Weekend Links

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Links for this week: Can Children Still Run Free in 2014 @ The Art of Simple  (similar in theme to my post this week, Are We Hurting or Helping Our Kids With Overprotective Helicopter Parenting?) To the Wife Trying to Get Her Husband to Eat Real Food @ Don’t Waste the Crumbs Why Rest Takes Courage @ (in)courage Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe @ Mommypotamus 5 Ways to Say No @ Live Well Spend Less Carmelized Green Beans @ How Does She?  Blueberry Mini Muffins […]

Why this is a post I never thought I’d write

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*It’s rather coincidental, yet so perfectly aligned, that I would feel led to write this post the same week that Jessica’s thoughtful post on such a similar topic went up. I think the message is coming through loud and clear… “grace, always grace”, for all our weaknesses and imperfections and frailty and unanswered questions.* I feel grateful I brought a sweater. The air conditioning chills my feet, bare skin exposed in flip flops. Distracted, I page through a House & Home magazine, once in a while […]

Can a Cavity Be Healed With Nutrition?

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I’ve probably had 15-20 cavities filled in my 32 years. Up until a few years ago, I always thought that cavities were just an annoying thing that happened, and there wasn’t a whole lot we could do to avoid getting at least a few. Lower your sugar intake, brush and floss well, and you’ll get less, right? When they do happen, simply get it drilled, and if you’re health conscious you can choose the white fillings over the silvery ones containing mercury. End of story. […]

I Found the Toothpaste I’ve Been Searching For (A Review of Earthpaste)

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Finding a toothpaste that met all of my requirements hasn’t been easy. I wanted something that: had no fluoride had no toxic ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate had no glycerin (which can coat teeth and interfere with the work that saliva is meant to do to help protect teeth from decay) wasn’t homemade (I know it works very well for many people, and there’s even a popular recipe on this website, but my family hasn’t loved it to this point) aided the remineralization process, actually […]

Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralization

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Several years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Yet, the foundation of today’s dental philosophy is similar to the mainstream medical model in that it focuses on treatment and not prevention. I believe the focus of dentistry (like medicine) should be prevention of decay and disease through sound nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. This […]

My Attempt at This Crazy Thing Called Oil Pulling: Does It Really Make a Difference?

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Today I’m over at Simple Organic, sharing my two-week oil pulling journal, and more thoughts on the why’s and how’s and “does it work” of this truly unique (and only slightly crazy and gross) health practice. A friend of mine is doing a lot of research on how to strengthen teeth, and both reverse and prevent cavities, naturally. Since I’m so busy these days, I’m happy to let her do the research and then I can follow her lead. One of the things that she […]