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With the modern push to eat healthily and avoid processed foods, many have taken to creating small (or large) gardens in order to grow fresh fruits and organic vegetables. The benefits of such a system are countless; however, there can be some serious drawbacks for an average gardener.  Here we address those challenges and want [continue reading...]

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Are you still wearing gloves to protect yourself from chemicals in the kitchen?  Or perhaps worse, are you NOT wearing gloves to protect yourself from chemicals? Either way, you must be hearing about the increasing amount of research on the potential toxicity of common household detergents. What I’d like to offer you today is a [continue reading...]

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Beauty may be only skin deep, but the seemingly superficial matter of home decor, from carpet to ceiling fans, can dramatically shape your well-being on a number of fronts. Accordingly, we should view our living spaces holistically, not just as so much wood and metal but as a multi-dimensional network of interrelated factors.  Here’s a [continue reading...]

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Adios Chlorine, Hello Natural Swimming Pool!

Swimming pools in California are awesome as folks can enjoy them for the most part of the year. You’ve switched to solar water heaters, energy efficient pumps, now what? The next step would be getting rid of the chemicals that make you smell like your sink’s water sponge after a nice skinny dip (privacy preferred). [continue reading...]

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Buying Bad – How Not to Buy a Meth Lab

You don’t have to be terminally ill to run a meth lab but it’s probably not a bad idea. If you’re not already terminally ill, without some fairly serious precautions, you’ll probably end up that way anyway. While the main character in “Breaking Bad” may have very little to lose, plenty of prospective home buyers [continue reading...]

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This is a personal account of how I cured myself of H. Pylori with natural remedies and treated gastritis with some meds prescribed by my doctor. I share this with you as my symptoms and experiences were rather different than most of the stories I found online when I was intensively looking for a way [continue reading...]

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It is estimated that up to 95% of all flowering plants, 1/3 of food crops, and 1/2 of the world’s oils consumed by humans today rely on animals for pollination to assure reproduction.  Over 180,000 plant species and more than 1200 crops require the services of these hard working, often unseen bio-contributors and out of [continue reading...]

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link between eco friendly living and happiness

For the uninitiated, living an ecologically friendly lifestyle may seem like a hassle, another chore to be added to the list of things to do every day. Being careful with the types of products you buy and putting in the effort to recycle and reuse is not what many in our society are used to. [continue reading...]

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We all know by now that toxins in our home can affect our general health but did you know that flame retardants in the house can lower your chances to have kids?  If you are a male then pay attention.  And if you are a female who has a male than also pay attention…  Recent [continue reading...]

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What Your House is Really Feeding Your Lungs?

“There’s a sound outside the front door… And I know it’s just the wind… But it makes her snuggle up just a little bit closer… And it starts things happening again… Steamy windows — zero visibility… Steamy windows — coming from the body heat… Steamy windows –  Steamy windows.” No, this is not a new [continue reading...]

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