It's often said that good supplements won't fix a bad diet, and that's true. Unfortunately, over the years I've come to believe that even a 100% whole food died may not provide all the essentials we need. Here's why:
"Since 1975, USDA handbooks document a 50% drop in the amount of calcium in broccoli, a 88% decrease in iron content of watercress, [...] Continue Reading
Whether you took the glucola test during your second trimester or took a different route for monitoring blood sugar levels, you may find yourself with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a serious condition but can be managed naturally (and even reversed!).What Is Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes (GD) is defined as diabetes [...] Continue Reading
This is just between us, mmkay? As much as I joke about wearing pj's at 2pm and accidentally leaving the house with makeup on only one eye, I actually do care about how I look.For me, though, the most beautiful accessory isn't found on a clothes rack. It's health, radiating from within.
That's why I'm doing a little challenge for myself, and I [...] Continue Reading
They say a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. I say that, given some of the questionable fashion choices I've made since becoming a mom (hello pj's at 2pm!), that's never been more true.Americans spend over a billion dollars a year on over-the-counter tooth whitening products, often without being aware of their risks. Fortunately, we [...] Continue Reading
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya mountains in Tibet and Bhutan, the cordyceps mushroom (Cordyceps sinesis) has a long history of use in the Chinese herbal tradition. Unfortunately, due to over-harvesting it is now rarely found in the wild, but it can be (and is!) cultivated for consumption.According to Donald Yance, clinical [...] Continue Reading
So, awhile back I posted a recipe for creamy, junk-free eggnog and mentioned in passing that I added my new favorite gelatin to the mix. You were like "eh, nice nog, NOW TELL ME WHY YOU SWITCHED GELATIN BRANDS."Okay, I can take a hint, especially when it comes via multiple comments, messages to my inbox, copious amounts of exclamation points, [...] Continue Reading
Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin swears by them
. . . but once jokingly added that she hasn't "tried to bathe in ketchup or soy sauce or anything." (source 1, source 2) What on earth is she talking about? Why, mustard baths, of course!If the thought of putting mustard in your tub instead of on, say, your grain-free burger has your brain doing [...] Continue Reading
Sometimes It's All About The Delivery
Instead of “We need to throw this stack of 50 drawings away” you can say “Who’s ready to send a present to the Recycling Fairy!?!?”Instead of “It’s time to go to bed so mommy can have some quiet time” you can say “Who’s ready to go on a fantastic pirate voyage in their tropical island dreams!?!?” while [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.