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Building and Maintaining Healthy Immune Systems

Teach children to wash their hands well after using the restroom, after playing outdoors in the dirt, after playing with pets, and before eating.  Germs carried on the hands can be carried into the body through the mouth.  If the immune system is weak, the child can become ill.

Herbal First Aid for Kids

The Following Teas Are Effective For Many Childhood Illnesses • Elder flowers, boneset (bitter), yarrow with peppermint to induce a cleansing sweat • Catnip/chamomile/rosemary tea to reduce a rash • Mullein/lobelia, chamomile, or scullcap to relax • Catnip, fennel, ginger, chamomile and peppermint for upset stomachs • Elderberry syrup for sore throats and for interrupted […]

Fiber Helps the Body Cope with Large Amounts of Sugar

Fiber slows the absorption of food in the small intestine. The rate in which carbohydrates are digested is closely related to how fast they are absorbed, which determines the rise of blood sugar. When carbohydrate and plant fibers are eaten together, blood sugar levels are considerably lower than when the same type of carbohydrate is […]

Aging Is A Choice

Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells that only live for a few weeks or months. They die and are replaced by new cells in an endless cycle that began the minute of conception and will continue until our death. We replace about 1 percent of our cells every day, which just about […]

Top 7 Triggers for Autoimmune Disease

Many people diagnosed with Autoimmune disease will take medication prescribed by their physician without further thought. They are band-aiding the symptoms of the disease instead of truly healing the body so that they can find their best level of health. When we look at Autoimmune Diseases such as Graves, Crohn’s, celiac, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis (and […]

Gluten Intolerant

Gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem primarily for those with celiac disease. But recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system. As scientists chip away at the mountain of health problems caused by the modern American diet, a troubling finding […]

Essential Oils for Flu Prevention

Pharmacies are advertising flu shots with predictable scare tactics before schools reopen and families get back into more familiar routines. Many health-conscious people gear up for the flu by getting an annual shot but gasp in awe when they come down with it anyway. Whether you blame it on the fact that the vaccine does […]