Maple Syrup Drinking Vinegar Soda

Maple Syrup Vinegar Soda

A few years ago, my friend Allison took me to dinner at Pok Pok, a local Portland (Oregon) favorite that serves up authentic Southeast Asian fare. The food was certainly praiseworthy, but what captivated me most was their Som, or drinking vinegars. I’d never heard of “drinking vinegars” before, so of course I had to give them a try.

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Molly enjoying Catalina Island

Keeping Up With Molly

Not enthusiastic with the treatment options provided by two oncologists — and certainly not content with their estimate of “she has one or two months to live” — we started working with Dr. Palmquist, our hero holistic veterinarian. We transitioned her to a diet of cooked ground pork, beef bone broth, and organic pumpkin, and it very quickly turned things around.

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Listerine Naturals is not natural

Further proof that “Natural” is a meaningless marketing term

Upon my doctor’s recommendation, I went to our neighborhood pharmacy to pick up some Listerine mouthwash. I was excited to find the bottle of “Listerine Naturals.” Inside the bottle was a clear liquid, a noticeable contrast to the impossibly blue “Cool Mint” version sitting on the shelf next to it. Eager to figure out the difference between the regular stuff and the “natural” version, I started comparing the labels.

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Molly and her Flea

Meet Molly.

Ever since Molly joined our family a little more than a year ago, I’ve been wanting to tell you all about her… but never quite seemed to get around to it. Well, it’s time to fix that. This post has turned into a rather long one — but I need to write this for my own peace of mind, and maybe you’ll get something out of it too.

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A $450 Mighty Nest Clean Love Giveaway

A $450 MightyNest Giveaway for Some Good, Clean Love

This Valentine’s Day, pledge to show your love to someone (or yourself!) day by ditching the toxic cleaning supplies! And when you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a huge MightyNest giveaway: Three lucky winners will each receive over $100 worth of green cleaning supplies–and on top of that, MightyNest will donate $50 to the school of each winner’s choosing!

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