How to Build a Support System for Healing

You may be new to functional medicine or holistic health care practices or you may be a long-time user of natural remedies.  Where ever you are on that spectrum, everyone needs a group of people who support you as you fight to heal yourself in natural ways. We happen to live in a community that…

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Keeping Cilantro Fresh

I love using fresh herbs in my kitchen creations.  It just seems like everything tastes better, smells better and even looks better with fresh cut herbs.  I grow a lot of my own fresh herbs but there are those that I haven’t been able to grow very well or grow enough of.  One of those…

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Elderberry Syrup

One of our favorite home remedies is Elderberry syrup. Researchers in Switzerland and Italy have discovered that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications in the records dating as far back as Ancient Egypt where some Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them. Historians,…

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Our Top Wellness Gift Ideas

Sometimes when we are making changes to our lifestyle we need new tools to make it possible to get the results that we are looking for.

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Holiday Hacks for Joyful Gatherings

This year try some of these Holiday Hacks to help your festivities be less stressful and more joyful! For many of us, the holiday season (Thanksgiving through the New Year) involves endless lists of things to do, calendars bursting with events, and feelings of overwhelm.  With all that and more the holidays lend themselves to…

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Planning a Healthy Holiday Menu

Food is an essential part of our everyday lives.  Food is responsible for the on-going building and repairing that our body requires.  Often food is the centerpiece of celebration, especially our holiday traditions.  It is my goal to provide a holiday menu that will not only be delicious but it will also nourish my guests. …

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Get Squashed- The Benefits of Eating More Squash

Fall brings with it a wealth of nutrient dense winter squash. Some varieties include: Pumpkin, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard and Spaghetti. These beautifully colored squash are rich in beta-carotene.

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Soaking Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors for the purpose of protection.  The enzyme inhibitors keep them in a hibernation state until conditions are optimal for sprouting and growth.  These enzyme inhibitors contain a substance called Phytic acid.  Phytic acid is the principle storage form for phosphorus in plants.  Plants need this stored phosphorus when they…

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Grain Free Apple Crisp

Use your own home preserved Apple Pie Filling to make this quick and easy recipe.  If you haven’t preserved your own pie filling you can follow the instructions for using raw apples. This recipe makes both a delightful breakfast and a satisfying dessert.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you but fall just wouldn’t be fall without the delicious flavor combination of pumpkin and chocolate chips baked into a perfect gluten free cookie.

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