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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Dates For Birth & Postpartum

Dates, those odd-looking, deliciously chewy and sweet little brown nuggets, have been a dietary staple of many traditional cultures for centuries and often play a significant role in their medical practices as well. And for good reason!  Dates are nutritional powerhouses jam packed with no less than 15 different minerals and at least 23 different …

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