Give Thanks for the Bees

bees dine on apple

This Thanksgiving why not offer a prayer of thanks for pollinators? After all, they provide our cranberries, pumpkin, onions, vanilla and a myriad of other favorite holiday foods. While pollinators include butterflies, bats, hummingbirds and others, bees are the star pollinators. Bees are responsible for one in three bites of food. The estimated value of… 

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Binchotan Charcoal – What it is and how to use it

Binchotan charcoal sticks with vitamin C powder for ITT

Most of us have heard of the purifying qualities of charcoal, but have you heard of Binchotan Charcoal? Binchotan charcoal hails from Japan and is derived from the Urame oak tree. Skilled artisans transform raw wood into charcoal sticks by burning oak branches at extremely high temperatures (2300°F) and then rapidly smothering the flame with dirt. This process… 

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Binchotan charcoal sticks with vitamin C powder for ITT

Binchotan Charcoal – What it is and how to use it

Most of us have heard of the purifying qualities of charcoal, but have you heard of Binchotan Charcoal? Binchotan charcoal hails from Japan and is derived from the Urame oak tree. Skilled artisans transform raw wood into charcoal sticks by burning oak branches at extremely high temperatures (2300°F) and then rapidly smothering the flame with dirt. This process… 

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12 Unique Natural Living Gifts ITT

Top 12 Unique Natural Gifts

What do you get the natural living enthusiast who has everything? What about the natural mom who shops organic and eats real food? Maybe you’re an avid health blogger and looking for new ideas!     Top 12 Unique Natural Gifts 1. Binchotan Charcoal Sticks Binchotan charcoal is formed using a age-old method of wood… 

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10 gifts for health conscious cook

Top 10 Gifts for the Health-Conscious Cook

There’s nothing like the right tool when it comes to food preparation! Here are 10 gift suggestions for the healthy cook in your life. Or pass along this list to that special person looking for gift ideas for you! (All prices are approximate and linked through Amazon for simplicity. Better prices may be found elsewhere.) 1…. 

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Fire cider master tonic cold and flu remedy feature

DIY Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

Get ready for flu season with this potent anti-viral combination.  Fire Cider: Natural Cold and Flu Remedy   Print This recipe takes a month to brew. Gather your ingredients and place them aside and get ready for a spicy, effective antiviral remedy. Author: Andrea Fabry Ingredients ½ cup freshly grated ginger root ½ cup freshly… 

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Grain-free granola with raw milk

Grain-free Granola

Our family loves this homemade granola. Add it to a bowl of yogurt, use it as a cereal substitute or enjoy it by the handful. Grain-free Granola   Print This is a low carb, healthy version of store-bought granola and makes a great breakfast cereal with farm fresh milk or alternative milk. I always soak… 

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Christmas Beauty Balm with Frankincense and Myrrh ITT

DIY Christmas Gift – Christmas Beauty Balm

Do you enjoy giving homemade Christmas gifts? Looking for a simple, yet luxurious natural gift? Consider DIY Christmas Beauty Balm! This recipe can be adapted using a variety of plant-based butter and oils. What makes it unique for Christmas is the addition of the prized frankincense and myrrh essential oils. I use this blend for… 

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