Always use an antibiotic for strep and ear infections, right?

With winter coming up, I know many of you have kids who get strep or ear infections or any number of other illnesses we have come to think of as “normal.” When my family quit eating processed foods many years ago, we eliminated any need for asthma drugs and antibiotics. In Europe, antibiotics are used…

wrap-up: Education Week may offer “education” you don’t value, part 5 of 5

In a class I attended on single parenting, the teacher repeatedly brought up the “McDonald’s Effect” (which you may remember from the documentary Supersize Me):   McD’s is carefully, methodically creating its youngest generation to be its best customers ever.   Play Places beckon with bright colors and all kinds of free fun.   When…

national study on grocery budgeting

How much does the average family spend on groceries?   Nationwide, according to the USDA, here it is:   Two adults: $361 thrifty / $459 low-cost / $569 moderate / $711 liberal   Two adults and 2 kids under 11: $603 thrifty / $779 low-cost / $974 moderate / $1,182 liberal   Spending for my…

Research Results: Green Smoothies Change Lives [part 2 of 2]

Other positive health benefits reported by survey respondents include these: 3 people said: Hyperthyroid condition improved (reduced or gone off meds) 2 people said: Seasonal allergies gone or decreased 2 people said: Reduced asthma symptoms 7 people said: Arthritis symptoms/pain gone or reduced 2 people said: Migraines gone or reduced by 80 percent 2 people…

Research results: Green Smoothies Change Lives [part 1 of 2]

The results of my poll of 175 green smoothie drinkers yielded some interesting results that suggest quite definitively that it’s a 10-minute habit worth adopting! The vast majority, or 97 percent, said green smoothies noticeably improved their health or quality of life. Only 18.5 percent had uncomfortable, short-term cleansing reactions.   The following symptoms were…

Green Smoothie Testimonials, part 3

I’m 44 years old. I’ve always had very regular menstrual cycles. For about one year prior to drinking green smoothies, my menstrual cycles had become very irregular. After about two months of green smoothies, I returned to a very regular cycle of 20 – 30 days and my periods are just like they were in…