Time for Change

Last weekend, we had a potential new babysitter over to meet our kids and us.  She was very nice and asked a lot of great questions about the kids.  She asked us if they have any food allergies (no, but they do have food intolerances to gluten and dairy which many people have but don’t realize.  My intolerances were misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome).  She was really curious about our holistic lifestyle and asked a lot of questions about what we eat, where we shop for our food, about our essential oils and diffuser and about our Tyent water ionizer.


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Taco Seasoning Demystified

I put a Spicy Taco Recipe on my blog about a month ago.  I really thought I was making healthy tacos for my family and I.  Well, come to find out, I really wasn’t.  What I thought was a healthy taco seasoning, Simply Organic Spicy Taco, turned out to be a questionable product for me.


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What is the Standard American Diet (SAD)?

Have you heard of the Standard American Diet or SAD?  Well, it is just that – SAD!  It should really stand for, “Sickly American Diet,” since that is what it is doing to people – making them sick.  The Standard American Diet is so far from what is “real” food and quite honestly, it makes me so angry!

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Update: Vani Hari, a.k.a. Foodbabe, and Lisa Leake on Artificial Dye in Kraft Mac and Cheese

On March 3, 2012, I wrote about the petition that Vani Hari and Lisa Leake started to get artificial food dyes out of the Kraft Mac & Cheese in the United States.  These two women have been very busy trying to express to Kraft how important this is to many Americans (270,000 as of today).


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Foods and Ingredients that Contain Wheat

Eating wheat-free can be a big challenge.  I was diagnosed with a wheat intolerance in 2002.  There is wheat in so many different things and you really have to thoroughly read labels to decipher exactly what is in food.


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“If It’s GMO We Want to Know!” What can YOU do about GMOs in Your Food?


According to the Non GMO Project,, “GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” Continue reading

12 Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid in Food

The food in the United States nowadays is really scary to me with all of the additives, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), trans fats and artificial this or that.  And what seems even scarier to me is that these foods are touted as “healthy, natural, great for your body,” which is very far from the truth. Continue reading

Can Milk Cause Bedwetting?

Recently, I had a good friend call me to tell me about her 9 year old daughter.  She told me that she stopped buying cow’s milk for her family and picked up some almond milk instead to try.  She said that in the past three weeks since her daughter has not had any cow’s milk, she has not wet the bed.  The bedwetting has been an ongoing problem for my friend’s 9 year old daughter.  Bless my friend’s heart that she does not make a big deal about the bedwetting since she knows it isn’t her daughter’s fault.  She knows her daughter does not want to wet the bed and feels embarrassed about it but did not know how to help her… until now. Continue reading