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Proud Mama

By Katja Swift

Yesterday when I picked my daughter up from school, she was telling me the story of a rather nasty looking cut on her leg that she got while she was at her dad’s house. She’d been climbing a tree with her neighbor-friend, a little girl one year older. Somehow she missed her footing on the…

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Spring Root Salad

By Katja Swift

It’s a liver tonic! It’s high in probiotic-friendly inulin! Not only that, it comes with its own probiotics! It’s crunchy and delicious! It’s exactly what you need this time of year! Last night I was craving something a little different, and this is what came out of it. It’s a good thing I made such…

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French Eggs – What to Eat for Breakfast!

By Katja Swift

A frequent recommendation we make is to cut back on carbs. Our current culture typically eats a very high percentage of the diet as carbohydrates, and just isn’t exercising (by which I actually mean, moving) enough. These two in combination is a sure path to insulin resistance – a root cause of so many modern…

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Herbal Relief from Seasonal Allergies

By Katja Swift

No matter what part of the country you’re in, it’s safe to say, spring has sprung! Although up here in the Northeast, we still have snow on the ground in shady areas, before long, thoughts will turn to stocking up on Kleenex. But there’s a lot you can do to prevent and relieve seasonal allergies!…

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Seaweed as Food and Medicine

By Katja Swift

In the summer of 2010, I went out to harvest kelp with Larch Hanson, who has been harvesting seaweed for the last 40 and more years up in WayNorth Maine, along with his son Jay and his apprentice, Micah Woodcock. We source all of our seaweed from Micah – AtlanticHoldfast.com

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Save the Whales, See an Herbalist!

By Katja Swift

When my daughter was three, she didn’t watch much media. She had two videos she enjoyed—Singing in the Rain, and Riverdance. One day she asked if there were more. We went to the local video store (a tiny little place on Main Street in the central Vermont village where we lived at the time), and…

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