Irish Soda Bread

Here is a recipe for Irish Soda Bread.  My dad’s side is Irish and, well, St. Paddy’s is coming up soon… My daughter made this bread a little while ago. It was delish! She used spelt instead of wheat flour. And she used the last of the rice milk (3/4 c) topped up with meltedContinue reading “Irish Soda Bread”

4 Easy Herbs to Fight Colds and Infections

It’s that time of year again when colds, flus, and infections start popping up everywhere.  With the kids back to school lots of families are exposed to all kinds of viruses and bacteria just waiting to grab hold.  Here are some easy herbs that fight these infectious little stinkers: Garlic – Garlic is currently being studiedContinue reading “4 Easy Herbs to Fight Colds and Infections”

Sunscreen for Grown-Ups

Here is the link to the Environmental Working Group’s list of moisturizers with sunscreen – the good and not good.  As a sunscreen hater, I’m doing my best to cover up with non-rashy, non icky sunscreens myself.  I’m finding the one by the Body Shop easiest to find and not too icky.  Good luck toContinue reading “Sunscreen for Grown-Ups”

Test for Celiac’s In Office!

I’ve just received some kits to test a few drops of blood for antibodies against gluten. I can do the test right in my office.  It test takes 10 minutes and costs $75.  It’s quite exciting and is much easier on the pocket book than going to the lab. Great for children as it’s justContinue reading “Test for Celiac’s In Office!”

Kids Fight Colds and Flus with a game of “TAKE THAT!”

I’m a big believer that kids want to do what feels good for their bodies but, let’s face it, sometimes things taste bad or feel icky.  Here are excerpts from an email from a mom who read my previous blog post, “Natural Remedies for Acute Cough”, and the game she and her boys played to fightContinue reading “Kids Fight Colds and Flus with a game of “TAKE THAT!””

Natural Remedies for Acute Cough

In our house, we’re just going through our first family cough of the season.  And as the elder kid hacks, she says, “Ha!  Take that, virus!  Get out!” Apparently sheʼs actually been listening to me all along. Coughs, as you may know, are our bodiesʼ way of moving a virus / bacteria / fungus /Continue reading “Natural Remedies for Acute Cough”

5 Tips for Kids to Fight Colds and Flus

1.  EAT VEGETABLES. It seems so obvious, doesn’t it?  Before I was a mom, I thought my kids would eat 10+ servings of organic fruits and veggies every day.  I was sure they’d grow up thinking kale was wonderful and broccoli delightful.  Well, of course, I was wrong. I do find that they consume moreContinue reading “5 Tips for Kids to Fight Colds and Flus”

Sensitive Children and Sunscreen – more…

The Environmental Working Group has come out with it’s recommendations.  Click here to check their evaluated list of sunscreens. Also check this link to read about a few more don’ts for sunscreen. Each year my older, very fair skinned and super sensitive daughter and I do a variety of patch tests on each of ourContinue reading “Sensitive Children and Sunscreen – more…”

Allergy Season is Here – Quick Do a Family Cleanse!

Spring is finally upon us and with it comes the sneezing, sniffling, itching, burning, wheezing, and irritibility of allergies.  It is not too late to nip these symptoms in the bud with a family cleanse.  If you and your family do a cleanse now, you can lower the inflammation in your body and help yourContinue reading “Allergy Season is Here – Quick Do a Family Cleanse!”