Thanks to everyone who joined in the giveaway fun for a Royal Berkey Water Filter! I wish we could one to all of you… because they are awesome. And needed in our polluted world. Even if you don’t win, you should really check out all the great options available for these amazing water filters. || Read more
Welcome to Thank Your Body Thursday! It’s that time of the week where you link up your healthy-living posts!
Here are the most clicked posts from last week (Make sure you link your posts back to this post or you can’t be featured!): || Read more
The world would have us believe that there are no simple and inexpensive natural beauty tips and tricks. What makes me say that? Well, did you know that the beauty industry is a nearly $300 BILLION dollar empire? And that the average woman spends about $15,00 on just makeup in her lifetime! (source) And according to a UK survey, women will spend well over a year of their life applying that makeup. (source)
Ouch. || Read more
I remember the first time someone told me the “secret” ingredient in Jell-O. I was pretty young. My older brother, in an attempt to gross me out, informed me that the jiggly green stuff on my plate was made from ground up bones and horse hooves. Needless to say, I was grossed out. And to be honest, being grossed out by the store-bought Jell-o “stuff” is okay… because it is pretty gross. Food dyes, processed sugars, and gelatin from sick animals. No thanks. But the truth is that real gelatin… the pure, unflavored stuff… when it comes from healthy grass-fed animals, is really healthy stuff. Like really. || Read more
Whenever people ask me what the first steps are for switching over to a real foods diet, I almost always think: Get cooking! And maybe that’s partly because I was so terrified of the kitchen until I met my husband (who had a roommate who made cooking fun). Of course, I am still learning, but I have come a long way. I feel pretty comfortable in the kitchen whether I have a recipe or not. But I still love handy tools to make my job easier. And that’s why I’m happy to share these handy cooking conversion charts. || Read more