Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Faith and Health Connection

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

to be continued...

Favorite Natural Baby Products

1. Burt's Bees Baby Bee Safe and Natural: SLS, Pthalate, and Paraben Free Baby Care Products

2. Babyganics safe and natural household solutions: I love the bottle and dish soap as well as the fabric refresher

*Watch for sales on as well as babysrus, they frequently run a buy one get one free sale on these products, and then if you have any Babysrus rewards coupons you may be able to save even more

3. Earths Best certified organic baby food: recently I have purchased the rice cereal, oatmeal with sweet potatoes and apples, and dinner variety pack canned baby foods. I plan on making most of my baby food but think that when I am too busy or am traveling these foods I will feed to Zane and feel good about it.

*Watch for sales that are frequently run at babysrus , yesterday they had a 2 for $15 sale on the 12 packs

4. 8 oz Mason Jars you may be wondering .... FOR WHAT? Instead of using plastic breastmilk storage bags, we have switched to using mason jars to store Mr. Zanes milk, and it has made life much easier. The jars that I froze a few months ago have even thawed perfectly ... They do not break (unless of course you drop one). My favorite part about it is that we reuse them which saves money on constantly buying the storage bags.

I purchased our jars at Walmart, in the section with the other canning jars

to be continued...


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Water Filtration

Two months ago I spent some time researching water supply in America and the contaminants that may be in our water systems. I will add my direct links and evidence of my research. I looked into the difference between my Brita Filter we were using, vs. distillation, vs. reverse osmosis... and the list goes on. I wanted something that I knew would remove things such as fluoride and Pharmaceutical Waste. Although my baby is not yet drinking water, he will be soon and I don't want to be the sieve for him while he is still nursing. My personal recommendation is to have a reverse osmosis system installed in your home. For my family I have chosen to go through Culligan, only because it was broken into an affordable monthly payment and my husband and I did not have to stress the installation of the system. Most reverse osmosis systems waste 3 gallons of water for every gallon of filtered water, Culligan claims to only waste one gallon per gallon. I am completely satisfied and confident that I have made the best decision with this for my family.

I encourage anyone concerned about the quality of their own water to find their local water quality report( ). Find out what is in your own water... and from that look into a specific water filtration system that will remove the contaminants specific to your needs.

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As a wife and a new mommy, I am inspired to care for and encourage my family in all areas... Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually. In my blog you will find recipes, advice, news articles, and tips on living a healthy lifestyle.