From Pharmacy to Herb Garden: Our Journey to a Natural Medicine Cabinet
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From Pharmacy to Herb Garden: Our Journey to a Natural Medicine Cabinet

I've said this before, but I'm constantly in awe of how God created so many herbs and plants that really meet our body's needs. Things like seasonal foods that meet our nutritional needs (such as oranges and squash in the winter with their abundance of vitamin C) and herbs and spices that strengthen our immune…

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Make Your Own Sunblock, Bug Repellent + More

I've shared my love of the products from MadeOn Hard Lotion before. Their lotion bar and bug block are staples in our home! But founder Renee Harris isn't keeping her recipes a secret! In addition to the great DIY lotion bar kit she offers on her site, Renee has also just released a new ebook,…

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The Health Benefits of Lemon Water

Although I started drinking water almost exclusively several years ago, I've avoided lemon water for most of that time. I just never understood the appeal, and I would even ask waiters to "hold the lemon" when ordering water at restaurants (unless my girls were with me, in which case I would ask for extra lemon…

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Using Herbs in Food, as Nutritional Supplements and for Healing
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Using Herbs in Food, as Nutritional Supplements and for Healing

Okay, confession time (I seem to be making a lot of confessions lately...): until recently, I rarely -- okay, never -- thought about or used herbs for anything. Even when a recipe called for a fresh herb, I would simply substitute dried and hope it worked out. However, as we've been focusing more on cooking…

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4 Home Remedies to Knock Out a Cold

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Feeling that tickle coming on in the back of your throat? Besides the hundred other reasons that feeling sick usually makes me frustrated, I always get a bit overwhelmed and feel inadequate when I consider the “treatments” for run-of-the-mill sick bugs. I don’t really like taking…

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