Archives for May 2014

8 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies That Really Work

Spring and summer bring warm weather, meaning more time spent outdoors working in the garden, swimming in the pool, and playing out on the patio.  But for those with seasonal allergies, the onset of spring means only one thing – pollen! Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose, and the inability to breathe drive many sufferers of hay fever and seasonal allergies back indoors seeking refuge… [read more]

11 Natural Ways To Fade Stretch Marks That Really Work

Growth spurts during puberty, sudden weight-gain, rapid increase in muscle mass, and pregnancy all have one thing in common.  They all have the potential to leave behind the shiny hair-line scars known as stretch marks.  When the body grows faster than skin cells are able to replicate, the resulting fractures in the dermis – the second or middle layer of skin which is responsible for… [read more]

9 Natural Remedies For Cracked Heels

Cracked heels can result from any number of reasons.  Shoes that don’t fit quite right, microbial infection of calluses, simply standing too much, or even a nutrient deficiency are all possible culprits.   No matter the cause, these fissures in the epidermis are often both unsightly and painful to bear. Try some of the remedies on this list to heal and soothe cracked heels the natural… [read more]

28 Best Herbs For Hair Growth

For hundreds of years, people have been using herbs to nourish the scalp and promote the growth of strong, healthy hair.  The list of herbs traditionally used for this purpose is extensive.  Here we’ve outlined some of the best choices, why they work, and how to prepare them. 1. Aloe Vera Enzymes in aloe vera dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum which can clog… [read more]

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10 Of The World’s Most Effective Remedies For Thinning Hair

Long before the advent of chemical or surgical hair restoration – people around the world have been using natural remedies to nourish the scalp and keep hair thick and healthy.  There are around two dozen common causes for hair loss and hair thinning including (but not limited to) stress, skin infection, medications, age, heredity, and sudden change in diet.  Whatever your case may be, the… [read more]

10 Ways to Balance Hormones Naturally

The word ‘hormone’ is often used in popular culture as a reference to moods – or more specifically to mood swings such as those experienced by teenagers or pregnant women – but there is a lot more to the human endocrine system than temperament control.  Hormones are the group of biochemicals in our body which regulate growth and development, libido and reproductive function, metabolism, and (yes)… [read more]

10 Potent Foods That Kill Pain Fast

Pain – the chemical signal that tells us something in our body has been damaged – is more often than not, an unwelcome visitor.  For those who experience pain every day due to arthritis, migraines, tendonitis, or other chronic conditions, it may be tempting to turn to chemical pain-relievers to free yourself from the ongoing discomfort.  Before you do, take a look at this list… [read more]

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you… [read more]

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9 Beauty Secrets Of Rose Hip Seed Oil

Thought to be a native wild flower of the Himalayas, the musk rose (Rosa moschata) is now cultivated in cold, rainy climates worldwide.  It is neither to its delicate white flowers with their sweet fragrance nor even to its vitamin C-rich fruit that this plant owes its rising popularity.  In the natural health and beauty markets of today, Rosa moschata is being hailed for its… [read more]

30 Beautiful Plants to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Love gardening? Then you’ll love our brand new Kindle book: 605 Secrets For A Beautiful, Bountiful Organic Garden: Insider Secrets From A Gardening Superstar. For many people, watching butterflies flit around the garden can be an exciting or very relaxing part of spring and summer. Here are a handful of plants that are easy to grow which will draw these majestic insects to your garden.… [read more]