This blog post is guest-written by my 15-year old daughter, Faith, who has a fierce passion for holistic animal health and enjoys spending many hours researching this topic. After seeing the benefits of a raw food diet in our family dog and cats, she knows the value of it and wrote this to share it with HFFG readers!Read More
I’ve had clients with fabulous success with the Keto Diet. While it’s definitely not for everyone, it can be a very valuable way to lose weight, reduce blood pressure, help balance hormones, etc. for some people. However, there are some very common and sometimes inevitable issues that come with the Keto Diet that need to be addressed for maintaining optimum health.Read More
This festive, simple and healthy chia pudding is a welcomed addition to a holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast. It’s the perfect make-ahead option, as flavors will continue to develop overnight and pudding will thicken to an ideal consistency.Read More
Enjoy a healthy melding of chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie using your leftover turkey.Read More
I used to feel really overwhelmed with skin care regimens that I just avoided them altogether. But as I’m coming up on my 40th birthday in a few months, I realize that it’s time for me to start really taking this seriously. Not so much for outer beauty but to nourish myself from the outside in as well as from the inside out that I’m already doing.
I just attended a Beauty School weekend course where I learned simple, natural ways to incorporate a basic, effective skin care regimen. So in this post, I’m going to show you how simple it is to have the best skin possible without toxic ingredients. Because toxic is not beautiful. We do not have to poison our body to have beautiful skin. In fact, the healthier our body care products are, the more beautiful our skin would be.Read More
In the summer of 2014, my family bought our very own homestead after dreaming of one for years. We knew the kind of things that went into the production of everyday foods and decided to grow/raise as much as we can to avoid toxins going into our foods.
As we began raising our own animals for meat and dairy as well as our garden for fruits and vegetables, I quickly realized the extent of how toxins could sneak into this process. So I set out to go all organic. And I quickly discovered for my own foods and my essential oils that organic isn’t the gold standard we think it is.Read More
Fall weather is perfect for warming soups and stews, and they’re a great way to feed a large family (which is important around my house!). Lentils are a great way to have a meat-free meal to save money. They absorb the flavor imparted in the soup well and provide a filling consistency to any soup or stew. With very little active prep time, this comforting dish comes together quickly.Read More
As part of a new feature here on Healthy Families for God, we’re going to be bringing some regular new whole foods recipes to help you feed your family healthy! We’re starting out breakfast right with delicious roasted veggies!Read More
After years of professional experience with thousands of clients and with a wide variety of nutritional products, this Lifestyle Overhaul was designed to give anyone a new start.
This program is beneficial for those who already feel great to stay feeling great as well as those who desperately need a complete overhaul.
The Lifestyle Overhaul is carefully designed in a specific order to help minimize any detox discomfort and to first carefully prep the body to accept high-quality, bioavailable nutrition. It includes detoxing and cleansing not just the body physically but the home (and the products in it that poison the body) as well as the emotions.Read More
While we generally look first at hormones when it comes to fertility, holistic health looks deeper at the root. Dr. LeAnne Deardeuff and Dr. David Deardeuff have found cleansing the colon and liver to be the most effective way to support fertility.Read More
Natural healing, or any true healing, can be tough in many cases, but this one's easy. And unfortunately, conventional doctors only prescribe medications that worsen the problem. Sure they may eliminate the migraine at the moment but they are hard on the liver which creates a continuing cycle of worsening toxicity and immediate relief.Read More
I get asked for advice on raising goats naturally very often. It was definitely a huge learning curve because there were natural ways that everyone else was doing and yet their goats were sick and dying often. Their mentors just keep saying to use more herbs. But it doesn't work, at least not for us. I even tried the conventional route a little too and that didn't work either.
So after many late nights doing research, thumbing through google scholar and Pubmed, fecal testing, and trial and error, the last two years has been amazing. Our goats have never been healthier and it's really simple!
In a nutshell, here's what we do.Read More
When we go against the grain and make the decision to raise our children differently, many people receive some serious pushback from their extended family. Some are ridiculed for their choice to not vaccinate their children. Some find resistance from grandparents in the dietary choices they make for their children.
At the core, these situations represent relationship problems. So I've collaborated with Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Brooke Schmidt with Arrow Therapy to help you handle pushback from extended family and promote peace in family relationships.
Just the facts.
I could share the story of my son's vaccine injury that made me stop and research vaccines.
But I won't. Not in this post.
This post is just going to be facts and research. The facts and research that isn't being shared.
If you are in favor of vaccines (like I was), please at least skim through this post. I have made it only from respectable research and cases specifically for you.Read More
The statistics are staggering. Hypertension is a big problem. But medications are dangerous and even being recalled due to cancer risk. High blood pressure indicates a deeper issue, which fortunately can be quite simple (simple, not necessarily easy) to address.Read More
We all know by now that Teflon is horribly toxic, right? So we've detoxed our pots and pans. But we still need a healthy way to make those healthy gluten-free waffles and pancakes, right?!
So I spent time digging into the world of non-toxic (or at least the least toxic) waffle irons and griddles. Here's what I found.Read More
Nobody wants their skin to look like a toad's. There are many topical things that people use to eliminate warts. And while many of those work, they don't address the internal root cause that might be causing warts. Left unaddressed, that root cause is or will be contributing to other health issues. And it's really rather simple.Read More
The term "natural" is a pretty vague term and can mean a lot of things, especially nowadays. Critics of a natural lifestyle will often snap that poisonous substances like lead and arsenic are natural. And that's true. One goal in living a healthy natural lifestyle is to be able to discern what things are just marketed as natural, safe options and which ones really are. There are a number of very commonly-used "natural" things out there that aren't really safe or beneficial, so let's discuss those.Read More
To continue our series of breaking EO myths, we definitely need to address the claims that essential oils like lavender and tea tree are estrogenic.Read More
The liver is one of the most important, yet one of the most undervalued, organs in our body. It has over 500 vital functions that it is responsible for. As just a few examples, the liver is responsible for:Read More