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Thanksgiving at the Ranch

We headed up to my parents Inverness Ranch for Thanksgiving.  Our weekend was filled with great food, pony rides, hay rides, atv rides, alligator spotting, coyote shooting, camping, crafting, and many more activities.  I made a Homemade Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free) and a Homemade Pumpkin Cake (Gluten Free).  They were DELICIOUS! I still need to post the recipes! The little cousins loved all being [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 November 30th, 2012|Pony Rides|0 Comments

Home Remedies for Whooping Cough

Are there home remedies for Whooping Cough? Whooping Cough is in the news right now and it seems like parents (at least around me) have been worried about it for months. I have a friend who isolated her newborn baby back in August because whooping cough was circulating. It is still circulating today and not getting any better.  If I had a newborn baby right [...]

Essential Exercise (Week 3)

Life gets hectic and busy.  The holidays are almost here!!  We have 3 birthdays in December and I am mentally gearing up for all the festivities.  I have been getting out (for me that is outside because I live in sunny Florida) and exercising to help manage my stress levels and my weight.  Exercise is a big part of my Bee Healthy Challenge.  Week 3 is [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 November 26th, 2012|Exercise|0 Comments

Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

  If you only take one supplement take this one! It supports your immune system from the inside! Your body will thank you. We have been hit with the preschool "superbugs" lately.  It is not surprising that my boys get sick around Halloween.  They go to a preschool that has Halloween parties full of candy, juice, and processed cookies.  I love their preschool (by the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 November 6th, 2012|Home Remedies|2 Comments

Raw Potato for minor skin burns

Did you know that raw potatoes for minor skin burns works? I know it sounds crazy, but it seriously helped my minor burn.  You place the sliced  potato directly on the burn and it literally "pulls" out the heat.  You have immediate pain relief and the burn stops burning.  How do I know this? About 3 years ago I was attending a local Chinese Christian [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:25:15-04:00 October 25th, 2012|Home Remedies|4 Comments

Homemade First Aid Ointment

If you are making a first aid ointment for the first time this is a simple and easy formula.  My top 3 favorite essential oils just happen to be lavender, tea tree and lemon oil.  They are amazing and can be used to help heal about 80 percent of cuts and scrapes.  Most people are not sensitive to these oils when used with a carrier [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 October 17th, 2012|NonToxic Skincare|3 Comments

Magnesium Health Benefits

Magnesium had many health benefits.  Magnesium is my Mineral SuperFood.  Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function and just happens to be my mineral of choice.  I believe adding magnesium into your diet does the most good for many common health issues.  What really is Magnesium? Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 17th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Probiotics: Gut SuperFood

Probiotics are my #3 SuperFood I am discussing this week.  My superfoods are not ranked by importance, just selected.  My 5 Superfoods are ALL SUPER important :) What are probiotics anyway? Probiotics are "friendly bacteria" that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in the digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from helping with irritable [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 15th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Cod Liver Oil: Brain SuperFood

1.5em;">Cod liver Oil is my #2 Superfood.  I consider it a Brain Superfood.  Here's why... So what is cod liver oil? Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish.  As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.  Cod liver oil also contains vitamin A and vitamin D.  It has historically been taken because of its vitamin A and vitamin D content. (Source) [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 12th, 2012|SuperFoods|0 Comments

Coconut Oil: Skin SuperFood

Coconut Oil is the first SuperFood that I am going to highlight this week.  I started learning about the health benefits of coconut oil 4 years ago.  It quickly became a big part our diet.   The benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.  Coconut oil also has antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.  Some [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:33-04:00 October 11th, 2012|SuperFoods|6 Comments