Top Posts of 2012

9 Tips to Help Balance Hormones Top Posts of 2012

As another year draws to a close, I’d like to take the chance to thank you for taking the time to read my blog this year. I started Wellness Mama with the hope of helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle and I’m humbled by the amazing community that has developed.

I hope that Wellness Mama is a valuable resource for you and the social media communities that have developed are a valuable resource for me and I find myself asking advice from you on everything from homeschooling to hair styles!

Below is a round-up of the most popular posts on WellnessMama.com this year (based on visits and comments) broken down by category. Was there a post that you particularly enjoyed this year?

Health & Wellness

1. 9 Tips to Help Balance Hormones Naturally

My most visited post this year. It details natural ways to help balance hormones and alleviate hormone related symptoms.

2. Cravings? Fix Your Leptin

Leptin is a master hormone that impacts all other hormones and can lead to weight gain, hormone imbalance, cravings and more. These tips help balance leptin levels.

3. How Grains Are Killing You Slowly

One of my older posts that details the problems with many modern grains and how they can cause digestive and other problems.

Natural Living

1. Best Way to Whiten Teeth Naturally

An unconventional and very effective method of whitening teeth without chemicals.

2. Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipes that Work

Most conventional bug sprays are filled with chemicals. These natural recipes offer an effective alternative.

3. Luxurious Homemade Lotion Recipe

An easy, oil-based lotion recipe that doesn’t require any liquids or emulsification so it lasts indefinitely and doesn’t need any preservatives.

DIY

1. How to Make Homemade Deodorant

One of my most popular posts of all time. This easy recipe makes a very effective natural deodorant with only three ingredients.

2. DIY Lotion Bar Recipe

A lotion bar that combines the ease of a bar of soap with the properties of lotion for a moisturizing bar that is used on dry skin in place of lotion.

3. 101 Uses for Coconut Oil

Many ways to use coconut oil, which I often say I use like the father on My Big Fat Greek Wedding uses Windex…

Fitness

1. T-Tapp Review 

An easy and no-impact fitness system that I have really enjoyed, especially during my pregnancy.

2. 10-Minute a Day Workout Plan

A simple system of weights and high intensity that can be used to maintain fitness in just minutes a day.

3. Barefoot Running 101

Tips on transitioning to running barefoot or in minimalist shoes.

Motherhood

1. 7 Natural Baby Care Recipes

Recipes for natural baby care products like diaper cream, baby powder and lotion.

2. Homemade Natural Baby Wipes Recipe

How to make natural and inexpensive baby wipes with paper towels and natural ingredients.

3. 35 Lunch and Snack Ideas

A list of some of my favorite go-to lunch and snack recipes.

Recipes

1. 14 Homemade Spice Blends

Recipes for homemade spice blends that can be made organically and inexpensively at home.

2. Elderberry Syrup Recipe

This delicious syrup is a natural flu treatment and is also great on pancakes.

3. Coconut Flour Biscuits 

This easy recipe makes a buttery coconut flour biscuit that is versatile and great for breakfast sandwiches.

 

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