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Why is Bread Bad for You? The Shocking Truth

Tweet “The Whiter The Bread, The Sooner You’re Dead.” It has been known for a long time that white bread and refined grains in general aren’t particularly nutritious. Nutritionists and dietitians all around the world have encouraged us to eat whole grains instead. But grains, especially gluten grains like wheat, have been under intense scrutiny […]

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How to Ditch the City and Start a Farm

Tweet Well, it’s been nearly 8 months since we gave up our big city-living and moved to the backwoods of Western North Carolina. My husband and I were both raised in large cities, so raising our children the same way just felt normal. However there always was this itch and this itch just started to […]

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Oh My Ghee Fat Bombs

Tweet Ever since I was able to, successfully, reverse 6 cavities that I acquired postpartum, I have made sure that we continue our use of high fat products, like ghee. Ghee is butter that has been simmered over heat to remove any milk solids. Many who are lactose intolerant, or who follow strict Paleo guidelines, […]

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Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies

Tweet It’s that time of the year again where the buds are blooming, the bees are buzzing, the birds are singing, and there you are…standing in a corner sneezing and you look like a total mess. Seasonal allergies are miserable and over 60 million people experience symptoms of seasonal allergies (my husband included). Allergy medicine […]

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10 Healing Herbs to Grow in Your Survival Garden

Tweet For many, the time has come to plan our summer gardens.  Given the overwhelming interest in recent articles about essential oils, I decided to revisit the topic of an herbal healing garden.  My interest is a bit self-serving in that I am in the process of rethinking my own garden and while I grow an […]

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Bone Broth—One of Your Most Healing Diet Staples

Tweet According to an old South American proverb, “good broth will resurrect the dead.” While that’s undoubtedly an exaggeration, it speaks to the value placed on this wholesome food, going back through the annals of time. The featured article by Dr. Amy Myers1 lists 10 health benefits of bone broth. Sally Fallon with the Weston A. […]

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Cleaning Your Floors with Essential Oils

Tweet Recently I published an article listing the cleaning products and ingredients that you MUST avoid when you are cleaning your house. Many of the common household cleaners that we use are not only extremely toxic and carcinogenic to us, but they are taking a toll on the environment as well. Is all these cleaning products […]

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