Pondering the Power of Plants and Modern Medicine

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image29465427I was at a workshop over the weekend called Medicine Cabinet Makeover and it was all about using essential oils to keep you and your family healthy. We ended up having some great discussions (as we usually do at these kinds of events!), and there was one comment made that really struck a chord with me. The comment was this:

“Isn’t it funny how we’ll take a pill from a doctor, without knowing anything about it, and not question it at all.

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Talking Sickness, Immune System and How Does That All Work Anyway?

Talking Sickness, Immune System and What the Hell Is That AnywaySomething very weird happened this week. It doesn’t happen very often, and when it does I’m always really, really surprised. So what happened? Well, I got sick (cue menacing music!).

I’ve just spent the weekend hanging out with a few billion (or so) of the wrong kind of germs, resulting in a Saturday night snuggling on the couch with the hubby watching a couple of movies and feeling a little sorry for myself. Only sorry for myself because of my cold – the snuggling bit was actually pretty wonderful and almost made being sick worth it. Read the rest of this post »

Keepin’ It Real At The Supermarket

Keepin’ It Real At The SupermarketSo pros and cons about the supermarket. Pro: you can buy whatever you want there. Con: you can buy whatever you want there.

Yes it’s true that the supermarket has added some value to our lives in the last 60 years or so, making it easier and more convenient to buy the food we need to survive. But just because something is convenient, doesn’t necessarily make it better. With the explosion of the supermarket world came the explosion of convenience foods – frozen meals in the 50s (TV dinner anyone?), dehydrated and boil-in-a-bag dinners in the 70s, crisps in the 80s and whatever it is that we call food now! Read the rest of this post »