In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you'll meet the common sense homesteader — Laurie Neverman. She's the smart, kind, and discerning blogger behind Common Sense Homesteading. She's also a good internet friend and colleague! Her interests lie in homesteading, gardening, energy efficiency, and natural health. You're going to enjoy hearing from her.
Our visit includes a virtual tour of her family's energy star home in Wisconsin — a home that's part of a yearly solar home tour — plus information on her book Common Sense Health. Get to know Laurie and her work through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Congestion Busters
Visit Common Sense Homesteading for 6 natural ways to beat congestion. On the podcast, I talked about tip #2 — raw apple cider vinegar. There are 5 more! Click here to read Home Remedies for Congestion.
About Laurie Neverman
Laurie Neverman, author of Common Sense Health, and blogger at Common Sense Homesteading, has a BS in Math/Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. She is a wife and mother with a passion for natural healing, homesteading and gardening. She and her husband, August, homeschool their two boys. They live in rural northeast Wisconsin in a Wisconsin Green Built and Energy Star certified home. The home has an array of “green” features, including:
- Solar Water Heating and Passive Solar Design
- Insulated Concrete Form construction
- An Attached Greenhouse
- Handicap Accessibility
- Environmentally Friendly Materials
There are also some old standbys, like a root cellar and an herbal apothecary. Her health and wellness interests also include herbalism, wildcrafting, essential oils, homebrewing and live culture foods. Read more about Laurie here, or connect with her through the links below.
About Laurie's eBook, Common Sense Health
What's inside Common Sense Health eBook —
Common Sense Health E-book is organized in three sections: Detox, Diet and Physical Activities. Laurie starts with detoxing because it’s really tough to heal your body unless you get rid of whatever’s causing problems in the first place.
Detox topics include:
- Personal Care and Cleaning Products
- Pest Control Inside and Out
In the Diet section, Laurie discusses the big problems with many of our current diet trends, such as low-fat products, heavily processed foods, and GMO consumption, and steers you toward more nutrient dense, healthier options. Physical Activities includes exercise, oil pulling, deep breathing, dry brushing, cold showers, barefoot therapy and practicing gratitude. Some of the material has been covered, in part, on her blog, but the book has given her the opportunity to update and add additional information.
- Common Sense Homesteading — Laurie's blog
- Common Sense Health eBook (PDF)
- Common Sense Health eBook (Kindle)
- Common Sense Homesteading on Facebook
- Common Sense Homesteading on Pinterest (commonsenseidea)
- Common Sense Homesteading on Google+
- Common Sense Homesteading on Twitter (@CommonSenseIdea)
- More info about Laurie
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