Kefir, a funny word, but it has started to become very popular as people are finding huge benifits not limited to increased energy, clearing up constipation and acne, and decreased sicknesses throughout the year as well as the length/ downtime when you do get sick.
It is so easy to make and with the right information you can skip the learning curve.
You can buy it in the store or you can save some pennies and make it yourself. All you need is a cup of milk and 2 tsp of kefir grains.
The reason kefir is so benificial is because of the Probiotics it produces. Antibiotics kill the natural flora in the body and Probiotics build it back up in which time it helps with digestion and the whole host of problems that can come from Digestive issues.
The grains are Probiotic and when placed in the milk it will consume the lactose (milk sugar) and give you probiotics that are so amazing that I am sure you will be surprised.
I find this lady amusing and fun to follow!
She has many recipes for using Probiotics in everyday life, which is the best way to go while trying to find health while living life at the same time.
I make about 1 cup and put it in smoothies with a little bit of honey. When I do that I don't have a problem getting overwhelmed. I have to smile as my kids get a dose and don't even know it.
Chickens are the easiest farm animal to raise and they are a great source of constant daily food supply.
Do you know where your eggs are coming from? Are the chickens cage free, antibiotic free, and hormone free? You would be amazed at how much of that stuff makes it into each egg and the effects that can have on your food!
Here's some cool facts!!
Farm Eggs VS Store eggs:
1⁄3 less cholesterol
1⁄4 less saturated fat
2⁄3 more vitamin A
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
21 times more omega-3
Consider raising your own hens or supporting the local farming community.
They may cost a bit more but a little bit of health goes a long way!!
It feels so good to be able to eat from your own garden! It brings a whole new meaning to Organic veggies!
(calendula flower too)
Here is a fresh new batch of spring lettuce to mix up a salad for dinner!
I hear a lot of people say their garden veggies go bad quickly. We'll that comes from not spraying them with preservatives.
SO, on my lettuce I will soak it for 5 to 6 hours to plump up the leaves and make them crispy, dry them off and place a paper towel in the bag to absorb excess moisture that will make it go all mushy after a few day in the fridge.
I can keep lettuce fresh just as long as the store bought!!
Super excited when our sweet mama goat did such a great job with 3 babies!
Now comes the part that every mom will know... getting back to normal! Although I'm pretty sure she's not worried out getting a small waste line back (we have no bucks on the property to impress)... she does however still look a little tired and uncomfortable.
So just in time for kidding season, this awesome plant is in full swing!
With heart shaped leaves, shepherds purse becomes easy to spot! Here is some of the patch that sprung up in my back yard.
Herbs quite often have a variety of things they help with, but this is one of the exceptions as it is very specific.
Shepherds purse is good for bleeding with an emphasis on internal bleeding and specializes in uterine bleeding.
Read more here!
Good to know for your DIY medicine cabinet for you, your family or your pets!