Monthly Archives: May 2011

I’m Cookoo for Coconuts!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!  Ours ended with the perfect barbecue to kick off the summer!  The girls were filthy when we got home and so the tub took a pretty awful beating.  The collateral damage still awaits me as I sit here avoiding it. I’d like to take [...]
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Chrissy Snow, My Teacher – Who Knew?

Two different friends contacted me this week to get a neurology referral for their children.  I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know anyone who had to see a neurologist when I was little.  I’m not being naive, I mean of course neurology as a field existed, but I can name a handful of [...]
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Healthy Start

I really wish I had known how to read labels and be more cognizant of the foods I was giving the girls when they were babies.  When I think of the packaged garbage I would pop in the microwave for them I feel bad, but I didn’t know any better.
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Natural Anti-Aging/Detox Skin Routine

This is yet another routine that I started when my body was FREAKING out (see Bridget’s Story for the gory details).  I’ve continued to do it daily because I believe in the theory behind it.
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Nature’s Air Purifier

A few months ago, I started reading about ways to clean the air in your home.  Not masking odors, not using technology, but natural ways to purify the air.  What I found may be obvious to some of you, but it was news to me.
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A Stinky Problem

It is my humble opinion that anti-perspirant has the potential to be the cigarettes of our time.  You know, like back in the day when people didn’t know that cigarettes were bad for you?  We look back and say – really?  You had no idea that inhaling all that junk was causing lung and other [...]
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No, I’m not talking about the pets, but it would be awesome if I were, right?  I’m talking about the amazing seed that has been nourishing people forever, but only recently has been touted as a “superfood”.
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Sneaky Food Allergies

A common question is – “So you guys were allergic to so much, and never knew it?”  Not only did we not know, I never thought to even consider it as a possible culprit for our multiple symptoms.  For example, three of us have a strong peanut sensitivity, which means it really upsets our systems, [...]
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A Tale of 2 Tortilla Soups

As I previously mentioned, my family became big soup makers after we got the Vitamix.  One of our absolute favorites is Chicken Tortilla Soup.  I’m going to put two different recipes for it here – one made on the stove, and the other in the Vitamix.  My sister Peggy’s family and I like the one [...]
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More Natural Cleaning Tips

You guys let me know that you really liked the cleaning tips, so here are a few more.  My roving reporter, my finger on the “Pulse of the NBD community”, my sister Peggy, has informed me that “my public” would also like some recipes.  I believe I will post one of our (my family and [...]
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