In our practice, castor oil packs are one of the most common self care practices we recommend for women trying to conceive. Castor oil has been revered for its healing properties for thousands of years. The castor seed is native to India, but castor oil has been part of the healing traditions of a variety…

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Here at Fertile Ground, we talk A LOT about food. We all love to cook and love to eat, and food therapy is a big part of our work with our clients, too. It’s fairly common for one of us to finish up talking through dietary recommendations with a client and then get the big…

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One of the most direct ways our bodies are exposed to toxins today is by the foods we eat. Conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are being treated with more and more chemicals each year. This begs the question: is buying organic the only way to steer clear of these chemicals? Let?s be honest, at times…

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The human body is amazing. It has the ability to sustain and produce life, to ward off disease and to heal just about any ailment it is faced with! Today our bodies are facing a problem relatively new to our species, and that problem is toxins.

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Last weekend we had a double birthday party day. The first party was excited to serve pizza and cake, and the second one was a mac and cheese potluck. I was chagrined. I wanted to celebrate and honor another year of these friends? lives, but honestly the food choices were making me think twice. I…

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