One week into the Whole30 – An Update

I thought it would be a week full of “no”, I thought I would feel deprived, and I thought I would be having horrible detox symptoms – I have a chronic inflammatory condition and am taking a chemotherapeutic drug to keep my immune system in check...

Bee sting care in the field

Yesterday, my family and I were enjoying a lovely day out at Blue Lake park in Troutdale.  We  had a shady spot, the kids were splashing in the water, my partner was reading out loud, and I was knitting a sock to match the one I had already completed.  Everything was...

Yum Cashew Date Bars

Who doesn’t like a quick sweet snack that uses only two ingredients and is easy enough to have your kids make it for you?   Ingredients: 1 cup Cashews 1 cup Dates   Instructions: • In a food processor blend ingredients until they form a granulated appearance. •...

Chronic Stress and Adrenal Function

An introduction to stress: Stress is good.  It helps us to grow, change, and become who we are.  Without stress, we would never change.  Our bodies are equipped to handle stressful situations – a fact taken advantage by adrenalin junkies who go in search of a...