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What 17 Health Leaders in Milwaukee Do at the First Sign of Cold & Flu

January is the perfect time to re-evaluate our habits and lifestyle so we can make ...

Fractionated Coconut Oil: Stabilizer for Confectionary Goods

Fractionated coconut oil is a fairly new ingredient to the cosmetic industry. With the explosion of essential oil use and viral posts of Coconut Oil health benefits, it’s not surprising that a coconut product would be well-received by Americans. But is this “new” product really a health food? or a Green-washed ingredient marketed as natural? […]

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Top News in Health & Green Living of 2014

2014 was a year of growing and understanding more in health and wellness. Knowledge is power and when Americans see the impact their choices have on personal and global health, the easier it will be to create positive change. Here are the top Health discoveries and news stories of the year: 1.  Ebola outbreaks in Africa […]

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13 Estrogenic Ingredients in Consumer Products

Estrogen is a naturally occuring element, one that is needed by the human body for basic functions like reproduction. While small amounts are critical to healthy human development, too much estrogen has been linked with many health problems including premature breast development (or breast development in men), PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, cancer and pregnancy complications among […]

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How to Identify Synthetic Oils and Fragrance on Product Labels

I admit when I first began reading labels 20 years ago, it was intimidating. I had only began with food packaging. After reading my first Aromatherapy Book to try and heal severe acne, I was surprised that the author suggested eating only organic foods, nothing processed. I know some of your are shocked if you […]

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Integrated Pest Management

Essential Oils for Garden Pests

Summer is in full bloom, plants are filling out and the garden is starting to produce a harvest. What is growing in your yard?  It’s all good until some insects arrive to make a feast of your annuals, perennials and vegetables. Over the years I’ve dealt with pesky little insects that have even fed on […]

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Perfect Summer Dessert: Raw Caramel Slices

Are you looking for an amazing, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Raw dessert for that special occasion this summer? This is it! Someone shared this Paleo recipe with me a while back on Facebook and I just made it a week and a half ago. It’s from the Raw Food Institute in Australia and I modified it […]

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Raising Green Kids

I haven’t been writing much the past month, I’ve been busy being a mom. I’ve gotten started on a major “Green Living” project with one of my daughters and it’s been a fun, crazy adventure and taking lots of my time,more about that later. But I do not doubt for a moment that my priorities […]

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