Natural Hand Care and Moisturizers

In the past I’ve sung the praises of olive oil as a moisturizer. It’s versatile, easy to obtain, inexpensive, completely vegan and cruelty free – and it works. But for those gals who miss their little spa excursions and who have a conscience, finding vegan, cruelty free organic hand care and moisturizing products can be …

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3 Tips for Natural Mosquito Control

Insects known as mosquitoes are particularly bothersome in the summer months as they feast on human blood. To avoid becoming a victim of these pests, many people rely on commercial mosquito repellents. However, these products can be dangerous and their safety is often questioned. This summer, try using some natural methods for mosquito control instead …

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Exclusive Interview with Brigitte Mars

Hello, this is Angela Hermes with RawPeople.com. Today I am speaking with Brigitte Mars, herbalist, and author of “Rawsome” and eleven other books. She is also a University professor. AH: Hi Brigitte.  How are you today? BM: I am so wonderful. Thank you!  How did you learn about the raw food diet? I originally experimented with it in the …

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Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Between the grass, tree pollen, flower pollen, molds and fungi, I say – “Bless you!” and hand you a tissue. Honestly, are you wheezing, sneezing, coughing and rubbing your eyes this year? Here in Virginia, pollen counts are so many times higher than normal that we’ve been forced to keep the windows closed. When we …

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Choline: the “other” B vitamin

The Birds and the B’s: It’s time to have the Talk* *This is the seventh of eight articles in our series on B vitamins The B-complex vitamins belong to the group of vitamins known as the water soluble vitamins. There are technically 8 B-complex vitamins. These include, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (Niacin), …

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Sports Hydration

Proper hydration sustains the body’s physiological responses in all activities, but the physical and mental stresses of athletic training and competition magnify the importance of hydration. Numerous studies conducted on athletes since the 1940s have demonstrated that even mild dehydration impairs performance. Athletes should avoid losing even 2% of the total body weight in water. Prehydration: …

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