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Today’s post is a shout-out you don’t want to miss.

I’ve become a little bit obsessed with deliciouslyorganic.net, a website devoted to healthful living. Creator, Carrie Vitt, shares fantastic recipes and general lifestyle information, but my favourite post of hers features a little girl named Samantha. If you’ve been reading Cayisa’s blog for awhile, you’ll know that we’re also a big fan of Food Babe. Her army champions better living for all by campaigning against toxic ingredients in foods. So far, Food Babe has been quite successful. Samantha’s story proves just why the fight to reduce chemicals matters.

Her sweet mama, Jenna, made a haunting discovery about Red Dye #40, or Allura Red as it’s also called. The presence of Red 40 in Samantha’s diet was drastically altering her mood. Samantha’s symptoms went unexplained for a long time before Jenna realized food dyes could be the root cause. Below is a list of the foods Jenna removed from Samantha’s diet as well as a list of other chemicals (all petroleum based) that had negative effects on her daughter.

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You can read Jenna’s full story here.

Deliciously Organic also features budget friendly recipes for the self-proclaimed health nut:

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Fussili with chard, bacon, and cream: 6 ingredients. So much flavour.

And in case you were looking for a grain-free, paleo dessert: smores bars. Bingo.

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Carrie even did a write-up of her favourite natural sunscreens. This post is the perfect pre-summer read for you and your family!

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Stop by Carrie’s website some time and have a look at the work she’s doing to promote healthier choices. You won’t regret it!

(Photo credit: Deliciously Organic)

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