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Health and Wellness Articles
Articles about health, fitness, sleep, and wellness.
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 ...
Wearing Socks to Bed: Warm Feet, Better Sleep?
Ever heard the old advice that wearing socks can help you fall sleep? Now there is evidence that...
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...
High-Fiber Food: What’s the Big Deal?
Maybe you’ve read that most Americans get less than half the fiber they need for optimal health,...
How to Grow Ginger Indoors
Cold and flu season is coming up and, if you find yourself under the weather, a steaming hot cup of...
Natural Remedies for Arthritis
If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints caused by inflammation, see our natural remedies for ...
Forgetfulness: Am I Losing My Mind?
If you’ve moved into middle age and beyond, it happens with increasing frequency: You see an old...
Talking to Your Doctor About Pain
Pain brings more Americans to their doctors than any other complaint. Yet doctors can’t just apply...
Home Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer and about as beloved. Unfortunately, there’s no repellent...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving...
5 Tips to Help Your Body Adjust to the Time Change
Time changes in the fall and spring affect each of us differently. For many folks, it can take ...
Causes (and Effects) of the Common Headache
More time is lost to business and industry from headaches than from heart disease, stroke, and...
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...
Gain less weight? Improve heart health? Nuts to that!
Black walnuts fall rat-a-tat-tat onto the metal roof of our (now uninhabited) chicken house; acorns...
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...
Why Am I So Tired?
Do you often feel fatigued during the day for seemingly no reason at all? Here are some of the most...
Flu Season: Don’t Count on Alcohol Sanitizers
It’s flu season. The signs have begun appearing everywhere, “Flu season is here. Hand sanitizer:...
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...
Bee Stings: Prevention and Treatment
Here are some first aid tips for those annoying and often painful bee stings—plus, tips on how to...
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
My mom grew up on a big Vermont dairy farm, and every summer, they would haul endless gallons of...
Make Your Own Lip Balm
Coming indoors and going out, the dry winter air causes static hair, parched skin, and—especially—...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—...
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...
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,...
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...