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9 Holistic Remedies You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet

Concerned about overuse of prescription meds? Wary of ingredients in over-the-counter cold medicines? Pharmacy sections are being stocked with more and more natural remedies that can provide gentle yet effective relief for everyday ailments. The sheer number of holistic healthcare products that line your pharmacy’s shelves can be overwhelming! Stock your medicine cabinet with these holistic health remedies and rest assured that the next time you feel a cold coming on, your child falls off her bike or you have trouble sleeping, you’ll have just the thing on hand to ease your ills. You’ll find most of these products at Read More...

Skin Brushing

Skin Brushing & Cleansing Regular bathing and washing will not remove the layers of dead skin. It takes a gentle and light abrasion on the skin when it is dry to rid the body of the dead unwanted skin. The dead layers need to be peeled away so the skin will be able to breathe and live properly. This is what is referred to as dry skin brushing. Acne, pimples, excessive dryness or oiliness can all be greatly helped by this activity. It increases rapid cell production beneath the surface of the skin. It is considered the same body stimulation as Read More...

7 Ways to Keep Your Digestive Tract Healthy

  Eat at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Be adventurous, and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in any form – canned, fresh, frozen, or dried. Plant foods are rich in fiber and many disease-fighting chemicals. Fruit serving sizes: 1 cup fresh 1 tennis-ball sized piece ½ cup canned ¼ cup dried 4 oz. 100% juice Vegetable serving sizes: 1 cup raw ½ cup cooked 6 oz. 100% vegetable juice Choose whole grains more often. The new labeling of “whole grains” on packages can help you pick these good grains more often. Look for the word “whole” on the package and in the ingredient list (on the Read More...

Overuse of Antibacterial Products

The overuse of antibacterial products, including disinfectants may be producing strains of multi-antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibacterial cleaning products are no more effective at preventing infection than good personal and household hygiene using ordinary soap, warm water and plain detergent. Media advertisements press the point that bacteria in the home are harmful and must be eliminated by using any number of the antibacterial or antimicrobial products available. Recent research has proven that due to the overuse of these products, the opposite is true. In fact, Minnesota has banned several types of antibacterial soaps and cleansing agents (namely those containing Triclosan) in order to Read More...

Issues in Your Tissues

When your basic digestive function is impaired, every system of your body is affected, including your skin, your hair, your brain and more. If your gut is in trouble, you’re in trouble from head to toe. Ancient healing traditions like Chinese medicine and Ayurveda teach a common phrase, “the issues are in the tissues.” The expression recognizes the inalienable connection between what happens in our lives and what happens in our bodies. For starters, even if your diet is squeaky green and clean, when your gut isn’t in prime working order you aren’t able to absorb the nutrients in your food Read More...

9 Energy Boosting Foods

Need an Energy Boost? Your body needs fuel to function, just like a car engine. This fuel comes in the form of carbohydrates, fats and protein which your body sources from food. These are broken down into glucose (sugars) in your digestive system and transported through the bloodstream to every cell in your body where it is used as energy. Low glucose levels could leave you feeling fatigued, dizzy and irritable, as well as causing headaches and nausea. To help you maintain your energy levels throughout the day, include these energy boosting foods in your diet: Brown Rice: Brown rice is rich in Read More...

Remedies To Help Leaky Gut

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Too many of us are living under high stress; from high-pressure jobs, financial issues, dilemmas with kids and relationships or family health problems—all adding strain and extra obligations in a hyper-paced world. We also tend to eat for convenience, to please our taste buds or to appease our moods versus eating for nutrition and good health. This dangerous combination can wreak havoc on our digestive system, and when paralleled with certain genetic profiles or dietary sensitivities, some individuals may experience what is called leaky gut syndrome or intestinal hyperpermiability. In short, the lining of the intestines Read More...