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Essential Defense for Colds and Flu

This article was originally published November 12, 2011.If you are looking for a way to begin using essential oils, read on. Managing stress during colds & flu can bring your body comfort. Adding pure essential oils to your home care routine is a great place to start. These pure, plant extracts support healthy immune function, encourage […]

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DIY Throat Soother with Lemon Essential Oil

This article was one of the first articles I published on Pure Home and Body, July 12, 2010! I decided to update it and re-publish it with video on DIY cough syrup that we’ve used for years. Enjoy the content and I invite you to leave a comment below. Lemon is one of my favorite […]

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Curb Your Appetite and Energize Without Caffeine

Eating and sleeping are two basic body needs that should not be complicated.  Yet, our product saturated world has not only confused our minds in making choices day to day, but our bodies as well.   Simple physical needs become distorted when you introduce artificial means to provide your body with energy when it may really […]

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Frankincense Soothes The Respiratory Tract

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. If you have a medical condition, see a doctor. Please Cover Your Mouth When You Cough  Lately, just about everyone I talk with has a cough themselves or someone in their family has one.  Bronchitis, […]

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Healthy Girl’s Champagne

Kick the Soda Habit This is a great alternative to sugary soda. If you are trying to kick the soda habit, try this to wean yourself off the carbonated beverages. No added sugars and nothing artificial! Moderation Drinking a glass of wine, particularly red, a couple of times a week can keep your heart healthy […]

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Calming Essential Oils Like Lemon Balm and Melissa

There are thousands of articles researching the benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils.  Melissa officinalis is no exception.  This rare oil is highly beneficial and has been found effective in research involving Alzheimer’s patients, children with nervous dyskoimesis (trouble falling asleep), and stressed adults. Emotional stress can impact our body’s immune system. When you drink […]

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Natural Care for Healthy Muscles, Joints and Backs

This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. If you have an injury or disease, see a medical doctor. Give your body the best   Whether you are a tri-athlete or just trying to fit in several normal […]

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How To Really Cut Down On Belly Fat

I’ve had several conversations in just the past few days regarding weight loss and belly fat, specifically during mid-life changes.  There is a lot of research available as to what works, what doesn’t and I’ll briefly outline some  basic principles as well as some tips that will be helpful to most of you.  While many […]

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Best Body Care Products To Disrupt Hormones and Contribute to Thyroid Imbalance

This past summer my husband received some product samples when he participated in a triathlon.   My first instinct with any new body care  product I see is to look at the ingredients, just as if I was shopping for foods, and frankly I was shocked to find questionable ingredients in this body care product. Most […]

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Savory Butternut Squash Soup with Oregano and Lemon

My friend KC Thor of KC’s Kafe developed this recipe a year ago for an episode on her What’s Cookin show.  I’ve long awaited the new squash harvest this year and this is now my absolute favorite butternut squash soup recipe.  It’s an amazing savory blend of flavors that is super easy to put together.  I’ll be […]

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