The Natural Ways I Prevent & Fight Sinus Infections

I’ve suffered from allergies for as long as I can remember, and where allergies go, sinus infections seem to follow. I used to get one bad sinus infection per year. But then, in my late twenties, that number sky rocketed. I was going to the doctor and prescribed heavy doses of antibiotics every three months. I was absolutely miserable for 2-3 weeks, four times a year. What a nightmare! I hated being sick, yes, but I also hated being on the antibiotics. What’s more, I was so frustrated that we kept fighting the symptoms, not the problem. I wanted to prevent the sinus infections all together!

I can’t tell you the many, many hours I’ve spent researching this subject. I’m no expert by any means, I’m just a girl, sitting in front of a lap top, asking Google to help her not get so sick.

I’ve tried so many different things, but finally, I think I’m on to something that really works to prevent and fight sinus infections, 100% naturally.  I did get very sick when I was pregnant with Bea with one doozy of a sinus infection, but that is an anomaly because in pregnancy, all bets are off. Your body throws you to the proverbial wolves in an effort to protect your baby, so when you get sick, you get really sick. But even then, that was eight months ago. EIGHT!

Based on the rate I was going, I should have had 2-3 sinus infections between then and now, but I haven’t had a single one. I’ve struggled with allergy symptoms, sure, I’ve felt the beginnings of an infection, absolutely, but I’ve fought it off with my new all natural routine, keeping myself out of the doctor’s office, off an antibiotic, and feeling so much better. Seriously. I can’t even tell you how much better I feel. It’s like I’m a new person. Continue reading “The Natural Ways I Prevent & Fight Sinus Infections”

Krazy About Kombucha: How To Make Your Own

Kombucha. The fizzy, fermented, good-for-you drink that’s fun to make and even more fun to drink. It looks like a crazy science experiment or like an extra from that old sci-fi movie, The Blob. But kombucha is SO good for you, and so easy to make. I’m on my third round of bucha brewin, so I thought I’d share a little bit about the process and how you can brew your own kombucha. Continue reading “Krazy About Kombucha: How To Make Your Own”

Thursday Things I Love: Puppies, Dates, and Baby Slippers

This Quote:

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

This Puppy

My brother and SIL bought a puppy! Josh invited me and the kids over to meet Bowie and I had so much fun watching Theo love on that little doggy. Theo loves dogs. He has this weird sixth sense about them, too. When Mike took Theo trick-or-treating this fall, Theo asked one lady (at a house he’d never been to) where her dog was. Mike said something along the lines of, “Why do you think she has a…?” before he could finish he was cut off by the appearance of – you guessed it – a dog. So weird.

Oliver does NOT like dogs. He screams. SCREAMS. So that is why he is pictured above on the couch. With a blanket. Whimpering. And, ironically, holding a doggy stuffed animal. (Kids. Sheesh.)

In the bottom left photo, Josh let Theo have the leash to take Bowie out before we left. Theo and Bowie started running and before long, the two of them were tangled together. There was lots of laughing and licking. I’m not sure who was more puppy-like: Theo or the actual puppy.  Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Puppies, Dates, and Baby Slippers”

Things I Love Right Now: Pumpkin Muffins, Norwex Veggie Wash, and Other Fun Stuff

I love sharing ideas, products, and recipes with you that I’m currently crushing on, so I thought it might be fun to write a regular “Things I Love Right Now” blog post. Maybe once a month. Maybe more. Who knows. I guess I’ll start with today’s and see how much you all care about the things I get super excited about and go from there ;-).

Enjoy! Continue reading “Things I Love Right Now: Pumpkin Muffins, Norwex Veggie Wash, and Other Fun Stuff”