Cucumber is one of the oldest and most commonly grown vegetables in the world. Variations of cucumber can be brown almost anywhere in the world. They are a low calorie, high fiber food that contains about 95% water and a good amount of vitamins C and A. In addition to being a great food, they are also very beneficial when used as a treatment for skin, hair and eyes. Lets look at a few ways you can use this natural healer in your life to obtain a youthful, glowing appearance.
For men, beards and facial hair have made a huge comeback lately. A full, healthy beard is a sign of health and vitality in the modern man. There are a lot of conventional products that can be purchased for daily beard maintenance (like shampoos and wax) as well as products designed to help men grow a thick healthy beard. Unfortunately, most of these contain unnatural ingredients that can actually inhibit hair growth because they do not address the foundation of healthy hair, a healthy body! This should not just concern men either, as any women with a man in her life that she cares about should be concerned with the health of his hair, as it (like skin) reflects the health of the whole man.
Cilantro essential oil (Coriandrum sativum L.) is steam distilled from the leaves of the same plant as Coriander essential oil, which is distilled from the seeds. Cilantro essential oil binds to toxins and flushes them out of the body. It’s also rich in antioxidants and will help remove heavy metals from your system. It promotes cleansing of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin.
Toxic Load can be defined as the accumulative amount of toxic chemicals affecting your body at a given time. Some refer to it as “Body Burden“. The source of these toxic chemicals that build up in our bodies are both internal and external (some toxins in our body are byproducts of natural chemical reactions and thus are unavoidable, while other toxins are man made and can be reduced but unfortunately very hard to completely eliminate in the modern world) the end result of toxic load on our body is both internal and external as well. Toxins affect our skin, hair, organs which in turn affect our energy levels, aging and overall health. As mentioned before, toxic load is a result of both natural reactions and man made chemicals. While we can a should reduce our exposure to man made chemicals (contained in cleaning, cosmetic, clothing, processed and non-organic foods etc.) we cannot in reality completely expect these to be eliminated from our modern lives in totality. So, given the reality of that, what can we do to reduce toxic damage (Toxic Load) once we already consumed the toxin?
You may find yourself wondering if you should be buying organic fruits and vegetables instead of conventional ones. The first thing is to understand the differences between organic and conventional produce – the amount of pesticides used.
Did you know that nearly 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. A cancer epidemic is at all time high, and evidence is growing ever stronger that pesticide exposure is a key contributor to this. In February 2009, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry published a study that found that children who live in homes where their parents use pesticides are twice as likely to develop brain cancer versus those that live in residences in which no pesticides are used.
For years, physicians have been warning about the negative health effects of drinking coffee. You may have been told that coffee will raise your blood pressure, lead to heart disease, give you an ulcer or make you diabetic. But studies continue to roll in that caste doubt on this “common wisdom.”
Certainly, like anything, coffee should not be used in excess. However, study after study has failed to prove that moderate coffee consumption increases your risk for cardiovascular disease or any other serious illness.
People have been using activated charcoal for thousands of years. Did you know that In World War soldiers used activated charcoal in gas masks to prevent from being poisoned by chemical exposure.
Activated charcoal is beneficial for skin problems such as acne because it possesess adsorption properties. When applied onto the skin, activated charcoal performs an incredible job at reacting with the elements and absorbing acne-causing bacteria. It deep cleanses and purifies your skin.
Vinegar has been around for thousands of years. Vinegar was even found in early Egyptian tombs dating back to 3000 b.c. In modern times, most of us consider vinegar a household item. However, do not be fooled into thinking all vinegar is the same.
Many people enjoy Geraniums for their colorful flowers. You can find Geraniums in gardens, on patios and balcony’s all over the world. In the wild you will find Geraniums in most of the Eastern half North America, extending from Canada to Alabama. Though beautiful to look at, the real value of this plant is not the colorful flowers, but the medicinal leafs, stems and roots.
Contrary to popular belief, fluoride is not a natural substance; it is the byproduct of the aluminum and nuclear industries’ use of fluorine gas. The Merck Index lists fluoride’s primary use as rat and cockroach poison and it is a known carcinogen. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the FDA was somehow convinced that the poison allegedly helped protect teeth.