Clean Eating Back To School Guide

CLEAN EATING BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE I'm sure I'm not the only one that suffers from the lunchbox dread, which is further complicated when trying to adhere to a special diet. I have compiled the list of linked items we've used to fill those lunchboxes below. Here is a friendly guide to navigate this: This is a Better, Not Perfect, Guide. Some items may not be organic, may have inflammatory oils, etc. I understand that many visiting this page come from different diet stages of diet changes, so I [...]

Clean Eating Back To School Guide2023-09-07T11:46:08-04:00

Homeopathy FAQ

Is there a homeopathic remedy for excess glutamate? Well, yes and no. There is a homeopathic remedy for MSG (more on that here). However, when dealing with chronic issues, homeopathy does not work like Western medicine (i.e., Depressed? Take an antidepressant. Diarrhea? Take an anti-diarrheal. In comparison, some homeopaths may use this approach. This has NOT been the approach we've used for chronic issues. I go over chronic vs. acute issues here). Homeopathy is not about suppressing individual symptoms. To help get to the root of the chronic issues (like glutamate), we've used homeopathic remedies to peel [...]

Homeopathy FAQ2023-07-01T22:28:52-04:00

Ten Questions to ask a Potential Homeopath & Why

One of the questions I often get is how to find the right homeopath. Many homeopathic practitioners worldwide offer consultations via secured video conferencing, so don’t limit yourself to your geographical area. Before setting up your first call with your potential homeopathic practitioner, I would strongly consider asking the following. Many health practitioners may also incorporate homeopathic remedies but are not trained homeopaths. Find a true homeopath to fit your health goals best. 1. What type of homeopathy do you practice? Certification? Why? There are different homeopathy types (classical homeopathy, CEASE, sequential, homeopathic drainage, homeoprophylaxis,  homeotoxiciology, etc.) [...]

Ten Questions to ask a Potential Homeopath & Why2023-06-22T20:59:28-04:00

Essential Oils We Love

While we have not been a huge essential oil family, we have found them beneficial in a supportive role. Here are a few that have made a big enough impression on us that I thought it would be helpful enough to share.  I have not researched nor adhered to any specific brand or manufacturer but have relied heavily on the more common MLM companies. It is important to note that strong scents found in essential oils (especially tea tree and peppermint), can antidote/cancel/decrease the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.  We are cautious of what we diffuse in our [...]

Essential Oils We Love2023-06-16T09:29:56-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Vitamin D

Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that depends on a healthy gut to absorb dietary fat or fatty acid oxidation disorders (this is more common in autism, and floating stools are a sign of trouble absorbing fats). While low levels of vitamin D can induce an imbalance towards excess glutamate (excitatory neurotransmitter) and low GABA (calming neurotransmitter), vitamin D can reduce excitotoxicity (excess glutamate and excitatory neurotransmitters) through modulation of the NMDA glutamate receptor. However, in my opinion, vitamin D's most important benefit is its ability to calm microglial activation. Microglial activation occurs as the [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Vitamin D2023-07-01T22:36:20-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 aka Riboflavin Vitamin B2 (aka Riboflavin) is mainly provided by diet and bacterial synthesis in the gut. It helps to offer neuroprotection from excess glutamate, inhibits glutamate signaling (release), and helps to reduce inflammatory cytokines. Inflammatory cytokines are often the primary source of increased/excess glutamate in response to underlying immune dysfunction/activation and in response to underlying infections. All B-Vitamins help to convert food into fuel and are essential in energy production. It is important to note that vitamin-B2 (Riboflavin) is needed to break down and utilize vitamin-B6, which is important in converting excitatory glutamate [...]

Lowering Glutamate | B2 (Riboflavin)2023-07-02T12:55:55-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Homeopathic Glutamate

Ultra-Low Dose and Homeopathically Prepared Glutamate While homeopathy has been used for over two hundred years, science is still catching up on how it works, and more and more studies are being released. Since excess glutamate has played such a substantial role in our personal health issues, and we have greatly benefited from homeopathy, I had to research the connection to homeopathically prepared glutamate. Homeopathy differs from conventional medicine as it is based on the concept of like cures like and does not function as suppressive medicine (temporarily suppressing symptoms); instead, it works to resolve the root of [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Homeopathic Glutamate2023-06-28T17:08:38-04:00

Insider Videos

Our Story of Hope Welcome to the Nourished Blessings Insider Community What is Homeopathy Homeopathic Potencies & Dosing Homeopathic Aggravations Homeopathic Water Dosing Intro Into Diet Implementation Tips Page Our Pantry- Low Glutamate Snacks Our Pantry- Refrigerated Items

Insider Videos2023-05-18T14:36:00-04:00

Meal Planning & Our Go-To Recipes

I know the dreaded meal planning all too well! I try to limit my grocery shopping to two days a week.  Here is how I plan for our meals during the week: I use the "Notes" section on my phone to create a running grocery list. I've made it shareable with family members so that they can add to the list. I use the "Notes" section on my phone to create a running list of meal ideas.  Most of my ideas are from following my favorite cookbook authors on Instagram.  I will then copy and paste their [...]

Meal Planning & Our Go-To Recipes2023-05-18T16:39:06-04:00

Our Story Of Hope

From nearly his conception, our son has kept us on our toes. Abnormal ultrasounds, a NICU stay, eczema, colic, constipation, sleepless nights, and all of those new parent worries were dealt with early on. Despite all of this, though, we still managed to have a precious, healthy boy meeting all his milestones and typically developing. In fact, at his 18-month checkup, he was evaluated as being developmental, "right on track," happy, engaging, pointing, and even saying, “I love you." Unfortunately, our world started crumbling shortly after this checkup, and our faith was tested. One of the [...]

Our Story Of Hope2023-04-27T17:16:20-04:00
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