My Real Food Story – By Kids For Kids

colin

Colin is 14 years old and an avid consumer of real food. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 7 and is the 8th of our 9 children.  My first impressions of this world must have been a sight for sore eyes when I breathed my first breath. It was late… 

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Diet and Mental Health

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The first time I realized that the digestive tract is connected with mental health was the second day of a juice fast. In the fall of 2009 I felt I had nothing to lose by taking a break from food. For the first time in many years, I experienced mental clarity. I was shocked. The… 

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pipe organ final

Diet and Mental Health

The first time I realized that the digestive tract is connected with mental health was the second day of a juice fast. In the fall of 2009 I felt I had nothing to lose by taking a break from food. For the first time in many years, I experienced mental clarity. I was shocked. The… 

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DIY Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

Avoid harsh chemicals with these simple, yet effective, tablets. DIY Automatic Dishwasher Tablets A silicone candy mold works well for these tablets. Author: Andrea Fabry Ingredients 1 cup baking soda ⅓ cup washing soda (make your own- directions here) ½ cup citric acid (available online or health food store) water (spray bottle is ideal) Optional:… 

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navigatin!

Who’s Right? 5 Suggestions for Navigating Health Information on the Internet

I used to assume that illness was more about the “luck of the draw” than about my lifestyle or dietary choices. In fact I was quick to dismiss anyone who suggested anything otherwise. This changed in 2008,  when in 8 months I visited 60+ doctors  in hopes of resolving my children’s issues with vertigo, migraines,… 

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potpourri

Freshen Your Air Naturally!

Air fresheners, in synthetic form, do little to freshen the air and do much to hamper our health. Their primary function of masking odors is accomplished either by deadening our nerves with a toxic chemical or interfering with our sense of smell by coating our nasal passages with an oil film. Thankfully, there are numerous… 

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Angelina and Me

In May of 2013, Angelina Jolie shared her decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of cancer, noting an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. According to Jolie, “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize… 

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GAPS

A GAPS Diet Reflection

Our family ventured into the GAPS diet August 1, 2010.  Four years later most of us remain on a modified full GAPS protocol. I have loved GAPS and find it works really well for me. I use it frequently during times of stress as recounted in this post. What began as a month-long experiment is… 

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