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DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

By Kim Robson: Come springtime, I always have a glut of empty mason jars that have been emptied gradually over the fall and winter. They clutter up our gardening shed, clinking around and getting in the way of things. It’s too early in the year to start canning — so …

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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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Natural Remedies for the Common Cold & Flu 

By Larraine Roulston : When you feel the onset of a cold, have a fever, or come in contact with a flu bug, there are many home remedies that will help. Keeping yourself well hydrated and allowing yourself time to rest, followed by using natural healing spices, herbs and essential oils …

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Health Benefits of Ginger

By Larraine Roulston: The history of ginger goes back 2000 years to Chinese medicine. Ancient Romans, as well, widely used ginger. Today, with ginger’s popularity and availably, we too can give our immune systems a boost — especially during the upcoming winter months. Ginger, with its important natural oil containing gingerol, has …

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Benefits of Elderberry Syrup and Recipe

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter all three kids and I got sick at the same time. We ended up with a loooooong three weeks of coughing, sneezing and that overall icky feeling. My friend Corri brought me a bottle of her homemade elderberry syrup to help with the cough and to …

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Urban Foraging–Nature’s Pantry

By Kim Robson: Most people think of foraging as an activity only for those lucky enough to live in remote forests or idyllic fields. But just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t hunt for and collect nutritious food and plants to add to your diet. And …

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Time To Smell The Flowers–Edible Flowers

By Kim Robson: Adding edible flowers to recipes creates distinct flavors for food and drinks. Sprinkled as a garnish or tossed into salads, flowers are fresh and fun pops of delightful color. Edible flowers also can be preserved in a number of ways that allow their use well beyond blooming …

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Do Not Miss These 3 Items in Your Natural First Aid Kit

By Guest Writer: It is important to ensure that your first aid kit has as many items as possible. This is the best way to ensure that regardless of the emergency that you are faced with; you will not fail to find a solution. You, however, need to know that there …

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The Wonders of Chamomile Herbs

By Fredrica Syren: Chamomile is a staple herb in our home and very popular with our kids as their evening tea to help them settle down before bed. One of the most well known herbs, mostly made into a tea, chamomile has been used for centuries to treat many illnesses …

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Grow Your Own Medicinal Herbs

By Kim Robson: Spring is coming. This is the time of year when many of us are planning our gardens and placing orders with seed catalogs. This is also the perfect time to consider some of the many plants to grow for their medicinal properties. After the dreary, cold winter …

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