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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Backyard Apothecary: The Amazing Dandelion

My father always hated dandelions in his yard and used to pay my brother to pull them out or pick their flowers before they went to seed. Six years ago, he was dying of liver cancer.... 



Prevent Cancer: The Pesticide Connection

We know that up to 50% of cancers can be prevented by healthy living and healthy public policies. More and more, people are making the connection between cancer and the environment.... 



Diet of Abundance

Whereas most diets are fairly restrictive, I feel a diet based primarily on whole foods actually brings more variety to the plate. Whole foods are foods that are not modified from their... 



Age-Busting Nutrients

We can’t stop our bodies from aging, but we can take a nutritional approach to help our bodies’ age better. As the years go by, we become less efficient at absorbing vital... 



Herpes

Herpes, or cold sores, are those pesky little sores on the mouth that cause a lot of pain and discomfort. What is more, they often affect us at vulnerable times when we are under stress.... 



Oatmeal

A bowl of Oatmeal in the morning (or anytime) is tasty and will keep you satisfied for several hours. Extra Prep Time: Can be made without presoaking, but consistency is smoother... 



Selfish or Self-care?

Does the thought of taking time for yourself bring joy and pleasure or resistance for you? Many people were brought up to believe that any focus on themselves was selfish and "no... 



Weight Loss

The holidays are over and many of us are feeling the heavy sluggishness of a few extra pounds, our energy sapped from an excess of processed and refined goodies. New Year’s resolutions... 



Restoring Aphrodite

For many, many years, my career took me to places of wonder and beauty on this wet west coast. Along with opportunities to exercise in nature’s bounty, with fresh air to breath... 



Eating with Reverence

Many families around the world begin their meals by saying their own version of grace at the dinner table.When we take the time to prepare a meal that satisfies all of the senses and... 



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