Thursday, January 30, 2014

#1 Food To Add To Your Thyroid Diet

#1 Food To Add To Your Thyroid Diet

A very informative article about the benefits of adding Bone Broth to your Thyroid Diet, as well as the recipe.  Please take the time to not only read this article but also browse the website,, for many many more helpful articles  & don't forget to add your email in the newsletter mailing form. Pin It

Dr. K News: Autoimmune diet

Dr. K News: Autoimmune diet

"This diet is powerful on its own, however to boost the repair and recovery
effects, please work with a qualified practitioner who understands the
connections between gut health and the brain, immune system, and endocrine
system. He or she can provide you with proven nutritional compounds that have
been shown to significantly aid the process of repair and recovery and unwind
self-perpetuating inflammatory cycles in the gut." Pin It

5 Best Natural Sugar Substitutes

"Some people may opt to use artificial sweeteners as sugar substitutes, however several studies have shown that they can have quite a lot of side effects, and the FDA has established an acceptable daily intake for each artificial sweetener."

Refined sugar, I understand is yet another thing that is recommended to eliminate if you have thyroid issues.  In searching for alternatives I came upon this article.  To see the list of 5 sugar substitutes, click on the link: Pin It

Thyroid Sexy Blues

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Coconut Oil Benefits for Thyroid Health

"Virgin Coconut Oil offers great hope for those suffering from hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) today. I didn’t even realize how much hypothyroidism was affecting my life till I started on the Virgin Coconut Oil and suddenly had energy like the Energizer Bunny!"

I have been reading alot about coconut oil & thyroid health and found this article to be very informative.  Countinue reading: Pin It

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Health Benefits of Cherries

"Cherries make for a juicy, low-fat snack. Rich in antioxidants that combat aging, the cherry is also a natural anti-inflammatory that may relieve joint and muscle pain."

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The Health Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap Molasses"Molasses is a thick syrup produced when the sugar cane plant is processed to make refined sugar for mass consumption. Whereas the toxic and unhealthy refined sugar is destined for our supermarket shelves, however, the highly nutritious molasses – which contains all the minerals and nutrients absorbed by the plant – is more likely to be sold as livestock feed instead.

Fortunately, the nutritional value of molasses is becoming better-known, and various grades of molasses are now being sold to us as baking ingredients, sugar substitutes, and mineral supplements. This is especially true of blackstrap molasses, the highest and most nutritious grade of molasses. Below is a list of blackstrap’s health benefits and advice on how to consume it as a health supplement."

To find out more benefits click here:

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Pumpkin Seeds

"Pumpkin seeds are one of nature's almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities."

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Bone Broth for Health Building: Nourishing the Liver and Kidneys

A great article by:Cindy Micleu, MTCM, LAc. 

"Winter is the ideal time for nourishing the Kidneys, and soup is the perfect winter food. Bone broth is prepared in cultures around the world as both a tasty, healthful soup and an easily digested medicinal food. The prolonged cooking of bones in water results in a broth rich in nutritional constituents that promote strength, tonify blood, nourish in times of sickness and rehabilitation, and help to prevent bone and connective tissue disorders."

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Hashimoto's Guest Post

I am so excited to announce the very first guest post on my blog.  I'm not gonna say who right now because I just love surprises.  She is a professional & will have lots of great info regarding Hashimoto's Disease. Watch for the post by Monday, Feb. 3 unless notified of another date. Oh yeah, I can't wait!!!! Pin It

Autoimmune Diet

"A person suffering from autoimmune disease invariably has gut issues. The more severe the autoimmune disease the more severe the gut issues, and vice versa. In a self-perpetuating vicious cycle leaky gut flares up autoimmune conditions, which in turn further damages the gut lining."  Read more of the article here

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How to build a water bottle tower

I enjoyed this video.  Really detailed.  Ths is definately a project for my Spring garden!!

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Homemade Mayo

This recpe is by far the best homemade mayo I've come across.  Very easy to make.  I omitted the garlic and used a blender to whip it up.  Didn't take long at all & it's much, much better than store bought.  It actually is not yellow in color as the photo makes it look. Anyways, here's the link:

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DIY Mason Jar pour spout

This is something I could certainly use:


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Make you own Almond Butter

Post by The Rawfoodfamily.

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Quick way to peel a hard-boiled egg

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50 of the Best Uses for Coconut Oil

"Coconut oil has a bit of a craze surrounding it lately. People have put together hundreds of different uses for this beneficial oil and it’s found its way into pantries, medicine cupboards, and even first aid kits. Some of the uses may seem bizarre at first, but coconut oil has garnered this newfound fame for good reason. It works."   Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


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New projects coming soon

Life has been difficult and somewhat hectic since my last post. This year got off on a sad note with the loss of my dad whom I love dearly. Lord knows I'm gonna miss him for he was and always will be my hero. Well I know he wouldn't want me to be all down & out so I'm trying to get my act together & put together some projects to keep me busy. I am planning on a bigger & better garden this Spring. I have a couple of good seed catalogs that came in the mail. So I'm gonna sit down with them & make a wish list to get started.  Since I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Hashimotos Disease) I have had to rearrange my eating habits and watch what I eat. Will discuss all that in a later post. I also have some sewing projects in mind so stay tuned for those coming posts too. Lots of recipes, crafts, gardening and of course backyard chicken DIY projects. My flock has grown to 20 Dominique  hens & 1 rooster and I have added 3 silkies as well. It's getting incubator time!!!  Pin It