The Food Allergies

I know I haven’t posted for months. I have some catching up to do, including sharing about the birth of my sweet baby five months ago! But today my mind is on food allergies. While I was pregnant, my son’s diet took a backseat. I was just really struggling with being pregnant–the nausea, the food…

Learn How to Truly Nourish Your Children

As I mentioned in my previous article, the non-profit organization Nourishing Our Children is having an 8-day promotion as part of their 8-year anniversary celebration. Nourishing Our Children has being an incredibly valuable resource to me as I have striven to learn how to nourish my child. Even though I was feeding him natural, real,…

You’re Invited to the Healthy Life Summit

I recently attended the HealThy Mouth World Summit, and it was such a great experience listening to many experts on oral health (it affects your overall health way more than you could imagine). After I attended it, I felt bad that I hadn’t promoted it more because I didn’t want anyone to have missed out….

From Dying to Thriving

A year ago I felt like I was dying a slow death. My biggest fear was that I would get cancer and die, leaving my little boy motherless. I actually think this was a very realistic fear. My father died from cancer at the age of 45. Granted, he had far worse eating habits than…

Lacto-fermented Ginger Carrots

Almost five years ago I tried making fermented veggies for the first time–sauerkraut with carrots–in an effort to help heal my body from Candida albicans. I used a very traditional method which required fermenting for 7 days and used no whey. It was so potent that I couldn’t handle it. At all. I dumped it…

Overcoming Mood Disorders with Diet

About one in 10 Americans aged 12 and over takes antidepressant medication. “Antidepressants were the third most common prescription drug taken by Americans of all ages in 2005–2008 and the most frequently used by persons aged 18–44 years . From 1988–1994 through 2005–2008, the rate of antidepressant use in the United States among all ages…

Raw Pastured vs Conventional Dairy

…there were pockets of extremely healthy, long-lived people scattered about the earth who used dairy products in various forms as the staple of their diets — further evidence that milk and its by-products were amongst the most healthful foods man has ever encountered. -Tom Cowan, MD, Raw Milk Do you ever wonder if weaned humans…

Duck!

It is best to eat a variety of fowl–chicken, turkey, Cornish game hens and domesticated duck–and to vary your source of animal protein between poultry, fish, game and red meat [to avoid developing allergies]…. …dark meat contains more minerals than white. And speaking of dark meat, do take advantage of domestic farm-raised duck now becoming…

Soaking Nuts

If you’ve never heard about soaking or sprouting nuts but still think nuts are good for you, you may not know that nuts contain enzyme inhibitors. Enzymes are essential for proper digestion, so you really don’t want to eat anything that inhibits them. Fortunately there is a simple process that neutralizes these inhibitors. All you…

Exhausting Beach Trip

We got invited to spend a couple days at a beach house with my brother-in-law’s family. Of course I wanted to go, how fun! It. was. ex.haus.ting. I’ve decided that while spending time with relatives is valuable to me, it is not a vacation. I am one those people that really likes to do things at…

Struggle & Success Saturday

I have a bunch of stuff I want to share with you, like how my kitchen has turned into a science lab wherein experiments in raw dairy culturing abound, but I’d really just like to talk about how we are doing right now. Sunday evening I started my three-year-old on his salicylate elimination diet. The…