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articles by: Sayward Rebhal

How to Quit Smoking, Naturally

With the winter holidays in full swing, the days are flying by and we're coming to the end of another year. Please cue the resolution reports and the end-of-year wrap-ups, and ready yourself for the d…

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6 Superpower Foods For Healthy Teeth & Gums

We all know that oral care is important, and holistic oral care goes way beyond brushing and flossing. With alternative therapies such as oil pulling, and homemade solutions such as herbal mouthwash, …

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Are We Treating Dogs Like Trash?

Mary Shannon Johnstone is not just your average dog lover. As an artist and photographer living in Wake County, North Carolina, Johnstone is turning her creative talents towards raising awareness abou…

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Oil Pulling Heals Gums & Whitens Teeth, Naturally

When I first read about oil-pulling, it set off just about every skeptic alarm bell in my brain. See, I'm a hippie, tried and true. I was raised by hippies and spent my childhood burning sage in dr…

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RIP, Incandescent Light Bulbs. Welcome, Energy Efficiency.

Happy new year! Did you know that in America, the start of 2014 officially marks the death of the incandescent light bulb? You didn't? That's okay, you're certainly not alone. According to a recent su…

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Grocery Store Chicken Is Covered In Germs And The Label Might Be Meaningless

As a meatless eater, I've been following the recent Consumer Reports exposé on grocery store chicken with a mixture of disgust (because dang, 97% contamination with disease-causing bacteria is high), …

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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soap

Often assumed by consumers to be the gold standard in hygiene, antibacterial soap has recently come under scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration. Finally! The FDA has issued a proposal, …

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These 5 Animals Are About To Become Extinct

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, which means that 2013 has marked the 40th anniversary of this nation-wide government-funded conservation effort. The ESA was originally enacted with the …

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8 Incredible Caffeine-Free Energy Boosters

The holiday season bring many great things, like joy, nostalgia, good will, and more. But let's be honest – it's not exactly relaxing! Up late cooking and cleaning, early mornings with family, and day…

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The Amazing Green Cleaner You Probably Don’t Use

Any half-decent chef or baker most likely has a jar of it stashed somewhere, something that they bought long ago, for that one project that one time, and then ignored forevermore. And the name may rin…

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about Sayward Rebhal

Sayward Rebhal is a writer, a mother, a mover and a maker. Author of the Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide, Sayward also works as a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and blogs about all things "socially conscious, totally fabulous" at http://bonzaiaphrodite.com.

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Ever since I saw Morgan Spurlock's "Super Size Me" I haven't eaten at McDonalds. Never really made i…