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WIC Family Blog

  • Why Our Family Loves Oatmeal

    Oatmeal, Possibly the World’s Greatest Food Oatmeal in my opinion is possibly the world’s greatest food and one of the least eaten. Only 5% of all...
  • If Only My Doctor Asked These 3 Questions

    At first it may seem this column is a criticism toward your local doctor but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I can’t think of anyone more...
  • 4 Ways To Boost Your Child’s Brain In The Backyard

                                Sometimes the best learning opportunities present themselves right in the comfort of your own home – or better yet the...
  • Main Ingredients in Shampoo to Avoid

    It wasn’t until long after we were married that we understood the main ingredients in shampoo to avoid, and even as a long time health professional, although I knew of some of the potential harmful effects of ingredients like these I didn’t really grasp or take it seriously until we were affected.

    The current state of the healthy and beauty industry is definitely concerning for any health conscious or concerned family or individual.

    Ingredient labels are flooded with many long and hard to pronounce ingredients, and in many cases when it comes to fragrances etc there is no EPA regulation of forced disclosure for manufacturers, meaning they don’t actually need to state what’s in their product it can simply be listed as a proprietary blend.

  • 5 Steps to Maintain Lifelong Energy & Vitality

    Although we can’t maintain the vibrance of our twenties indefinitely, with regular targeted activity, quality food and lowering toxic load (ex. eliminating household chemicals and switching to natural and chemical free product alternatives) we can greatly slow down the feelings associated with aging. (Strength training as an example can actually build new mitochondria even though typically we lose them as we age.)
  • How Much Epsom Salt Should I Use In My Bath?

    So how much Epsom Salt should you use in your bath? Well if you ask us we’ll say, “probably none.” Not because epsom salt in your bath isn’t beneficial. We’ll cover what Epsom salt (or Magnesium Sulfate) is, why it can be helpful, why we don’t use it in our bath salts, and we’ll talk about how much is normally used and a few do’s and don'ts.
  • Why We Decided to Allow Soy Candles Scented With Essential Oils in Our Chemical Free Home

    For us it was tough to give up scented candles but when we learned the dangers of traditional paraffin wax and artificial fragrances it just didn’t suit our new chemical free lifestyle. That’s why we’re excited to discover safer alternatives like soy candles scented with essential oils.
  • Why Do We Have Copaiba Balsam in Our Ache & Pain Bath Soak?

    There’s quite a bit of research that suggests that Copaiba has both anti-septic and significant anti-inflammatory properties. It’s the anti-inflamm...
  • Get Fast Relief From Headaches Naturally

    Headaches are one of the most common ailments that many people complain about as they go about their day-to-day lives and for some, headaches strike often and come on quickly. Here are five tips for helping to relieve headaches naturally.
  • Build Your Body to Keep Up (Aches & Pains DO NOT Have to Come With Age)

    Now in my forties I appreciate my clients concerns over aches and pains that come with age in a way I never understood in my twenties and hearing my clients struggle. You don’t have to hurt, and you can keep up with the kids, grandkids or pretty much anybody else, IF you build your body to keep up!
  • Stand "For."

    I’ve avoided writing this because I guess I haven’t known what to say.   And ultimately I’ve decided to write to you today not to be another ...
  • DIY Hand Sanitizer in the Wake of COVID-19 Coronavirus Shortages

    And a few tips for staying healthy! What a strange world we live in. Probably like many of you I never thought I’d ever see something like what is ...