Day 20: Before and ‘so-far’ Pictures

Day 20!

So, excited to be at Day 20.  Only a 10-day countdown left and then we’ll see what happens to my blood sugar and weight once I start eating again.

I haven’t been very good about taking any pictures, but I thought I should do some today and see the contrast to Day […]

Forks Over Knives Movie and How Diet Can Save Your Health

If you’re curious about the health benefits of switching to a whole foods, vegetable-based diet, but don’t want to wade through all the science and clinical evidence in The China Study,  you’ll probably really enjoy this movie coming out this summer.

Check out the trailer for it:

Have you tried changing your diet? Do […]

Whole Food, Vegetable-based Diet Helps Cure Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity.

Reading The China Study was probably the big turning point in our family’s diet and health a little over 3 years ago. 

We had big reasons to be looking for ways to be more healthy.

Here are 3 of them:

1.  Tom was looking at open heart surgery to replace a congenitally defective heart […]

Lose Weight & Control Blood Glucose Levels – all for 13 cents!

What would you say to a new drug, taken twice a day before two of your meals, that gave you a consistent average weightloss of half a pound a week, and had no side effects?

Even better, a study was designed where diabetic, pre-diabetic, and non-diabetic volunteers are split into groups and half are given the […]

Poison Ivy – Alcohol, water, soap, and maybe a little Jewelweed.

Like a sunburn that appears hours after  forgetting your sunscreen, a poison ivy or oak rash is  insanely itchy and shows up way after your error in judgment of trudging through  three-leaved greenery.   Or worse, you figure out later that the dog you were playing with or the ball […]

Wasp stings and Mosquito Bites – Toothpaste, Ice, and Plantain


It’s that time of year, bugs, bugs, and more bugs.  There are few things more annoying than bites and stings that keep coming to bother you for days.  Anti-itch creams only work so well, and for those who have a more severe reaction there isn’t much you can do besides take a Benadryl, which may or may […]

Quick tip – Fat lip

Quick tip:

Have you ever tried to hold an ice cube to the lip of a screaming toddler after he has fallen for the umpteenth time and smashed his lip?  Yes, the “It’ll hurt now, but make it get better faster,” argument falls on deaf ears.  Yours and his.

Next time, get a popsicle!  Yes, […]

Cure for the common cold!

Ok, so it’s not a cure, but as I chase down another kid with the dreaded Kleenex in hand, you have to wonder if there is a better way.

While it may be difficult to use with young children who don’t know what’s good for them, I found a great aid a few […]

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