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Health and Wellness Articles
Articles about health, fitness, sleep, and wellness.
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Stir-Fry Recipe With Bone Broth
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore ...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
Have extra mint leaves? There are so many household uses for mint. Besides adding to food and...
Summer Food Safety
As a casual cook, I usually throw together a dish quickly based on what’s in season, but in the...
Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays that can kick those pesky insects to the curb. If you...
Cornstarch, Arrowroot, & Starches: What's the Difference?
Summer’s extreme heat may take the starch right out of you. But it’s the time of year to reach for...
How to Make Homemade Shampoo (Only Two Ingredients)
One day early last spring, I counted the ingredients of my shampoos. Each contained at least 20...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
There’s always debate about fats and carbs, but everyone knows that protein is essential to life....
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can healthier eating...
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and...
Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, quick, and...
Best Tips for Preventing & Recovering From Falls
Everybody falls down. We slip on ice, trip over unexpected obstacles, fail to negotiate a step up...
Flowers You Can Eat!
Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers are good for healing, too. While there...
Preventing Back Pain
Oh my aching back! If you’re like 80 percent of American adults, you’ve probably suffered from,...
Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the...
White Vinegar: Powerful But Use With Caution
It’s hard to think of a natural substance that serves such a wide array of everyday purposes as...
Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
When I hear the statement, “When people can’t afford pork or beef, they move to chicken.” I always...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you...
What Is The Best Sleeping Position?
Find out how your sleeping position affects your health and how to sleep better in a healthy...
What is Thirdhand Smoke?
Ever noticed that rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture have smelled like cigarette smoke? The...
Go Ahead: Add On a Little More Weight
When most people think of exercise, they think of running and “cardio.” However, as you age,...
Natural Remedies for Dry Hair, Itchy Skin, and More
If you suffer from frizzy hair, itchy skin, chapped lips, or one of many other common cosmetic...
Homemade Deodorant, Aftershave, and Shaving Cream
Make homemade deodorant for men or women that really works, especially in a pinch! It’s also easy...
Nail Biting and Brittle Nail Remedies
Take care of your hands and nails! Here are ways to deal with nail-biting habits and what to do...
Muscle Twitches, Tics, and Jerks
Ever experienced muscle twitches, jerks, or involuntary tics? What causes them? Are they serious?...
8 Reasons Why a Vegetable Garden Makes Us Happy and Healthy
Which hobby helps you live longer? Turns out it’s gardening! If you’re resolved to live a healthier...
Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergens
While it’s a challenge to truly allergy-proof your home, there are certainly practical cleaning...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Coughing and Wheezing in Cold Weather?
In cold weather, have you ever noticed that you wheeze, cough, or have shortness of breath,...
Ice or Heat: Home Remedies for Pain
Nothing eases everyday pains, strains, aches, and bruises like cold and heat. But which conditions...
Leg Cramps at Night: Causes and Remedies
Eeow! Startled from a deep sleep, you suddenly come to with a shriek, as your calf, thigh, or maybe...
Home Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer and about as beloved. Unfortunately, there’s no repellent...
Headache Types and Treatments
Not all headaches are created equal. Learn about the many different types of headaches and headache...
5 Ways to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs Over the Holidays
Feeling sick to your stomach? Overindulgence in holiday goodies might not be the culprit. ‘Tis the...