Exploring Water Filtration Options {which water filter is right for you?}

If tap water is likely full of dangerous, cancer- and birth defect-causing chemicals and bottled water is nothing more than tap water with a fancy label, what other options do we have? I'm glad you asked! Home water filtration is tricky business, and no one wants to waste their money on expensive filtration systems that don't actually work or that may be harmful. Here are your options, from worst to best. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

If tap water is likely full of dangerous, cancer- and birth defect-causing chemicals and bottled water is nothing more than tap water with a fancy label, what other options do we have? I’m glad you asked! Home water filtration is tricky business, and no one wants to waste their money on expensive filtration systems that don’t actually work or that may be harmful. Here are your options, from worst to best. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Lessons from a 3-Week Sugar Fast

I took a good hard look at how much sugar was in our diet and I wasn't exactly happy with what I found. Even though most were natural sources, we had a whole lot of sweet stuff going on. I knew in order to get our sugar addiction back under control, we were going to have to go cold turkey. Here's what happened... | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I took a good hard look at how much sugar was in our diet and I wasn’t exactly happy with what I found. Even though most were natural sources, we had a whole lot of sweet stuff going on. I knew in order to get our sugar addiction back under control, we were going to have to go cold turkey. Here’s what happened… [Melissa Norris]

Homemade Herbal Tooth Powder and Toothpaste

You might be thinking about making your own toothpaste because: Questionable ingredients in conventional products, the high price tag on natural alternatives, the satisfaction of doing it yourself, and knowing exactly what you are putting in your mouth. Here's a framework for both tooth powder and toothpaste. You'll be brushing your teeth with your own personal mix in a matter of minutes! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

You might be thinking about making your own toothpaste because: Questionable ingredients in conventional products, the high price tag on natural alternatives, the satisfaction of doing it yourself, and knowing exactly what you are putting in your mouth. Here’s a framework for both tooth powder and toothpaste. You’ll be brushing your teeth with your own personal mix in a matter of minutes! [by Andrea Sabean]

KYF #098: The Independent Herbalist

Sick for years, Agatha finally learned she had Lyme Disease. But today, through natural healing and herbs, she's completely recovered. And along the way, she discovered a passion for herbs. She's got a refreshing common sense approach, sharing the best herbs, and how to gather, store, and use them -- safely! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/98

Sick for years, Agatha finally learned she had Lyme Disease. But today, through natural healing and herbs, she’s completely recovered. And along the way, she discovered a passion for herbs. She’s got a refreshing common sense approach, sharing the best herbs, and how to gather, store, and use them — safely! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

10 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil + 33 Recipes!

10 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil | If you've been around traditional/paleo/real foodies for any length of time, the subject of coconut oil has probably come up! Unlike the popular fats like canola oil, vegetable oil, and wannabe butter spreads, saturated fats (like coconut oil) are actually the healthiest fats you can eat and use in a variety of ways. Here are 10 reasons to use coconut oil... plus 33 recipes! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

If you’ve been around traditional/paleo/real foodies for any length of time, the subject of coconut oil has probably come up! Unlike the popular fats like canola oil, vegetable oil, and wannabe butter spreads, saturated fats (like coconut oil) are actually the healthiest fats you can eat and use in a variety of ways. Here are 10 reasons to use coconut oil… plus 33 recipes! [by Paula Miller]