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Magnesium for Overall Good Health

By Larraine Roulston: When it comes to supplements, iron, calcium, and vitamins C and D are the nutrients that readily come to mind for most of us. However, keeping magnesium, an essential mineral for overall well-being, on your list of dietary needs is just as critical. The intake of magnesium is …

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Veggie Burger Recipes

By Kim Robson: When faced with limited vegetarian options in restaurants, I can almost always fall back on a veggie burger. The frozen patties are usually from MorningStar Farms, and they’re okay in a pinch. Sometimes even the meat eaters like veggie patties for a change of pace and a …

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Things I Have Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste

By Fredrica Syren: Since going zero waste and learning to live a simpler life, my family and I have been enjoying the many benefits. Most important among these are reducing our environmental impact on the world, having more time, and experiencing better health. An extra bonus to our zero waste …

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Thank You, Antibiotics, for Cheap Meat…and Superbugs

By Fredrica Syren: In a world where consumers want more for less money, it’s no wonder that businesses and producers feel that the way to make more money is by taking short cuts. The meat, egg, chicken and fish industries are no different: in their quest to produce more volume …

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The Miracles of Apple Cider Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: Life extension specialist Paul C. Bragg and his family are among America’s health crusaders for natural apple cider vinegar (ACV). Their books and bottled ACV have helped millions by enhancing growth, health and offering a key to longevity. For example, Bragg’s method for fighting arthritis is to drink an ACV …

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Review: Organic LifeStyle

By Fredrica Syren: It is no secret that I try to buy most things organic, but anyone who does that also should look at the practice of the company being patronized. Just because they sell organic products does not mean they run a waste free or even limited waste practice. …

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Upcycling IKEA Bags Ideas

By Kim Robson: I see people using old IKEA bags at the laundromat and grocery store all the time. They’re capacious, tough as nails, lightweight, easily folded flat, inexpensive at a buck, and easy to carry because of their sturdy woven handles. “Frakta” means “to carry,” and since 1996, the …

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Benefits of Taking Kids Hiking

By Fredrica Syren: On weekends, we five go on family hikes. Usually, we go early in the morning or later afternoon so it won’t be too hot for the kids. We hike for about 2-3 miles, but take it very slowly, even stop to explore, climb, play and have snack time. While …

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