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Are You Deficient in Magnesium?
Magnesium is the partner mineral to calcium. Typically wherever calcium is needed in the body, magnesium is also required. Magnesium is Nature’s relaxation and anti-stress mineral, since it plays an important role in helping our bodies combat stress. It is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle and nerve function, yet experts estimate that […]
You Can Heal an Autoimmune Condition Naturally, Despite What A Doctor Says
Five years ago, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with not one but two autoimmune conditions: lupus and fibromyalgia. She told me my body was attacking itself and that there was no cure. I was horrified. How could I turn on myself in this way? If I could not trust my own body, who could I trust? […]
How Meditation Can Fix a Bad Habit
Could meditation be the secret to quitting smoking? This psychiatrist thinks so.
The Diet that Significantly Slows Bone Loss
Bones do a lot more than just hold you upright. They perform many critical functions in the body, including: providing structure, helping you to move, protecting your organs, protecting your delicate brain and spinal cord, acting as mineral storehouses and even creating new blood cells. You need strong and healthy bones for a healthy body. […]
This Sweet Spice May Fight Off Superbugs
With widespread abuse of antibiotics, bacteria are getting stronger and harder to kill. This is creating drug-resistant superbugs, and that doesn’t bode well for human health. According to Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, the World Health Organization’s Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation, “Antibiotic resistance is growing, and we are fast running out of treatment options. […]
10 Health Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil
While the musky scent of patchouli has been used for thousands of years for a wide variety of purposes, it became much more commonplace after the hippie movement of the sixties. But hippies aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the many healing powers of patchouli. There are many possible uses for this essential […]
9 Great Summer Treats for Dogs
July is National Ice Cream Month and many families can’t resist sharing ice cream treats with their dogs. Our local ice cream stand caters to dogs by sandwiching vanilla ice cream between two large dog biscuits. While it’s certainly great to include dogs in our summer fun, veterinary experts say it’s best to stick to […]
Is Ice Water Bad for Dogs?
Now that summer is here there's a rumor making the rounds that giving your dog ice water on a hot day can kill her. Is ice water bad for dogs? Let's find out.
Do Vitamin D Supplements Reduce the Risk of Dying from Cancer?
It all started with a famous study entitled “Do sunlight and vitamin D reduce the likelihood of colon cancer?” that was published in 1980. Johns Hopkins University researchers were trying to figure out why states like New Mexico and Arizona have only about half the colon cancer rates of states like New York, New Hampshire, […]
4 Things Every Woman Should Know About Fibroids
July is National Fibroid Awareness Month. Were you aware that fibroids are a super common condition that marks a silent crisis, plaguing women around the world? Four months ago, I started bleeding twice a month, and feeling fullness around my pelvis. And I was also waking up four or five times every night with the […]
How to Avoid Dementia, According to a New Study
Fear of memory loss is a very real concern, but there is much we can do to not only ward off this fear but conquer it, and the possibility of dementia, as well.
Daily Cute: This Guy Turned his Family’s Farm into a Sanctuary
Dan was fed up with his nine-to-five computer job and decided to change his life and the lives of farm animals.
5 Places You Can Declutter in 20 Minutes Or Less
These days, it seems like everyone is decluttering. From the KonMari method to minimalism, current trends indicate that people want simpler, cleaner, less cluttered lives. Going minimalist can be a process, and one of the first steps on the journey is to declutter your home, getting rid of items you no longer need that are […]
7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Sabotaging Your Social Life
Have you ever turned down a social invitation for fear of sabotaging your weight loss? Even worse, do you avoid spending time with friends because you are afraid they will sabotage your efforts? This doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. Most people tend to overindulge in social events—you’re only human. Surprisngly, the people close to […]
Why Native Plants Are Key to Your Summer Garden
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been enchanted with the magic of gardening. The way I see it, gardening has the power to give life and mark new beginnings, turning something old into something new. Better yet, there’s nothing like spending some time outdoors. The benefits are limitless. Connecting with nature, especially for […]
6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health
While nothing can prevent or cure Alzheimer’s, adhering to these six habits can lead to better overall brain health: Healthy body, healthy brain Diabetes, heart disease—even poor gum health—have all been shown to increase a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Conversely, individuals who exercise on a regular basis, […]
Going Outside Is Even Healthier Than We Thought
We all know that nature is good for us. It feels simply wonderful to just stand outside, surrounded by green leaves, fresh grass, golden dandelions, and the chirping of little birds. But you may not actually realize how powerful spending time out in nature can be. In fact, there is actually a scientific reason why spending […]
17 Fun & Unique Date Night Ideas
Date night need not be the same old dinner and a movie. We live in a time where you can do anything you want within some reason. If you can think it, you can do it. Here’s a list of 17 unique ideas for your next date night whether you’ve been dating for one week […]
Daily Cute: Cat Sleeps in Tiny Cat-Size Bed
The quick groom this kitty does before getting cozy is too funny.
14 Amazing Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Every year my husband and I plant lots of tomatoes. I guess you could say we’re a bit addicted to growing and making droves of homemade tomato sauce, which we store in our pantry for the cooler months. A few years back we planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. We had also just completed an intense […]