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  • The Truth About Soy, Fertility, and Children’s Health

    Today I woke  up and all the headlines in my health science bubble were about how suddenty, again, soy is the new health food. Funny, just last month it was the demon responsible for low sperm count and premature puberty in children. What gives: is soy healthy or not? The health effects of soy are…
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  • Recommendations for Vitamin D supplementation for women & for pregnancy

    This is perfect timing as I just finished writing on supplements, including Vitamin D, for the new Green Mama book on Pregnancy. (Look for it this Spring.) These days vitamin D is considered a sort of wonder-vitamin helping with weight management, mood, and overall health. It is one of the few additional supplements that I…
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  • Healing Baking Soda Drink Recipe

    How to use baking soda for healing infections and staving off disease One of the cheapest and easiest ways to oxygenate your body is with baking soda.  (I adapted this recipe from the Healthy, Wild, and Free blog and I’ve been using it for awhile.)  ½ tsp of baking soda (I recommend diminishing to 1/4…
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  • Four easy steps to improving your oxygen levels

    Fight off illness the easy, natural way I’ve had great success in fighting of illness and just “feeling” better through oxygenating my body naturally. That’s because oxygen is a healer. It’s a primary source of energy and helps fuel the entire metabolism process and helps with detoxification (from the ordinary toxins that just result in…
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  • The Secret to Easy Weight Loss: The Green Mama Guide to how to use science and tradition for healthy weight management

    Here’s a secret: organic food, in itself, will help you lose flab and maintain a healthy weight. I still remember back to when I was just nine-years-old and my father making an impromptu and impassioned speech about how he would never, ever give up drinking full-fat milk. He was always a fit, good-looking guy and…
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  • Eczema cures for a baby

    What you put on his skin matters, but what you put inside might be the real culprit.

  • Allergy or sensitivity? Making sense of food issues.

    Food sensitivities are confusing, but you can take back control of this overwhelming problem. It helps many parents to realize that food sensitivies are a real issue and they are one the rise. Not because you did something wrong! Rather, most of it is probably because the world is increasingly toxic and our strains of…
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  • Is it something he ate? How to do an elimination diet with a child

    If your child is suffering from behavioral outburst, chronic infections, reflux, chronic colds, or skin issues such as eczema, you likely need to examine his or her diet. The first person I think of in any of these situations is Kelly Dorfman, author of Cure Your Child with Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and…
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