Amazing Cloves and Clove Oil

It’s the weekend (or, like me, you are on vacation in the middle of the ocean) and your tooth starts to hurt. The pain has become so bad you can not eat, can not concentrate and whoa! you can not even enjoy yourself and have fun. What’s a gal or guy to do?

Let me let you in on a secret: you can temporarily mitigate the pain and suffering with oil of clove, an inexpensive and readily available essential oil. Here is what you do: Read more…

Essential Vitamins: Roles & Functions in the Human Body and Common Food Sources

The following is a list of vitamins essential to human bodily functions, and foods that contain them in large to moderate amounts. Everyone needs all of these (some on a daily basis) in order to keep their bodies working properly. If you can not get some of these vitamins from diet alone, supplementation is necessary.

Read on for full list…

Reblog: The controversy of genetically modified foods (GMO)

Bananas: Good Mood Food

So you’re depressed. Maybe you’re just feeling ‘under the weather’.

The amino acid tryptophan helps your body make serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood. Low serotonin = low mood; high serotonin = well, it won’t make you ‘high’ but it will improve your mood. Human bodies need vitamin B6 to help convert tryptophan to serotonin. Bananas contain both tryptophan and vitamin B6 in large amounts.

So it’s very simple … just eat more bananas! 🙂 Read more…

How To: Make Your Own Oatmeal Glycerin Soap

Glycerin soap is loved by people with sensitive skin, skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and mothers (for her baby’s ultra-sensitive skin). Glycerin soap has a lower pH than other soaps which is more in balance with the skin’s natural pH levels, helping the skin maintain its natural moisture. It is also hypoallergenic as well as hygroscopic (honey is also hygroscopic). Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. So, you see how this would be beneficial for dry skin.

It can more than handle full body application in the shower, and is also gentle enough for a face wash. Make your own all-natural soap– trust me, you’ll be glad you did!


Read on for recipe…

Body Detoxification: Tips and Top Ten Foods

Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body or cleaning the blood. It does this mainly by the liver removing impurities from the blood, where toxins are processed for elimination. By giving your body nutrients found in natural, healthy (they’re called healthy for a reason) foods,  you can help your liver out by giving it what it needs, and help your other organs clean themselves and flush the toxins out of your body.

Once you begin a detox diet, you will start feeling better all over, you will have more energy, your skin will clear up, your digestion will be normal, and your mind will be sharper among many, many other things. You might even notice some medical conditions caused by diet clearing up (you’d be surprised to know just how much your diet affects you).

When starting a detox, if these foods are not a big part of your normal diet, then work them in gradually to avoid feeling a little worse before you feel better, as your body would have a chance to acclimate to all the changes taking place in it. Make sure to drink lots of water to flush the toxins out as they are removed from your tissues by the enzymes and vitamins in the detox foods. It is recommended that you stick to a regimen of mainly fruits and vegetables. If you are having a hard time staying away from meat, fish and lean chicken in small amounts are ideal choices. Stay away from processed foods and sugar completely, and no alcohol…unless it is one glass of red wine a day.

Below is a list of the top ten foods or food groups that are essential to a successful detoxification.

Read on for top 10 foods…

Sprout Your Way to Good Health!

Many would never think to eat sprouts that you’d normally just plant in the garden, even though Asian cultures use sprouts regularly in cooking.

They are very, very good for you, and really low cost too, at just a few cents a serving.


Read on for health benefits and recipes…

Coconut Oil is Great for Anything!!!

Coconut oil is one of natures most generous gifts to humans. It has so many different benefits for so many different parts of the body. These benefits can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, etc.

You can take coconut oil both internally and externally to relieve and cure a large variety of ailments. You can also use this to cook with without losing any nutritional or medicinal value due to its high heat tolerance.

  • When taking coconut oil, the best and most effective kind to get is organic extra virgin coconut oil. It will be in the supplements section at any superstore or health food store.

Lots of research has been done on the subject of Fatty Acids and Monogycerides. Read on for proven cures…

Witch Hazel Skin Care

Witch hazel is known for its massive skin healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties.

It is a natural astringent made from the witch hazel shrub, and was traditionally used in Native American medicine.

Because of its properties, it’s a good remedy for acne, bug bites, sunburn, and can even be used as a deodorant!
Read on for uses…

Lower your cholesterol with Turmeric

Turmeric is an Eastern Asian yellow plant whose root is powered and used as a spice and food-coloring agent traditionally in curry. It has been used for centuries in China to treat gastrointestinal ailments and inflammation.

The active ingredient is curcumin, which has been known for a long time for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies have consistently shown that it has the ability to substantially reduce LDL and triglyceride levels. One study concluded that LDL cholesterol was lowered anywhere between 1/2 and 1/3 of the subjects consuming turmeric in comparison to those who are not consuming it. Read more…

Dong Quai for Menstrual Issues

*Read important precautions at bottom!

Dong Quai is a very potent herb that can induce the menstrual cycle. It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine.

If you have a history of irregularity, and want to regulate yourself without having to turn to dangerous pseudo-hormonal oral contraceptives, then this is definitely your herb of choice.

It increases circulation in the uterus and affects the body’s estrogen production, signaling your uterus to start sloughing.

It also acts as a blood thinner, so it’s helpful in cramp relief while on your period. Read on for use instructions and doses…

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