Homemade Natural Remedy and First Aid Kit

*Note from Sarah:  Katie of Wellness Mama is back with another great post!  I use several of these remedies myself and Katie has inspired me to make sure I have a well stocked First Aid Kit!  Thank you Katie!

Homemade Natural Remedy and First Aid Kit

Just as the foods we eat can have tremendous healing or harmful properties, so do medicines, chemicals and herbs that we come into contact with. When I had our first child, I realized that I wanted to find the most gentle, natural and beneficial options for everything that he would come into contact with. From cloth diapering to herbal relief for teething pain, I began my search for the most natural options for our family.

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Able-Bodied

*Post by Jason Seib!!

I love the term “able-bodied”.  The U.S. military uses it to define individuals who are fit enough to serve, but used outside the context of a specific organization or task it would simply mean “fit”, except that nobody is in the habit of confusing able-bodied with “not over-weight”.  Able-bodied implies well rounded physical capacity, or a body that can get stuff done.

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Natural Homemade Paleo Sports Drink Recipe from Katie of Wellness Mama!

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*Thank you to Katie of  Wellness Mama for another great post!  Remember you can also find Katie here at her own amazing blog.  Now read and enjoy!

For a Paleo athlete (or any athlete) drinks like Gatorade, Powerade, etc are not a good option. Sure, they restore glycogen, but most are high carb or filled with questionable chemicals, or both!

Most of the time, plain water is all we need for good hydration, but those who compete in endurance sports or high intensity competitions (or have labors as long as mine!) occasionally need an electrolyte boost.

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Introducing Paleo Comfort Foods Cookbook by Julie & Charles Mayfield

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I was one of the lucky few to receive an advanced copy of the new cookbook, Paleo Comfort Foods, by Julie & Charles Mayfield and just yesterday I had a chance to make one of the many amazing recipes! Before I share with you what I made, let me tell you a bit about Julie & Charles Mayfield.  This lovely couple, like many of us, found that by living a paleo lifestyle they simply looked, felt, and performed better!  Being food lovers at heart the couple decided to create this stunning book filled with paleo foods that are sure to comfort your soul.  In the book you’ll find just about everything from Paleo chicken pot pie to fish tacos.  You can also find Julie & Charles here at their blog. [Read more...]

Live UP!

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My brother is turning 40 in a couple of weeks.  Sorry Mark for throwing you under the bus, but I’m sure you’ll get me back someday!  Mark is obviously my inspiration for this post, and more poignantly, Mark has been a constant inspiration for me my entire life.  I have a million amazing memories with my big brother, and so many lessons I have learned from him as well.  

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Paleo Stories from the Frontline

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Please read and enjoy this inspiring story from Midlife Army Wife. Thank you so much Stacy for sharing your journey with us!

My 30 Day Paleo Challenge

For the past 30 days, I have been following a strict paleo way of eating (I don’t like the term ‘diet’). I haven’t mentioned it before because I wanted to complete the self-imposed challenge first and see how it went.

There is more to it, but to sum it up quickly, this means no grains, dairy, beans, & sugar.  There is a lot of information out there on the science behind this, so I’ll let you do your own research.  Before you think I’ve lost my mind, let me explain how I got to this point.

The background:

I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember.

I have PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), which comes with IR (insulin resistance) and seriously affects my hormones. [Read more...]