Karen Shepard

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Karen Shepard lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Her interest in food and alternative lifestyles began in the 60s when the evolving consciousness about the food we eat and how it effects on our heath and the world we live in, was just beginning to take root. On a long acre min-farm in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, she raised chickens, had a goat, and pursued cooperative gardening with friends. As part of the movement toward holistic medicine she studied spiritual midwifery, and experimented with recipes for things like Zucchini Canoes and Soy Bean Burritos until her children were big enough to form organized protests. She has launched two small business start-ups, Storyshirts and Good Dog Coffee, as well as taught and worked with at-risk kids at Campfire USA. Currently she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and sharing the benefits of her experience with her three grandkids.

Latest Posts by Karen Shepard

Is Tamanu the Ultimate Anti-Aging and Healing Beauty Oil?


Tamanu Oil, with its regenerative healing powers is something everyone should consider having in their medicine cabinet. Containing antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal qualities, it can be used topically to treat everything from sunburn and ringworm – to acne. Indigenous to

The Best Holiday Recipes for Mocktails


With the Holidays on the way, it’s the perfect time to plan which “mocktails,” or non-alcoholic beverages are the right choice to add to your celebrations. Here are a couple of my favorite mocktail ideas from The Healthy Honeys that are

Is Black Seed Oil the Healthiest Oil You’ve Never Heard of?


It’s hard to even know where to begin with Black Seed Oil (nigella sativa), since it is said to “cure everything but death.” While that sounds just a tad extraordinary for something most people have never even heard of, the

A Pomegranate A Day May Keep Heart Attacks Away


If you are one of the more than 15,800,000 Americans who have known coronary artery disease, there is something you can do each day to improve your condition that has been clinically shown to reduce plaque build up in arteries,

Natural Bug Repellent

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Spring is in the air. Time to break out the shorts and head outdoors. Note: Mosquitoes think this is a great idea too, and they don’t even wear shorts. If you don’t want to come home from a day at

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