9 Reasons You Want to Avoid Hand Sanitizers

     Antibacterial washes and wipes seem to be in every classroom nowadays. Media, public health announcements and teachers are constantly admonishing our kids to wash their hands to prevent the spread of illness, but could this constant use of antibacterial chemicals actually be causing more harm than good? And how does it correlate to … Continue reading 9 Reasons You Want to Avoid Hand Sanitizers

FLU??  Don’t suppress! Tips to naturally convalesce

I am a firm believer in the incredible power for healing that exists within each of us.  As a Holistic Health Counselor, I strive to promote the body’s own capacity for wellness and self-healing. Through nutrition and other natural means, we can nurture our inner terrains so they do not provide fertile grounds for harmful … Continue reading FLU??  Don’t suppress! Tips to naturally convalesce

5 Winter Immune Boosting Tips

Eat REAL and seasonally! Warm soups and stews provide great cover to get your kids to eat a wide variety of nourishing veggies. Traditional bone broth (cooked for 24 hours with a little organic apple cider vinegar) from organic meat sources is a powerful source of vitamins, minerals and protein, including the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) that … Continue reading 5 Winter Immune Boosting Tips

Enter to win this classic on cooking real food!

Subscribe to my FREE newsletter of useful news, tips and recipes in the month of January 2013, and you are automatically entered to win Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children and Their Families   by Cynthia Lair If you win, you will be notified by email and can decide whether you want … Continue reading Enter to win this classic on cooking real food!

Care for Yourself! Those You Care for Need a Healthy YOU!

“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” — Dalai Lama If you are like too many parents of children with … Continue reading Care for Yourself! Those You Care for Need a Healthy YOU!

Battling Cold Sores/Herpes Virus?

Be aware that herpes virus tends to thrive in an environment rich in the amino acid arginine. A diet with a high lysine to arginine ratio can keep herpes at bay and help to heal those cold sores sooner. High arginine foods to avoid or eat in moderation with balancing high lysine foods (or a … Continue reading Battling Cold Sores/Herpes Virus?

Chicken Stew with Coconut Cream and Thai-style Seasoning

This recipe is a favorite with even picky eaters I know and takes into account two of my favorite kitchen time-saving tips. One pot meals are easy and quick to throw together, and this one uses the leftover meat from the roast chicken you served last night or the night before. It packs in anti-inflammatory … Continue reading Chicken Stew with Coconut Cream and Thai-style Seasoning

Homemade Electrolyte Drink

For prevention of dehydration especially in children with fever due to flu or infection 1 quart of filtered or distilled water 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice with seeds removed 1/3 cup of raw honey or raw fermented honey* 3/4 teaspoon of unrefined Himalayan or Celtic sea salt Stir together the lemon juice and … Continue reading Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Homemade Saline-Xylitol Solution

for overcoming sinus congestion, especially due to colds and flu Ingredients: 8 oz. distilled water ½ t. of xylitol (sourced from birch rather than potentially GMO contaminated corn) ½ t. of unrefined Himalyan or Celtic sea salt Mix ingredients together together until dissolved.  Put in small spray bottle to administer as a nasal spray, or … Continue reading Homemade Saline-Xylitol Solution

Anti-Inflam-matory “Clear That Congestion” Tea for Flu & Colds

Ingredients 6 -1/8 inch slices of fresh ginger 1 teabag or 1 t. of chamomile 1 clove of fresh garlic put through a garlic press or finely minced 1 T. raw honey (not for use with babies under 1 year of age) ½ t. of cinnamon ½ t. of ground coriander 1 T. apple cider vinegar … Continue reading Anti-Inflam-matory “Clear That Congestion” Tea for Flu & Colds