Hydroponic Organics

Hydroponic Organics approved by USDA

If you think organic vegetables and berries should be wholesome, pure and grown in rich black earth, you wouldn’t be alone. But the US Department of Agriculture just destroyed that myth yesterday by allowing hydroponically grown vegetables to be certified organic. Hydroponic vegetables and berries have inexplicably slid under the organic regulations for several years. … Read more

lavender benefits

Lavender Benefits, how do I love thee? Let me count 8 ways…

I love lavender! Just the mildest whiff makes me sigh with release. And, of course, stress relief: That’s what lavender is all about. I’ve had a stressful couple of weeks. An almost fatal computer crash that took a couple of weeks to remedy, but saved me from having into invest in a new laptop (thanks … Read more

Natural Sore Throat Soothers

Natural Sore Throat Soothers

This article by Kathleen appeared in Natural Awakwenings Magazine in October of 2016. She’s down with a sore throat and laryngitis this week and taking a bit of her own medicine. These soothers aren’t just for kids. The household is settling for the night when the 5-year-old cries out, “My throat hurts!” “There’s no need … Read more

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Birth Control Pills – The Dangers of Hormone-Based Contraception

Kathleen’s article on the dangers of birth control pills was originally published in Natural Awakenings Magazine. For more than 50 years, women have loved the freedom that birth control pills offer. What’s not to love? Take a little pill every day and (pretty much) rest assured that an unplanned pregnancy won’t happen. Well, it turns … Read more

need more iodine

You Probably Need More Iodine

There was a time when iodine was considered a “cure all,” but we’ve forgotten all about it and as a result, rates of cancer are skyrocketing, obesity is epidemic and our energy levels have plunged. Before the widespread use of synthetic drugs, iodine was recommended for everything from healing wounds and disease, destroying bacteria and … Read more

sugar

Another warning about the dangers of sugar

I’ve written many times about the dangers of sugar and I know I’m probably preaching to the choir with many of you. However a new animal study from the University of Utah is truly frightening: It shows that female mice that consumed the equivalent of a human drinking three cans of soft drinks a day … Read more