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.

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...]

The Benefits of Sprouts and Microgreens

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Sprouts of certain seeds and nuts are an inexpensive and simple way to add extra nutrients to the diet. They are easy to grow at home and the ultimate local superfood. Even if you don't have room for … [Read more...]

Betaine HCL for Increasing Stomach Acid

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Stomach acid has gotten a bad rap in recent decades as the growing antacid industry marketed products to reduce acid and provide relief.Estimates suggest that half to 3/4 of Americans struggle … [Read more...]

FODMAP and IBS – A Scientific Solution

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Note from Katie: My own health struggles have been thyroid and autoimmune related, but I've received many questions from readers who suffer with digestive struggles like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. … [Read more...]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Depression

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Note from Katie: There is a good reason I regularly eat liver (or take capsules) and it isn't the taste! Kayla Grossman, R.N. (who blogs at Radiant Life Catalog) is sharing her knowledge about … [Read more...]

Is Canola Oil Healthy?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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...]