There have been so many diet changes lately and so many new and wonderful products I have tried looking to prioritize my health and that of my family. One of the smaller changes we made was that we started consuming fish oils so that our diet would have an ample supply of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA. I have been trying a few different brands and products but one of the front runners is Nordic Naturals and their Ultimate Omega - D3, which has fish oils obviously and 1000 I.U. of … [Read more...]
How to Make Kefir
If you have been around any traditional foods / nourishing traditions enthusiasts then no doubt you have heard them sing the praises of Kefir. What exactly is it though and how do you make it at home? Kefir grains are actually a gelatinous grouping of bacteria and yeasts that grow during the process of fermentation. The grains themselves look very much like tiny cauliflower heads but they can turn milk, or other beverages into a drink that is deliciously sour and sparkling, charged naturally … [Read more...]
Reusable Bottles BPA Free for Everyone!
I have dedicated a fair amount of time to exploring safe sippy cups and sports-type bottles for kids on this blog but haven't really explored the options for mom and dad. Of course it is important that we aren't sucking down BPA either and having a water bottle around is one of the best ways to ensure we actually drink our water throughout the day. The PET disposable bottles are probably the worst thing we could use. They are single use and add to the waste stream. They also have leaching … [Read more...]
Flu Shots – Helpful or Dangerous
A couple readers have emailed me privately to ask my opinion about flu shots or to ask that I write something about the subject. Wow...what an important topic. I congratulate anyone that takes a second to inquire about the dangers and side effects of the flu shot before making a decision that almost certainly impacts health. Unlike the scenario your doctor or the media presents, getting a flu shot is a major medical decision. Since this is the flu season I thought I would share just a few of the … [Read more...]
The article below is of great interest to me. Since my cancer diagnosis I have thought alot about how important an organic diet free of chemicals and pesticides is to the human body and its ability to ward off cancer cells. The volume of chemicals and pesticides in conventional foods MUST surely have some effect on cancer rates in my opinion. By JOHN THRELFALL Jul 05 2006 Worldwide, people are being diagnosed with cancer at rates unprecedented in recorded history. And after examining a … [Read more...]