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Acupuncture For A Healthy, More Comfortable Pregnancy.

By Jackie Bensinger, L.Ac.: New patients often will call wanting to know if acupuncture is safe to receive while they are pregnant. Absolutely. When acupuncture is administered by a licensed practitioner, it is more than safe. Acupuncture actually assists in creating a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. From the first trimester symptoms …

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Avoiding Mosquitos — The Nontoxic Way

By Amanda Wilkes: ​ In the midst of summer, you may be experiencing an army of relentless mosquitos circling your base camp. Whether you’re relaxing at home, playing at the park, vacationing at the lake, eating outside at your favorite bistro or out strolling in theevening, these pesky pests are determined to stalk and bite you, your …

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Simple Summer Fun  

By Larraine Roulston: The beginning of July always reminds me of gazing at a fresh new canvas. I suppose this feeling comes from winding down most of the activities I have participated in during the year and now being able to follow a passion to fill in some of those lazy, hazy …

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Healing Morning Sickness The Natural Way

By Valerie Yoder A few months ago, I learned I am pregnant with my second child. My partner and I thought, “Hooray! New baby!” — and then the nausea set in. I had pretty severe nausea during my first pregnancy but was able to get through it by sleeping in, …

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Enjoy The Sun With Chemical-Free Sun Block

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Ahhh, finally the sun is back after a long, dark winter. And, boy, does it feel good to have it shining on my face. Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured …

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Let Nature Nurture Your Workout Routine

 By Amanda Wilkes: The world is a giant gymnasium with trees instead of pull-up bars, trails instead of treadmills, and lakes instead of lap pools. The world is the largest, most prestigious, continuously challenging “gym” you will ever work out in! Now, I know that all sounds great, but what …

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Ancient Antibiotics in Modern Medicine

By Emma Grace Fairchild: As the medicine and drug industries grow and change, so do the things they are trying to fight — disease causing bacteria. The combination of rampant antibiotic use since the discovery of penicillin and the natural ability for bacteria to quickly evolve has resulted in a …

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Fewer Chemicals in Teen Girls Using Better Beauty Products

By Fredrica Syren: After all the studies, talks and warnings about the dangers of chemicals found in common beauty products, it’s so refreshing to hear how switching to greener cosmetics can make a difference. A new study by researchers from both the University of California, Berkeley, and Clinica de Salud …

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Good Clean Dirt

By Kim Robson: We’ve written before about how dirt can make you happier, but for a number of reasons, dirt also makes you healthier. There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to good, clean dirt. I love that phrase and use it often. It comes from Thomas Hardy’s …

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Taking Breaks from Screen Time

By Kim Robson: Between television, tablets, smartphones and laptops, we’re living more and more of our lives facing a screen. If we aren’t careful, our children could lose the art of conversation and living in the present. The blue-based light that screens give off disrupts the production of melatonin, a …

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