Ingredients for Healthy Living

I'm a crunchy mama living in a chewy kind of world. Committed to holistic health and nutrition, I aim to share my insights about flower essences, homeopathy and gluten-free diets, to name a few of the alternative approaches that this green mom has used to get healthy and keep her family healthy.

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  • A gluten-free mom with a gluten-free son reflects on hosting wheat-loving guests and not getting uptight.

    Thanksgiving Chez Moi - B.Y.O.Bread

    A gluten-free mom with a gluten-free son reflects on hosting wheat-loving guests and not getting uptight. Published 3:49 p.m. November 27, 2009 - Comments

     
  • Michelle Obama may smile about garden burgers, whole wheat buns, and low-fat milk, but I get a headache just by reading the ingredient lists.

    Redefining "Healthy" School Lunch

    Michelle Obama may smile about garden burgers, whole wheat buns, and low-fat milk, but I get a headache just by reading the ingredient lists. Published 10:53 a.m. November 21, 2009 - Comments

     
  • I'm no expert, but the people who are make compelling arguments against pasteurized milk.

    Making a Case for Raw Milk

    I'm no expert, but the people who are make compelling arguments against pasteurized milk. Published 5:56 p.m. November 14, 2009 - Comments

     
  • Mom gets food-religion at packed screening of a new movie that shows what sustainable farming looks like.

    Heavier Than Air: Screening of FRESH Inspires

    Mom gets food-religion at packed screening of a new movie that shows what sustainable farming looks like. Published 7:46 p.m. November 11, 2009 - Comments

     
  • My Kind of Nutrition (or Healthy Eating 101)

    A primer for healthcare workers or anyone else who thinks I'm crazy for avoiding carbs and embracing fats. Published 12:13 p.m. November 7, 2009 - Comments

     
  • One child's Halloween costume gives this mom the creeps.

    If You Give a Kid a Gun...

    One child's Halloween costume gives this mom the creeps. Published 8:52 p.m. November 4, 2009 - Comments

     
  • The Kind of Health Coverage I Want

    When I got sick, insurance didn't cover much of what got me well. Does that mean my healing didn't count? Published 12:56 p.m. November 1, 2009 - Comments

     
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Jessica Claire Haney

Jessica Claire Haney

 

This holistic mom dreams of a day when all kids -- and adults -- eat foods with only recognizable ingredients. Paying attention is not an option for me; it's a necessity.

A few years ago, my body started breaking down and ...

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This holistic mom dreams of a day when all kids -- and adults -- eat foods with only recognizable ingredients. Paying attention is not an option for me; it's a necessity.

A few years ago, my body started breaking down and let me know I wasn’t like all those other Jessicas who were still in their twenties. I began making the rounds of alternative health practitioners and nutritionists to deal with stomach problems, thyroid problems, chronic grumpiness, and infertility, issues that my doctors weren't addressing with any success. With a lot of help and a bunch of lifestyle changes, I managed to work my way back to healthy and happy. And pregnant!

Now a full-on convert to natural family living and a mom to a three-year-old, I’m on a mission to share my insights -- and my persistent questions -- about nutrition and holistic health with other moms and with anyone else looking for something that will work and feel good when other stuff doesn’t. As a leader of a local chapter of Holistic Moms Network, I've tried to build a community that supports other parents in making healthy decisions for their families.

My writing has appeared in parenting publications and poetry journals. I blog about life on the alternative/mainstream divide at Crunchy-Chewy Mama, and I'm a contributor for DC Metro Moms.

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