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Babies Deserve To Be Pumped Too

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure Welcoming your little one to the world is full of deep joys, new discoveries, and decisions on how to best care for and nurture this new life.  While big-name baby brands pull on parents’ heartstrings through marketing and media, their products are often lacking the purity and healing properties that delicate bodies are in need of. With skin so soft and sensitive, even the “mildest” formula may not be the most beneficial. Labels stating all-natural, safe, tear free, etc. can sometimes be misleading. So as always, it’s essential to look at the list of ingredients that will inevitably be absorbed by your baby and choose the most natural baby products available. Unfortunately, several conventional baby products...

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How To Balance Hormones Naturally Part 2

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure For more on our Hormone Balancing Series with Caroline Potter, start with Part 1 (all about eliminating toxins) and check out Part 3 (all about food and how it relates to our hormones). We’ve all been there, fallen into the lie that more is better — more hustle, more coffee, more clients is the answer. Hand raised right here, I am guilty too! We as a society in general have glorified the hustle, the busy, the stress so much that quite often we don’t know how to function without it. Our bodies have become used to this new stress equilibrium, even though we physically can’t handle it as well as we think we can.  Keep in mind that stress...

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How To Balance Hormones Naturally Part 1

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure I will be the first to admit, for so long I thought eliminating toxins and natural living was just a marketing ploy—even as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), I fought against it! It wasn’t until I started researching the scary effects of toxins in our day to day life, that I became fully convicted. After seeing the amazing effects this lifestyle change had on my hormones, energy and skin health, I became passionate about the links between our hormones and the products we use each day! So why should you start eliminating toxins? Well, as women our hormones play a big role in our physical and emotional health. If you’re anything like me, I’m sure...

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How To Use Activated Charcoal

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure Activated Charcoal is one of skincare’s best kept secrets. And since it has so many uses that aren’t talked about too often, I really wanted to show you guys how to use activated charcoal!  My first experience with activated charcoal (AC) happened a few years ago when I came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Instead of seeing a doctor or taking medicine, I decided to consult Dr. Google on what to do. I probably typed in “natural remedies for food poisoning” or something like that. One of the first things that popped up was activated charcoal (charcoal becomes “activated” when oxygen is added to it, increasing the charcoal’s porosity and surface area). I had heard of...

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I Gave Up Gluten, Sugar + Alcohol: Here's My 3 Year Story

Contributor: Primally PurePhotographer: Primally Pure Two summers ago, I wrote this post on our blog that quickly became our most popular. It wasn’t your typical deodorant or skincare post, it was much more personal. I shared my story about how I gave up gluten, refined sugar and alcohol for a year, the why behind it all and how it changed more than just my appearance, but my perspective on life. Well, that year turned into 2 and this month marks 3 years of saying goodbye to bread, chardonnay and sweets. I never would have thought my decision to cut out these 3 things cold turkey could have lasted this long – or created lasting change in my mind, body and soul. But before...

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