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Rice. Comfort food par excellence. What is chicken soup without rice? For those who are gluten free, rice often becomes an affordable alternative along with oats. It is also attractive to food companies that manufacture the dozens of gluten free foods now available in supermarket and healthfood stores. But rice has a troubling story to …

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Every Spring they return. Tiny single file armies invading kitchens, bathrooms, and other domestic locations. Or, silently circling your picnic, waiting for the tiniest of forgotten morsels and crumbs (and sometimes not waiting!). Sadly, the ant bait available at home improvement stores or the supermarket is toxic to your home environment. How to eliminate an …

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So you’ve figured out how to keep Monsanto out of your garden – permanently. Now you’re trying to get this organic gardening thing down, but having trouble ditching the pesticides and chemical fertilizers. If these two statements by and large describe your home cultivation efforts, you need to know about neem! We tend to think that pesticides …

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Early in the last century, Dr. Weston A. Price, “The Isaac Newton of Nutrition”, spent more than a decade of his life traveling, studying, and writing about 14 isolated, indigenous cultures from around the globe. These cultures were virtually free from chronic illness and disease. The vibrant health of these native peoples was a shocking departure …

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As a follow-up to the recent article on using stainless steel cookware safely in your kitchen endeavors, this article explores the use of the very attractive silicone molds (also spelled moulds) for baking and cooking. Silicone bakeware and kitchenware has skyrocketed in popularity due to growing consumer awareness about the health dangers of aluminum and …

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You may not have realized it, but if you have ever eaten spirulina, you were eating algae. Yes, that stuff that people with chlorinated swimming pools dread. Or that on occasion causes massive ocean hypoxic (dead) zones also known as red tide. Spirulina is a particular type of cyanobacteria (blue-green) algae. In reality, the color …

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Our family has owned a small flock of backyard chickens for almost three years. While I by no means consider myself a chicken expert, I have definitely learned a few things during that time, particularly when it comes to healing a sick chicken. In my experience, when a chicken gets ill, you’d better take action …