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8 Things You Need to Know About Calcium

While calcium is probably the most discussed of all the minerals, most people still don’t know a lot about this essential life-supporting mineral. Here are 8 things you need to know about calcium. …

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17 Top Foods For a Spring Detox

When winter ends our bodies are ready for a cleanse. Luckily, spring arrives! Spring brings mineral-rich vegetables helpful for detoxing. Nature does know best! Here are seventeen of my favorite foods…

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10 Safe and Natural Ways to Beat Allergies

Spring is officially here. In addition to the birds, flowers, and sweet-smelling air, spring is also the season for allergies. If you suffer from the wide array of seasonal allergy symptoms such as fa…

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I Like Weeds: Stinging Nettles

Spring is here. Sure it arrived early this year (and in some spots in the U.S. it seemed to arrive before winter even started) but the ground is just “popping” (as a chef friend of mine likes to say) …

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Cooking With Wild Plants

When the weather gets warm I get excited about picking wild greens and wild berries. I love free food. All of my life I have eaten wild plants. My father would bring in dandelion greens and bo…

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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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7 Ways to Beat Allergies Naturally

Aaa-choo!  ‘Tis the season for Kleenex, eye drops, and decongestants. Allergy season is upon us. Its symphony can be heard in the refrains of sniffles, sneezes and nose blowing.  If you suffer from th…

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Wild Weed Nettle Juice

Nettle (Urtica dioica, U. urens) is a member of the Urticaceae (Nettle) Family. The name "Nettles" is said to be derived from the Anglo Saxon word "noedl," meaning "needle," which may refer to net…

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Nettles for Vitality

The leaves and stems of stinging nettles are rich in iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, iodine, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamins, and have long been used in northern climes to im…

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