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Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca
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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps
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Nursery Designed by Mother Nature
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Seeding Plants For Your Bedroom
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Why Rain Makes You Sleepy
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Functional Medicine Webinar with Naturepedic Founder, Barry Cik
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Natural Ways To Clean Your Baby’s Nursery
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Berry Breakfast Sausages Recipe
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The Environment and Your Child’s Mind
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How To “Hygge” Your Bedroom

Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca

Green juices are always in! Especially when they’re vibrant, refreshing and nourishing! Spring is here and it’s the time of year when we’re all thinking about “green-living”. It’s also a great time of the year for supporting your body with green juices. While many people rush to do all kinds of detoxes in January and the winter, according to Chinese Medicine, spring is actually a better time of the year for cleansing. What better way to give your body a boost naturally, than with a delicious, hydrating, GREEN agua fresca?! Traditional Mexican agua frescas or “fresh waters” are thirst-quenching, cooling drinks. They’re a popular drink, especially during the spring and summer months when everyone is looking for revitalizing drinks. Authentic agua frescas are full of refined sugars though, and that’s not beneficial when you’re wanting something that’s healthier. I’ve got the perfect solution for that – Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca! This “green” version is packed with green juices and[…]

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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps

This Earth Month, we want to celebrate the little things because even the smallest switches can make the biggest difference on the Earth. How do you make these changes? Simply look through your house and look at what ingredients are in the products you use. Is there a brand you can switch to that is more Earth-conscious? To help you get started, we share some of our favorite planet-loving brands you should try this Earth Month. Afterglow Cosmetics Makeup and cosmetics are things many of us use on a daily basis, so switching to an organic, eco-friendly brand would be a wise swap to make because we use it so frequently. Many makeup lines use non-renewable resources in both the actual product itself and the packaging. Brands such as Afterglow Cosmetics, however, source certified organic materials that align with the company’s focus on sustainability. Badger Balm Balms, moisturizers and other skincare products are things that we make use of every[…]

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Nursery Designed by Mother Nature

By Lisa Janvrin, YouthfulNest Spring is finally here and we can’t wait to get outside. The budding trees, chirping birdies and warm sunshine make us feel refreshed. At YouthfulNest, we love using inspiration from everything around us. So why not bring some of that beauty designed by Mother Nature right back indoors with us to enjoy all year round. There are endless possibilities, but I’ve put together this chic collection of décor for children’s rooms that would make any mother proud. 1. This Rocks Leave no rock unturned because you might just find beauty and magic like that in a geode or agate. You’ll find this natural beauty in everything from bookends to wall art to nursery mobiles. If you want to incorporate strength and beauty in your room, this earthy element is just the right chic combo. Mobile by Pottery Barn Kids, made of natural agate and metal. 2. Wooden-it Be Lovely Wooden items are both practical for babies[…]

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Seeding Plants For Your Bedroom

This spring, don’t think you’re limited to only growing plants outdoors. Bring the outside in and use your bedroom as an herbological oasis. There are many plants that are especially wise to seed in your bedroom because of the many benefits they have for your sleep and your well-being. Not to mention they add some beautiful color to the space. We share five of our favorite plants to let bloom in the bedroom. Gerbera Daisy These beautiful daisies are great to grow in your house during the spring and summer because they need medium to bright light. They also release oxygen into the air, helping create a fresher environment for you. Just don’t forget to water them regularly! English Ivy If you’re looking to filter out some of the many common allergens in your bedroom, try growing English Ivy. Water it regularly and put it near the sunlight to have a lovely addition to your room. Jasmine Jasmine is a[…]

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Why Rain Makes You Sleepy

We all know the feeling: the rain starts and all you want to do is curl up in a blanket, grab a good book and drift to sleep. What is it about this type of weather that makes us all want to fall right to sleep? We break down how the rain affects two of our senses, making us ready to snooze. Sound One of the reasons even a gentle rainfall makes us want to crash is because it produces white noise. White noise makes it so you do not hear a lot of outside noise, suppressing your senses and making you more tired. More specifically, the human brain perceives sounds as threatening and non-threatening. The pitter patter of water or rain are non-threatening to us, making them very calming. Also, rain tends to fall at varying volumes, the intervals being less jarring and more peaceful than say a scream or a thud. Sight Another very simple reason is that[…]

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Functional Medicine Webinar with Naturepedic Founder, Barry Cik

Ever wonder more about Naturepedic’s beginnings and what exactly it means for a mattress to be organic? So did Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc. (FCMA), so they brought Naturepedic co-founder Barry Cik in for a discussion on the organic space. During his segment “Organic Mattresses & The Environment” on FCMA’s webinar, Barry explains the inspiration behind Naturepedic as well as the state of the environment and why many companies still use toxic chemicals. Specifically, Barry dives deep into the mattress industry as a case study, looking at the chemicals some mattresses contain and why to look instead at an organic mattress. Watch it Now:

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Natural Ways To Clean Your Baby’s Nursery

Yes, you need to regularly clean your baby’s nursery. However, you don’t want to do more harm than good. Many conventional cleaning supplies have chemicals that are not safe to have around your baby. Try to look towards more natural alternatives to still clean effectively while feeling good about what you are using. To get you started, we suggest a couple of natural cleaning ingredients you can try that you should already have around the house: 1.) Vinegar This household staple is a must to have in your cleaning arsenal as it has proven to be a better disinfectant than even bleach. A mixture of water and vinegar is great to use on both furniture and surfaces in the nursery. Adding a bit of baking soda to this mixture is great for cleaning diaper pails. If you are going to use vinegar, be sure it is food grade. 2.) Lemon One of the best kept secrets for cleaning is right[…]

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Berry Breakfast Sausages Recipe

Berry Breakfast Sausages are so easy to make and they’re jam-packed with vibrant flavor. With juicy little bites of fresh blueberries and strawberries and the perfect blend of seasonings, these little protein bites are sure to please. Homemade breakfast sausages are perfect for quick weekday mornings and on weekends for a relaxed brunch. When you make up a couple batches of these sausages, you can either pop them in the refrigerator for a few days or store them in the freezer. Then all you have to do is reheat them in the morning and you’ll have a super quick, protein-rich breakfast ready in minutes. There’s really no need to run to greasy spoon restaurant when you can make sausages at home in minutes. The best part is you can make sausages that taste better than restaurant sausages with healthier ingredients! Most restaurants and store-bought sausages use non-organic meats and vegetable oils that are not so healthy. When you make your[…]

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The Environment and Your Child’s Mind

What We Now Know about Which Chemicals Can Damage Brain Development All parents are aware that so many of our children face the risk of serious cognitive troubles. The threat of developing various degrees of autism spectrum disorders, of experiencing ADHD, or of struggling with a variety of learning disorders is all too much present. We are aware. What is Causing the Increase of Abnormal Development of the Mind? Now, in the last year, a group of the nation’s most distinguished experts in epidemiology and the toxicology of various chemicals, have teamed together to publish real evidence that neurodevelopmental disorders can be caused by exposure to certain chemicals. To make this urgently important more clear, we make poisons that damage our baby’s developing brains, causing autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and learning disorders. This is a very hard point to prove. We all are constantly exposed to a wide range of chemicals, how do you know which if any cause complex[…]

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How To “Hygge” Your Bedroom

You have probably seen or heard the word “hygge” by now, but may not be sure of the definition. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is the Danish word for a moment that is special, warm or cozy. While the Danish focus specifically on creating these hygge moments during the winter and holidays, finding ways to hygge your bedroom, quite possibly the most important room in the house, is great for year-round coziness. Stock up on Books Nothing screams hygge more than curling up with a good book. Set up a bookshelf in your room (a natural wood shelf adds an extra layer of welcoming hominess) and fill it with some of your favorite reads. It will not only inspire you to read more, it will make your room feel more like a cozy home. Only Wear Pajamas in the Bedroom Your bedroom should always be the one room guaranteed to provide you comfort and relaxation. While you may walk around[…]

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