My passion is health and the beauty in things no one thought twice to consider.
So whether I'm redecorating furniture or I'm a piece of a whole in this amazing place we call home! I just hope I can make a difference! However it may be!
Share your thoughts! And if I can share something with you here on this blog!.... Then here's to your health!
If you're going to eat healthy it might as well taste good! While a lot of eating a cleaner diet doesn't always appeal to your taste buds if you are use to eating all the bold flavors of salt and sugar in the american diet.
With eating healthy you find an appreciation for the finer things in life. The subtle flavors in cooking or the amazing benefits of knowing at the end of the day that you didn't just eat... You fed your body what it needs to be nourished and thrive.
After eating pizza I want to lay down and take a nap, but with just a few extra healthy choices a day I can have the ability to take my little boy to the park.
Join me while we learn just a little more at a time!
Here is a recipe that is amazingly both tasty and healthy. I have personally made it a couple of times just this week because I have been so excited about how good it taste for something so healthy.
Almonds are so good for you! And if your looking for gluten free then try this!
Almond Flour Muffins
1 cup blanched almond flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Optional-1/8 cup fresh blue berries or dried cranberries
In a medium bowl, combine almond flour and baking soda
In a large bowl combine eggs, honey and vinegar
Stir dry ingredients into wet, mixing until combined
Scoop about ¼ cup of batter at a time into a paper lined muffin pan
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes (17 min if you add fresh fruit), until slightly browned around the edges
Cool in the pan for ½ hour
Serve with butter and raspberry jam
This is now one of my favorite recipes! My husband is actually excited to come home and eat zucchini!
If you're like me, ...you can doing it with a little boy crying while he is clutched to your pant leg.
But there is a sense of achievement of getting something done other than diaper changes!!
~~Now when your son is down for a nap you can type up the rest of the recipe~~
This recipe is great for zucchini season when you have a ton of zucchini laying around!!! You can really only make zucchini bread so many time in one week!!!
1 1/4 cups spaghetti or pizza sauce
4 (31 oz total) medium zucchini
1 tsp oil
1/2 small onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
14 oz lean Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing (or pork sausage is awesome too)
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella
1/8 cup fresh Parmesan cheese (or grated)
large pot of water to boil.
Preheat oven to 400°. Cut
zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh,
leaving 1/4" thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small
pieces and set aside.
Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and
cook 2 minute. Remove from water.
Place 1/4 cup of sauce
in the bottom of a 9 x 12" baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up.
In a large saute pan, brown sausage, breaking up as it cooks into
smaller pieces until browned; set aside. Heat oil and add onion, garlic
and bell pepper. Cook on a medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, until
onions are translucent. Add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper
and cook about 2-3 minutes. Combine with sausage and cook a few more
Using a spoon, fill each
hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup cooked sausage, pressing firmly. Top each
with 2 tablespoons each of sauce, 1 tablespoon each of shredded mozzarella
cheese and 1 teaspoon each of parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and
bake 20 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.
Doctors hand out antibiotic like candy for every ailment that you can come up with. And the only thing given more then that is pain medication and yet we have more hospitals then any other country... why is it that is our health care is "so good", but our people are so sick???
I have used doctors and I will use one if I have a broken bone or when there are serious problems... but till that time (fingers crossed) I love being able to help my family!
The United States makes up only 4.6 percent of the world's population, but consumes 80 percent of its medicine
Note: We are the only country that goes to a doctor first. Other countries try natural ways first and go to a doctor second or third... And its the other countries that seem to be getting along pretty well!
Natural from Nature Why are people talking about essential oils?
Humans have been using plants as medicine for thousands and thousands of years and with all the chemicals and problems now people are going back to the basics and loving it!!
Essential oils are proving time and time again that they help your body fight disease.
There is a lot of different essential oil companies, and I’ve spent hours researching all the different options. And I spent money on other oils that were just watered down with other carrier oils or that said "not for internal use". doTERRA is outrageously committed to sourcing the best oils in the world and providing us with top-of-the-line quality. doTERRA essential oils are unadulterated, chemical-free, and incredibly effective. They are certified for internal use!!! Which is a big deal for me because I want to get all the benefits I can from them... even in my cooking!!
At first I wasn't very excited about essential oils. My mother had given me some and they just sat in the back of my cabinet for a very long time. Then one day I had a friend mention oils to me. So I decided to go home and try them out and see for myself if they were really as good as the rumors.
That night I pulled out the 3 oils that I had: Lemon, Lavender and tea tree oil. And with my husband as a guinea pig we started!!
-My husband always had a hard time sleeping so I put some Lavender on his feet
-He worked at a desk with a head set on all the time so he constantly had an ear ache so I put a drop of tea tree by his ear
-My husband had been on and off of heart burn medication so I put some lemon oil in his water
The next morning I woke up curious about how he was feeling. First I asked him about his ear.... he looked surprised and said it didn't hurt, his heart burn hadn't flared up at all and he slept solid without any problems......so that's when I couldn't resist! If 3 oils could bring that much relief!!! What could other oils do????
Different essential oils have been shown to fight infections (even MRSA) calm emotional issues, aid the body in healing, and provide families all over the world with a natural alternative to synthetic medicine.
Now it is my passion to share them and use them everywhere in my home!!! From bee stings to bike accidents... I find more things you use them for all the time!!!
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I don't want you to feel alone
This has been a blessing to me and I love when others are able to benefit too!
Email me and I will walk you thru it! If you need to talk just send me your phone # and I will call and answer any questions! email@example.com
I am not a doctor. Consult a health care professional for illnesses and medications.
If your familiar with Dr. Wallach's work then you know the desperately saddening fact for parents that have infants and toddlers. Infant formulas have close to no nutritional value for our children. As a matter of fact it has less minerals then Dog Food. There are 90 essential nutrients that our bodies need for optimal health, Dog food contains 40, rat food contains 28, and our baby formula has 12. That didn't hit me so hard till now that I have my son and my milk supply is going down so I was faced with fact that I needed to give him something else to help him grow. Let me tell you how good it feels to put your baby on something when you know your dog is better off.
So what other options do we have other then letting our kids play in the dog bowl? Cow milk? I hope not! Milk is perfect for the offspring is was created for. A momma cow makes milk for a baby cow that starts off at 100lbs and is designed to turn a 100lb calf into a 1,000lb cow. The protein content (among many other things) is off the charts compared to human milk.
Goats milk however is amazingly comparable to breast milk. Like humans, a baby goat starts off at about 7 to 8lb and grows to a 100- 150lb adult! The consistency and nutrition is so close to breast milk that I know that the Lord was thinking of mothers like me when he made it!
I have spent a lot of time on my knees and researching the best options for what I can give my son.
Here is the recipe for what I have found works the best.
4oz(1/2 c.) Goats Milk
2oz(1/4 c.) Distilled Water
2 tsp Brown rice syrup
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
1/16 tsp Unsulphured blackstrap molasses
Heat up distilled water in a pan and then add the brown rice syrup, coconut oil and molasses. Shake well to combine. Then add the goats milk.
Here's a video of milking our goat straight into my sons bottle because he was crying and we didn't have the milk pan with us.
Being a women and having hormones this is an herb that I really love! But... Even though this is known for its ability to help with cramping during PMS and with strengthening the uturus for pregnancy, it is a huge benefit for men as well! It helps with hormones and that is why it is used so much by women, but it helps balance hormones for men as well!
After you pick it, set it in the house away from the sun. 48 he's later this is what it looks like!
You want it to be dry enough that it snaps but not so dry that it crumbles!
Chop it up... Use some now and save some for later!
I love catnip for the fact that it is such a soft yet effective plant. I've used it for headaches, when I need to destress, to help relax muscles or go to sleep. The best part is that it helps with pain! Its like taking a natural sources of asprin!! Oh and as for its name, you've probably guessed that cats love it! It is especially fun to use it when you harvest it yourself! At my parents home it grows wild, so over our holiday weekend I harvested some to take home.
Put it in teas for a great bedtime routine!
My goal is to have my family and myself healthy and happy! Seems like a pretty standard goal, but I am learning more and more that healthy and happy go hand in hand and in that order too.
I find the most happiness when I am holding my son and he is smiling as healthy as can be.
This has made my journey for health even more exciting as I find answers to health concerns that are only a step away and that I don't need to go to a doctors office for.
Essential oils have been a big step for me in the right direction. I have my own first aid kit that doesn't have a list of side effects.
Scrapes and bug bites, ear aches to coughs and sore throats... Oils have done wonders for me!!
Lemon oil is in my top 3
Strong enough it disinfects and cleans counter tops and edible so you can add a couple drops to your water to clean your fruits and vegetables.
I put a couple drops in water for a sore throat or if I'm at a restaurant where the water tastes funny.
It helps with digestion and is amazing for detoxing and cleaning the body with an emphasis on the Liver.
Anti viral, anti bacterial and anti mold!!! This is a great oil to start off with!
There are so many benefits to drinking goats milk and Raw goats milk is even better! For those that are lactose intolerant goat milk can be a great option as it has less lactose then cows milk and has a high probiotic content that helps aid digestion and assists the immune system in keeping us healthy. It's an Amazing alternative to breast milk as mentioned in the previous post, and has great nutritional value. You can put it in soap or other homemade natural products as well if you are looking for a softer option to what you can buy in the store!
Because of the high potassium content, goats milk is alkaline instead of acidic when digested by the body. Cow's milk is acidic and will make you build up mucus inside the body, which is why doctors say not to drink it if you are sick or have a productive cough.... but, goats milk is different and wont cause the same reactions.
There has been lots of research going into the benefits of goats milk! It is so amazing!!
To bad the FDA has made laws so that raw goats milk cant be sold for "human consumption". Of all the medication that can be sold over the counter, the pesticides that are sprayed over our food and all the processed items that we can buy so easily and goats milk is what they decide to monitor.
If I, as a consumer, educate myself and find that I would like to buy fresh goats milk, and someone has extra goats milk they would like to sell,.... why should they be able to say no???
I love having a goat in my back yard! I love that even though I don't always eat perfectly I have found something that has made a difference for me,... something natural... something that is a step in the right direction!!
1gallon Goats milk
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Bring your milk to 175° on medium heat. You want to warm slowly so you don't burn the milk. Remove from heat, add vinegar and stir. You will see the milk start to separate. Strain milk thru cheese cloth or a cotton dish towel, a strainer will work too but you may lose some of your cheese.
Now season as you wish!
Raspberry chipotle sauce
Options are endless!
We love to season it and eat it on crackers or spaghetti!
Here's the beginning of our new garden!!!!!
I am so excited I don't even know what to do! This is a picture of 2 weeks ago! You can see that I don't have anything planted yet in the 2 left grow boxes!!
I have been asking my husband for a garden fence and some grow boxes for 3 years now! I had to have a fence so my dog wouldn't dig up all of my vegetables!!!
He was able to make a garden fence for less then $45. I have a list of dimensions and supplies if anyone needs it!!
I'll keep you up to date on all the new happenings.