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Recipes, Soups

Sick Day: Soup for Colds/Flu

Sick Day: Soup for the Flu/Sick Ingredients: 1 organic whole chicken 8 cups of water 4 -6 stalks of celery, finely chopped ½ white or yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 inch ginger root, finely chopped ½ teaspoon Hymalayian sea salt ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar Directions: Place all of the above ingredients in a crock-pot (set it and forget it) and cook on low heat for 8 -10 hours. I like to cook mine until the meat is falling away from the bones. You can store any excess broth

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Essential Oils, Health

Staying Upbeat: How to Overcome S.A.D. Naturally

About 11 million Americans have adverse effects to the doldrums of cloudy, cold and blustery, winter days. A more severe form of winter depression – is S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective disorder.  This diagnosis comes is typically after at least two consecutive years of more intense symptoms. Usually beginning around October and ending in April, S.A.D. can really cause appetite changes, mood swings and depression. Here are natural suggestive ways to best beat S.A.D: (more…)

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Acupuncture, Health

Acupuncture and Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

We are in the thick of it now. . . Cold and flu season. "This year it is predicted that there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United States alone. While the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief." Dr. Anna Dolopo is a very esteemed Acupuncturist in Orange County, California and features health articles on her "Move Your Qi" site and blog. Below is a great read on best ways to stay healthy during the cold and flu season. (more…)

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Health

Natural Sore Throat Soother Remedy

Green Boot Living guest blogger, Kaley, writes another great article on soothing the sore throat using raw organic apple cider vinegar. "This is my mother’s great sore throat home remedy.  It works wonders on a sore throat.  I have used this home remedy for over 15 years successfully." 1 T Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1 T Raw honey a 8 ounces filtered water ~Warm up the water on the stove- to your preference.  Pour and let cool in mug.  Add vinegar and honey.  Stir.  Sip throughout the day.  I also drink it cold sometimes and it still works wonders.

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Health, Teeth

The Harmless Kiss and the Common Cold

Science says that people kiss so they can taste and smell a mate's potential health, and gauge their compatibility. Science also says that there are more than 500 different germs that could be transmitted in a single kiss. When we detect pheromones and the passion is high, most people are not weighing the health risks of saliva swapping. According to an article published by the Journal of American Dental Association, saliva, intimate kissing, the sharing of food, utensils, or toothbrushes, are also huge periodontal disease carriers and put children and adults at risk for disease. (more…)

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Health

6 Natural and Home DIY Cough Remedies

Coughing spells caused by internal or external irritants? Though the peak of flu season has just passed, spring has sprung and pollen has begun to saturate the air in many parts of the world. While chronic coughing symptoms may not be contagious and just a lingering sign of our lungs and bronchial tubes trying desperately to heal and strengthen, over the counter and prescription cough suppressant syrups do contain dyes, chemicals and side effects. In fact, studies have demonstrated that over-the-counter cough and cold remedies for both kids and adults are actually potentially harmful and no better in addressing symptoms

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Health

Liquid Gold: Colostrum. Not Just for Babies!

Many people do not know that children, teens, adults and seniors (for its  significant anti-aging properties) can benefit from colostrum (the thin yellowish fluid produced during the first few milkings of a mammal after she has given birth). Most people do know that this “liquid gold” is crucial for an infant’s first few days, but did you know that cow colostrum is just as beneficial? Colostrum contains growth factors, lipidic and glucidic factors, oligosaccharides, antimicrobials, cytokines and nucleoside. Basically, it contains immunoglobulins which are certain types of protein involved in power boosting the immune system and fights off foreign bacteria

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