Posts filed under: Wellness

What Happens to Your Body in the First Week After Giving Birth Written by Kandice Kelso I told myself after the birth of our first son, “I will always remember these moments and cherish these first few weeks forever.” My...
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Is Coconut Oil Bad For You? Is coconut oil healthy? Recently the American Heart Association told us to avoid coconut oil because it contains saturated fat. Saturated fat increases “bad” cholesterol levels. However, I’m still buying and consuming coconut oil....
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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Oh, ’tis the season, folks!  As we head into the depths of winter, our bodies face the task of fighting off cold and flu germs. The good news is, while our bodies are fighting...
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How to Prevent the Stomach Flu Naturally I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have a respiratory virus (cold) than a stomach virus.  When I have a cold, I still function pretty well during the day.  As long...
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How to Make Kombucha Taste Better So, you decided to try kombucha because you’re intrigued by the health benefits. You grab a bottle of GT’s Gingerade or, my favorite, GT’s Guava Goddess, and you decide it’s not half bad. It’s a...
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5 Ways to Get Relief from Morning Sickness My morning sickness with my first pregnancy was fairly typical.  I walked around in a nauseous haze from 6 weeks until 13 weeks.  Then, except for a strong gag reflex that got...
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My family’s journey into natural living actually began when I was a child. My mother was passionate about green...
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALEX Wearable Posture Tracker and Coach for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Once upon a time, I had perfect posture. When I was a teen and my body...
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  How to Get Relief From PMS Did you know that almost 85% of women experience at least some symptoms of PMS? I’m one of those women and I bet you are, too. While some of us experience more severe...
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What is Your Why for Healthy Living? When I first began writing this article the words poured from me.  I could go on for a while about why healthy living is important to me. This article could easily end up being...
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How to Protect Your Heart From Stress Okay, mamas.  We need to talk about something important today.  It’s not fun and it’s not pretty, but it’s The Heart Truth®.   Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death for...
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Life Without a Microwave Are Microwaves Safe to Use? We ditched our microwave five years ago and we’ve never looked back.  When we got rid of our microwave, we were convinced that it was a health-robbing appliance that should be avoided...
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How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially,...
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The Stork® OTC Conception Aid for Achieving Pregnancy at Home In an emotional moment several months into trying to conceive after my miscarriage I told my husband that simply couldn’t see myself going to the fertility doctor for help if...
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Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Tiffany from Mommy Methodology.  To find out more about Tiffany, please visit her website here and her contributor page here at Our Small Hours.  Be sure to follow Mommy Methodology on social media:...
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Five Dietary Changes for Better Health this Year Each year, at the end of December, I post my top five recommendations for how to achieve better health (and weight loss and happiness) through a better diet.  This year, the recommendations...
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Blossom Cup Review Recently I was given the opportunity to try a Blossom Cup.  I was hesitant at first because, well, I’ve never used a menstrual cup before and frankly, I thought of them as something used by my friends who...
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How to Prevent Hearing Loss I am excited to be working with EPIC Hearing Healthcare to talk about a subject that I don’t see covered often on parenting and natural wellness websites. Did you know that in 1998 the Third...
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Editor’s Note: I was compensated and provided with a Baiden Mitten to try in exchange for my honest review of this product. Baiden Mitten:  Ancient, Natural Remedy for Smooth Skin It’s that time of year!  The weather gets hot and for the...
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Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Tiffany from Mommy Methodology.  To find out more about Tiffany, please visit her website here and her contributor page here at Our Small Hours.  Be sure to follow Mommy Methodology on social media:...
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s that time of year again.  Holidays and family and warmth.  Gratitude and food and winter dryness.  As much as...
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 Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Week 6 Does Oil Pulling Work? It’s been over 6 weeks since I started my oil-pulling experiment.  If you haven’t been reading along, I’ll give you some background. I started oil-pulling just to see...
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  Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Week 6 Does Oil Pulling Work? I’m 21 days into my oil-pulling experiment and all is well.  I seem to consistently miss two days per week for one reason or another.  I’m still using...
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   Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Week 6 Does Oil Pulling Work? I’m two weeks in to my oil pulling experiment and it’s going well.  And by going well, I actually mean that there’s been no more gagging.  I’m pretty...
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  Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Week 6 Does Oil Pulling Work? I’ve officially been oil pulling for over a week now and I think it’s going well.  I’m getting used to the mouth feel of the coconut oil, although...
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  Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Week 6 Does Oil Pulling Work? I’m five days into my oil pulling experiment.  If you haven’t read the first post, check it out here. While this is technically day 5, I forgot to...
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 Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Week 6 Does Oil Pulling Work? Have you tried oil pulling?  Does oil pulling work?  I have read a lot about this practice but haven’t...
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