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10 Tips to Prevent the Flu

Winter can be long, and dreary. Getting sick can make winter seem even longer. Each year the media hype surrounding the flu seems to get worse, there is a lot of fear mongering and bullying about the flu vaccine.  I have never gotten the “flu vaccine” and I have only had the flu one time in my life. (I had the flu when I was pregnant, and thanks to homeopathy…

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Stomach Flu Prevention and Natural Remedies

I know, it’s not really “the flu”, but people call it the stomach flu. The more proper term is gastroenteritis. It’s not fun to watch your kid puke, and even less fun to clean it up. Fortunately there are natural ways to prevent it, and natural remedies that can help recovery. (Note: this post is not intended to be medical advice, always defer to your doctor for medical treatment). Prevention –…

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Natural Remedy for Burns

Summer is almost officially here. We had our first day at the pool this weekend, and I was reminded of how much I despise sunblock. I don’t use sunblock for every trip to the playground, I know some sun exposure is actually needed to ensure proper levels of vitamin D. My own personal experience last year with vitamin D issues taught me there is no substitute for the sun when…

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Ghee – How I Love Thee

I went through a “dairy-free” phase in my life. In the past few years I have cautiously added dairy back in, but I tend to stick to dairy that is free of A1 beta-casein, which I have read is very harmful. One of the first “dairy” products I added back in is ghee. I am not sure if it is O.K. for everyone who has a sensitivity to dairy, but…

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The Gluten-free Trap

Eating healthy in this country is a challenge. (That is putting it mildly). There are a plethora of marketing ploys and labeling tricks that are DESIGNED to trick us into THINKING we are eating healthy. Many times we shop and eat for the convenience. Let’s face it, we live in a fast-paced, busy society. Most parents are working while raising a family, which makes it hard to spend a lot…

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