• Health

    The Gut as Second Brain: Latest Research Reveals Surprising Link

    Our guts are smarter than we think. As it turns out, the gut acts as a second brain, providing vital information for our overall health and wellbeing. Gut health: A delicate balance A few years ago, I started getting recurrent yeast infections. Eventually this will get a post of its own, but long story short, the doctors had no solutions except to prescribe pills and creams which only offered temporary relief. So I did my own research, discovering how candida (or yeast) overgrowth can be attributed to a lack of good bacteria in your gut, which is needed to keep the fungus in check. This can be caused by antibiotic use,…

  • Natural Products

    Save the Trees With the Best Non Toxic Toilet Paper

    As I began phasing out all my household items with toxic ingredients, I replaced toilet paper first. Why? Because I use it all the time and because there wasn’t a drastic price difference between the conventional brands and the more natural ones. As an added bonus, you’re saving trees, too. Discover the best non toxic toilet paper to protect yourself from harmful chemicals and help the environment while still offering your rear a pleasant experience. What’s wrong with regular toilet paper? Of course, you’ve probably never given your toilet paper a second thought. I know I hadn’t. Then one day, I came across a website called Is It Bad For…

  • General Weight Loss Strategies

    The Best Weight Loss Strategies To Shed Pounds For Good

    Most diets are effective for the short term. If you follow them correctly, you’ll likely see quick results. And this is great because it generates positive momentum. Unfortunately, your body eventually acclimates or you get so sick of the diet that you fall off the wagon. So what are the best weight loss strategies to help you shed pounds rapidly AND keep them off? The chubby kid at the pool As a kid, I was an “early bloomer.” I got my period at 11 and developed breasts before all my classmates, which mortified me. I could totally relate to Christina Ricci’s character binding her breasts in Now and Then. Throughout…

  • Hair,  Natural Products

    The Best Nontoxic Shampoo For Beautiful, Healthy Hair

    After I started experiencing seizures — and not getting answers from doctors — I began conducting my own research. I was alarmed to find that many beauty products contain ingredients that can cause damage to the brain and body. Although I didn’t immediately overhaul ALL my household items, I soon replaced my shampoo. Read on to discover the best nontoxic shampoo that still delivers the shine and vibrancy that you experience with conventional shampoos. Why nontoxic shampoo? Just about every conventional shampoo contains these ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: a surfactant (the foaming agent that makes shampoo lather up) that poses risks to the organ system and can irritate the eyes…

  • About

    About Kate

    Are you sick of going from doctor to doctor with no real solutions other than perhaps to take a pill? Of five second office visits (after an hour long wait) that consist of information you could have found on WebMd? I’ve Been There A few years ago, I started experiencing unexplained seizures. My neurologist was convinced that I didn’t have epilepsy. That my seizures were caused by heart murmurs. That sounded great to me. Anything to avoid association with the dreaded “E.” It also meant that I could still drive. I saw a cardiologist and had a normal EKG, but the cardiologist refused to give me the heart rate monitor…