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Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts is HERE!

By | August 19, 2014

It’s HERE!!! This is the first book I’ve launched in almost a year and a half.  In fact, the last one was A Practical Guide to Children’s Health, which came out in March 2013 (when my youngest was just a newborn).  That is the second book that I launched when I had a newborn, actually.  Against Read More

The Day We Lost Everything Part 1

By | August 18, 2014

  Image by suika This story is one that I hope it won’t be hard to tell.  I’m looking at it as a positive thing right now.  Or detached.  Or minute to minute.  I’m trying not to think about the overall impact, the meta-version of this story.  Because that would be too much. It starts Read More

Fall Fermentation: WIN a Jar From Fermentation Creation!

By | August 15, 2014

Image by thebittenword I seriously love fermented foods. We’ve been brewing kombucha since 2010, and have dabbled in water kefir, milk kefir, yogurt, sourdough (I have starter in my fridge right now) over the years as well.  Vegetable ferments?  I buy Bubbies pickles.  This year, though, I’m determined to make my own fermented pickles and make Read More

“Fat” is Not a Four Letter Word: Animal Fats

By | August 14, 2014

By Virginia George, Contributing Writer Last month we talked about plant fats. If you missed that post, I encourage you to read it as well. In it I discussed what fat is, why it’s important, and various considerations when choosing a fat such as taste and smoke point. It will give you some good background Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Unlock Health Challenge #3

By | August 11, 2014

We’re now just ONE week away from the launch of Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts.  We’re playing the Unlock Health Games, which end on August 18th.  Each week, we issue a new challenge to you.  These challenges are our way of celebrating our upcoming book launch! Find out what they are and how to play this Read More

Recipe Collection: Gluten-Free White Cake

By | August 7, 2014

We have six family members, so we have a lot of birthdays.  And especially around this time of year — we have a mid-July, an early August, and a mid-September (plus my dad in mid-August and my mom in late September and we usually celebrate with them too).   Sometimes I get tired and I Read More

Stinging Nettle: Weed or Wonder?

By | August 5, 2014

Image by Daniel Kulinski via Compfight cc By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer Several years ago I was completely clueless about herbs. Then I had an experience with  modern medicine that made me start to question some of today’s common practices.  I started researching, and the more I learned, the more I realized that God gave us Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Unlock Health Challenge #2

By | August 4, 2014

We’re now just two weeks away from the launch of Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts.  We’re playing the Unlock Health Games, which end on August 18th.  Each week, we issue a new challenge to you.  These challenges are our way of celebrating our upcoming book launch! Find out what they are and how to play this Read More

10 Ways to Really Increase Breastfeeding Rates

By | August 4, 2014

It’s World Breastfeeding Week right now.  How fun is that?! If you’ve been around for awhile, you might know I’m a big supporter of breastfeeding.  I’ve been breastfeeding one or more babies or toddlers continuously for more than 6.5 years now.  My kids weaned between 2 and 4.5 years old.  At one point, for one Read More

Why I Trust Natural Over Well-Studied

By | August 1, 2014

This post might seem kind of…against the mission of this blog.  After all, I often work hard to read studies and share them with you, and show why, scientifically, my point on any given issue is valid. I do think that science is important, and I find scientific evidence fascinating.  I love to see what Read More

Homemade Herbal Prenatal Vitamin 6 Ways

By | July 31, 2014

  **This post contains affiliate links.  If you click them, your cost doesn’t change, but I receive a small commission.  Thanks for your support.** A couple months ago, I talked about my postpartum experience.  (If you haven’t read it, and have struggled with postpartum weight loss and hormone balance, it’s worth a read.)  We’re hoping Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fat During Pregnancy

By | July 29, 2014

Photo Credit Did you know?   Fat is incredibly important to your baby and your own body during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Decades of “low fat” propaganda from the government and glossy pregnancy magazine articles highlighting that you need “just 300 extra calories a day” have made us terrified of eating anything except boneless, skinless chicken Read More

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