Nourish Organic Vanilla Almond Deodorant

Desperate for some relief from my hypothyroidism symptoms, I was willing to try ANYTHING.  Any little change that might help, I was going to try it – especially if it’s avoiding the use of products with endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Traditional deodorants contain things such as triclosan and synthetic fragrances, which are endocrine disruptors.  On top … Read more

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner Review

This brand was one I tried as I was just beginning to venture into the natural beauty product world in hopes of improving my hypothyroid symptoms. Reducing my exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is the goal.  So, I decided to ditch the stuff filled with synthetic chemicals for a more natural option. Shea Moisture is … Read more

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner Review

Something to know about me – I MUST have the matching shampoo and conditioner! I won’t buy one without the other. This was one of the first products I used when I decided to switch to nontoxic personal care products.  It appealed to me because it smelled nice, was a fair price, and I liked … Read more

Not All Vitamins are Created Equal

Prior to when I began this nontoxic journey in 2012 and added several vitamins to help relieve my hypothyroidism symptoms, I didn’t think it mattered much which brand of vitamins I bought.That is, until I went to buy some vitamin C at a big box retailer and noticed a suspicious ingredient: sodium laurel sulfate! What … Read more

Nontoxic Cleaners for the New Year

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to use safer cleaning products but unsure where to start?  Do nontoxic cleaners work as well as the ones you’ve been using all your life? How much do they cost?  Where does one find them? These are all questions I had when I started this journey.  When I … Read more

These Are A Few of My Favorite (Nontoxic) Things

If you read my bio, you’ll see that after struggling with hypothyroidism symptoms and not getting answers from my doctors, I decided to learn about endocrine disrupting chemicals and how prevalent they are in personal care products. So far most of my posts talk about what ingredients I avoid, and they’ve been heavy on food … Read more

“Soup-er” Easy Chicken Soup

Today was one of those days where I didn’t feel like cooking but still wanted to eat healthy so I decided to make one of my go-to recipes for those kinds of days:  chicken soup.  Since I use this recipe often and usually when I’m not feeling motivated to leave the house, I try to … Read more

Delicious yet Clean and Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

So you’re doing great at eating clean and healthy, then the holidays come along and threaten to ruin your progress.  You don’t have to choose between health and a yummy Thanksgiving dinner!  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. My husband and I cooked an early Thanksgiving meal to test out these recipes.  The menu includes … Read more

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