Prepare a Mother Nature-First Aid Kit this Summer

Who can resist summer`s siren call, beckoning us to the great outdoors? When you commune with Mother Nature, you may encounter more on your outings than expected. From angry insect stings to a sunburned skin, it is a good idea to BE prepared.

Bruises are the result of life and are not life threatening, but they are not very attractive either. Here are some ways to minimize this common occurrence.

First, apply an ice pack to the area for thirty to sixty minutes. Afterward, soak a gauze or cotton pad in witch hazel, and then apply witch hazel to the area.

Daily doses of vitamin C with bioflavonoid  Continue reading

Using Natural Foods for Creative Skin Care Health Products

Forget shopping at department stores for expensive skin care products. Instead, head to your kitchen for the best kept secrets for naturally beautiful skin. That`s right: food is your medicine and when it comes to skin care, these foods provide everything you need for clear, glowing skin:

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. You can also use olive oil for oil cleansing: simply massage a half teaspoon into your skin for a few minutes and then gently wash your face off with warm water and a clean wash cloth.

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Homeopathic and Natural Treatments Can Help Modify Addictive Behavior

An addiction can be described as a craving for or dependence on a substance, usually alcohol, nicotine or drugs. Addictions to physical substances should always be treated by a registered practitioner. This article examines some of the natural, alternative remedies that may be prescribed by a homeopathic or naturopathic practitioner.

Homeopathic treatments for addictions

Homeopathic treatment is constitutional, or tailored, to specific needs. Some treatments a homeopath may prescribe include:

Nux vomica helps to overcome a craving for cigarettes.

Kali phos, said to strengthen the nervous system, makes it easier for a person to give up an addiction.

Arsenicum is usually given for anxiety, restlessness and fears.

Absinthium is sometimes given to addicts who are depressed,  Continue reading

Sage is an Anti-Aging Anti-Oxidant which also Boost Memory Recall

Sage is a wonderful herb that can add flavor to soups, salad dressings and juices. The herb also has anti-inflammatory and powerful memory enhancing qualities. In trials, even small amounts of sage have been shown to significantly boost memory recall. It’s also been known since 2003 that the root of the Danshen or Chinese sage contains compounds that are very similar to the drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, which makes it a safer alternative. The herb has also been used for over 1,000 years to treat other brain related problems. Sage has even been found to improve the interconnectivity of the different parts of the brain, which should be important for everyone, with Alzheimer’s or not.

One of sage’s anti-oxidants, carnosic acid, can even cross the blood brain barrier to halt free radical damage in the brain. The same anti-oxidant increases our own production of glutathione,  Continue reading

The Power of Thought on Water

Water is one of the most amazing and mysterious elements in all of nature. Research conducted in various universities throughout the world has repeatedly shown that it is the structure or alignment of the molecules within water that are of much greater importance than its chemical purity. It has also been shown that positive thoughts, intent, and words of blessing directed at water can alter its structure in positive ways and thus increase its life giving properties.

It is well known that water has some mystifying properties. If even one of these properties were not present, life on the planet could not exist. For example, scientists still don’t know why water – of all elements alone – can exist in the three states of matter (solid, liquid and gaseous). They don’t know why water has the highest surface tension of all liquids or why it is the most powerful solvent on earth. Continue reading