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Last year, my business had the opportunity to partner with a charity and build a community garden at our local youth center. In one day, the community came together, young and old, to build raised beds and a fence to surround the garden. Now the youth center includes gardening as an after-school activity for the kids. Read more... We all know it is good for us to take our vitamins, especially in a world where our store bought food is nutrient deficient. Our food lacks vitamins and minerals because our soil is not as healthy as it used to be, and because our food is irradiated before it is delivered to the grocery store. Read more... Spring is here and the sun is shining more often, which means many of us are spending time in our gardens. While choosing between flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, I'd like to encourage you to plant plenty of your own food this year. Even if you only grow one tomato plant... Read more... Just like pharmaceutical drugs, plants and herbs are full of chemicals. The big difference is that our bodies have evolved with them for millennia. Mother Nature has perfected the ratio of these chemicals within plants, and these ratios are far more complex than science can currently comprehend. Read more...
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Plant a Garden to Overcome Depression Americans are spending less time outdoors and depression rates are increasing. Experts report that we spend 25% less time in nature than we did in 1987. Meanwhile, 1 in 10 Americans are clinically depressed and taking anti-depressants. Read more... Grow a Stress Busting Garden
There is a garden nestled among the trees of Sequim, WA, that has gained worldwide attention through an internet documentary called Back to Eden. The documentary stars a humble, but revolutionary, gardener named Paul Gautschi and his home garden. Paul will grab your attention when he tells you his gardening methods, which are contrary to traditional techniques. For example, he hasn’t watered his garden in 34 years. He doesn’t rotate his... Read more...
Before there were pharmaceuticals to cure what ails us, there were herbs. There was a time when families and communities worked together to be self-sufficient with their health by growing plants that would cure everything from sunburns to indigestion. In Read more... How to Make Free Fertilizers for Your Garden What most people probably don't realize is that the weeds they are trying to kill are some of the most beneficial medicines on the planet. Dandelions, for example, are known to make an excellent liver tonic. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Read more...
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Organic & Natural Skincare Coconut Blueberry Chia Muffins We slather all kinds of chemicals on our bodies in the name of beauty. We are led to believe we need expensive lotions and potions in order to have beautiful skin. I've had problem skin my entire life, and I've used all kinds of beauty products hoping to unveil the perfect skin... Read more... These muffins are winners all the way around. Not only are they delicious, but they are packed full of super foods, high in protein (about 7 grams per muffin), gluten-free, dairy free, and organic. These muffins are moist and sweet, but you can feel good about every bite. They are perfect for breakfast, an on-the-go snack, or as a healthy sweet treat after... Read more...
Nature's Way to Defeat Stress Stress is an inescapable part of life. It may take the form of taxes, difficulties at work, or a traffic jam. The sources are endless. A little can be good, but overwhelming stress takes a toll on our health and leads to disease. Eastern medicine has many strategies to deal with the toxic stress that... Read more...
Reishi: The Real Magic Mushroom An acupuncturist once told me that if I only ever take one supplement for the rest of my life, it should be reishi mushrooms. For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has hailed reishi as the "Mushroom of Immortality." We... Read more...

 

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