Things have been super busy in the background here at 20 something allergies.
I am working on getting our healing protocol and diet back on track and taking it to the next level, getting the nuts and bolts of my business license and all that fun stuff set up for the new Etsy store (I can’t wait to share it with you!), preparing for the start of my Nutritional Therapy practitioner program (Feb. 8) through the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA), and trying to get homeschool off to a good start. And of course we can’t forget about all the daily chores that come along with life.
You know what? I wouldn’t have things any other way! I love my job.
In the meantime, here’s a look at the top 5 posts of 2012:
1. Detox Baths: Recipes to Calm the Inner Beast and Whiny Children
Find the reason, method, and recipes for some of the most popular recipes on the Web including the ‘Whine Buster’, ‘Itch Be Gone’, and ‘Secondary Allergic Reactions’. This post has been shared on Pinterest more than 129,000 times to date, and I thank you truly for each and every one.
2. The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To Guide for Clear, Radiant Skin (guest post at Mommypotamus)
I share my history with horrible acne (and some pictures that should never see the light of day), the method, some recipes to start with. Need a video? Got that too!
Read the comments and get even more info. This post is packed with it.
3. DIY Healing Skin Balm
The DIY healing skin balm is the inspiration for my new store. It took months to develop, and you won’t find anything like it anywhere. This is the first year ever that we’re not dealing with chronic dry skin, eczema (for Katie), and – at 34 years old – my skin looks better every day.
4. Healing Food Allergies & Chronic Illnesses: Baby Step # 1 |Unrefined Salt|
“Sea salt in general is considered very alkaline, and the most alkalizing substance we can ingest according to some. This is important, because many people have an acidic pH level due to poor diet and poor elimination pathways. An acidic body is detrimental to health and a main contributor to many diseases.”
5. Silky Banana Bread Bites
Want to get more gut healing gelatin in your diet? This is one of our favorite ways to do it, and it seems to be one of yours too.
My favorite post is from the (minor) success of our first vegetable garden. We ended up with more cucumbers than we knew what to do with by the end of the season, and it’s given me the confidence to start a full garden this year and be on the road to greater sustainability!
How to Be the Worst Gardener Ever and Still Grow Food
“Oh the hope I was filled with when I dreamt up and planned a vegetable garden. I was sure that by midsummer, I would have a lush garden full of edible abundance.
Instead I have some of this going on.
Awful, isn’t it? I am a lot less discouraged than I probably should be. These plants still produce food even in their sad state, and it’s only the tomato plants that are really suffering. To me, that spells some small measure of success for my first year while doing everything wrong.”