Plant Based Insect Repellents

Though we can walk into a store and purchase spray on bug repellent, traditional ways to keep bugs away included certain plantings, hanging plants in the home, burning plants as fumigants and making infused oils to apply to skin or clothing. Plants traditionally used to repel bugs have been proven to be quite effective. Many […]

An Overview of DEET – Use it Safely

For some using herbal, DEET-free bug repellent is a preference, maybe simply for the sake of using essential oils instead of wearing a DEET cologne. For others there is likely a concern that DEET is at least mildly toxic. Sometimes DEET is used lackadaisically. The purpose of the post is to give a reminder that […]

Mythical Bone and Herb Stock and Broth

Bone Broth has become new branded name for an ancient tonic food. There’s history behind why we gravitate towards chicken soup when we’re sick – like the Jewish folk tradition of prescribing chicken soup for sickness. Why? Probably because it works for us and it is likely entwined into our lineage. Ancestors were maybe boiling […]

The World of Enzymes

While people are often talking about digestion when referring to enzymes, and this connection is totally right, the world of enzymes extends beyond digestion too. An enzyme pioneer, Anthony J. Cichoke, DC, PhD famously coined enzymes as ‘Sparks of Life’. “Enzymes are all around us – in every animal and every plant. In fact, anything […]

Plain Ol’ Lettuce Amidst the Superfood Greens Craze

Gotta get those greens, greens, greens! There exists a plethora of green foods products that are undoubtedly beneficial for one’s health. Among all the powders, tablets and food bars is just plain leafy greens. While Greens Products are absolutely wonderful, there truly is no replacement for eating plain ol’ greens! Additionally, they may not be […]

Mother’s Day Rejuvenating Gift Ideas

Dry Brush There’s an age-old self massaged technique called ‘dry brushing’ recommended in Ayurveda as part of one’s self cafe routine. Dry brushing has many potential benefits, from smoother skin to helping with lymphatic drainage. For directions on how to do it here’s a  WellnessMama Blog Post on Dry Brushing and how to do it. If you […]

3 Eco-Groovy Companies

As we know, the pet-word sustainability and the ‘green’ movement have both become trendy. When looking into companies and businesses, it’s important to find out exactly what they are doing even if they claim to be eco-friendly or natural. Have you ever encounter peanuts labeled ‘peanuts with sea salt’ to read the label and find […]

Muskegon Area Earth Week

Earth day was founded when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development on April 22, 1970. It could be seen as a turning point of a push to incorporate more ecological awareness into modern production. Earth Day is now a global event with yearly […]

Guide to Trying Out CBD oil.

At the Health Hutt we carry a variety of the new CBD oil products being released. It is certainly a trend and for good reason. It has been found to promote decreased pain, enhanced sense of well-being, increased calm, improved sleep, and reduced stress. For a quick overview on what CBD is, check out our […]

What’s the Hype About CBD?

You’ve likely seen the letters ‘CBD’ around or someone has told you about CBD. It seems a lot of people are trying to wrap their head around what CBD is all about and whether or not they would like to try it. The goal of this blog post is to give you a very quick […]