Katja Swift

A long infusion steeping in a French press.

Nettle and Friends – Nutritious Miracle Tea

I can’t believe this wasn’t the very first thing we posted. How did we miss it? Nettle and Friends is our very favorite tea –…

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“Cure” vs. Health

A fellow called me the other day to talk about vitiglio, asking whether I could do something about it. I began to explain that vitiglio…

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Sage: a Favorite Nervine

You’ve heard of Sage (Salvia off.) used as a throat gargle, an antiseptic mouthwash, you know it’s good for headaches. You’ve used it to help…

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Varicose Veins – A Useful Lotion!

An update to this post has, at long last, been written! You’ll find it here. Comments on this post will no longer be attended. Varicose…

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The Importance of Unstructured Time

Today was day two of our Natural Kids Summer Camp. We spent the morning building fairy houses in the woods, using whatever natural materials the…

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Almond Honey Cake: Low Carb and Grain Free!

Looking for the perfect caveman birthday cake? Try this:

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Avocado Oil Mayonnaise

Mayo doesn’t have to be bad for you! Sure, if you buy Kraft or even any of the organic brands, you’ll be loading yourself up…

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Homemade Baby Formula

Breast is often best, but what do you do when that’s not possible? Even the organic baby formulas are highly processed and highly sweetened –…

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Dealing with Jetlag

Travel is exciting, but jetlag is no fun. Here are some handy tips to help you acclimate quickly!

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Seven Herbs for Summer Health

Every season has its associated issues: in winter, I would say we can’t live without things like Thyme, Sage, Garlic, Onion – potent plants that…

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Grain-Free Granola!

Going grain-free often hurts most at breakfast – weekday mornings can be too busy for bacon and eggs, and we need something fast to grab…

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Almond Meal Pancakes

Going grain-free but craving sweets? These pancakes come in low under the carb radar (not completely carb-free, but quite low). A tablespoon of good dark…

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