Saw Palmetto (Really!) Works for Hormonal Acne in Women

Saw Palmetto is a wonderful herb that has shown from many testimonials its effectiveness to treat and prevent the occurrence of hormonal acne.

How hormonal acne works:

Everybody, male and female, has both male and female sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone (as well as others) in their bodies. Men usually have more male sex hormones, and women usually have more female sex hormones. Sometimes an imbalance can occur for various reasons, and the body produces an excess of the opposite sex hormones, or the body doesn’t produce enough of the right sex hormones. Read more…


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…

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…

Sprout Your Way to Good Health!

Tooth Whitening using Baking Soda

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…

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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