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Forum: Women's Health   11-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By jiva
Hmm.  I'm an herbalist and drank nettle straight...

Hmm.  I'm an herbalist and drank nettle straight through all of my pregnancies and nursing years.  But I also drank it for years before (and continue too).  It is cleansing, but more so to the lymph...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-30-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By jiva
I just made this... ...

I just made this...
 http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/30142AD.html?noImages=
...for my 3 year-old.  It was super quick and easy (although I had to shorten the arms a bit for my small little...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-14-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By jiva
Thank you.  I think I'll start with your idea to...

Thank you.  I think I'll start with your idea to knit a size smaller...but the ottobre pattern was really cute.  I hope this works! :)
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-14-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By jiva
You know the story...on a whim I bought 2 balls...

You know the story...on a whim I bought 2 balls of beautiful chunky handspun wool that my lys had on clearance, thinking they'd make a pretty and quick soaker pant for my dd.  But I can't find a...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   11-06-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By jiva
We have and as usual, he was great. (I started...

We have and as usual, he was great. (I started seeing him as a teen and 12 years and three kids later, we still use him despite living near Macon...he's quite helpful long-distance...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-04-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By jiva
In Macon, there's Jim Denney on Vineville....

In Macon, there's Jim Denney on Vineville. www.nutritionalconsultants.com (http://www.nutritionalconsultants.com) He uses homeopathics, among other things, but isn't strictly a homeopath. In Roswell...
Forum: Women's Health   11-07-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,971
Posted By jiva
Strange about the your stomach acids not fully...

Strange about the your stomach acids not fully digesting them...that's a little disturbing!
I just assumed that even though there's not a ton of vitamin fortification on them, they probably use...
Forum: Women's Health   11-06-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,971
Posted By jiva
As a baby/toddler, my oldest would have the...

As a baby/toddler, my oldest would have the ickiest-smelling/looking poop after eating cheerios...and at the time they were a generic version of the plain ones. My second didn't eat as many but I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-22-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By jiva
The weather cooled off a bit here and my...

The weather cooled off a bit here and my sourdough contracted mold...I nearly cried when I tossed it out. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
So now I'm on the rebound...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By jiva
Forgot to say, if you keep them in the fridge...

Forgot to say, if you keep them in the fridge then they'll have the texture of the bought kind...at room temp, they get a little softer (but I'm in Georgia, so it may not be an issue in cooler...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-30-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By jiva
Yep, that link is pretty much like the recipe I...

Yep, that link is pretty much like the recipe I use (from The Ultimate Candy Book by Bruce Weinstein)...except that "mine" uses 1/2 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. vanilla but the rest is the same. And I press...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By jiva
Ooo yay! Does this mean I can sub out the corn...

Ooo yay! Does this mean I can sub out the corn syrup in my candy corn recipe for agave? Any ideas???
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Forum: Vaccinations   09-24-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 20,286
Posted By jiva
So this whole issue has been driving me mad...

So this whole issue has been driving me mad since the spring and now that so many have had and (gasp!) lived through H1N1...how on earth are more health professionals not upset about pushing LIVE...
Forum: Women's Health   09-14-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By jiva
I had irregular heartbeats, tightness in my...

I had irregular heartbeats, tightness in my chest, pounding heart, anxiety attacks, etc. while pg with dd...it was from a super low iron level. I took oodles of iron and the symptoms were gone in 2...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-14-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
Posted By jiva
Look into homeopathic arnica and thuja...arnica...

Look into homeopathic arnica and thuja...arnica for the physical trauma on the body and thuja to clear it out.
Forum: Dental   09-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By jiva
Anyone have any experience with...

Anyone have any experience with www.calciumtherapy.com's (http:) products? I want to try the calcium chips and maybe a brush for dh in addition to diet.
Any ideas?
Thanks!
Forum: Women's Health   08-26-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By jiva
http://www.sigg.com/news-media/news/...out-our-li...

http://www.sigg.com/news-media/news/...out-our-liners (http://www.sigg.com/news-media/news/news-detail/ceo-letters-about-our-liners)
Ugh...we have four of these including one for my son with a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By jiva
Thank you! Is Pomona's pectin something I can...

Thank you! Is Pomona's pectin something I can find at an area store or is it found online?
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By jiva
I made this recipe a few weeks ago and it is so...

I made this recipe a few weeks ago and it is so good! You can just leave out the instant coffee. I did. They were quite rich and not beany at all....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-23-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By jiva
So I want to make some hawthorn berry and...

So I want to make some hawthorn berry and rosehip conserve but I don't have access to fresh...I would be using the dried berries. How would I can this? Is it doable?
I may just freeze it but I...
Forum: Allergies   08-16-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,348
Posted By jiva
Ok. Ds2 has a mild hypospadia, and dd (my 3rd...

Ok. Ds2 has a mild hypospadia, and dd (my 3rd born) has a mild butt dimple. Ds1 has no known mid-line defects, but was just diagnosed (via Asyra) with a mild gluten sensitivity (which a year ago he...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-09-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By jiva
How do you can pumpkin puree? The Ball book...

How do you can pumpkin puree? The Ball book doesn't mention it. I'd rather not freeze it due to lack of freezer space. Has anyone done this before? I have a water bath canner, but my mom has a...
Forum: Allergies   08-09-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By jiva
I bought some of the Namaste gluten-free flour...

I bought some of the Namaste gluten-free flour blend...I've used it only in recipes that are already gluten-free and it seems to work pretty well. My question is, can I replace wheat flour in my old...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-03-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By jiva
WuWei...tmi, but my entire family has butt...

WuWei...tmi, but my entire family has butt dimples! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif I didn't realize that was on par with midline defects. Ds2, who has the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-02-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By jiva
No crunchy mama, you were not coming across curt...

No crunchy mama, you were not coming across curt or rude. I really do appreciate everyone's imput.
Yep, I know his symptoms were related to gluten...he's back to his normal self after 3 weeks on...
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