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Citronella is the commonly used name for a group of familiar plants best known for insect repelling abilities similar to yarrow. This herb has such a strong reputation for repelling mosquitoes in particular that a wide variety of products such as live plants, candles, wrist bands, sprays, and tiki torch oils sell like hot cakes to …

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Gluten free banana bread is the latest breakfast craze around our house. Over the years, I’ve made banana bread and banana muffins more ways than I can count. Usually, I use einkorn flour, but other times I’ve used coconut flour or almond flour to mix things up and add variety. With this recipe, I’m sharing my recipe …

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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, …