All posts tagged health

“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

Why the “Trash Natural Birth” Movement Needs To End

By | June 21, 2014

It’s kind of ironic that after writing about the effective ban on water birth yesterday that I ran across this piece of drivel today. Don’t click on it.  Don’t even give the author the satisfaction of more pageviews.  It’s really not worth your attention, or the five minutes of your life that you will never get Read More

Why I Love Fresh Turmeric (And 6 Ways to Use It)

By | June 19, 2014

Image by Howard Walfish It was more than a year ago that I discovered turmeric. Well, really, I first discovered it in an ancient bottle of curry powder on my parents’ stove when I was 19.  I was just really learning to cook, and I sprinkled it on chicken and thought it tasted good.  It was Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: How Our Detox Diet is Going

By | June 2, 2014

We embarked on a detox diet starting about 10 days ago (Fri, May 23).  We’re still in it, but I have made some adjustments based on how it was going. I shared this a little bit on my Facebook page, and was met with a number of different reactions: “Oh that’s interesting!” “I’ve had the Read More

How “Paleo” Has Gotten Off Track (and Isn’t Necessarily Healthy)

By | May 22, 2014

A lot of people have tried to get healthier by going Paleo. I get it.  Paleo, now, is about like vegetarian was in the early 90s (at least if my dad’s health kick at that time is anything to go by).  It’s a diet that’s purported to fix your health concerns because grains and dairy Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: 5 Ways to Feel Calmer and Cleaner During “That Time of the Month”

By | April 21, 2014

Image credit This post is sponsored by Earth Mama Angel Baby. “That time of the month.” Some women flat-out dread it.  It’s messy, it comes with cramps, fatigue, and moodiness.  Who needs it? Except, honestly, we all do.  It’s a normal and healthy part of an adult woman’s life.  A regular period is a sign Read More

The One Where I Tell You A Story About Illness….

By | April 16, 2014

Image by TheGiantVermin I have a story to tell you.   You decide what to make of it.  It’s only a story, my personal experience.  I’ll share my own thoughts and conclusions about it, but feel free to reject them and come to your own.  This is purely anecdotal, and not scientific in any way.  Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Why I Use Herbal Remedies

By | February 17, 2014

Watch TV these days, and you’ll see someone making fun of herbal remedies. “Oh, are you one of those people who likes natural remedies?  What about homeopathy?  That’s like magic water, or voodoo.” Our culture isn’t exactly pro-natural-remedy.  And in fact, some go as far as to say that they don’t even work.  Or that they Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: 10 Ingredients to Watch Out For

By | January 27, 2014

  Source Reading the labels on foods these days is not a simple task.  Many times, there are foods that have some “good” (recognizable, real food) ingredients, and some “questionable” (what is that? is it okay?) ingredients.  While foods with only “good” or only “bad ingredients are usually a simple choice, foods with a mixed Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods (and Nutritional Consultations)

By | January 13, 2014

  This post is sponsored by Dr. Meghan Birt, DC, of Just Enjoy Food. Are you stuck in a place where your health is struggling, but you don’t know what to do?  You know that food can help, but you’re not sure what to eat?  (There are lots of conflicting messages out there!) There is Read More

Growing Up Unvaccinated: Scary Potential, or Healthy Reality?

By | January 10, 2014

Image by USACE European District There is a pro- vaccination article circulating the internet right now.  You may have seen it — most people have.  It was originally published at “Voices for Vaccines,” and later republished on Slate, Jezebel, and several smaller blogs.  The blogosphere is abuzz with this story.  It’s called “Growing Up Unvaccinated.” Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Stay Healthier This Holiday Season

By | November 25, 2013

Everywhere you look, you see it: “Indulge this holiday season!  Buy it, eat it, wear it!” and you also see a lot of “…but not too much!  Keep those holiday pounds off!” Misses the mark, a bit, I think. We all deserve a little holiday indulgence.  We all deserve to relax a bit and celebrate. Read More


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