Hello there, and welcome to another exciting edition of Friday Finds!
This post is a peek into what I’m currently enjoying, including such topics as food, beauty, health, and fitness, among others.
I hope you enjoy this week’s list!
1. Flu and Cold Tonic
I subscribe to a handful of blogs, not the least of which is Dr. Ben Kim.
He always has a kind word and an interesting story, and I don’t find information like his anywhere else.
As the weather cools down and flu/cold season approaches, I plan on making his flu and cold tonic to try out on our family.
It’s a combination of various sulfur-based veggies and anti-inflammatory ingredients, and it looks like it’d pack a powerful punch against any sickness! The comments also give some insight into how others have been helped by using it, and they’re worth a read.
So, I eat a looooooot of peanut butter, and I try a lot of different brands, all in the ultimate quest for the perfect peanut butter specimen!
I was recently perusing Whole Foods, which I sometimes do, and discovered a new-to-me brand called CB’s.
Though the cost was steep, at nearly $8 for a 16-ounce jar, I decided to give it a go. Part of what drew me in was how ‘fresh’ the peanut butter looked; another part was that it’s made in small batches. The third hook was the consistency description: ‘creamunchy’.
Hello, I think I found my ultimate peanut butter soul matey!
Crunchy, while still being spreadable, and a deliciously fresh taste!
This stuff was worth my money, which elated me and my wallet. 🙂
Netflix documentaries are taking over the Goslin house, haha.
Ever since we got the popular TV and movie ‘channel’, I’ve been making my way through any and all health and food-related shows. While some are a giant frip in my face, others captivate me!
This one fell into the latter category, as it dealt with a subject very near and dear to me: Chemical sensitivity.
MCS, or multiple chemical sensitivity, (in my words) is the state of being so allergic that the smell of everything around you becomes your enemy.
Normal activities, like going to a movie or walking through the mall, become exhausting, stressful experiences because you are inundated with chemicals. From someone’s perfume or detergent to the formaldehyde in new clothes, there are chemicals everywhere!
This documentary details how some of these people live their lives (if you watch, Pilar was the closest to my personal situation).
Pilar, pictured here
A well-done, interesting watch, for sure!
My mom recently sent me this article about stevia from author and pharmacist Suzy Cohen, and I thought it was worth a mention here.
I’ve been using stevia for 10-15 years now without any issue to speak of. I’ll clarify that to say that I actually have had issues with certain brands, including the popular NuNaturals. I feel any trouble I’ve had has been due to other additives in the stevia, including the ubiquitous ‘natural flavors’, as well as other nasties like maltodextrin.
I now exclusively use this Planetary Formulas pure extract, which is simply pure stevia and water. Occasionally, I also use their stevia powder, but find the drops more convenient.
The above article is a good read, particularly if you have a ragweed allergy or are just interested in learning more about the herb.
I typically start buying the kids presents in August, as I hate the hustle and bustle of frenzied shoppers that happens post-Thanksgiving. Praise the Lord for online shopping, amiright introverts?!
Anywho, for those of you with kids in the 3-8 range (of which I have three), you might take a peek at these building blocks.
They are magnetic tiles which encourage kids to build whatever their little hearts desire!
With almost 1,200 reviews, these are clearly one of the more popular educational tools for children.
I haven’t purchased them yet, but I have plans to and figured I’d pass along the idea to those of you looking for something more stimulating than Hatchimals (what ARE those things, anyway?!).
What’s new with all of you? Thoughts on stevia, Netflix, or good Christmas gifts? Leave me a comment, I’d love to know! 🙂