The Best Essential Oils for Bug Bites

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As fall creeps in, summer bugs like mosquitoes and bees can linger, while others start to head indoors for shelter. The itching and scratching of insect bites and stings aren’t just painful and irritating, but they can also drive you crazy. And some chemical-filled after-bite sprays aren’t particularly settling. For those looking for natural treatments, essential oils for bug bites can be helpful when used properly. Continue reading

Problems With Compost: 7 Composting Mistakes You’re Making

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Composting just feels good. Not only are you reducing waste but you get this juicy, nutrient rich source of amendment for your garden. However, if you aren’t careful, certain compost issues may arise. Even when the pile is carbon and nitrogen balanced, lightly moist, warm, and full of beneficial organisms, problems with compost are still common. Trust me, I know. I’ve made my own share of compost mistakes.

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Liver detox: 10 Foods that help cleanse the liver

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CBD Q&A: Frequently Asked Cannabidiol Questions

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Cannabidiol, or CBD, products are everywhere these days. Not only are they widely available, but they come in a variety of forms—while claims suggest they can treat nearly every malady known to humankind. Continue reading

20% of COVID Patients Caught Disease at Hospital

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Figures released from NHS England suggest that up to 20% of hospital patients with COVID-19 were infected at the hospital, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson went so far as to call deaths from hospital-acquired COVID-19 an epidemic
  • A rapid review and meta-analysis of 40 studies found an even higher rate of nosocomial (originating in a hospital) infections, revealing that, among the confirmed patients, the proportions of nosocomial infections were 44% for COVID-19, 36% for SARS and 56% for MERS
  • The “high-tech” hospitals of modern day, with their enclosed, indoor close quarters, may be facilitating the spread of disease far more so than open-air hospitals of yesteryear
  • Records from an open-air hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, during the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 to 1919 suggest that patients and staff there, who were treated outdoors in fresh air and sunlight, were spared the worst of the outbreak

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Vitamin D Combats Viral Infections and Boosts Immune System

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  • GrassrootsHealth recently conducted a review of an observational study involving 212 patients who had COVID-19, identifying a correlation between vitamin D levels and disease severity. Those with the mildest disease had the highest vitamin D levels, and vice versa
  • A second study found those with a vitamin D level between 20 ng/mL and 30 ng/mL had a sevenfold higher risk of death than those with a level above 30 ng/mL. Having a level below 20 ng/mL was associated with a 12 times higher risk of death, compared to having a level above 30 ng/mL
  • The color of your skin has correlations to your vitamin D level, and we’re also seeing racial disparities in COVID-19. In Detroit, Michigan, where blacks account for 14% of the population, they account for 40% of COVID-19 deaths
  • It’s important for people with darker skin to realize that the more melanin you have, the more sun exposure you require to make sufficient amounts of vitamin D, and many may need to take a supplement
  • According to the research done by GrassrootsHealth’s panel of 48 vitamin D researchers, 40 ng/mL is the lower edge of optimal, with 60 ng/mL to 80 ng/mL being ideal for health and disease prevention

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Top 10 Folliculitis Home Remedies

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Folliculitis is a common skin problem characterized by inflamed hair follicles. Your hair follicles are the small cavities around the roots of your hair. At first, you may notice whiteheads or small red bumps around your hair follicles. Once the infection spreads, it can turn into crusty sores that are slow to heal. Continue reading

Pollinator Gardens: Creating A Pollinator Garden

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You don’t need a lot of space to start a pollinator garden; in fact, with only a few pots of flowers, you can attract beneficial creatures such as bees and butterflies to the area. Continue reading

COVID-19 Fact Sheet – Face Masks

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How To Detox Your Body With Oil Pulling

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3500 years ago, a powerful detox practice was born in the heart of India. Vedic folk healers learned that swishing a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth not only eliminates bad breath and makes the teeth stronger, but seems to speed up the body’s recovery from a number of major illnesses and also promotes longevity Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to growing broccoli

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Top 11 Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure, a.k.a. hypertension, puts your heart and circulatory system at risk. It is known as the “silent killer.” You may want to know how to lower high blood pressure naturally. Continue reading

Essential Oils for Cough, Cold and Congestion

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A cough combined with nasal congestion is, simply put, annoying. These symptoms often accompany the common cold, but they also occur with allergies. Continue reading

From floating islands to abandoned lots: urban gardening in Mexico

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Urban gardening is nothing new in Mexico. Lack of space and a growing population led to the invention of chinampas, artificial islands in the lake waters of ancient Mexico City. Today, some of the islands still exist as productive farmland. Continue reading

Free Medicine For the Coronavirus

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What if I can get to you one of the best medicines in the world for free, a lifetime worth of this medicine without cost, would you go for it? With the guaranteed physiological effects of: Continue reading