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Natural Remedies for the Flu

Natural Remedies for the Flu

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you still come down with that nasty little flu bug.  I just had a go-round with it myself this past week.  It was the first time in nine years!  At first I thought it was just a cold, but then […]

To Sanitize or Not to Sanitize?

To Sanitize or Not to Sanitize?

I’ve never been big into using hand sanitizers.  Even though they were supposed to protect me from any bad little bugs that came my way.  I never liked the awful, chemically, perfumy scent, and I didn’t like how my hands felt after using them – […]

Water Kefir Part II – Taking a Break & What to do with all the Extras

Water Kefir Part II – Taking a Break & What to do with all the Extras

Taking a Break We all have seasons in our life.  Some are busier, crazier, more hectic than others.  There are times when I just don’t have the time or mental resources to add even one more little thing.  Sometimes that one thing is making kefir. […]

Water Kefir Part I – Making Water Kefir

Water Kefir Part I – Making Water Kefir

I was a little nervous to jump into fermented foods.  I didn’t have any objection to the idea of consuming fermented foods, but making them was just something I had not ever done before.  The idea of delving in just intimidated me.  I know, I know, […]

AIP On A Budget

AIP On A Budget

It’s common knowledge that food is expensive.  And getting moreso by the day!  Eating organic, whole foods is even more expensive.  When I started my AIP journey back in September, Scott had already been unemployed for four months and didn’t have any prospects.  I really […]

The Importance of Ergonomics: 5 Tips for a Safer Workspace

The Importance of Ergonomics: 5 Tips for a Safer Workspace

For many of us, we don’t think too much about our body’s positioning and posture throughout the day. That is, until something has happened that forces us to think about it. I never realized just how important it was to live and work with ergonomics […]