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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...

Genetic Defects – GET TESTED MTHFR

I’m old enough to be of the generation that witnessed the debate over whether genetic research was “good” or “bad.”  Are genetictists going too far, try to play God? they wondered. I may have been too young at the time to really answer the above question.  Now that I’m reaping the benefits of said genetic research, I have become quite the fan.  You see, I am fortunate enough to...

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...
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