washable homemade filters
By Joette Calabrese, Classical Homeopath, HMC, CCH, RSHom

Snow is falling, cold wind is blowing.  The furnace clicks on.

Uh oh!

What about all that dust and dirt and who knows what else that has collected in the air ducts over the past months?

Here’s a simple solution for keeping the dusty and even moldy muck from spewing into your air and into your lungs when you breathe.


lunaception for fertility

Is lunaception, or harnessing the power of light to normalize menses and improve fertility, untested anecdotal bunk or a valid approach to hormone health and family planning?

Much of the answer may depend on your particular worldview when it comes to health matters in general.


resistant starch on a wooden spoonCarbs, amylum, polysaccharides, call it what you will, starch in all its forms has gotten a bad rap lately. Some of this negative attention is valid, as excessive starch in the diet can contribute to many health problems, not to mention gut issues. The truth is that not all starch is bad, however, and one starch in particular called resistant starch (RS) has been gaining a lot of attention as it has been shown via research to be extremely beneficial to overall health.

brie cheese is loaded with Vitamin K2Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do …

That’s the way I felt about eating the best quality cheeses, especially brie cheese, when I was pregnant.

Like other expecting mothers, I was warned during prenatal consultations to avoid soft cheeses like brie due the risk of Listeria monocytogenes, 

member-coupon-giftDo you eat butter and embrace healthy fats, ferment foods like sauerkraut or kombucha, avoid soy, take cod liver oil, make your own bone broth, consume grassfed raw dairy, traditionally prepare your grains, nuts and legumes, and/or seek out pastured meats?

If so,

folic acid is not healthyEditor”s Note:  Cara has done extensive research on how nutrition relates to disability, has used the GAPS diet protocols successfully with her own family, and strives to break down healthy habits into easy-to-accomplish changes for the average busy family. She uncovered the overlooked difference between folic acid and natural folate while doing research on the MTHFR gene mutation,

intellibed reviewIf you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything at all. While I’m definitely no procrastinator (just ask my husband), this adage unfortunately describes my approach to determining the best mattress for our master bedroom over the years.

Embarrassing, but true.

You see, my husband and I bought a sleep number bed shortly before we started our family.

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