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TAG : natural

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Explore the Benefits of Nature-Based Education

About four years ago, Tina Brouwer was hiking with her daughter, Ayla, in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge when they shared a moment that changed the way Brouwer viewed her relationship with nature. An avid rock climber with an educational background in ecology and natural resources conservation, ...

Amazing Benefits of Herbal Beauty Products

Having a skincare routine is one of those must-have beauty prerequisites that serves more than to beautify our pores. It’s here to help us combat acne, other skin impurities, prevent premature signs of ageing, and help your complexion handle the many environmental challenges it deals ...

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Ecofriendly Swaps for Household Items

Let’s say you’re a “Level Two” eco-warrior. Maybe you’ve been composting for a while, eat a plant-based diet, and have a bicycle basket loaded with mesh produce bags and cloth shopping totes for items not already grown in your garden. What, then, to do with the waste that still piles ...

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Herbal Medicine to Treat Menopause

Editor’s note: The word “women” in this piece references some of the people who experience physiological menopause, but we understand that this term isn’t 100 percent inclusive, and inclusion is important. Menopause may also affect transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming ...

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5 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

There's a reason breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is what gets you out of the bed in the morning. People often disregard this crucial meal because they're in a rush to get to work or school. Getting a healthy dose of all the most important nutrients is an ...

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Healing in Hospital Gardens

When we think of hospitals, we think of medical treatment, but also of the clinical, sterile environment in which that treatment takes place. More and more often, however, surrounding a hospital or hidden at its heart, is a garden. Founded on recent research and the opinions of health care ...

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Landscaping with Medicinal Plants

Traditional landscaping can offer a lot of benefits. Plants bring beauty, shade, food, and wildlife habitats to your home, among many other ecological services. Plants can offer medicine and healing for our bodies, minds, and spirits as well. It’s just a matter of getting to know the plants ...

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Making Medicine in the Mountains

Balancing on slippery rocks 2,800 feet up in the Appalachian Mountains, I pluck a common spade leaf. Before I can place it in my bag, a creeping burn breaks through my gardening glove. Wood nettle, like stinging nettle, releases formic acid and histamine through its tiny hairs that cause an ...

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Composting for Small Spaces

You’re tired of taking out trash bag after trash bag filled with stinky fruit and vegetable scraps. It feels like a waste (pun intended) to throw away so many food trimmings when you know you could be composting them instead. But you live in a small dwelling, share a home with several others, ...

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2-Ingredient DIY Facial Oil for Glowing Skin

When it comes to facial skin care, I’ve always been a soap and water kind of girl. Sure, I’ve dabbled in using various store-bought skin-care products over the years, but I’ve never found anything that really stuck with me. For the most part, many products either didn’t really do ...

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