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In Defense of Home Canning by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   In a perfect world we would all eat 100% live food all of the time.  Everything would be raw and free from bacteria that make us sick.  Fruits and veggies would be ... Read on »
Homemade Liver Powder by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I struggle with anemia.  Between my Crohn's Disease and having been pregnant and/or nursing for over seven consecutive years, my iron levels can get pretty low.  While preg ... Read on »
SCD/GAPS/Paleo: The Plan by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To follow-up from my last post, I thought I would share a little more about the actual diet.  The theory is that certain individuals have what's called a leaky gut - intes ... Read on »
SCD/GAPS/Paleo Diet: The First Three Months by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On October 1 my six-year-old son and I began our own version of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet/GAPS Diet/Paleo eating plan.  We made the decision to do it for a few reasons ... Read on »
Preserving Winter Squash by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We're nearing the end of my squash preserving frenzy and I thought I would share some tips on how to store it so that you will have plenty of your favorite locally-grown sq ... Read on »
Preserving Apples by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's that time of year again!  Pretty soon beautiful bushels of fresh, locally-grown apples will start filling every corner of my house, just waiting to be preserved. ... Read on »
Making and Preserving Homemade Chicken Broth by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Note: People often use the terms stock and broth interchangeably. Essentially, they are the same thing - water flavored with bones, meat, and vegetables. The main differ ... Read on »
Homemade Toothpaste by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My husband and I went fluoride-free about six years ago when we started to learn about the potential dangers of ingesting it and the role it could have been playing in the ... Read on »
LOTW - Arsenic in Chicken by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here is the link of the week: FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic   Highlights of the article:   Arsenic has been added ... Read on »
Homemade Sauerkraut by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's grilling season and my family loves a good steak or burger, but research tells us that cooking meat at high temperatures creates compounds that have been linked to can ... Read on »
I Love Bacteria by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As someone living with Crohn's Disease, I am obsessed with bacteria (good and bad) and the role it plays in overall health.  While professionals in the world of alternative ... Read on »
Homemade Lotion Bars by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Note: This recipe makes a very thick, greasy lotion.  This is something that is best used for seriously dry skin or skin conditions like eczema.  I prefer to use it at nigh ... Read on »
Homemade Lip Balm by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I suffer from terribly dry lips.  In the winter they crack and bleed and look just awful.  Unfortunately, my oldest son inherited my lovely dry skin and suffers from the sa ... Read on »
Homemade Banana Freezer Pops by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm pregnant again.  And when I'm pregnant I crave popsicles.  It's also summer and my kids love the occasional popsicle treat on hot days.  I dislike giving them store-bro ... Read on »
Extended Breastfeeding Rant by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I wrote this rant for my personal blog, but thought I would share it here too.  It seems appropriate for a blog about health, because I feel that breastfeeding is one of th ... Read on »
Fish Safety by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I believe that human beings were meant to consume large amounts of fish and other seafood, considering that it is one of the best sources of many of the essential vitamins a ... Read on »
I'm Back by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I believe that human beings were meant to consume large amounts of fish and other seafood, considering that it is one of the best sources of many of the essential vitamins ... Read on »
Is Eating Organic Really Expensive? by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We live in a culture that expects food to be cheap.  REALLY cheap.  Shows like Extreme Couponing now have shoppers obsessed with getting the best deals on what they feed th ... Read on »
Links of the Week by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here are some health-related links that I came across this week Another McNeil Product Recall from July 8, 2010 for Benadryl, Tylenol, and Motrin.  This is the third rec ... Read on »
How To Make Raw Almond Milk by J Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Step 1:  Soak your almonds for at least 24 hours prior to making your milk.  For a nutritional boost, use sprouted almonds. Step 2:  Ri ... Read on »