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    Non-Toxic Kitchen Swaps: Back to School Edition

    One of the biggest ways we can reduce our toxic load is by swapping out items we use on a daily basis. If you’re someone who makes snacks and lunches for your children (or just for yourself), making an effort to focus on healthier ways to store your foods should be on your priority list. When it comes to living a non-toxic lifestyle, one thing I have stressed over the years is to swap what you can, when you can and be happy with what you’re able to do. NOT focusing on what you can’t do or how to do it all it once. That later leads you into a…

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    Why We Use Clean Mosquito Repellants

    The mosquitoes are HORRIBLE where we live and it’s been a struggle to not get eaten alive when we go outside. Years ago, I looked into conventional mosquito repellants because I am a mosquito magnet and I also want to enjoy being outside instead of covered in bug bites. You can protect yourself without having to use a DEET-based chemical repellent. DEET products have the potential to cause health and environmental problems. According to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, most cases of serious side effects caused by DEET involve long-term, heavy, frequent or whole-body application of the repellent. When it’s applied with common sense and only on…

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    Why I Make Cold Plunging A Priority

    I started cold plunging last fall and I’ve seen major benefits of doing it consistently. What is cold plunging?Cold plunging, also known as cold therapy and cryotherapy, is essentially using cold temperatures for health benefits. Although you may just now be hearing of this practice, this type of therapy has been used for hundreds of years to decrease pain, improve recovery, and to improve overall health. What are the benefits of cold therapy?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When you take the plunge into your cold plunge pool, the chilled water instantly numbs the nerves that surround your joints and muscles, causing the release of hormones and endorphins. The release of hormones and endorphins acts as…

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    Why We Wash Our Sheets Weekly

    How often do you wash your sheets? Come on, get real with me. Is it once a month? Every other week? Once a week? Not at all?!?!? Whatever the frequency you’re currently working with, I am going to encourage you to make it a habit to wash your sheets weekly. Why? According to The Sleep Foundation, you should wash your sheets once a week.  “Each and every week, most of us spend approximately 49 to 60+ hours sleeping in our beds. That’s a lot of time to get the rest our bodies need to thrive, but it’s also ample time to build up dirt, sweat, oil, and other gunk on our sheets…

  • Health,  Recipes

    Foods I Make Sure To Eat As A Postpartum Mom

    Postpartum is hard. What makes me sad, as a mom, is seeing how this entire experience from conception to postpartum just isn’t celebrated more educated about enough. What we’ve been led to believe by society just isn’t true and it’s especially on point with postpartum care for Mom. How are we supposed to take care of our newborn and ourselves when we don’t know what that looks like? I try my hardest to share about how important rest is postpartum. Items that make this time easier for baby and Mom. Also dairy free meals that are easy enough for a spouse or loved one fix to help nourish. Growing and…