Fermented Pickles

Oh, where to start? Why do I love fermenting my own pickles so much? Is it because of the probiotics, enzymes and enhanced vitamins? Or because cucumbers are in season, and I can capture a bushel of those pretty bright green fruits to enjoy all year long? Maybe because I’m a frugal DIYer? Or am I most captured by…

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Summer Fitness and the Importance of Hydration

Source Summer brings sun, fun, and heat while we get out to relax and experience summer-time activities. It’s always important to be prepared for the elements, and that’s especially true if we’re exercising in the heat of summer. If you head out for that 10 mile run, you don’t want to get stuck five miles in – overheating and…

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Using Essential Oils for Headaches and Migraines

Source I don’t know about you, but headaches and migraines have been a big part of my life. I’ve run the gambit on over-the-counter medications for them – Tylenol, Excedrin, Ibuprofen, and a generic muscle rub similar to Bengay just to get some relief! I even have a prescription strength medication. You name it, I’ve tried it. Up…

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Thinking Positively About Your Body

Source Body image. This phrase can make people cringe. It can make us criticize ourselves and develop thoughts and actions that can sometimes be harmful. In today’s society we have become both accepting and unaccepting of ourselves without really understanding what acceptance is. While this can be seen as an issue that affects more young girls and…

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Candida Diet Grain-Free Pancakes

I love pancakes. A lot. They’re one of my favorite comfort foods. And the best part? You can eat them for any meal of the day! I mean, what’s not to love about fluffy, round pancakes with a big ol’ glob of peanut butter, cradled in thick, rich syrup!? Well,. . . a lot actually. It…

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