Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Buckwheat Flour - 50% off!!!

About a month ago, my little family all came down with viral pharyngitis (not fun with a two and one year old). My girls got better in a reasonable time frame after they initally caught it, but I haven't been able to shake it.  This has resulted in my girls catching it again. *UGH!* So we all have ulcers in our throats, runny noses and cranky attitudes. 

Anyway, before the pharyngitis epidemic hit our house, I made an exciting discovery while trying to trim our grocery bill a little.  Since we eat a significant amount of buckwheat flour, I thought try to buy it in bulk somewhere. Surely I could find it cheaper than at Whole Foods where this tiny 32 oz bag of buckwheat flour cost me $4.79, or $2.39/lb.

 I'm quite happy to report I was right and found a 25 lb bag of organic buckwheat flour here for $30.38. 

The deal got even sweeter when I noticed this product was eligible for Subscribe and Save, which knocked the price down to $25.82, or $1.03/lb!! AND, I got free shipping!! I contacted the company to make sure no wheat flour had been mixed in and they assured me it was pure buckwheat flour.  I ordered it and have been extremely pleased.  There is a slight difference in the texture, which has not affected the quality of the food I prepare.  And, for 50% savings, I'm willing to put up with it *smile.*

If you try it, let me know what you think! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yeast Infection Advisor - A Wealth of Information

Yesterday, I stumbled across Yeast Infection Advisor, an excellent website containing TONS of information regarding Candida and how to fight it. I highly recommend checking it out.  The author sites numerous medical references to back up his articles. 

Up until recently, I wasn't convinced of how serious Candida can become if unchecked and untreated.  However, through more research and talks with others who have, or have had Candida, I've realized this condition can become life threatening. It is highly beneficial to have a clear understanding of what is happening in the body.  This article on leaky gut syndrome painted a shocking mental picture of what goes on in the body when I eat "foods" that are heavy in starch, sugar and chemicals. 

Anyway, don't take my word for it.  Go check out the website and see what you think!