You may have seen by now that I have a passion for sharing and educating. I can’t help it… and at times I am unapologetic about my passion. I love sustainable wellness and sustainable living… the methods, the practice, the fact that it is available to everyone who is willing to work for it. I don’t think I would be this way if I hadn’t spent 25+ years in the trenches of the pharmaceutical industry, and seen the carnage that results from loosely prescribing ‘bandaid medication’ instead of getting to the root of what is actually malfunctioning and working to correct what has gone awry holistically. Don’t get me wrong (I feel like a broken record player saying this), there is a time and a place for medications, but why is the consumption of 80% of ALL medications worldwide occurring in the United States by Americans? We’ve been suckered into thinking that a little pill will solve everything. Continue reading “Say What? The Role the FDA & FTC Play”
Good morning. Last week was a rough week…. lots of sunsets in my world. It began by my trip to east Texas to help my mom pack up and prepare to move back to our home state of Wyoming. Lots of emotions in that task alone…….
My dad died in December 2013, and so this was the final hurrah of going thru his remaining belongings, military honors (USNA graduate 1960), Continue reading “Sunset”
First fruits (okay, vegetables) of gardening this year!
I’m not sure why so many people think asparagus is hard to grow. It isn’t. Maybe it’s because it can be so dang expensive in the grocery store that people just assume it must be hard. Or maybe it’s the patience factor….. Continue reading “Asparagus! It’s what’s for dinner….”
Good morning friends! You know I’m about all things wellness oriented by now…. our farm is run as organically as possible, and that includes what we use on ALL of our animals. I am not teaching this online class tonight, but I have friends who are. This is an open class, so all you have to do is put in a request to be added to the class and there ya go… you’re in!
If you’d like to protect your pup in a healthier fashion, sign up, and then take notes on what’s best for your best friend. Cancer and AutoImmune disorders are on the rise within the dog population just as they are in humans…. no surprise. They tend to be exposed to even worse stuff than we expose ourselves to. Learn how to ditch toxins and switch to natural options. And remember, just like in us, all positive health changes begin in the gut…. not just in humans, but with dogs too. Ol’ Roy and Alpo are both junk food doggie style!
I’ll be sitting in on this class tonight too. Hope to see ya’ll there!
Please FB message Melissa Eaton @ https://www.facebook.com/msalgadoeaton and she will get you added to the class invite list.
(PS: please message me if for some reason this link doesn’t allow you access and I’ll talk to those in charge and get you in!)
Earlier this week I made a comment in a gardening post, and I wanted to expand on that a little more. The comment made was in regards to the purity of our gardening bounty and how important it is to know both your source and how your food (ie: the plants or animals) is cared for from seed (or birth) to the farm table.
As you might have guessed by now, I am an advocate of following this principle in all aspects of life.
Knowing your source……whether that be your: Continue reading “Purity Matters…. and so do Toxins”
I think gardeners must suffer a worse case of spring fever than the average Joe, and North Texas weather only plays with our emotions making the situation even worse. We have beautiful days followed by cold snaps frequently with little or no warning. It’s a dance of self control and roulette with the Farmer’s Almanac officiating.
We have no kids of our own, so the farm and garden are managed by us alone. If you live on a farm, you know that the chore list is never ending. Gardening season kicks that list up a notch or two. This season we are trying something new. Have you heard of WOOFing? Continue reading “WOOF(er) Pups”
In early winter I start itching to get my paws on the latest edition of The Whole Seed Catalog. It’s crack for the organic gardener. Truly. I’m not sure how many times I thumb thru the catalog highlighting, circling, and dogear-ing pages before I make my final selections. I feel like Imelda Marcos in a shoe store. Rareseeds.com is my ‘go to’ source for seeds simply because I trust them and I respect their ethical stance on heirloom seed preservation. Their seeds aren’t just heirloom, they are also organic. Continue reading “Gardener’s Crack”
Sustainable Wellness Practices. Sustainability defined by Websters: “able to be maintained at a certain rate or level”.
My career path (pharmacy) has placed me in a ringside seat of wellness gone south. Approximately 116 Million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Standard western medicine gives answers to chronic pain that are NOT sustainable solutions. There is not one Opioid or NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory) or other pain reliever that provides a sustainable answer to a long term problem. Long term use of any of them will inevitably lead to a body system dysfunction. Continue reading “Walking Above the Line….. Sustainably”
Ya’ll have a great weekend! It’s been 80+ degrees here this week…. cray cray weather, even for north Texas in February. It’s been a record breaking warm winter and I’m sure hoping there isn’t one more freeze…. my fruit trees are starting to bloom! #oilyfarmsquirrel #prayingmakeslifebetter #henrithesquirrel