About Ayurveda

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.

MilkIN Cookies! {Recipe} (AKA Lactation Cookies – with Vegan Option)

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.

milkin lacation cookies vegan 400x400 MilkIN Cookies! {Recipe} (AKA Lactation Cookies   with Vegan Option)

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

Baby Registry Must-Haves {Part 1}

If you can believe it, my sweet baby boy Kurt turned 3 months old (13 weeks) last Friday!

kurt 300x400 Baby Registry Must Haves {Part 1}

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 Baby Registry Must Haves {Part 1}

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