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12 Tips For Stopping A Cold In Its Tracks

12 Tips For Stopping A Cold In Its Tracks

By Katie Stanley, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling off and more people are spending more time inside. It’s also that time of year when candy, cookies, coffee drinks and all sorts of other sweets seem to be consumed in greater quantities. All those sweets make it hard for […]

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There Is No One “Right” Diet

Image by Rick Ligthelm I keep running into people, many of whom have finally discovered, possibly after years of experiments, what makes them feel really good, diet-wise.  They are, naturally, excited.  They want to shout it from the rooftops.  They often read everything they can get their hands on about their new diet and all of […]

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Are Natural Treatments For Cancer Possible?

Image by mauroguanandi It’s October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness.  Pink is everywhere.  (Read why I’m not going pink.)  But in today’s post, I don’t want to talk about awareness.  We’re all aware of breast cancer.  What I want to talk about is alternative and natural treatments for cancer. This isn’t a research-based post and it […]

It’s Only a Little Ebola….

Recently, the news has been abuzz about ebola — specifically, health care workers contracting ebola.  This is how it should read: “Health care worker A has been infected with ebola.  S/he was caring for a patient infected with the disease, and had been placed under proper quarantine as a precaution.  Unfortunately, s/he did develop symptoms.  We […]


The Well-Stocked Medicine Chest for Pregnancy and Baby

By Kristen, Contributing Writer Picking what to put in your medicine cabinet gets a lot more complicated when you’ve got a baby on board – or in your arms.  Suddenly the safety of what you use matters a lot more, and many moms want to choose natural remedies over standard over-the-counter medications.  This article has […]

Monday Health & Wellness: New Look and Amazing Sale!

If you tried to visit us over the weekend, you may have found that our site was down.  Rest assured, it was only temporary!  We were down from around 1 PM EST until 11 PM EST on Saturday, so we could get our awesome new look! Today we’re bringing you that great new look.  We […]

A Letter to Moms of Vaccine-Injured Children

Today’s letter is in honor of Vaccine Injury Awareness Month.  It’s needed.  It’s time to say this…from a mama who (thankfully) doesn’t have a vaccine-injured child, to those who do. Dear Mama of a Vaccine Injured Child, I’m so sorry. This is the first thing I have to say to you, because you don’t hear […]

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Which is Safer: The Flu, or the Flu Shot?

Image by mcfarlandmo After my recent post, Which is Safer: Vaccines or Illnesses? (which I focused on measles and the MMR), some people asked me to write a similar post about the flu.  It’s seasonally appropriate, as the flu shot push is on.  But is a flu shot really necessary?  Is it the best way to protect […]

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Monday Health & Wellness: Natural Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

Image by Balaji.B It’s October, and that means Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, most of the conversations are focused on how to detect breast cancer — get your mammograms — and on donating money to research new breast cancer drugs.  But honestly, with 1 in 8 women getting breast cancer in their life time, what […]

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Which Is Safer: Vaccines or Illnesses?

After my recent post, “15 Things We Need to Stop Saying in the Vaccine Debate,” there was a respectful response written by Erich of Grounded Parents, entitled “11 Things I’m Going to Keep Saying in the Vaccine Debate…and 4 We Shouldn’t.” Erich agrees that it should be a parents’ choice and that we should have […]

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Cheesy Raw Kale Chips

  Kale chips are my go-to snack when I need a salty fix. Unlike other salty snack options like chips, crackers or popcorn, kale chips are nutrient dense and can actually detox your system. As an added bonus, the fresh raw garlic will give your immune system an extra boost. And who doesn’t need that […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Change the Conversation

Image by tdlucas5000 Today is October 1, which marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year at this time, the world turns pink as we “seek the cure” and try to bring awareness to this disease which is stealing people from us.  It’s a terrible disease.  It’s a terrible circumstance.  No one wants to […]