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Benefits Of Owning A Pet





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2/15/2012
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
7/12/2011
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
9/23/2009
Check what products and companies use animal testing with PETA’s “Be Nice to Bunnies” iPhone app.
3/25/2011
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
8/9/2010
They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.
1/13/2011
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
6/18/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
7/16/2013
The New Naturals Skincare Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from Peter Lamas provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
12/29/2010
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
10/16/2013
TropiClean, a company that strives to perpetually innovate the finest products, packing, marketing and management in the pet industry, is gearing up for the launch of their new dental treats.
7/21/2009
From flea rinses to natural homemade doggie treats, my dog Addi is living the herbal dog life.
2/9/2011
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
2/16/2012
Gone Studio, a design company offering post-petroleum products for the home and office, launches Greensleeve, its 100-percent petroleum-free iPad case made with zero-energy manufacturing.
6/7/2011
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
6/20/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Emily Baby & Adult Skin Soother foot lotion.
6/23/2011
We aren't the only ones who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try a few of these methods to get your pets back to their energetic, playful selves.
10/12/2011
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
5/5/2009
As tick and flea season approaches, Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence won’t be dousing her dog, Rug, in flea medicine or attaching a flea collar because she knows that these can be harmful—both for Rug and for her. Flea collars often contain tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) or propoxur, which can jeopardize Rug’s immune system and leave damaging lifelong effects.
8/6/2008
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
7/27/2011
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
10/13/2008
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
12/7/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
9/12/2008
Gina gives her dog a chance to try out some eco-friendly pet products from Olive Green Dog.
4/28/2010
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
2/21/2012
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
5/14/2010
Try these three natural coat rinse recipes for your furry friends.
12/14/2012
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
6/11/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
1/24/2011
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
4/27/2011
Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.
7/8/2009
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
1/31/2011
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
7/5/2011
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
3/9/2009
Part two of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This time, it’s all about cats.
12/20/2010
Kroger recently recalled select pet food brands from 19 states. Learn how to protect your pets from contaminants found in store-bought pet food by making your own.
4/5/2010
Natural and effective skin and hair care for our pets can be easy, economical and gentle. Learn which herbs guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, uses to make Castile soap for her pets.
10/6/2011
West Paw Design adds two new patterns to its line of Bumper Beds, filled with a material created from reclaimed plastic soda bottles and turned into a soft, durable fill.
3/2/2009
Part one of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This one’s for all the dog lovers who want to raise a greener best friend.
3/10/2011
There are lots of reasons to eat less meat, or even none at all, but have you ever considered whether your dog could be vegan?
4/4/2012
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
4/15/2014
Check out these eight household uses for apple cider vinegar.
8/18/2011
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
6/14/2011
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
10/12/2011
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
6/22/2011
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
6/13/2011
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
6/3/2010
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
3/16/2011
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
3/7/2012
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
5/9/2012
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
1/25/2012
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
4/25/2013
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
1/13/2012
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
10/28/2010
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
2/10/2011
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
8/11/2011
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
10/19/2011
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
1/31/2011
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
11/8/2012
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
6/20/2011
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
2/14/2011
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.  
8/31/2011
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
2/8/2012
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
6/28/2011
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
10/31/2012
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
6/22/2012
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
8/30/2011
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
1/27/2011
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
1/31/2011
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.    
7/18/2012
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
5/2/2012
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
3/5/2012
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
10/19/2011
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.  
2/23/2011
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
2/14/2011
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
3/30/2009
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
7/5/2011
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
10/5/2011
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
12/19/2011
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
1/13/2012
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
7/19/2013
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
1/4/2011
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
9/28/2011
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
7/4/2012
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
2/9/2011
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
1/28/2011
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
10/20/2011
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
11/7/2012
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
1/23/2013
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
3/29/2013
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
12/19/2011
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
4/18/2012
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
8/13/2014
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.


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