Calcium in Eggshells

As frugal family farmers, we are always looking for ways to save on the costs of raising money.  We love eating our chickens’ eggs, but I found myself throwing away so many eggshells everyday.  I did a little research, and I discovered that with a little preparation, you can feed your eggshells back to your chickens—and it will actually improve their health.

Turns out egg shells […]

By |May 9th, 2012|Chickens, Farm Life, Nutrition|7 Comments

Is pasteurized juice healthy?

Just a few years ago juice was regularly in my family’s diet.  Most of the time it was organic, but not always.  I gave my oldest son (who is now 4.5 yrs) juice daily.  He was about 1 when I began giving him juice.  I actually thought that I was a pretty healthy mom.  Boy was I wrong!  Juice is not “healthy”.

Juice and soda contain […]

By |April 25th, 2012|Beverages, Nutrition|0 Comments

Chronic Inflammation and Sugar

My low sugar challenge is officially over.  Well, not totally over, hopefully it is a new lifestyle change for me.  During these last 12 days I have really focused on keeping processed sugar OUT of my diet.  It has not been easy, as a SAHM somehow little bits of sugar sneak into my diet everywhere.  My body had a “sugar inflammation” timeout.  My boys could […]

By |April 21st, 2012|No Sugar, Nutrition|5 Comments

No Sugar Challenge (Days 6-8)

I am changing my no sugar challenge to Low Sugar Challenge.  This is because I am still eating limited amounts of fruit and up to 1 tablespoon of raw honey daily.  Better than before, but not perfect.  No random cookies, treats, or milkshakes (usually leftovers from the kids).  I have learned over the last few days that I am not ready to take all forms […]

By |April 15th, 2012|No Sugar, Nutrition|0 Comments

No Sugar Challenge (Day 3)

Honey Anyone? Yes PLEASE!

This is is what I wanted to do today.  All alone in the kitchen.  No one watching.  Just grab it and eat it.  Not the normal Kaley I must admit.  It’s just honey, not chocolate.  But this is what I REALLY wanted.  Maybe it’s because I stopped by the health food store, and the honey isle was really looking good today.  Here […]

By |April 10th, 2012|No Sugar, Nutrition|2 Comments

No Sugar Challenge (Day 2)

I was going to wait a few days to write a post, but today was SUPER hard for me.  Why was today so much harder than yesterday?  I’m not too sure.  I could really tell a difference in my mood~ in a negative way.  I was super cranky with the kids, low energy, and felt depressed.  This is not like me to feel depressed- I […]

By |April 9th, 2012|No Sugar, Nutrition|2 Comments

No Sugar Challenge

I have decided to do a little no sugar diet for 2 weeks.  What? Crazy I know.  What sparked all this?   A Facebook page I found this morning.  This woman cut out sugar for 8 weeks and had amazing results.  Here is her fb page.  She suffered from hypoglycemia and an auto-immune disease.  I have these same issues in some form or another.  Check […]

By |April 8th, 2012|Green Living, No Sugar, Nutrition|10 Comments

Traditional Chinese Medicine

When going to see a Chinese Doctor (TCM) one of the first things they check is your tongue.  “Stick out your tongue” he/she will say.  It is strange at first, but you get used to it after a few visits.  Your tongue is an important indicator of what is going on inside your body.  Here is more information about tongue diagnosis.  I saw this article […]

By |April 8th, 2012|Herbs, Home Remedies, Nutrition|0 Comments

Probiotics for Health

Some of the more common health benefits include:

Managing lactose intolerance
Helps kill salmonella in the body
Helps prevent colon cancer
Lowers Cholesterol
Lowers Blood Pressure
Reduces Inflammation
Boosts Immune System, used as an anti-biotic
Improves mineral absorption from other foods and vitamins
Helps prevents Urinary Tract Infection and bacterial vaginosis
Improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, candida
Excema, asthma and allergies

Article from here.
Who should take probiotics? Everyone, especially the young and the old.  The following […]

By |April 5th, 2012|Nutrition, Probiotics|0 Comments

Benefits of Fish Oil

There are many health benefits of fish oil (and fermented cod liver oil).  The benefits of fish oil are well documented.  Researchers at Ohio State found that taking omega-3 supplements (a.k.a. fish oil) can help slow the body’s aging process by lengthening telomeres that often shorten with age. Telomeres are small DNA segments in white blood cells that shorten over time as the result of […]