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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Welcome!

I am not an active blogger at the moment. But I am active on Facebook and Instagram as "Mrs.Deering"! So come join me!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Instant pot

This product looks awesome.  Have you used one? I want it, but here in Europe,  I'd need to use a transformer. Is it worth it? Here's my affiliate link if you want to check it out. I'd love to be able to cook frozen meat fast.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Homeopathy

I'm delving into a new subject- homeopathy.

I still use my essential oils (email me for info), don't get me wrong!

But homeopathy is fascinating. I'm taking a course on gut health and homeopathy from a Christian, Weston A. Price kind of perspective.

I'm learning a lot and I'm hoping to possibly help my kids food sensitivities with it.

I'll probably take the Baby Grande, pregnancy course next!

Follow some of those links and read around. You can listen to plenty of podcasts from Joette Calabrese, a homeopath, too.

What is Homeopathy?

"Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is fundamentally different from conventional (allopathic) medicine.  Whereas allopathic medicine focuses on suppression of symptoms, homeopathy seeks to correct the underlying imbalance that caused the symptoms in the first place. Homeopathy achieves this by strengthening the body’s own defenses, thereby allowing the body to heal itself.
It’s unfortunate that the word homeopathy has the prefix “home” in it because it gives the impression that homeopathy is synonymous with home remedies, food supplements, vitamins and herbs. In fact, homeopathy does not incorporate any of these modalities.
Homeopathy is derived from the Greek word “homeo” meaning like or similar and “pathos” meaning pathology or illness. So the literal meaning of homeopathy is similar illness. This means that a homeopathic medicine is administered based upon its ability to mimic the disease state, thereby stimulating the body to heal itself.
Homeopathy had its beginning in eighteenth century Germany, with Samuel Hahnemann, a physician and scholar whose practice included aristocracy and royalty.  Disappointed in the results of the medicine that he and his colleagues were then using, Hahnemann left his prominent practice.  He went on to discover a profound natural law, the Law of Similars, which became the foundation for homeopathy. The Law of Similars asserts that any substance which can cause symptoms when given to a healthy person can help to heal those who are experiencing similar symptoms when given in a very minute amount."
-Reprinted from www.joettecalabrese.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

Paleo e-Book Sale!

I bought a bunch of the books on sale last time. Such a nice deal! Follow my referral link if you'd like to help me out. Here it is! This happens on March 17th!

What's included? Discounted prices, like, 99 cents each for most.

3 READING BOOKS:

1. The Paleo Cure
2. The Primal Connection
3. The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book

12 COOKBOOKS:

1. Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple
2. Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook
3. The Zenbelly Cookbook
4. Make Ahead Paleo
5. 52 Healthy Paleo Breakfast Ideas
6. The Paleo Slow Cooker
7. The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook
8. Make it Paleo
9. Paleo Grilling
10. Paleo by Season
11. Paleo Eats
12. Merrymaker Paleo

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In Praise of Food

I am 7 weeks pregnant. So far, no aversions have kicked in, no nausea that isn't easily banished by a little lemon or ginger essential oil.

But I am in love with food. I downloaded a pregnancy app called "I'm Expecting" on my phone. It tells me my weight gain of 5 lbs in the past 7 weeks is excessive. I'm going to delete it if it won't shut its rude self... I reflected the other night while stewing about that term, "excessive", that I gain just about 40 lbs each pregnancy. So I should be gaining about 1 lb per week to do that. I know there's a point in the last pregnancy that I plateaued and didn't gain, or even lost a little. Somewhere in the second or third trimester. So, "I'm Expecting" that I'll be just fine.

So far... I've needed some Greek salad. Gyros. French fries with that... Lettuce wraps with chicken and avocado and oil and vinegar. That was key for some reason. Chicken soup. And a few things with sour cream. Greek yogurt with strawberries is also good. And caramel chocolate Magnum ice cream bars... yeah. Soooo not Paleo. But then, neither was the yogurt.

(not my salad, just a picture from the interwebs)

I'm doing my best to keep up with a few supplements, fish oil, fermented cod liver oil, magnesium, probiotics. Just a few to try and build up some good fat stores for the little one's brain! This article suggests that firstborn kids are often smartest due to the largest concentration of DHA fat stores in their mom's body. 

This article has a lot to say on closely spaced babies and how it impacts mom's health.  These two babies aren't too closely spaced, Hazel will be 23 months when the new one is born. But it's closer than is my ideal... Hazel is still nursing, a LOT, and I know that my body is working hard to keep up.

Anyway. I walked into our classroom at Classical Conversations today and mentioned that I smelled cucumbers... the tutor said I have a great sense of smell... they were packed in her lunch. I laughed and told her I'm pregnant. It's a gift.

Now I want some cucumbers in a salad. With feta cheese. And after rereading the above article, I need to get some raw milk. And if you give a pregnant foodie some raw milk, she'll want some gluten free cookies to go with it. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Make Your Own Baby Food!


Step one: Make yourself food.
Step two: Offer small bites to your little one (of appropriate age, and appropriate foods).
Step three: Child refuses food.
Step four: Allow them to "steal" your meal. 

You have just made your own baby food. No blender required. 

Seriously though, we do "baby led weaning" here. That means we just give them foods that are appropriate for their age and watch them while they eat to be safe. And that's about it. She stole my eggs with potatoes, spinach, and mushrooms. And ate some of her brother's banana. 

Proverbs 9:17
“Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!”



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Low Carb?

There's a sale on low carb e-books. Last time, they did Paleo e-books, so I got a few. Check it out if you'd like. Use my referral link if you'd like to help me out. :)

"Low Carb Event"

Here's a list of the books.

1. Keto Clarity
2. The Keto Beginning
3. KetoDiet Book
4. Keto-Adapted
5. The 30-Day Heartburn Solution
6. Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets
7. The Mouth Trap: the butt stops here! Low-Carb Edition
8. Ketone Power
9. Slimology
10. Ketogenic Diet
11. Low Carb Diet Cookbook Box Set
12. The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook


Most of them are 99 cents. Yay!