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Hydrating Herbal Teas

Hydrating Herbal Teas

On a hot summer day or after a workout in any season, sometimes water alone just doesn't cut it. If you have noticed that sometimes water is not enough, you are on to something. Drinking water is incredibly important to maintain good health but sometimes our bodies need somethin extra to actually absorb it. If you are interested in this subject, pick up the book Quench, by Dana Cohen. There are many tips in this book about how to increase your hydration including consuming vegetable juices, herbal teas, and fruits. The book explains that drinking the water contained in plants...

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a wonderful support to help with most colds and illnesses. It has been used for centuries because of the support it provides during an illness. We now know this is because of it's high level of antioxidants compared to other berries.  It is very easy to make your own elderberry syrup at home. Homemade herbal syrup is more economical and healthier because you can control the sweetener used. Raw local honey is the best option because it adds even more health benefits. How to make Elderberry Syrup 1 cup dried elderberriesPinch of whole cloves1 tsp cinnamon chips4...

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How to Make Healthy Bone Broth

How to Make Healthy Bone Broth

Homemade broths and stocks provide some wonderful health benefits.  When it is made properly it can heal your gut and strengthen your bones. Broths provide many health benefits that commercially made stocks don't and cost much less. Consuming bone broth regularly may also have an added benefit by reducing or eliminating the need for some supplements. The broth contains lots of minerals plus glucosamine, chondroitin and gelatin. If you are currently taking these nutrients in pill form you may be able to reduce or eliminate the need for those supplements. How to Make Bone Broth Ingredients: Chicken, beef, fish, or any other kind of...

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How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home

How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home

Do you want to learn how to make kombucha tea at home? It's really fun, I promise. I started making kombucha a couple of years ago after I realized how much I was buying! If you are new to fermenting, kombucha is an easy beginner project. It's low maintenance and creates a super healthy brew. What you Need to Get Started A large glass vessel for brewing Tea - black or green Organic Sugar Kombucha scoby and starter Small empty kombucha bottles with tight fitting lids (for the second ferment) Fruit Juice (for second ferment) Plastic mesh strainer (like this...

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