Readers Ask: a jumble of topics

Lauren asked:

Do you eat seaweed on a regular basis?

No. Never have. And while I have heard good things about it, it’s just one of those things I haven’t gotten around to fully researching yet. Or spending money on. :-)

She also asked:

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Oh man. I’m a pretty boring person! I used to have all these crazy ideas of things to do (like skydiving) and then I got married, now have a couple of kids, and the thought worries me to death now.

And she asked:

Do you ferment any of the food you eat?

This was on my to do list over the summer and somehow it got away from me. I do truly believe that we should all be eating more fermented foods though!! I just haven’t had a lot of time to do it myself. Right now I do fermented beverages and will work on fermenting my garden goods next summer.

Molly G asked:

Are there any dietary/lifestye changes you really wish you could make but can’t right now?

Per the previous question, I really wish I could incorporate more fermented and cultured foods into our diet! Right now I have a hard enough time trying to find time to do what I do though. So I’m taking comfort in the fact that we have changed so much over the last 2 years and are already much, much healthier for it!

Colleen asked:

What are your thoughts on herbs for fertility? Such as evening primrose oil, chaste tree (vitex) or red clover?

While I believe nutrition is the first thing women should focus on (making sure they are eating a nutrient dense diet fit for their bodies) I also believe that herbs can definitely help! I love the fact that God gave us our own medicine in our backyards! I’ve recently started to look into herbology and homeopathy and am just amazed that these herbs and plants can have such strong medicinal properties! That being said, I think one also needs to research it thoroughly, because it is a natural medicine. Some herbs have side effects, others shouldn’t be consumed with other herbs, etc.

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.