Blog: The Surefire recipe to ward off colds: Fire Cider

Making Fire Cider Dr. Valerie LaRosa shares this age old home remedy for warding off colds and flu, which has been reproduced from the Mountain Rose Herbals recipe. Fire cider is traditional home remedy for colds and flu, and to help keep us warm and healthy through the winter. You can add a spoonful of it to your food or drink it straight. 1 tbsp daily will keep colds at bay, or take 3 tbsp at the first sign of a cold. You may have some or all of the ingredients in your kitchen already. It’s easy to make, just be sure to let it set for about a month before using. Make it now and it will be ready to go for late fall and winter! Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root 1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root 1 medium organic onion, chopped

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What is Gluten? Why Go Gluten Free?

These days it is easier to go gluten free in your diet. Perhaps you are wondering what it is and why it can be a problem. Read on to learn more. Gluten is…. • A protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and many food additives. Gluten is often hidden in foods, which makes reading labels even more important. • These grains are particularly toxic to susceptible individuals due to their gliadin content, a polypeptide (chain of amino acids) contained in gluten.   Why is it a problem? • Gluten can create many behind the scenes symptoms that stress the body over a long period of time leading to weight gain, inflammation, digestive problems, and joint pain. Gluten strikes everyone differently. • People with chronic fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, and auto immune disorders have suppressed immune systems that create an inability to assimilate and digest these foods. • Like

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Podcast: Singer-songwriter Mary McBride Brings it on Home

Podcast: Singer-songwriter Mary McBride Brings it on Home

Mary McBride and her band travel the world as cultural envoys for the US State Department and travel the USA with The Home Tour, bringing musical concerts and the transformative power of music to people where they live, whether it be long term mental health care centers, supported-housing communities, senior homes, homes for people with physical and mental disabilities or orphanages. From Portland, Oregon to the Iraqi Safe Home For Children in Sadr City, Iraq., Mary and her band bring passionate music to those who may need it most.

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