I would like to tell you about elderberries, specifically Sambucus nigra. Elderberries are known for fighting the influenza virus, H1N1, helping keep the immune system functioning properly, and many other things. Elderberries are high in vitamin C, and contain a moderate amount of vitamin A, vitamin B6, and iron. They are also a mild anti-inflammatory. Making elderberry tincture is really easy. Don’t let the idea intimidate you, because the process is simple! [by Katie Baldridge]
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Yesterday I shared with you some principles that guide me through the holiday season and all the sweets and food it brings my way. Today, I am continuing the conversation by sharing some practical tips that help me make the best choices for my family. You will notice that those principles I mentioned yesterday — walking by faith, loving others, and not casting judgements — undergird these practicals. As with pretty much every aspect of life, having a plan is crucial to success. Don’t let the Great Sugar Deluge take you out! Take a few minutes now to come up with a plan for how you will handle the inevitable. So you can meet it head-on with grace, joy, love, and faith. [by Christy Greer]
October is here and the holiday season is just around the corner… and you know what that means, right? The Great Sugar Deluge is about to begin! As if sugar, sweets, treats and junk food aren’t around enough on a regular day-to-day basis — from snacks at baseball games to birthday parties to the doughnuts at work. But as soon as the holidays hit, sugar is everywhere! And it’s all well meant. For me, this is where it gets tough. How do I value and love the people around me, yet not consume (or allow my kids to consume) every single dessert and treat offered? over the years I have landed on a few principles and a few practicals that have helped me greatly. Today I’m sharing the principles that guide me in my decisions, and tomorrow (in Part 2) I will share the practicals that help me. [by Christy Greer]
As a very young mother, I handled my children’s sicknesses the only way I knew existed: basically always relying on someone in the medical field to tell me what to do. Since then, I have gained quite a bit more confidence when it comes to making medical decisions for my family. Keeping just a few basic foods in my pantry has proven to be the most effective and efficient thing I have ever done to keep my family well or to help our bodies combat sickness.
Commercial shampoos and conditioners strip your hair of natural oils and then coat it with silicone and waxes to make it appear soft and shiny. This results in hair which, underneath the chemical coating, is actually overproducing oil to compensate for being stripped by harsh chemicals. As much as I try to nourish my body with nutrient dense foods and stay away from processed chemically-laden products, my hair had not been treated the same way. It was time for a change — but mine would be a slow, gentle transition to going “no poo” (without shampoo).
I’m back with part 2 of a 3-part series on Real Food Sports Nutrition. Our society completely overhypes the need for processed, plastic-bottled ‘sports drinks.’ Thus, most of us don’t realize we can keep ourselves more than adequately hydrated with simply water or by combining real ingredients like herbal tea, fresh herbs, sea salt, honey, lemon and coconut water. To help you make your own, I’m sharing two real food recipes for delicious and easy homemade sports drinks.