Natural Health and Healing – in the Real World

Health and Healing

 

I had not one, but two situations this week where most people would run to the doctor for a once-over or an antibiotic. I ran to my pantry.

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Dealing with the Garden Bounty… Canning Cherry Peppers

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I’ve been overrun with garden produce, with no time to process it at all. We’ve eaten gallons of tomato soup, and various tomato based sauces. I’ve put peppers and squash and eggplant in *everything*. But I finally had enough time to deal with a couple of quarts worth of hot cherry peppers. They had to be pickled. They just had to. So, I thought I’d share that process with you today. Continue reading “Dealing with the Garden Bounty… Canning Cherry Peppers”

Reducing Plastics in the Home

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So, I read a series of articles about 2 weeks ago the seriously skeeved me out. The start of my trip down a microplastics rabbit hole was this article, this article, and this article. All of them are based on a study by University of Newcastle in Australia and commissioned by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).The synopsis is this: On average, every person on this planet is consuming about 5 grams of microplastic every week. Or, about 2,000 tiny pieces. To put this in perspective, that’s about a teaspoon, or roughly the same weight as a credit card. In a week. In a year, that adds up to over a cup of microplastic, or 52 credit cards. Ew. Not okay, ladies and gents. Not okay.

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Why I Drink Herbal Teas Every Day – and the Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Herbal Tea

As I type this, I have a quart of Tulsi tea brewing. It’s 90 degrees outside right now, so it’s definitely getting dumped over ice when it’s done, but it smells amazing. I drink some kind of herbal tea pretty much every day. I’ve been enjoying tulsi and lemon balm most frequently lately, but I often have chamomile, rooibos, hibiscus, dandelion, anise hyssop and various mints. They’re always on hand, and always in full rotation.

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‘Me Time’ for Moms – The Importance of Self-Care

Insane Mothers

So, I was going to write an update on the herb garden… but I just couldn’t do it. I owe it. I promised it. I didn’t have it in me. Instead, I’m going to tell you about the last few days of my life. Grab the popcorn.

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