Category Archives: General

In the News

I’m sure most of us are aware of the Dirty Dozen, the most pesticide-laden and fruits and vegetables as well as the Clean Fifteen, the fruits and vegetables you could get away with buying conventional. Did you know there is … Continue reading

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In the News

I’ve decided to revive our In the News posts, because there have been a few interesting articles catch my attention in the past few weeks. **** Milk has been in the news again. My mom was a huge proponent of … Continue reading

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What We Know About Fats and Oils

The following post is an excerpt from A Pocket Full of Posies, a collection of my mom’s writing and I thought it was particularly relevant these days, considering how much we see in the news about the changing beliefs and … Continue reading

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Holistic Pet Care

Many of us, who are conscientious regarding how we treat ourselves and our family, think less about how we are treating our treasured family pets. We think nothing of steroids for a skin condition, low quality food, anti-depressants or sedatives … Continue reading

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Looking for a little extra ooomph?

Many of us wake up daily feeling foggy, groggy, or like we cannot seem to clear our head enough to start the day with out a kick in the pants from some caffeine.  In fact, in our go-go-go society doesn’t … Continue reading

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Holiday Herbs

I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is just weeks away.  Here is an excerpt from Martha’s book, A Pocket Full of Posies on the focus of herbs during the holidays.  Enjoy! ***** Herbs come into focus during the holidays. Sage … Continue reading

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News round up from around the Web

The following are a collection of articles from around the Internet that we found timely or interesting.  What are you reading today? Are your children drinking enough water? We worry all the time about what kind of food our kids … Continue reading

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Everyone knows you should exercise

This is an excerpt from the book, A Pocket Full of Posies, a collection of articles written by Martha Benedict. Everyone knows you should exercise, but did you know the enormous body of research substantiating the health claims for exercising?  … Continue reading

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Adaptogen Herbs

What makes adaptogen herbs so special?  Adaptogens are herbs that appear to improve the body’s own ability to adapt to environmental stressors and changing situations.  It is believed that adaptogen herbs may have a normalizing effect on the body and … Continue reading

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