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As the anecdotal stories and scientific research on the dangers of pharmaceutical sleep aids continue to grow, people are increasingly turning to herbs as an insomnia remedy and to improve the quality of their slumber instead. Who can forget Oscar winning actor Jack Nicholson’s stern warning about the sleep drug Ambien: I don’t take sleeping pills but …

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I was offered raw milk for the very first time as a teenager at my uncle’s dairy farm in Chautauqua County, New York. I had spent the afternoon riding his beautiful palomino all over the rolling hills of the spacious farm and was feeling very hot and sweaty (and thirsty!) by the time I returned …

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If you decide to have your baby in a hospital setting, you had better be ready for some confrontation if you try to do things naturally. A simple decision such as choosing to use natural vitamin K1 drops administered orally to your baby instead of the synthetic vitamin K shot can get you read the riot act. In rare cases, …

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It is heartening to see so many new parents starting to question the hospital standard of care for newborns. This trend is why many are now demanding (safe) oral vitamin K as an alternative to the routine and immediate jab of (toxic and synthetic) vitamin K within minutes of birth. Why is Supplemental Vitamin K …

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Banana fritters are one of my all time favorite evening snacks while watching a movie or a sporting event on TV. While I usually make banana fritters with gluten free flour or einkorn, I wanted to share this alternative, grain free recipe that I put together using almond flour for those of you who don’t …

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I’ve been using elderberry syrup to boost my family’s immunity for many years. This traditional remedy is a highly effective preventative as it is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and immune supporting minerals. Elderberry is an essential must-have in the holistic medicine cabinet throughout the school year and during cold/flu season! In addition to its …

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The first time you browse the personal care aisles of a healthfood store, it’s hard not to immediately notice the numerous multi-colored bottles and bars of Castile soap that are prominently displayed. These brands are obviously good sellers, which is why they are allocated prime shelf space. Just because an item is popular and sits …