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Benefits of Vitamin D and How I’m Getting My Daily Doseby  

The benefits of vitamin D are many and, in some cases, surprising. Here’s what I’ve learned and how I’m getting my daily dose (especially during the winter).

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DIY Detox Teaby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The days and weeks following the holidays can often be a time when extra attention to detoxing is needed. Our bodies naturally detox on a daily basis, however, after extra indulgence and exposure to sugar and stress, it... Read More

Simple, Natural Ways to De-Stress During the Holidaysby  

Guest Post by Kristen Smith As wonderful as the Christmas season is, with its beautiful decorations, special meals, charitable giving, and extra gatherings with those we love, it can also add to the regular stress of daily life. The holiday... Read More

Who Knew Colloidal Silver Was So Useful? {Review and Giveaway}by  

Colloidal silver has the potential to make a great impact on your health. Here’s a look at what it is, what it does, and how it works, along with a giveaway

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Prepare to Be Wowed: Bend Soap Review and Giveawayby  

In this Bend Soap review, I can’t help but admit that they won me over to bar soap, even though I’m a bottle girl. Don’t miss our giveaway, too!

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5 Natural Remedies for Constipationby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I'll never forget what my doctor told me at my 2-year-old's well baby check. There are two things as a parent you can't control: What goes in and what goes out. Such words... Read More

Bullet Proof Coffee DIY with 4 Ingredientsby  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer I rarely ever drank coffee, even as an adult. The only exception was driving by a Starbucks on a wintry day and wanting something hot to warm my frozen self. Often I would bypass the... Read More

How to Make Garlic Ear Oil to Treat an Ear Infectionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Garlic is well-known for it's strong antibiotic properties. Useful in treating colds, flus, sore throats, and poor digestion, garlic is also antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. As you probably know, garlic appears in many home remedies. It is... Read More

Simple Steps for Creating a Natural Medicine Cabinetby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer When my family first started transitioning to real food, I was so overwhelmed with all the different "start here first" options that nearly gave up. I ended up writing "22 Days to a Fresh Start"- a... Read More

What? You Want a Box of Baking Soda?by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer "Mom, where's the baking soda?" I got a heartfelt laugh the other night when one of my daughters bounded into my bedroom asking for baking soda. I was a bit confused as she had been... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Spray for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Now that it's autumn, cold season is just around the corner. However, having this homemade herbal throat spray on hand can help give relief to sore throats and aid healing. I love having it around! This recipe came about sort... Read More

8 Ways to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser (plus a way to get 3 free bottles!)by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer Do you love essential oils, but you're not ready to spend a whole lot of money on them yet? I hear you. When I first started using oils a number of years back, I was... Read More

Natural First Aid for Summer Ailmentsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer It's pretty much impossible to go through a summer and not come out the other end with a colorful array of scrapes, scars, burns, and bites. These things are just as much a part of... Read More

The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Beginnersby  

Are you eager to start making the switch over to natural remedies, but unsure of where to start? I know that when you're first getting started with the world of herbs, essential oils, alternative medicines and so on, it can... Read More

The Top Five Occasions When You Should Take A Detox Bathby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I used to think baths were for kids. Who takes a bath when they can take a speedy shower, after all? However, I have recently gotten over my reservations with taking baths. Change that - I have... Read More

How to Naturally Boost Your Iron Levelsby  

Though I’ve been somewhat low in iron in previous pregnancies, this was the first time I truly felt the physical effects of the deficiency. And in fact, this isn’t only a pregnancy-related issue, but being low in iron be a... Read More

Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

Finally! A cough syrup I’m happy with!by  

Cold and cough season sure is upon us, isn't it? Like many of you, we do our best to: Pump up our immune systems through real food to minimize how much we get sick in the first place Use many... Read More

The Ultimate Natural Remedies Round-Upby  

I've never been thrilled about using conventional medications, and over the past 7 years my family has transitioned to using mostly natural remedies for any ailment that comes our way. I want to be clear in that I think there is... Read More

DIY Skin Soothing Salveby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Living in the Central Oregon high desert, certain things are a given. There's always, always a week of beautiful spring weather in April that you just can't get used to because it's inevitably followed by six weeks... Read More

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