Every December we do a big outreach - on this website, social media, e-mail, and in person - to raise money to keep our nonprofit going. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $2,500 and this year we have more ways than ever for you to enjoy being a part of the Homestead! Follow us … Continue reading Choose your gift from the Holistic Homestead!
Somewhere in the middle of your cleanse, consider taking a day to fast. Fasting can mean a lot of different things - some fast on water only, others have no intake at all, a fast can even be totally eschewing "screen time" or talking for a day. I've always been terrible at fasting. It may … Continue reading Yay! Green Smoothies!
If you haven't guessed by now, self-love, cleansing as self-care and sound preventative medicine go hand-in-hand. In addition to considering these general guidelines, and trying this daily tonic, the gentle yoga outlined below improves circulation and digestion during your spring cleanse. Pranayama This gentle "cleansing breath" is done in a comfortable, seated position. If you … Continue reading Gentle Yoga, Joyful Cleansing
Start drinking Apple Cider Vinegar! But not just any Apple Cider Vinegar will do. While there are a few reputable sources on the market, none hold a candle to Bragg's Raw & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with "The Mother" - it is highest in amino acids, potassium, and antioxidants. Since I started doing regular cleanses … Continue reading If you do just ONE thing to cleanse this Spring…
So you want to do a cleanse...but where to start? The simple answer is: Right where you are. Start by taking a quick lifestyle assessment: Do you smoke tobacco/vape/marijuana regularly? Do you drink alcohol? Do you drink caffeine? Is your added sugar intake more than 25g/day? (to put this in perspective, one 12 oz can … Continue reading Do I need to cleanse? Take this quiz to find out
Some of us are familiar with the "cleanse-in-a-box" that you see at heath food stores. Often, these pre-fab, one-size-fits-all cleanses are marketed to help with specific ailments - candida, parasites, liver/gallbladder, etc. and are fairly pricey. This approach, however, does not make sense for everyone wishing to improve their health. Treating self-diagnosed problems, without the … Continue reading Online Spring Cleanse: How does it work?
I have never been really great at cleansing...if I last 3 days without coffee, it's a miracle. Also, cleansing tends to dig out the toxins that are stored deep in the nooks and crannies of the body, and when those toxins are all circulating at once and trying to get out, I usually feel sick. … Continue reading 2 days left to register for Spring Into Health! Spring Cleanse 2017
When you think about "Spring Cleansing" what typically comes to mind is a harsh dietary regimen of green smoothies, fiber drinks, sour vinegar, and some kind of strange concoction with cayenne pepper and lemon juice. But here at the Homestead, holistic cleansing integrates our emotional well-being, the clarity of our spiritual presence, as well as … Continue reading Cleansing is more than green smoothies…
Spring is here! Are you cleansing? Our bodies naturally accumulate toxins and waste by-products during the slow, and sedentary winter months. Now is the time to give your body a fresh start on the year by cleaning out the nooks and cranny's with a good cleanse. We just opened registration for Spring into Health! Spring … Continue reading Clean Livin’ for your Spring Cleanse
"Do you just walk by? Or do you stop to help?" Image from The Mesh Warrior Foundation Nearly every country in the world has a Good Samaritan policy: the civic duty to help someone in need - whether it be an injured hiker, a lost child, or several injured persons at the scene of a … Continue reading How to be a Good Samaritan
On March 1st, 2017, our small-town doc lost his Medicaid contract. He was given a few days notice (over a weekend), and his patients are still reeling from having the rug pulled out from under them. I should know, because he's my doctor, too. (Read the story here.) The Columbine Family Health Clinic was given … Continue reading Taking back our health care