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8 Health Benefits of Antioxidant-Rich Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. It is best known for treating skin injuries, such as burns and sores, but may also have several other therapeutic prop…

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Keep Your Shower Naturally Clean

Before discussing the eco-friendly way to clean your shower, I should mention one fact: I've got a thing for worn-out undershirts. Since the time when my kids grew past the cuddly onesie stage, my…

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4 Reasons to Throw Your Neosporin in the Garbage

How many of you use Neosporin as your go-to; the first thing we dab at the sight of a scraped knee or paper cut on our children or ourselves? This over-the-counter antibiotic ointment, manufactured by…

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Are You TOO Clean?

You shower every day -- shampoo, suds up, rinse, wait 24 hours, and repeat. You may also wash your hands with antibacterial soaps regularly, all in the name of being hygienic, right? As it turns out, …

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Minnesota Bans Triclosan, Ingredient in Antibacterial Soaps

Minnesota is taking on the superbugs, thanks to a recent bill that prohibits the use of triclosan in retail consumer hygiene products. The bill, signed by Governor Mark Drayton, creates a ban starting…

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The Weed that Beats Superbugs

Looking out my office window, I see a beautiful natural setting and a small lawn covered in bright yellow flowers and I wonder:  "Why do so many people despise dandelions?"  While they think up new an…

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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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CDC: Superbugs an ‘Extremely Dangerous Problem’

We’ve heard the horror stories of people going into the hospitable for a relatively minor problem and coming out with an "untreatable" and potentially lethal infection. According to the Centers for Di…

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4 Natural Antibiotics

When it comes to antibacterial agents, natural medicine really shines.  While there are hundreds of natural antibiotics of varying degrees of strength, here are some of my faves: Oregano Oil—The Ki…

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3 Essential Oils that Heal

  Upon opening my medical cabinet, you are unlikely to find outdated antibiotics and over-the-counter aspirin. Instead, I look to nature to help my headaches and knock out stomach bugs. …

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