The Importance of Soaking Nuts & Seeds

How and why to soak nuts and seeds a guide

Nuts and seeds can be a terrific nutrient-dense snack or addition to a meal, but like grains and legumes, they can also contain substances that interfere with the body's ability to absorb … [Read more...]

Is Fermented Cod Liver Oil Safe or Rancid?

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I've written in depth before about supplements I personally take, including fermented cod liver oil. If you follow many bloggers in the natural health community, you've probably seen the recent … [Read more...]

How to Create a Natural Remedies Checklist

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Each year about this time, I start preparing for the Winter months by making tinctures and elderberry syrup (you can freeze ahead) and other remedies to have on hand in case anyone gets sick. I … [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Fight Drug Resistant Head Lice

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Reports have recently surfaced about an outbreak of drug-resistant head lice in half of US states. The timing of this outbreak coincides with the start of school in many places, so experts predict … [Read more...]

Natural Remedies for Back to School | Podcast Episode 41

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School is starting again in many places... Whether we are sending our children to a traditional school or beginning school in our own schoolrooms, this time of year tends to bring with it more time … [Read more...]

Garlic Olive Oil for Ear Infection

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When it comes to powerhouse herbs and natural remedies for illness, garlic tops the list. It is naturally antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial, making it beneficial for helping the body fight … [Read more...]

Best Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles

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Our overuse of plastics has serious consequences both for our health and for our environment. The Problem of Plastic Water Bottles... What seems like a harmless plastic water bottle contains … [Read more...]

Vitamin C & Witch Hazel Facial Toner Recipe

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Finding a natural skin care routine can be tough. It often leads to strange things like washing your face with olive oil or honey or making a face mask out of yogurt. It can be hard to find natural … [Read more...]

How to Make Solar-Infused Herbal Oils

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These dog days of summer when the weather is hot, the children are restless and we all start to think about the fall are a great time to make herbal oils for winter remedies. As the name suggests, … [Read more...]