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.
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.
I’ve partnered with my friends at Yerdle to tell you about their 30-Day Unshopping Challenge. Launched this week, it asks a basic question, with profound implications: Can we stop shopping for 30 days, and still get all the things we need?
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.
We’ve started taking Molly to Dr. Palmquist, a holistic veterinarian who practices both Western and Eastern medicine. One of the foods he recommended for her healing is bone broth, telling me: “There some magic stuff in those bones.” I’m inclined to agree.
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.
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!
I’m not about to tell you to stop eating meat. But I am going to encourage you to take action to help ensure that the animals you are eating are not subjected to the cruelty of modern factory farms. Here are five simple things you can do… AND, don’t miss the chance to win a Humane Holiday Gift Bag!