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Organic produce is farmed in accordance with organic farming practices; pesticides and chemical fertilizers are not allowed, however some organically approved pesticides are allowed. Food is free of additional solvents or irradiation.
Photo attribution: best natural beauty products. I realized I didn’t have an answer for her, so I started doing research. I then found a clean, chemical free beauty product company called Nine Naturals available exclusively online at ninenaturals.com. Not only do I now use and recommend their products, but I also now write a monthly blog for them.
Unlike most other brands on the market, Nine Naturals is free of ALL of the yucky stuff: NO Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, DEA, Synthetic Fragrances, or Artificial Preservatives. They make all the essentials, and you can order small trial sizes first to find your favorites. Their website is easy to navigate, bright, inviting and full of helpful information about 'safe beauty'.
Even if you aren’t pregnant or planning a pregnancy, you can still feel good about using Nine Naturals because minimizing toxin exposure is always a good idea to maximize your health. I personally love their citrus shampoo. My hair has never been so shiny or soft!
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Or subscribe to their newsletter; full of helpful tips and thoughtfully chosen articles.">Nine Naturals' beauty products are free of all of the yucky stuff - absolutely no Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, DEA, Synthetic Fragrances, or Artificial Preservatives. It is a great product line for pregnancy, and beyond.
Nine Naturals’ beauty products are free of all of the yucky stuff – absolutely no Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, DEA, Synthetic Fragrances, or Artificial Preservatives. It is a great product line for pregnancy, and beyond.
Photo attribution: "Mom + baby" by Benjamin Chan (Flickr)
The word doula is derived from ancient Greek, meaning ‘a woman who serves.’ This definition broadly explains the role of a doula, but does not do justice to the often-invaluable role these well-trained birth professionals have for women in the labor room.
Photo attribution: Caring Mother by Pawel Loj (Flickr)
Having a new baby means saying goodbye to sleep, right? Not necessarily. Sleep is as essential as water to sustain life, and this doesn’t change postpartum. In fact, during the healing time after delivery, sleep is even more important. Not only can sleep be restorative, but failure to sleep enough increases the chance of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
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Every field has its own lingo and frequently used terms, and medicine is no different. Often words can have multiple meanings, and various definitions. It can be helpful to have a consistent definition when reading my website and blog, so as to minimize uncertainty and to allow you to read with assurance everyone is on the same page.