Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

We have had a very hot, dry summer here in Central Alberta this year.  Hot and dry enough that the word "drought" has been tossed around more than once.  Thankfully we are surrounded by enough agriculture land that forest fires are not the same concern here as they are in British Columbia. And while it... Continue Reading →


5 Reasons Why I Love Breastfeeding a Toddler

This time last year, Little Miss was still a helpless, dependent, exclusively-breastfed little squish.  The stress surrounding her birth weight and weight gain were a much more recent memory, and I was just starting to get confident enough in my ninja nursing skills to nurse uncovered in public without worrying about flashing the whole world.... Continue Reading →

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

Nothing says summer like a frosty margarita, complete with fresh-squeezed lime juice.   There's just something about the sweet and salty and sour all coming together for one big party in your mouth. My mouth is watering just thinking about... Before starting the autoimmune protocol for myself, I had conducted a different elimination diet on... Continue Reading →

Natural Teething Remedies Explored

This week I’m excited to be featured as a guest blogger for Tiffany Wright over at Newspaper Ashes. Little Miss cut 16 teeth by 13 months, so it was very much a trial by fire to find ways to ease her pain while protecting her health. Check out the post to see what natural teething remedies worked for us and feel free to share some of your own!

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Teething is not something to which any parent or child looks forward. An old neighbour of ours said that if adults had to endure the same level of pain, it would drive us mad. As a result, we seek relief for our poor little ones to ease the coming of this new milestone.

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What the Health, a [vegan] film review

I found this a thoughtful response to the recent “What the Health” stir. Ethically- and sustainably-sourced meat and other animal products play a very important role in supporting health and healing (as do a varied and broad selection of vegetables and fruits)!

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“The whole problem with the world today is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people are so full of doubts,” Bertrand Russell.

Now that the film “What the Health” is on Netflix, I went back and watched this film again to refresh my memory as to why I rolled my eyes so much the first time I watched it. I think it was shortened a bit, because one scene that stood out in my mind, I didn’t see again. Regardless, “What the Health” is the second film by the filmmakers who made the film Cowspiracy, which I reviewed back in 2014 (click here to read that review).

First, major spoiler alerts….so you may want to watch the film and then read my review.

The first part of the film basically states that meat unequivocally is the cause of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease [CVD]…

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Tongue Fried Rice

Of all the offal I've eaten, I have never worked up the courage to try tongue.  It seems such a silly thing of which to be squeamish, but, nevertheless, I have been all these years.  The whole skin peeling thing weirded me right out... One of the things I have really appreciated about our move... Continue Reading →

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