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Building Resistance

Our bodies are created to interact with bacteria and viruses every day. When the microbe was discovered, we realized just how many of them existed around and inside us. Not all of these are deadly or even make us sick – some work in tandem with our body to help increase resistance to viruses and …

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

Take a hard pass on stinky, chemically laden commercial bug sprays, and create your own effective, all-natural insect repellent, using a combination of native “weeds” and aromatic herbs you can easily grow yourself or source from the grocery store! 🌼🌿 Natural Bug Spray Category: herbal life, natural living, wildcrafting Ingredients 2 tsp spearmint, dried 2 …

Healthy Children

Most parents want to make decisions that are best for their kids, but all the (often conflicting) information out there can be really confusing and difficult to sort through. Is co-sleeping best or should they be in a crib? Breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding: does it make a difference really? Does it matter if we feed …

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus Common Name: mullein Other Names: cowboy’s toilet paper (wipe with the grain), great mullein, Aaron’s rod, candlewick plant, cow lungwort, velvet dock, flannel plant, feltwort, shepherd’s staff, torches, our lady’s flannel, blanket herb, rag paper, wild ice leaf, clown’s lungwort, Peter’s staff, Jacob’s staff, shepherd’s club, beggar’s stalk, Adam’s flannel, beggar’s blanket, fluffweed, …

Let’s Talk About Macronutrients

When someone refers to macronutrients, they are referring to the three components: proteins carbohydrates fats/oils Proteins (4 calories per gram) Proteins are made of amino acids, small units necessary for growth and tissue repair. Animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, milk and eggs are rich in protein. Good plant sources of protein are beans, …