Strength and Grace

What’s amazing about having a blog that has been around for more than a decade is that I can quickly click through the posts to see my daughter growing up. From the moment she was born to this day, I am filled with gratitude and pride in her good health, strength, skills, and grace. I…

Zinc Oxide for Insect Bites and Skin Blemishes

Zinc Oxide is derived from the rare mineral zincite. It was mentioned as a skin treatment as far back as 500 BC in Ayurvedic texts, and in ancient Greek medical texts in the first century. It can be found as the active ingredient in skin products such as calamine lotion, diaper rash cream, anti-dandruff shampoos…

Morse’s Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is an Eastern European delicacy made of finely shredded cabbage fermented by lactic acid bacteria. It is an effective way to build probiotics, bacteria that is beneficial to the body’s digestive system. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Like most healthy food items, industry has figured out a way to ruin a…

Girl Power

Two winters ago, my then-9-year-old daughter asked her dad to help her in a big project. She had done electronics in the past, but this was the first time she came up with something to build it into. First they had to make the circuit. It’s a simple circuit, only meant to light up LEDs…

How to Make Homemade Pasta

My daughter has been making homemade pasta with her Dad for as long as she remembers. Preparing meals is a family activity in our home. It’s so gratifying to see my 10-year-old daughter competently handling knives and the stove, while conversing about our family’s health philosophy (in between silly stuff). We stopped eating wheat for…

Celebrate!

Join me in wishing my husband a happy 50th! We’ve been counting down each month with tips for good health and longevity. This month’s tip: Celebrate! Share the goodness.