January 30, 2012

I have had a few questions about our Tooth Healing Diet, so I decided to write a catch-up post clarifying some things and adding in some information that I sorta kinda… forgot.

A friend was concerned that we weren’t eating whole grains anymore. We are still eating grains, whole grains even. What we are doing is transitioning from whole grains processed by factories that give little or no thought to the importance of preparation in this particular food group. Instead, I will be making most breads and grains at home. We will also be avoiding whole grains that include the bran in most cases, like oats, since the bran contains the highest amount of phytates in the grain.

The problem with the whole grain bread in the stores is that, because they have not been prepared as nature intended them to be, they actually carry anti-nutrients which nullify all those other great nutrients you could be getting. Eating white bread is like eating empty calories, since the parts of the grain with the most n...

January 5, 2012

A long… long time ago I posted about our new endeavor, the “tooth healing diet“.  Well, I don’t think I called it that, but that’s what it is.  We started, if you recall, with drinking lots of water.  Now that we have a system in place for that, which we are loosely following… hmm… anyway now we are going to start on our next phase – grains.

Grains have always been so confusing to me.  They were on the bottom of the food pyramid… so that means we’re supposed to eat a lot of them, right?  But then I got older and everyone told me that carbohydrates (cough… bread… cough) were bad and made you fat so… lay off the grains!  Then there are so many different kinds of grains, should I choose whole grains or white bread?  Obviously cake isn’t good… and the packaging isn’t always clear, does this just contain whole grains or is it actually whole grain?

Even doing research on the topic only brings up more questions than answers.  Some people say that whole grains are actual...

November 7, 2011

In a recent post I discussed the many benefits of extended breastfeeding.  Both mother and child benefit physically and emotionally from a natural breastfeeding relationship, and babies also receive developmental benefits from the nutritional value of the milk.  Unfortunately, in our society, this natural way of mothering has been all but lost.

With so many distractions and roadblocks put in the way of motherhood, and so many alternatives to the comfort and safety of a mother’s breast being endlessly advertised… it’s no wonder we have forgotten the beauty and the blessings that come with mothering our young children the way that God created and intended us to.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I knew that I wanted to give her the best start possible, and I also knew that would include breastfeeding.  It wasn’t until I read Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing that I realized I hadn’t thought of how I wanted to breastfeed.

My approach to parenting...

October 25, 2011

We usually don’t watch a lot of cable around here.  We have it, but we just aren’t interested in most of the entertainment that television has to offer.  We mostly watch our own DVDs but this month it’s different… this is October and as any baseball fan knows that means the playoffs.  And as any Cardinals fan knows… we are in the World Series.  Which means an entire month of Cardinals games that are nationally televised… which means we’re watching the TV a lot more lately. Most of the commercials are hardly worth mentioning; many are downright offensive and a seldom few we have found humorous.  But there is one campaign on television right now that I did want to spotlight – the Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign.

October 15, 2011

Is it ironic that as I write this post I am snacking on the delicious Lindor Truffles my dearest husband got for me?  To die for… literally perhaps as I am certain that last bite took at least a few days off my life.  That is certainly the one thing I look forward to in Heaven – lots of wonderful guilt-free truffles   Or perhaps just enough as to not overindulge… ahem.

So back to what I wanted to talk about, creating a healthier lifestyle.  This is of huge concern for me now that I am a mother.  I have noticed that whatever we eat our daughter tends to eat so… that doesn’t bode very well for the poor girl at this time I’m afraid.  Knowing how difficult it is to break bad habits as an adult, I want to spare her the difficulty and kick her sugar addiction before it begins.

Before I blogged about Jake and I eliminating sugar from our diet… ha!

A couple months ago I tried to implement a ridiculously difficult diet plan… ha!

So now I have (I hope) learned from my m...

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