Though often linked with its sister plant marijuana, hemp in the United States especially, has fallen out of fashion for all the wrong reasons since the 1950’s. In actuality, the benefits of hemp in textiles and other manufacturing and hemp seeds and oil in health and nutrition are undeniable and worthy of making us reconsider this beneficial plant.
Have you ever heard of a Canola seed? You’ve probably heard of Olive and coconut trees, but not Canola right? That’s because it doesn’t exist. Canola oil is not natural oil but the commercial name of a genetically modified version of Rapeseed (which is toxic). So, it is really curious why so many “natural” food stores, even famous ones such as Whole Food’s, consistently use Canola oil in their prepared meals and Food bars (such as in their baked goods, salads, dressings, etc.)?
The history of anti-oxidants is not well documented. The concept first appeared in medial literature in the early 19th century. Since then, we have learned a lot about the nature and relationship between free-radicals and anti-oxidants. We have learned that these are naturally occurring in our body, and that together create an equilibrium that balances each other out. However, when poor diets, carcinogens, toxic chemicals and environments are prevalent (as they are in our in the modern world) our body can no longer maintain this equilibrium as our body is now forced to counter-balance the high levels of free-radicals that are not naturally occurring within our body, but brought into our bodies from the outside. So what does this do to our body? [Read more…]
Essential oils can help you lose weight. They work on the part of the brain that deals with satiety, as well as in the breakdown and release of unwanted fat and toxins from the body. They can speed up your metabolism, aid in digestion, and boost your energy.
Fennel seed is commonly used in cooking and as an alternative medicine remedy. These medicinal properties come from the various components of the essential oil of fennel, including Alpha Pinene, Anisic Aldehyde, Cineole, Fenchone, Limonene, Myrcene, Methyl Chavicol and Trans Anethole.
Fennel seed has powerful antioxidant properties and fights free radicals and irritation. It provides amazing digestive support and can help you to lose weight and curb your appetite.
You have to admit they know what they are doing. If you have kids, you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about kids cereals and the company’s that market them. Everything they do (everything but make a healthy cereal that is) they do right. Their commercials, their characters on the boxes, their location in the store, the high sugar content… all play perfectly into the sensibilities and interests of young children. I myself, remember as a young child the excitement of picking out a new cereal. Of course I was excited, the cereal was basically sugar with little else. It’s hard to say how we got here.
Summer is the time of year we look to get out of the house and into the wild. Unfortunately, summer is also the time the wild tries to get into your house… I’m talking about bugs! Depending on where you live the type and severity of your bug problems during the summer months will vary, but its almost a certainty no matter where you are, you will find bugs and they will find you. Preventing these encounters between man and bug has become a billion dollar industry.
For most people adding a dryer sheet along with their laundry to the dryer is routine and a seemingly harmless way to bring a fresh, clean smell to their laundry. Most associate the fresh smell of laundry just dried with a dryer sheet as a sign of cleanliness and health. Unfortunately this is not reality. Not according to scientific research published in the May 2000 edition of “The Journal Of Toxicology and Environmental Health”. According to this research conducted on mice who inhaled the substances emitted from laundry dried with dryer sheets, these seemingly fresh odors are very detrimental to our respiratory and overall health.
Morning breath can be deadly, literally. Nobody likes bad breath, we don’t like it on ourselves and we certainly don’t like it on others. Aside from the odor and social consequences of bad breath, most of us don’t even know that there are actual health consequences to bad breath.
Juniper has a long history of being used in a variety of ways to help and heal people. During medieval times, people used juniper to protect themselves against witches. In France, about the same time, Juniper and rosemary were burned in hospitals to help patients fight infections. More recently the sweet and woody smell of Juniper makes it a common addition to home cleaning products, aromatherapy treatments and fragrances. However, with 87 different healing compounds, Juniper (especially juniper essential oil) should be a regular addition to your medicine cabinet.
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.