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Best Therapy

Sometimes, the best therapy is a long drive and music.   (Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)

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Oil Pulling for Elimination of Toxins

Oil pulling as it is known today has its origins in Ayurvedic medicine. The ancient Indian text Charaka Samhita makes claims that it is beneficial to over 30 different disorders such as asthma, hormonal disorders, digestive issues and cardiovascular trouble. (Visited 202 times, 1 visits today)

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The Noble Bay Leaf from Kitchen to Craft

The bay tree has been sacred since ancient times. Even its name suggests greatness. Nobilis means renowned, and the bay branches were woven into wreaths of victory. Apollo’s temple was said to have its roof made entirely of bay leaves for protection, and bay leaf garlands were later used in architectural moldings. The genus Laurus…

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Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Quick Weeknight Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Between school, extra-curricular activities and work schedules, it can be a challenge to fit dinner into your family’s busy schedule every night. That’s why it’s important to have a go-to list of quick meal ideas that are dependable and delicious. (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)

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Summer Squash Ribbons with Lemon Herb Dressing

These pretty squash ribbons are easy to make and simply flavored with aromatic herbs and zesty lemon. Summer squash are low in calories and rich in cancer-protective fiber and nutrients including lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are especially beneficial for your eyes. Herbs and lemon zest also provide a plethora of antioxidants in this too-hot-to-cook,…

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The Surprising Benefits of Cattle Farming and Ranching

Although sometimes challenged, cattle farming and ranching plays an important role in preserving biodiversity and the habitats of local wildlife, while also supporting healthy soil. Just as the bison kept grasslands healthy and viable for centuries, cattle grazing has the same effect. (Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)

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Avocado Toast with Grapes and Radishes

Looking to jazz up your favorite recipe or a create a new classic? Liven up meals by adding grapes from California. They’re an easy and convenient add-in that offers juicy crunch, vibrant colour and delicious flavour to any ingredient combination. Grapes also provide a healthy boost to other nutritious foods. (Visited 13 times, 1 visits…

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Selling Home-Grown Tea Herbs

There are numerous ways to package dried herbal teas for sale, from tea-themed gift baskets to home spa tea collections. Also, they can be sold as individual live potted plants. These are usually for your customers’ gardens, but some tea herbs can be grown on a windowsill or porch, or even on your customers’ desks…

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Native American Herbal Medicine

Native American herbal medicine has been used for treating common illnesses and conditions for centuries. In fact, some people still use these ancient herbal cures today. Herbal remedies were a fundamental component of the Native American culture that went far beyond treating the symptoms of illnesses and into spirituality as part of the treatment. Native…

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Grilled Peaches and Goat Cheese Salad

Grilling fruits is a delicious way to eat more fiber, nutrients and cancer-protective compounds. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about the potentially cancer-causing compounds that form when meat is grilled. This recipe features flavorful peaches with a honey-vinegar glaze. Serve over arugula with crumbled goat cheese for a delicious summer salad. (Visited 17…

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Bagel Avocado Toast with Everything-Spiced Wild Alaska Salmon

A healthy morning meal is a great chance to start your day with a variety of healthy foods. This flavorful take on the bagel lox features a whole-grain base, protein-rich Alaska salmon and fresh avocado, tomatoes and onion. It contains fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to keep your family healthy now and lower risk for…

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Selecting a Breed of Chicken

They’re Not Just Chickens Chickens come in all shapes, color, sizes… and purposes. Did you know that selecting the type of chicken to raise in your backyard depends on what you want to get from them? There are basically three groups of chickens to select from according to purpose: the egg laying variety, the meat-producers…

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Have You Ever Wondered Where The Homesteader Barn Came From?

A road trip through the rural expanses of the United States and Canada is beautiful in itself, but it is greatly enhanced by the presence of old barns dotting the countryside. These antique barns are some of the surviving remnants of the first structures put up by the tough people who started farming these lands….

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Summer Tomato and Olive Relish

Spice up your late-summer dishes with an easy homemade relish. This one packs a colorful variety of produce with vine-ripe tomatoes, sweet onion, and savory Kalamata olives. Kick the mild Mediterranean flavor up a notch with a few dashes of chili sauce. Serve over fresh fish or chicken, or use as a healthy spread on…

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Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Don’t compare yourself to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon.  They shine when it’s their time. (Visited 66 times, 1 visits today)

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Hurricane Preps

With hurricanes being so unpredictable I thought it would be a good time to take a break from our normal house conditioning and concentrate for a moment on hurricane preparations. Being a prepper and survivalist, I refuse to take any unnecessary chance with my family’s lives and plan accordingly. (Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)