Health

How to Use Onions for Earaches & Ear Infections

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Earaches are downright miserable. I have been very lucky to have children who rarely got earaches.  I remember our first one, when our middle child…

What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You?

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    This page regularly updated and is best viewed in ‘desktop mode’ because of the tables & photo comparison tools. If you are…

Grow These 3 Healing Herbs to Help Keep the Doctor Away

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Herbs are not only fun to grow at home, but also come with many health benefits. Adding fresh herbs from your garden can be…

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Hummus

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Hummus is a thick, creamy spread and it can be made from ingredients like mashed chickpeas, garlic, sea salt, lemon juice, tahini, and olive…

Dandelions For Your Health

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Though dandelions are thought by many to be a useless weed, dandelions are powerful herbs and a good source of nutrients, like: Vitamin C…

Softcup Menstrual Cup Review

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Meet the Instead Softcup, a disposable menstrual cup. To be honest with you, I debated whether or not to review the Softcup because of…

Cloth Pads (Free Digital Patterns!)

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Yesterday I was talking to a friend that was looking for a good cloth pad pattern.  I offered to help, and because I am…

Menstrual Cups: One Size Does Not Fit All

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I have mad love for my cup (hello freedom!), so when I had the opportunity to try a cup from Lunette I was excited….

Menstrual Cup Comparison Chart (Metric)

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  This page regularly updated and is best viewed in ‘desktop mode’ because of the tables & photo comparison tools. If you are on…

10 Reasons Menstrual Cups Will Save Your Ass in a Zombie Apocalypse

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The last thing you need to worry about in the hell-scape that is a zombie apocalypse is your period. With reusable menstrual products, like…

10 Totally Pinteresty Uses for Menstrual Blood

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Have you ever thought, “This menstrual blood I’m dumping out everyday has got to be useful for something?” No? Me either, but if you…

Vera the Vagangelist { Episode 2 }

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As Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry once said, “If you can’t laugh about menstruation you may just cry instead.” With that in mind, we…

Natural Ways to Battle Seasonal Allergies

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As the weather begins to warm, seasonal allergies start to kick into high gear. Our lungs pump in approximately 3,400 gallons of air each…

Naturally Deodorize Your Home

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Keeping a healthy home is important. We spend a great deal of time in our homes and Filtrete, a company I have used for…

DIY Foaming Baby Wash Recipe

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With the knowledge about big “trusted” baby care companies using toxins in their products, many parents are justifiably worried about finding safe products for their…

6 Steps to Cleaner Indoor Air

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Having a healthier home does not have to be complicated, in fact it shouldn’t be! Simplicity is key, think basics. Check out the tips…

6 Steps to a Healthier Kitchen

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A non-toxic home is so very important and one of the most important rooms in the home is the kitchen – after all this…

Postpartum Cloth Pad Pattern

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I finally did it! I have offered up free cloth pad patterns (day/liner & night/heavy) here on the blog for some time but one…

7 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Full & Fit

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As I have mentioned before on my fitness and weight-loss journey, I like to feel full.  I don’t like being hungry and for me…

How I Came To Love Menstrual Cups

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If you’ve been around here long at all, you know that I like to talk about feminine care… Okay so maybe that’s odd.  Let…

Moldy Tampons: Let’s talk health!

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First things first. If you haven’t seen the moldy tampon you should!  The ‘ick’ factor is undeniable, but what’s worse is the company’s initial…

You Can Fight Childhood Cancer Today

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I always feel awful when I get a phone call asking for a donation and I say “no!”  I do this, not because I…

What do you know about Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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Did you know that anyone who uses a traditional tampon is at risk for Toxic Shock Syndrome, or TSS? Brands like Tampax, Playtex, Kotex…

My thoughts on The Greater Good

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***By popular demand, this is going to be available until Wednesday November 9th to view for free*** I spoke to you earlier in the…

Use menstrual pads? You might consider cloth!

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I’ve written before about eco-friendly feminine products. I am quite fond of my cup, but I have not personally used cloth pads.  I am…

Natural Menstrual Care Info with Printable Guide

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Safe and natural feminine care is a very important subject to me.  So much so that I’ve begun offering classes in my area on…

Let’s Talk About Menstrual Products

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Yea, so there’s no delicate way to approach this, so I’m going to attempt to just jump right in. I consider myself modest, but…

Eco Conscious Shopping

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“In other environmental issues we tell people to stop something, reduce their impact, reduce their damage,” states US Ecologist Gary Nabhan in a recent…

Stuffy nose? No problem! NoseFrida Review

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Over the winter I heard a lot about a little gadget used to clean out mucus from babies noses.  At first I thought it…

Salad, hold the pesticides please!

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I’m *this close* to singing from my rooftop! A new Harvard study focuses on the effects of Organophosphates (a type of pesticide commonly used…