Natural Health Articles & Tutorials

Simple solutions to help you improve your family’s health through a combination of a real food diet, and optimizing factors like sleep, reducing stress and avoiding toxins.

10 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

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Magnesium deficiency is a widespread problem and some estimates suggest that over 90% of us are deficient. I've been writing about magnesium for years, but am even more concerned about this problem … [Read more...]

Can Probiotics Improve Your Brain?

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Note from Katie: Please welcome Kayla Grossman R.N. who specializes in nutritional help for mental health problems. I asked her to write this post about the importance of probiotics for mental health, … [Read more...]

The Problem with Calcium Supplements

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Calcium is one of the most well-known but misunderstood minerals. It is added to everything from cereal to orange juice, yet there is a lot of evidence that supplements are not effective and may even … [Read more...]

Natural Remedies for Heartburn

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When I was growing up, my Dad would occasionally get heartburn, and my brother and I really never understood why it seemed to bother him so much. From our perspectives (at ages 4-6), nothing appeared … [Read more...]

7 Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

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Ever resisted a fad for a long time because you didn't like it or it seemed frivolous only to try it later and discover that you had been missing out the whole time? I have a list of things that I … [Read more...]

The Master Antioxidant: Glutathione

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There is an amazing antioxidant that many people are deficient in and that can be easily depleted by our modern lifestyle. It is the tripeptide Glutathione and it is the body's most potent detoxifying … [Read more...]

Coconut Water Kefir Recipe

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Water kefir is the easiest way that I've found to make sure that my children get enough probiotics.  It is a naturally fizzy and mildly sweet drink that is created when the grains (not actual grains … [Read more...]

Thyroid Problems & Cruciferous Vegetables

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Cruciferous vegetables are some of the healthiest foods on the planet, and some of my personal favorites to eat. When I was diagnosed with Hashimotos, I found out there was a lot of confusion on … [Read more...]

How to Improve Eye Health Naturally

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Eye health is an interesting topic. Some eye health professionals would "swear on their license and burn it if I'm wrong" that it is impossible to improve vision naturally, and that only glasses, … [Read more...]

Do Food Dyes Affect Behavior?

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Coloring Easter eggs with the smell of vinegar in the air, brightly colored sweetened drinks or candies and neon gelatin jigglers (not even healthy ones).... Those were my childhood memories involving … [Read more...]