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What is Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut Have you heard the term leaky gut?  Are you wondering what on earth it means? Well, it actually means pretty much what it sounds like.  Kinda gross, huh? Basically, it’s the root cause of nearly every modern, chronic, inflammatory disease. The Gut Wall Just as a[…]

DIY Italian Sausage Seasoning

Butchering Day Each year I look forward to butchering day with both anticipation and dread. We always do our very best to extend our prized Italian sausage until the next year’s butchering, but it’s not easy.  Around here, we LOVE sausage and we tend to eat it all up[…]

DIY Taco Seasoning

Taco Night It’s the second best night of the week, at least at our house. Second only to Pizza Night, of course.  It seems to me that most families have tacos on the menu frequently, if not weekly.  And why not?  It’s quick, easy, and pleases the whole[…]

DIY Seasoning Mix

We spend Wednesday afternoons with Grandma nearly every week, and often stop to play for the morning with friends on the way.  It was just such a Wednesday morning when my dear friend Julie invited us to stay for lunch.  She had extra eggs and some avocado… and for[…]

Common Homeschool Questions

Have you ever wished that you could take a peek inside the lives of a variety of homeschooling families?  Well, today’s your lucky day!  Kandace, from the Schoolin’ Reyes has rounded up a diverse group of homeschooling mamas to answers 5 of the most common homeschooling questions… including[…]

real food on a budget

So you’re convinced.  You know that regular grocery store meat is produced under devastating conditions.  You know that it’s toxic.  And in contrast, you know that high quality animal protein is one of the best ways to nourish your family with superior nutrition. Off you go to the local[…]

High Quality Protein from Sustainable Sources

Choosing high quality protein from sustainable sources can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many labels:  “Grass-fed,” “100% Grass-Fed,” “100% All Natural,” “Organic,”  “Free Range”…  Which labels matter?  Are they all the same?  Maybe you’re not even convinced it’s worth the extra cost and hassle.  Join me[…]

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Saturated Fat & Cholesterol

Life without Saturated Fat & Cholesterol There was a time in my life when I counted calories, chose skim milk in my lattes, the low-fat box of crackers, and the highest fiber cereal.  As far as was within my control,  I completely avoided those two notorious villains.  You know who I[…]

traditional foods

Why Traditional Foods? “Recent studies show the benefits of soy…” “Tips for how to avoid cholesterol…” “Enjoy low-calorie snacks, like non-fat yogurt…” I often hear these kinds of recommendations on the local radio station, in the magazines at the dentist’s office,  or on fliers at the local library… And[…]

home business

When you sign up as a wholesale member with Young Living, there is absolutely no obligation to start an essential oils business! NONE! WHATSOEVER! But, if you’d like to earn extra income sharing oils with others.. GO FOR IT!  The sky’s the limit! So many families have found[…]

Essential Oils Starter Kit

The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the most cost-effective way to begin using a variety of the highest quality essential oils and qualifies you to purchase your essential oils at wholesale prices. As soon as your kit arrives you’ll have everything you need to begin using essential[…]

Essential Oils Safety

Making Sense of Essential Oils Safety Guidelines When I first started using essential oils I was totally confused by the vague and often conflicting essential oils safety guidelines.  All the dilution charts and safety warnings were overwhelming to say the least.  Naturally, because of this my oils stayed mostly[…]

Young Living Essential Oils

Why I Choose Young Living Essential Oils for My Family Not all essential oils are created equal!  In fact, the essential oils market is almost completely unregulated.  Because of this, essential oils are commonly tainted, diluted, or otherwise compromised.  Words like ‘Pure’ on the label are meaningless unless[…]

Heal Leaky Gut

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to read Part 1 and Part 2  of Our Eczema Story. Otherwise, welcome to our happy homestead ending!  Today I’ll fill you in on what we did to reverse our 30+ food sensitivities and how you too can enjoy your favorite foods[…]

Heal Eczema

If you haven’t already, you can read Part 1 of Our Eczema Story here. Otherwise, pour yourself a cup of tea and join me right here in the middle of My Disaster So, where were we? Oh yes, I remember. Three tiny kids absolutely covered in itchy, painful,[…]

Lilac

Have you ever opened an orange and felt instantly invigorated?  Maybe you’ve stopped to inhale the soothing scent of a lilac bush in full bloom.  Then you’ve already experienced essential oils!  And while essential oils can have a powerful effect on your mood (who doesn’t need that?!)  they[…]

Essential Oils

If you’ve had a chance to take a peek around the blog you are probably already aware that we are pretty focused on health and wellness here at Wildflower Wood.  We have spent the past 8 years transforming the health of our family through diet and lifestyle changes. […]

food sensitivities

The terms ‘food allergy’, ‘food sensitivity’, and ‘food intolerance’ are often used interchangeably, but while they each describe an adverse reaction to food, they are actually three very different conditions. Many people are becoming more familiar with these terms as these conditions have seen a dramatic increase in recent years,[…]

eczema

  The Rash That Would Not Heal Just like any other first-time parents, we did everything we could to keep our little one safe and healthy.   We breastfed, used lots of hand sanitizer, gave her sticky rice cereal and pureed carrots.  So naturally, when she came down with her first[…]