The Most Important Thing My Chiropractor Told Me That Turned My Health Around

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    Recently, we started having a lot of back problems, and it took one simple question posed to our chiropractor: Why is the right side of my body always out? She simply stated, Because you are not getting enough sodium.  I think time suspended for me, because it never occurred to me that I would not be ingesting enough sodium in your diet.  I mean, for years, all we have heard is that we need to be careful not to overindulge in the sodium. Continue Reading

Prebiotics and Probiotics? What is the Difference?

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I admit. This was a new concept for me. I mean, food in and food out.  Right?   Well, when our family entered the land of gluten-free and then grain-free, my gut went wrong.  It was a subtle kind of thing, at first.  Then, it seemed to manifest itself into stiffness and pain in my feet and then into my back.  My always agile body, which never had a day in my life with anything major wrong with me, went, well, wrong.  I couldn't figure it out until my Continue Reading

How You Can Find Out if Your Child Has The Gluten Antibody

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    Did you know that you could test for gluten sensitivity?   This appears to be relatively unknown, but when your body begins to fight the gluten, it releases an antibody. This gluten antibody, called gliadin, can be detected with a simple blood test, and, you can also have the test done at a private lab for as little as $99.   Dr. Rodney Ford, a doctor from New Zealand, whom I listened to on the Gluten Summit last year, discussed this briefly, however, he outlines Continue Reading

20 Ways to Naturally Fight Colds and Flu

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  When a cold or the flu hits hard in your home, you don't always have the chance to run to the store for something, so knowing what works with your resources (or your budget) helps a lot!    Plus, if you want it to be natural and organic, it helps you to plan.   I made this list for just that...you know, for the time when whatever you may have around the house is what you have to treat the symptoms.   You can use one or a combination of these to help with Continue Reading

How You Know if You Have Signs of IBS And Some Natural Remedies Too!

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Yes, this is what IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, can do to you and those around you... We know this look well around our house, as most of us have been through the journey---and survived.  If you have been on this journey yourself, or someone in your family, has, you know the frustration of conventional medicine versus alternative medicine.  If you haven't, you should know.  The doctors may suggest some tests to help determine whether or not irritable bowel syndrome is Continue Reading

Tips and Tricks to Naturally Reduce Anxiety When Stress is All Around You

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Sometimes it takes an act of change to start the domino effect of stress relief.  Like sitting down for 20 minutes to drink a cup of tea, exercise regularly, go for a walk, or even read your Bible.  If it brings you peace and calm, then it is a good place to start. Stress can cause all sorts of medical conditions ranging from heart problems to back problems.  We all have it, but how do we manage it?  This list of ideas will help you naturally reduce anxiety, and is for Continue Reading

20 Gluten-free Side Dishes You Can Make

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  Are you overwhelmed with "going" gluten-free? I was.  I mean, have you ever read the ingredients on a package in the grocery store shelf, which you. have. eaten. for. years?  It's scary.  Do you know what they are? Here is a short list of gluten ingredients that can be found in pantry foods. modified food starch modified corn starch wheat dextrin triticale Brewer's yeast malt wheat Continue Reading

What kind of Sea Salt Should You Choose?

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  It is no secret that if you have any adrenal issues, you need extra salt.  Yet, you don't have to have an adrenal issue to justify using sea salt.  We tend to see salt as a luxury to use in moderation, but it really is an important seasoning, packed with nutrients our body needs for its most basic functions.  As opposed to table salt, sea salt is created by God, and contains many of the natural benefits of the water is contained in. Sea salt can be obtained through Continue Reading

5 Alternatives to Treat Depression Naturally

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  There are plenty of medications out there which help fight depression and anxiety, which can be prescribed by your doctor.  They alter the production of serotonin in your brain, which impacts your brain's ability to stop depression and find hope around you. In the right circumstances, they are quite beneficial.  While there are some who respond negatively to antidepressants, and have other neurological issues, there are many who respond quite well to them.  In my son's Continue Reading

How to Make Your Own Homemade Organic Ketchup

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I cannot remember the first time I realized that my special needs son liked ketchup, but he LOVES it!  Yet, because of our diet,  I quickly found that buying gluten free, organic, no fructose corn syrup ketchup ran in the $4 and $5 range, and put quite a punch in the pocketbook.   So, I decided to find a recipe I could use to make our own homemade organic ketchup.   I found that using tomato paste as my base to make a homemade ketchup works best.  Tomato sauce Continue Reading