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Healthy toothpaste recipe

Looking for a safe, non-toxic way to promote whiter, healthier teeth without the use of harsh chemicals? With just a few ingredients, you can bid farewell to drugstore brands of toothpaste which often contain harmful fluoride, synthethic foaming agents, and antibacterial chemicals like triclosan. It’s simple to make your own toothpaste as home using natural substances like food-grade […]

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How to Make Bone Broth at Home

The health benefits of broth made with bones have been researched and documented for hundreds of years. Around 1150, Benedictine Abbess and scholar Hildegarde von Bingen recommended in her “Physica” (medical text) that “frequent and adequate” portions of broth made with calves’ feet was good for relieving joint pain. The Abbess was clearly on to […]

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essential oils and their uses

There must be thousands of ways to use essential oils! These little bottles are packed with a myriad of potent phytochemicals (natural, plant-based compounds) that are powerful helpers − both for health improvement and also  in and around the home. If you are an essential oil newbie, you won’t want to miss this article because we’re […]

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medicinal-mushroom-reishi-shiitake-el

Originally used in the East as both traditional medicine and food, many mushroom varieties have been studied intensively for their therapeutic properties over the past few decades. In fact, all edible mushrooms seem to possess both medicinal and nutritional qualities, although they must be prepared properly to release their full benefits. Modern scientific evidence shows that medicinal mushrooms […]

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ginger top health benefits

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose underground stem, or rhizome – known as ginger root or just ginger – has been widely used for centuries. It has been used as a spice as well as an alternative medicine because of its many well-known health benefits. Interestingly, it belongs to the same family (Zingiberaceae) […]

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sleeping-essential-oil

Sleep: That thing we all “have to” do. That most coveted of conditions, though often the most avoided, or the most difficult to achieve. One thing is for certain, when it’s time to lie down and close our eyes to replenish, we would all like two things… for it to be easy to fall asleep, […]

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indian-ginseng-ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (also known as Withania somnifera) is a powerful herb that has been used for hundreds of years to treat a wide variety of conditions in the traditional form of Indian medicine known as Ayurveda. The health benefits of Ashwagandha include its well-known ability to enhance stamina and its truly extraordinary stress-relieving properties. In Sanskrit […]

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pregnancy-turmeric-el

Most health experts agree that a varied diet is the best way for both mother and child to get the nutrition they need for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, expecting mothers clearly need to be careful about consuming certain foods, such as liver (more on this later in the article), coffee, […]

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anxiety-essential-oils

Did you know that the most common mental health issues in the U.S. are anxiety disorders? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety affects 18.1% of the U.S. population, with women being 60% more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder over their lifetime. And these are just the diagnosed cases. We can’t know the […]

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anti-aging-foods

Aging is the sum total of all the changes that happen to us over the course of our lifetimes from birth to death. Aging is fun when it means celebrating milestone birthdays that allow us “grown up” privileges such as driving or voting. When we reach middle age, however, we begin to notice less than […]

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