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Mighty Mushroom & Bok Choy Immunity Soup

Mighty Mushroom & Bok Choy Immunity Soup Green vegetables, including bok choy and broccoli, contain lots of usable calcium.  According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, vegetables strengthen bones, and high consumption of green vegetables can help reduce hip fractures.  Mushrooms contain powerful phytochemicals that enhance our immune systems and Dr. Fuhrman calls onions and garlic ‘anti-cancer…

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Cooking Beans on the Wood Stove

COOKING ON THE WOOD STOVE Cooking beans on the wood stove instead of the electric stove fulfills four of my heart’s desires: 1)  To never use electricity from the grid ever again (I’m not there YET but it feels good to minimize usage). 2)  To be extra frugal.  Using the wood stove to heat the…

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Rustic Chili

Rustic Chili Why rustic?  Because its hearty, filling, and wholesome.  I feel like I could walk out my door and just gather the ingredients in the forest (if beans and tomato paste grew in the forest, that is). With superfoods like shiitake mushrooms, walnuts, and quinoa, its not only incredibly filling but its full of…

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Making Waste Into Something Clean

A Review of The Humanure Handbook. Poop.  Its not something we like to think about.  We drop it. We flush it.  We never think of it again. Joseph Jenkins thinks about it a lot.  He’s written a detailed book about what happens to our waste in the system, how our waste is damaging the planet,…

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Natural Hair Dye That Covers Gray

Henna:  Healthy Hair Color *See my One Year Update Video at the bottom! After 10 years of using chemical hair dyes to cover gray roots, I decided to switch to henna.  With all the evil chemicals in hair dyes it makes sense to use a plant-based product instead.  I tried a ‘natural’ hair dye from…

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Dreaming of the Ancestor Life

Image:  Loetschental Valley, from Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Weston A. Price Dreaming of the Ancestor Life As little as 70 years ago there were people living in the Loetschental Valley in Switzerland who didn’t have electricity, drive cars, use phones, shop at grocery stores, buy clothes, or ever consume a single chemical ingredient.  And they…

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