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Category: Living naturally

Fresh herbed butter

Whether from a garden, the farmer’s market, or the local grocery, fresh herbs are a good buy as the summer herb harvest comes in. My neighbor gave me a sheaf of 3-foot-tall dill stems yesterday. The first thing I did was mince some and blend it into softened butter for a tangy twist on grilled […]

Who needs the flu vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced new guidelines for flu vaccinations this season and for the first time are recommending that ALL children 6 months – 18 years receive flu vaccinations. This recommendation used to be only for children under 5. This means about 30 million more children could be getting […]

Lead in Lipstick? Yes, indeedy.

One of the readers of this blog, who also happens to be one of the smartest men I know, was kind enough to question the assertion I made in a previous post about there being lead in certain colors of lipstick. He pointed me to the Snopes page that addresses the urban legend about being […]

How Climate Change is Destroying the American West

Think climate change won’t affect us in our lifetime? Think again. In 1910 there were 150 glaciers at Glacier National Park; now there are 25. Glacier National Park will have no more glaciers within ten years. Southern California is home to 23 million people, all of whom are dependent on the Colorado River for the […]

Apple Juice Colon Cleanse

One of my natural health clients asked me this week about the apple juice colon cleanse regimen, so I thought I’d share it with everyone. Why would someone want to do a colon cleanse? Believe it or not, you can carry up to 20 lbs. of old feces in your colon. Ugh! Nasty! Ok, I […]