An alternative to canning tomatoes

I have a small garden, and one of the main things I harvest is tomatoes. Some years, the tomatoes are out of control so I had to find a way to preserve them. I do not know how to can fruits and vegetables, and for some reason, the idea of canning intimidates me. Thankfully, my mother-in-law taught me a good way to preserve your tomatoes without canning - freezing them. It is a very simple method that even I can do! In the wintertime, I just go to my freezer and grab some dices tomatoes for my chili or spaghetti sauce.Here’s how you do it:...more

Is Black Cohosh safe to induce labor?

In the art of full disclosure, I have never been pregnant, and have no children, so I don’t personally know the feelings of pregnancy.  That being said, I did work in women’s health for a short period, and I have a ton of friends and family who have been there, done that, are doing it multiple more times, and love to talk about it! I love to chat with my friends about the trials and tribulations of their pregnancies, and I think it is such an exciting time....more

Why should I add probiotics to my diet?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that benefit the host in which they live. They can aid in digestion, and normalize the intestinal flora.  There are currently many studies being done to look at the use of probiotics in preventing the symptoms for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) as well as some other chronic diseases....more