I have been meaning to write this post for ages, but wasn’t spurred to write it until I got a pretty cool infographic about the “Yogic Diet” that I thought would be good to share – it’s at the bottom of the post.
It’s probably obvious that I like to learn about alternative forms of medicine – macrobiotics, ayurveda, massage, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, etc… I certainly don’t have anything against Western medicine – if that’s the right way to go and will be most effective – but I think it’s always worth exploring less invasive options. Sometimes a bad health symptom you might be experiencing can be mitigated or even cured by a simple lifestyle change. And isn’t a simple change better than taking a drug or undergoing a procedure? I think so.
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I made these lactation cookies to promote milk production for breastfeeding. They’re yummy! My supply is actually an oversupply. I ate these in the days leading up to giving birth as well as after Kurt was born. Perhaps they had something to do with the abundance of milk I came into.
I came up with the recipe based on a few that I looked at online. It seems like the key ingredients for milk production are probably:
- Brewer’s yeast (can not use any other kind of yeast – not nutritional yeast or other)
- Ground flaxseed (also helpful for treating PCOS)
- Oats and wheat germ (fiber is supposed to be good for milk supply)
- Organic Butter (healthy animal fat)
It’s very easy to veganize this recipe; instructions for both regular and vegan are below.
Ingredients (with vegan option)
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
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If you can believe it, my sweet baby boy Kurt turned 3 months old (13 weeks) last Friday!
We are pretty sure he is over 20 pounds. What a bruiser. And yes, he does always have that smile on his face. He is honestly the perfect baby – never cries and always makes me laugh.
There are a lot of items that people will tell you that you have to have for a baby. Well, turns out – you don’t actually need much. Here are the items from our registry (or that we just bought ourselves) that we actually use.
1) Arm’s Reach Cosleeper: Arm’s Reach Concepts Mini Convertible Arc Co-Sleeper Bedside Bassinet, Cocoa/Natural
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