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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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Dandelion: Weed or Medicinal Powerhouse?

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has a bad reputation as nothing more than a pesky week.  Like most other weeds that people regard as a mere nuisance, dandelion has scientifically-proven medicinal pro…

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4 Herbs to Cleanse Your Liver

The liver is arguably your body's most important detoxification organ.  It helps with the digestion and metabolism of fat, and detoxifies your body of harmful pollutants, food additives, and other tox…

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Top 10 Spring Superfoods

While seasonal foods differ from place to place, I've tried to pick foods that are in season in most places for my top 10 spring superfoods list.  Here they are: Artichokes—Globe artichoke contains…

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The Healing Weeds in Your Yard

Many of the lawn-and-garden weeds that people kill with toxic herbicides actually contain health-giving properties and vital nutrients often missing from foods grown in depleted soil. A weedy lawn …

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Helpful Herbs for Detoxification

When you think of it, the need to detox is usually to give support to the all-important organs, the liver and the kidneys. Here are some ideas from The Herbal Home Remedy Book for foraging or growing …

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Wild and Lively Greens Salad

This past weekend, my sweetheart and I gathered dandelion greens from my yard and added them to our salad, along with some red onion, nutty shaved Parmesan, and a splash of tangy honey-mustard dressin…

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