Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds belong to the same family as cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, and squash. Long valued as a great source of zinc, pumpkin seeds are becoming increasingly recognized for being rich in antioxidants. Before processing pumpkins for meals, desserts or decorating, remember to retain the seeds. Nutrients & Vitamins Pumpkin seeds are a great source […]
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.
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 […]
Lemon and lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve […]
Waking up to half a watermelon drizzled with lime juice is one of the best ways to start your morning. Eating fruit for breakfast will not only make you think clearer, it will help you lose weight and stimulate the digestive tract to energize the body. Eating a clean and light breakfast in the morning […]
Like Homemade Neosporin Ingredients ½ cup olive oil ½ cup coconut oil ⅓ cup dried lavender ⅓ cup dried calendula 4 TB beeswax 1 TB raw honey 10 drops tea tree oil 5 drops lavender essential oil glass jars Step One: In a large pan, combine the coconut oil and olive oil. Allow the coconut […]
There is one ingredient in nearly every kitchen cupboard that can do wonders for your hair, skin and body. This inexpensive, multitasking item is nothing but baking soda! In fact, baking soda can help you look your best from head to toe. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance that is crystalline but often […]