Plants Migrate, Too: On The Trail of Aloe Vera

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Some of the earliest uses of aloe vera involved the use of its sap as a powerful purgative during the 18th and 19th centuries

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32 Different Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Will Change Your Life

imagesULKIH7N9Apple cider vinegar is incredibly popular in the natural health community, there are lots of proven ways that it can benefits your health. Why you should use apple cider vinegar everyday? Have a look at these 32 different ways ACV will change your life:

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Food as Medicine: Rooibos Shines as a Potent Defense against Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Hypertension and More

rooibosIf you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading

Eight Home Remedies to Soothe Sunburn

Summer provides the opportunity for vitamin D3 and sunbathing and tanning for many who have been confined to the indoors for several months. It is also a time for more outdoor activities under the sun. But overdoing it, especially at first, leads to sunburn for most.

Knowing how to sooth and heal sunburns naturally is to your advantage. Here are eight natural sunburn remedy tips:

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Sun Exposure Reduces Pancreatic Cancer Risk by Nearly 50 percent

The health benefits of vitamin D are almost becoming too numerous to count, with yet another new study presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., shedding light on the hormone’s specific anti-cancer benefits. According to the groundbreaking research, individuals exposed to natural sunlight, which is Continue reading

Important Vitamin Safety Tips

Vitamin C information everybody needs to consider whether you take a prescription drug or a natural supplement. I’m talking about dosage and safety notes.

Various dosages of vitamin C have been used depending on the purpose:

  • Treating common colds: One to three grams (g) a day
  • Preventing common colds: 600-1,000 milligrams (mg) a day
  • Preventing sunburn: Two grams of vitamin C together with vitamin E (1,000 international units [IU])
  • Preventing hardening of the artery: Slow-release vitamin C 250 mg plus 136 IU of vitamin E twice a day

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Natural Method for Clearing Cellular Debris Provides new Targets for Lupus Treatment

Cells that die naturally generate a lot of internal debris that can trigger the immune system to attack the body, leading to diseases such as lupus.

Now Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report that an enzyme known to help keep a woman’s immune system from attacking a fetus also helps block development of these autoimmune diseases that target healthy tissues, such as DNA or joints.

The findings point toward new treatment strategies for autoimmune diseases, which are on the rise in light of a germ-conscious society that regularly destroys many of the previously pervasive microbes that made the immune system more tolerant. Continue reading

Castor Oil Helps Hair Breakage, Helps to Grow and Darken Hair

Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant and has been used since time immemorial for a variety of conditions and complaints, including hair and skin care. Treating hair breakage and encouraging hair growth with castor oil has long been recognized in the alternative health field. Cold pressed castor oil is tasteless and odorless when pure.

The oil is considered a natural hair oil for baldness or thinning hair which is the result of diet, stress and environmental and/or lifestyle factors. Scientific research on the subject is lacking and the results of clinical studies are ambiguous. However, many people attest to the fact that castor oil has helped with various hair complaints. There have been cases Continue reading