The American Fertility Association has released a “dirty dozen” list of factors that can negatively affect fertility. Although the list is interesting, it does not provide much practical guidance on changes an individual or couple can make to avoid these things – nor does it specifically state where one finds them in the first place.

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Sun-drenched afternoons at the lake are fast approaching. While I am a true believer in the benefits of spending time outdoors, sometimes my desire to be outside outlasts my skin’s natural sun protection. I prefer to wear protective clothing and stay out of the sun during peak hours when possible, but if adventure calls I

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Imagine my shock when I learned that the red velvet cake often served at our family gatherings requires AN ENTIRE CONTAINER OF RED FOOD COLORING. Eep. Although I was never a huge fan of red velvet cake in the first place, I promptly added it to my “no thank you” list upon making this discovery.

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This news shows how different the landscape in Europe is compared to what we have going on here in the States. I believe this is a positive development for the UK, although licensure in this country would likely be a disaster at this point. In my opinion, American herbalists do not have the strength as

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This evening I was reminded of one of my favorite witty responses of all time, courtesy of friend, herbalist and teacher extraordinaire James Snow.  The setting: James’ lecture on something to do with the liver at an American Herbalists Guild conference. The buildup: Annoying attendee repeatedly raising her hand and asking pseudo-questions designed to show

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This looks like a wonderful resource for moms planning a homebirth, particularly those who do not know other homebirthers or who do not have a strong community. You can also sign up to be a homebirth mentor.  Spread the word and help normalize homebirth!

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