Good News, Bad News, and Some Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Your Gut

All Disease Begins in the Gut Course

Digestive health is a big topic these days.

People are talking about digestive enzymes, probiotics, the GAPS, SCD, gluten-free and candida diet.

Truth is, our digestive systems are a big deal and people are starting to pay attention.

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Top 10 Posts from 2012 ~ Health & Tips

This is the final post in the “Top 10 Posts of 2012″ series.

First there was the Top 10 Recipes and then the Top 10 DIY posts.

So–what’s left?

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Don’t Make Another Dental Appointment Until You Read This

Alternative Dental Health

Need answers to tough dental questions?

Wondering about fluoride? Root canals?  Mercury fillings?

Wondering what the connection is between your dental health and the health of the rest of your body is?

Me too.

Real FREE help is on the way.

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$50 Blessings Unlimited *Giveaway* (NOW CLOSED!) at Comfy in the Kitchen (& July Clearance Sale)

Blessings Unlimited

This past month, I introduced you all to Blessings Unlimited, a collection of meaningful home decor and tabletop items that have really been a nice addition to our home.

Today I am pleased to announce that I am offering another $50 GIVEAWAY of Blessings Unlimited products over at Comfy in the Kitchen.

Janelle, the owner of Comfy in the Kitchen, is a cowriter of mine over at The Better Mom.  She has a great heart and looks great in the apron that I provided for her to review :-).

And what an enthusiastic review it is!

I agree with her that these Blessings Unlimited products are great.  Almost every day my son (the one with Asperger’s Syndrome) tells me how much he loves these products.

I love that the products are more than just nice decor.

Right now, Blessings Unlimited is having a huge clearance on a ton of great items.  It’s their July Extravaganza sale. 

Some things are marked down to over 60% off.

And remember, this is quality stuff.  Remember my post on heavy metal toxicity (Could You Have Heavy Metal Poisoning and Not Know It?  ~ Part One?)?  Well, there is no lead or cadmium in this great tableware.

Either before or after you enter the giveaway, you’ll want to check out these great clearance items from Blessings.  From what I understand, all or most of them are still available.  I picked up a number of super inexpensive items for my family and for gifts.  What a great way to not have to go shopping in the stores while saving a bunch of great gift items.

Two of my favorites are the Footed Servers and the Tiered Server.

Blessings Unlimited Sale

Blessings Unlimited Sale

So—I encourage you to hop on over to Comfy in the Kitchen and enter to win this great giveaway!

Shared at We Are that Family, Frugally Sustainable, Raising Homemakers, Sugar and Dots, Sew Much Ado, Crystal and Co., and Women Living Well.

 

Autism, Anxiety, and A Real Miracle

Fireworks over Lake

 

Over the past four months or so, I’ve shared with you all on Facebook a number of times that my son has been dealing with pretty severe anxiety.   And you all have been very helpful offering recommendations.  Thank you!  If you haven’t “liked” Whole New Mom on Facebook, please do join us.  It’s a very supportive community over there.

You see, my son suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism.  And Asperger’s almost always comingles (goes together) with anxiety.

Over the past 5 months, his anxiety has increased to the point of being well—really bad.  Mainly it’s been anxiety about his life threatening food allergies.

It’s been hard some days to handle it.

To wonder if we can keep going.

To wonder if he’ll get better.

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Why You Might Be Missing Me (and Others) on Facebook ~ and What to Do About It!

I love interacting with my readers on my blog, but I also like interacting on Facebook.

(I’m not much of a Twitter gal, so at least for now you probably don’t want to try too hard to keep in touch with me there :-).  What do you think about Twitter, by the way?)

Anyway, I don’t know if you’ve heard about it, but Facebook has made some changes recently that have made it:

  • easier for them to make money 
  • harder for fans to stay in touch with the pages of those whom they “like”

Saving Money on Special Diets, Vaccines, Autism & ADD, & the Best Probiotic ~ Whole New Mom Q&A

Question Mark

I’m back with another installment of Whole New Mom Answers Your Questions.

I so love hearing all of your thoughts and questions.  I feel honestly inadequate to answer them sometimes, but I will for sure do my best.

And I hope that all of you super sharp readers will chime in with more information on all of the great questions that were asked…

So…..here goes with your great questions from this week!

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Did Vaccines Cause My Son’s Autism ~ Part Two

Vaccines Autism

Today, I continue where I left off in yesterday’s post, “Did Vaccines Cause My Son’s Autism ~ Part One“.

If you didn’t read that post, you’ll want to.  The comments there, and on my Facebook page, are compelling – and some get a little feisty.

So we vaccinated our son–with several vaccines.

Starting sometime after his 5th birthday.

At age six, almost to the day, things changed radically in our home.

His unstoppable panic attacks and anxiety ruled our lives.

I’ll never forget the day that I knew something was really wrong.

The day that I knew our lives had changed forever.

The history–For weeks, or maybe months, our son had been developing an anxiety about his clothing being wet. He would repeatedly ask us if he could change his pants, shirt, or socks if he got even the smallest amount of water on them. It was sad to see him so distraught about it and to wonder if this obsessive questioning would ever end.

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Rich and Delicious Coffee Substitute

Rich, Delicious, and Nourishing Coffee Substitute Recipe - Great if you're trying to ditch caffeine, or for drinking late in the day or in the evening. Contains super healthy ingredients! I drink mine with coconut oil, stevia, and a dash of cocoa. YUM!

Why bother with a coffee substitute when the real thing tastes so good?

Well, there’s a lot of debate out there about whether or not coffee is healthy for you.

For folks without health challenges, there may be some reason to think it is OK, but for anyone with candida or adrenal issues or copper toxicity, I would say that getting off of coffee asap would be a good thing.

We can touch on that in another post, but today I would like to share with you a naturally caffeine-free alternative that tastes great and is good for you as well!

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Top 10 Posts of 2011 (Kitchen Tips, Health, Food Freedom and More!)

Fireworks Photo

So here is my final “Top 10″ post of the year.

I have to say, these have been a lot of fun.

It was so neat seeing what interested you all!

Anyway, I already shared the Top 10 Recipe Posts and the Top 10 DIY / “Make Your Own” Posts, and these are well, the others :-).  Everything from autism to food freedom to kitchen tips.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them – that they give you help in your home, something to ponder – and in some cases, I hope that they inspire you to action.

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