Looking to step up your natural and non-toxic living game in the new year? Here are our top 20 favorite and most popular healthy living posts from 2018, both in overall popularity along with our personal picks–everything from holistic health tips for PCOS + thyroid, natural beauty, eco-friendly home, natural baby products and more!
To kick off 2019, we thought it’d be fun to look back at 2018 and see what ranked as most popular last year.
Earlier this week we published Your Favorite Recipes of 2018 (Plus 10 of Ours!) so be sure to check that out for 20 delicious recipes to get you inspired this new year.
In this post, we share our top 8 most popular natural living posts from 2018, plus our top 12 favorite posts. How did we pick our faves? While we put our heart into everything we do, some posts, in particular, are truly a labor of love that take a ton of research, time and energy. Thus, we selected our favorites based on what topics we feel are extra important, what pieces we're super proud of and generally what we got really excited about in 2018!
Let's see the results.
Most Popular Natural Living Posts from 2018
1. How I Cured PCOS + Leaky Gut Naturally! (our most popular post of all time!)
Learn how to cure PCOS + Leaky Gut naturally with food, safe supplements and holistic lifestyle changes. No prescriptions required!
Wondering how to get rid of mold naturally? Whether you have black mold in your shower or basement, on your walls, windows, ceiling or baseboards, this DIY Mold Remover is a safe and natural black mold removal cleaner that will eliminate mold health risks and symptoms without toxic bleach.
If you have trouble finding organic, sustainable and healthy grass-fed meat near you, check out these top seven online sources for humane, quality meats and wild caught seafood that deliver straight to your doorstep!
This DIY Charcoal + Clay face mask is a homemade remedy for acne and blackhead removal. Made with Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar, this recipe is detoxifying and purifying, and super easy to make!
Are you struggling to get pregnant? Do you have PCOS? Don’t worry–it IS possible to get pregnant with PCOS. In fact, I Got Pregnant on My First Try with PCOS. How did I do it? And how can you, too, get pregnant even if you have PCOS? Take a look at this step-by-step guide to what got me here.
What is an Anti-inflammatory Diet? Here, we dive deep into the meaning and causes of inflammation, plus get a list of anti inflammatory foods and what foods to avoid.
Do you have PCOS? Take our FREE quiz to find out. But don’t worry–we’ve got all the details on natural PCOS treatments in this ultimate guide to supplements for PCOS. PCOS is 100% reversible through natural means (no medication required!) and you can live a symptom-free life!
With just 3 ingredients, this DIY natural all-purpose cleaner comes together in under a minute + it’s safe, effective and smells AMAZING!
Kate's Favorite Healthy Living Posts
Think your home is safe from toxins? Think again! The health impact of our everyday items like bedding, mattresses, and furniture is real! In this ultimate guide to organic mattresses and natural bedding, we share what you need to know in order to create a safe, healthy and eco-friendly sleeping space. Plus, we researched and tested some of the best non-toxic brands out there and break down the myriad of options for mattresses, sheets, pillows, towels and more!
Looking to improve your gut health? It's easier than ever with a non-invasive, at-home microbiome testing kit that measures your gut's diversity, richness, bacteria, inflammatory activity and more. The detailed results provide you with actionable insights like personalized recommendations for supplements and foods to eat and avoid to support your microbiome's optimal health.
These women’s health tracking tools will help you track your periods, increase fertility, and balance hormones! Monitor your hormones with at-home test kits, track your cycles and ovulation and get key fitness indicators with these smart gadgets that support your overall health and wellbeing. Whether you’re trying to get pregnant and increase fertility, struggle with irregular periods or hormonal imbalances, or simply want to be more in tune with your body, there’s a health tracking tool that’s perfect for you!
7 Reasons to Go Off The Pill. This inside look into hormonal birth control uncovers the scary truth about birth control pills and the serious side effects, like increased cancer risk, digestion disorders, and fertility issues.
Think healthy eating has to be time consuming, stressful and hard? Think again! In this post, we’re debunking that belief and proving how you can save time in the kitchen AND be healthy with a variety of tips and tools you can start implementing TODAY.
Looking for Natural Baby Products? This Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist is chockfull of ideas and tips for the best eco-friendly, organic baby products, from cribs and nursery furniture to skincare and bath products to strollers, car seats, and bottles. All the must haves for new moms so you’ll have everything you need, all the essentials, plus peace of mind knowing your baby is safe!
15. Pregnancy Survival Guides
Pregnant? Congratulations! I know firsthand how rough the first trimester can be, what with the fatigue, morning sickness, nausea symptoms and general overwhelm. Fear not! This First Trimester Pregnancy Survival Guide will provide you with tips, tricks and product recommendations (from books and prenatal vitamins to diet and self-care advice) to help you get through this exciting, and difficult, time. The perfect checklists for natural mamas-to-be!
This Second Trimester Pregnancy Survival Guide will provide you with tips, tricks and product recommendations (from books and workouts to style and fashion must-haves, and advice on what to eat during the second trimester to avoid excessive weight gain) to help you get through this exciting, and (let’s face it) symptom-heavy, time.
This Third Trimester Pregnancy Survival Guide will provide you with tips, tricks and product recommendations (from books and holistic remedies to maternity must-haves, and advice on diet and weight gain, nausea, and pains) to help you get through the home stretch of your pregnancy!
Monetizing an online business with affiliate marketing? In this guide to affiliate marketing for bloggers, you’ll learn how I increased my affiliate marketing revenue by 380% in just 5 months (earning $7,079 last month), and how you, too, can increase your affiliate marketing income TODAY with these 10 strategies that work! (Beginners welcome!)
Looking for ideas and inspiration for a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design? Here we reveal our kitchen decor ideas and decorating tips, complete with white cabinets, marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, rustic lighting and budget-friendly accents.
Organic, grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised, certified humane, cage-free, free-range–what does it all mean? What labels and certifications exist for animal products like meat, dairy and eggs that guarantee verified sourcing, sustainable farming practices, and humanely raised animals? In this ultimate guide to animal welfare, we get specific with the definitions, certifications, and limitations of these terms. Plus, what to look for to ensure you’re getting the healthiest, most eco-friendly and most humane animal products.
Confused about all the different ‘natural’ sweeteners on the market? From regular sugar to refined sugar free options like honey, agave, and coconut sugar, to natural sweeteners like stevia, monk fruit and erythritol, to artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Sweet’N Low, we’re breaking it all down and revealing the truth about 15 different natural sweeteners! Learn the differences between these sugar substitutes, the pros and cons, and what to look for when buying healthy natural sweeteners.
Struggling to find natural beauty products that actually work? In this post, we’ve rounded up 105 of the best clean, non-toxic beauty items that we’ve personally tested and love. From natural skincare and body care to natural makeup and hair, we’ve got your healthy beauty needs covered!
That's a wrap! What healthy living topics and trends are you embracing in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!