The Quiet Homemaker

Helping you maintain peace in marriage, parenting & homemaking

Category: Natural Health

Want to Cut Costs & Lose a Few Chemicals From Your Routine? Try This!

Want to Cut Costs and Lose a few Chemicals from your daily Routine?If you are like me then all the chemicals every where drive you crazy!! I try in many ways to cut these out of my home. If you would like another way to get rid of some of those nasty chemicals then try doing what we did, go “no poo.” What does this mean. That you no longer use commercial brand shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. But first let’s talk about what going “no poo” is not! Continue reading

Are You Having A Hard Time Staying on Track with Your Health Goals?

Take Back Your Health: Staying on TrackHello, my name is Amy and I am addicted to sugar…

…and wheat, and popcorn, and sweet tea, and french fries!

Staying On Track

Staying on track with health and food choices is really hard! I would say that this year so far, has been an epic fail for my health goals. Here’s the thing though, if you have made ANY changes, even if you only stuck with them for a couple of weeks, you are better off than you were. Continue reading

Are You Trying to Make Healthier Food Choices? Cut This First!

Cut This First!Are You Trying to Make Healthier Choices?

I guess it is no real shock that when you are trying to make healthier choices the first thing that we need to cut is sugar. But do you really know why? Ya’ll, this stuff is sooooo bad for you.  It is crazy addictive and so hard to stay away from, and is in almost everything that we eat!

Here is an article on sugar by Dr. Axe, who I am a huge fan of, called How Sugar Can Cause Cancer. There are quite a few negative effects of sugar, and while most are based on overuse over a long period of time, it is important to note that most of us do not realize how much sugar we are really getting each day. It is hidden in so many different ways. There are many negative effects on your body, that is caused by sugar. Continue reading

Do You Want to Take Back Your Health? Let’s Do it Together!!

Take Beak Your HealthDo you feel sluggish, cruddy, and moody after all of the wonderful holiday treats? Are you ready to take back your health? I sure am! Let’s take back our health together!

I am so excited to start this new year and take back my health! We all love all the candy, sweets, gift giving, and yummy food, but they always leave me feeling cruddy, sluggish, and moody. My neck aches and my head hurts from all the sugar.

Not to mention how it destroys our gut!
So starting January 1st I will be taking back my health! Won’t you join me? Continue reading

My UP3 Band and How it is Helping Me…

While I was watching a Crystal Paine Periscope, she mentioned her UP3 band and all that it could do. I had been using my step counter on my phone, but it is quite limited in what it does, plus if I really want to count steps I have to keep my phone on me at all times! This is stressful to me. I do not like being attached to my phone.

I did a little research and found that the UP App has some of the best ratings out there for the active band market. I downloaded the App to see how it worked and loved it. I easily synced it with my phone step counter and I was off!
One of the greatest things about the app and counter is that it keeps up with how many calories I am allowed to have based on my activity level. I am loving this!  So I have put in a weight goal of 130 and the app gives me a starting point of 1,200 calories for the day. Put in food and it subtracts calories. Take steps or get in a workout and it adds calories. You do not have to do all of that counting and figuring yourself.
After using the App for a few and doing some more research I am now ready to make the commitment to purchase the UP3 Band! I have talked with my wonderful hubby, and while he thinks it is a little silly, he said if I want it to go for it!
Isn’t he the best!!!
So it is ordered and on its way!

I will update you with more information after I get it.