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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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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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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Easy Gluten-Free 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Gluten-Free 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Here’s a great recipe for a last minute dessert. It takes only a few minutes to make and you can chill it while you eat. Like all my kid friendly recipes, this is very low in sugar, and low sweet. You can sub other nut butter for the peanut butter.

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Why I switched to Organic Valley Pastured Butter from Kerrygold

Why I switched to Organic Valley Pastured Butter from Kerrygold

First, let’s start with why I use organic grass-fed butter, which I believe is the best choice if you can have dairy. The biggest reason is vitamin K2, what Weston A. Price called the X-Factor in good health (read more on the link). Also, the CLA and beta-carotene alone is worth the use of grass-fed butter over regular butter (or any other type of oil). CLA is an anti-cancer fat which fights cancer, infections, and builds lean muscle. Also, of course, grass-fed butter is a source of healthy saturated fat. Our American diet is often way too high in Omega 6 and too low in Omega 3’s. The proper balance is 2:1 (Omega 3: Omega 6) but unfortunately the American Diet is often more like 1:20. I’ve provided some reading at the end of this article.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract, GMO-Free

Homemade Vanilla Extract, GMO-Free

Now is the time to make your own homemade vanilla extract for Christmas presents or for holiday baking! Does it seem too early? SIX months is the perfect time to let it sit, to make a delicious vanilla. Why don’t I use vodka? Well, personally, I hate vodka and not just because it makes me not-nice. It is likely made with GMO wheat or potatoes or corn. Also, it just doesn’t taste as yummy as rum or bourbon in a dessert. I do avoid GMO foods whenever possible. There is such a thing as GMO-vodka such as Deep Eddy Vodka for $19 a bottle. However, I am SO IN LOVE with the taste of my homemade bourbon vanilla extract made with bourbon or my homemade rum vanilla extract made with rum! I have baked with it many times, and it always comes out great but my favorite use is in whipped cream or in some coffee.

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