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Nurture with Nature: Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

By Jackie Edwards:  Recent birth rates show that most babies are born in September, making the month of December the highest for conception. Both September and December coincide closely with cold and flu season. Whether you’re new to pregnancy or you’ve just had your bundle of joy, having a sore throat …

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Free Range Kids — Nature’s Calling

 By Fredrica Syren Sometimes when people come over to my house, they are a little horrified to run into my wild kids, who love being outdoors all day long and like to make mud cakes, spray each other with water, and get down and dirty. For me, this is just …

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Why Are Fermented Foods So Good for Us? Plus: Recipes

By Kim Robson: Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and pickled veggies are some of the best ways to ingest natural probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in the digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and …

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A Cup Of Day For Your Health–Benefits Of Tea

By Fredrica Syren I’m a huge tea drinker and always have been. Black, green, white, herbal, matcha or African Red — it does not matter.  I like them all. So it was not a surprise to me when my kids turned into as much of tea fans as I am. …

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Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

By Fredrica Syren: I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to matcha lattes. For years, a cup of hot coffee used to be what got me out of bed. Then a couple of years ago, I switched to the more healthy option of white tea — until I began …

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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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DIY Thieves’ Oil

By Kim Robson: Have you ever heard of “Thieves’ Oil”? The recipes for this blend of essential oils vary, but the story of its origination dates back to the Middle Ages, when the Black Plague was decimating Europe and Asia. The “thieves” in question were actually spice traders and merchants …

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Boost Your Immune System with a Healthy Gut

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter it seemed as if I was sick…a lot… and forever. Ok, so yes, I have three kids whom I sometimes lovingly nickname the germinators because — let’s face it — most kids bring germs home, especially kids in school. But I could tell I was …

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Probiotics and Prebiotics and Its Benefits For Your Health

By Kim Robson: What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in your digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and for actively synthesizing various nutrients such as vitamin K, pantothenic acid, …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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