Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

We all have them – weeds. It’s how we handle those weeds that’s the problem. It is probably safe to say that weeding is a necessary drudgery. Most gardeners hate weeding, myself included, but we hate weeds more. Continue reading

Herbs, Spice & Everything Nice: Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

Herbs, Spice & Everything Nice: Your Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

Article Summary

  • Beyond the threat of expanding your waistline, the season’s culinary delights can be a formidable health nightmare if you’re trying to live a cancer-free lifestyle.
  • The good news is, many of the most common herbs and spices found in your favorite holiday dishes are packed with unique nutritional and medicinal compounds that have been scientifically shown to help: balance blood sugar levels, promote healthy digestion, and even lower your overall risk of cancer.
  • 4 of the best healthy spices and herbs to include in your holiday cooking are:
    1. Nutmeg
    2. Cinnamon
    3. Cloves
    4. Peppermint
  • To receive the most benefits from what nature has to offer, follow these two guidelines when selecting your healthy spices & herbs:
    1. Choose only organic, non-irradiated herbs and spices
    2. Make your own holiday treats, cocktails, and meals using only real herbs

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Eating coriander protects your heart from damage

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Information On How To Protect Outdoor Plants In Winter

Information On How To Protect Outdoor Plants In Winter
Fall is the best time to get out in the garden and secure your sensitive and tender plants. Protecting plants in winter can help prevent winter scald, frozen roots, foliar damage and even death. Cold weather plant protection takes a little pre-planning and some equipment in harsher zones. In mild and temperate climates, it usually just means re-mulching and dividing peonies [1] and other early spring bloomers. Fall maintenance should include a plan for winter protection for plants and winter plant covers. Continue reading

Raising Humidity: How To Increase Humidity For Houseplants

Raising Humidity: How To Increase Humidity For Houseplants

Before you bring new houseplants into your home, they probably spent weeks or even months in a warm, humid greenhouse. Compared to a greenhouse environment, the conditions inside most homes are quite dry, especially in winter when the furnace is running. For this reason, it is important that you learn and practice appropriate humidity houseplant care to ensure the longevity and health of your beloved plants. Continue reading

This is why ancient Egyptians referred to Aloe Vera as the ‘plant of immortality’

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This is why ancient Egyptians referred to Aloe Vera as the ‘plant of immortality’

In ancient Egypt, Aloe vera was known as the “plant of immortality,” and it’s easy to see why. In addition to its well known use as a first aid ointment for minor burns, cuts and scrapes, aloe is also useful for a variety of other medicinal and nutritive uses, both external and internal.

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Interior Decorating With Houseplants

Interior Decorating With Houseplants

Plants bring movement and life to every room in your home. However, you will be pleased by the whole picture only if there is harmony in the arrangement and color of the plants you have chosen. Once you have learned how to take these things into account when choosing your indoor plants, you can let your taste and imagination plan the plant decor you have living in your home. Continue reading

Survival medicine: How to make tinctures for your SHTF first aid kit

Survival medicine: How to make tinctures for your SHTF first aid kit

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Regrowing Kitchen Scraps – Grow Vegetables And Herbs Again

Regrowing Kitchen Scraps – Grow Vegetables And Herbs Again<

I have a compost tumbler that I make liberal use of; however, I got to wondering if I could grow food from veggie scraps [1]. Most of us have rooted an avocado pit [2] with mixed results, but can you take the tops of carrots and grow them? I had to try.

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25 Cancer Stem Cell Killing Foods Smarter Than Chemo & Radiation

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6 Natural Ibuprofen Alternatives Backed by Clinical Research

6 Natural Ibuprofen Alternatives Backed by Clinical Research

With the public’s growing awareness of the deadly side effects associated with the regular use of synthetic painkillers like ibuprofen, the need for natural, evidence-based alternatives has never been greater. Continue reading

3 Fall Remedies To Have On Hand

It’s been feeling like fall here in the Midwest and I have those awkward days of wondering whether I should wear my flip flops or boots. These are the only two things I wear on my feet for the most part – because they are easy to wear and it gives me less choices I have to make when I start my day. Yes, I am in that season of life where anything that makes life easier is necessary. 😉 Continue reading

Tips on Using Essential Oils to Strengthen our Lungs

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, help keep our Immune Systems Strong, but adding essential oils like Pine, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lemon will prove to be invaluable. Continue reading