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Ater Orlando: Supporting the LGBTQ Community

In the light of the recent mass shootings in Orlando, Jill sat down with members of the LGBTQ community to get their reactions and to discuss the rights and needs of their community.

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What Exactly is the Fertile Fizz?

This is Jill’s 30th episode of Jill’s CBS radio show, Grow Cook Heal! For this show Jill decided to go back to her roots and dedicate the entire episode to the subject of fertility. 

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GCH: Natural Skincare, Bone Broth, How To Heal Injuries

The second episode of Jill Blakeway’s new podcast GCH (Grow.Cook.Heal.) is now available, along with program notes and recipes on her website!  Jill reflects on why it can feel good to hold on to resentment, but even better to learn how to forgive and also chats with three guests.

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Healthy Foods You Can Use To Offset Your Cravings

Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food […]

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Ginseng: Getting to the Root

If there’s one Asian herb that everyone has heard of, it’s ginseng – Panax ginseng to give it it’s full name. It’s often thought of as a stimulant, although Ginseng is actually more sophisticated than that. In traditional Chinese herbology, we use it to strengthen digestion, improve lung function, reduce anxiety, and increase energy.

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Why Bone Broth is Good for you (and how to make your own)

Your granny was right! A good soup has healing properties. We’re not talking about any old soup, however. There’s nothing particularly curative about the kind of soup that comes in a can or a carton. Soup’s much vaunted medicinal properties come from the broth that makes it and that broth gets its goodness from bones.

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Varieties of Kale for Every Meal

Kale is definitely one of our favorite vegetables. In fact, we’d go so far as to say it is a culinary and nutritional workhorse in our garden, and we use it for everything from juicing to making chips for snacks. Best of all, we are able to get it in the ground and growing early. Kale […]

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind

Could the microbes in your gut be affecting more than your digestion? According to a recent study at UCLA the answer is yes. The researchers have shown that beneficial bacteria in food, also known as probiotics, can impact brain function. The study used functional MRI (fMRI) to show that women who regularly consumed probiotic-containing yogurt showed altered activity […]

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The Healing Power of Oregano

Here in New York one of our associations with oregano is the herb in the shakers at the pizza shop. It’s flavorful and goes well with with the garlic powder also offered in these establishments.

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Zucchini “Pasta” with Avocado Pesto, Arugula and Shrimp

We first tasted zucchini pasta at a raw food restaurant a few years ago and were blown away by how similar it is to regular noodles only with some very notable health benefits. This article compares regular pasta to the veggie version and reveals that a normal bowl of pasta has 581 calories and 121g of carbs […]

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Five Healing Herbs you can Grow on your Kitchen Windowsill

Growing a small herb garden on a sunny windowsill means you’ll be able to snip some herbs as you need them to cook. Many culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits, so you can make them into healing teas, tinctures, salves and washes. Thyme, sage and mint make an excellent cough syrup when mixed with ginger […]

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Grow an Amaryllis in Time for the Holidays

Tricking a bulb to flower indoors, out of season, is called “forcing” but really it’s more like coaxing and is remarkably easy to do. This makes growing an amaryllis a very satisfying winter project. You can solve some of your gift-giving problems by planting the bulbs now in decorative pots. Come the holidays you’ll have […]

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