Costa Rican plants for aches and pains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican plants for aches and pains

Ed Bernhardt - October 22, 2016

We all have those days when little aches and pains flare up beyond the comfort zone.  If you’re tired of taking expensive pills and rubbing on synthetic…

Meet your garden’s new best friend: baking soda
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Meet your garden’s new best friend: baking soda

Ed Bernhardt - July 30, 2016

I always enjoy finding simple, inexpensive and effective solutions to the bug and plant issues in my garden. Some of the best can come right from the…

Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener
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Health
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Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener

Peter Whoriskey | THE WASHINGTON POST - September 12, 2015

Honey has an aura of purity and naturalness. Fresh air, birdsong, forests and meadows. High-fructose corn sweetener? Not so much. So you might think that honey is…

Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa Rica
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Health matters
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Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 20, 2015

The large number of online sources of illegal and counterfeit medicine with Costa Rica delivery has local health officials concerned. Public Health Ministry officials reported that they have…

In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage
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Business
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In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage

Christine Jenkins | Bloomberg News - April 15, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia made little of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used…