White chocolate was my dad's not-so-secret love language. Whether it was Valentine's Day, my birthday or a dance recital, he almost always had a box of white chocolates stashed somewhere for me. These days I'm more of a cauliflower pizza or steak or jalapeno poppers girl, but lately I've been feeling a bit nostalgic for the creamy, vanilla-infused [...] Continue Reading
Known as the "yellow leader" or "yellow energy" due to its golden roots, this sweet, warming herb has been woven into Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Known as a mild adaptogen - or herb that helps the body adapt to physical and emotional stress - that is well tolerated, astragalus membranaceus has earned mentions in historical texts such [...] Continue Reading
Inside: Possible causes of achy legs at night, plus restless leg syndrome home remedies suggested by Dr. Dean, M.D. and other functional medicine practitioners. For more information on getting better sleep, check out 18 Science-Backed Sleep Tips.Creepy crawly misery. I can't speak for everyone else's experience with Restless Leg Syndrome, but [...] Continue Reading
Weird but true . . .When you wear sunglasses outside, it increases your likelihood of getting a sunburn. Yes, seriously. As Sharon Moalem MD, PhD explains it, daylight entering your eyes signals the body to produce melanocyte stimulating hormone, which tells your body to increase production of melanin, a protective skin pigment that reduces our [...] Continue Reading
I promise we'll get back to topics like the science of amazing sleep, homemade shampoo bars, and natural remedies for pink eye soon, but first I just have to share this with you. After reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up a couple of years ago, I stopped asking questions like "Does this wall art match all my stuff?" and started looking for [...] Continue Reading
Years ago, when I misplaced my regular moisturizer in a move, I discovered by happy accident that tallow is uniquely compatible with our skin’s biology, leaving it supple and nourished after use. Rich in fat soluble vitamins A, D, and K along with a saturated fat ratio that closely resembles what our cells use to maintain integrity, it absorbs [...] Continue Reading
There are some laws you don't probably don't need to know about unless you plan on wearing a suit of armor to English parliament, catching fish with your bare hands in the state of Indiana, or stealing used kitchen grease in North Carolina.However, if you want enjoy life instead of fighting against your body, there are some you do . . . the [...] Continue Reading
"WELL, THAT EXPLAINS A LOT." <-- If that was your reaction after reading this post on the symptoms of hormone imbalance, you're in the right place.Although hormone testing can be incredibly helpful - and it is certainly important to talk with your practitioner about if you suspect something is off - there are some things that tend to benefit [...] 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.