Growing Garlic for Beginners

Can I just say that I am on board for anything simple, that makes it look like I did a lot of work? That makes garlic the perfect garden addition. Not only is it simple to grow, but it helps deter pests on surrounding (or inter-planted) veggies! Step 1: Prepping. Prepare soil by weeding or … Continue reading Growing Garlic for Beginners

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Instant Pot “No-mato” Sauce

From headaches to rashes, nightshades are well known to wreak havoc for some individuals.  If you are researching this for the first time, Dr. Axe is a great resource on Nightshade Vegetables. When food sensitivities prevent you or your family from having spaghetti, you have to get creative.  This carrot based pasta sauce is surprisingly hearty … Continue reading Instant Pot “No-mato” Sauce

The Necessary Breakdown

     We are one of "those" parents.  The ones who were told that our two year old was just fine and would catch up on milestones on his own time, only to be confused and worried when things didn't change.  "Oh, he's fine!  Some kids just start talking in full sentences."  That might have been the last time … Continue reading The Necessary Breakdown

GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper

GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper Serves 6 Ingredients (organic/local is best): 3 Medium  Zucchini 1/2-1lb Grass Fed Beef 1 Yellow Onion, chopped 4 Large Carrots, chopped 3 Cloves Garlic, roughly chopped 1 tsp Cumin 2 tsp Oregano 2.5 cups of Chicken or Beef Broth Salt and Pepper Cooking Fat (grass-fed butter, ghee, olive oil, avocado oil, … Continue reading GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper

What Can You Eat on the GAPS Diet?

     It can be overwhelming to change your whole dietary lifestyle.  The foods you once relied on as a staple are now gone (unless your staples are broth, kefir, and sauerkraut).  I have created two, printable lists that include what foods you can eat on the the introduction and full diet.  If you don't know … Continue reading What Can You Eat on the GAPS Diet?

Why Probiotics are Pivotal to Your Family’s Health

How it started. My husband asked me why we should supplement our children with probiotics if we were supposed to already have bacteria naturally in our gut.  At the time, I didn't have an answer.  I just had a "gut" feeling that they were pivotal to my children's health.  I'm the type that, when faced with … Continue reading Why Probiotics are Pivotal to Your Family’s Health

Which Sweeteners are Okay and Why

When we look back at every birthday party and celebration, baseball game or movie theater experience, there is usually one thing that we all use to heighten our experience, Sugar.  From soda to cake, sugary foods are the epitome of indulgence and enjoyment.  These experiences become markers in our memory, calling us back time and … Continue reading Which Sweeteners are Okay and Why

Don’t Pull That Weed! Lamb’s Quarters and Toxin Removal

I grew up in the suburbs, where the amount of land around your rented house or apartment is enough for a dog to pee on, but not much more.  Now, with two acres, I have a gap in knowledge that I'm fast trying to close.  I've started a wonderful garden where I go to when … Continue reading Don’t Pull That Weed! Lamb’s Quarters and Toxin Removal

Is Chiropractic a Joke? An In-Depth Look at Chiropractic Therapy and it’s Affect on Autism

When thinking of chiropractic therapy, many people immediately become squeamish, distrustful, or just ambivalent.  "I can't stand the sound my neck makes," "I will never go to a chiropractor again," or "I don't need to see one," are all common phrases on the topic.  In our culture's view, it sits on a fine line between medically … Continue reading Is Chiropractic a Joke? An In-Depth Look at Chiropractic Therapy and it’s Affect on Autism