13 Bread Recipes You Can Make In The Slow Cooker

Between savory meals, decadent desserts, and even plenty of crafts, there’s a whole lot you can do with a slow cooker. And thanks to the enterprising folks who dared to dream, we can now add bread making to the list. It’s really easy to make incredibly fresh, artisanal breads in the crock pot. It also doesn’t hurt that homemade bread is a fraction of the… [read more]

Here’s Why You Should Pour A Bottle Of Beer In Your Next Bath

Never has there been more talk about the health benefits of beer, which is great news for brew lovers who enjoy nothing better than this refreshing drink after a long hard day, on a lazy summer afternoon, at a ball game, and almost anywhere else, other than behind the wheel, of course. According to scientists, it’s the flowers in the hops plants we have to thank.… [read more]

8 Reasons You Should Try Smudging & How To Do It At Home

Smudging is an ancient art that is believed to have been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It’s the name given to the ceremonial, daily act of cleansing and purification which uses a selection of herbs, often sage, which are bundled together with string to form a smudge stick before being ignited. The smoke that’s emitted from the herb bundle is believed to cleanse negative… [read more]

10 Reasons Activated Charcoal Should Be In Every Home

A relatively unknown (although certainly growing in popularity) substance, activated charcoal is a natural living lovers dream. With both health and beauty benefits, as well as a number of uses in the home, it’s something that every family should have. What Is Activated Charcoal? Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances. It becomes “activated charcoal” when high temperatures are combined with an activating agent… [read more]

8 Alarming Warning Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar

When it comes to obesity and other serious health issues like heart disease, most people tend to blame dietary fat, but while inflammatory fats like trans fats do contribute to those problems, it’s actually sugar that’s to blame. In 2016, experts uncovered a massive scandal within the sugar industry that proved the sugar industry sponsored phony Harvard research 50 years earlier – the industry paid the… [read more]

11 Best Ways To Get Rid Of Garden Weeds Organically

Summer is here and gardens are all abloom. Unfortunately, your herbs and veggies aren’t the only things that love this time of year. Garden invaders, like sorrel, clover, and crabgrass are growing strong too. Of course, sometimes, it can be hard to tell which are actually weeds, and which might be highly useful and healthy plants. While most people would agree that weeds are unwanted… [read more]

10 Reasons You’re Gassy + How to Fix It

Everybody does it – around 10 to 20 times per day, and even more. And, at least medically-speaking, there’s no such thing as passing too much gas. But if a propensity toward breaking wind leads to discomfort, unpleasantness, or embarrassment, there are things you can do to reduce the frequency (and aroma) of these human emissions. The Lifecycle of a Fart Whether you consider it… [read more]

7 Best Adaptogen Herbs To Beat Stress, Anxiety & So Much More

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with one’s body and help them to adapt, most notably to stress. A unique class of healing plants, they’re known for helping to balance, restore and protect the body. They don’t actually have a specific action as naturopathic physician Edward Wallace has noted, but instead they help one to respond to any influence or stressor, normalizing physiological functions. They… [read more]

12 Apps Every Gardener Should Download Right Now

Whether you tend a garden to grow food or to beautify your outdoor spaces, working in the soil carries many benefits beyond fruit and flowers. Gardening can be hard work, but you can make it easier on yourself this season with the help of one of these gardening-centric smartphone apps: 1. iScape An excellent visualization tool for landscaping or gardening projects large and small, iScape allows… [read more]

12 Reasons To Put Baobab Oil On Your Skin & Hair

While you may not have heard about baobab oil just yet, as it’s not as widely known as more common oils like jojoba, it’s been touted as the next “big thing” when it comes to natural skin and haircare, so you’re likely to hear a lot more about it in the near future. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit that blooms… [read more]