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A recent article which outlined tips for successfully freezing milk and other dairy, especially when the milk is fresh from the farm or non-homogenized (cream top), triggered questions about what type of material is best for freezer containers. Several very insightful comments from that article related to this concern got me rethinking my choice of plastic …

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Up, up and away! This pretty much describes the CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule since 1950. On February 1, 2016, the insanity continued as the CDC hiked the childhood immunization schedule even further by adding another 3 vaccinations and lowering the age for the first HPV jab (Gardasil) to 9 years old. The total is now …

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The only way food manufacturers are able to get away with their food labeling tricks of today is because the vast majority of consumers are so incredibly out of touch with their food, where it comes from, and how it is produced. One of the most outrageous food labeling tricks today? The scam of labeling …

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The American College of Pediatricians has taken the extreme and possibly unprecedented step of releasing a disturbing statement (January 2016) outlining its legitimate concerns about the safety of the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix. The purpose of the statement is so that “individuals considering the use of human papillomavirus vaccines could be made aware of …

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If we truly understood the nitty-gritty details of what being a parent would involve … … how many of us would sign up? Raising “normal” children to adulthood is worthy enough of sainthood, but add to that a child with special needs and you will find some of the toughest, most courageous, and inspiring parents …

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I’ve coordinated a large buying club which supports several local dairy farms for the past 12 or so years. During that time, I’ve answered all manner of questions on freezing milk and proper use, storage, and fermentation of dairy products both pasteurized and fresh from the cow (or goat). It’s exciting to witness an ever-increasing …

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Back in 2014, I wrote an article about how I had finally gone green in our bedroom after years of procrastination. This post generated quite a few emails from those who felt that the best mattress for nontoxic sleep surely must be organic. The emails suggested that organic mattresses are in fact the healthiest choice for optimal sleep …