Topic: Natural Alternatives

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Healing with Aloe Vera

Anyone who has experienced a sunburn is probably familiar with the soothing properties of aloe vera. However, the benefits of aloe vera don’t stop there.

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DIY: Homemade Lip Balm

Chapped or dry lips? Supply your family, friends and neighbors with the gift of a natural lip balm. “Homemade is less expensive than store-bought, and

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Off to Dreamland

We all want restful, restorative sleep, the kind of sleep we got as a child. As we get older, however, restful sleep can become elusive.

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No Shampoo for You?

Have you read the ingredients list on your shampoo bottle lately? Traditional hair care products seem more like chemical cocktails than the luscious elixirs for

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Fire Cider

Samantha Roberts of Home and Hearth Herbs in Ashland recommends fire cider to boost the immune system. It is easy to make at home or

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Recovery with Cupping

When gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps showed up at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with what looked like big, reddish-purple polka dots on

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Soul Food

Nutrition for the body, in ancient Indian philosophy, is secondary to nourishment of the soul. Essential to Ayurveda are the in food, from the moment

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Enhancing Fertility

When couples decide to start a family and cannot conceive, it can turn into a heartbreaking—and expensive—ordeal. Western medicine has made great advancements in the

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Forest Therapy

Forest bathing, or “shinrin yoku” in Japanese, is gaining in popularity as a way to de-stress and reconnect with Mother Nature. In contrast to a

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Natural Passions

“It started with an orchid,” says Linda Tucker of Medford. She became a convert to flower hunting after chasing a special bloom to Ashland and

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July 2020 TOC:

  • Go Chasing Waterfalls: Lovely hikes to local wonders
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain? Tips for relieving “text neck”
  • Saving Summer for Later: Discover dehydrating tips
  • Off to Dreamland: Fall asleep naturally
  • All Choked Up? When food gets stuck
  • Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow: 4 exercises to do from home