Are You Being Zapped?

Our family took a new step toward better health in January. It’s a step many people don’t even think about when getting healthier. Many think about eating healthier and exercising, and maybe even improving their thought life and emotions to be healthier. Let me ask you something. Have you ever heard of EMF’s? It’s basically all the dirty electric we’re allowing to bombard our bodies through all of our electronics and even electricity itself. EMF’s are the reason cell phones can cause such health issues and even cancer. EMF’s are killing us more than you think and know. This problem is thought to cause many health issues, including fertility…which is where my story comes in! (Update: This is a great video to watch on the subject!)

I have issues getting pregnant. It just takes me awhile, and last time I was pregnant 2.5 years ago, I miscarried. Oddly enough, the very cycle after we had the EMF filtration installed in our home – which lowers EMF exposure to a much, much safer amount – I got pregnant. Coincidence? I’m not so sure. I really think that was a big factor for me! I have also noticed that I’m more patient and calm in my home than I was before. Those EMF’s can do yucky things to your body and mind!

I just wanted to share my testimony with you. If you are interested in having your home tested and getting an estimate for EMF filtration, let me know and I can hook you up with the very knowledgeable lady who helped me out!

Note: there is much more to learn about EMF’s and how they destroy our health, but I didn’t want to go too deep into that in this post.

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Health


My Booch

Booch, Kombucha, KT, are all names for it (and I’m sure there are more) – my new favorite thing. I first discovered this probiotic drink at a farmer’s market where a local company had theirs for sale. I tried two flavors, and I liked it. I also tried some from a local health food store. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the price. It’s so expensive to buy it already made! I found a couple of flavors that I liked, but also just liked the original just as well. Everything I had learned about this beverage was that it is very beneficial for my health, detoxing, packed full of B vitamins and more! It is also full of probiotic friendly bacteria needed for a healthy gut (something I’ve been learning alot about)! I will share more about what I’ve learned about healthy guts later.

Well, loving the drink, needing the benefits it provides, but not having the wallet to support my new addiction…I learned how to make my own for a fraction of the price! I did my research from all my favorite blogs and facebook pages, and  recently began my journey for my first very own scoby (the culture used to make kombucha). I quickly learned that these things reproduce quickly, and shared some scobies with friends. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. 🙂

My scoby!

It’s probably going to take a few ferments to figure out how to get it just right, but it’s close! I think I got the flavor right on this time, but it’s not bubbly – so I’m going to work on that. I’m excited to make my very own! For information on making your own kombucha tea, I recommend visiting Kombucha Kamp or Cultures for Health.

PS. My 3-year-old loves it, too! 🙂

The sweet tea mixture, cooling so it can be added to the jar with the scoby.

All ready for about a week of fermenting before I can enjoy yummy kombucha!


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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Food/recipes



Well, it has been quite some time since my last post. I have been on a healing roller coaster, physically and emotionally! The physical issues I endured the second half of 2011 and the first half of 2012 were horrible and had my life on hold. Not to mention had me flirting very closely with depression. However, I am happy to declare that I am well on my way to healing! My main issue I was dealing with is completely gone! Praise God! I feel like my body still has some healing to go through in many ways, so I’m still working on that, but none of my issues are life altering anymore. Part of me wishes I could have that year of my life back, but another part of me is so thankful for all the many things I learned during that time! I could never catch up my blog with all the things I’ve learned on this journey so far, but I will try to catch some of the main points, at least. I will attempt to do that sometime in the next few days. Just wanted to stop in and say hi…I am back in the land of the living…and will be sharing with my blog family as time allows! 

I do want to insert that I want to have a different focus when writing in this blog. I feel like I had a teaching sort of outlook before, which is one reason I haven’t blogged in over a year. I am still learning so much myself that I don’t feel qualified to teach anyone anything! That made me feel pressure and get overwhelmed that I may teach wrong. So, from this day forward, may it be known that my aim in this space is NOT to teach or inform you of what YOU should do in your own life, but rather share what I’m learning and putting into practice in MY own life! Maybe you can learn from it, maybe not. Whatever you do, please don’t get offended if you do not agree with something I have discovered in my own journey, because it is just that…MY JOURNEY! I am not pushing my outlook on you, just sharing it for you to read. Do with it what you choose. 🙂

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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Uncategorized


The Missing Piece

On goes the yeast problem…well, sort of. I’ve been [trying] staying away from sugar and taking apple cider vinegar with each meal like my chiropractor instructed me to do and it’s not going anywhere! Still got some annoying itches in a few different places. A couple of weeks ago I was at a prayer meeting of sorts and a friend claimed that after praying my yeast problem was gone. I believe in the power of prayer, and I believe that God is able to heal just like that, so I trusted what he said and rejoiced! Next day I was still experiencing symptoms and didn’t understand why if he said it was gone. I figured he must have been mistaken and heard God wrong or something. Well, the other day at the chiropractor I got tested and he said the yeast wasn’t showing up but that what I was experiencing was a secondary infection from the yeast! So…I guess the prayers really did work and the yeast is gone! So now I have to work on getting rid of the infection – super echinacea with each meal. And I only need to watch my sweets and bread intake for another couple of weeks! Yay! (Please note that we still watch our sweets around here, only having one or two a week, but NO sweets at all is for the birds!)

Somethings else we found out is that I have mercury in my system! I had been thinking about a few years ago when I had been having test after test run on me to find the cause of my digestive issues and nothing was ever found. And then how around the same time, probably, this yeast thing started occasionally showing up until this year when it was brought to the surface after the detox we did. After some things I had read online about the dangers of removing mercury fillings because of the toxicity it could cause in your system…it hit me! Not long before all those problems hit me a few years back my dentist had removed all my silver fillings and replaced them with the new white kind!!! I bet I had mercury toxicity! Sure enough, when I mentioned this to the chiropractor at my visit this week, he tested me and found that I had mercury in me that had settled in my bladder! Now that we know it’s there we can get rid of it and I will no longer be toxic! He says that this could be the cause of all those symptoms back then and even the yeast taking over (which is also helped, I’m sure, by the many antibiotics I’ve taken over the years). Praise God for answers!!! Hopefully finding this piece of the puzzle with improve my health in the weeks to come!

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Alternative Medicine, Faith, Health


Keeping Balance

Do you know anything about PH? What about acid versus alkaline? I didn’t know about this stuff until recently. You see, apparently my body is being taken over by yeast and causing some problems. A number of different symptoms have all pointed to yeast when my chiropractor tested me. Found out an overgrowth of yeast is caused by a highly acidic environment in the body. Viruses, bacteria, and cancers are also more likely in this environment. Our bodies are supposed to get a balance of acid and alkaline, but in our society it’s easy to be more acidic, since much of the processed foods and sugars lead to it, as well as antibiotics that many rely on for sickness. A diet in green veggies helps alkalize the body, but many of us don’t eat near enough of those! I’m convinced that my strong history of taking antibiotics (which has stopped, but I’m still paying for my history) and my love for all things sugar are to blame for my problem of too much acid which has led to yeast…a lot of it!

This link contains great information about this subject, complete with a chart of foods and whether they are acidic or alkaline. My doc has ordered me to lay off the sugar and take apple cider vinegar with each meal until my PH balance is restored (who knows how long that’s going to take). In addition to this, I’m trying to eat mostly foods from the alkaline side of the chart on the previously mentioned link. Really hoping we can get my balance corrected, as all this yeast is really taking it’s toll in many ways! One obstacle I’m running into is not being able to pass up the sugar at this point. I can limit it, but have not been successful in avoiding it all together! I guess you could safely say it’s an addiction! The detox we went through earlier in the year has helped decrease the amount I intake – I can’t eat as many sweets as I used to – but I still crave what little bit I have. It’s all the harder in the summer because this is when my ice cream and milkshake cravings are the worst!

Take a look at the chart for yourself. Do you eat a healthy balance of foods between the two sides? Also, if you are interested in finding out if you are PH balanced, you can use a litmus test to find out! Not sure where to find these. Probably can find them online or in a pharmacy.


Bed-sharing: A New Adventure

Alright, so it’s obviously been a long time since posting…to say the least I haven’t done the best job of keeping up with my blogs lately! I need to work at sticking to my schedule so I can have specific days to blog. Anyway, I thought I’d stop in for a brief thought to ponder until next post.

We have officially decided that we are going to become a co-sleeping or bed-sharing family! We’re pretty excited about this! When the possibility was first brought to our attention it seemed a little weird and we had a lot of research and praying to do about it. We since have done just that and have decided that it is the right thing to do and we really want to do it! One thing that opened our eyes is a book by James McKenna called Sleeping With Your Baby. This guy has done a lot of research and really lays out the benefits of bed-sharing (sharing a bed with your child), or at least co-sleeping (sleeping in the same room as your child)! He really has evidence that it is actually safer than having them sleep off in a different room, which is just the opposite of what many people think. Many think that bed-sharing especially is very dangerous and that there is a risk of smothering their baby (but what about all the babies who have died in cribs). This may be true in some circumstances, that’s why he outlines certain situations in which it shouldn’t be done – such as if a parent is intoxicated, smokes, etc. Given the right circumstance, though, it’s actually safer and has been done for years because it’s human instinct to want to be close to your small children! They are very attached and dependant upon their parents, especially momma, for the first few years of their life, and guess what…that’s okay! That’s normal! I really encourage parents of small children or babies, or even parents-to-be to read this book! Read it with an open mind! That’s what we did. We didn’t go into it trying to convince ourselves this was the way we wanted to go – we read it to get information and to help us decide because we were on the fence at the time. Obviously this Notre Dame professor and director of the University of Notre Dame Mother-baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory did a very good job of convincing us, because we’ve decided this is the way it should be with us! My husband is even on board and I couldn’t be happier about the decision! We took the step to get a much larger bed – since our toddler or even a baby in our full size bed with us would have been extremely tight – and have let the 2-year-old sleep with us a couple of times now and my hubby is hooked! I, too, love this arrangement and feel it is best for everyone (excited about not having to get up in the middle of the night with the next baby)! Now we just have to figure out how to get him back to sleeping in again. The last couple of mornings have been trying, to say the least! For some reason he’s been waking up much earlier when he’s in our bed! I can see where this can be a beautiful arrangement, but it just needs a little tweaking. 🙂

Just goes back to the idea of looking at what God intended. Go with your parenting instinct – not what society is telling you that you should do and how you should raise your children. It is said that the only people who don’t sleep with their babies is the majority of the Western culture who has come up with this idea that babies need to become independent at such a young age. There will come a day when they will want their own bed, but until then I’m not going to rush things. It will go way too fast as it is!


Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Gentle Parenting


Detox: Just About There!

Well, look at that! I’ve been so busy eating good, wholesome foods that I’ve not been keeping up with my posts this week! Ha! Okay, now seriously, we have been eating pretty darn good this week I have to say! My hubby (who was whining about all the veggies he’d have to eat for 3 weeks) has even loved them all! Here’s a recap:

Monday, Day 16: Standard Process shake for breakfast, along with a veggie omelette (can’t help myself – they’re SO good). Only another shake/smoothie for lunch. Some bell pepper for an afternoon snack. Then for dinner, we got to eat out at Bob Evan’s for Poppy’s birthday! I had grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, and a salad. We’ve come to actually like oil and vinegar as a salad dressing! This was also one of the only days predicted to be not-raining sunny this week so we took a walk around the neighborhood before dinner, too! I love those walks, and have missed them over the winter!

Tuesday, Day 17: Smoothie for breakfast and lunch, along with a salad from Subway for lunch – just veggie, no chicken this time. That night we had a marvelous dinner of whole roasted garlic rosemary chicken with carrots and asparagus! The hubby could not stop talking about how good this was – every bit of it! The chicken was my recipe that I came up with on the fly, and turned out very tasty!

Wednesday, Day 18: Smoothie for breakfast and lunch, along with a little leftover chicken and some cucumber for lunch. For dinner, I experimented with the leftover chicken and came up with this chicken pico de gallo with rice dish, which actually was tasty, as well! I just love it when my experiments are a success! This didn’t contain a ton of veggies, so we had a huge salad with it! Yum! Throughout the day I also snacked on mandarin oranges (one of my current favs), grapes, and a boiled egg.

Thursday, Day 19: Smoothie and veggie omelette for breakfast. Smoothie and leftover chicken pico and rice dish for lunch. Then garlic cod with broccoli for dinner! This turned out very yummy, as well! I must’ve been craving sweets in the evening, because I had a banana and an apple. Then, finished off my night with a boiled egg.

Well, today is day 20, but we’re only halfway through so I’ll save that for another post. Overall, I’m feeling good, healthier, lost 9 pounds, and I’ve got some great new recipes to take with me post-detox! We do plan to continue trying to eat healthier once the detox is over (with the exception of little splurges here and there of horribly unhealthy things…as long as those splurges are few and far between). We were already making strides before this, but I think some of the things we’ve learned during this experience will help us to do even better from here on out! There is always room for improvement! 🙂

(I have tons of great pictures to go along with this post, but technology – you gotta love it – is not working for me today. I’ll have to try to post them later!)

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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Food/recipes, Health