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5 Symptoms of Vitamin And Nutrient Deficiencies

Vitamins are factors for all biochemical reactions in the body. We need them to function properly and when at fault, may manifest differently. The causes may be different and no one is exempt. It may be due to a diet based on the excess of processed foods, digestive or food absorption problems, or not eating enough. The good news is that it has a solution because with a balanced diet and reinforcing some aspects, everything can return to normal. Below are 5 symptoms that could be from vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin Deficiency Tip 1: Muscle cramps and stiffness in your feet, Read More...

Coping with Seasonal Allergies

General Steps to Help Reduce Allergies The number of people with allergies has tripled over the last 20 years, and many people in their 40s and 50s are now experiencing hay fever and other allergies for the first time in their life. Imagine owning a car alarm that’s a tad too sensitive, letting out a piercing shriek at the slightest provocation. If you’re one of the 60 million Americans with respiratory allergies, you have a similar problem with your immune system: It treats harmless dust, pollen, and pet hair as if they were the enemy. If you’re allergic, it takes just a Read More...

Adrenal Imbalance & Insomnia

Our internal clocks can be disrupted by ongoing stress of almost any kind – and women today have ongoing stress of all kinds. In times of chronic unrelenting stress, women can experience adrenal dysfunction and eventually become cortisol dominant. High cortisol can actually change our normal sleep cycling and reduce the amount of restorative (REM) sleep you experience. One of the first things to do is to look at what is really causing stress in your life – is it a family member? Too much to do in a day? Chronic dieting? Your job? Sometimes writing things down helps bring them Read More...

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...