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Halloween Herbs for Year-Round Health

"Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble," chanted the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as they added ingredients to their brew. While an eye of newt and tongue of frog may not …

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5 Little-Known Virus-Killing Remedies

Everywhere I turn I keep hearing about one virus or another:  the ebola virus, avian flu, swine flu, and many others.   It seems that people are looking for all-natural ways to boost their immunity ag…

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7 Clever Tips to Make Produce Last Longer

Letting veggies and fruit go bad isn’t just a bummer for our budgets, it’s also a problem for the planet. According to the World Resources Institute, 25 percent of calories grown around the globe for …

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3 Easy (And Cheap!) Ways to Improve Your Dental Health

If you’re anything like me, you probably feel like you could do more to improve your dental health. Sure, I go to the dentist twice annually for hygiene treatments, and I brush and floss fairly religi…

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27 Foods that Contain Natural Aspirin

When most people experience headaches, joint pain, or other aches in their body, they turn to aspirin or another anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet an…

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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana frequently gets a bad rap. How much of it is deserved? After my earlier blog, “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” I conducted research to find out the benefits and problems linked with marijuan…

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

The New York Times conducted a poll asking readers whether marijuana should be legalized or not. While I anticipated that many people favor legalizing marijuana, their results were still shocking: onl…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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10 Herbs to Give Your Sexual Drive a Boost

For centuries people have sought the healing benefits of herbs to incite passion and build sexual vitality. Herbs for sexual vitality can be used in the form of tea, tincture or capsules. However,…

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Can Green Tea Ever Be Bad for Your Liver?

Before you begin reading further, let me clarify: green tea as a beverage is not the subject here. In fact, drinking green tea every day is a good health habit that provides antioxidants and immunity-…

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