If you float around any of the naturally minded pages on facebook, then you’ve seen that some popular name brand toothpastes have been called out for some harmful ingredients. I stopped using toothpaste a while ago for two reasons. First of all, I want to avoid fluoride wherever I can. Our water is fluoridated, and we don’t have a fluoride removing filter yet. I am trying to remineralize my teeth to heal some cavities and have stronger teeth, and fluoride hurts that process. Secondly, if I wouldn’t eat it, I don’t want it in my mouth; and toothpaste has, well, nothing I would eat. The tissue in our mouths absorbs everything that enters it, so why would I put toothpaste in my mouth, even for two minutes? It really doesn’t make sense to me.
I love a good cup of coffee. I mean, I have piled the kids in the car at 8:00 at NIGHT to get a cup of iced coffee because I was all out, and I just had to have it (because the wrong person was tired, of course). Mr Hockey works a second shift job now, so I have bedtime on my own during the week. This week, he has overtime, so he’s out until 1:30 am. I have to be up with the kids at the crack of dawn (or so it feels), to shuffle them downstairs so he can sleep. It’s ironic, because I proclaim the awesomeness of magnesium, and I’ve been increasing mine bit by bit since arriving here in Vermont, but I still need that cup of Joe. Or sometimes two.
And I am picky about my coffee. It has to be Dunkin Donuts (don’t hate, I love my Dunkin). It has to be sweetened with grade b maple syrup (now called grade a extra dark, if the changes have made their way to your area), and needs a splash of almond milk (I buy a brand that doesn’t use carageenan, until the day that I can make our own). I’ll start putting raw milk in it soon, but that’s another blog post. For now, it’s still almond milk.
I also love kombucha.
I am the mama who is over the moon in love with her family and green living.