Do To Be A Conscious and Ethical Consumer This Holiday Season

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

You have the power to make a meaningful impact on humanity’s greatest challenges, particularly during the holiday season. There are things you can do that will make your purchases better for the planet and humanity, as you shop. Shop Local and Small Businesses There are many benefits to gain when you choose to shop from local and/or small businesses. Local shops and small businesses tend to carry Read More

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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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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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?

12 Ways to Improve Thyroid Hormone Conversion

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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Is Memory Foam Toxic? 5 Chemicals in Your Mattress

Is Memory Foam Toxic? 5 Chemicals in Your Mattress


Amerisleep Blog

Chances are, your mattress is home to some icky stuff. Here's what might be in there, and how to minimize your exposure.

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

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

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

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Port Reduction

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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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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How to Avoid Triclosan

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Triclosan has been banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in certain products, after years of controversy surrounding its safety. While the chemical will no longer be present in a variety of soaps and body washes, it is still permitted in products ranging from toothpaste to sports helmets. Find out how to avoid... 

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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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8 Ways to Get Better Sleep and Wake Up Refreshed

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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20 doTERRA Christmas diffuser blends

by Healing in our Homes @ Healing in Our Homes

Healing in Our Homes

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

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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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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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What does organics have to do with politics?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Part of Organic Lifestyle’s mission is to promote topics such as equality. The other day on our Facebook page, one of the comments inquired about “what does organics have to do with politics?” Its a sensitive topic but we feel our role both as a global citizen and a socially responsible company, is to advocate […]

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Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Last minute gift ideas for Mother’s day that we can deliver in time (as long as you place order ASAP!): Vegan silk scarves from $67 Women’s organic bathrobes from $69 Gourmet food baskets – something for everyone, including Vegans and those with a sweet tooth. Non-profit awareness Any one else familiar with the non-profit PreventCancerNow? Seems like they are […]

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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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Get Some Sleep: Naturally

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

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

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Quinoa Salad

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Quinoa is a grain-like seed, one of the few vegetarian foods that contains a complete protein (all of the essential amino acids). It lends itself well to a quinoa salad! When sprouted or fermented, quinoa is often tolerated well by those who follow a grain-free or gluten-free protocol. (I buy Thrive Market’s organic sprouted quinoa.)... 

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Quinoa Salad

Can Practicing Gratitude Improve Your Sleep Quality?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Gratitude. It’s a simple word that often gets lost in the shuffle of trying to get through your daily life. When life weighs heavily on you, practicing gratitude can bring about bigger changes and benefits than you realize. According to Psychology Today, there are seven benefits to practicing gratitude that have been scientifically proven. One of the benefits is better sleep. The following are also Read More

5 Myths About Toxic Mold

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

What is the truth about toxic mold? Can it be hazardous to our health? Why all the fear-mongering? 5 Myths About Toxic Mold Myth #1: Mold is everywhere. While it’s true that mold is an essential part of nature, it is not true that mold exists everywhere indoors. If this were true, why would mold... 

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5 Myths About Toxic Mold

Natural solution for hair regrowth, split ends and losing hair in chunks

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle: This is a guest post by one of our biggest fans, D Brown, who with her husband, field tested and now is the biggest advocate for a natural Hair regrowth and restoration product line called Monat. As a guy with a receding hairline, I was keen to learn more. Read her story if […]

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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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Thank You to All Service Men and Women!

by Stefanie @ Essentia

November is a month that brings a lot to be thankful for, which is fitting, as Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day happens on November 11th. This is a day to honor all those who have bravely served in the armed forces in the USA, all Commonwealth countries like Canada and the United Kingdom, France and Belgium among others. This day was…

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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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5 Healthy Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Admin @ New Living

Day should be enough for your work or even a little TV shows binging. Night is meant to sleep. If you are not sleeping properly every night, then you could feel run down and it could lead to health consequences. Even tossing and turning at night can be unhealthy and can leave you feeling drained. […]

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See what Consumer Reports has to say about Essentia!

by Stefanie @ Essentia

Essentia Stratami Highest Rated Foam Mattress by Consumer Reports Mattress Ratings. If there is one name that has been the standard in the product review space, it’s Consumer Reports. With over 5000 products tested each year, this nonprofit organization consistently cranks out unbiased ratings and reviews of products and services that we buy daily. In…

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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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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss | How to Give Intermittent Fasting a Try – Without Starving

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

No matter which way you slice it, losing weight is not the easiest thing in the world. You have to watch what you eat, make sacrifices, and all around not like the process. I, like a lot of people out there, could stand to lose a couple of pounds that I have been holding on […]

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The Path to a Zero Waste Home: Start in the Kitchen

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We all know that waste is a huge problem. But it’s an easy problem to push to the side – especially if you live in an urban setting where your trash disappears from your curb. Out of sight, out of mind as they say. But all that trash ends up in landfills which produce methane […]

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Study: Netflix Before Bed Harms Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

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

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Last days of Made in Canada organic businesses?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Can you believe Organic Lifestyle has been operational for 10 years already? Right from the beginning, one of our primary manufacturers was an Ontario based company – we worked with them to manufacture Organic Lifestyle’s own Made in Canada pillows, toppers, mattresses, comforters and mattress pads. Like our customers, we’ve been proud to support Canadian […]

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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When Dihan met Dr.Viv, pain relief expert

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Met up with Dr.Viv She runs a MCS meetup group and holds workshops on living pain free, Mindfulness and hypnotherapy out of CSI Annex in Toronto, where I work out as well, so I felt we should definitely meet. We had a fascinating conversation – A trip to South America made her fall in love […]

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End of Summer sale, 09.25.14 and the F word

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I hate to say the F word but Fall is almost here. Here at Organic Lifestyle, we try to look at things in a more positive light … For instance, Kids are back in school (yeah!) Pumpkin lattes, Fall Colours and cozy sweaters … are just around the corner And of course, our End of […]

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

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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Homepage Call to Action

by Justin Givens @ Green Dwellers

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

Looking for Safer Cosmetics? Our review on Beautycounter

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

From Dihan, Founder of Organic Lifestyle: There are a ton of safe cosmetics – natural / organic skincare, bodycare, kids’ products and makeup options on the market – Primarily, I’ve stayed away from retailing safe cosmetics & makeup in the past due to most customer preference to touch and feel these products prior to purchase especially […]

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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A Day 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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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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Water Pure and Simple

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Utsav Sakhuja My very first step to living an Organic, Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic and Healthy lifestyle started by researching the very basic, yet most essential component, Water. Humans are composed of approximately 60% water and in order for us to function efficiently we must always be hydrated. The symptoms of dehydration range from, absent-mindedness, headaches, dry […]

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

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


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

Counting Sheep and Losing Sleep?

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

It’s no secret that sleep is a key factor in a person’s health, mental fitness, and overall wellness. Adequate sleep has been shown to improve memory, extend our life expectancy, and improve our productivity. And not getting enough of it puts us at risk for chronic health conditions, makes us more accident-prone, and can even […]

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Anti-Aging Exercises for Better Looking Skin

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

Do you include Anti-Aging Exercises in your weekly routine? You can't travel the straight and narrow path of clean living without exercise. “But I don't want to spend hours in the gym,” you may say. Well, of course not. Sweating it out in the gym is not the only way to get in a good workout that […]

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Are There Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Your Mattress?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

What Are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are used, in the manufacturing process, of many items found in our homes. The term “volatile” means that these are chemicals that can easily get into the air that you breathe each day and end up inside of your body. “Organic” means that they are carbon-based. U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies have discovered that VOCs Read More

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

by Admin @ New Living

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

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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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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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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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Savvy Rest Mattress Promotion October 2017

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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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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Why Am I Always Tired?

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Physical vitality and mental alertness are critical to our overall well-being and performance. However, if you’ve ever found yourself in a mid-afternoon slump, reaching for your fourth cup of coffee and wondering, “why am I so tired,” you’re not alone. Tiredness and exhaustion is becoming increasingly common among American adults. But why do you feel so tired all the time? While lack of sleep is an obvious answer, and getting a good night’s sleep is important for restoring energy, sleep deprivation is only one of the many causes of frequent tiredness. According to a recent study by YouGov, the majority […]

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Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Savings: 2017 Memorial Day Mattress Sale Trends

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Spring is in full swing and it’s time again for May’s Memorial Day mattress sale events — great news if you’re in need of a better bed this year. Although known for kicking off summer and outdoor fun, this holiday weekend is one of the best times of the year to buy furniture and beds. If you […]

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Brentwood Home Cedar Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s easy to save 15% on your purchase of a Cedar mattress by Brentwood Home. Just follow these simple steps Head over to BrentwoodHome.com Select the size Cedar mattress you would like Confirm the items for purchase Enter SLEEPOPOLIS15 promo code in the “Gift card of discount code” section and click Apply You just saved […]

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This is how we start 2015 .. 15% off everything, $5000 donation and Costa Rica

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I just got back from a Costa Rica based adventure vacation – 4 cities in 12 days with G Adventures         – well organized trips and in particular, love their philosophy of supporting their employees … eg., bringing clean water to a village where majority of their employees are based and/or providing employment […]

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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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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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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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How to Sleep Better with a Cold

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Getting enough sleep is vital to preventing colds in the winter. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, people who sleep fewer than 4 or 5 hours a night are four times as likely to catch a cold as those who sleep 7 hours or more. But if you find yourself with the sniffles despite your good sleeping habits, you may struggle with getting a good night’s sleep. Follow these tips for sleeping better with a cold. Keys to Sleeping Better with a Cold Learning how to sleep better with a cold helps you get the rest you need and may speed […]

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A Tribute to Dr. Jack Thrasher

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

I first spoke with Dr. Jack Thrasher on a Saturday morning in October of 2008. He told me to call his office after seeing our family’s timeline of events I sent to him on the recommendation of an online friend. I knew he was a toxicologist and a leader in the field of toxic mold,... 

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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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How to Get Your Kids to Sleep

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Sleep is an essential part of our well-being throughout our life. However, the vital role sleep plays in growth and development makes it particularly important during childhood. In fact, lack of sleep can lead to serious disturbances in childhood growth and development. According to the National Sleep Foundation, children spend about 40 percent of their childhood asleep. This percentage is even higher for newborns and infants, who sleep between 12 and 17 hours a day. By age 2, most infants have spent more time asleep than awake. Despite the vital need for sleep in early years, getting a child to […]

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Sleeping in Hotels

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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 […]

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

by Admin @ New Living

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

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DIY Air Freshener Spray

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Trying to steer clear of chemically-laden air fresheners? Try this simple DIY air freshener spray! You’ll need three simple ingredients: Filtered water Vodka Essential oil(s) You need only a tiny bit of vodka, so if keeping alcohol in the home is a problem, be sure to buy the smallest bottle. The vodka works as a... 

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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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Why I Stopped Drinking Diet Soda | The 7 Not So Hidden Side Effects of Diet Soda on Your Body

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

I’ll be honest, I used to be a diet soda addict. I would easily polish off four or five cans a day, sometimes even larger bottles. As the years went on, I did cut back, but never quit. There was just something about the refreshing bubbles and caffeine that I couldn’t quite give up. I […]

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Why consider organic for your baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The Facts: Babies have more sensitive skin than adults and are more sensitive to chemicals. Their internal organs are still developing and maturing. Babies spend as much as 70% of their time in their cribs – breathing healthy, clean air is important. In relation to their body weight, infants and children eat and drink more […]

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How I spent my Sunday morning – quick survey to figure out my carbon footprint :)

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Boring as it may seem, I’m actually quite keen to figure out how to reduce my carbon footprint. Project Neutral who is located in the same building as Organic Lifestyle, just released their annual survey to help you assess your current footprint. How their calculator differs from other carbon footprint calculators I’ve seen is that […]

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

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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Amazing new organic Bedding and Pillow Promo!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

#1 NEW ORGANIC JERSEY SHEET SET I can’t gush enough about how soft these sheets feel – like your all time favourite T-shirt that you wore everywhere. Now would you believe it, fabric is entirely woven in Quebec, Canada? Our manufacturer is a family business from Montreal whose mission is to offer natural alternative to […]

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NFL Coach Matt Patricia Keeps a Mattress In His Office. Is It His Secret to Football Success?

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

NFL coaches pull some seriously long work days, and Matt Patricia of the Patriots (and soon to be of the Lions) blurs the line between bedroom and office.

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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 →

Braised Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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New Rossa Organic Pocket Coil Mattress has Arrived

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Rossa The Rossa™ certified organic mattress is a customizable one-sided zipper-cover mattress. It features pocket-coil technology, encased in natural biodegradable materials, paired with a certified organic latex layer on the surface. Choose a split or solid latex comfort layer with firmness options in plush, medium, or firm. A sculpted surface is available at an additional […]

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Sweet Dreams

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s time to snuggle up in bed for a restful night’s sleep. Organic sheets, comforter, or duvet grace your bed. A natural rubber pillow cushions your head. An organic quilted innerspring or wool mattress gently supports your body Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve bought earth-friendly products that are pesticide-free, and naturally antibacterial, […]

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Organic Body Pillow and Other Pregnancy Must-Haves

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Studies show that babies are exposed to toxic chemicals in the womb – so reducing your exposure while pregnant is a great place to start. This can be overwhelming, but at Organic Lifestyle, we want to help make your life easier and healthier. We put together this list of pregnancy must-haves, starting with one of […]

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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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Ft. Myers mother and daughter for Savvy Rest Natural Latex and Organic Mattresses

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Urban Roots Handmade

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

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

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Get Rid of Dry Skin Without Petroleum Products

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

Every season comes with it's skin challenges and this time of year we're all trying to get rid of dry skin. It can be even worse for those of us with a Vata body type (if you're not familiar with Ayruvedic Dosha's, you can find out more about your body type here). If you are like […]

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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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Best Natural Organic Mattress | Sleepopolis

Best Natural Organic Mattress | Sleepopolis


Sleepopolis

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

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with A Better Night’s Sleep

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Is it to step up your fitness game, write the next Great American Novel, or maybe spend more time with a special someone? It may sound like you need to work harder than ever throughout the year, but that’s actually counterproductive. What’s the most helpful thing you can do to accomplish your goals? Sleep. Sleep is Key to Success Sleep is more than just a luxury, it’s vital for your health. Go to bed a little earlier one night and the next morning, you may find yourself perked up and ready to tackle the day. […]

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Live Organically on a Budget: It’s totally doable!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s true! Here’s my Essential list for living organically on a budget: Start where you live Your home is your sanctuary. You can make it a safe, healthy environment without losing your shirt! My favourite resource for affordable ways to reduce chemical toxins in the home is Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic books At Organic lifestyle, we’ve sourced […]

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Check out Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, 8 Inch Full Coil Mat - ShopYourWay

Check out Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, 8 Inch Full Coil Mat - ShopYourWay


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The Benefits of a Bamboo Pillow and Its Cons

by Review Team @ The Sleep Judge

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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Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

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

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

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

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Is Great Sleep Worth It?

by Jenny Stoddard @ Intellibed

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

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What’s In Houston’s Air?

by Admin @ New Living

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

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Leesa vs Lull Mattress- What You Need To Know

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims

Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims


Federal Trade Commission

Under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, three mattress manufacturers have agreed to stop making unsupported claims that the mattresses they sell are free of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Are There Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Your Mattress? | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Are There Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Your Mattress? | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog


PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Have you ever noticed the strong odor that a new memory foam mattress has? This odor is due chemicals in your mattress. Breathing this in can be very harmful.

Are You a Super Sleeper or Sleep-Deprived?

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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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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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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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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Have You Met HTX Made – Handmade Furniture?

by Admin @ New Living

We wanted to introduce you to our collaborators HTX Made. HTX Made is a local company that handcrafts the furniture you can shop at New Living in Rice Village. They are a micro production facility that produces clean socially conscious goods. Housed in the East End, this small company is all about environmental responsibility and […]

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How to turn Ocean Plastic cleanup and awareness into Revenue opportunities

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Given mounting pressures outlined in Part 2, the plastic manufacturing industry is likely to share the responsibility for ocean plastic pollution. Of course this is a complex topic with multiple players but let’s consider addressing our current “plastics problem” from a plastic manufacturer’s perspective, since as an industry they have the biggest impact. 1. Start by […]

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

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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Mattress smell offgassing – How do I protect myself and my family?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Megan Alexander and Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle If you’re reading this, we can only assume that you are aware of and concerned about reducing your exposure to off-gassing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)  from your mattress as typical conventional mattresses contain: Synthetic fabrics and chemicals eg. polyurethane, polyester, formaldehyde Harsh chemicals smell coming from memory foam […]

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What Is an Organic Mattress?

by Stefanie @ Essentia

The average human being spends roughly one-third of their life sleeping, which makes choosing the right mattress an important life decision for your health and wellbeing. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of organic mattresses available on the market, but there is still a notable amount of skepticism and a…

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

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


Mindful Momma

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

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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It’s A New Year, Time to Celebrate YOU!

by Stefanie @ Essentia

The holidays are done, now it’s your turn. The New Year is a blank slate, time to start new. Every year we make resolutions, many of which we don’t keep, this year instead of making a resolution you’ll drop we suggest you resolve to take care of you. This year should be about making small…

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Is your child constantly allergy sneezing? How to determine and naturally treat for dust mites allergy

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

By Kristina Vidug, Organic Lifestyle Does your child suffer from allergy-type symptoms year-round that seem to worse in your home? Is she constantly sneezing, wiping her nose, and complaining of headaches? Dust mites may be to blame. A dust mites allergy is one of the most common household triggers for a whole slew of allergy symptoms, and […]

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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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Essentia Celebrates it’s 12 Year Anniversary!

by Stefanie @ Essentia

It’s been 12 years of Essentia making high quality, healthy, organic mattresses that bring the benefits of a clean air environment, organic material, an allergen-free sleep surface and more into your home. To celebrate Essentia is running a month-long anniversary sale, which you take advantage of now. We promise our anniversary sale is bigger than…

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Daily Chemical pollution by the Room

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Disclaimer – this may seem obvious to the majority but its surprising the number of people who weren’t aware of some of the points made below. My chemical pollution concerns in Daily Shower & personal care routine: Skin is our biggest organ; alot of surface area through which we can absorb these potential chemicals exposure via […]

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Introduction to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Causes: The multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) syndrome is a subjective illness that is triggered by repeated chemical exposures (usually odour). Studies points the causes at the following trigger chemicals (but not limited to): Gasoline (petrol) or diesel fuel Petroleum-based products, including petroleum jelly, tar, asphalt Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and other agricultural chemicals Industrial cleaning chemicals, […]

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Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review

by Laura Schwecherl @ Sleepopolis

If you want full freedom to adjust your pillows thickness to your liking, read on! The Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam pillow allows you to add or remove filling so anyone—whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach—can have a fully supportive night’s rest. After reading about this pillow, there are a few […]

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6 Health and Nutrition Experts Share Their Favorite Bedtime Snacks

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

If you’ve ever polished off a pint of ice cream or a full-size bag of chips after dinner, you know that what you eat before bed can have a major impact on your ability to fall (and stay) asleep. But sleep-friendly snacking is about more than just steering clear of rich, gut-busting fare. Turns out, […]

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9 Best Mattress Foundations and Box Spring Online

9 Best Mattress Foundations and Box Spring Online

by Karen Mulvey @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

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

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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I’m on a Farm

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

By Dihan Chandra, Owner, Organic Lifestyle.   So friends of friends’ parents live on a farm and I managed to invite myself and my dog to visit for a weekend. My hosts, Derek & Margaret have been farmers all their lives and brought up 3 kids who have since moved away, married with their own […]

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3 Moms Share Their No-Fail Toddler Sleep Tricks

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

It’s no secret that little ones are masterminds at finding ways to stay up past their bedtime. You might feel like you need a heart of steel to say no when your cutie pie is begging for one more story or one more back tickle. Still, toddlers need up to 14 hours of sleep a […]

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Dirty & Dangerous

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

According to a recent survey, the most common complaint from hotel guests is noisy neighbors. The second most common? Filth. After all, when you go on vacation, you expect to be pampered, comfortable, and relaxed. At the very least, you want a clean, safe place to rest your head at night. You want to know […]

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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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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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Best 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

One of the best investments you can make for your health and mental wellbeing is a quality mattress. A comfortable, supportive bed will let you fall asleep quickly and rest deeply. If you’ve suffered for years under old-fashioned box-spring mattresses, it’s time to make the upgrade to memory foam. Memory foam is structured to conform to your body’s natural contours, supporting your spine in neutral alignment. This lets you rest securely, with nothing poking at you or shifting your body into a strange position. You’ll wake up refreshed and comfortable. However, to take full advantage of this material, you’ll first […]

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Best-Rated Memory Foam Mattresses for 2018

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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Whoa Exchange rate! Buy now before we need to raise our pricing.

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Hard to believe the US Dollar 140% stronger than the Canadian dollar as I write this. This means some of our USA based brands are costing us 140% more than before. We’re about to place our Spring 2016 order and wanted to give our loyal readers the opportunity to purchase before we have to raise […]

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

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

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

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Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress: Just Cheap or Real Bargain?

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress: Just Cheap or Real Bargain?


Ted & Stacey's Mattress Guides & Reviews

In this review we look at the green tea infused memory foam mattress by Zinus, a leader in the cheap modern mattress space. Is it worth its very low price?

How to Take Long Showers and Still Save the World.. ask Unilever

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I came across a hackathon run by Unilever where they are looking for new ideas combining Ecommerce and Sustainability, both topics very dear to my heart. Actually, Organic Lifestyle and Unilever share a similar mission, we’re just working on scaling 🙂 Started reading more about Unilever and I had no idea that Unilever has made […]

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Featured Fall Flavours

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Featured Fall Flavours Get ready to be Autumn Awed at the bountiful, health promoting properties of our Featured Fall Flavours! These fruits and vegetables contain many different types of phytochemicals, powerful plant compounds that work to optimize health and prevent disease. Note the recurrence of Vitamin A (beta-carotene). How fascinating that so much of the […]

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

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

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

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Latex Mattress

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

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

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Bedroom Pet Peeves

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress - Deliciously Organic

My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress - Deliciously Organic


Deliciously Organic

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

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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Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Greening my relationship Part 1

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Recently, I moved into my partner’s apartment and to a new part of town. Let’s just say, my partner is not as green as me. But she is very supportive, knows that this is important to me. “If you want to change stuff, do the research and tell me what you want to do” Fair enough. […]

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Spring Cleaning from the Inside Out

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Wellness by Design   With Spring having sprung, it is an ideal time to consider cleansing (aka detoxification)! Your body and mind naturally feel the need to cleanse as the days finally begin to get longer, as sunlight increases, and as you start to wake up in tandem with the world around you. An […]

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How Essential Oils Can Help You Sleep Better

by Admin @ New Living

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important to the body, mind, and soul. For most people, it’s easy to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night. However, many struggle with falling asleep and resting soundly. Often times it’s difficult to shut off the mind from all the day’s thoughts and stresses and […]

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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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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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Braised Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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Charcoal bamboo towels and bedding have arrived!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are you as relieved as we are? Not only are the kids back in school, but our long overdue Charcoal bamboo towels and bedding has arrived! What’s special about bamboo charcoal? Shown to draw out toxins and chemicals from your skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and refreshed. Its temperature regulating Fabric: a blend of 100% viscose […]

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How to Give Less Stuff & Mindful Gift Ideas for Kids

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Guest blog by Sophi, Toronto based Mom striving towards a zero waste lifestyle. Following up from my previous post on How to Receive Less Stuff, we’re loosely defining Mindful gift as the ability to demonstrate our gratitude yet being mindful of the potential excesses of physical gift giving. How I Give Less Stuff The following […]

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Farmers Markets in Canada

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

 City ALBERTA   Calgary Farmers’ Market Their user-friendly website has a map of the layout of the market with linking descriptions for each vendor. The What’s in Season section tells you what produce you can expect to find at the market and gives recipes for these ingredients. Calgary City Market Downtown This site includes a […]

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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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Sleep Positions

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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World without Bees Imagined + New Products

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

1. Meet our latest addition: Plush Turkish organic cotton Towel Sets fair trade made of GOTS certified organic cotton … and truly the fluffiest and most bee-eautifully crafted of all Boasting that gorgeous neutral cotton colour, they’re minimally processed to maintain the natural softness of the substance. 2. Did you know that 1 of every 3 bites […]

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Dromma Black Friday Sale

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We’re happy to announce Dromma’s Black Friday sale of $200 off any mattress + 2 of our new cooling Dromma Hotel Pillows! To take advantage of this offer, add your desired mattress and a set of the Dromma Hotel Pillows to the cart and use promo code BLKFRI200 at checkout.

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How To Create The Safest, Organic and Natural Nursery For Your Child - Food Babe

How To Create The Safest, Organic and Natural Nursery For Your Child - Food Babe


Food Babe

When I first became pregnant, I knew right away I wanted to create a safe environment and nursery for my baby. There was so much to research and it all was very overwhelming. Cribs, mattresses, clothes, diapers, toys, strollers, car seats – the list goes on and on and on!  I remember walking into Buy … Read More

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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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 …

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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How to Choose Healthy Gluten Free Foods

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

The truth is, not all gluten free foods are healthy gluten free foods. You can't walk through the supermarket without seeing gluten free labels all over the shelves. Companies are creating more gluten free snacks, breads, pastas, and cereals to satisfy the demand. Options are important but it's even more important to look for products […]

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Why Am I Addicted to Cheese?!?!  

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

by Kristen Couture

Cheese addiction ... Ahhhh that luscious gooey substance that we pile on anything that we can get our hands on- from eggs to potatoes, pasta to meat, from soup to nuts as it were…. Cheese!

What makes this dastardly villain to our health so hard to quit? We know it causes cancer, we know it makes us fat, and yet, still we add it to our otherwise healthy food choices with happiness and vigor! (albeit with the occasional, “I really shouldn’t, buuuuut……”)

Why Cheese Addiction is a Thing

Hold on to your hats folks. You may be surprised to learn that cheese

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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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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 […]

What Is the Least Toxic Mattress?

What Is the Least Toxic Mattress?


Wirecutter: Reviews for the Real World

There is no such thing as a nontoxic mattress. And you shouldn’t worry about that, says our science editor.

Beautycounter Free Shipping {Special Offer}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

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

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[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 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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Checklist to prepare for your newborn ‘organic’ baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We’ve consolidated input  from moms (since 2006) and happy to share this handy list of items as you prepare for the arrival of your newborn. We’ve included links to organic products we carry. Register your Baby registry with Organic Lifestyle for discounts! Furniture   Bassinet and bassinett mattress Check out our Waterproof Bassinett Mattress: Changing […]

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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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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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Sapira Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

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

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Choosing an Affordable Non-Toxic Mattress: What You Need to Know Before You Go Shopping

by 80% Clean @ low voc mattress | 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

I have a confession to make…my mattress is old, really old, over 15 years old in fact. I definitely need a new one, but because I am trying to live at least 80% cleaner, I want to make sure that what I do buy is non-toxic. What I didn’t want was to spend and arm […]

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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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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Optimal Health

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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9 Sleep Disorders that Seem Spooky

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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Healthy 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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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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What is the Best Mattress for Side Sleepers?

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

There are a number of beds in the market that claim to be the best mattress for side sleepers. Many side sleepers may be unaware that the type of mattress that they choose will greatly influence whether or not they can get a good night’s sleep and wake up without any muscle pain. The reasons […]

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

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

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

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Whales beaching explained

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Another Earth Day has passed and I look around sometimes and wonder if our collective behaviour has changed anything of significance. Of course, you and I are still fighting the good fight … but I wonder whether we could be doing more to influence our sphere of friends, family and co-workers. For instance, when I read the […]

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Sleep and Relationships: How More Rest Makes Happier Couples

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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

by Admin @ New Living

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

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What Makes You Happy?

by Stefanie @ Essentia

For us being grateful and being happy go hand in hand… sometimes it’s hard to be mindful of these things that make us both grateful and happy. November always brings about a change, the leaves fall and with it a renewed sense of family and being thankful for everything we have.  It’s the perfect time to reflect…

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Let’s Talk Sleep

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Slumber Wonder Amazed at how tired you are each morning? Are you craving refined carbs, sugar and coffee during the day just to remain awake? Let’s talk sleep. Are you getting enough? Is it restful? Not everyone requires the same amount of sleep, but for most of us it’s best to get between seven and […]

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

by Review Team @ The Sleep Judge

Is it better to sleep on your back?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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What Is The Best Eco-Friendly Way To Clean Your Mattress?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Is It Important To Clean Your Mattress? You spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping on your mattress, so it’s important to keep it clean and fresh. Cleaning your mattress, in the best eco-friendly way, may seem complicated. However, it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Many people don’t realize the importance of cleaning their mattresses regularly, even though there may be dirt, dust Read More

3 simple changes to your bedtime routine that will reduce your overheating (night sweats, hot flashes, menopause) symptoms

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Night sweats are no laughing matter. But they don’t have to ruin your sleep. Here are three simple changes to your bedtime routine that will reduce your overheating symptoms,  based on first-hand experience and feedback from our customers. These suggestions are applicable to both men and women who experience mild night sweats, to toddlers who […]

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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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Nine Ways to Avoid Household Toxins

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

One expert offers tips for consumers who want to avoid exposure to everyday household toxins and chemicals. Abridged article. Read Unabridged article by Christina Gillham from Newsweek 1. Filter Your Water. A simple water filter can capture a lot of pollutants. Some cities’ water supplies can contain trace amounts of arsenic, lead, perchlorate and/or atrazine, […]

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Is making love on an organic mattress better?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – Est-ce mieux de faire l’amour sur un matelas bio? ] Given the 30C weather, 2 elves at Organic Lifestyle have been feeling a little frisky and posed the question: Is making love on an organic mattress better? She says: “We need a new mattress! I can feel springs poking my […]

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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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10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Mattresses

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

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

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Mould Testing Overview - Pros and Cons of Different Methods

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

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

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

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

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

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

ERMI

Cons

- Doesn’t work well in brand new houses.

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

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

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

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

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


Pros

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

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

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

HERTSMI-2

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

Tape Lifts

Cons

- You need to have visible mould.

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

Pros

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

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

- You can do it yourself.

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

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

Spore Traps (Air Test)

Cons

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

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

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

- Can miss/underreport certain heavy species like stachy.

- Expensive.

Pros

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

- It is the most widely used mould test.

- You can compare inside and outside air.

Dishes

Cons

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

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

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

Pros

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

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

- Inexpensive.

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

Here is one you can do yourself.

Mould Dogs

Cons

- Can only detect a handful of moulds.

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

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

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

Pros

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

- The dog can smell both live and dead mould.

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

VOC testing

Cons

- There is controversy around the accuracy of this testing.

- Not widely used.

Pros

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

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

Sources:

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

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The Back to School Non-Toxic Lunch Box Guide

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

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

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Eco-friendly Microwave of the Future

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Recently, I had the opportunity to re-imagine the microwave as if I was the Product Manager for Nest: unlimited budget provide rationale for my design and explain features I really enjoyed the process and thought I’d share it with you…. Here at Nest, we pride ourselves on re-inventing everyday home appliances We started with the […]

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5 All-Natural and Green Baby Shower Ideas

by 80% Clean @ 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

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

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Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

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by Lindsay Sheehan @ Natural Living Ideas

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How to Make Bone Broth (And Where to Buy It)

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Broth made from beef or poultry is a powerful, nutrient-dense food. Find out how to make bone broth and where to buy it if you can’t make your own! The Difference Between Bone Broth and Bone Stock The terms bone broth and bone stock are often used interchangeably. Technically, bone broth is made with meat as... 

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Ketogenic Diet Review: What Went Wrong, What Went Right

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Paleo Lemon Cheesecake Recipe (Nut Free Option)

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

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How 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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DIY Coffee Scrubs for Face & Body

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

Wake up and smell the organic coffee scrub? Your skin can either make you look younger or age you, and a study from the University of Göttingen in Germany proves it. When skin discoloration and wrinkles were digitally removed from people's photos, they were rated as looking fifteen years younger! How can you achieve more […]

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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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Do Founders Sleep Better?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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Mattress Pads vs. Mattress Toppers: What Should I Choose?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

Is your bed a little less comfortable than it used to be, but you’re not in a position to buy a new mattress? Or, is your new mattress not as comfortable as you had hoped but returning it isn’t an option? In either scenario, you might find that a mattress pad or a mattress topper […]

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12 Ways to Improve Thyroid Hormone Conversion

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

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The Perfect Gift: an Essentia Gift Card!

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Just in time for the holiday season, we’re happy to announce that you can now purchase Essentia virtual Gift Cards online! We know picking pillows and even a mattress is a very personal experience, and everyone has different opinions about what feels best. Why not give your friends and family the gift of choice? With an…

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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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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 I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress

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

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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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Paleo Dolmas Recipe

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3 signs that the world is getting better this week

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Al Gore is optimistic about sustainable investments In addition to raising climate change awareness, he has been running an investment fund that invest in sustainable companies – return on investment of 12% over the past 10 years. (Image from article) Watch Al Gore’s inspiring TED talk from Feb 2016 (I’m calling it inconvenient truth 2): […]

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Where to Get Good Coffee in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

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

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by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

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

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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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Best Organic Crib Mattress Reviews 2018

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by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

One of the first things I gave up in high school — as I became more and more health conscious — was deodorant. Unthinkable, I know … But there was method to my madness. It was at that time that I developed the governing principle that I now use when making many of my health […]

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Zero-VOC Sheathing & Subfloor

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

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

Structural Plywood

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

The Rate of Formaldehyde Offgassing in PF Plywood

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

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

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

A Note on Purebond Formaldehyde-Free Plywood

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

Non-Wood Options:

Exterior Sheathing

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

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

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

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

Subflooring

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

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

Roof Sheathing (Decking)

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

Pre-Plywood Options

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

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

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

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

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Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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A Mattress With Customized Firmness and Support Is Best

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  Buying a mattress is a very personal choice. There is not one mattress thickness, firmness and support which is perfect for everyone. Therefore, it’s important that you are able to customize your mattress, so that it is perfect for your particular sleeping pattern and body type. One of the wonderful things about PlushBeds 100% natural latex mattresses is that they are hand crafted and customized Read More

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by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. Green Businesses based […]

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Toronto, Ontario based Green Businesses

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Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. ORGANIC & LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY in Ontario […]

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$200 Off DreamCloud Promo Code

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

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Essential Oil Myths Every Oil User Must Know

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

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

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

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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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2018 Tempurpedic Mattress Reviews

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

If you are looking for information on Tempurpedic mattress reviews, take a few minutes to browse our 2018 report and analysis. You’ve no doubt heard of the nearly ubiquitous mattress company. In this guide, we’ll take a look at their current lines and how the products are faring across several categories. Tempur-pedic, for the most […]

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More Zzz’s Please

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

Scientists and researchers recommend the average adult should get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night, but do you know how many Americans miss this mark? Considering how important sleep is to our productivity, creativity, and general health, we surveyed more than 1,300 Americans to understand their sleeping habits – from which major […]

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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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This is only time we can have a Boxing day deal like this … & smile from George Clooney

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Boxing day and into January Sale! At the risk of preaching to the choir, majority of Organic Lifestyle fans understand that our cost of goods are higher compared to conventional products as we don’t take shortcuts in quality, pay fair labour and don’t use questionable materials that are potentially harmful over long term exposure. We markup […]

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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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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 […]

23 Eco-Friendly Things to Do in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

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

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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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Is Memory Foam Toxic? What You Should Know - The Drömma Bed

Is Memory Foam Toxic? What You Should Know - The Drömma Bed


The Drömma Bed

Did you dream of becoming an astronaut when you were a child? Even if you never made it to space, if you purchased a memory foam mattress you have a piece of NASA-certified technology in your home. Originally created to keep astronauts safe, memory foam has become popular among the earth-bound masses. Touted for its comfort and support, memory foam can be found in many homes today. Because memory foam is so different from other mattresses, you may wonder, “Is memory foam toxic or safe?” To find out, you’ve come to the right place! The short answer is, it depends where you …

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Port Reduction

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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10 Holistic Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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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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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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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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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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5 Reasons Why You’re Having Weird Dreams

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

You’re well past the point in your life where you’re scared of monsters in the closet or under your bed. So why are you still plagued by freaky nightmares—or just plain bizarre dreams? It’s true that nightmares and disturbing dreams prove most common in young kids. But they plague plenty of grown-ups, too: Up to […]

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My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress

My Favorite Non-Toxic Mattress


Mommypotamus

After years of looking for affordable non-toxic bedding, I’ve finally found a company I love. Best. sleep. ever. In this post, we'll talk about what makes them different.

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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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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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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Make This Now If Your Kids Get Chest Colds & Coughs

by Roxanne @ The Holistic Mama

This chest cold remedy became part of my protocol last year. My son is prone to coughs and this glycerin tincture was great to have on hand. I often hear from parents that they aren't using natural remedies because they just don't have it on hand when they need it. This is why it's necessary […]

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

by Deliciously Organic @ Deliciously Organic

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

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Rise and Shine

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

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

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The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!

The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!


The Gentle Nursery

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

PlushBeds Coupon Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

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

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Sneak Peak and Q&A

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

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