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articles by: Susan Melgren

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Liver

We devote plenty of time and energy into spring cleaning our homes, but what about our bodies? As you rid your home of clutter and dust this year, consider cleansing your body of toxins, too. Every da…

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4 Common Skin Problems and Remedies

We all know that beauty is more than skin deep, but the state of our skin can speak to a lot more than beauty—it’s a reflection of our health. As the largest organ, our skin requires constant care and…

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Chickpea Burger and Hearts of Palm Salad

In his new cookbook “The Sexy Vegan Cookbook,” author and vegan chef Brian Patton sheds light on the misconception that vegan food can’t be diverse, creative and delicious. If you’ve ever considered g…

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7 Herbal Remedies for Spring Allergies

Spring means different things to all of us, but for more millions of Americans, it means watery eyes, scratchy throats and runny noses. If you suffer from seasonal allergies every spring, fear not! Mo…

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4 Natural Sweeteners to Try

Americans consume way too much sugar. Although the American Heart Association recommends no more than 3 tablespoons of sugar per day for children and no more than 5 to 8 tablespoons for teens and adul…

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3 Harmful Plastics to Remove From Your Life

Plastic can seem pervasive at times. From food packaging and storage to flooring and household goods, plastic is everywhere. There are a number of ways that we try to eliminate plastic from our lives—…

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5 Nutritious Edible Weeds

Ah, spring. The sun is shining, the rain is falling, the flowers are blooming—and the weeds are growing. Before you pull and toss those pesky plants invading your garden, take a moment to identify the…

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6 Ways to Naturally Boost Energy

Sleep deprivation is common in our culture. We pack our schedules with too much to do, and when push comes to shove, a good night’s sleep gets thrown out the window in favor of finishing off that to-d…

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Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning

While nothing feels as welcoming as a freshly cleaned home, a clean house doesn’t always mean a healthy home. Most conventional cleaners are laden with chemicals that linger in your home, contribute t…

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about Susan Melgren

Susan Melgren is the web editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine. She enjoys writing about natural health, nontoxic homes and tips for green living.

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