Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally

Mar 26, 2015 by

  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been concerned about using conventional Easter Egg Dye Kits. I mean just adding more toxicity to a holiday that already reeks of excessive sugar consumption doesn’t seem like common sense, to me. Even if you don’t eat the Easter eggs you color for Easter, conventional dyes contain...

How to Create a Healthy Home Environment

Mar 25, 2015 by

  With all the emphasis on the quality of our outdoor air, land, and water over the past few decades, it seems that the safety of the environment inside our homes — where we typically spend a majority of our time — was somewhat overlooked. Many studies have proven that the quality of the air in our homes is, in general, much worse than average outdoor...

Iodine for Health and Wellness

Mar 23, 2015 by

  Iodine is a relatively rare trace element that often takes a back seat as far as medical considerations. However, Iodine is essential for the wellness of all animal and human life. Your entire body needs varying amounts of iodine, but your thyroid is especially dependent on this element and needs a steady supply of it in order to operate properly....

How to Freeze Lemons and Limes

Mar 21, 2015 by

  If you are like me, you don’t normally keep fresh lemons and limes on-hand because they often end up in the trash before getting used. While both of these fruits are not something that we eat whole, including lemons and limes in fresh juice, fresh salad dressings, over fresh seafood, a morning liver-detox drink or a summer lemon-lime cooler...

Heirloom Seeds – Merchants & Seed ...

Mar 17, 2015 by

  Heirlooms come from seed that has been handed down for generations in a particular region or area, hand-selected by gardeners for a special trait. Heirloom vegetables are open-pollinated, which means they’re pollinated by insects or wind without human intervention. How experts define heirlooms can vary, but typically they are at least 50...

Organic Gardening – Healthy Food for Yo...

Mar 16, 2015 by

  At this stage in history, we face many issues when it comes to securing unadulterated, nutritious foods for ourselves and our families. It is difficult to find healthy food at the grocery store, as the practices of commercial farming are now producing pseudo foods that are often tasteless, stripped of nutrients, and poisoned with toxic chemicals...

Childhood Obesity – Setting Children Up...

Mar 16, 2015 by

  We’ve all heard the statistics. America’s children are seriously overweight, and many of them are dangerously obese. This sad state of affairs has numerous causes, and opens up the next generation to a slew of health problems both now and in the future. It is time we as parents/grandparents and concerned adults take inventory of what we may be...

Healthy Potato Nachos Recipe

Mar 13, 2015 by

  Being Texas “born-n-raised” I have to admit that my eyebrows raised a bit when I saw a recipe for “healthy” potato nachos. Being a nacho-lover, but a very limited partaker, I had to check this scrumptious looking recipe. The ingredients are fantastic and now all nacho-lovers, such as myself, can indulge in this potato...

Six Healthy Oils to Include in Your Diet

Mar 10, 2015 by

  Despite the bad reputation that fat has developed in recent years, our bodies need a certain amount of the right kinds of fats in order to function well, fight inflammation and prevent disease. Certain oils are excellent sources of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and other vital nutrients. Let’s take a look at several oils that can be very...

DIY Stress Relief & Detox Bath Recipe

Mar 8, 2015 by

  One of the simplest ways I know of to aid the body in natural toxin-removal, stress relief and even pain relief is by enjoying a detox bath two to three times weekly. A detox bath does not need to be complicated; in fact, my Stress Relief & Detox Bath Recipe is simple, effective and easy to perform. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and plays...

Inflammation – Root Cause of Disease

Feb 27, 2015 by

  Medical science is undergoing a quiet revolution. Many alternative and natural health care practitioners have long understood the connection between disease and inflammation, and the role that the immune system plays. However, the conventional medical establishment is beginning to rethink the whole matter. Certain illnesses, such as...

Health Benefits of Daily Walking

Feb 22, 2015 by

  Often daily walking doesn’t get the respect it deserves, either for the health benefits it provides, its worth for transportation, its convenience for just about any age, or the role it plays in recreation. And that’s concerning because, in reality, daily walking has been found to have the highest compliance rate of any other exercise with...