Refined sugar was not consumed on a daily basis until the past 100 years. Before that, it was a treat afforded only by the very rich as sugar cane was a difficult crop to grow. In the past 100 years, rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases have skyrocketed.
Though they may look the same, not all pine trees are equal. Such is the case with the Siberian Fir tree (also known as Abies Sibirica). To the Sumerians, whose civilization was a precursor to the modern world yet remains clouded in mystery, the Siberian Fir was a sacred tree. It was viewed as a symbol of power, grandeur and immortality. This is confirmed by writing on clay tablets from about 7,000 years ago.
The reason ancient cultures valued this pine so highly was due to its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Sumerians would make broths, compresses and primitive Band-Aids with the oils and saps from this tree. The anti-bacterial and fungal properties of the Siberian Fir are amazing. In fact, in forests where this tree grows, the air is basically completely free of microbial pathogens.
You have to understand that thyroid problems are much more common than most people think, and they often go undetected. It is possible to have a thyroid problem causing wrinkly hands or fingertips. It is more common in hypothyroidism, which means your thyroid gland is not as active as it should be. Many experts are of the view that you are likely to have wrinkly fingertips due to hypothyroidism because it slows down your metabolism and lowers your body temperature as well. With your body temperature going down it is natural for blood vessels at the top of your fingertips to constrict to prevent loss of heat. This constriction pulls the skin down and produces an appearance of wrinkles.
It’s time to go back to making salads the old-fashioned way. It takes a little more work, but after the umpteenth outbreak of food poisoning from bags of freshly washed greenery, I think it’s time we all stop eating bagged salads.
You may have noticed a growing interest in collagen products in recent years. For decades, cosmetic companies have included collagen in anti-aging lotions and creams with the promise that by applying collagen to the skin, it will penetrate and replace lost collagen due to aging, sun exposure and toxins found in our environment and unfortunately even food. However, as most specialists and dermatologists will tell you, save your money!
The sciatic nerve is the thickest nerve in the human body. In some individuals it can be as wide as ¾ of an inch. Sciatica pain may vary in intensity, and it can go as far as immobilizing a person. Fortunately though, 90% of cases get well without surgery, but it takes some effort to overcome the pain. Today, there are some great essential oils for sciatica nerve pain that can bring you relief.
Did you know that a proper pH is a crucial aspect to health? PH levels show the extent to which something is acid or alkaline. It is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The more acidic a solution is, the lower its pH. The more alkaline, the higher the number is.
As a parent, you would likely be very concerned if your children were exposed to a significant amount of chloroform, lead, DDT, or gasoline fumes. You don’t need to be reminded that these substances are poisonous and therefore hazardous for your kids to be around.
These substances are among 250 other agents that the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies as Class 2B Carcinogens, meaning possibly carcinogenic to humans. This makes sense.
Doctors have been prescribing antibiotics even for things they simply won’t help like the common cold. These prescriptions have been routinely handed out like candy despite the fact that illness, including common infections, can be successfully treated with a healthy immune system and a few natural helpers such as honey and turmeric.
Baking soda is a magical product with so many practical uses, such as curing heartburn, cleaning white clothes, and now, new research has found that this wonder ingredient can remove up to 96% of pesticides from fruit and vegetables.