In this episode of The Positively Green Podcast, Becca and I share how we deal with dysmenorrhea, aka periods from the seventh circle of hell. We’ve got a good line up of zero-waste and holistic period pain management options for you. When PMS rears its ugly head for many of us ladies, the conventional options are all we feel we have at our disposal to help manage the pain. Tune in to find out how we deal with the red wave holistically.
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Also, exciting news, please welcome our first official podcast sponsor, Osea Malibu, the original plant-based, results-driven skincare line. They are generously sponsoring this week’s episode. You can enter the code POSITIVELYGREEN at checkout on their site and get a free travel-size of your choice ($18 value) with the purchase of $40 or more. Just be sure to add the travel-size to your cart first. Check them out!
In this episode, Kelsey and Becca talk all about why you should work towards a zero-waste and toxin-free menstrual cycle. They also share their favorite zero-waste options for feminine items, like absorbable undies and the menstrual cup, and how to use them.
If you have been thinking this is the year to get your first organic vegetable garden started, then we have the perfect episode to give you the final push. Discover the five surprising reasons to get your first vegetable garden going and how gardening can have a positive impact on your health, community, and the environment.
Blogs and Books:
Kelsey’s Five-Part Blog Series on Organic Gardening
The All New Square Foot Garden
The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible
Spring is finally here! And in today’s episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we’re talking all about sunscreen. Believe it or not, we need some sun exposure without any sunscreen to help our bodies get Vitamin D. We’re also talking about the ingredients in conventional sunscreens and their health effects, as well as how they are negatively impacting the environment. Then we also leave you with safe, non-toxic, mineral sunscreen options. We’re all about practicing safe sun exposure over here!
In this episode we discuss:
Environmental Working Group’s Sunscreen Guide
Becca’s SPF Recommendations:
Kelsey’s DIY Recipe:
Download the free dminder app!
In this episode, we chat with Dan Kurzrock, the CEO of Regrained, a company that is working hard to find sustainable solutions for food waste and packaging waste. If you’ve been frustrated with the non-recyclable and non-compostable food packaging winding up in your garbage, this is the episode for you.
Dan Kurzrock is the co-founder and Chief Grain Officer of ReGrained. Dan founded ReGrained out of his hobby for homebrewing beer, where he first discovered that “spent” grain could be given a delicious second life. He is now obsessed with the impact edible upcycling and closing nutrient loops can have on our food system. As Chief Grain Officer, Dan is “Mr. Outside” for ReGrained, handling all elements of growing the business. Dan holds an Economics degree from UCLA and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.
In this episode we discuss:
Today on the Positively Green Podcast we interview herbalist Kyle Denton of Tippecanoe Herbs. Kyle is an educator, medicine maker, and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs & Apothecary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drawing from his background in Ayurveda and Traditional Western Herbalism, Kyle will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world and help you introduce simple and easy ways to incorporate herbalism into your everyday life.
Stay In Touch With Tippecanoe Herbs!
In this episode, Kelsey and Becca answer listeners’ questions on everything from gardening to soap to getting your significant other on board to live a greener lifestyle.
Laundry + Dishes
Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Detergent
Wool Dryer Balls
Redecker Beechwood Pot and Dish Brushes
Better Life Dish Soap
CBD Facial Oil
Becca’s Safety Razor Post
Kelsey's ebook The Holistic Home
Stella and Chewy’s Dog Food
Becca’s Natural Dog Product Faves
On this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, we discuss why you don’t have to go vegan to live a sustainable lifestyle. This episode has come at the request of many of our listeners, as well as being born out of the necessity to start a more open dialogue about eating meat and raising livestock in the face of climate change.
This podcast was born out of a bad review for the show, believe it or not. The review said:
"I was pretty pumped for a green podcast to drop. Listening to the first few minutes of them talking about raising animals to eat their eggs was confusing. There are many reports with supporting researching showing that the least green thing we can do is support and promote any type of animal agriculture, organic or not."
Before you tune in, we have a bit of a disclaimer. Eating is very personal. People feel like they are being personally attacked sometimes when they are told something about the way they choose to eat. We can feel threatened when the reasons we choose to eat a certain way are challenged - this happens to us even too. If this episode triggers you and you feel the need to put us down or call us names to feel better about yourself, please don’t waste your energy. If on the other hand you are looking to have a good conversation and reach out to us about something, please do use your energy for that!
Defending Beef by Nicolette Hahn Niman
Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies by Seth Holmes
Allan Savory’s TED Talk
Dr. Kelly Brogan “Red Meat For Your Depression”
Psst! Becca is trying TreeBird Floss and loving it
In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Kelsey and Becca share all their tips on how to have a sustainable, ethical, and zero-waste wedding. Kelsey is currently planning her wedding and compiled all the research she has done, from ethical engagement ring companies to how to reduce food waste at the reception.
If you want all this amazing green wedding info in one place, be sure to grab Kelsey’s free Green Wedding Guide!
In this episode, Becca and Kelsey discuss the top five body products you should swap now. Our skin is our biggest organ, and what we put on it definitely affects our health. Finding non-toxic products that are both effective and trustworthy can be difficult. That's why Kelsey and Becca share their tried and true favorites with you.
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 small-scale homestead.
Grab the Ebook
1. Joe Salatin
2. Rachel Carson
3. Wendell Berry
4. Temple Grandin
5. Diana Rodgers
6. Bea Johnson
7. Allan Savory
Favorite Books of 2019
1. Restoration Agriculture
3. A Sand County Almanac
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. Deep Work