Alternative Medicine

Pickled Cabbage May Be the Cure for Bird Flu

It’s being reported at, as well as many other sites, that when scientists fed an extract of kimchi (a spicy Korean lacto-fermented cabbage dish similar to sauerkraut) to 13 chickens infected with avian flu, 11 of the birds showed signs of recovery at the end of 1 week.

Home Birth of Our Eighth Child

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the birth of Rachel’s and my eighth child and fourth daughter, MacKenna Elyse. Much to the distress of some friends and family (“Isn’t that dangerous? What if something goes wrong?”), she was born at home on November 4 in a garden size tub, with the assistance of a midwife. Mother and daughter are doing extremely well.

Now, to beat you to the punch line…

No, eight isn’t enough!