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Conquering Fiber

If you’ve been used to eating processed, refined low fiber food and you switch to a high fiber diet, you may experience cramping, bloating, diarrhea and gas. Ironically, even constipation can occur if you neglect to drink inadequate amounts of water. The operative term here is “moderation.” Start slowly and gradually increase your intake of […]

Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds belong to the same family as cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, and squash. Long valued as a great source of zinc, pumpkin seeds are becoming increasingly recognized for being rich in antioxidants. Before processing pumpkins for meals, desserts or decorating, remember to retain the seeds. Nutrients & Vitamins Pumpkin seeds are a great source […]

Making Positive Changes This Fall Season

Did you know that throughout the world fall is considered a wonderful and sacred time to make positive changes in your life? Leaves falling from trees is a powerful symbol for the fall. As the leaves delicately drift to the earth to be turned into soil through the process of composting, we too can allow […]

Building and Maintaining Healthy Immune Systems

Teach children to wash their hands well after using the restroom, after playing outdoors in the dirt, after playing with pets, and before eating.  Germs carried on the hands can be carried into the body through the mouth.  If the immune system is weak, the child can become ill.

Herbal First Aid for Kids

The Following Teas Are Effective For Many Childhood Illnesses • Elder flowers, boneset (bitter), yarrow with peppermint to induce a cleansing sweat • Catnip/chamomile/rosemary tea to reduce a rash • Mullein/lobelia, chamomile, or scullcap to relax • Catnip, fennel, ginger, chamomile and peppermint for upset stomachs • Elderberry syrup for sore throats and for interrupted […]

Fiber Helps the Body Cope with Large Amounts of Sugar

Fiber slows the absorption of food in the small intestine. The rate in which carbohydrates are digested is closely related to how fast they are absorbed, which determines the rise of blood sugar. When carbohydrate and plant fibers are eaten together, blood sugar levels are considerably lower than when the same type of carbohydrate is […]

Aging Is A Choice

Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells that only live for a few weeks or months. They die and are replaced by new cells in an endless cycle that began the minute of conception and will continue until our death. We replace about 1 percent of our cells every day, which just about […]