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My OTC-free Medicine Cabinet

Hello, I’m Jill, mother of two toddlers, and I don’t have any Children’s Tylenol in my house during cold & flu season this year.   What the what?  Sounds crazy, but I cleaned out our medicine cabinet, and threw away all the remaining OTC medicines because they were expired.  Bye-bye Tylenol, Motrin, Benedryl, and TUMS.   Even I am shocked at how much my approach to children’s healthcare has...

Why I’m Rethinking Healthcare

I’m starting a new blog for those of you interested in learning more about alternative health care and/or my experience with Lyme disease.  Welcome!  Sign up with your email if you want to stay connected.  It is actually really hard for me to share this much personal detail, but I feel compelled to share my story in hopes that it helps someone else.  I would not be where I am today if it...

Probiotic Pickles

Cucumber season here in Central Texas only lasts a month or so, and pickles are high on my “processed foods I used to love” list.  Only one vendor has had a few cucumbers at our farmer’s market so far, and you better believe I snagged a few!  It is surprisingly easy and quick to make your own fermented pickles.  I prefer pickle chips, but you can cut your cucumbers any number...

Fresh Herbs – Worth Your Thyme!

I’ve come to the conclusion that herbs make everything better. I started growing herbs on my apartment balcony about 12 years ago.  I have always been fascinated by them and love their smells, but it took me several years to really figure out how to incorporate these herbs into our meals. If you are a beginner gardener, herbs are a great place to start.  Herbs are forgiving.  They are easy...
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