Do You Feel Like Rebelling Against These Things Too?

Here are some of the things I have absolutely had enough of, and some of the changes I want to contribute to. Do you feel the same way? What would you change, in this list?

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A Simple Addition To Your Meals With Surprising Health Benefits

When was the last time you ​went out of your way to eat something that tastes bitter? Wild food enthusiasts and herbalists know that the bitter taste triggers a cascade of health benefits including improved digestion, reduced cravings, and increased well-being.

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A Real Green Life – a Way of Living That Makes a Difference

“REAL” – genuine, authentic, true; not artificial, imitated, or virtual. “GREEN” – regenerative/doing as little harm as possible. If all you do is take this approach to caring for your self, your family, and the places and things you love, you’ll be making a difference.

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Harvesting Ginger, Making Ginger Honey

This post shares lots of pics and a few tips on growing and harvesting ginger, and making ginger honey to settle coughs and for colds, flu, and general immune support. There are also some pics and tips on arrowroot harvesting and replanting, since we sometimes grow these two plants together.

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Let’s Choose a More Empowering Story

Our ancestors’ ingenuity and know-how kept them alive for untold generations – long enough for us to come along. Everything they knew is still available to us. We’re just not using it because it’s gone missing from the stories we tell ourselves.

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The People’s Medicine

Home-based herbal medicine is an easy, accessible practice. Here are 9 quotes from herbalists about the oldest and simplest medicine in the world — so simple, a child can do it.

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Transitioning from Toxic to Natural

Switching from synthetic personal care products to simple, natural alternatives means giving up superficial attributes like foam, fragrance, and texture​, which are achieved using toxic ingredients​. This article explores how we got so dependent on these products and shares 3 ideas we can rely on in our efforts to get back to natural.

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Essential Oils: Some Things to Consider

Essential oils are highly concentrated and extremely powerful, are harvested and processed on an industrial scale, have big impacts on plants and communities, and should be used sparingly, with caution and respect.

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Nature’s Original Toothbrush

Tooth cleaning did not begin with plastic toothbrushes or medieval concoctions. We’ve been cleaning our teeth since probably before we walked upright on two legs. Here’s how it was done (and in many parts of the world, still is).

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Yarrow for Oral Care

How I came to swear by yarrow (Achillea millefolium) for oral health care and particularly for gum health.

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