Creating a locally-sourced home apothecary

“If we see the value in buying our vegetables locally, why on earth would we be satisfied with medicine of unknown origin and handling?” While I’ve long been convinced of the value of buying local food, I only recently began to consider a similar perspective in regards to medicine. With this quote, Dawn Combs drew me into the book, Heal Local: …

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Treating autoimmune diseases naturally

When someone gets an autoimmune disease, it means their immune system has gone rogue and is attacking a healthy part of their body. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s three years ago, which meant my immune system was attacking my thyroid. In those with multiple sclerosis, it’s attacking the brain and spinal cord. In Crohn’s disease, it attacks the intestines. There …

Are cosmetic chemicals dangerous?

Though I’ve been horrified by the chemicals contaminating food for quite a while, I really had not thought much about cosmetic chemicals before reading the book Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan. However, because of my interest in chemical-free living in general, I was intrigued by the book and requested a …