With cold and flu season approaching, it is important to have in mind safe, natural remedies as well as prevention tips. My family in the past has successfully fought colds and bronchitis with the following favorite natural approaches. They are much safer than going to a conventional physician, who will likely recommend a prescription antibiotic which can destroy good gut flora, leading to a litany of other health problems down the road. Antibiotics should be reserved for true health emergencies, not for more common illnesses. Continue reading
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is a favorite dessert in our house and super easy to make. Using an ice cream maker, one simply mixes the ingredients, pours them into the maker and in 30 minutes delicious home made ice cream is ready to enjoy. It can be fun to make with guests present, so they can witness the ice cream in the making. With high quality ingredients, this dessert can provide many added nutrients, including vitamins A, D and K2 from the cream. Continue reading
Ice cream is loved the world over for its sweetness and creamy, cool taste. Vanilla ice cream is a favorite dessert in our home. We enjoy it alone or occasionally combined with other sweets like warmed home made apple pie or gluten free brownies for an extra decadent treat. If I am in the mood for chocolate, I may add raw organic chocolate syrup to my ice cream. (Wilderness Family Naturals has a chocolate syrup with the cacao left intact.) Raw cacao is extremely high in anti-oxidants. Occasional desserts as part of a well balanced diet are acceptable and can be enjoyed on special occasions.
Ice cream made with real, nutrient dense ingredients is probably one of the healthiest sweets around. Continue reading