Archive January, 2013

Is It Safe to Microwave Plastic Containers?

This is in no way intended to create fear about the dangers of using a microwave (at least not right now). I would however like to give you information of another way you can avoid adding more chemicals to your body, thus enhancing your health. As we learn better we do better. Microwaving with glass […]

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When Your Child Has Croup

Croup is inflammation or infection of the voice box and windpipe. The inflammation causes tissue in the respiratory tract to swell. This means a child must work harder for air to reach the lungs. Croup occurs in young children. As children grow older, the air passages widen, therefore swelling enough to block breathing is less […]

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Lemon Balm; A Calming Herb – Part 2

Yesterday’s post, ‘Lemon Balm; Part One’ was discovering that Lemon Balm has mild sedative properties. It helps with all types of ailments but my focus is as a natural sleep aid. Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxiety, sleep problems and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for […]

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Lemon Balm – A Calming Herb – Part 1

Throughout my health posts I will be dedicating a portion of articles toward all types of remedies for helping people achieve a better nights’ sleep. What works for one may not work for another but each herb or remedy discussed will have some link to a known antidote for sleeplessness. The topic of sleepless nights […]

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Healthy Benefits of Grapefruit

Many grapefruit varieties are being cultivated in the United States. The well-known varieties include those with red, pink and white pulp. Like all other citrus fruits, grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C, although this is not the only benefit that you can get from grapefruit. Here are five other health benefits of grapefruit. 1. Grapefruit […]

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Top 10 Most Used Essential Oils

Lavender It is the most versatile all-purpose essential oil available. It’s inexpensive, and can be applied directly to your skin, if necessary. It’s calming properties relieve tension, headaches, hypertension, stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Bergamot Balances the emotions and is especially useful for anxiety and depression. Good for allergy-related conditions. It helps relieve the pain, […]

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is the use of plant oils known as essential oils. It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease, by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. Essential oils are the heart of Aromatherapy. Many of the oils […]

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