homemade almond milk fermented in a carafeA healthy milk substitute such as homemade almond milk is an important drink to know how to make yourself in light of the skyrocketing cases of dairy allergies today.

Almond milk made at home can also be fermented to add probiotics and beneficial enzymes that enhance the digestive process and boost the immune system in much the same way as grassfed raw milk.

nutritional balancing basicsBy Pam Killeen, Certified Nutritional Balancing Consultant

Allow me to describe what a typical initial conversation sounds like with one of my clients: “I’ve been sick for years. Running from one health practitioner to another. I’ve been to the top medical doctors, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists. You name the health field,

cook broccoliIf I stop by the raw juice bar at my local healthfood store late in the day, I always request a thorough clean-out of the commercial sized juicer before my favorite organic raw juice blend of carrots, celery, beets, cucumber and half an apple is prepared.

This is because the juicing that has been occurring all day long prior to my arrival is typically very heavy on the raw cruciferous vegetables.

wheat is toxic and it isn't the glutenThe stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy.

Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times.

soaked oatmeal with no soaking_miniThose of us with grandparents born prior to World War II may well remember that they made a practice of soaking oats in a pot of warm water overnight before cooking it up the next morning.

In fact, prior to the 1950’s, Quaker Oats used to include an overnight soak in the instructions printed on the box!

natural spider repellentMy husband’s and my property overlooks a scenic and peaceful fishing lake. While we love the view and the calm of living in our semi-rural neighborhood, we don’t love the spiders such an environment naturally seems to attract. Warm, moist surroundings with lots of trees are particularly inviting to spiders of all sizes. No matter what we did as a spider repellent tactic,

food poisoning remedies that work fastYou’ve felt it before.

That strange little twinge in your stomach that means an attack of food poisoning or severe gastrointestinal illness is about to strike.

Oh how I dread that feeling that is so very distinct and ominous! The worst part is that once you feel that twinge, it may be an hour or more before you actually get sick requiring you to wait and see how sick you are really going to get!