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    The wonders of coconut oil

    The wonders of coconut oil By Betsy Wild Have you discovered the wonders of coconut oil?  For years, we’ve been told  that coconut oil is bad for you, but the reality is coconut oil has just the right kinds of fats, …

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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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    Bug Killing Cedar Oil

    Bug Killing Cedar Oil By Betsy Wild One of my pet loving readers recently told me about CedarCide all natural, organic pet animal products whose base is non-toxic cedar oil. She swears by their shampoo, which leaves her Great Dane’s …

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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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    What’s wrong with Styrofoam?

    What’s wrong with Styrofoam? By Betsy Betsy Wild A lot!  Styrofoam, the trademark name of the Dow Chemical Company for polystyrene foam, and used for disposable cups and plates, food packaging, mailing material, appliance packaging and lots more, is manufactured from …

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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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    Gardening with baking soda

    Gardening with baking soda By Betsy Wild Cheap, effective and OG (the original “green”), baking soda bakes, cleans, heals, disinfects, scrubs, deodorizes, exfoliates, and brightens just about everything in the home.  But did you know baking soda works in the …

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    Heirloom plants and seeds

    Heirloom plants and seeds By Betsy Wild Heirloom plants are vegetables, flowers, and fruits that are grown from seeds passed down through the generations and are open pollinated, meaning they rely on natural pollination from insects and wind.  They generally …

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    Organic lawns

    Organic lawns By Betsy Wild About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to …

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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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