IMG_1273For my second ferments of kombucha, I use containers I’ve accumulated over the years.  Mason jars, nut butter jars, and this bottle.  I got it in Florida at a fun smoothie stop on 30A, but every time I drink from it, I feel so illicit.


If you read my blog much, you know I am bazonkers over pelvic floor health.  Some really great journalism on the subject emerged this week from … wait for it … the Wall Street Journal!

Try this on for size:

But more women and health professionals are turning their attention to changes beyond weight. Pregnancy and labor cause significant strain on muscle and bone structures. Some research shows that stretched, weakened or torn muscles and misaligned bones may seem simply annoying at first, but can develop into debilitating disorders years or decades later.
“It’s a massive physical challenge” to have a baby, says Jessica McKinney, director of the Center for Pelvic and Women’s Health at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine based in Boston. Abdominal muscles lengthen significantly during pregnancy, the spine moves into an exaggerated S curve, caesarean section can leave internal scar tissue, and the hammock of muscles in the pelvis that support organs and bones, called the pelvic floor, stretches or even tears, she says.
LOVE IT.  I hope all my postpartum clients read this.  Heck, all my female clients should.
I’ve got three pumpkin recipes for you this week:
Pumpkin  Swirl Cheesecake Squares from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind 
Pumpkin Bars with Maple Frosting from Comfy Belly
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins, also from Comfy Belly
Then there’s Detoxinista with her No Bake Twix Bars.  I think these bloggers who develop these real food versions of popular candies are just as clever as can be.
Speaking of clever, Loving Our Guts shares how you can dehydrate your bone broth for storage and travel.
Want to read an utterly unique and amazing breastfeeding story?  This beautiful mama/baby dyad persisted despite an incredibly rare obstacle.  Read all three parts to the story.
Interesting stuff going on in Austin, TX regarding urban farming and city zoning ordinances.  Many thanks to my friend Ellen, The Locavore Next Door, for keeping me in the know on this.
That’s all I’ve got this week.  Hope it’s been a good one for you!
Oh yeah – I forgot!
In my post this week on the podcast discussion between Katy Bowman and Liz Wolfe, I neglected to include one really good zinger that Katy had.  So I’ll share it now:
And I’m starting to see this a lot more, too, I think in paleo and ancestral literature, where they are starting to say that the tradeoff for performance is longevity.
Good stuff, right?
Now … go have a good weekend!

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