Are you “Crunchy”? or “Woo-Woo”? What does this mean?

Are you “Crunchy”? or “Woo-Woo”? What does this mean?

    I consider myself “crunchy” and “woo-woo”. But, what does this even mean? What does it mean to me, what does it mean to you? I guess I have high standards for myself, I want to continue to improve myself every day. I strive to be as natural as I…

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Easy Natural Henna Hair color, Review Light Mountain Natural Hair Color

Easy Natural Henna Hair color, Review Light Mountain Natural Hair Color

When I was researching how our bodies become so full of toxic bromide, I was appalled. It wasn’t just pesticides, brominated oils and added to sports drinks and sodas, flame retardants, new carpet and paint, yeast conditioners found in most bakery items… I thought I was free of those things,…

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Cinnamon Raisin Walnut-Pecan Nut Bars, gluten free & peanut free

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut-Pecan Nut Bars, gluten free & peanut free

  It’s not easy to find convenience foods when you are working as hard as you can to be healthy! We bought Be Kind bars for a while, but when it came time to give up peanuts (per our naturopath’s suggestion), we could only find one or two and I…

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How Raw Kale Can Ruin Your Thyroid

How Raw Kale Can Ruin Your Thyroid

No Goitrogenous Foods In Your Smoothie! Goitrogens are substances that interfere with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, and the production and function of the thyroid. This is where we get the word goiter from. It is possible to get a toxic goiter from too many raw goitrogenic vegetables. All…

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Keto Lemonade

Keto Lemonade

I love this stevia sweetened lemonade, for kids. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of stevia, you should know it blends very well with lemons and with dairy. So try it! Even my husband likes this recipe, though he’s not a fan of stevia. I like NuNaturals, because it has very little bitter or licorice taste.

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Can Himalayan Salt Be a Miracle Cure for Acid Reflux?

Can Himalayan Salt Be a Miracle Cure for Acid Reflux?

I finally found a study about how mineral salt (82 minerals, to be exact!) encouraged the natural production of stomach acids and very quickly brought it all back into balance. If you Google Himalayan or mineral salt and heartburn, all kinds of articles will come up on it….

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2017 Dirty Dozen Produce List – BUY ORGANIC!

2017 Dirty Dozen Produce List – BUY ORGANIC!

Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency puts out a Dirty Dozen List. The dirty dozen list tells you the produce with the worst and most dangerous pesticides on them, so that you know you should buy those items organic. They also put out the Clean Fifteen List, which helps you know which produce came out the cleanest in the latest testing.

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How I Cured Myself from GERD: Acid Reflux “Disease”

How I Cured Myself from GERD: Acid Reflux “Disease”

I was diagnosed with acid reflux (also called GERD for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) in 1999. My doctors put me on medication, and then stronger medication, then the strongest medication, then increased my dosage to twice a day. Still, it got progressively worse over the course of four years. Finally my doctor told me the only option was surgery, or I would ruin my voice, and ultimately, my career as an opera singer. Also, I was afraid of Esophageal Cancer, which can happen with the constant acid wash in the esophagus. My reflux was so bad; I could get it from just drinking water! Believe me, my case was not mild. So, I talked to a few singers who had had the surgery, and did some research. Turns out, the surgery is quite severe. Essentially, the doctor twists the upper stomach around the esophagus and stitches it into place. This keeps your stomach sphincter from opening and washing acid into your esophagus. The effect is like having your stomach stapled. Side effects include diarrhea for a year or more, and surgery failure occurs in 85% of patients within 15 years. You should know that when your stomach is made smaller by surgical means, your body could easily suffer from malnutrition. You have to be very, very careful about what you eat. So, I set out to read everything I could and to find out how I could cure myself naturally. And, the results were really surprising! I found the cause, and I cured myself, and since then (beginning of 2002) I have had no problems. I’ll tell you what I found through reading and my own experience. First, I found a way to keep the symptoms of acid reflux away for 6 months at a time. Then, I found the cause – the root cause – of my reflux.

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5th Birthday Skeleton Party: Healthy Snacks, Fun Games, Gluten-Free Skeleton Cookie Cake

5th Birthday Skeleton Party: Healthy Snacks, Fun Games, Gluten-Free Skeleton Cookie Cake

As you all know, I love an old fashioned birthday party in the backyard where kids can play as they wish! I serve healthy food, and try to make it fun. I have provided all the links so you can do this yourself, if you wish. When my son wanted a Skeleton Birthday Party, I was excited to dive into this challenge. I only have one child, so I get excited about his birthday parties.

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Keto Chorizo Custards in the Instant Pot

Keto Chorizo Custards in the Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot! I love this recipe so much, it’s worth having an IP just for boiling eggs and making this!!! I have made these little custards a few times now. Last time, I used mushrooms. This time I am using chorizo! We cooked up some chorizo for breakfast the other day, and set aside some for custards. I was very excited to find chorizo at my pastured farmer’s shop in town. This recipe serves six, as an appetizer or side dish. It is very rich!

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