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Probiotics and Your Gut

You may have been hearing a lot about probiotics in the past couple of years. Although it may have become one of the popular buzz words of the health industry right now, using “good bacteria” to balance “bad bacteria” has been around for centuries. These microorganisms help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria, just as […]

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Can You Get Through Allergy Season … Naturally?

Seasonal allergies are irritating, and so are the drugs you take to relieve sneezing, sniffling, and itchy, red eyes. (They tire you out! They’re expensive!) While you can’t reduce the pollen in the air, you might be able to limit the number of drugs you take in response. Here are, five natural ways to help keep […]

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Detox Your Body

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Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

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Fend Off Infectious Disease With Lavender

Hidden beneath the pleasing scent of lavender is a fierce natural medicine and formidable protector. Used since antiquity, lavender was a significant guardian against some of the most deadly infectious diseases of all time – the great epidemics of plague sweeping across Europe throughout the Middle Ages and into the 17th century. The protective aspects […]

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The Bad Seeds – Risks of GMO Corn

With symptoms including headaches, nausea, rashes, and fatigue, Caitlin  Shetterly visited doctor after doctor searching for a cure for what ailed her.  What she found, after years of misery and bafflement, was as unlikely as it was utterly common. This article from Elle magazine may surprise you with important information about genetically modified (GMO) corn. The […]

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Cleaning Supply Recipes

Winter is winding down and soon it will be time for spring-cleaning. Unfortunately, so many home-cleaning products now include too many dangerous chemicals, loaded with strong fragrances and harsh cleansing agents like bleach, ammonia and acids. These chemicals can produce toxic fumes that can irritate eyes and lungs. (Children and pets are most at risk.) […]

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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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What Exactly Is MSG & Where Did It Come From? Part 1 of 3

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)is a man-made chemical and has been around for more than 100 years. It is well known as a seasoning or flavor enhancer for Chinese food. Due to the many negative symptoms people were having after eating it, “MSG symptom complex (MSC)” was originally termed as “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome (CRS)”. Unpleasant reactions to […]

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