Holistic Living

Flu Vaccine – Is It Worth It?

The main concern over the flu vaccine varies from concerns over other vaccines not over risk, but if it actually works. We are reminded everywhere to get our flu vaccine, at the local pharmacy, the grocery store, even where you work. But is it worth it? In 2010 – 2011 Approximately 1/2 of children and […]

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Hemp – Why is it Illegal in the U.S.?

Did you know that at one time in the U.S., it was mandatory for all farmers to grow Hemp? That is right, during the 1619 Virginia Assembly, legislation was passed making it a requirement that all farmers grow hemp. Hemp was even used as legal tender in PA, MD, and VA. Domestic production flourished until […]

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Feng Shui – Shifting your stuff and your Life

Feng Shui is an art and science that has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years. Feng Shui is the science of understanding how Chi, or Qi moves about our environment, our home, our lives, and how we can move, and adjust our environment to take the utmost advantage of that Chi to benefit […]

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Sleeping Disorders

OVER 60 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM SLEEP DISORDERS There are two main categories of sleep disorders: * Dysomnias which include difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep, or by excessive sleepiness during the day; insomnia; sleep apnea; narcolepsy; restless leg syndrome; periodic limb movements in sleep; and hypersomnia. * Parasomnia which includes behavioral abnormalities that occur […]

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Introduction to Raw Food

There continues to be debate over whether a raw food diet is healthier for you than any other diet. Whatever the outcome of that debate, one can’t deny that by incorporating more and more colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet will provide you an abundance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, anti-oxidants, and more. […]

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Detoxification for your Body

Fall is an excellent time to consider detoxifying your body. Just as we get our garden beds ready for winter, so too, should we prepare our bodies. People now carry within their bodies a modern-day chemical cocktail derived from industrial chemicals, pesticides, food additives, heavy metals, antibiotics, plus the residues of pharmaceuticals and legal and […]

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Landfills and Social Responsibility

This morning on my radio show, Holistic Living with Barb, on 101.1 FM The Bay Islands Buzz, we discussed Landfills and the issues surrounding them. I’d like to share with you a few of the facts I shared with my morning audience. * The average American office worker uses about 500 disposal cups every year. […]

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Food Additives – Are they Safe?

Why are food additives in our food? Many reasons state they are added to prevent spoilage caused by mold, air, bacteria, fungi or yeast. In addition they can maintain the quality of the food, and help control contamination. They can improve taste, texture, and appearance. In their broadest sense, food additives are any substance that […]

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Vaccinations – Should they be Mandatory?

Shouldn’t you have the right to choose whether you want yourself, or your children to get vaccinated? Not according to the State Legislature in all 50 states. They make it mandatory for your children to have vaccinations prior to entering school. However, most states do provide exceptions to the rule. Before you make a decision […]

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What’s Natural about Fish Farming?

Fish farming is becoming more and more prevalent throughout the world as an aquaculture industry. The most common fish raised commercially in tanks or enclosures are: carp, salmon, tilapia and catfish. Sadly, not all fish farms produce a high quality of product. There are two types of aquaculture; extensive which is based on local photosynthetic […]

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