21 Alternative Halloween Treats That Aren’t Sugar-Filled Candy

So why shouldn’t you hand out candy on Halloween? After all, it’s basically a holiday specifically designed for kids to dress up, stroll around the neighborhood collecting candy and proceed to crash in their beds in a sugar coma. “Sugar” is the key word here. Childhood obesity is skyrocketing at alarming rates and teaching kids that it’s socially normal to gorge themselves on as much… [read more]

Top 5 Essential Oils To Beat Acne & How To Use Them

While acne is often thought of as a teenage affliction, people of all ages can be affected by the condition that can cause unsightly, sometimes painful, breakouts that appear mostly on the face, shoulders, neck, chest and back. The condition affects tens of millions of Americans, both males, and females, and when left untreated, it can result in damaged self-esteem and other problems. While many… [read more]

6 Vitamin Water Recipes That Make Drinking Water Fun

Here at Natural Living Ideas, we’ve recently been on a bit of a water kick. In fact, the advice to “drink more water” seems to find it’s way into just about every list of ways to improve your health. Of course, there’s a very good reason for it. Water is the ‘magic diet supplement’ to cure all ills – or at least to help cure… [read more]

21 Surprising Home Remedies For A Cough That Will Give You Instant Relief

There is nothing worse than having a nagging cough. Coughing can keep you up at night, interfere with your work and make you feel just plain miserable. Coughing is a natural response to irritation or a blocked airway and often accompanies allergies, colds or the flu. There are many effective home remedies for coughing in general, but it helps to know what caused a cough… [read more]

12 Home Remedies For UTIs Without Using Antibiotics

Urinary Tract infections (UTI) are generally caused by bacteria that enter the urogenital tract through the urethral opening. Our body has many defense mechanisms against these invading microbes, but sometimes they do manage to get in and multiply in the bladder, taking hold on its lining and causing inflammation. UTIs can affect any part of the urinary tract, but lower urinary tract infections are the… [read more]

How To Make Switchel + 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking This Magical Potion

Long before the invention of sugary sodas, energy drinks, and vitamin water, there was switchel. An old-timey beverage to be sure, switchel is many things – thirst-quenching, refreshing, energizing, healthful – and it has recently regained some of the limelight it once enjoyed, thanks to both hipsters and health enthusiasts alike. While it is believed to have originated in the hot tropics of the Caribbean,… [read more]

7 Reasons You Need More Collagen + How To Get It

Collagen is basically the glue that holds our bodies together. This nutrient is found in abundance in skin, bone tissue, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, the gastrointestinal tract, and muscles. Here’s the bad news, our bodies do produce collagen but not forever, at least not in abundance. By the time you are 40, collagen is used up faster than your body can produce it, twenty years later,… [read more]

6 Reasons You Should Place Zeolite Rocks Around Your Home

Image Credit: Newstone Zeolite Rocks Before we get into the heavy science behind zeolite, let’s take a minute to appreciate it for what they are. Rocks. Rocks that can clean, deodorize and absorb unwanted moisture. While most rocks are strictly for outdoor enjoyment, zeolite rocks should be welcomed into your home with open arms. There are so many commercial deodorizers on the market that actually… [read more]

6 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth & How To Fix It Naturally

Rice University research has shown that 70 percent of all people are affected by a candida overgrowth, a systemic fungal infection. According to the molecular biologists, the common infection is often found in colonies, on the skin, in the mouths or in the intestines of those who suffer from it. Candida is a fungus that typically lives harmlessly in small amounts in people in order… [read more]

6 Reasons To Add Apple Cider Vinegar To Your Next Bath

While it may sound like a strange beauty and health routine, taking a bath in apple cider vinegar (ACV) may be just the thing you need for a full body detox that is amazing for your skin. Apple cider vinegar is rising up the ranks of the health world, now on par with coconut oil and honey, this versatile vinegar can be used as a… [read more]