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DI-Y-Not?

December 11, 2016 Amy Wills

DI-Y-Not?

After seeing the creation I’m about to share, a dear friend of mine asked if I had anything “store bought.”  Perhaps I’m DIY crazy these days, crazy like a fox.  I’ve shared my obsession with turmeric and diatomaceous earth, and when you add in MSM, you get my favorite trifecta! It’s the same blend that’s in Joint Jerky, which I started making because my elderly Yorkie, who already had cruciate ligament surgery, refused to take her supplements. Turns out she likes them much better when blended with chicken and veggies.  Smart girl! OK, back to it.  So, to review previous...


Turmeric the Super Spice

November 21, 2016 Amy Wills

Turmeric the Super Spice

Turmeric has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years.  Its signature orange adds a pop of color and flavor to any dish, but it does so much more inside the body.  So much, in fact, my dogs and I eat it every single day.  Here’s the skinny on orange power.  Nature’s Painkiller - Studies have shown turmeric to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, more effective at reducing pain than NSAID pain relievers. Some studies even suggested it’s as effective as opioids, all without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.  Here’s what the Arthritis Foundation has to say about turmeric....


My Love Affair with Diatomaceous Earth

November 07, 2016 Amy Wills

My Love Affair with Diatomaceous Earth

Several years ago my dogs contracted a flea outbreak.  I'm not big on chemicals, so someone suggested I try diatomaceous earth to kill the little buggers. To my delight, it worked.  I was sold.  A few months later I was talking to a gentleman who was recounting his years of knee problems.  His doctor was pushing replacement, but instead he went on a regimen of MSM and diatomaceous earth, and it completely eliminated his pain and inflammation.  Surgery was no longer on the table.  Say what?!  Needless to say, I started digging for info. Diatomaceous earth is actually a fossilized...