Posts filed under: Wellness

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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Easy Homemade Toothpaste Recipe As I strive to live a simpler, more natural lifestyle, I’ve replaced many personal hygiene products with natural and/or homemade alternatives.  Homemade toothpaste was one of the first and the easiest natural hygiene products to replace....
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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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The No Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me It’s no secret that I like my personal care products to be as natural as possible. I use a natural deodorant, make my own body wash, toothpaste and facial moisturizer. I want...
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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. Pin This Article For Later! Is...
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Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore Several years ago, I was a self-proclaimed coupon queen. I cut my grocery budget for a family of five from nearly $1000 per month to around $300 a month. My pantry, fridge, and freezer...
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Editor’s Note: This post was written by Kandice, owner of Green-Eyed Girl Productions and a Coordinating Blog, The Vintage Event, and her personal blog A Cotton Kandi Life. You can find out more about Kandice by following her on social...
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Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets What if you could have an easy, inexpensive natural alternative to dryer sheets? You’d be one step closer to a frugal, natural lifestyle, that’s for sure. I recently posted about my one-ingredient, homemade natural laundry...
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Easy Homemade Mouthwash Anytime I can save money and make my daily routine greener and more natural, I do. That’s why I’m so excited to share the easy homemade mouthwash recipe I created. As I work to replace all of...
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Do you want to lose weight in the new year? I’ve got five books you must read for weight loss with real food. 5 Books to Read for Weight Loss With Real Food A few years ago, I lost 47...
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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 Our Small Hours contributor Donna Fitzgerald.  To find out more about Donna visit our Current Contributor’s page. Should You Buy an Old Home or a New Home? Whether you’re starting a family or...
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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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