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    Natural remedies for insect bites

    Natural remedies for insect bites By Betsy Wild There are several precautions you can take to repel mosquitoes, like using a safe, non-toxic personal repellant, covering your arms and legs at dusk when the mosquitoes come out, avoid keeping standing …

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    Healthy organic flowers and chocolates

    Healthy organic flowers and chocolates By Betsy Wild Before you send your sweetheart a romantic bouquet of flowers, think about sending organic flowers instead.  Most flowers are grown with highly toxic chemicals. Even the floral foam used in floral arrangements …

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    Easy green tips for kids

    Easy green tips for kids By Betsy Wild It’s never too early for kids to make environmentally responsible practices a part of their daily life. To protect the future of the earth, kids must get involved.  That’s how change happens. …

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    Healthy holiday baking

    Healthy holiday baking By Betsy Wild What’s the holiday season without cookies, cakes, candies and other unhealthy treats!  Baking holiday goodies is part of the tradition, and a perfect family activity. While I totally believe in a little splurging, there …

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    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach

    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach By Betsy Wild Chlorine Bleach is one of the most effective clothes whiteners and disinfectants, but it can be toxic. Chlorine (Cl2) is among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States. It …

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    Ticks and Lyme Disease

    Ticks and Lyme Disease By Betsy Wild According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is one of the fastest spreading infectious diseases in the United States.  Finally it’s starting to get some of the press it …

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    Eating fish is more complicated than you think

    Eating fish is more complicated than you think By Betsy Wild Fish is not a health food, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher, and an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural …

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    Paper napkins or cloth

    Paper napkins or cloth By Betsy Wild “In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World.” – Gandhi When I came across this wonderful quote, I started thinking about gentle changes that positively impact the earth.  One such change is …

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    Fight a cold naturally

    Fight a cold naturally By Betsy Wild USDA photo. Image Number K3644-12. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Exposure to cold germs is inevitable and most people get at least one or two colds per year.  My husband and I recently felt the …

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    Red Palm Oil

    Red Palm Oil By Betsy Wild I use a variety of oils. Olive oil for salads, salad dressings and even washing my face like they do in Greece; grape seed oil for sautéing and roasting; coconut oil for cooking, baking, …

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