Homemade Decongestant Chest Rub – Compare to Vicks®

I never even thought of making my own decongestant homemade chest rub. In fact, I had completely forgotten that there even was a product like that. Until I needed it. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? In this case, yes.  And though I didn't really invent this, I finally cobbled together information from the internet and made my own. About two weeks ago, at bedtime, my ...Read The Full Post

Do These 10 Foods REALLY Fight Candida?

  Candida is a huge problem that I sadly have first hand experience with. In fact, my health journey started with the realization that I had candida.  And that I had a lot of it.  I'll share more later, but today I am so glad to present to you Dr. Eric Bakker, ND -- a candida expert.  He's here to share his thoughts on foods that might, or might not be, candida fighting foods.  I think ...Read The Full Post

DIY Essential Oil Blend for Hair Growth (& 10% off coupon code)

When I was in college, I never thought I would some day be writing about a DIY Essential Oils for Hair Growth Blend.  Some people referred to me as the "big hair girl."  I think some of it had to do with how I wore my hair, and also because I was temporarily addicted to perms. Thankfully, that "addiction" ended about 10 years ago. Since my "Big Hair Girl" Days, however, I have had some ...Read The Full Post

DIY Acne Cream aka Why I Wore Sunscreen At Night

Summer is basically over, but you won't find me putting my sunscreen away anytime soon.  Why?  Let me tell you. I've had problem skin on and off my whole life, with the worst bout being in my mid to late 20s.  I had acne so bad.  I tried all everything it seemed.  Things that I had bought in drugstores and off of informercials -- acne cream, topical antibiotics, Clearasil®, Sea Breeze®... ...Read The Full Post

Stressed Out? 5 Simple Ways to Ease Anxiety

I get regular emails from readers asking how to deal with anxiety. Today, we have help in the form of 5 Easy Natural Remedies for Anxiety from Hannah Hepworth, a women with a lot to share on this subject. I’ve struggled a lot off and on with anxiety since having my first child almost 9 years ago.  It’s been a struggle but one that I’m grateful for as it has taught me so much.  Over the years ...Read The Full Post

11 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood

I'm sure most, if not all of you have seen Planned Parenthood in the news over the past few weeks. There have been a bunch of undercover videos released implicating them in the apparent selling of infant body parts. These videos have drawn a lot of attention from both the "pro-life" and the "pro-choice" side, with the pro-life side stating that Planned Parenthood has committed felonies by ...Read The Full Post

Thyroid Disease Healing — These Labs Prove It!

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I have thyroid disease.  I had borderline hypothyroidism in college, then once again after having my 2nd child, and then was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (autoimmune of the thyroid) about 2 years ago. That means my body has been attacking itself -- in particular my thyroid. Neither thyroid disease nor Hashimoto's is fun.  And ...Read The Full Post

The Serious Dangers of Spray Sunscreen

Spray sunscreen is all the rage now. But have you heard about spray sunscreen dangers? We have a community pool in our new neighborhood. I'm no longer a sun bather (I did way too much of that in my younger years), and really don't care for chlorine, but we have been enjoying the pool quite a bit. And I am constantly seeing all kinds of people spraying sunscreen on themselves. It seems ...Read The Full Post

The BEST $12 I Ever Spent

I get really upset when I spend money needlessly -- paying a fine for missing a bill, not returning something to a store on time and ending up with store credit or worse, wasting food.... But then there are those times when I buy something that turns out to be worth way more than I paid for it. This post is about one of those times. {Please note - there are affiliate links in this post. ...Read The Full Post

5 Important Sunscreen Do’s and Don’ts

It's that time of the year -- the sun is coming out, and families are spending more time at the pool, the beach, and just outside in general. Along with more time in the lovely outdoors comes exposure to the sun and the risk of overexposure, plus other risks I just wasn't aware of -- until now. When I was young, I was a real sun bather. I would tan and tan and tan -- but no more for ...Read The Full Post

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