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In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

As many of you know, I write book reviews for Blogging for Books – a great deal for me, because I get free review copies of the latest publications in health and wellness in exchange for a review. When I…

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Deepak Chopra wants to know, “What are you hungry for?”

I wish I had 100 copies of this book. After giving a copy to each of my family members, friends and clients, and then donating a copy to my local library, I would save the last three copies for myself:…

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Kill the Silence: A survivor’s life reclaimed

“I was victimized, but I refuse to be called a victim. I’ve been sad, but I won’t let anyone feel sorry for me anymore. I’ve been raped, but I will never let that define who I am.” These are the…

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Watch this 1 minute video, help us raise $2,500 !

Our annual fundraiser is in full swing! Our goal this year is $2500 – and here’s a quick video to explain every milestone we hope to achieve along the way. Right now, we have 380 people following this blog, receiving…

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Everyday Detox: The most delicious cleanse you’ve ever tried

At first glance, Everyday Detox is really just a recipe book. Sure, the recipes are simple, wholesome and they look delicious, but how can that help me to detox when our environment is so inescapably toxic – from GMO contamination…

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Simply Ancient Grains – just don’t call it healthy

The mission of this book is unmistakable: to bring the diversity of flavors, textures and culinary potential of ancient grains back into our modern kitchens. Think about your pantry right now – how many different grains comprise the bulk of…

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Beyond food labels: This is what you REALLY just put in your mouth!

It’s no secret that our Standard American Diet (SAD, really) is full of chemicals, pesticides and all sorts of unnatural ingredients. Try as we might to avoid Easy Cheese and Spam, we are inextricably saturated by Red Dye #40, Sodium…

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Chronic allergy sufferers fight back in the garden

Expert tools to proactively fight the allergy epidemic in The Allergy Fighting Garden by Thomas Leo Ogren As an herbalist, I get asked about allergies all the time. People are looking for the least invasive way to alleviate their pain…

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Pope’s “Joy of the Gospel” speaks to the heart

“An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it.” (p. 131)  Before launching into an…

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Welcome 2015! What’s ahead for the Homestead

While 2014 was a year for big transitions, 2015 will be the year for big realizations! Our biggest aspiration for 2015 is to become a full-fledged non-profit with the aim of: expanding our current community services such as recycling and…

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