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Mothers who are unable to breastfeed or procure a sufficient quantity of quality donor milk to feed their babies are increasingly turning to a homemade formula made with whole, unprocessed ingredients to fill in the gap. This is because a growing body of research suggests that commercial formula is not only bad for babies, it may …

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There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the topic of hydrolyzed collagen, also commonly called collagen hydrolysate. This is especially true with regard to how it compares with a closely related food known as gelatin. For example, I’ve had an increasing number of emails from people who have attempted to make homemade jello, …

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When Mother Nature fails to begin the process of bringing baby into the world in a timely fashion, inducing labor without the use of any pharmaceuticals is not only possible, it is preferable! I’ve written before about how I successfully used acupuncture to induce labor when my first child was nearly two weeks late. No doubt …

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One of the biggest problems with the gluten free flour mix from the healthfood store is that it is typically loaded with refined starch – nearly half its weight in fact! This starch is usually not resistant starch either – the kind that benefits gut health by nourishing beneficial gut microbes and a balanced intestinal microbiota. Instead, it …

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Bath bombs are a popular and fun way to add pizzazz to the regular bathtime routine. If made with therapeutic ingredients such as epsom salts, they can be detoxifying and facilitate healing as well. Young children love bath bombs because they add pleasing scents and color to the bath water. The best part is that they …

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This recipe for no bake cheesecake is everything real foodies love in a dessert. It’s creamy, rich, filling (so you won’t eat too much), and loaded with enzymes and probiotics because it is made with whole, raw ingredients! Unfortunately, the primary ingredient in most cheesecake recipes is commercial cream cheese, one of the nastiest hormone …

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One of the most controversial articles on this blog is how a regular green smoothie habit can actually be dangerous rather than beneficial to health over the long haul. Since then, I have received dozens of emails from people who unfortunately discovered firsthand how green smoothies can negatively affect health, sometimes devastatingly so. The typical …