The internet is a great place for a pregnant mama to learn about the Organic lifestyle, but the amount of information can be overwhelming. Our team at Natural Mama Boxes has scoured the interwebs for the top 5 best online resources to raise your knowledge so you can spend more time learning and less time searching. As you go through this resource you will begin to understand the importance of incorporating more natural and organic products to your growing family’s lifestyle.
1. Wellness Mama - https://www.wellnessmama.com
As stated in their Mission Statement, “WellnessMama.com is an online resource for women and moms who want to live a healthier life. Our founder, Katie, along with a team of researchers and medical advisors, analyze a wide variety of topics and summarize the information in a clear and usable way. Our goal is to present practical tips, real food recipes, natural beauty and cleaning tutorials, natural remedies and other information to make your life better.”
Besides being a resource for Natural Food Recipes, Remedies and Motherhood, Wellness Mama also has a great Podcast!
2. The Environmental Working Group – www.ewg.org
“The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.” - EWG
If you see the EWG Verified ™ on a product you can be confident that it is free from EWG’s chemicals of concern and meets their strict standards.
Over 1,304 products have been approved to don the EWG Verified™ mark.
According to EWG, the average woman uses 12 personal products daily and is exposed to hundreds of chemicals - none of which are required to be tested for safety.
Look for this label when shopping for products that you and your children use!
3. Understanding the Organic Label: https://www.ams.usda.gov
Seeing the word “Organic” doesn’t always mean what you think it means. The below graphic is a great explanation of the Organic label you see everyday on food and product labels. Take a look to learn what guidelines need to be met in order to have this logo placed on a product.
4. Organic Authority - https://www.organicauthority.com
As stated on their site, “Organic Authority is the leading digital publication that’s redefining what it means to live a conscious healthy lifestyle in America today. We obsessively cover the latest trends and news in food, seasonal recipes, nutrition, wellness, natural beauty, and more. By presenting our readers with the latest news, how-to’s, and delicious recipes, along with recommendations for clean, consciously-raised, and sustainably-made and sourced food, products and brands, Organic Authority is a trusted voice in an increasingly confusing world of options.”
They feature a number of guides and reviews on the best natural products as well as great articles on health and nutrition!
5. Organic – It’s Worth It http://www.organicitsworthit.org
“Organic – It’s Worth It” is fantastic! This page gives a nice overview of what it means for a product to be labeled “Organic”.
Other topics found on this page include:
Organic Foods and Children – there is an increasing amount of research that shows the negative effect that synthetic pesticides have on babies and children. Some of this research can be found here.
Children and Parenting – it’s hard to keep up with all the latest news and research out there. “Organic – It’s Worth It” does the work for you.
“When your health and the health of your family is on the line, remember: organic. It’s worth it.”… we, at Natural Mama Boxes, agree!
by Natural Mama Boxes 2019