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.

The Benefits of Kombucha

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There are many benefits of Kombucha - an age-old fermented tea drink that has been around (in various forms) for centuries in many different cultures.It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals … [Read more...]

Sleepytime Foot Spray

Homemade Sleepytime Foot Spray

Ever since my first son arrived with his powerful lungs and energetic personality, me and sleep have not been best friends. Not by choice, of course, but our nights have gone something like this for … [Read more...]

Is Sitting Worse than Eating Donuts?

The dangers of sitting and what to do about it

If you knew how much I dislike donuts you'd understand how strong of a statement that is for me. Donuts are a mixture of three of the worst non-foods available: processed grains, hydrogenated … [Read more...]

Wellness Family Summit

Wellness Family Summit

When my oldest son was six weeks old, I read that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children (my children) would have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.That … [Read more...]

Is Coffee Healthy?

Is coffee healthy or not

Like many things in health and nutrition, when it comes to coffee, the answer really is: it depends.I could easily write a post about all of the problems with coffee and I could just as easily … [Read more...]

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

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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...]