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 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?


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...]

How to Get Enough Calcium Without Dairy

How to get calcium without dairy and why this might be a healthier option

When our third child started to eat solid foods, we found out that he had a pretty severe dairy allergy. He was born 5 weeks premature (that whole story and my other birth stories here) and I found … [Read more...]

How Food Sensitivities Affect Behavior


Note from Katie: Please welcome Sylvie McCracken, author of The Gelatin Secret, for this guest post on how diet can affect children's behavior and how she reversed behavior issues with dietary … [Read more...]

Does Brushing Teeth Prevent Cavities?

Why just brushing your teeth won't prevent cavities

Note from Katie: I've written a lot about oral health in the past and especially about the body's ability to remineralize teeth, so I'm excited to welcome Emily Bartlett of Holistic to talk … [Read more...]

The Importance of Clean Water

Wellness Challenge 2- Clean Water

I've written extensively on the importance of real food. Today we're going to discuss another equally important aspect of health: clean water. A person will die much more quickly from lack of water … [Read more...]

Resistant Starch: Gut Superfood


Note from Katie: Resistant Starch has gotten a lot of press lately for its ability to culture beneficial gut bacteria. It is a prebiotic, which complements a probiotic. I invited Genevieve Pazdan from … [Read more...]

The Importance of Omega-3s

The Importance of Omega-3s for health

Why Omega-3? Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for many aspects of health, and many of us are not getting enough of them. The University of Maryland Medical Center explains that Omega-3 fatty acids … [Read more...]

Why I Wear Orange Sunglasses at Night

Orange Sunglasses

My post on how to get better sleep naturally has gotten really popular lately and I get a lot of questions about sleep problems, so I thought it would be helpful to share something that has improved … [Read more...]

Is Agave Healthy?

Is Agave Healthy

I often get asked: "Is Agave Healthy?" Agave has gained popularity in recent years as a "natural" sweetener and many people use it as an alternative to high fructose corn syrup or sugar. Agave syrup … [Read more...]

Benefits of Astaxanthin

Benefits of Astaxanthin

I don't take many daily nutritional supplements, but the ones I do take, I am very selective about and only take for specific reasons. One supplement I do take daily is Astaxanthin. I've taken it for … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Consume More Probiotics

5 Ways to Consume More Probiotics without taking a supplement

The human body has more bacterial cells that human cells and a large part of these live in the digestive system. New research is constantly showing the relationship of gut bacteria to many aspects of … [Read more...]