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A ginger bath is one the most beneficial and enjoyable cleansing baths to try when the weather outside turns warm and the idea of a hot bath becomes unappealing. To be sure, detox bathing is a less important practice during the summer months due to the increased sweating of the body during the day which serves to …

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Back in my lowfat eating days, I used to eat a lot of veggie burgers to limit the amount of red meat in my diet.  Thankfully, those days are but a distant memory! I now know, of course, that grassfed beef is one of the healthiest meats you can possibly consume and I usually eat …

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Parents who embrace a nontoxic, natural living lifestyle be warned … At some point during the raising of your children, there is a high likelihood that you will be the target of bullying by someone within or associated with the conventional medical establishment. The inexcusable level of frustration of some healthcare workers, especially pediatricians, with …

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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 …