Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

When I was 15 years old, I had debilitating cramps and heaviness with my period every single month. I remember not being able to do much during my period and having to lay down for a lot of it. I would take some over the counter pain meds like ibuprofen, but that didn’t even touch … Continue reading Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin

It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think about, but the “healthiness” of our mouth can have a huge impact on the way our skin performs, both in terms of its appearance and in its function as a barrier defense to incoming pathogens. What? you may be thinking, why on earth would … Continue reading How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin

Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health

When someone is eating a low fat diet, often times that means that they are eating a high carbohydrate diet, because the calories that would have come from fat sources are now replaced by carbohydrates due to the fact that a lot of proteins come with fat included (like meat and dairy items). This high … Continue reading Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health

I Ate My Placenta and Hated It

With the birth of our second child, we decided to go the Birthing Center route after having a less than ideal experience in a hospital the first time around. You can read about my two very different birthing experiences here. I am so glad we made that decision, because the birthing center we used was … Continue reading I Ate My Placenta and Hated It

Is Offal Really All That Awful?

My 7 year old son was beside himself with excitement as we went on a day trip up to Kansas City last week. He knew that along with several other stops, we would be heading to our very favorite butcher shop, The Local Pig. If you’re ever in the Kansas City area do yourself a … Continue reading Is Offal Really All That Awful?

Are You Grounded?

What is the connection between going barefoot and health? When I was around 16 or so, up until age 28, I wore shoes with heels (2 inches or higher) almost daily. I took great pride in the fact that I could survive a night out salsa dancing in 4 inch heels for 5 hours. I … Continue reading Are You Grounded?