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10 Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Depression Through Diet, Supplements, Herbs, And Remedies.

10 Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Depression Through Diet, Supplements, Herbs, And Remedies. Written by Theresa Hemsath Most people who struggle with anxiety also struggle with bouts of depression as well. And if you ask people who struggle with anxiety or depression if they have digestive issues, they will say often yes. Interesting correlation, but does it mean anything? Most people think that the receptors for the neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions (serotonin, neuroepinephrine, and dopamine) are primarily in our brain. The big one seen to really affect anxiety levels is serotonin. Sure they are in our brain, but where…

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Chemical Free Fabric Softener

Today’s Post is a Guest Post from Carmen over at Carmen Homemaker. Since I have ventured into the “All Natural World”, I have not been fully content with the smell of all my homemade products. I have used many ingredients/recipes suggested from One  Good Thing including this fabric softener, which I love!!   I have used homemade dryer sheets, consisting of a cloth pot holder with 10 drops of essential oil(s), but with little success. While I love the smells of various essential oils, you cannot smell them on your clothes once dried, so it really seems like a waste of…

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World | Book Review | Children’s Literature

I officially have my new favorite children’s book!! Well, let me first say any book encouraging kids to bake a pie at the end of the story is OK by me. The recipe for apple pie included in the book was not quite as good as grandpa’s (my grandma doesn’t do the pies in our family) but was the best one  I ever made. How to Make An Apple Pie and see the world by Majorie Priceman is really one of the most educational and entertaining books I’ve read with my children thus far. The book  full of basic science…

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November Food Calendar | Meal Planning |

I finally did it!!! I’m going to get organized, save money and have hot, relatively healthy meals on the table. Well, this month, at least.  😉 This really wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, but it did take a little bit of time.  I felt boring realizing how often we really eat the same type foods, but I am hopeful December’s Calendar will have new recipes and meals. If you are going to make your own meal plan there are a few… Factors to Consider: Your Schedule: I factored in nights my husband works and days we…

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On the Go Breakfast | Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

  My husband leaves for work before 5am. I recognize a better wife would get up and cook him a hot breakfast and make him coffee, but what I try to do is make sure the coffee is ready and he has something to take with him for his drive to work. As we have given up some of our junky eating habits he does not take frozen breakfast sandwiches anymore which means I have to have something ready for him to take on his drive in the mornings He has requested baked goods he can eat with a piece…

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Healthy Fall Treats: Chocolate, Pumpkin, Hot drinks

Written by:  Gina Leslie With Halloween quickly approaching and the Holidays on it coat tails,   now is when our diets begin to slide. Nobody loves to celebrate this time of year more than me, but I have to keep myself in check especially with my sweet tooth. While I do not promote depriving yourself of a few treats here or there or enjoying a holiday meal, I do believe in moderation and opting for a healthier alternative when possible. However not all Halloween treats are necessarily “bad for you.”  When consumed in moderation dark chocolate is great for you! It…

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Vegan Trial: Day 56 of 60 | Veggie Sandwiches

I will confess prior to eating vegan, my veggie sandwiches, while having no meat, we covered in a variety of cheeses. I’m notorious for buying multiple cheeses for sandwiches and then loading all the different kinds on my sandwich, and everyone else’s for that matter! I have loved cheese. When an acquaintance told me spreading avocado on the bread instead of mayo made you not even miss the cheese, I thought she was crazy. I don’t even like mayo, so I didn’t think I could trust a piece of advice from someone who ate the gross condiment. Really, only a…

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Vegan Waffles

Only in the last 6 1/2 years have I even overcome my aversion to waffles. I’m not sure I can put my finger on what has always bothered me about them. It’s almost, to me, like they are strange and unsatisfying pancakes. Interestingly enough however, my husband came with a waffle iron and happens to love waffles. Hmmm…how could we make this work? Well, over the years, while making them for my husband I have actually become quite fond of waffles. As I now have tiny mouths needing breakfast I have also found them to be a very handy “in…

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Surprisingly Mediocre Hummus

Here is my recipe for Surprisingly Mediocre Hummus. The “Surprising” part is not born of higher hopes, as one might assume, but instead comes from expectations much lower than a mediocre end-product. In case I didn’t have you at “surprise” or even at “mediocre,” because aren’t those two qualities everyone is looking for in a recipe, do read on. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 cups garbanzo beans 1/3 cup tahini  1/4 cup lemon juice  2 cloves garlic  1 tablespoon olive oil And, most importantly: 1 totally absent-mind  Soak the garbanzo beans overnight. Drain and set aside until you’re ready to assemble.  Return in the…

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