This past week I received a note from a mother who sounded frustrated and discouraged about her young child’s picky appetite. I think most mom’s, who have more that one child, can say they’ve had at least one picky eater. It’s distressing and frustrating. We want our kids to be strong and grow healthy. […]
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How to Beat Seasonal Allergies: Side Effects Not Included!
How to Beat Seasonal Allergies If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, then this post is for you! Fortunately, in spite of the fact that I have many food intolerances, I don’t suffer from seasonal allergies. My husband, however, does. Every spring and fall he gets terrible hay fever […]
How We Conquered Infant Constipation Without Harmful Meds: The Natural, Healthy Way to Stay Regular (for kids from 1 to 92!)
Constipation in infants and toddlers is a growing concern. When one of our daughters was 6 months old the pediatrician recommended I start giving her solid foods, as the custom is here in the United States. I was reluctant, since I’m one of those breast feeding, crunchy mama’s who feel that exclusive breast feeding for […]
Having Bad Reactions to B12 Supplements?
My experience with chronic illness has led me down many paths. One has to do with issues of B12. One of the discoveries was that I have very low B12. Not surprising since my symptoms were moodiness, depression, weakness, insomnia, fatigue, easy bruising and irritability. I had blood work with three different doctors, one traditional and […]
Having Trouble with Vitamin D Supplements? Does vitamin D give you insomnia?
Vitamin D In the past 5 years I’ve struggled with increased insomnia, depression and fatigue. In that time I’ve visited 3 doctors, one traditional, who all did blood work. They determined that one of the problems was extremely low vitamin D levels. All of them recommended 1000 – 4000 IUs of vitamin D daily. The […]
Why It’s More Than Gluten. 19 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Feeling Well.
What I Learned In 2002, after being sick for over a year, I found a doctor that was able to give me real answers. Since a lot of my symptoms were GI related he recommended a stool test. The results showed gluten, dairy, soy and egg intolerance. I definitely felt better after removing those […]
Where to find the best deals on Gluten Free food
As you begin your journey into gluten free living it can be very hard to find all that you need at a decent price. It’s a much more expensive diet, but it’s a necessity and an investment in your future. If you’re a busy person, then going to a lot of stores is a hassle. […]
Amazing prices on Gluten Free items!
As you know by now eating health is not cheap. Well, we found a little gold mine up in them there hills of Asheville NC. Hopey & Company has a store that buys close-outs and products that may have passed their “best by” date and sells them at dirt cheap prices. This is the best […]
Artichoke Antipasto so gooood!
Artichoke Antipasto from Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite mayonnaise alternatives. I use it on my Smack Your Mama Tuna Patties, as salad dressing with avocado and on Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” Salad. Our Actress likes it on corn chips. Try it on GF crackers, too! It does contain some vinegar, but it’s on […]
Trader Joe’s Sauteed Mushrooms
For the busy cook this is a great side dish that has minimal ingredients with tons of flavor! My whole family loves them! I just saute them in olive oil to warm them for supper. It takes only a few minutes to heat them straight out of the freezer! Find them in the frozen vegetable […]