Benefits of Sauerkraut

What are the benefits of sauerkraut?  There are so many health benefits.  I have been eating a lot of sauerkraut this summer.  I am not sure why I am craving so much sauerkraut, but health experts believe that as your body (and gut) heals itself...even your cravings become healthier.  This must be the case with me.  My "bad" (unhealthy) cravings have almost disappeared these last [...]

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is a very important mineral.  I notice a big difference in my mood when I am not getting enough magnesium in my diet.  I am usually cranky, tired, and little on edge.  Sometimes I will even get headaches when I don't get enough magnesium.  Here is a great list of ways Magnesium helps your health. 11 Miraculous Ways Magnesium Heals Your Mind & Body [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:34-04:00 July 24th, 2012|Home Remedies, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to make Water Kefir

Do you want to learn how to make Water Kefir? First, what is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains [...]

Natural Remedy for Whooping Cough

Is there a natural remedy for whooping cough?  Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, primarily effecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It’s highly contagious, and adult whooping cough is not uncommon. It starts as a common cold and develops into a spasmodic, persistent, suffocative cough accompanied by a sore throat, fever, mucus secretion and vomiting. Coughing continues until the lungs [...]

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

Warts are becoming more and more common. If you have never seen a wart consider yourself lucky, most of us have had one or know someone that has. They are hard rough lumps growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet. If you have one, you want it GONE as quickly as possible.

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:37-04:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:38-04:00 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 | 2017-10-05T20:40:38-04:00 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 | 2017-10-05T20:40:38-04:00 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. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:39-04:00 April 10th, 2012|No Sugar, Nutrition|2 Comments