Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Health Linky Love

Are you afraid to eat liver because you think of that organ as the body's toxin storehouse? Read this explanation and be sure to study the chart comparing the vast difference in supplied vitamins and minerals in liver to fruits and veggies. Makes me want to jump in the liver game with both feet.

Suffering from a cold yet? Yep. That would be me. If you had a house full of runny-nose little kids, it would be you, too! I just read Dr. Mercola's article on beating and preventing the common cold. You list-makers out there will love it. Check off all the things you're already doing and add a few more. Raw milk? Check. Coconut oil? Check. Pastured eggs? Check. Hydrogen peroxide drops in your ear? Uh--no.  ??!!  You get my drift.

It always strikes me as sickeningly funny that anyone would have to make arguments for real food vs. modernized versions of food (aka "fake food"). But if you can get past this blogger's idea that "Mother Nature provided" anything at all, you'll find some very reasonable logic in favor of real eggs, pork, and butter, as opposed to what the government entities, with their verrrry lined pockets, would like you to buy. (Ingredient labels included.) Better health starts with the basics.

Continuing to eat locally is one of the best things you can do for yourself during the winter months. Why not visit Argenta Market or check out the Arkansas Sustainability Network website? (Conway readers can go here.) You can place your order online and pick up your local goodies on Saturday. Get fresh eggs, raw cheeses, frozen summer produce, meats, winter greens, herbs, etc. By the way, one of our very own local favorites, North Pulaski Farms, was featured on Fox16. Some of us missed it when it originally aired (darn "9:00 News" weirdness). If you missed it, you can watch the segment here.

Buy yourself some good, organic raw apple cider vinegar. Not only can apple cider vinegar be used for many, many things in your home, but it can also keep you healthy. Try a "Sweet and Sour," made with one tablespoon of "ACV," one tablespoon of raw honey, and eight ounces of water. Drink it hot like a tea.

For garlic lovers and haters alike, here's an article with lots of information about the healing properties of garlic. I can personally attest to several miraculous recoveries thanks to the use of raw garlic!! In fact, just the other day while suffering from the cold I mentioned above, I minced a clove, covered it in raw honey, and downed it in one swallow. The next day I was symptom-free. No lie.

And speaking of garlic, Erin once told me about GOOT, a mixture of raw garlic, olive oil, and coconut oil, and I have used it successfully on many occasions. For sinus infections and mastitis, for instance! It's amazing stuff! I keep some in the fridge at all times. Read here about its usefulness and how to make it. (SO easy!)

Stay well!

(Also posted at Real Food in Little Rock.)


  1. I just put Hydrogen peroxide in my husband's ears this morning!!! And I do believe that that article just gave me permission to go TAN!!! :) I actually enjoying sitting in a tanning bed in the winter!!

    Garlic is wonderful.

    But I also keep my cold symptoms away with Juice Plus, fruits and vegetables. Since I started using it regularly again last year, I have not been sick!

  2. Hi Lori,

    Thanks for stopping by my site...As for garlic and ACV, they have done great wonders to your body. I normally swallow one clove of raw garlic with water when cold strikes and drank ACV daily. See you again soon...

  3. ick! okay, you lost me at eating liver. i just had flashbacks to walking into my grandmothers house as a child and the scent. oh, the smell of liver and greens cooking on the stove lol :D


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