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Okay Now for my subject.. I am all for natural ways of doing things and try to do as much as I can Naturally. However some times I have to fall back on Conventional ways. I think there are good in both.
I have caught a lot of flack about this. All natural, totally organic people think I am not serious.. Others that use conventional meds only and eat their processed preserved white sugar and flour foods think I am some hippie child that has lost her mind! I haven't lost it I promise....Its here some where...
About 13 years ago when the girls were little I started looking into eating healthier. We had been raised on wheat bread, raw milk when available and fresh veggies. My husband had a shock when I wouldn't buy white bread..He got over it! Well he still occasionally complains when the sandwich bread I bought has to many chunks in it.. You know things like wheat-berries?
I try to use more honey and raw sugar but its not always economical. So I try to just moderate sugar intake. I stick with unbleached flour as a rule but use oat,rye,wheat and barley flour. Just making it from scratch is beneficial as it doesn't have preservatives in it. I try to make as much as I can I know I can do more and I am working on it. I don't buy instant rice and I only use brown rice.. However I do buy Instant mash potatoes on occasion.. I know its horrible!! But I hate peeling potatoes and they are getting so expensive..
When cooking I use stainless steel, cast iron or glass.. I have done away with a lot of plastic and non stick pans. I also dont have a microwave and we decided we really dont miss it. Food taste better reheated in the oven.
I am a label reading fanatic! I don't voluntarily buy things with MSG in it. I limit the salad dressings with soy bean oil because so many things have Soy in them its no longer good for you. A little bit of Soy is okay but with all the soy based products are just to much. Soy has Phytoestrogens in it and can interfere with a kids development and has caused girls as young as 3 to start showing signs of puberty. When my girls were 9 years old the doctor said this was the new 12 years old in development!! WHAT??? No way.. Thankfully that wasn't the case for my girls. But sadly I see it in a lot of their friends. Especially ones who have a White diet as in white bread, white sugar and lots of fast/convenience food. I cant help but think that along with alot of other factors the over use of soy can play a big part in the problem of early puberty in kids.
On medicine I try to figure out a natural alternative to either add to what the doctor prescribed or some thing that will work just as well. We rarely take antibiotics so when we have to they work better. Same with the animals if I can do without antibiotics I try too. But if its something potentially life threatening then I will go ahead and use antibiotics. I think antibiotics have their place and as long as they aren't abused they work well.
What I have found is that Moderation is the key.. If you overindulge in ANYTHING be it good or bad you will have consequences! Our bodies were not meant to survive on one certain type of food for long periods of time. A little of this or that is what's good for you. Except for water! You need to drink a good amount of water...
So why is my blog named All Natural Simple Life?.... Well because its what is natural and simple for us... Of course I really wonder about the simple part...Lol
This is all based on what I have read, researched and experienced over the years. I suggest you do your own research and find what works for you!