Friday, September 22, 2006

Have you cleansed your colon lately?

Anyone here ever done an herbal cleanse before? I cannot recommend them enough. If you've been feeling sluggish, sick, or had really weird looking poop (or none at all) you should look into it. It can be so aggravating when you go into the doctor because you've been sick for months and they tell you, "you're the perfect picture of health" or diagnose you with IBS or fibromyalgia, which translated mean "we don't know".

If not properly taken care of, our bodies build up toxins and diseases. A diet low in fiber and water does not allow the body to properly eliminate these. The waste stays in our bodies festering, no wonder we feel like crap (literally!) Solution: an herbal cleanse followed by a high fiber and water diet. I recommend Tisha Mecham's book "Biokinetic Testing for Health" biokinetic.gif

If you're really curious, we should talk.

Maybe later if I get daring enough I'll talk about Brain Gym, Kinergetics, and Touch for Health.

Hippie enough for ya Shauna?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Why I Love Burt's Bees

I discovered the lip blam 10 years ago and said goodbye to chapped lips. When I discovered my sodium lauryl sulfate allergy I switched to their toothpaste and saw the end of canker sores. Today I found my son - who had gotten into my makeup - with a mouthful of Burt's Bees Nutmeg Lip Shimmer. Despite the mess, I was relieved I didn't have to worry about the chemicals he ingested.

We all know to keep our bleach and other cleaners up high where baby can't get into them, but do we ever think about our personal care products? After all, nearly all makeup is considered "non-toxic".

This warning is found on Neutrogena liquid foundation : "For external use only. Avoid contact with eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately." Wow!
I wont claim to have a totally baby-proof home, I'm just very relieved at my choice of personal care items.

Later: How to make your own household cleaners (save money and keep kids safe!)

Friday, September 15, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Feeling bad? We have a pill for that.


My therapist thinks I don't need medication. Just lots of work. :) Tom Cruise would be proud.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Need Support?

Baby Boobs
(after a particularly difficult night)...

Me: I need some support

Hubby: I'll help support you
*cups breasts*

Me: thank you

Hubby: I've been saving that one for years

Thursday, September 7, 2006

The babysitter

Tv Kids

Before I had a child, I swore I would never park them in front of the tv. Silly me. I've heard there are parents who have been successful at following the AAP guidlines of no tv before age 2, but I think they're just an urban legend. Like the Bill Gates/AOL giveaway. Oh well. I guess I knew I was doomed the first time he saw Baby Einstein at the neighbors. Now that is one success I had. I never bought any baby Einstein dvds. Come back in 13 years and read about the time I intend have a nice sit down with my kids about sex and instead simply tell them, "don't do it! You'll get herpes!". My road to hell is both paved and driven on with good intentions.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

True to my roots

My friends called me granolagirl for a reason, I'm a bit of a granola. I also make really good granola, but that's not why they called me that. Anyway, maybe I can make this a sort of hippie blog where I share all my recipes for natural things and other treehugging things I come across.

Rubber Mulch

I came across rubber mulch this last week in a playground. It looks like pea gravel, but is chopped up old rubber tires. What a great recycling idea! This stuff was soooo comfy! I was bouncing as I walked and only slightly less terrified of my son falling and breaking something. It can also be used as an actual mulch to keep weeds out of garden beds.