Have you heard the old saying, "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it might NOT BE A DUCK?"Yeah, me neither. And yet that's probably the best way to describe histamine intolerance. The symptoms are similar to an allergic reaction, but allergy tests come back negative.We're talking headaches, flushing, or hives after eating a [...] Continue Reading
Y'all, I love my homemade honey face wash and its composition of gluconic acid and enzymes do amazing things - brighten skin, promote cell renewal, and balance pH to name a few - but it is not awesome at removing mascara.Apparently many of you have noticed the same thing, because in the past few weeks I've received several messages like this [...] Continue Reading
Did you know that - without even speaking a word or touching - your heartbeat can synchronize with someone you love as you sit near them? It's true. Powerful physiological bonds have been found between couples, parents and children, and even close friends. (Nikos-Rose, Dell'Amore)And yet it doesn't always feel like that, does it? Our child [...] Continue Reading
If you've been around here for long, you know that I am 100% dedicated to sleep. I am not afraid to go orange-alien faced to combat sleep-busting blue-light, slather butter on my body if it will increase sleep-promoting magnesium, or even drink bananas (B.A.N.A.N.A.S.).So you can bet I jumped at the chance to work with registered herbalist Lori [...] Continue Reading
Note: In the five years since I first published this post, more families have come forward with stories of Tamiflu side effects that I believe need to be shared. I've updated the post with them, plus additional comments from researchers.Watching your cholesterol levels? Take some Lipitor and forget about it. Like, ACTUALLY forget about it. As [...] Continue Reading
If you've ever tried making homemade cough drops with just honey, you know it's nearly impossible not to end up with a scorched mess. I've tried every winter for the past three years, but have never actually succeeded. These soothing sore throat meltaways are as far as I've gotten to a true cough drop . . . until this year, that is.You see, one [...] 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.