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How to Create a Holistic Medicine Kit

As most of you know, we just returned from a year and a half living in South America.  Before I left, I spent quite a bit of time putting together an EPIC holistic medicine kit.  I had no idea what I would face in our expat journey and I wanted to be prepared for...

How to Choose a Safer Sunscreen

Do you dutifully apply sunscreen on all of your exposed skin every time you go out in the sun? There are a few reasons why this widely circulated advice is counter to reason, one of which is the sunscreen itself. Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG)...

How to Make Bone Broth with EXTRA Minerals

My grandma called it stock.  Some people call it broth.  No matter what you call it, homemade bone broth is a nutritional powerhouse and to date I haven’t found any condition it won’t help.  Homemade broth, made with bones in particular, is the first thing I make when...

Superwoman Detox June GIVEAWAY!

June must be my lucky month.  A few days ago I shared a very personal story about how I transformed my body eating real food and shared my tip for a 2x yearly detox.   Well, yesterday Kristen from MIX | wellness solutions for a balanced life read my post and offered...

5 Surprising Things I Learned Living in Argentina with Children

A year and a half ago we packed up our belongings and headed way down south, to our new home in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I really didn’t know what to expect from the “Paris of South America” as I’d read it referred to in many guidebooks.  One thing I did know--- I...

Natural Remedies for Fever

This week I'm continuing on with my natural remedies series. If you missed out on my earlier posts you can read all about natural remedies for ear infections, constipation, eczema, leaky gut and candida.  Next up...FEVER! Caring for a sick child is a tough job. As...

How I’m Healing my Cavity Naturally

By now, if you’ve been reading this website for more than 5 minutes, you know I’m usually one to try the natural route when it comes to health and healing and my teeth are no exception.  The other night, while brushing my teeth, one of my back molars gave me a lot of...

How I’m Healing My Daughter’s Eczema Naturally

Planting the Seeds for Eczema: My Story My daughter (2.5) has always been a sensitive little one. She arrived 10 days early and from the start we worked very hard to soothe her sensitive body.  With both of my children I developed a mastitis infection as soon as my...

How to do Oil Pulling with an Extra DETOX Boost!

By now you may have heard of oil pulling, an old Ayurvedic method used to detoxify and clean the teeth and gums with the added benefit of whitening teeth and strengthening the immune system too.  But does oil pulling work?  I know it seems unusual that swishing oil...

4 Tips That Will Change EVERYTHING When Traveling With KIDS.

Traveling with kids isn’t always easy. Long gone are the days that I used to board a plane with my trashy magazine (s) in one hand and my coffee in the other. I chuckle when I remember how I used to view solo travel days as difficult because those plane rides were so...

Detox Baths for Kids: How and Why!

Why Detox Baths are Important for KIDS No matter how “green” we try to make our home space, our kids are exposed to hundreds of contaminants in air, water, food and personal care products on a DAILY basis. The body can detoxify itself of these chemicals, however,...

4 Healthy Tips for Traveling with Kids

My family has spent the last year traveling around South America with our two children (5 and 2).  We are living in Argentina for a year and a half while my husband works and because our time here is finite; we travel whenever we can.  At first the idea of traveling...

10 Ways to Prevent Food Allergies in Children

If you read last week’s post about the rise in childhood food allergies, you know that a child born today has a 1 in 12 chance of having a serious food allergy.  The current generation of allergy babies is enough to give any parent-to-be pause when planning a family. ...

Does My Child Need a Probiotic Supplement?

Probiotics are front and center in the holistic health spotlight right now.  Walk down any health food store aisle and you will see countless probiotic supplement brands for adults and children alike.  Supplements can be expensive, so does your child need a probiotic...

10 Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Food Allergies

Today’s generation of children is often referred to as the allergy generation.  A child born today has a 1 in 12 chance of developing food allergies. (source) With the prevalence of serious allergies to foods such as peanuts, dairy, gluten and soy, it’s hard to...

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Toxic Chemicals

After 9 months of caring for your developing baby by eating nutrient dense foods, it’s now time to bring your little peanut home.  But did you know that the average home environment houses chemicals that interfere with brain development and hormone balance?  A new...

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