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.

Is Canola Oil Healthy?

Is Canola Oil Healthy

A few days ago, one of my kids commented on  a jar of mayo I had out on the counter, asking "I thought we don't eat store bought mayo because of the vegetable oils... don't we just make it?"I … [Read more...]

Is Xylitol Healthy?

Is Xylitol Healthy

I use Xylitol in my simple whitening toothpaste and by far the most asked question in the comments of that post is about the safety of xylitol usage. Though Xylitol is absolutely not safe (and even … [Read more...]

Can Your Food Affect Mental Health?

Food and Mood - how diet affects mental health

Note from Katie: I've mentioned GAPS before and how that protocol affected our son's mood and his allergies and today, Kayla Grossman, R.N. (who blogs at Radiant Life Catalog) is sharing her knowledge … [Read more...]

Vitamin C Benefits & Cautions

Vitamin C- sources benefits and cautions

This time of year, when the common cold is making the rounds, many people turn to Vitamin C to help ward off illness. It can certainly be helpful, but not all forms of Vitamin C are created … [Read more...]

What is an MTHFR Mutation?

What is an MTHFR gene mutation

When you have an autoimmune disease (like I do), you get to learn a whole new language when it comes to your health. Terms like TSH, flare, leaky gut and triggers become part of your vocabulary. One … [Read more...]

Minding Your Microbiome

Minding Your Microbiome

Note from Katie: I've talked about the importance of the gut microbiome, and how things like antibacterial soaps and even how we are born can alter our gut biome. Today, I'm excited to welcome Dr. … [Read more...]

Elderberry Kombucha Soda

Elderberry kombucha Soda recipe

Two recipes that are staples in our kitchen, especially at this time of year, are kombucha and elderberry syrup. Kombucha is a great source of beneficial bacteria, enzymes and vitamins while … [Read more...]

Corn Flakes and Cortisol: Cereal for Breakfast?

Corn Flakes and Cortisol- should we eat cereal for breakfast

Mark Twain famously said that "truth is stranger than fiction," and some historical reading I stumbled upon lately brought that quote to mind. In fact, when I started reading, I checked several times … [Read more...]

Probiotic Face Mask

DIY probiotic face mask

I recently posted the natural remedies for acne that helped me finally achieve and maintain clear skin. One thing I mentioned was the benefit of probiotics on the skin, and a probiotic face mask is … [Read more...]

Bone Broth Benefits for Health

The Benefits of Bone Broth

Years ago, I shared my recipe for homemade bone broth and recently I recorded a podcast with Brothvangelist and Chef Lance Roll about it's many health and nutrition benefits.With the recent … [Read more...]