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The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

We all want to feed our family the healthiest food that we possible can, but we have to stay on budget. We all know about the chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones, that are present in the foods that we eat. Many of us are trying to live more frugally; by stretching our already tight budgets […]

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The Coffee Ground Garden

Coffee grounds can be an excellent addition to a compost pile. The grounds are relatively rich in nitrogen, providing bacteria the energy they need to turn organic matter into compost. Coffee ground compost is so good for your garden, it can actually replace manure, organic fertilizers and it repel bugs! Despite what most believe, the […]

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The Top 10 Natural Alternatives for Ibuprofen

Although Ibuprofen is a very effective anti-inflammatory, side effects such as ulcers or stomach and digestive tract damage, along with long term circulatory system and heart damage through constant use, make the need for a natural alternative without side effects more desirable and necessary. We remind you to always check with your Doctor before taking […]

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Bruises and All Natural Remedies

Folk Remedies: Butter – Apply butter (NOT margarine!) immediately after the injury happens or as soon as the bruise appears. Cabbage – Macerate and heat some cabbage and apply to the affected area. Calendula – Apply a cream or a tincture of calendula to the bruise. Mustard – Make a poultice of mustard and apply […]

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Thinking Outside the School Lunchbox

  Thinking outside of the lunchbox We’ve all heard the frightening statistics on the current state of public school lunches. Produced en mass, most school lunch programs use food that is processed, genetically modified, and contains high-starch ingredients. Rarely are organic options available. However, with child obesity on the rise and pressure to make our […]

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Organic vs Conventional

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A Yummy Twist For “healthy” PBJ’s

Here’s a very tasty and healthy twist to the traditional Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. We’ve seen healthy versions that switch up the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Swapping “white” bread with whole grain (and now) gluten free bread. Of course organic peanut butter and strawberry preserves made them a bit healthier, but there […]

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Berry Special Summer Fruit

BERRIES! Among summer’s most delicious treats is the abundance of berries! This is the time to take advantage of the super anti-oxidant benefits in blueberries. Fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are an excellent source of fiber, as well as vitamin C. A single cup of berries was found to top the list of all fruits, […]

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Take Care of Your Temple

You have one body. It must last the rest of your life, so take care of it! Thanks to Food Matters

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The Juicy Benefits of Peaches

Who doesn’t love a ripe, juicy peach on a summer day? Many varieties of fruit peaches are grown, but only an expert can distinguish one from another. These varieties, (available May to November) fall into two general categories: Freestone and Clingstone. Freestones are usually preferred for eating fresh or for freezing, although clingstones are usually […]

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