Archive December, 2012

Home Remedies for Hangovers

It’s New Years eve and many of you will be celebrating the arrival of 2013. If you will be drinking alcohol, there are many natural ways to prevent or ease the effects of the morning after hangover. As soon as you wake up, drink 2 large glasses of water to undo the dehydration. Even better […]

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How to Stop Sugar Cravings

Do you feel like you’re constantly giving in to your sweet tooth? Are your cravings so constant that they’re hard to ignore? Like any other habit, turning to sugar can be a tough one to kick. It seems like the more sweets and desserts you have, the more you are waiting for the next hit. […]

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Homemade Fire Pit From an Old Washing Machine

Backyard fire pits are a popular way to spend a relaxing evening at home. They can be recycled from common materials around the house–even the metal tub from a washing machine. The washing-machine tub or drum makes a delightful and fully functional fire pit; its many drain holes provide good ventilation and produce a pretty […]

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Healthy Benefits of Comfrey

For thousands of years, herbalists have used the perennial herb comfrey, with its thick grey-green leaves and bell-like white pink and mauve flowers, to help speed the healing of broken bones. Which is why it is commonly known by its nickname, “knitbone”. Comfrey salves, ointments and oils are best known for the topical treatment of […]

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Here is a delicious and festive casserole your family and friends will love. Made with fresh ingredients, you can make it the night before and bake it the next morning. 8 eggs, slightly beaten 2 c. 2% milk 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 1/2 c. grated cheese (ie: cheddar, […]

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How Poinsettias Became The Christmas Flower

The story of the poinsettia is an inspiring tale that speaks to the true meaning of Christmas and demonstrates that Christ accepts us as we are, with what we have—no matter how much or how little it is. Originating in Mexico, the legend is about two children. Maria and Pablo were siblings, and they were […]

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It’s Beginning To Smell A Lot Like Christmas!

Don’t you love scents that make your home smell like the holidays? These recipes are wonderful for just that! They make great humidifiers as well and you can create your own scents based on the season. Put the ingredients into a saucepan and let it simmer on the lowest heat setting. Add water as needed throughout the day.  If you have […]

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Alternate Words Used For MSG

Here is an easy to use list of other names you may see for MSG (monosodium glutamate) in the ingredients label. Simply print and carry it with you on your next shopping trip! • Calcium Caseinate • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) • Textured Protein • Monopotassium glutamate • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein (HPP) • Yeast Extract […]

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Why MSG is Toxic to Your Health & What Can You Do to Avoid It. Part 2 of 3

One of the biggest dangers of MSG is the lack of regulation. Despite extensive findings by government agencies and health institutions, the FDA refuses to take any action that would prohibit the use of Monosodium Glutamate. As with many uncontrolled substances, it all comes down to money. The sale of MSG is BIG business. Despite […]

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What Exactly Is MSG & Where Did It Come From? Part 1 of 3

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)is a man-made chemical and has been around for more than 100 years. It is well known as a seasoning or flavor enhancer for Chinese food. Due to the many negative symptoms people were having after eating it, “MSG symptom complex (MSC)” was originally termed as “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome (CRS)”. Unpleasant reactions to […]

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