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Mmmm….Pie!

Custard Pie

You may not know this, but I love pie.  So this month's Foodie theme spoke to me. Enjoy! Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity. … [Read More...]

Study Questions: Is Breast Still Best?

Breast Still Best? | @VeggieConverter

A recent study garnered a bit of attention lately in healthy living circles by saying the breast may not be as superior as we once thought. Myriad prior studies proclaim breastfeeding and breast milk to be superior to formula when it's possible for the baby. Yet according to new research published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, breastfed babies may not have the long term health advantages that have been claimed. So, how do this researchers discount all those prior … [Read More...]

Living with Thyroid-Triggered Depression

Living with Thyroid-Triggered Depression | @VeggieConverter

I'm 36 years old and, for most of the past 16 or so years I thought I had an anxiety disorder or suffered from regular bouts of depression for no reason. If, as a college student, I had understood the ramifications of my thyroid beginning to fail, my life would probably be much different. Depression is an illness very few people understand. Bosses, professors, friends and even family misunderstand the symptoms of your disease. No, I'm not lazy. Yes, I do want to do my job. But, today, I just … [Read More...]

How NOT to Use Olive Oil

How NOT to Use Olive Oil | @VeggieConverter

Olive oil is delicious and healthy when used in many ways---from flavoring your salad greens to preventing wrinkles on your face. It's full of natural antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, flaconoids and polyphenols. But, unfortunately olive oil has a bad side, too. Lately it's gotten a bad reputation as being scam-worthy, meaning you need to know whether your olive oil is fake. It's also been made clear to me in recent years that you just shouldn't cook with olive oil at high temperatures. … [Read More...]

Homemade Deodorant Stick Plus 5 Bonus Deodorant Recipes!

Homemade Deodorant Stick | @VeggieConverter diybeauty essentialoils

Store-bought deodorant is full of all kinds of icky chemicals. But some of the homemade or all-natural stuff just doesn't work for me. I've finally found one that works great. It's made from cornstarch, baking soda and coconut oil with a bit of essential oil mixed in. I absolutely love the citrus-cinnamon smell of the Christmas Spirit oil, but Purification works great for odor elimination, so choose what you like! I'm planning to make my husband some manly deodorant with the Citrus blend … [Read More...]