How to Help Your Vegan Mom Connect with Nature This Mother’s Day

Guest post by Janice Miller   This Mother’s Day, there’s no better gift for your vegan mom than the gift of connecting with nature. The vegan lifestyle is all about enjoying, appreciating, and respecting the natural world and your impact on it, and there are plenty of ways to help your mother have a nature-filled Mother’s Day. Here are some…

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Make your own natural bug repellent!

It’s very simple to create your own bug spray using whichever combination of essential oils appeals to you. But please do keep in mind that the essential oils you would use at home are not the same refined PMD listed by the CDC on their website. The pure essential oils have not yet undergone the same testing. *** PMD stands…

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World Health News

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure can be caused by several things. In conventional teachings, we say that you need to cut back on your salt, however I have known many people to cut back or cut out their salt intake with no effect on blood pressure. New research is showing that sugar can be as bad, if not worse than salt. When…

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Turmeric – An Amazing Herb

Turmeric is an amazing herb. There is research showing that it can help everything from inflammation to digestive problems to cancer. Turmeric on its own is not very well utilized. When taking turmeric, it’s important that it’s organic and that you take it with some fresh ground black pepper and something that contains fat such as an avocado, extra virgin…

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The Dirty Dozen

The “Dirty Dozen” are the fruits and veggies with the most pesticides found on them. From year to year, this list changes. Washing with an effective fruit and vegetable cleaner can certainly help eliminate surface toxic chemical residues. Peeling a piece of fruit or vegetable is sometimes an option, but it strips away beneficial nutrients. It’s always best to buy organic,…

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Eating Right

Eating Right – What to Eat (For the Health of It!)

Nutrition Recommendations This is a simple nutritional “eating right” guide. Eat 3-5 pieces of raw fruits and vegetables of your choice – the more the better! If you are hungry between meals, try eating nuts and dried fruit, raisins or berries (be sure there is no sugar, preservatives or sulfites added). Beans, peas, seeds and nut butters (peanut, almond, sesame or…

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Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder… Is It Really A Ritalin Deficiency?

Attention deficit disorder is the complex neurological disorder in which a patient has a very limited ability to concentrate and most times does not perform well in social settings. Disruptive behavior, outbursts, depression and withdrawal are some other common signs of this condition. There are no definitive tests to determine if the condition exists and it is often a diagnosis…

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Hiatal hernia, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD

The biggest and strongest muscle in your body is not the heart or the legs; it is your diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is not a muscle that you think much about unless you have trouble with it. Diagnosing a diaphragm strain or spasm is almost never done, yet if we could find a…

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Natural Deodorant Recipe

This natural deodorant recipe is much better for you than any store bought brand that contains harmful ingredients. This is also a good one if you shave and tend to get a rash. 1 part baking soda 1 part pure shea butter 1 part organic coconut oil A few drops of tea tree oil or your favorite essential oil (optional)…

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