Parenting isn’t for the weak. Childhood is fraught with bumps, bruises, injuries, and illness. But the savvy and well-equipped parent can handle many of the situations that require first-aid at home with the right remedies and knowledge from a book. Parents are the first responders for their child’s health and so they need to be […]
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CREDIT: GRAPHIC BY JULIE MCMAHON Let’s face it. We live in a toxic world where exposure to harmful chemicals regularly occurs. These chemicals are pervasive in our air, water, and the products we use on our bodies and in our homes every day. It really isn’t realistic to avoid toxins in today’s world, but we […]
Chlorine bleach is one of the most common chemicals found in homes, but it is also one of the most corrosive and dangerous materials we regularly expose ourselves to. And our children suffer the most from its toxic effects because of their smaller size. The dangers of bleach include: Respiratory problems (including an increased risk of […]
Laughter may truly be the best medicine! You may wonder why this post is under the category Move and Move Often, but laughter actually exercises several muscles of the body, including your face muscles, abdomen, shoulders, and back. An excerpt from The Doctor’s Guide to Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails: The Ultimate Natural Medicine Guide to Preventing […]
Ingredients: 5 ounces water 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap 2 tablespoons aloe vera juice 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin 5-10 drops of essential oils Instructions: Fill an empty foaming soap dispenser with 5 ounces of water. Then add the other ingredients in the order listed and shake vigorously. Use each time hands are washed. For more essential […]
Dark chocolate has quickly earned a reputation as a superfood with vast human health benefits. Scientists continue to reveal the vast benefits of dark chocolate, including supporting cardiovascular health, providing powerful antioxidants to combat free radical damage, and enhancing brain function. On April 19, 2016, scientists at London’s Kingston University announced an impressive reason for […]
When was the last time you had a reasonably portioned meal at a restaurant? Food portions at restaurants these days seem to be intended to serve more than one. Some portion sizes have doubled and even tripled at American restaurants over the last 20 years leading to excess calorie consumption. And these distorted portion sizes […]
ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY QUIZ Put your essential oil safety knowledge to the test. Can you answer all six questions correctly? The answers are based on current evidence and our current understanding of essential oils. Then compare your results with your friends.