Category Archives: Common Ailments

Top 10 Things to do with Your Extra Kombucha Scobys

How many of you just thought Kom-whattie- whattie?  It’s ok- if you haven’t heard about this drink, you aren’t alone.  Kombucha is a naturally fermented drink that is made with a culture (often called a mushroom or Scoby) and sweet … Continue reading

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Diaper Rash Solution

When my daughter goes through her periodic bouts with teething, her urine gets so strong she develops little ulcerous sores. Of course being in an area that’s constantly shut up in a diaper, or unpleasant messes happen, it’s very difficult … Continue reading

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Late-onset “Lactose Intolerance”

I’m starting off slow this morning.  I was up until 3am finishing up a batch of cheddar curds and pressing my parmesan.  I really have to start earlier in the day with my cheeses!  We’ll see if I get around … Continue reading

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The Healing Crisis

While I was sampling our honey spreads at Whole Foods a couple days ago, I met a nice older woman who was a little nervous about trying something new and healthy.  She had apparently been reading a lot about “cleansing” … Continue reading

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Resolutions and Our New YOGA Studio!!

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  Maybe you celebrate the Solstice instead and state your intentions for the coming year with a delicious, hot mug of wassail?  Here at Mockingbird Meadows we’re all about these quiet promises to yourself and … Continue reading

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The morning news and drug commercials

Every morning while nursing my daughter I watch the morning news to catch the day’s weather. Invariably, I see a news story or two on health “issues” and several drug commercials. Today’s news was talking about the condition of losing … Continue reading

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My “family history” with Diabetes and what I’m doing about it.

Like many people my age I can look at my family and see parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts with Type II Diabetes.  This often leads to the obvious conclusion that this is a genetic inevitability…. seemingly obvious, but happily wrong! … Continue reading

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