What is Oil Pulling? Benefits of Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil or Sesame Oil

oil pulling with sesame oil

Oil pulling originated as an Ayurveda practice possibly 10,000 years ago but was coined as “oil pulling” in the 1990’s by Ukranian Physician, Dr. F. Karach. Historically oil pulling has been done to improve a variety of different health ailments. Some say they have noticed health problems mysteriously clear up after just a few days of oil pulling-as though the toxins are pulled right out of them. I decided it was time to … Continue Reading »

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Benefits of Garlic: Good Medicine from Dr. Earth?

benefits of garlic

The benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years. Garlic has many potential medicinal uses in modern times as well. Garlic has antibacterial properties so it can help combat infections. It can be useful when you are losing your voice, and it can help clear a cough. Some in vitro studies even suggest anti-tumor effects may be present. Allicin, which gives garlic it’s characteristic burning sensation when the bulbs are crushed … Continue Reading »

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How to Make Orange Vinegar a Simple Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

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We all want safe cleaning products without all the nasty chemicals and that’s why green cleaning products are all the rage these days. But with this simple orange vinegar recipe you can take the Do it Yourself approach to green cleaning at a fraction of the cost. Orange Vinegar: My Super Simple Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipe In a pint size mason jar, I combined the peels of about 2 oranges and covered … Continue Reading »

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Dear Paco Underhill: Not Why We Buy But Should We Buy

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So why do we buy? Imagine this: you’ve just entered your favorite store. The aisles are wide so you don’t feel rushed, the merchandise is highly visible and comfortable to reach even with a bad back, and the words practically jump out at you, so easy to read! So pleased are you with the layout of the store, the inviting atmosphere, the signage, music, and lighting, that you decide to keep shopping, even … Continue Reading »

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How To Make Miso the Traditional Way

white chickpea miso

Perhaps the hardest thing about learning how to make miso is simply obtaining all the ingredients and equipment. Soybeans are pretty easy just load up your square foot garden and you are all set. However, if you are like me, you probably fruitlessly looked all over several local health food stores searching for koji. This is the one ingredient you will probably need to order online from a specialty website. How to make … Continue Reading »

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Dandelions: Can’t Beat em Eat em – Ten Dandelion Tea Benefits

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Who knew, dandelion tea benefits our health in numerous ways. It’s true, dandelions are high in many vitamins and minerals and have been consumed for thousands of years as a nutritious edible plant. So if you have been battling those pesky but pretty flowers year after year – just give in and get back by eating them instead of cursing them! I recently discovered an article touting the benefits of dandelion tea, as … Continue Reading »

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Jambu Coastline and Ladybug Sandals for Moms and Daughters

jambu ladybug and jambu coastline rugged but cute sandals

The shoe fairy has struck again~ as I reach for the box that just arrived outside my front door…. Oooo my new Springalicious Jambu shoes I can’t wait to try them on. Although it’s been a mild winter I am looking forward to this nice weather and getting some sandals on my feet!!!  Well, I open the box and light up when my eyes are pleasantly rewarded with their new line of All … Continue Reading »

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Hevea Pond Bath Toys: No More Icky Black Mold

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Have you ever been blasted in the mouth with a slimy black mold filled jet of water? Just the thought of it makes my stomach do the chicken dance. I’d be willing to bet if you have kids and those kids have cute rubber ducky bath toys the odds are good that THEY have. That’s an even more disturbing thought. So when I ran across an article in Parents Magazine about Hevea Pond … Continue Reading »

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