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Eczema: Solving the Underlying Causes, Part 2

Over the past month or so, I’ve been sharing on the topic of eczema, and how to naturally and holistically approach it in order to bring both relief and healing. If you missed any of the past posts, here they are: Eczema: What is it and what causes it? Bringing Relief to the Discomfort Solving the Underlying Causes, Part 1 4) Try Food Eliminations Eczema as a reaction to a food allergy or sensitivity is very, very common. Some of the most common food suspects are: Wheat, eggs, […]

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Pickle Recipes: Dill and Bread & Butter

Mmmm, I love me some pickles (and no, not just because I’m pregnant)! As promised, ladies, here are my two favorite pickle recipes. Both are cold-pack, non-canning recipes, making them a snap to prepare. Even better, the pickles are raw and the recipes are a very simple, very tasty introduction to the lacto-fermentation method of food preservation. The Bread & Butter recipe isn’t a true lacto-fermentation recipe, but it still contains far more enzymes and nutrients that you’re going to get with any store bought […]

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Healthy, Natural Pregnancy: Counting our Blessings!

We’re often quick to talk about the difficulties of pregnancy, but one thing that is so helpful in having a wonderful, healthy pregnancy is simply maintaining a positive, cheerful attitude! I really appreciated Crystal’s focus on choosing joy during her last pregnancy: However, the last two pregnancies I spent a lot of time wishing I could fast-forward to the end of the nine months–or at least to the end of the first twenty weeks. Wish as I might, though, there is no fast forward button on life. […]

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Q&A- My Grocery Budget, Part 2

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Pregnancy Update: 28 weeks

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Q&A- My Grocery Budget

There were so many great questions asked in the comments in my recent post How My Grocery Budget Works, that I felt the need to address them in a separate post. Here goes… What is your dill pickle recipe? I’ll post both this recipe, and our favorite Bread and Butter pickles recipes up within the next week! Both are cold-pack, refrigerator pickles and so easy to make. :) (This pic is of Abbie last summer, with a bunch of our delicious pickling cucumbers from the […]

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Calling For All PCOS Success Stories!

  Image by JuanRax I know you're out there! Have you used a traditional/whole foods diet and made natural lifestyle changes to improve your symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Have you lost weight, seen your symptoms dramatically reduce or even disappear, or finally achieved a long hoped for pregnancy? Fellow PCOS'ers, if this describes you, I would LOVE to hear from you! I am hoping to compile some testimonies and success stories, in order to offer hope and encouragment to those who are struggling with […]

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