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White hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for those who love regular hot chocolate but wish to avoid the caffeine hit. Containing no cocoa solids, white chocolate is the primary ingredient of this hot beverage, making it naturally caffeine free unlike more commonly enjoyed versions made with milk chocolate or dark chocolate. The only part of …

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The alternative health community has really gotten turned on to coconut oil in recent years. Back in 2011, I wrote about the trend in this article with instructions on how to use this traditional fat properly including how much to take daily based on body weight to achieve desired health results. At that time, coconut …

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Anemia in pregnancy is an extremely common condition. Even for those women who otherwise experience few problems and whose pregnancies are considered low risk, iron deficiency anemia (IDA) can frequently crop up especially in the final trimester. The typical suggestion in prenatal exam rooms when a hematocrit or hemoglobin test reveals that an expecting mother …

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If you haven’t yet discovered the significant improvements that an epsom salt bath once or twice a week can confer to your health, my hope is that this article on its benefits will convince you to start the practice of detoxification bathing right away! The simplicity of bathing in epsom salts and warm water is …

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Many people, even those who may prefer to cook from scratch, have no idea how easy it is to make homemade powdered sugar. This important ingredient in so many dessert recipes is, unfortunately, heavily commercialized and made with refined white sugar.  On top of being highly processed, store bought powdered sugar is more likely than …

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Whenever I make pumpkin puree to make pumpkin pudding or another dish that requires this ingredient, I tend to make a lot and freeze it. I find this helpful because the process from start to finish takes at least two hours from slicing and removing the seeds, to baking, to cooling, to finally scooping out the …

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Back in early 2012, I wrote an article about how kombucha can be helpful to rebalancing the microbiota in the gut and does not flare up candida for most people who tend to struggle with this issue. Since then, however, there have been some drastic changes to the kombucha industry that needed to be analyzed, …