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Breastfeeding Diet

A mother’s diet is very important when nursing. In the first few years of life a baby is still developing; the brain and immune system is not mature yet. What mom puts into her mouth can have a lasting impact on her baby if she is breastfeeding. Please don’t let the thought of this intimidate you. It is actually a wonderful blessing to be able to nourish your child by…

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Why I buy “Organic”

These past few weeks, the weather has been horrendous. I am usually a very picky food shopper, but the poor conditions have prevented me from shopping from the usual stores. (The icy roads have prevented me from traveling very far). It has been a painful reminder of why I need to stock up on food. My “pantry” right now is frightfully low on supplies. The organic selection at the local…

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Folic Acid vs. Folate

Folic acid is THE vitamin pregnant women are supposed to take. It is supposedly the most important vitamin for pregnant women. It is supposed to prevent Spina bifida and other midline defects. But what if that is not true? Sounds crazy right? But if you read on I will explain why it is not true for many of us. The vitamin that is needed is actually FOLATE. Many people think…

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Cod Liver Oil – The Ultimate Immune Booster?

It’s snot season. Literally, if you have a child in school you know exactly what I am talking about. It seems almost impossible to make it through flu season without getting sick. Oddly enough I have done it, many times. I don’t get sick very often. I made it 40 years without ever catching the flu, (or getting the flu shot). For a while I thought I just got lucky,…

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Elderberry Syrup

Tis the season of runny noses, high fevers, ear infections, and stomach viruses. There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We do a lot in this household to prevent getting sick, and it usually works out pretty well for us. (Even when illness strikes it is usually mild. Probiotics, cod liver oil, and fermented foods have been very beneficial for my…

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