homemade electrolyte replacementA basic skill any health conscious parent needs to know today is how to make an electrolyte replacement when needed. I’ve written before about Switchel, which is a traditional thirst quencher and dehydration prevention drink. But, some people don’t care too much for the flavor of the drink which has water and small amounts of apple cider vinegar as the base.

Radiant Life logoI think it is important to support companies that work hard to do right by the consumer and the environment. This includes not just companies that market products in physical stores in our communities but also those that only sell online. When it comes to virtual shopping, my favorite and most regularly frequented site for traditional foods and “best of the best”

heirloom popcorn kernelWhen it comes to making snacks for my family, popcorn cooked in a healthy fat and sprinkled with sea salt is one of my all-time favorites.

Some folks like to add even more nutrition by sprinkling their bowl of popcorn with brewer’s yeast. This practice is a very tasty way to add lots of B vitamins.

city chicken skewers in a panIt’s might be hard to believe at first, but back in the days of the Great Depression, chicken was hard to come by in the cities. It was so rare, in fact, that when it was available, only the rich could afford it. To compensate, a regional dish known as city chicken became a popular substitute in the urban areas ringing the Great Lakes.

sore throat remedyDuring cold and flu season, an effective sore throat remedy is crucial to have on hand to use when symptoms appear. Speed of treatment is of importance when it comes to this particular type of ailment so that symptoms don’t worsen into laryngitis or something more serious. This is especially true when the condition presents as probable strep throat!

living green memeDo you feel like your life is being encroached upon in all directions by all things artificial?

Do you shake your head at how people so willingly ingest genetically modified foods even though there are no causative, placebo controlled scientific studies supporting their long term safety?

Do you wonder why people so willingly spray pesticides and use chemicals everywhere in their environment including inside their own homes without so much as a second thought?

birch water, birch sapJacqueline, a reader friend living in Wisconson, emailed me recently asking about birch water. This low carb super-drink is derived from the same type of birch tree that contains naturally occurring xylitol.

The bottles were on display at her local healthfood store. They were placed right next to the coconut water leading her to believe that it must be a healthy beverage.

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