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Help! There’s mold on my ferment! This is the most frequent question I receive from people learning to culture probiotic and enzyme-rich foods and beverages in their home for the very first time. Frequently, the email is tinged with concern and for good reason. Fermenting food takes time and costs money. No one wants to …

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Roscacea is a skin disease that typically affects people over the age of 30. It involves a red rash on the face that initially comes and goes. Sometimes the rosacea rash includes small, red, pus-filled bumps. The number of people suffering from rosacea today is growing rapidly with the age of onset getting younger and …

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The low incidence of food allergies and other autoimmune disease in unvaccinated children versus skyrocketing rates for their vaccinated peers has been noted anecdotally by concerned parents for decades. Extensive research surveys of thousands of children have also documented the difference. Now, science is finally starting to explain why by examining one of the most controversial …

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With each passing year, more people seem to be making the effort to source pastured poultry over conventionally processed birds. Several folks in my neighborhood now raise Thanksgiving turkeys in their backyard! Such a cool trend, don’t you think? If eating pastured turkey is something you would like to try this holiday season, it is …

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I’ve written several articles in the past about the importance of sourcing a nontoxic mattress to facilitate healthy sleep habits. But what about furniture? Most of us sit quite a bit and even sleep on the couch occasionally (you know, zonking out during a boring Netflix selection). Considering the purchase of organic furniture when budgeting …

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As problems with antibiotic resistance and fear of superbugs like MRSA increase, interest in the use of natural antibiotics for routine infections continues to skyrocket. Of all the dozen or so natural antibiotics, raw garlic tends to be the most popular for several reasons. First, garlic is easy to obtain and widely available. Whether you live in …

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An ancient beverage made with green tea powder is rapidly making inroads within the coffee community. Called matcha in trendy circles, this new “it” beverage is made by sifting a small amount of specially made green tea powder into a cup and then whisking with hot water. Smaller amounts of water can be used to make …