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Create Your Own Herbal First Aid Kit

Most people want a natural first aid kit complete with all the remedies that will help them address minor health issues. But where do you start? It’s easier than you think to create your own herbal first aid kit with only 6 herbs that will address most common concerns.

The following information…

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Fabric Softeners are the #1 Source of Indoor Air Pollution + What to Use Instead

If you enjoy the smell of clean clothes straight out of the dryer you may be shocked to learn that smell comes at a cost.  Most commercial fabric softeners–dryer sheets or the liquid variety–contain many toxic chemicals. 

According to the Allergy and Environmental Health Association, both l…

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Should You Soak Dried Beans?

We’ve all been taught to soak dried beans before cooking them. After all, the digestibility of them improves, or at least that’s what we’ve been taught. More recently, people have jumped on the don’t-soak-your-beans bandwagon. To soak or not to soak? That’s the fundamental question of cooking legume…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 10 more reasons to love this super spice:

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates …

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The Miracle Healing Power of Your Body

 
It's time to re-frame health and healing. We have all been taught that health is the absence of a disease or syndrome (syndrome actually just means a collection of symptoms for which the cause is unknown). We're given diagnoses that reflect symptoms or diseased tissue, not an explanation as …

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3 Proven Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

We’ve all experienced the dreaded sore throat--that first sign of some nasty virus that has invaded our body.  It’s that moment we wait with baited breath that it won’t turn into some awful viral infection that takes over our body for days or even weeks.  To help you eliminate a sore throat and poss…

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Should You Actually Feed a Cold and Starve a Flu?

Most of us have heard the old adage, “feed a cold and starve a fever.”  But have you wondered whether there is any truth behind the sentiment?  Yale University professor and author of a new study published in the medical journal Cell had that thought.  He wondered whether eating during a cold …

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5 Great Herbs to Soothe Your Nerves

Are your nerves frazzled?  Are you feeling stressed out?  Or, are you suffering from migraines or neuropathy pain?  Show your nerves some love with these soothing herbs:

 

Feverfew for Migraines and Headaches

This delicate flowering plant contains potent medicine, particularly when it c…

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4 Halloween Herbs for Year-Round Health

“Double, double toil and trouble.  Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” chanted the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as they added ingredients to their brew.  While an eye of newt and tongue of frog may not interest you there are a few other herbs that are fitting for both Halloween and great heal…

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6 Super-Healing Herbal Medicines to Start Using Now

There are thousands of herbs, many with proven medicinal properties, and many still left unexplored by scientists.  It is difficult to choose only six herbs to keep at home because there are so many amazing medicinal herbs, but the following help ensure that you have a fairly well-rounded stash for …

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A Guide to Cutting Sugar Out of Your Diet

 

Let’s face it:  we are seriously addicted to sugar.  Since the 1950s the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), informs us that our per capita consumption of sugars like sucrose (table sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup increased 43 pounds, or 39 percent, between 1950-59 and 2000.  E…

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What Exactly are “Natural Flavors” in Candy?

 

If candy manufacturers were required to declare the exact ingredients found in candy, the label would read like something out of a witch’s brew:  dried beaver’s sac, sheepskin excretions, or insect excretions.  This may sound more like “trick” than “treat” but it’s true.  When it comes to…

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Your Diet May be Shrinking Your Brain

You might want to rethink that cola and hamburger as these foods may be shrinking your brain.   New research in the online journal BMC Medicine found that the Standard American Diet (SAD) can cause shrinkage of a part of the brain known as the left hippocampus.  While poor dietary choices have bee…

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Your Diet May be Shrinking Your Brain

You might want to rethink that cola and hamburger as these foods may be shrinking your brain.   New research in the online journal BMC Medicine found that the Standard American Diet (SAD) can cause shrinkage of a part of the brain known as the left hippocampus.  While poor dietary choices have bee…

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The Mushroom that Regrows Brain Cells

Photo credit:  Robert Rogers, author The Fungal Pharmacy. and professor at Northern Star College.

Regrowing brain cells sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel, not the stuff of scientific research involving mushrooms.  After all, when we think of mushrooms we’re far mo…

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South African Herb Has Potent Anti-viral Activity

A South African herb known as Pelargonium sidoides (Umckaloabo) which has been used and approved for the treatment of respiratory conditions like bronchitis has been studied for its antiviral effects with excellent results.  The research published in the journal Antiviral Research showed that Umcka…

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Not Lovin’ It: How Much Salt is in that McDonald’s Meal?

We all know that there is a lot of salt in fast food but just how much sodium is in that McDonald’s food you’re eating?  I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense.  Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 mg of sodium per DAY (not meal!) and that anyone wi…

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The Mushroom that Shows Great Promise against Cancer

When we think of cancer in our Western world, we tend to think of harsh chemicals or toxic radiation as the treatments.  But promising new research published in the journal Phytomedicine suggests that we might want to give serious consideration to the humble mushroom cordyceps that quietly rears it…

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The Herb that Alleviates Menstrual Cramps Better than Advil or Motrin

Every woman who has ever experienced painful menstrual cramps knows the importance of pain relief.  For some women cramps can be mild while others experience debilitating pain that can affect their ability to work, attend school, and participate in athletics or social activities.  Dysmenorrhea—the m…

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Super Healing Sauerkraut--The Ancient Superfood

I was probably only a few years old when I first tasted sauerkraut.  Like most people, my first taste also involved a hot dog and mustard.  But I immediately loved its unique sour and tart flavor.  Later in life I began experimenting with many sauerkraut combinations, including my favorit…

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