Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Diet

Today I’m posting over at Simple Organic on 10 simple ways to clean up your diet. These aren’t big changes, we don’t even discuss meat or milk! But these changes really add up to significant health benefits.

When most people start thinking about healthier eating and cleaning up their diet, they easily get overwhelmed. And how can you not with all the information out there? All of a sudden everything in your kitchen looks toxic and you have no idea where to start. Or the idea of buying expensive organic and grass-fed products seem out of reach. These simple changes will get you headed in the right direction.

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What happens when you run out of milk, leave the house, and your husband thinks he finds coconut milk in the cupboard. Which was really coconut oil.

What happens when you run out of milk, leave the house, and your husband thinks he finds coconut milk in the cupboard. Which was really coconut oil.

This last weekend I started working on a few of my reading goals, and began the book Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider (who blogs at Simple Mom.

Ummmm, wow.

Couple of quotes from the book:

According to the Neilsen Company, the average American watches more than four hour of TV each day – that’s 28 hours per week, or two months of non-stop TV watching per year. In an eighty-year life, that person will have spent more than thirteen years glued to the tube.

TV has always been one of those things that I know I don’t really like, yet we always sit down at the end of the day with a loud sigh and veg out. For me, it’s about 2 hours each night, sometimes 3. And yes, sometimes I’m blogging or writing, sometimes reading, sometimes folding laundry, but I never really thought about how much of my YEAR I spent watching it. Even at the minimum of 2 hours a day, I’m still sitting an entire MONTH of my life on the couch in front of the TV.

Not cool.

Not cool at all.

Why on earth do we willingly hand over our physical health, our ability to self-entertain, and our time to an electronic box, and then moan that we never have enough time?

I’m enjoying this book as it’s really getting me to think about how I go about my day and the time wasters I allow between the things I find most important.

As for now, I’m leaving this screen before my time here turns to the black hole of social media. I might just hop on the treadmill for a couple of sprints, grab my herbal tea and a piece of peppermint bark, (from Katie’s book Smart Sweets) and curl up with Crazy Love. It’s raining and windy (not normal for Michigan in January!) and nothing sounds better than reading a book at the moment.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I read Organized Simplicity last week all in one day because I couldn’t put it down! Hubby and I sat down and filled out the questionnaire to make our family purpose statement. We are hoping to get some time to make the purpose statement soon. Such a good book!!!

  2. I’ve actually been thinking about the TV issue lately. We watch a couple hours a night usually, and, like you, I’m on the computer working while we watch, but still, I know that I could be much more productive at my work if the TV were not on. It is a difficult situation, though, because the night time is the only time I have to work on my online business (I work full time outside of the home at present), so I have to be on the computer all night most nights, which means I can’t usually do a lot of “quality time” with my husband (like I would love to start reading books together again, etc.), and so he usually just ends up sitting next to me while I work and we watch Netflix. I’m really looking forward to the time when I won’t have to work full-time outside of the home and can do my business during the day, so we can maybe spend our time together at night doing more meaningful and less mind-numbing activities. Thanks for the post! I’m going to check out that book!

  3. While not surprising, those stats on television viewing are crazy!


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