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.

Should You Do Kegel Exercises

Should you do Kegel Exercises-it depends

Note from Katie: I've stopped doing Kegels, despite their popularity. I'm happy to welcome Brianne Grogan back today to talk about when kegels aren't a good solution. Enter Brianne... A risk of … [Read more...]

Leaky Gut Diet – My Experience with GAPS & SCD

What is a leaky gut diet- gaps-scd-autoimmune diets

Ever since I wrote a review of the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome and mentioned that we used it to help reverse our son's dairy allergy and behavior issues, I've gotten a lot of questions about what … [Read more...]

Essential Oil Diffuser Review

Essential Oil Diffuser Review-which ones work best

I recently posted about why we don't use scented candles and what we use instead. One of my favorite alternatives is to use an essential oil diffuser, and many people asked what type of diffuser I use … [Read more...]

Homemade Baby Balm Skin Cream

Homemade baby balm recipe with all natural ingredients

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was given literally 11 bottles of baby lotion by friends and relatives. The smell reminded me of my own childhood and I loved that it was a lotion specially … [Read more...]

Is Protein Powder Healthy?

Is protein powder healthy

In college, I loved taking protein powder as a way to add in nutrients and calories without having to take the time to eat a full meal in the morning (spoken like a true type-A). I also loved making … [Read more...]

My 30-Day Reset Autoimmune Diet Plan

The 30 Day Reset Autoimmune Diet

For many years I suspected that I had some form of thyroid problem based on my own research and symptoms like dry skin, occasional fatigue, trouble losing weight after having a baby, and hair … [Read more...]

What is Collagen Hydrolysate?

What is collagen hydrolysate and how to use it

I've been a big fan of gelatin since our family did the GAPS diet and it helped my son's body reverse his dairy allergy. I've also seen huge benefits with my autoimmune disease since I started … [Read more...]

Natural Headache Relief Stick

Headache relief roll on stick recipe and DIY

Headaches are often a sign of a deeper problem (like magnesium deficiency, in my case), but sometimes they have a practical cause like five-kids-playing-marching-band-in-the-house-syndrome.I … [Read more...]

The Problem with Olive Oil

The problem with olive oil- it's not what you think

Olive oil is considered a highly nutritious and healthy oil due to its high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids and Vitamins A and K (unlike oils like canola, soybean and vegetable oil, which are … [Read more...]

What is Candida? (and How to Tell if You Have It)

Candida - what is it and how to know if you have it

Note from Katie: I get a lot of questions about Candida, and I only mentioned it briefly in this post about gut bacteria, so I asked Christa Orecchio, who is a clinical nutritionist and holistic … [Read more...]

Is White Rice Healthy?

Is White Rice Healthy

White rice. It is a controversial food in nutrition circles. On the one hand, some nutritionists call it an empty source of calories and recommend avoiding it. Others consider it a safe starch and say … [Read more...]

What is Carrageenan?

Carrageenan

If you've ever purchased store-bought almond or coconut milk, you may have noticed an ingredient called Carrageenan on the carton. This hard-to-pronounce little additive is the reason I make my own … [Read more...]