This painting by Bernardino Pinturicchio hangs in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome. The photo is from our family’s trip to Rome in 2010.
Our gift to you this season!
This is the second in a series of lessons I have written that are appropriate for a family Bible study or homeschool devotional time. The lessons are suitable for approximately ages 6 to 13, but younger children can be included with some extra explanations from mom or dad. Older children of course can participate! They will probably have their own insight to share.
Each lesson begins with a memory verse. It is so important that our children, and parents too!, are able to memorize portions of God’s word and, as the Psalm says, hide it in our hearts.
This lesson contains several sections to help link the wonderful story of Jesus’ birth to music, art and history. Of course there is also a recipe – this is Well Fed Family after all!
How do I use this lesson?
The lesson is somewhat long for smaller children to sit through all at once. I like taking each section, or maybe two sections together, and stretching the lesson out over a few days or evenings. Give your children time to really study the art examples and then create their own masterpiece. Take time to sing the selected Christmas carols together as a family. Maybe you can find performances of these songs to listen to on YouTube or Pandora, or maybe someone in your family plays a musical instrument and can read the music provided and play for your family.
The Writer of the Gospel of Luke
This lesson focuses on passages from the Gospel of Luke. For a journalist’s perspective on Luke’s writing and reporting style you and your older children might be interested in Jamie Dean’s commentary on The World and Everything In It from December 12, 2018. Use this as a starting point for some family discussions on Christian worldview.
I have written a set of lessons that can be used for family Bible study or devotional time. The lessons are suitable for approximately ages 6 to 13, but younger children can be included with some extra explanations from mom or dad. Older children of course can participate! They will probably have their own insight to share, and I have included some ideas for further study at the end. This will give older students, and curious younger ones, additional applications for the material.
The lesson begins with a memory verse. It is so important for kids to memorize scripture. Even when they don’t have a Bible handy, or mom and dad aren’t around they can still have access to God’s word on their own.
The lesson begins after the memory verse. It talks about some of the prophecies for Jesus. I encourage you to let the children read the scriptures aloud. Even very young ones can read with a little help. We want to empower our children to feel confident they can read and understand scripture!
At the end of the Bible lesson we take the learning into the kitchen with some interesting facts about one of the world’s favorite flavors – vanilla! I also include an easy recipe that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Finally there are sections to incorporate some beautiful music that complements the lesson, and also some ideas for artistic kids to get creative. At the very end are several ideas for extending the lesson for those who want to continue learning.
How Do I Use the Lesson?
You can do it in sections over the course of the week as part of a homeschool or after school Bible study. Or you can do it all at once as a family discussion time and then make and enjoy the recipe together. There is no wrong way to use it.
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Keto. Ketones. Keto diet. Ketogenic lifestyle.
These are some of the most searched terms on the Internet today.
Ketones are produced in smaller amounts naturally by everybody. People who are adapted to fat as their primary fuel instead of carbohydrates will naturally produce and use them in higher amounts.
The goal of the ketogenic lifestyle is to adapt the body to utilize FAT as its primary fuel source instead of SUGAR. Fat can be a healthier and more sustainable source of energy
Ketones help you burn fat for energy, powerfully reduce inflammation and show promise in preventing and eradicating diabetes, cancer, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
It was early 2016 when I first made the switch into a low-carb/high-fat way of eating. It was a long time coming; a decision I made only after doing a lot of research and reading. The one book that inspired me to finally take the plunge was Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore.
I really wish I had had access to a conference or online summit at the time to guide me through my transition into keto. Since those early days I have discovered work from other experts like David Perlmutter, Thomas Seyfried, Brian Mowll, and David Jockers, and the research these doctors have done in the value of a ketogenic diet.
The Keto Edge Summit is exactly the kind of all-inclusive package I wish I had when I was starting out. I’m glad it is now available to help other people who want to try keto. And many of the doctors doing cutting edge research in keto are featured in the summit!
One thing I needed was a source for recipes that were keto-friendly. I was glad to find at the end of Keto Clarity a small recipes to get you started.
I really liked the recipe called “Camille’s Keto Energy Bars“. I liked the convenience of having a portable snack or quick breakfast. One to keep me satisfied with plenty of healthy fats. Most energy bars you can buy are way too high in carbs to work for people in ketosis. So this homemade version filled that need.
The original recipe was made with a lot of almond butter, raw nuts and cacao nibs. But I still don’t do well with too many nuts, and although chocolate tastes great it really messes with my sleep no matter when I eat it. 🙁
So I came up with my own version of this grab-and-go bar that includes some extra protein from collagen, and swaps the nut butters and nuts for ingredients that are more digestible and make me feel so much better!
Crispy nuts are something I discovered years ago when I joined the Weston A Price Foundation. The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook has several recipes for making high enzyme, digestible and delicious crispy nuts of all kinds. You can also find a recipe here. I like to keep a big jar of crispy nuts in my pantry for quick snacks.
I like the addition of high protein hemp hearts and omega-3 rich chia seeds for a nutritional boost.
If you aren’t familiar with the term “fat bomb” – it is used a lot in the Keto world to describe a small snack that is made primarily from healthy fats like coconut oil or butter. They are used to curb cravings and help tide you over between meals.
In a mixing bowl combine the coconut oil, coconut butter, collagen powder and protein powder until smooth. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until everything is thick like frosting. Of course the nuts and dried fruit will make it lumpy, but be sure to get it very well mixed.
Line a 8 1/2″ x 11″ pan with waxed paper. Make sure it gets all the way into the corners and up the sides. This can get really messy otherwise!
Pour the coconut mixture into the prepared pan, spreading the mixture evenly. You may need to tap the pan on the counter to settle the mixture into an even thickness. Place the pan into the freezer keeping it level. Freeze for at least an hour.
Remove the pan from the freezer and lift the entire wax paper slab out and place onto a large cutting board. Score the top of the slab into 16 equal bars, then carefully cut each individual bar from the slab.
Store the finished bars in a sealed container in the freezer. You can keep these in the refrigerator if you want them to be a little softer, but don’t leave them out on the counter or you will have pudding instead of a bar.
The macros for one bar (using blueberries) is approximately 21g fat, 4.5g protein, 2.3g net carbs.
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Springtime always makes me think of the sunny flavors of lemon and blueberry. The bright, tart lemon combines so well with the rich, fruity blueberry.
This recipe uses a mixture of almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca starch to make a gluten-free and grain-free muffin that is a little higher in protein and lower in carbs than a grain-based muffin. Using honey in place of white sugar adds in more minerals so it isn’t just empty calories.
Try these muffins for an Easter Sunday brunch or a weekend family breakfast. Leftovers can go in the freezer. On busy mornings just wrap one or two in foil or parchment and reheat in a 350 oven for ten minutes for a quick breakfast. Make a batch of homemade turkey sausage and keep that in the freezer, too, and you can have a hearty breakfast in no time.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with parchment liners or spray with coconut oil spray.
Mix together the eggs, softened butter, honey, vanilla and lemon zest & juice in a mixer until well combined. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking soda and salt). Add the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl with the wet ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Add in the blueberries at the end and stir gently until they are evenly distributed. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups. Bake for 19-21 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffins onto a cooling rack.
Homeopathy is a centuries-old form of medicine. In 1938 the US Congress enacted into law the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) classifying homeopathic medicines as drugs. Congress established the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the US (HPUS) which is overseen by a convention of scientists and clinicians specifically trained in the medical specialty of homeopathy. For the last 80 years Americans have had access to safe, non-toxic homeopathic remedies protected by the FDCA and the HPUS.
Many Americans are largely unaware of this type of medicine, although this may be changing. Use of homeopathy grew from 2.5 million in 1990 to 4.8 in 2006. That number has likely grown again in the last ten years. The average user is
UK and Europe
In Europe homeopathy has never gone out of style. Over 90% of pharmacists in France recommend homeopathic treatments to pregnant women. 70% of French physicians consider it an effective treatment alternative, and homeopathy is taught in 7 medical schools and 24 pharmacy schools in that country.
Peter Fisher, physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (the oldest medical society in the world) and also a Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy, and sits on the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine. In Scotland 49% of all GP practices prescribe homeopathy. In Ireland 16% of parents use homeopathy with their children.
In Germany 10% of medical doctors specialize in homeopathy, and 38% of doctors prescribe it to their patients.
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Russia, Denmark and many more countries use homeopathy on a regular basis.
India boasts over 100 million people who use homeopathy as their exclusive method of healthcare. Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, India and Austria all reimburse homeopathic services under the national health care. South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, Pakistan and Brazil all boast homeopathic practitioners numbering in the thousands.
FDA and FTC Attack Homeopathy with Illegal Regulations
The FDCA law establishing homeopathic practices states in Section 211.137 that homeopathic medicines are exempt from expiration dating requirements. Section 201j of the law states the HPUS determines the standardization, eligibility and applications of homeopathic drugs.
However both the FDA and the FTC have placed new regulations on the homeopathic industry that violate these two sections of the law. Additionally, in December of 2017 the FDA has released another draft guidance for drug products labeled as homeopathic. This regulation threatens to severely restrict the access Americans have to homeopathic remedies.
Why the sudden desire to add new regulations to a medical industry that has been operating safely for the last 80 years? The FDA’s newest draft is carefully worded to include the word “risk” at least 17 times attempting to smear the reputation of this alternative health product. Over 3,000 deaths per year are attributed to ibuprofen. Why isn’t there a campaign to reduce access to ibuprofen? Why isn’t there a giant warning label on those bottles?
The growth of the homeopathic industry in the last 20 years has challenged the supremacy of conventional pharmaceuticals. Estimated sales nearing $450 million in 2003 with a growth rate of more than 8%, and current estimates nearing $3 billion make Big Pharma sit up and take notice. The FDA’s commissioner has open ties with several pharmaceutical companies, Big Pharma spends $277 million in lobbying alone to influence regulations in their favor.
3. Get involved with Americans for Homeopathy Choice. This grassroots organization is raising money to advocate for the rights of consumers, professionals, manufacturers and distributors of homeopathy. You can find detailed contact information at their website for politicians who can help support this cause.
Don’t be the frog in the pot thinking everything is fine while all around you things are heating up!
We are losing our rights. Whether you choose to use homeopathy or any other natural alternative medical treatments or not, you can support every American’s right to choose what is best for their own healthcare.
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Christmas Dinner is over and the refrigerator is full of half-empty containers of leftovers. Hopefully you have already made a big pot of broth with the turkey carcass. Everyone is tired of turkey sandwiches, but a steaming hot Turkey Pot Pie will warm everyone up and help use up those little bits of vegetables languishing in the refrigerator.
This is comfort food folks! The good news is there are no hidden unwanted ingredients like hydrogenated fats, MSG, artificial flavors or chemical preservatives!
Turkey Pot Pie (or chicken) with gluten-free options
3 cups or more of leftover turkey cut into bite-sized chunks
2-3 cups homemade turkey broth OR leftover gravy
2 cups or more of leftover cooked vegetables such as peas, carrots, green beans, broccoli, pearl onions OR if you are making this at another time of year when you don’t have Christmas leftovers you can dice up a couple carrots, a stalk of celery, and a leek or an onion and saute them in a little butter before proceeding with the recipe. Add a 1/2 cup of frozen peas if you like.
3 Tablespoons butter
(omit if using leftover gravy) 4 Tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour OR for gluten-free use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix like Bob’s Red Mill
Butter the inside of a deep dish pie pan, or other oven-safe dish of similar size. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (375 if you are using the almond flour crust).
Place the chopped turkey and the cooked vegetables in the prepared pie pan mixing together.
If you are using leftover gravy just warm it up now and skip this step. If you are using broth go ahead and continue here. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in the flour or GF flour blend and continue cooking for about 2 minutes as it bubbles, but don’t brown it. Continue stirring as you pour in the homemade turkey broth. Then quickly whisk in the cream and continue cooking 3 or 4 more minutes until the sauce thickens a bit more. Stir in fresh pepper and 1/2 tsp of salt. Taste and adjust with more seasoning if needed.
Pour the broth mixture over the vegetables. If you are using leftover gravy pour it over the vegetables. Stir it up to mix well.
Roll out your pastry and lay it gently across the top of the turkey filling. The pastry should generously cover the filling. Press the overlapping part into the rim of the baking dish to seal.
Optional for a golden brown crust: Crack the egg in a small bowl and beat well with a fork. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg all over the entire crust.
Use a sharp knife or the tines of a fork to make small holes or slits in the crust to allow the steam to escape.
Put the baking dish onto a cookie sheet to catch any spills and place the whole thing into the preheated oven.
Bake 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 375 and bake an additional 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling and hot.
Comfort food at its best, this is also a frugal way to use up leftover turkey, vegetables and gravy.
3 or more cups of leftover turkey or chicken cut into bite-size chunks
2-3 cups homemade broth OR leftover gravy
2 or more cups of leftover cooked vegetables such as peas, carrots, green beans, pearl onions, broccoli OR you can saute diced carrots, celery, leek or onion to equal 2 cups and add frozen peas if you don't have leftover vegetables
3 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour (omit if using leftover gravy) OR use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix like Bob's Red Mill
1 cup organic heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
homemade pastry dough for a deep dish pie, see links and options above in the blog text
1 egg (opt.)
Butter the inside of a deep dish pie pan
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Place the chopped turkey and leftover cooked vegetables in the prepared dish mixing together.
If you are going to use leftover gravy then skip this next step and just warm up the gravy and pour it over the turkey and vegetables.
If you are using broth then first melt the butter in a large saucepan and whisk in the flour or GF flour blend.
Cook the flour and butter 2 minutes as it gets bubbly, then whisk in the turkey broth.
Whisk in the cream and continue cooking 3 to 4 more minutes until the sauce thickens.
Stir in pepper and salt to taste.
Pour the broth mixture over the vegetables and combine it all together.
Roll out your pastry and lay it gently across the top of the turkey filling generously covering the pie.
Press the overlapping edges of the crust into the rim to seal.
Optional for a golden brown crust you can crack the egg into a small bowl, beat it well with a fork, and use a pastry brush to brush the egg all over the crust.
Use a sharp knife to make four slits in the crust to allow steam to escape.
Place the dish onto a cookie sheet to catch any spills and place the whole thing into the preheated oven.
Bake for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 375 and bake an additional 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling and hot.
If you are like me you know at least one person, if not several people, who are struggling with diabetes. It may be you!
It is great to know there are so many options for treatment that don’t involve prescription drugs. It’s even possible to reverse your symptoms and manage your diabetes without any medication at all!
The Diabetes Summit will give you tons of information on living a full, healthy life in spite of a diabetes diagnosis. I learned so much listening to the last summit last year and I am really looking forward to all of the great information in this year’s program!
Here is a listing of all the top-notch experts you will hear for free each day of the summit:
Dr Joseph Kraft – understanding decades of research on insulin
Dr Mark Menolascino – seeing diabetes care through a new lens
Robin Openshaw “Green Smoothie Girl” – detox to support your body
RD Dikeman (type 1) – using diabetes as a blessing to improve your family’s health
Dr Mark Hyman – finding the root cause and reversing type 2 diabetes
Dr Tom O’Bryan – exploring toxins, balance the immune response
Sayer Ji, founder of Green Med Info – the peer reviewed literature, and looking at supplements
Razi Berry- how environmental toxins disrupt metabolism
Dr Michael Breus – the impact of sleep on metabolism and diabetes
Dr Gabriel Cousens – raw foods approach, which fats help and which fats hurt
Kellyann Petrucci – nutritionist using bone broth, nutrition to stabilize blood sugar
Trudy Scott – nutritionist showing link between diabetes, anxiety and depression
Dr Sachin Patel – re-evaluating the healthcare model, empowering the patient
Dr Peter Osborne – autoimmune and blood sugar connection
Niki Gratrix – tapping into your internal abundance of energy with the mind-body connection
Dr Robert Rakowski – how the gut microbiome affects metabolism and blood sugar
Dr BJ Hardick – type 3 diabetes, proper detoxification, damaging foods, Alzheimer’s
Dr Joel Kahn – plant based foods, supplements for blood sugar
Dr Will Cole – testing and evaluating the root causes of “diabesity”
Dr Amy Berger – understanding the ketogenic diet and how to do it
Brett Hoebel – fitness and exercise to improve blood sugar
Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo – Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood
Dr Anna Cabeca – hormone balance to burn fat and control sugar
Daniele Hargenrader (type 1) – key factors to preventing complications from diabetes
Jonathan Bailor, author – calorie approach to weight loss is a myth, sane approach to weight
Dr Michael Murray – four types of blood sugar problems
Dr Jay Wortman – a doctor shares his own story reversing type 2 diabetes
Dr John Hayes – neuropathy and natural solutions
Dr Jody Stanislaw – type 1&2 understanding insulin
Daphne Olivier – nutritionist to customize eating strategies, non diet factors you may miss
Dr Rangan Chaterjee – from the BBC Doctor in the House program
So many great presenters! There is so much to learn! You can register here for free and listen each day. There is a special encore replay on day #8.
If you want to own all this information to keep for your health library you can purchase the entire summit here. All 30 presentations plus more bonus material will be yours permanently to revisit anytime, share with friends and family, and use for deeper research.
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Use this post to share the idea of New Year’s Resolutions with your whole family. It is useful for families with children of all ages. You will also find a link to a printable worksheet to use for family discussion and for each person to fill out. At the end of the year you can look back and see what you’ve accomplished! I hope this blesses your family for the whole year!
all scripture quoted is from the International Children’s Bible
The New Year
The new year is often a time when people think about new things, especially making themselves a new person.
We know that only God can truly make us a new person any time of year when we repent of our old lives and put on Jesus as our savior. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says “If anyone belongs to Christ, then he is made new. The old things have gone; everything is made new!”
The start of a new year often prompts people to make New Year’s resolutions. A resolution is a kind of promise or informal vow we make to ourselves to help us improve or be a better person in some way.
Kids can make New Year’s Resolutions too! It can be fun to do and at the end of the year you can look back and see all that you have accomplished.
Making Resolutions That Work
Some resolutions are better than others. The best ones are specific. Too many people say something vague like wanting to be nicer, or to exercise more, or to be a better Christian. Those resolutions are too general. We need to word our resolution to say exactly what we are going to do.
Instead of saying we will be nicer we can say we will remember to say “please” and “thank you” and to follow the Golden Rule (Luke 6:31 Do for other people what you want them to do for you.)
Instead of saying we won’t be messy we can say we will make the bed every morning and put our dirty clothes in the hamper every night.
If you want to improve a skill you already have, like playing the piano or running track, then set specific goals for practice time, difficult pieces you want to learn, or time goals you will work toward.
The more specific you make your resolution the more likely you are to stick with it.
Resolution Ideas for All Ages
Here are some ideas if you are having trouble coming up with your own resolutions. Encourage everyone to come up with at least one. Don’t make it too hard by making too many at one time.
Print off this page year-in-review-2016 and let each child fill one out. Keep the pages and look at them at the end of the year to see how you have grown and what you have accomplished. These pages can make fun keepsakes to look at from year to year.
Make a resolution to be healthier. Decide to try new foods by resolving to have one new fruit and one new vegetable every month. Decide to exercise, walk the dog, ride bikes or play outside instead of watching TV or playing video games. Decide to stop drinking sodas and instead drink more milk or water. Decide to go to bed by 10pm so you can get plenty of healthy sleep.
I think the #1 way to be healthier is to cook your own food instead of eating out or eating packaged processed foods. If you don’t know how to cook, now is the time to learn! Scroll down and print this simple recipe for homemade pancakes easy enough for even a kindergartner to do with some help from mom or dad.
Make a resolution to be smarter. Decide to read a book instead of watching TV or playing video games. Learn to do something new like build a birdhouse, learn a foreign language, learn to crochet or sew, take painting classes, or learn a musical instrument.
Make a resolution to share God’s love. Decide to memorize a new Bible verse every week, or read our Bibles every day. (These are short and sweet for little kids and include a coloring page for each verse.) This can be a family project where everyone encourages each other. Post verses on the refrigerator and take turns reciting them. Decide to pick someone each week to reach out to with a handwritten card or letter, or homemade cookies.
Make resolutions as a family. Decide to do things together that will help you love each other and have fun together. Spend time this month thinking back on the year that has passed and remembering a way you have been blessed, something you are thankful for. Then pray togetheras a family thanking God for all He has done!
Decide to go on a hike or visit a park together once a month. Decide to have a Family Game Night once a month. Our family enjoys getting together with two other families each month for a potluck dinner and games. We look forward to this fun time of fellowship every month!
Decide to have a family read-aloud time where a parent or older teen reads aloud from a family-friendly book. Educator and speaker Andrew Pudewa shares his thoughts on why this is important for kids of all ages here.
Cooking together is a great family activity! Empowering your kids with cooking skills blesses them for life. Here is an easy recipe for homemade pancakes. Make these together on a lazy winter weekend and then curl up for family read aloud time.
1. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs with a fork until lemon colored, then add in the milk, honey and melted butter or oil.
4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until moistened. You want the batter to be a little runny, not thick, so add a little more milk if needed.
5. Scoop batter onto a preheated griddle using a large spoon to make individual pancakes. Bake until bubbles appear on the top then flip and bake on the other side until golden. Serve with butter and honey or real maple syrup.
I love these Ultimate Bundle deals. I’ve purchased a couple of them, such a steal for the price, and I have had fun learning so much about all kinds of topics from essential oils and herbal remedies to DIY projects for my home!
There are products in this year’s bundle for everyone from newlyweds to families to folks just wanting to learn how to get and stay healthy.
Some of the items that really caught my eye:
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Jumpstart Your Urban Farm by Greg Peterson at Urban Farm:Urban farming (I like to call it MetroFarming) is a topic near and dear to my heart. I’ve been incorporating more edible landscaping and small garden plots and want to learn more!
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Mastering the Art of Baking with Coconut Flour by Starlene Stewart at GAPS Diet Journey: Starlene has had a super-informational podcast and website, and she has hands-on experience with healing herself and her family using GAPS and other dietary strategies.
Autism Diet Success Workshop by Julie Matthews at Nourishing Hope: I love to hear about successful strategies to reverse autism. The mainstream says it can’t be done, but we know better! Julie Matthews’ guide is another great resource for families with special needs.
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Acetominophen: aka Tylenol, Little Fevers Pain Reliever, or non-aspirin pain reliever/fever reducer, or other brand names or generic.
It’s a common item in medicine cabinets and purses of lots and lots of moms. We take it ourselves for headaches and cramps. We give it to our kids for fevers. The pediatricians hand out free samples every time we visit their offices.
It is often the drug of choice all around the country.
But are we too trusting when we use it?
It turns out that maybe we do need to step back and ask a few questions before deciding to keep it in our medicine chests and here’s why:
Dr. Mercola calls acetaminophen one of the most dangerous medicines on the market. Even when taken at the recommended dosage for just a few weeks it can be toxic to your liver. In fact, acetaminophen is responsible for nearly half of all cases of acute liver failure each year.
What can we do to protect ourselves and our families?
It’s super important to become knowledgeable and informed about the medications we use. The Medicine Chest Renovation e-book from Vintage Remedies is a quick-start guide to help you decide what to keep and what to toss out.
Taking courses or reading books on safe alternatives to OTC drugs is a great family project. Older children and teens can learn right alongside mom about which herbs to use for which conditions, and how to make tinctures and salves and syrups at home to stock your own medicine cabinet.
Combine berries and water in a large (cold) saucepot. If time permits, allow the berries to soak until they are soft, about 30 – 60 minutes. Place over medium heat and gradually bring to a boil. Once a rolling boil has been reached, stir frequently and continue to boil until the liquid has been reduced by half – roughly 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Strain the concentrated extract and measure the liquid. It should be roughly 2 cups. Combine with the cup and a half of honey, brown rice syrup, glycerin or simple sugar solution. (Or a blend of two or more sweeteners as I did in the ingredient list above.) Bring back to a boil and continue to boil for 10 minutes until the mixture is thoroughly combined and the syrup reaches your preferred consistency. Allow to cool slightly and pour into prepared bottles. Store in the refrigerator.
What is your favorite natural remedy? Share it with us here in the comments!