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6 Superfoods to Boost Immunityby  

No need to curl up with a box of Kleenex when the weather gets frightful: here are 6 superfoods to boost immunity and help you stay healthy.

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DIY All-Natural Lotion to Cure Dry Feetby  

This DIY lotion for dry feet is full of oils and butters that are highly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. It can be used on any dry, cracked skin.

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6 Cleansing Foods You Should Be Eating This Winterby  

Guest post by Lisa Grace Byrne, MPH Oh, winter! If you are living in the Northern hemisphere (particularly the areas where winter means cold), easing into the winter season with warmth and grace can feel a little challenging. Songs fill... Read More

Let These Frozen Berry Recipe Ideas Chase Away the Winter Blues!by  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer By February, I am tired of winter. Living in Colorado, the winter means crops are dormant. Any fresh fruits or vegetables we get are usually trucked in from a warmer part of the country. This is... Read More

5 Easy Ways to Brighten up Your Home…with Plants!by  

By Jami Balmet, Contributing Writer In these rainy cold months of being stuck indoors all the time, I start to get in a slump. I get the winter blues and long for the days of bright flowers and sweet springtime... Read More

Feeling SAD? How to Beat the Wintertime Blues …by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer With all this extreme weather, it’s no wonder that some are feeling a little blue. But even mild winters can cause a legitimate condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a.k.a. the Wintertime Blues. In fact,... Read More

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: A Perfect Winter Breakfastby  

There is nothing like the sweet combination of pumpkin and spices for the perfect winter breakfast. Not to mention the fact that pumpkin is a seasonal winter veggie extraordinaire, boasting large amounts of fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and E,... Read More

Favorite Winter Herbal Remedies: Colds and Coughs, Stomach Viruses, and Headachesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer It's winter time (already!  I'm still in denial!) and we're in the thick of the "sick season."  In fact, we've just gotten over our first round of "major" colds.  That's no fun. We choose... Read More

Healthy Skin Tips and Recipes for the Winter Monthsby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm from Minnesota. It isn't exactly the North Pole, but it's getting awfully close. Most of us up here are well acquainted with the dry skin woes, including eczema, cracked and bleeding knuckles, flaking... Read More

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestionby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery,... Read More

Boosting Your Immunity: Mushroom Soup with Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our Valley finally began it's annual cooling trend last week. After several months of nearly 100 degree heat, we were able to enjoy a rainstorm, complete with chilly temperatures and a delightful nip in... Read More

Eating Seasonally This Spring: An Interview with Shannon of Nourishing Daysby  

If you've ever thought about learning to eat more seasonally, now is the time. Farmer's markets all over the continent are beginning to open up, and overflowing with seasonal harvest like peas, lettuce, spinach and other green leafies, garlic, strawberries,... Read More

Simple Food {for winter} : Nourishing, Seasonal Recipesby  

The idea of seasonal eating is coming back into vogue, as notions of local food and "100 mile" eating spread. A small portion of the general population is beginning to realize that out-of-season foods like fresh lettuce from California, avocados... Read More

How to Plant Garlic in the Fallby  

Garlic has stolen my heart as an organic gardener, because it is hands down one of the easiest and most reliable crops that I've grown so far. For some reason, I initially had this idea that garlic was only for... Read More

Goals and Plans for a Slower Seasonby  

Image by PhotoVandal There's something about fall and winter that makes me want to shift gears. To cozy up in my home and just slow down a little in general. Much as I absolutely adore summertime and warmth and sunshine,... Read More

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