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Oil Pulling for detox; It REALLY works!

In Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest whole body healing practices, oil pulling is most common.

I was introduced to this practice many years ago and to be fair, really did not give it much thought. I thought it sounded like yet another gimmick and kinda 'woo-woo'. I tried it however because although my mind can keep me 'boxed in' my actions seem to get me out.

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However, the mid is an amazing thing.  Consequently I disliked the oil pulling experience, very much.  To sum it up, "Yuck!".  I did not like the texture, the taste and it kind of made me feel ill.

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That was that. And quite a few years passed by until I thought about it again.

....................................................Fast forward.......................................................

This time I was older. And I had been awaking with a 'yuck' taste in my mouth. So I reconsidered the oil pulling thing again.  I reasoned that maybe this time I could handle…

#Zerowaste; getting real & tips from experience

It is trending, ditching the plastic.  Just as smoking tobacco has become "dis-tasteful" to some, plastic has become to others.  ...But unlike tobacco's counter part, it is only natural to desire to see cleaner beaches, roads and forget about how much trash is put out each day.

The Native Americans had many practices set in place with their respect and wisdom for the land and its resources.
And as history goes, the industrial age brought great expansion and has inevitably landed us to today where technology allows for us to see just what all our advancements have actually done.

It is kind of a catch 22 in a way.  And now we are found in a cusp, so to speak.  Are we going to continue the way we have been going for the last century?

Many find this revolutionary.  Opportunities arise for catching the wave.  But for some it brings a tidal of anxiety and uncertainty.

As a family that continues to grow, we get all of the above.  We do.

And having begun down our journey ab…

Happy Feet!

Your feet are your carriage.  Your only carriage.  And they often go for long periods of time with no attention whatsoever.  Especially in the colder seasons when they are covered up by socks and shoes for the better part of the day.   

Personally I do my best to be barefoot as much as possible.  I just delight in the feel of the earth on my soles.  In the picture below my feet were getting a tranquil, enchanting, zen-like experience from this lush green grass like stuff surrounding our garden.
I'm not so sure about 'grounding' or 'earthing' as it seems a bit woo-woo for even me but I do know that this just feels great!  And perhaps there may be something to it hence the reason why I hate shoes.  

Buddha says, "The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground."  And just maybe we feel a sense of belonging when our feet engage with the soil? 

Or perhaps it is just the acknowledgement of our feet, that which carry us around and does so much for us, tha…

Natural Deodorant & why we don't sell it

"Do you sell deodorant?"
Me; "No. Sorry." 

And for the past year I ponder about it.  ......Should I?

Shrubs AKA Drinking Vinegars

If you love all things fermented such as kombucha, water kefir or perhaps you are trying to kick the soda habit, shubs are a fantastic way to go.

Shrubs began in Eroupe as a way to get down the more bitter and not so palatable herbs used medicinally.

I agree, it is a fabulous way to drink to your health!
I'm foremost a tea-aholic so of course I'm incorporating my left over herbal tea blend from Cardamom & Curry for this D.I.Y. herbal shrub.  This makes it easy and is using the left over, real ingredients, that Cardamom & Curry are well known for.  (They hand craft each bag of nourishing goodness and I was absolutely delighted to meet them and discover their teas!)

For today's shrub, we are using the brewed contents of Kali's Offering.

First I made a pot of kali's offering which includes Hibiscus Flowers, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger, Lemongrass, Mint & Rose Hips.  What a power house of nutriment!

Additionally this tea has a natural, beautiful & v…

This Week's Featured Product; tooth powder & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Ever wonder why bones and other tissues are able to heal and regenerate, but not teeth?

We are told that the same vitamin (well hormone actually, speaking of "vitamin" D that is) & minerals that are good for making strong bones are also good for our teeth. 

So might it be possible to aid our teeth back to a better state of health as well as say, a broken bone?

And do our teeth really tell the state of our overall health, like many a dentist  preach?    

In fact, all of the above is what many doctors have been saying for a long time now.
Dr. Weston A. Price, Sir (Dr.) Edward Mellanby, Dr. Thomas E. Levy, medical researcher Ty Bollinger & others all conclude that diet affects oral health and your oral health determines your overall well being. 

According to many more doctors, the same bacteria that cause gum disease can also cause heart disease.  And thus having more plaque in your mouth can lead to or be a symptom of having more plaque in your arteries.
Either or …

Wild Crafting or Foraging, The "cliffs" notes

Ok first things first, I'm not a trained herbalist.

Heck, I'm not even sure I would consider myself an herbalist.  Yet according to the definition, One who studies botany and the use of plants intended for medicinal purposes or for diet, ...I guess I am.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
"I just forage the wild abundance of "weeds" around my home." And I hope to encourage you to do the same.

In doing so, I teach my children the amazing-ness that grows wild and freely under our feet.  We learn together their unique and individual properties.  We utilize their medicinal value(s) and get to know one another.  The plant and us, that is.    
And if that gives one some kind of title, well so be it ~but I'm not entirely sure it does. 
Nonetheless, It was well established a long, long time ago, 
“See, I have given you every plant that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed, to you it is for food." But lets back up shall w…