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How Far Away Have We Gotten from Our Food?

Celery

I ask this question because my daughter recently had a conniption because she found bugs on her organic celery stalks. When I walked into the kitchen to find out the cause of the commotion, she, in a rather shrill voice exclaimed, “There are little black bug things on my celery!” My response, “Okay, wash them [...]

Snow Shovel Workout

lots of snow

I’ve decided to make snow my best friend this winter. Well, not really my best friend but a useful inconvenience. This winter we seem to be pounded with snow; anywhere from the nuisance 3-inch snow up to a couple of feet of snow. Instead of sitting home grumbling about the annoyance, I decided to put [...]

Challenge Your Brain – Learn Dvorak

Klingon. Romulan. Dvorak

Dvorak is not an alien race from Star Trek such as the Romulans or Klingons, neither is it some type of fad new spoken language. Dvorak is a type of keyboard layout. Yes, there is another keyboard layout other than QWERTY. In reading the book, How the Body Knows its Mind, by Sian Beilock, Chapter [...]

Sweet Potato Lasagna in Slow Cooker

Garfield

A different spin on the classic lasagna is to cook it in your crock pot. The basic premise is the same. You layer the ingredients and then you bake. This time, however, instead of using pasta I chose to use sweet potatoes. Why use sweet potatoes? Simple, they’re nutrient rich and tasty. When I cook [...]

Drink More Water

Not Sick Thirsty

I recently read the book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.  As a result, I’ve been drinking more water. I always questioned the requirement to drink 8 8-oz of water daily. Even more outlandish was the requirement to drink the equivalent of ½ of your body weight in ounces of water. [...]

Red Meat and Hot Flashes

I don’t know if there is scientific proof that red meat contributes to menopausal hot flashes, but I do know that I gave up red meats a little over a month ago (June 18th) and within a couple of days the flashes began do diminish. After a couple of weeks they only occurred once or [...]

Diatomaceous Earth for Dust Mite Infestation

Diatomaceous Earth

If you ever run into the unfortunate situation of having a mite or flea infestation, don’t immediately buy harmful chemicals as the first line of defense. Those chemicals are just as dangerous as the mites. Get rid of the infestation using naturally occurring diatomaceous earth. Not too long ago I had to go through some [...]