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Starting an Herbal Garden

When planning an herbal garden it is important to decide what herbs you want to grow. Then decide where you’re going to plant them. Will it be indoors or outdoors? Is there enough sunlight? Is the soil loose with good drainage or very firm and rocky? And so on; these are just a few things […]

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The Health Benefits of Wheat Grass Juice

Wheatgrass isn’t something special. It is the young form of the well-known wheat that can be juiced or dried into a powder and it can be consumed by both humans and animals. The good thing about it is that it comes with chlorophyll, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and also enzymes. There are a lot of benefits that wheatgrass could offer […]

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How Does Homeopathy Work Anyway?

By Susy Parker Goins Homeopathy can seem like a completely foreign concept to those of us brought up on mainstream, allopathic medicine. The principles of homeopathy are easily understood, however, by even novice users. With a little study and good reference materials, you can understand and apply homeopathic medicine to your family’s health. The four […]

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STD Testing: When a UTI is Not a UTI

You’ve got the tell-tale symptoms: a frequent urge to urinate, an uncomfortable and burning sensation when you do urinate, pelvic pain, cloudy urine… all signs of a urinary tract infection. You drink cranberry juice and try other natural and homeopathic remedies with no success. After weeks, you still have symptoms, and they are getting worse. That’s […]

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Sweet Dreams Balm Recipe

Adapted from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Publishing, 2007). http://www.care2.com/ This Balm is absolute heaven! You can’t help but be lured into dreamland when you take a deep whiff of this citrus-floral dream enhancer. These essential oils are said to open channels for peaceful dreaming and creative visualization while aiding in the […]

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How to Reduce Toxic Exposure in Your Home

Now that we’ve covered how chemical and environmental toxicity is all around us, and especially in our homes, let’s take a look at some simple ways we can can reduce the amount of toxins we’re exposed to at home. To detoxify your home, properly dispose of all cleaners that you suspect are toxic, or if […]

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3 Essential Dry Skin Remedies

Dry skin often resembles a desert landscape: hard, cracked, and rough. This can be especially true if you’re also combating wrinkles because dry skin emphasizes their appearance. Even if your skin is only mildly dry, restoring its natural moisture allows you to ditch the desert for the oasis of soft, youthful skin. Follow the 3 […]

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Many Uses of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree, or melaleuca alternifolia is just one of those wonder oils! This, along with lavendar are the only essential oils which can be used neat on the skin, however with all things, some people may be sensitive to this. It’s right up there as an anti fungal/bacterial/septic, fights any bugs, and also helps to […]

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7 Excellent Foods for Longevity

Genetics tend to play the biggest role in how long we live whereas lifestyle choices affect how well we live. Many people don’t realize that a diet rich in certain nutritious foods can greatly increase our chances of living long and well. Our bodies are remarkable mechanisms that have the ability to heal themselves in […]

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Essential Oils for Emotional Security

Self-improvement is about finding balance and happiness in our daily lives. The most important area in which we can achieve balance is in our own emotional security. After all, we cannot find true balance in relationships, our work environment, and even spiritually until we achieve self-acceptance, self-control, understanding and compassion. And while many of us […]

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