How to NOT Lose Your Mind — 4 Tips to Reduce & Manage Stress

Stress - How to Relieve Stress - Ways to Relieve Stress

{Wondering How to Relieve Stress in this fast-paced world?  Help is here today. Please welcome back Jedha Denning of Good Food Eating with 4 Great Ways to Relieve Stress.}

Today I wanted to talk about a topic that I’m sure we can all relate to.

That is stress.

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Tired? Food to the Rescue. 7 Healing Foods for Adrenal Fatigue

Got Adrenal Fatigue? Add these foods to your adrenal fatigue diet for relief.

{Please welcome back Jedha Denning from Good Food Eating.  She’s back to talk more about adrenal fatigue.  If you suspect that you have adrenal fatigue, these suggestions about additions to your adrenal fatigue diet might be of some help.}

I recently wrote a post here at Whole New Mom about the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue. If you missed that you can find it here.

Adrenal fatigue is a stress condition that may inflict many of us from time to time.

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Could You Have Adrenal Fatigue? Signs and Symptoms You Should Know


Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms


{Please welcome Jedha from Good Food Eating, sharing crucial information about Adrenal Fatigue, something I think is epidemic.  Her list of Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms should be a help to everyone in thesee stressful times. Please read this and pass it around. It’s important info for sure.}

If you are:
- tired
- stressed
- wanting a whole healthy life

this post is for you.

And for those you love.

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6 Tips for Slowing Down for Christmas

Slowing Down for Christmas


Hi Readers.

Sorry this email is coming out late (to those of you reading this in your emails).  We lost power and phone and internet so it’s been very interesting, to say the least.  I got to a remote location to send this to you. It’s a post from awhile ago but I really wanted to share it again. 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….”

So goes the song.  But for many people this can be the most lonely time of the year–or the most frantic.

I know that many of you don’t celebrate Christmas, but some of the principles outlined here can be applied to other celebrations and to life in general, so please read on.

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? Stop the Cycle Before It’s Too Late

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? Stop the Cycle Before It's Too Late

It seems like everyone these days is tired.  And sick and tired of feeling that way.

You too?

Do you wake up tired and wish you could be like other moms with loads of energy to cart their kiddos to play dates and homeschool co-ops and still have steam left to do a family outing at night?

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Top 10 Posts from 2012 ~ Health & Tips

This is the final post in the “Top 10 Posts of 2012″ series.

First there was the Top 10 Recipes and then the Top 10 DIY posts.

So–what’s left?

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Autism, Anxiety, and A Real Miracle

Fireworks over Lake


Over the past four months or so, I’ve shared with you all on Facebook a number of times that my son has been dealing with pretty severe anxiety.   And you all have been very helpful offering recommendations.  Thank you!  If you haven’t “liked” Whole New Mom on Facebook, please do join us.  It’s a very supportive community over there.

You see, my son suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism.  And Asperger’s almost always comingles (goes together) with anxiety.

Over the past 5 months, his anxiety has increased to the point of being well—really bad.  Mainly it’s been anxiety about his life threatening food allergies.

It’s been hard some days to handle it.

To wonder if we can keep going.

To wonder if he’ll get better.

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Saving Money on Special Diets, Vaccines, Autism & ADD, & the Best Probiotic ~ Whole New Mom Q&A

Question Mark

I’m back with another installment of Whole New Mom Answers Your Questions.

I so love hearing all of your thoughts and questions.  I feel honestly inadequate to answer them sometimes, but I will for sure do my best.

And I hope that all of you super sharp readers will chime in with more information on all of the great questions that were asked…

So… goes with your great questions from this week!

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Could You Have Heavy Metal Poisoning and Not Know It? ~ Part One

Heavy Metal Poisoning. Could You Have It and Not Know It? Metals are found in our food, water, air--everywhere. Could a heavy metal buildup be wrecking your health? Find out how I found out that I had heavy metal poisoning--and how I try to keep metals and toxins out of my body now.

Balls of Mercury – Photo Source

Heavy metal poisoning.

Sounds alarmist, doesn’t it?

I almost can’t believe myself that I am writing that title.

But then–life has a way of teaching us lessons that we really didn’t want to learn.

Metal poisoning is one of them for me.

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Whole New Mom Answers Your Questions ~ May 11, 2012

Question Mark

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Q&A post, but finally here’s another one.

This week, we’re tacking questions on Eczema, Sunscreens, Natural Sweeteners, and more.

I’ve so wanted to be able to be a resource to others and just love how the health posts have turned into a help for so many (and how I’ve been helped by so many of your comments as well!

My family has been through so much from:

It’s hard to deal with all of these things, but it makes it easier when you know that your struggles have been used to bless others.

We’ve also been through a lot financially–mainly trying to “make it” on a single income (that is well below six figures :-)), with a special needs child, with medical expenses and well . . . things aren’t getting cheaper now, are they?

Anyway, I’ve always had a passion to share, but it’s a lot more efficient to share on the internet than just be word of mouth.

So Whole New Mom was born.

My desire with this kind of post is to field questions on any topic (within reason :-)) that you might like to ask:

  • whole foods
  • special diets
  • food allergies
  • substitutions (like for egg [see my egg replacer recipe], sweeteners, etc.)
  • budgeting (saving money, inflation…)
  • health topics (autism, adrenal health, heavy metals,….)
  • anything else (within reason, right?)  By the way, my hubby is not a fixit man (but he’s working on it) but he is kind of an expert on some things so feel free to ask away.  If it has to do with whole health in some way and I can’t answer it, maybe he can chime in :-).)

I can’t promise that I’ll know the answer, but I’ll try my best ;-).

And then all of you can just chime in the comments section and we can all help each other out.

So–ready?  Set?  Let’s go!

(Oh–and you can e-mail your questions to me at wholenewmom {at} gmail {dot} com.   Just put “Whole New Mom Answers Your Questions” or “WNM Answers” in the Subject area so it catches my eye more quickly!)

Today’s questions from readers like you are….

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