During the cold season, you probably only pay attention to the person who is visibly sick and keep your distance from them, but certain surfaces at the airport contain substantially larger bacteria colonies than other areas. (You may not be able to see them, but they are there!) It is normal for bacteria to be everywhere, but it’s the bad bacteria that we need to be more aware of and can make you ill.
Studies were conducted by the website Travelmath, the University of Nottingham in England, and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare to collect samples of surfaces both in the airport and in the airplane.
Most people would think that the toilet would be the biggest offender, but surprisingly it is not. When using the restroom, most people are careful with what they touch and follow up with washing their hands with warm soapy water. Where else are these bad bacteria hiding? Continue reading Airport Travel and Germs, Should you be Concerned?
It’s that time of the year when pickling cucumbers are abundant. Maybe your garden is providing you with a bumper crop, a friend has shared a bunch with you, or you purchased some from your local farmer.
However, how many can you eat fresh before they start to spoil?
Okay, so you have decided you want to make pickles. Is there more than one way to make pickles? Yes!
When first getting into essential oils, the question arises: where does one begin? There are many essential oils available in stores and online. Is there really a difference in brands? YES, not all brands are created equal.
Young Living is the world leader in Essential Oils and Oil Infused Products. They are setting the industry standard for quality with over two decades of innovation.
Young Living is the only essential oil company that has a pain cream and acne cream infused with essential oils. Even better, they have a whole line of oil infused supplements:
And they have over 200 essential oils.
I didn’t start with Young Living, but I was convinced
In the beginning, I dabbled with a few different companies. After researching the oils, it was clear that there are many reasons for choosing Young Living.
My family can say that they have experienced positive effects from using Young Living essential oils. We always have the diffuser going, an essential oil rack for easy access right in the kitchen, foaming soap dispensers with essential oils, supplements, and rollerballs throughout the house.
Every month I order a few products that replace toxic ones that I use. The truth is, you can buy many products that you regularly use at the store from Young Living. We all prefer the natural, non-toxic choices. The added benefit is free products. My local stores don’t offer that, do yours? Continue reading Why use Young Living Essential Oils?
Cultured foods play an essential part in a healthy digestive system, and it is vital that more people consume them for their overall health.
Now I know that not everyone loves fermented sauerkraut as much as I do, so with this in mind, I began to brainstorm how to get more individuals to eat sauerkraut. (Okay, just for the record I genuinely enjoy getting creative)
This Chicken & Dumpling recipe was specifically created with the Weston A. Price guidelines in mind. Did you know that by fermenting the dumpling dough overnight makes it easier to digest? This dish turned out amazing; I’m so happy to share it with you.
2 to 3 Quarts filtered/spring water or chicken bone broth
4 to 6 Organic chicken thighs or other cut up pieces
1 to 2 Bay leaves
1 tbs. Celtic Sea salt
1 Chopped organic onion
2 Chopped organic celery stalks
3 Chopped organic carrots (rainbow carrots add a nice touch)
1 to 2 Minced organic garlic cloves
2 1/2 Cups stone ground organic spelt flour
1 tbs. Celtic sea salt
2 tbs. Whey
1/2 to 3/4 cup of filtered/spring water (or use yogurt in place of whey and water)
1/2 Cup organic butter
Ground pepper to taste along with any other herb and spices you would like to add
Back-pain can be completely debilitating in even the slightest amounts, we can all agree there.
It’s crucial to find the right cream or balm to apply in order to allow your body to naturally heal itself. Many store-bought creams often act as numbing bandaids where a homemade, organic back balm will provide the right vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrients your body needs without toxic chemicals.
It’s easy for anybody to make a bottle of flavored infused olive oil as an edible gift or simply to get your chef on.
From cooking to dipping sauces for bread, sandwiches, and snacks of all kinds; it’s safe to say we only touched the surface for the various uses of edible flavored olive oils. There are many uses, such as.