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Pumpkin Bread

How is Thanksgiving next week already?  It just doesn’t seem right.  But, I enjoy the time that you can get fresh cranberries at the grocery store, eat your fill of everything cranberry, and have an excuse to make more pumpkin baked goods.  I will be making this bread to take to our Thanksgiving gathering.  It is also good any time of year as part of breakfast, a snack, or dessert.




Homemade Deodorant



One of the first things I remember being asked after my first nutrition response visit was, “Do you use store-bought deodorant?”  I remember thinking, “Why wouldn’t I?  What else is there to use?”  Then she informed me that my body was dealing with aluminum toxicity, and that antiperspirants tend to have some form of aluminum as one of their main ingredients.  I remember getting angry that something I’ve been using daily sometimes more than once since who knows when could possibly be one of the main reasons that I’ve been having one of my main issues since high school?!

Once the anger surpassed, I was able to listen to the recommendation that I either start making my own deodorant or buy a product that they had at the office.  Luckily, I had gotten a recipe for homemade deodorant from my sister not too long before this appointment, and I had just made a batch of it (initially for my husband to be the guinea pig for).  I wasn’t too excited about making this change.