As someone who has suffered from intense period pain due to endometriosis, I am always on the lookout for natural and non-toxic period pain remedies. Before I dove into the holistic and natural remedies for period pain, my menstrual cycle looked like three days on the couch with an electric heating pad, bottles of Ibuprofen, and non-stop episodes of Riverdale on Netflix. Now that I've learned to understand my cycle more and have peeled back the layers of why my period hurts so much - the biggest issue I had was finding a natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly heating pad.
That's why I'm having Lindsay Clark of Handmade Heat on the blog today to teach us all about the unsung hero of dealing with period pain - heat! Lindsay is going to share with us why we should consider a natural heating pad, its benefits, and how it can help you give period pain the 1-2-punch. Welcome, Lindsay!
As a low-maintenance lady, I'm always on the lookout for ways to simplify my non-toxic and natural skincare routine. Now don't think that simplifying your skincare routine means sacrificing its effectiveness. Having a simple and straightforward process when caring for your skin also means having one that packs the most beautifying power.
That's why today I want to turn the spotlight onto Becca Tetzlaff of the blog, Organically Becca. This amazing clean beauty maven has been documenting organic skincare for years and she's seen (and used!) it all. Becca is a godsend for us low-maintenance ladies who just want someone to tell us the most simple, organic, and effective way to care for our skin.
So without further ado - here are the top four natural products for a low maintenance skincare routine!
Episode 26 - Nine Simple Ways To Make Your Home A Healthier And Safer Environment During The Coronavirus Outbreak
As more and more of us are working remotely and practicing social distancing as the coronavirus hits the US, we thought it would be helpful to share nine simple ways you can make your home a healthier and safer environment. We hope these tips bring you peace of mind and give you a sense of control during this scary time!
According to the EPA, the average American indoor environment is 2 to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor air. The EPA also stated that the worst air pollution in our nation is right inside our own homes and workplaces and that 50% of all illness is connected to the indoor air quality. Crazy! Thankfully there are many easy ways to help improve this, which we address in today’s episode:
If you’ve been diagnosed with gallstones or you think you may be suffering from them, there is a potential way to remove them naturally without surgery. Depending on the size and severity of your gallstones, the gallbladder flush and liver cleanse can help your body pass the gallstones safely and effectively. In this post I’ll share with you why you should consider the cleanse over surgery, the steps of the cleanse, and my experience doing it.
I was diagnosed with gallstones at age 22. After dealing with serious digestion issues, nagging pain in my right shoulder and underneath my right rib, and a surprise breakout of cystic acne along my neck - I went to my doctor for some answers. Immediately he had me go in for an ultrasound on my gallbladder and the diagnosis was gallstones. I had a gallbladder full of them! The solution in his eyes was surgery, but I wanted to do my research first before I had my gallbladder removed at the age of 22.
Holistic Healing: What Are EMFs And Why You Need To Reduce Your Exposure To Decrease Anxiety And Boost Sleep
What are EMFs?
EMF stands for electromagnetic field, which is a physical field that is generated by an object that is electrically charged. They are present nearly everywhere on our planet. Even our own bodies emit EMFs. The issue is that artificial EMFs, the ones generated by things like power lines, cell phones, WIFI routers, TVs, are much more intense and not what our bodies evolved with over time.
We are exposed to low frequency EMFs on a much larger scale now than natural evolution ever anticipated. Low level EMFs, like the radio frequency radiation your cell phone emits, directly affects your body. California has even gone so far as to warn consumers now that cell phone use close to your noggin has shown to have long-term effects on the body like increasing your risk of cancer.
Episode 22 - Why The Oil Cleansing Method Is The Best Way To Beautify Your Skin with Emma of The Sunday Standard
This week on The Positively Green Podcast we have organic skincare formulator Emma, founder of The Sunday Standard. As someone who has dealt with acne-prone skin her whole life, chatting with Emma about her nourishing facial oils was so enlightening. I've been implementing the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) for nearly six years and Emma took my understanding of why it works to a whole new level. If you've been curious how OCM works or you have been trying it for a while and want to take it a step further, this episode is for you!
The Sunday Standard is a beauty brand based in Milwaukee, WI. Emma's products are made with non-toxic, plant-derived ingredients and are formulated to heal blemish-prone skin from the inside out.
In this episode we discuss:
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Episode 21 - Holistic tips for a good night's sleep, acupressure, and integrative medicine with Kate Eskuri, RN
On today’s episode of the Positively Green Podcast we have special guest, Kate Eskuri. We chat about a ton of topics including integrative medicine and Kate’s best tips for holistic sleep. We love Kate because she balances the "woo" with the solid science, creating a safe and accessible balance between eastern and western medicine.
Kate is a Minnesota girl, registered nurse, holistic health junkie, and the voice behind The Foundation Blog, a modern woman's guide to all things slow living, integrative health, and holistic self-care. Kate got her nursing degree at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where competed in Division I track, graduated with honors and completed years of health research introducing yoga to older female adults. Upon graduating and working as an RN at the Mayo Clinic ICU, Kate felt a longing to specialize in holistic health.
Kate is currently getting her doctorate degree in Integrative Health and Healing and is passionate about helping women maximize their health by simple + foundational health practices: quality nutrition, natural remedies, mindset-shifts, and holistic practices. Kate's healthcare experience is a unique blend of Western and Eastern. Having worked in an ICU setting and also studying integrative health, she believes in the miracle of modern medicine, but also encourages patients to get back to their "roots" of quality nutrition, slow living, and being intentional with their health.
In this episode we discuss:
To grab Kate’s complete Holistic Nighttime Rituals: A No-Nonsense Guide for Deeper, Dreamier Sleep Guide, click here!
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If you've fallen into a slump with your green and clean beauty routine and want to take it to the next level - one of mindful and conscious self-care, this episode is for you. Becca walks Kelsey through her very own Custom Green Beauty Consult, which is full of tips on how to take your own toxin-free beauty habits from humdrum to heck yes!
Becca recently launched her Organically You: Custom Green Beauty Consult service. So today, you get a front-row seat to the amazing work she does as she walks Kelsey through a consult of her own. With all of Becca’s hard-won knowledge on organic skincare, she helps Kelsey find a perfect, simple, and natural routine with some new clean beauty and skincare products.
Products Recommended to Kelsey:
To book your very own custom green beauty consultation with Becca, click below. I can't recommend her service and expertise enough!
Episode 19 - Why EMF Radiation Is An Unseen Threat and How To Protect Yourself Featuring Daniel DeBaun
In this episode, we have special guest Daniel DeBaun, an internationally recognized expert in EMF radiation, EMF shielding, and EMF-related health issues with special focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones. He is the author of Radiation Nation: Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety and co-founder of DefenderShield.
DefenderShield EMF Protective Products:
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If you are wondering how to use diatomaceous earth for a parasite cleanse, you are in the right place! I can tell you that it has safely helped not only me and my husband, but our three cats, and all 90+ chickens on our farm.
I tried diatomaceous earth as a last ditch effort to find out why I suddenly couldn’t eat eggs anymore. TMI, I had been dealing with constant diarrhea for nearly a month that would worsen with eating eggs. I was so frustrated and at the end of my rope. After doing exhaustive research, I felt that I was dealing with a parasite. Enter diatomaceous earth.
In this post, we will discuss exactly what diatomaceous earth is, how it works to kill pests and parasites, and how exactly you can use it for your health and your pets and livestock. Let’s dive in!
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to composting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we strive to live sustainably and turn these five acres from just property to a fully functioning regenerative farm.
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