When Natural Treatments Seem to Fail

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thinkingI have friends with cancer. You have friends with cancer. You might even be getting treated for cancer right now. We’ve all lost dear loved ones to this dreadful disease, and with all certainty, many more friends and family will receive this diagnosis in the near future. But sometimes, suggesting to them to even consider alternative treatments (or second opinions) as opposed to mainstream medical treatment for their cancer ...

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Fresh Quinoa Salad–Moroccan Style

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quinsalad“She’s back to cooking quinoa for dinner,” the family grumbled. By now, the dish that once thrilled was the dish that brought chills. Something had to be done, and quickly. Thankfully, I ran across this Moroccan inspired salad that will be sure to tempt a few taste buds and get this grain back in good graces at the family dinner table.

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Design Your Organic Garden NOW

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jalapenoIt’s difficult to be thinking of lush green vegetable gardens when the ground is still frozen and covered with ice and snow. But now is precisely the PERFECT time for you to get planning. Deciding what you want to grow, how to organize your space, and make sure you have the ideal seeds available is only a small part of the fun and reward of organic gardening.

Growing your own organic foods ...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup and Autism

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boyChances are high that each and every one of us knows someone with a form of autism. The rate of autism has risen dramatically in the recent decades, and the search for its cause is well underway. In this Naturally Savvy article, the writer, Deborah Mitchell explains the link between the foods we eat, particularly those containing high fructose corn syrup, and the rise in autism.

High fructose corn syrup appears to ...

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Great Gifts to Give If You’ve Waited THIS Long to Shop

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christmasYes, I am one of “those” people who wait until the very last minute to do their holiday shopping. I spent three hours at the outlet mall yesterday (not including traffic and parking lot jockeying for ANY parking place) power purchasing the “perfect” gift for most of the people on my gift list. It’s tons of fun shopping under this kind of pressure (for real!) and I feel the most productive ...

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Protect Your Immune System Starting RIGHT NOW

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safeThis is the perfect time of the year for lots of things, but getting sick shouldn’t be one of them! Unfortunately, preparing for the holidays can leave us so busy we forget to take care of ourselves. I speak from experience. What seems like a lifetime ago, I burned the proverbial candle at both ends and ended up sick for four months. I was working a stressful full time job in ...

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The Blue Blah Blues of Winter and How to Cope

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snowWe experienced our first measurable snowfall this day. There were kids outside playing more than shoveling, and a small snowman was erected on my front lawn (by the child sent out to shovel). As the flakes were flying, so were we, searching for snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, and scarves. The joy and happiness permeated throughout the house as hot chocolate simmered on the stove, waiting to warm the hearts and ...

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Prepare NOW for New Years Resolution Fitness

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fitNine months or so ago, I committed myself to get in shape for the coming year. Finally, at the end of summer, I decided to act on that commitment and joined a kettle bell class. I was going to cram three seasons of fitness into one six-week session and come out a dress size slimmer and feeling much stronger. Sounds logical, right? My body, however, had other plans. I tore a ...

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Junk Foods–Are They Killing You?

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loopsThis is a busy time in your life. Who has time to make three square meals a day from scratch? Who is willing to do such a monumental task as this in this day and age? Not so long ago, a generation or two ago, it was the norm to have everything we consumed as homemade.  It was most certainly a lot more work, but it was also a lot healthier than what ...

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Sweet Things-Why You Really Need to Cut Back

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sugarIf you think you are doing yourself a favor by consuming artificial sweeteners versus sugar, think again. New studies show these sweeteners may be taking a toll on our gut health. Published in the September 17 issue of Nature, the Israeli study showed that eating just an average amount of saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose (say, some Nutrasweet in your coffee and a couple Diet Cokes during the day) seems to alter the ...

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