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It’s no secret that the majority of parents continue to opt out of the HPV vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix) for their children. Trust in the HPV vaccines is extremely low due to pressing concerns about safety and effectiveness. Many medical doctors concur. A prominent MD in women’s health writes about how Gardasil is gutting rather than …

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A catchy phrase in the health community is “you are what you eat“. This is not entirely true, however. The truth is that “you are what you digest“. If you are one of those people who seem to absorb nutrients very poorly with health improvements minimal despite an excellent diet, ginger tea can help in a very significant …

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Popcorn is an incredibly popular snack especially in North America. However, for reasons not yet fully understood, corn allergies are increasing which precludes many people from enjoying a bowl even if the popcorn is organic or an heirloom variety and popped in a healthy fat. This is where popped sorghum comes in! Considered the traditional grain of India, …

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By Joette Calabrese HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) In a recent Science Daily article, researchers warn that, “The microbes living in a baby’s gut during its first month of life may directly impact [their] developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of allergies and asthma later in childhood” (1). The research just keeps snowballing: Antibiotics? Problems. Steroid …

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A basic skill any health conscious parent needs to know today is how to make an electrolyte replacement when needed. I’ve written before about Switchel, which is a traditional thirst quencher and dehydration prevention drink. But, some people don’t care too much for the flavor of the drink which has water and small amounts of apple …

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I think it is important to support companies that work hard to do right by the consumer and the environment. This includes not just companies that market products in physical stores in our communities but also those that only sell online. When it comes to virtual shopping, my favorite and most regularly frequented site for …

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When it comes to making snacks for my family, popcorn cooked in a healthy fat and sprinkled with sea salt is one of my all-time favorites. Some folks like to add even more nutrition by sprinkling their bowl of popcorn with brewer’s yeast. This practice is a very tasty way to add lots of B vitamins. …