Mason Jar Insect Repellent

This is an attractive and effective substitute for toxic outdoor insect repellents. Supplies 4 Mason jars Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils 2 fresh lemons 2 fresh limes 8 sprigs fresh rosemary Filtered water Floating tea light candles   Directions Slice the lemons and limes – two slices for each jar. Set aside. Place two sprigs of rosemary in […]

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Ginger Ale

Ginger has long been regarded as one of the most amazing healing foods on the planet. As long as you’re using fresh, organic, non-irradiated ginger root, there are some great benefits in store for you, including: Having fresh ginger before a meal will kick-start your appetite and increase digestion. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the […]

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Maximize the Effectiveness of Turmeric

Curcumin is the yellow pigment found in turmeric. Turmeric resembles fresh ginger root. It’s a rhizome that holds a multitude of beneficial uses. Although it can be used alone to good effect, there are several tricks to unlocking its maximum power for healing. Because turmeric has a low natural bioavailability, it’s particularly helpful to ingest it with other components that […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part III

Antioxidants for Autoimmune Dysfunction Glutathione Glutathione is a protein constructed by the liver. It is an immune-boosting , water-soluble antioxidant, and it’s considered the most powerful intracellular antioxidant. Glutathione scavenges hydroxyl radicals, which some experts believe to be to most damaging kind of free radical. Glutathione is particularly important for anyone cancer, diabetes, or HIV (an artificial retrovirus spread initially […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part IV

Herbs with an Antioxidant Punch Bilberry The bilberry is related to the blueberry and blackberry. The leaves of the plant help keep capillaries and red blood cells healthy, which can lower blood pressure. Bilberry also protects the eyes; inhibits bacterial growth; has anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties; and helps to lower blood-sugar levels.  The collagen-stabilizing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of bilberry […]

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Natural Burn Remedies

Minor burns are a fairly common occurrence. If you’re like most people, you have some sort of topical spray or salve that you got from the drug store. These are “modern conveniences” but – believe it or not – they aren’t better than what people have been using for many, many centuries. Here are a few remedies you can make […]

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Sore Throat Tea

Winter Sore Throat Tea If you end up with a cough or sore throat, especially during the winter, this remedy is easy to make, inexpensive and very effective. There are only three ingredients, and they should all be fresh. First, get some fresh-picked lemons, some local raw organic honey, and some ginger root. Next, slice the lemons (not into wedges, […]

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Natural Alternatives to Aspirin

While we’re all familiar with aspirin, many people today now turn to ibuprofen for pain relief. However, both aspirin and ibuprofen are synthetic drugs in the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Both are readily available in either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription forms. Side effects of ibuprofen Because these NSAIDs are synthetic, the body recognizes them as toxins; therefore, they have […]

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Migraines and Diet

A migraine headache can stop your day in its tracks. Worse yet, medications offer little or no help. If you’re prone to migraines, here’s some information that may help you. Although the causes of migraines may range among individuals, the main underlying cause often has to do with your diet. Changing the foods you choose to eat and adding in […]

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