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The Benefits of Ecotherapy

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s generation of children is spending less time in natural settings. One example is that most elementary students no longer walk home for lunch. In this age of technology, most teenagers and adults as well are nature deprived. This revelation has resulted in scientists identifying the disadvantages of excessive screen …

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How Air Pollution Effects Our Bodies

By Fredrica Syren: Air pollution is one of the worst environmental health-related crises we face today. Breathing is something most of us take for granted but unfortunately, with every breath we take, we also inhale lots of pollution. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released at the end of …

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Zero Waste Home Cooking

By Fredrica Syren: One way to reduce waste and live a zero waste lifestyle is to cook at home … from scratch. Now, when I tell people I do this, I get lots of questions about how I have the time and energy to cook from scratch for my family. …

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Mothering Ourselves — Self Care for Moms

By Dawna Matthews: Every day, we wake up with our laundry list of things to accomplish — it’s exhausting. We are busy and often feel a heavy weight of responsibility to be a “good” mom, parent, care provider, and woman. We love our child/children, family and friends. We are often …

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Wintertime Self-Care

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Do you have a routine throughout your busy life that serves simply to make you feel good? Commonly called “self-care,” this intentional time in our lives when we can take care of ourselves can be an important part of mental, emotional and physical wellness. While we …

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Colloidal Silver-What Is It And How Is It Beneficial?

By Kim Robson:  Colloidal silver is a substance that has been used as an antibiotic and antimicrobial agent for hundreds of years. Hippocrates discussed the use of silver in wound care in his writings. In the early 20th century, surgeons routinely used silver-coated sutures to reduce the risk of infection, and doctors used silver-laced eyedrops to treat …

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Stress and How I Dealt with It

By Fredrica Syren: Lately, I’d found myself not sleeping very well and having lots of headaches. When I mentioned this to my doctor, he asked me if I’d been under lots of stress. I chuckled because, let’s face it, I have 3 children and a business; so, yes, I’m constantly …

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Mammograms for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

By Fredrica Syren: October is breast cancer awareness month and is an annual international health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. I few months back, I had my …

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Walk For Health

By Fredrica Syren: While living in Sweden for the past 3 years I walked…and I walked and I walked. You see in Sweden you don’t use cars so much to get around but rater use public transportation, bikes and yes walk. It helps that in Sweden, like many places in …

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Majority of World’s People Breathe Polluted Air

By Fredrica Syren: Almost everyone on earth right now breathes polluted air. Yup, people, that’s what we’ve gotten ourselves into. According to an air quality map released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world’s humans live with air quality so bad that it fails to …

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