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Healing Morning Sickness The Natural Way

By Valerie Yoder A few months ago, I learned I am pregnant with my second child. My partner and I thought, “Hooray! New baby!” — and then the nausea set in. I had pretty severe nausea during my first pregnancy but was able to get through it by sleeping in, …

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Enjoy The Sun With Chemical-Free Sun Block

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Ahhh, finally the sun is back after a long, dark winter. And, boy, does it feel good to have it shining on my face. Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured …

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Let Nature Nurture Your Workout Routine

 By Amanda Wilkes: The world is a giant gymnasium with trees instead of pull-up bars, trails instead of treadmills, and lakes instead of lap pools. The world is the largest, most prestigious, continuously challenging “gym” you will ever work out in! Now, I know that all sounds great, but what …

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Ancient Antibiotics in Modern Medicine

By Emma Grace Fairchild: As the medicine and drug industries grow and change, so do the things they are trying to fight — disease causing bacteria. The combination of rampant antibiotic use since the discovery of penicillin and the natural ability for bacteria to quickly evolve has resulted in a …

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Fewer Chemicals in Teen Girls Using Better Beauty Products

By Fredrica Syren: After all the studies, talks and warnings about the dangers of chemicals found in common beauty products, it’s so refreshing to hear how switching to greener cosmetics can make a difference. A new study by researchers from both the University of California, Berkeley, and Clinica de Salud …

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Good Clean Dirt

By Kim Robson: We’ve written before about how dirt can make you happier, but for a number of reasons, dirt also makes you healthier. There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to good, clean dirt. I love that phrase and use it often. It comes from Thomas Hardy’s …

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Taking Breaks from Screen Time

By Kim Robson: Between television, tablets, smartphones and laptops, we’re living more and more of our lives facing a screen. If we aren’t careful, our children could lose the art of conversation and living in the present. The blue-based light that screens give off disrupts the production of melatonin, a …

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Zero Waste Beauty Tips–Natural Beauty

 By Amanda Wilkes: The main idea behind the zero waste beauty approach is to minimize/eliminate the plastic, refill and buy in bulk whenever possible, make your own body care products and cosmetics, support green companies, and get rid of all single-use/disposable products. Now, it may seem like a lot, but …

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Tips for Combating Jet Lag

By Kim Robson: Most everyone has experienced the effects of jet lag. Some people suffer from jet lag much more than others. For example, my pilot husband rarely felt jet lag on his flights. Other travelers who cross several time zones may feel irritable, confused, sleepy during the day; have …

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