Nutrition + Healing

Lyme Disease: Under Our Skin

by Almira June 21, 2011

“Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS—could it be that some of the cases of spinal cord degeneration are actually due to a sneaky manifestation of Lyme disease?” —Alan MacDonald, MD, Pathologist [image source] What’s lurking in the bushes and tall grasses may prove to be worse than the infamous worry of lions, tigers, and bears (I’m personally [...]

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Natural Allergy Remedies

by Almira May 19, 2011

[image: Healthy Republic] Seasonal allergies were never an issue for me until I moved to Atlanta. Although spring in the south is gorgeous with fragrant flora showing off new buds and greenery, it also happens to be the time when pollen is at its highest. During the month of April, Pine trees coat everything in [...]

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Water Series: The Incredible, Edible…Fluoride

by Almira February 17, 2011

In 1950, the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed fluoridation of our municipal water systems.

Fluoride is a toxic waste product complimentary of the phosphate fertilizer industry. The fertilizer industry had this fabulous idea to cheaply rid themselves of their production waste by selling it to the government with the idea that hydrofluorosilic acid helps prevent tooth decay if used as a water additive. Hydrofluorosilic acid is an industrial-grade, un-purified and corrosive form of fluoride, and yet, despite the increasing evidence of its negative effects on human health, the American Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control continue to promote, and in some cases, mandate water fluoridation.

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The Alkaline Diet

by Almira February 5, 2011

During these cold, comfort-food ridden months I’ve been craving something fresh. The Alkaline Sisters has solved my problem. These two sisters decided to change their eating habits to include more raw foods and focus on foods that decrease inflammation in the body and increase energy and overall health. With beautiful food photography, scrumptious recipes, and great resources for alkalizing and revamping your eating habits (and waistline), I believe I’ve found a new favorite food blog!

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All-Natural Skin Care Secrets

by Almira December 6, 2010

I’m fussy about what I put on my face. It can’t be too waxy or too buttery and it has to be all-natural—no phthalates, parabens, sulfates, etc—see why in my upcoming review on Slow Death By Rubber Duck. Through trial and error, I’ve found 3 products that give my skin the best results (I have “normal to dry”). The best part about this magic 3? They’re far cheaper than the all-natural, organic products you can buy at the store and they last much longer—PLUS there are no added ingredients and preservatives! Without further adieu, here are the 3 miracle workers…

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King Corn

by Almira August 10, 2010

This Month’s Film Review: King Corn, Directed by Aaron Woolf, with co-producers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis {Available on Netflix and Amazon On-Demand} On a scale of 1 (gouge my eyes out) to 5 (enjoyed every moment), I rate it: FIVE STARS Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis, from Boston, MA, became best friends at Yale, [...]

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Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.

by Almira August 3, 2010

This month’s book review comes from Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. On a scale of 1 (major qualms) to 5 (enjoyed every moment), I rate it: FIVE STARS I must admit that when this highly-recommended book came in the [...]

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The Backyard Homestead

by Almira July 13, 2010

This Month’s book review comes from The Backyard Homestead, edited by Carleen Madigan. On a scale of 1 (major qualms) to 5 (enjoyed every moment), I rate it: FIVE STARS Madigan claims that you can “Produce all the food you need in just a quarter of an acre!” and although I haven’t had the opportunity [...]

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Introducing: The Media Club

by Almira July 7, 2010

Though it’s quite mid-summer, I thought I’d start start a little Media Club for those breezy hot days under a tree cuddled up with a nice read, as well as for those lovely nights watching an informative and inspiring documentaries.
SUMMER 2010 READING & VIEWING LIST:

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Introducing: The Healthy Republic Little Shop

by Almira July 7, 2010

From the gardening and homesteading to holistic healing, nutrition and fitness, you can find many of the Healthy Republic recommended reads at the Healthy Republic A-Store. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Since Amazon doesn’t carry everything—try The Little Green Book.
BOOK CATEGORIES:

Media Club: Summer Reading

Nutrition & Healing

Gardening

Fitness

Documentaries

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Land, It’s The Only Thing That Lasts

by Almira June 30, 2010

There’s something magical about owning your own little plot of land that brings this quote particularly to life. In my case, it’s a relatively small sized back yard, but I’m not complaining, at 1,740 sq. ft., it’s much bigger than my previous small concrete slab condo patio! I’ve certainly been waiting for years to be able to do a little more than grow sprouts from my condo window. Now that a somewhat self-sufficient lifestyle is possible, I’m absolutely overwhelmed—yet excited.

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