Does the idea of whipping out the giant juicer every morning just for a cup or two of nutritious and yummy green juice have your head spinning? Here is a quick tip so you only juice and clean once a week, but get to enjoy this wonderful health drink every day.  On the day you go grocery shopping, break out the juicer and make a huge batch of juice, or a couple different types.  But don’t put that juice in a container in the fridge.  You see, the longer juice is exposed to air, the more nutrition is lost.  So here’s one way to minimize the nutrition loss.  Put that juice in ice cube trays, put it in the freezer for a couple hours until juice cubes are formed.  Freezing the juice into cubes makes a smaller surface area for the oxygen to destroy, and it keeps the enzymes active.  Put those cubes in a ziploc bag or a vacuum sealed bag is even better.  Then in the morning, take a couple cubes and put them in a glass of room temp or cooler water.  Wait a few minutes, and you’ll have fresh nutritious juice without the hassle of daily juicing.

HAPPY JUICING!

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Diet coke, and other diet sodas, contain cancer causing sweeteners, DNA altering preservatives, stimulants and colorants with no safety levels established.  They are seen as the “healthy” alternative to regular soda, even by nutritionists and doctors.  In reality though, they are anything but healthy.  Here’s more than enough evidence to convince you to never ever ever take another sip.

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2010 will be the year that our site is fully up and running.  Its also the year I plan to do a full and complete detox/yeast kill and to do the same for my hubby.  I’ve been a little lax with supplements and minor allergen avoidance, but I am already feeling the negative effects, especially in the sleep department.  So back on the wagon I go!  I am also getting hubby to give up soda, at least for 30 days, to see if it makes a difference in his weight loss.

Here’s to heath and happiness for you and your family in the new year.  What are you giving up or adding to your health regime?

Many parents think that since the AAP”s edict back in 1999 that mercury and its derivative preservative Thimerisol have been eliminated from all childhood vaccines.  Unfortunately, many available flu shots still have Thimerisol.  Your doctor may tell you it is just a trace amount, which it does sound small when you say anything in “micrograms”, but if we look at the EPA guidelines for mercury exposure, of which Thimerisol is 50% mercury, it is still way too much for our little children, and even for adults.

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We’re glad you have found us! Our site is for parents and parents-to-be who are looking outside the box, and helping those who find their way here make fully informed decisions regarding their child’s upbringing, feeding, and medical care.  We focus on presenting the alternative arguments for and against what many doctors and the media proport.  For as many technological advances we have seen in the last 100 years, our kids are not smarter or any better for it: rates of obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma are all skyrocketing, as are rates of depression, violence, suicide, and learning disabilities.  This generation is the first that will not live longer than their parents did and their quality of life will be poorer…..There is a reason why and we try to answer those questions here.

Hopefully, you will learn a lot from our site.  Some things may shock you, some will open your eyes.  Be open to the process of learning and be thankful for the journey it brings you on.  You may not always agree, but at least we’re starting the conversation.

We’ve tried to consolidate the information down, and link back as best we can to some of the web’s greatest resources on the variety of issues we cover.  We had to examine so many of these topics because of who our child was, and we are better parents for it.  If you take time to read Our Story, you will understand how our child and this information saved all of our lives.

We are aiming for Early 2010 for the site to be fully functional.  Until then, keep up with the few postings we have, bookmark us, and check back often!

Thanks again to Sarah for doing the guest blog post about Traditional Foods (TF).  Following this type of eating can seem daunting, especially if you need to avoid bovine as animal meats, fats and raw milk are such a part of TF eating.  But I want my readers to know there are a couple easy things to add to their diets to ease into TF and start building better nutrition for their family.  Below are 8 ways we have introduced TF eating into our life.

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Today, I am happy to present you an introduction to Traditional Foods. Mothering mom Sarah from Food & Stuff, has been kind enough to write a great piece about TF. Here’s what Sarah has to say…..

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