States and counties across the U.S. are beginning to loosen up on pandemic restrictions despite the rising number of cases.
- Certain pre-existing conditions may make you more vulnerable to coronavirus, including being overweight and having a heart condition or diabetes
- While there are no proven treatments for COVID-19 yet, some doctors are reporting success with intravenous doses of vitamin C
- The FDA has given the go ahead for the administration of plasma from previously infected patients to help critically ill people with the virus
- One way to fight coronavirus and other infections is to boost your microbiome diversity with healthy foods and probiotics and/or certain supplements
- Learning relaxation techniques and stress management can help, too — studies show that relaxation therapy increases levels of secretory immunoglobulin-A, one of the molecules protecting mucosal surfaces, like those in the lungs, from infection
Alzheimer’s Disease is the only cause of death in the top ten that cannot be prevented or cured. For many families, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is more devastating than any other diagnosis.(1) Many people are searching for holistic options that may help improve symptoms or slow progression of the disease. Continue reading
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It’s been estimated that by the year 2050, drug-resistant disease will cause more than 10 million deaths and cost the global economy $100 trillion
Three of the primary sources of antibiotics entering the environment, the human food chain, Continue reading
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Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors
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With summer in full bloom and more and more cases of Lyme disease being reported, many are searching for ways to repel ticks without having to resort to harsh chemicals. Luckily, there is one sweet-smelling alternative that is proving to be quite powerful in the fight against this growing concern. Continue reading
Spring is around the corner and as it begins to warm up, no one wants to deal with any lingering congestion from this winter’s variety of allergies, coughs and colds. Congestion can be more than the physical buildup of fluids that causes headaches, difficulty breathing, postnasal drip and coughs. It can also cause brain fuzziness, fatigue, Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges that organic gardeners have long faced is invasive pests, which as you may well know tend to target food crops that have not been treated with toxic pesticides. But maintaining a truly organic garden is not an impossible task, especially if you are willing to take the time to employ some tried and true methods of deterring pests without chemicals. Continue reading
Did You Know…
… this herb, commonly used for culinary seasoning, could be the key to successfully treating strep throat?
Sage is an herb that most of us know best for its distinct and delicious flavor in everything from sausage to sauces to stuffing. Less well known, Continue reading
The beauty of the natural world extends far beyond just the aesthetic characteristics that make plants and shrubs visually appealing. Some of the most powerful healing and immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world — Continue reading
Indigestion is an ultra-common problem, but the good news is there is small treasure trove of herbal cures waiting for you. Here is a story on the six health secrets for evading the pain of “dyspepsia,” also known as indigestion.
1. Artichoke Leaf
This is your best herbal remedy for indigestion of no specific cause. It’s the kind that just happens. Artichoke is a mild bitter that has been shown time and again to be useful for indigestion. The active ingredient for this purpose is cynarin, Continue reading
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on the rise. It is one of the worst things that can strike your lungs, a nasty combination of bronchitis and emphysema. Caused mostly by smoking (and, to a lesser extent, air pollution and genetics), COPD begins as the former. The first word in the term underlines its inherent danger, as “chronic” means long-lasting and recurring. Continue reading
Lavender essential oils have been used in European hospitals, mainly France, for treating burns. But that is not the only application of lavender that has proven itself. Insomnia and anxiety relief are the most common uses aside from burns.
The herb’s Latin title is Lavandula angustifolia, more commonly known as English or garden lavender. It grows abundantly in fields along the Mediterranean shores of Europe, mostly France. You may have noticed those fields as visual subjects from some famous artists.
It’s commonly sold and used as an essential oil for aromatherapy or made into a tea from the lavender leaves. The oil can be applied to the skin for transdermal absorption. Continue reading