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The sea, the sun, and your coconut palm. Resting on a hammock, with the white sand below, sipping on coconut water, from the tree where they grow!

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Tamiflu - hiding the evidence

The antiviral medication Tamiflu is an excellent example of the triumph of slick marketing and aggressive  propaganda  over science. To date governments around the world have stockpiled close to $10 billion worth of Tamiflu despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it has any significant benefit. 103 more words

The Tree of Life- What’s so good about coconut oil?

As you all know, I believe that good food is the cure of all diseases and as Hippocrates once said “Let food be thy medicine; and medicine be thy food.” Not long after I started this journey I came across an essential ingredient to add to my way of eating and living. 1,394 more words


Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

This is one of the best oils to have in the medicine cabinet as far as children go. There are a few different kinds of Eucalyptus oil (i.e.: Radiata, Dives, Globulus, Polybractea) but Eucalyptus Radiata is the one you want for children. 301 more words

Essential Oils

Is star anise really a herbal star?

This will be the final post in our spicy mini-series.  It has been an interesting week for me to learn about some more spices, but I have noticed that my word count has been a little low each day.   202 more words

Herbal Remedies

American Elderflower - Sambucus nigra

Sambucus Nigra (American Elderflower)

While most people are familiar with the berries of the American Elder plant, I was taught about flowers in school.  I can’t remember why my teacher opted to use the flower of the plant, although I’ve heard many tales from my Oma about birds dive-bombing her and my Opa when they tried to pick them.  293 more words

Herbal Basics