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Is Juicing good for you?

Is Juicing good for you?

Is juicing good for you?  Juicing is great for your health.  Juicing has been a big part of my healthy living for the last 10 years.  I remember my very first juice fast.  I was 21 at the time and I had just graduated from college.  I moved home to live on our family farm … Continue reading

Horses and Kids

Horses and Kids

      Horses and kids do well together.  I am speaking from my own experience with my sons.  My parents are ranchers, they own a number of cows, goats, chickens, horses, donkeys, and Shetland ponies on over 1000 acres.  They breed and sell a specific horse breed…. Rocky Mountain Horses.  This breed has a … Continue reading

Damaging effects of sugar

Damaging effects of sugar

by DR. NANCY in HEALTH The destructive things sugar can do far surpass the momentary happiness on your tongue after consuming a mouth full of it on a fresh donut or in your morning coffee. Unfortunately, sugar can also throw off the body’s homeostasis and create many short term and long term problems. Excess sugar may result in … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

What are your ways to reduce anxiety?  I eat foods that help me reduce anxiety.  I exercise to reduce anxiety.  I do deep breathing to reduce anxiety.  Many things help to reduce anxiety, but one important Mineral really reduces anxiety.  Any guesses??  This Mineral is the popular Mineral Magnesium.  Magnesium lotion, oil, powder, and bath … Continue reading

Healthy Easter Ideas

Healthy Easter Ideas

We left this morning and headed down south about an hour to Mapleton, Ut.  There is a lot of farm land in this area and it is absolutely beautiful.  The views of the mountains were breathtaking.  Too bad my husband works in North Salt Lake or this would be perfect place to have a little … Continue reading

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Let me introduce to you my great friend and Natural Doctor…. Dr. Nancy A little about Dr. Nancy. Nancy Lin DeGregori, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of TruthNhealth.com (operating through Truth N Health, LLC) and has spent the last twelve years studying nutrition and wellness for babies, children, adults, and seniors. She is the author of the … Continue reading

Cod Liver Oil: Brain SuperFood

Cod Liver Oil: Brain SuperFood

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 … Continue reading

Crock Pot Chicken (Whole Chicken)

Crock Pot Chicken (Whole Chicken)

Cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot is very convenient.  I love my baked chicken recipe.  The flavors are incredible.  This is a great alternative way to cooking a whole chicken.  You will end up with perfect shredded chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (remove giblets) 1 onion 1 Tbsp oil (grape seed, sunflower) 1-2 tsp sea … Continue reading

7 days of Real Food (Rules)

7 days of Real Food (Rules)

Today is October 1st.   A great day to start my Bee Healthy Challenge.  Today I start STEP 1: 7 days of Real Food.  Who will be participating? Me and my 2 boys (they don’t have much choice do they!).  My husband is a busy practicing attorney and he is making small healthy steps each day. … Continue reading

Rice and Carrot Casserole

Rice and Carrot Casserole

Last night I made dinner for my brother and his wife (who is 38 weeks pregnant!) and their 2 boys.  I love the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook and cook from it often.  It is an amazing resource packed with knowledge about proper food preparation, digestion, and detailed recipes.  It is my favorite cookbook.  When I am … Continue reading

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Can Traditional Cooking be Simple? Yes it can! There are a few ways it can be easier on us (some of us are busy you know):). Why cook traditionally in the first place?  The answer: health benefits.  People are becoming more educated on digestive health and understand its vast importance.  Children need nutritious meals for … Continue reading

Cold & Flu Kits

Cold & Flu Kits

Since cold & flu season is upon us and it’s time to stock up on my natural remedies. 1. I have already used this one with great success, just a few weeks ago.  This combination remedy works great for colds and flus going around.  There was a very nasty sinus infection/ congestion going around and … Continue reading

Quinoa Choc/Peanut Butter Cookies

Quinoa Choc/Peanut Butter Cookies

I found a great cookie recipe with Quinoa as the main ingredient (from pinterest).  I was a little surprised at first, but so excited to try.  These cookies turned out great.  These cookies are not too sweet, but have more of a granola bar type flavor.  I still really enjoyed them and my boys liked … Continue reading

Benefits of Sauerkraut

Benefits of Sauerkraut

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 few weeks. … Continue reading

Magnesium rich foods

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 … Continue reading

Water Kefir Class

Water Kefir Class

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 of … Continue reading

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

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. Continue reading

Calcium in Eggshells

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 … Continue reading

Is juice healthy?

Is 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 … Continue reading

Chronic Inflammation and Sugar

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. … Continue reading

No Sugar Challenge (Days 6-8)

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 … Continue reading

No Sugar Challenge (Day 4-5)

No Sugar Challenge (Day 4-5)

Day 4 was not too bad, but Day 5 (today) was not great. Day 4. I left the house w/ the boys for the day.  I think this is key to my success on the diet.  It is tough to be around yummy treats and food all day.  The beach was relaxing and a great … Continue reading

No Sugar Challenge (Day 3)

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 … Continue reading

No Sugar Challenge (Day 2)

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 … Continue reading

No Sugar Challenge

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 … Continue reading

Traditional Chinese Medicine

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 … Continue reading

Probiotics 4 Health

Probiotics 4 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 … Continue reading

Benefits of Fish Oil

Benefits of Fish Oil

I know I have posted about fish oil before, but I wanted to write a little about it again.  I am constantly amazed and grateful for the benefits of fermented cod liver oil.  I was starting to get a little sick 2 days ago…my right ear hurt, I felt fatigued, and congested at the same … Continue reading

5 Ways to Eat More Cultured Foods

5 Ways to Eat More Cultured Foods

I bookmarked this page for my own use.  Sometimes I find something so great and I don’t want to forget where it is.  That is the case here.  I cut and pasted this article from here.  I am totally making a few of these things and will be posting about them soon.  I just ordered … Continue reading