Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning, and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits.
By Dr. Mercola
Olive oil, a dietary staple in Mediterranean regions, is now a healthy favorite oil in the US, valued not only for its flavor but also its health benefits.
Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil may help lower your risk of heart disease and may even benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, helping to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
As with most foods, however, not all olive oil is created equal. There’s a wide variation between high-quality and low-quality oils, and even among the best varieties, rancidity is a major problem.
I love chocolate. Fortunately, for all the chocolate lovers out there, studies have proven that dark chocolate is really good for you. It is loaded with antioxidants and has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood sugar. Dark chocolate has magnesium, which helps relax the nervous system and muscles; build teeth and bones. Dark chocolate also contains copper, which is needed for metabolic functions in the body. Coconut oil is one of the most abundant sources of medium-chain fatty acids, and these nifty little triglycerides can work wonders for a sluggish metabolism.
Many people are beginning to see the benefit of growing your own food, but growing your own medicine is as important to your health. Have you heard of Wooly Lamb’s Ear? Woolly lamb’s ears is also known as woolly woundwort. The whole plant is medicinal as an alterative, antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, hypotensive, stomachic, styptic, tonic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, vulnerary. It can be used in place of bandages. It absorbs blood and helps it to clot more easily. In fact Lamb’s Ear has been used for 100s and 100s of years as a wound dressing, especially on the battle field, so it is a shame that this kind of natural first aid knowledge is dying out… [Read more…]
It’s 2014 now, and more people are becoming aware of the fact that our body actually produces compounds called endocannabinoids, and they play an important role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabis activates the cannabinoid receptors in the body. It’s important to note that the best method of ingestion is not through smoke, because this changes the chemical structure of the plant. Cannabis is a powerful key to good health when we eat it vs. smoking it.
Ever wonder why so many restaurants have those peppermint candies next to the register? It’s because of peppermint’s history as an effective digestive aid which dates all the way back to ancient Egypt and Rome. It has a healing action on the stomach and liver. Additionally, peppermint is not only a digestive aid, it also helps the circulatory and respiratory systems. It possesses anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
The human body was designed for movement, and even in a sick society most people recognize the importance of exercise. Sadly, many people never get further than that realization. Too many Americans don’t exercise at all, because they think it takes too much time or is too hard. After seeing too many people give up on their exercise plans after a few short months, many doctors are recommending an exercise routine from Japan called “Tabata.” This method of exercise can be as short as four minutes per session and research has proven it to be very effective for people of all fitness levels.
According to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), bacteria and other germs are “a necessary part of a healthy immune system” and exposure to germs in childhood will help build immunity to different microbes in adulthood. According to statistics, children who grow up on farms and are exposed to bugs, worms and dirt have exhibited less allergies and auto-immune problems.
Food for thought: Instant noodles contain wax coasting which is in addition used in Styrofoam container. That is why noodles don’t stick each other when cooking. Take a look at what happens to Ramen Noodles when it is inside of your stomach! You will definitely think twice about eating it again!