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Health and Wellness Articles
Articles about health, fitness, sleep, and wellness.
Take a Breath! Breathing to Relax.
Ready to de-stress? Release tension with this deep breathing technique. It really works! As with...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional tonic made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s been used...
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 ...
White Vinegar: Powerful But Use With Caution
It’s hard to think of a natural substance that serves so many everyday purposes as vinegar—from...
How to Stop the Hiccups
Read on for a surefire remedy for getting rid of hiccups that can strike a person anytime, anywhere...
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can what we eat also...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief & Treatment
Here are 20 remedies for sunburn relief and treatment. If you have a minor sunburn (where the skin...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) did men start shaving their beards?...
Homemade Shampoos, Toothpaste, & Deodorant
We cook what we eat. So, why not try whipping up the products that get absorbed by your skin? Here...
Home Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer and about as beloved. Unfortunately, there’s no repellent...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
DIY Face and Hair Masks: Nourishment From the Kitchen!
For centuries, people have been using fruits, vegetables and other natural products to nourish...
Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Yes, there are natural insect repellents that work. Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays...
Less Sugar, Please! Breaking the Sugar Habit
Do you crave sweet foods to the point where once you start, you can’t stop? Or, do you feel...
Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Not fond of veggies? Or, just looking for creative ideas to add more vegetables to your menu to get...
Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are a great, healthy way to start your day or a simple snack. You can use fresh or frozen...
15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so...
Easy Eggplant Recipes and Cooking Tips
The gloriously purple eggplant is so misunderstood! Most people have experienced badly-cooked...
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and...
10-Minute Workouts That Deliver Health Benefits!
Take a break and try one of these 10-minute workouts at home. A growing body of research suggests...
Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet happy and healthy....
How Slow Walking is Good for Your Health
Ever heard of “slow walking”? It may sound too good to be true, but simply walking slowly and...
Quarantine Dreams—or Nightmares? Tips for Restful Sleep.
How is your dreamworld? After being quarantined at home for a few weeks, some folks have been...
Gardening for Health in Coronavirus Quarantine
These are trying times for sure, but it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are even positives to...
What Counts As Exercise?
Most of us are used to thinking of “exercise” as something to do in a gym, but we’re overlooking...
Stay Calm and Plant Something
One of the most hopeful things we can do in troubled times is to plant a garden. Planting a seed is...
Down Home Tips for Health and Happiness
Most Americans equate “health” with professional health care, especially now, but I’d go so far as...
Preventing Back Pain
Oh, my aching back! If you’re like 80% of American adults, you’ve probably suffered from, will...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
10 Easy Recipes to Cook When You're Self-Quarantined
By now, most American households have hunkered down. What do we cook during this uncertain period...
Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying. Some of these natural remedies can provide...
COVID-19: A Few Food Safety Precautions
Is our food safe? Reassuringly, there’s currently no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted through...
COVID-19: Disinfecting Your House
It’s time for spring cleaning. With COVID-19, we’re also thinking about disinfecting the home. The...
Dry Hair and Skin? Remedies and Recipes
Do you have dry hair, hands, or skin? If there’s one thing that we love, it’s making our own...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
COVID-19: Social Distancing? Quarantine? Self-Isolation?
Social Distancing? Quarantine? Isolation? Lockdown? With the COVID-19 cases growing, we’re learning...
Eating Weeds: Why Not?
In the spring, I venture into fields, looking for signs of the first wild foods of spring. Yes, I...
The Dirt Cure for the Winter Cough
In 1849, a farmer prescribed a “dirt cure” for a winter cough. Janice Stillman, editor of The Old...