Mel’s Blog

Can’t believe i have not posted on here for so long. I think i have had bloggers block! Christmas came and went and now we are into January.. where did that go? As a family we have settled into our Paleo diet. I am not as scared of it now. The children’s shock has worn off, and due to the reaction i have if i eat wheat or dairy now i have widened my diet to eat all meat. I think as a nation we are so programmed to eat wheat with every meal that its almost impossible to leave it out….

…and in the news today.

So many things in the news today that caught my eye. ‘Homoeopathy can cure Ebola’ I totally agree that this is possible, having used homoeopathy for the past 15 years, avoiding conventional medicine, I have seen for myself how fantastic it it. It just doesn’t earn these massive pharmaceutical companies huge sums. It never has done which is why, soon after it was founded by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) it was made illegal. Everything is on this planet for a reason. Don’t knock it until you have tried it! If its good enough for the royal family…. yes, thats not talked about often…

The Bruderhof Community

I was fortunate to face paint at an event in the summer where some locals from Dover were helping at the event by marshalling and running children’s activity stalls. These people live in a Bruderhof Community and on chatting to a few of them I quickly formed the believe that we can learn a lot from their way of life and beliefs. They were giving away their book called ‘Their Name is Today’ which I am so pleased I took the time to read. Having previously studied and worked with the EYFS, the national framework for children’s development I noticed…

Tapioca Flour

This week I set about finding a ‘Paleo’ flour that would make a great bread. I settled on Tapioca as the pearls make an apparent fantastic pudding (yet to be tested by the family). I then set about buying this flour online as in my recent experience many of the ingredients I want are not available in my usual health shops or sadly cost much more than I can buy them on the internet. I found that a company selling tapioca flour in 3 kilo bags was great value and I considered that it would last me a while without…

Anti-Bullying Month

November is Anti-Bullying month and the perfect time to bring up something that is really close to my heart. Bullying is something that I, along with millions of others worldwide can not abide. I don’t need to explain why people feel this way. Sadly it is something that cause’s heartache to many. Worst case senarios have seen the victims of bullying kill themselves because they can no longer see a future without the fear and pain their perpetrator brings them. Bullying goes on in all sorts of environments but It seems that institutions are where victims of bullying and their…

Stand Up To Cancer

Like many of us I watched Stand up to Cancer last night and humbling it most certainly was. I am the sort of person that try’s to appreciate every day. Even the naff ones where i am having a rotten time in my ‘day job’. I will smile and do my best to work through a tricky situation. However like many of us i sometimes sweat the small stuff and have to give myself a rain check…. but then i remind myself that its not always sensible to literally live very day as if it were my last and i…

Anyone out there?

Keep IT Kind @KeepItKindUK have just followed me on twitter. Is this a coincidence or has someone read my blog? No idea… I could be chatting to myself but hey, ill carry on talking just incase. Keep it kind say they produce a natural based range of deodorants specially designed for pre & early teens that effectively combats body odour, and are apparently available from Boots & Tesco. I don’t want the earth, just a simple product that is not all about chemicals. I think i will be checking this deodorant out asap!  

Pic of the day!

    Now three months in to our new diet I am not so new at shopping for our meals. Sadly it still surprises me how much my shopping bill has increased. I buy nothing pre prepared with the exception of the odd dark chocolate bar or carton of passata yet I can safely say my bill has gone up at least thirty per cent just because we live entirely on fresh food. Not really an incentive is it?

I do a lot of things that are considered unusual by my friends but often do them without even thinking, so when a friend made a joking reference to me yesterday about the fact that I won’t give my children anti-perspirants I thought I would put it out there. “Cancer-causing substances in antiperspirants are absorbed through razor nicks from underarm shaving. These substances are said to be deposited in the lymph nodes under the arm, which are not able to get rid of them by sweating because the antiperspirant keeps you from perspiring. This causes a high concentration of toxins,…

This is something that i have worried about as my early impression of Paleo eating seems to point to low sugar foods. However, Paleo is within reason what you choose it too be and i am keen for my family to eat plenty of fruit, especially when they love it so much. But, does our body have to ‘cope’ with the sugar and are we slowly wearing out our engine with every bit of natural sugar we eat?? I have added a link to a great site that explains our blood sugar far better than i can !… Click here for the stuff…

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