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Achieving the Ever Elusive Clear Skin ... Naturally

  For as long as I can remember, my skin has been troublesome, not just your typical teenage hormonal acne but deep cystic painful acne. For years I battled with drugstore brands, department store brands, prescriptions from my dermatologist, embarrassment at the state of my bare skin, annoyance as I tried to find the best foundation and concealer to hide myself and my skin. My breaking point so to speak was in November 2007, opting to try Proactiv. I had heard good reviews, was pulled in by their infomercials and thought that was the answer to clear beautiful skin. I used Proactiv continuously through the end of 2009, when I got pregnant with Liam, I switched to less harsh brands...

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Activated Charcoal - Natures Warrior

  We stumbled across activated charcoal when building our family's first aid kit - its use for emergency treatment of poisoning and effectiveness at removing toxins from our bodies makes it one of the most useful items in our health care cabinet and a product that should be in all homes at all times. What I didn't know about, until researching nature's warrior that is activated charcoal was that its use dates all the way back to 1550 BC and in 1831, a French Professor drank a lethal dose of strychnine and lived to tell about it. He had combined the deadly poison with activated charcoal and through a process called adsorption, the activated charcoal bound to the poison and detoxed it from...

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OysterMax and The Zinc Connection

  You know when you find that one product, that you are unsure of to try at first because it sounds too good to be true? That product, that when you finally do try it and it knocks your socks off because it is so good? That product that leaves you shouting its name from the rooftops because you want everyone that it might help to have it in their hands? OysterMax is that product for me. Ken and I are always keen to try something new, to adventure into uncharted territory and hopefully come out better than where we started. The same goes for new foods and lately, food based supplements. We have reached a point in our journey...

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Our Journey to a Simple Traditional Holistic Lifestyle

 summer 2013 spring 2015   Thank you so much for all of the kind words and love on my first post. I really appreciate you taking the time to read it and all of the interest in learning more about us. This post has taken longer to get into words than I thought it would and as you'll read, it is mainly about Liam and how he was the catalyst throwing us into this new lifestyle. I don't know about you, but for me, as a mother living the uncertainty of our decisions and the choices that had to be made was hard, putting pen to paper and getting it all out there has proved even harder. For me, it's...

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Welcome

Hello, This is the story of us, Ken Harding and Heather Stewart, owners of Be Naturally Prepared. We are so happy you're here and can't wait to get to know you better. Here is a bit about us: Our journey to health began when at the ripe age of twenty two, I, Heather, was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin's lymphoma. Ken and I were not yet married and James was only three. It was a long 9 months as I battled the physical and emotional effects of chemotherapy and radiation and the realization that I wasn't invincible. There I was, a mom, a college student, a soon to be wife and I could lose it all because my body was...

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