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Summer Love: Au Naturale Popsicles

Popsicles are a classic treat of summer. I love summer when the weather is warmer and life is sometimes more simple than during the hustle and bustle of the school year. We spent one of the first days of summer vacation running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles. I’ve made many popsicles over the years, […]

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DIY Bone Broth

Simple Nourishing Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is not only nourishing and satisfying, it is packed with health supporting benefits. It’s been a standby for comfort and hydration for centuries, science is now validating the nutrients it contains including trace minerals, potassium and more. Store bought versions can’t compare to the quality of fresh bone broth you make on your […]

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What 17 Health Leaders in Milwaukee Do to Boost Their Immune System

This article was originally published January 2014 and updated with current links. Seasonal changes are the perfect time to re-evaluate our habits and lifestyle so we can make changes for the better. What we all hope for is to develop healthy habits are so regular they become second nature, right? Habits that are such a […]

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Essential oils body scrub with lavender

Simple Ways to Create Beautiful, Glowing Summer Skin

Beauty is more than skin deep, and encompasses our entire being – mind, body and spirit.  You may know someone (or be someone) who has outer beauty that takes your breath away, but inside are either hurting emotionally or are physically unhealthy. Sometimes the stress from difficult situations can affect us physically and steal the beauty […]

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Vegetables that make good fermentation

Simple Fermented Veggies

Fermented Veggies are simple to make and a great way to nourish your the good bacteria in your gut. American diets are very sterile, we pasteurize many foods which kills natural enzymes and gentle bacteria that normally feed our gut flora. It shouldn’t come as any surprise as Americans have a reputation for becoming very […]

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10 Grown-Up Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins & Nourish Your Body

Pumpkins aren’t just for October. They remind me of Fall and all that we should be thankful for. There are so many heirloom pumpkins now that the iconic, perfectly shaped pumpkin is so ordinary. All these varieties and shapes of pumpkins remind me of people and how different we are, not only our outward appearance, […]

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natmycin in cheese

Are Antibiotics in Cheese Creating Superbugs?

Eating dairy is a controversial subject in some health & wellness circles: the debate from vegans as an ethical perspective, it’s potential mucous-forming tendencies from holistic practitioners, it’s health benefits from raw food enthusiasts & paleo diet followers. It is packed with protein, but the cheese-health debate now may becoming more contentious. Not because of […]

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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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Natural truffles with cocoa and coconut

Chocolate Truffles & Paleo Protein Bars

Whole foods can be luxurious treats to savor. The possibilities for living natural are endless when you discover all the options with whole food ingredients. Chocolate is a super food as long as it’s in it’s raw state or minimally processed. Nuts and seeds are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet, filled […]

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