Category: Natural Health

Benefits of Raw Milk

My family has been drinking raw milk for about 12 years. As with many people, my interest in raw milk began growing after reading Sally Fallon’s book, “Nourishing Traditions”.   However, it wasn’t until after reading Jordan Rubin’s book, “The Makers Diet” that I was convinced I needed to find a source for my family.   We found a local farmer who had goat’s milk and began making our weekly pick up.  Raw milk sales were legal in New Mexico and so finding a source was not too difficult. About a year after starting our weekly milk pick up, the owner of...

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Switching to Reusable Feminine Pads

Advert your eyes men, this post is not for you. Ladies, do you hate creating so much waste every 28 days? All our lives, we’ve been brought up to believe that these disposable pads are what we have to use for our periods but that’s not the case! There is an eco-friendly reusable option! Cloth pads! Now I know what you are thinking, there’s a little bit of a gross factor but it’s really not that gross. I mean, if you’re underwear gets stained during that time of the month, you don’t throw those out do you? Cloth pads...

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Why You Should Switch to a Menstrual Cup

Men, it’s time to ignore this post. It’s full of girl talk and detailed enough that even the girls may think is a bit TMI. We, women have a wonderful life. Once a month we get to deal with this unpleasant little event that we call our period. It’s annoying to say the least. You have to make sure you have all your feminine products stocked up, run to the store if you are out, and then there’s the fact that those feminine products can contain some not so nice ingredients. Take tampons for instance… Did you know that...

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Benefits of Gelatin

Gelatin… the stuff that jello is made of. Of course, jello is hardly natural if you are thinking about that bright red, full of sugar stuff. Don’t let that fool you into thinking gelatin isn’t good for you though! Gelatin without the sugars and dyes is actually quite beneficial. What IS Gelatin If you are a vegetarian or vegan then odds are you will not like gelatin. It is an animal product through and through. Gelatin is a flavorless, colorless product which is made from the collagen of animal; namely their skin, connective tissue, and bones. Not a pretty...

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Natural Family Planning During the Postpartum Stage

Did you know you can still practice Natural Family Planning during the postpartum stage? Doctors and veteran mothers everywhere will try to tell you otherwise but it is possible to use NFP while breastfeeding and even before your cycle has returned. If you are practicing Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) then you can usually use breastfeeding as birth control until about 6 months postpartum. LAM is actually 98-99.5% effective so long as you follow all of the rules. Check out my post on breastfeeding as effective birth control, if you are interested to know more about the details of LAM.If...

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What’s Hiding in Your Feminine Products?

 Alright ladies, let’s have a little chat. Men, you may now skip this post and move on to something else. Once a month, we women are use products that come in contact with us very closely. You know what I’m talking about; pads and tampons. With a product coming so close to us, I would imagine we would be concerned about what that product is made out of. Now if you are like I was, you really thought about what is in pads or tampons. It’s never even bothered to cross your mind and if you do give it...

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Crunchy Cheats: Toothbrushes

 Crunchy Cheats is an ongoing series on The Pistachio Project that will basically supply you with suggestions of better products that you can easily buy. Some of these will be products that you can buy if you are not ready to dive all the way into crunchiness and make everything yourself but some of the Crunchy Cheats will be lists of safer brands to chose from when buying products (that you couldn’t possibly make.) Today’s Crunchy Cheat is toothbrushes We all know that we need to take care of our teeth but how many of us think about the...

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