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Toxins and Terrain

When someone starts to talk about detoxification or cleansing, I often find myself st[r]uck with a question: “What do you mean when you use that word, toxins?” (With echoes of that movie line – you know the one – in the back of my mind.)


What to Do When You’ve Been Glutened

Even the most assiduous label-readers among us sometimes miss “barley malt” buried in an ingredients list, or trust the word of a well-meaning friend who’s sure there’s no wheat in the soup . . . only to find out later that there was spelt, or rye, or whatever. Maybe all you saw was “gluten-free” on the label, and didn’t realize that box o’ dinner still had some dairy. Maybe you don’t notice until later that evening, or the next day, when your guts start to revolt and your long-lost migraines make an unwelcome return visit.

Here’s what to do when you’ve unintentionally consumed gluten, dairy, or another allergen:


First Aid Kits For Everyone!

my three first aid kits and our kitten, glory.

my three first aid kits and our kitten, glory.

Why should you carry a first aid kit? Think about the places you go every day – the grocery store, a restaurant, the subway, a kids’ soccer game: if something happened, do you know where to find a first aid kit? If you did find one, would you know how to use it? Would it have what you need?

It doesn’t have to be a full-on disaster scenario to need a first aid kit: a reasonably minor subway accident, for example, will still have injuries. Anyone can step off the curb wrong and twist their ankle, or kids running around can scrape knees. If you carry your own kit, you always know that you have what you need!


You’re a Trainwreck.

photo credit: the HeirLoom Project

photo credit: the HeirLoom Project

Hi. My name is Katja. I’m a total Trainwreck.

Hi, Katja…


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