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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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    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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    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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    Oil pulling

    Oil pulling By Betsy Wild I recently discovered oil pulling.  Oil what? Oil pulling is an age-old remedy started in India thousands of years ago that uses oil to clean, detoxify, and nourish teeth and gums; it also whitens teeth. …

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    The dirty dozen and the clean 15

    The dirty dozen and the clean 15 By Betsy Wild Whenever possible, eating organic food is always preferable.  Organic food is grown without chemical pesticides, may contain more natural antioxidants and nutrients linked to reduced risk for cancer, stroke, and …

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    Have you joined a CSA?

    CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture, have grown in popularity over the years. In a CSA, consumers can buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer. The farmer offers a certain number of shares, or boxes of vegetables or other farm …

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    Go bananas

    Go bananas By Betsy Wild If you read my blog regularly, you know that I am a firm believer in local, seasonal eating.  But, I do have some exceptions, one of which is bananas.  I could never give up bananas …

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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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    Steroid-free chicken

    Steroid-free chicken By Betsy Wild Read carefully the above menu description for Five Spice Chicken.  Does this  strike anyone else as weird and unappetizing?  While I’m pleased the chicken is steroid and antibiotic free, what a commentary that we have to …

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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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