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Monday Morning Mix-Up 3/11/2013 – Big Announcement, Tips on Going Dairy-free, Bottling Homemade Kefir Soda Pop, 142# Weight Loss, and More!

Good morning readers, here is the links I have for you today…

  • What are you planting in your garden this year? Need to know where to get organic seeds? Click here!milkface
  • Look at the crap they want to sneak into our milk now…The dairy industry has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to change their rules governing what is allowed to be put in milk and other dairy products. The industry’s main goal is to be able to add synthetic sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose (Splenda), and other such chemicals, to dairy products without having to tell the consumer.” Read more.
  • Why you may NOT need to be on the GAPS Diet from Cara. “If your baby isn’t meeting his milestones as fast as his cousin, that’s also not something to start GAPS over. If your teenager has gotten really thin this past year as he’s also grown 6 inches taller, go ahead and see if his body mass catches up. If your toddler still isn’t really talking much and he’s 2, first check to make sure he isn’t SO BUSY trying to climb everything that talking isn’t a priority in his life at the moment. If you have mild GAPS symptoms (some seasonal allergies, food sensitivities minor digestive issues) you may want to start with something low key like taking homemade milk kefir daily, which can help ‘plug’ a leaky gut with beneficial cultures. You can always look up other less time and energy intense ways you could correct health problems and then try them prior to starting GAPS. I don’t want people thinking that if anything is ever wrong with them, they absolutely have to spend 2 years on the GAPS diet.”
  • Were you keeping up on all the controversy over my posts last week on drinking alcohol while pregnant? Here is the first one where I say you *can* drink a little when pregnant, and then a follow up where I explain how my thinking changed
  • Wait’ll you guys see THIS one, one of our new VGN bloggers lost 142# (and he was featured on Huffington Post)!!!

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  • I’ll see you here later this week for Real Food Wednesday! (Did you know that participating is a great way to get more traffic to your blog OR to learn more about Real Food and get some great new recipes, too?!)

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