How To Make A Flavorful & Fizzy Batch of Probiotic Water Kefir

Making fermented foods a regular part of your diet will support your health in a variety of ways. Not only does it encourage beneficial bacteria in your gut, but it keeps the immune system strong as well. One way I personally add ferments to my diet is through the use...
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How to Make a Simple Honey Onion Cough Syrup

Years ago, I took an online herbal course featuring Rosemary Gladstar (one of my favorite herbalists). In that course, she showed us how to make her recipe for honey onion syrup to help calm and soothe coughs. With cold and flu season fast approaching, I decided to...
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Echinacea Paste: An Herbal Approach For Infected Wounds

The Native Americans of the Great Plains used echinacea for many purposes, one of which was to discourage infections from occurring after animal bites and insect stings (Goldhaber-Fieber, 1999). Echinacea is an antibacterial herb and immune stimulant (Buhner, 2012) —...
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A Change in Our Homeschool Schedule & Plans

You guys. I have a love-hate relationship with homeschooling. Don't get me wrong... I know it's the right choice for us, and it's something I definitely want to do with my kids. I've seen so much good come of it, I love watching them learn, and I like that I have...
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Why You Should Study One Herb At A Time (And What May Happen When You Don’t!)

When I first started learning about herbs, I got most of my information through reading blog posts from a few favorite herbal bloggers, browsing online health forums, skimming through a handful of older herbal books, and my own limited experience with herbs. And while...
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How I Seem To Do “All The Things”

I recently received an email from a blog reader over in Scotland (can I visit you, please!!) asking how I do it all. She said, "I'd just like to know how you do it! You work, write, blog, you learn, you reach out, you pick wild herbs, bake, cook, homeschool, and much,...
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