Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast.
Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts written in 2017 – thank you so much for being part of this community and sharing your thoughts with me this year!
I’d love to hear what you want me to write about in 2018 – if you have a request please let me know in the comments below!
In order of LEAST to MOST popular . . .
#10 – How To Balance Hormones Naturally
When our hormones are working properly, they’re like really good dance partners that two-step through life with us. But when one falls behind or steps ahead, it can affect seemingly unrelated systems, including the brain, the digestive system, and energy levels.
In this post that I co-authored with Dr. Natcha Matthai, a molecular geneticist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, we outline the top seven ways to balance hormones naturally
#9 – How To Make All-Natural Vapor Rub
This quick, easy-to-make natural vapor rub is my family’s “go to” for respiratory support. I’ve included several essential oil options so that you can use what you have on hand.
#8 – How To Make Whipped Tallow Balm
Tallow balm is uniquely compatible with our skin’s biology, leaving it supple and nourished after use. It’s perfect as a daily face and body moisturizer, or as a soothing balm for dry/chapped skin, diaper rash, sunburns, and eczema.
Here’s how to make it . . . and where to buy it if you’re short on time!
#7 – Eight Natural Remedies For Stomach Aches
When kids have a tummy ache, it can be hard to tell whether it’s constipation, a case of the butterflies, a tummy bug, or something else.
In this post I share my six question tummy ache checklist + some time-honored (and research supported) home remedies.
#6 – Homemade Hand Cleansing Gel
When soap and water are not an option, I use this super easy hand cleansing gel instead of conventional sanitizer.
It’s adapted from a recipe found in Treatment Alternatives For Children, which was written by holistic pediatrician Lawrence Rosen, MD.
#5 – 6 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting (And How To Do It)
Intermittent fasting helped me increase my energy levels and lose some stubborn post-baby weight without changing what I ate . . . only when. It was also a lot easier than I thought, which is good because I don’t do diets.
Other research-backed benefits of intermittent fasting are:
- Activates autophagy, which is what keeps our bodies from filling up with cellular “trash” (damaged mitochondria, free radicals, etc.)
- Improves learning and memory
- Lowers inflammation
- Improves immune function
- Activates longevity genes
#4 – Restless Leg Syndrome Home Remedies
Creepy crawly misery – I can’t speak for everyone else’s experience with Restless Leg Syndrome, but that pretty much sums it up for me.
When I was a newlywed, it got so bad that I went to my doctor and asked for a prescription tranquilizer. Fortunately, a little while after that I began learning how to address things naturally and have now been medication free for over ten years.
In this post I share some of the common causes of RLS according to research, along with the lifestyle changes that calmed my restless legs.
#3 – Hyaluronic Acid Serum Recipe
Ever wonder why baby skin is so plump and dewy? It’s due to hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring polysaccharide that can absorb up to 1,000x’s its weight in water.
Over time our bodies make less of it, but we can apply it topically as a serum to support hydration. It’s very, very easy to make.
#2 – Twenty Uses For Diatomaceous Earth
There are many uses for food grade diatomaceous earth. It can nourish hair, skin and nails, rid your pets and home of critters, and even help remove stains.
#1 – Easy Homemade Deodorant That Really WORKS!!!
Summer-tested, husband approved. This recipe takes just a few minutes to make and WORKS! My husband calls it “Man Stink Killing Deodorant” 🙂
What almost made the list?
Here are the top five runners-up:
- What Are The Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?
- What Causes Morning Sickness?
- Homemade Mouthwash Recipe
- 7 Health Benefits of Yellow Dock Root
- Salted Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
What do YOU want to talk about in 2018? What kinds of posts would you like to see more of? Please leave a comment and let me know!