13 Essential Oils For Coughs, Cold, Congestion & Sore Throat

Instead of needlessly suffering or taking a medicine that comes with a long list of potential side effects, why not use essential oils? There are many essential oils that can help ease a cough, cold, congestion, a sore throat, and sometimes all of the above. The oils are simply a concentrated liquid that contains a particular plant’s chemical properties. Whether massaged into the skin or… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Bloating: 10 Home Remedies That Work

Who likes feeling as if you swallowed a basketball? I’m guessing that there’s no one out there who enjoys having a bloated belly, but it’s a common occurrence, especially for women, because not only can food make you bloated, but PMS can too. It makes you feel heavy, miserable, and definitely not very sexy. It doesn’t make buttoning or zipping up your pants easy either.… [read more]

Wild Garlic – 5 Reasons To Forage For This Superfood + Best Recipes

Wild garlic, also known as ramsons or ramps, grows free in abundance on many lands open to foraging. In North America, it’s widespread across the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada, growing all the way from Missouri and Minnesota, as far north as Quebec and in higher elevations in the south, though it can also be found in areas along the west coast. It’s a distant… [read more]

8 Warning Signs Of Calcium Deficiency & How To Fix It

When you think about the importance of calcium, you probably think about your teeth and bones, and while the mineral is essential for dental and bone health, it also plays a role in body weight, heart health, muscle functioning, hormones, blood pressure, preventing prostate cancer and more. When our blood is too low in calcium, either due to poor diet or a deficiency related to… [read more]

6 Horrifying Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

In some parts of the world, water quality is so bad that it’s unsafe for people to drink. While there are some places in the U.S. where it’s not a good idea to drink tap water, for the most part, there are far better options than buying bottled water. But why should we avoid bottled water? Isn’t bottled water much safer than tap water, you… [read more]

10 Best Essential Oils For Focus, Concentration & Mental Clarity

Essential oils contain powerful plant compounds that offer an incredible array of benefits both physically and mentally. Have you ever found yourself in a meeting or listening to a speech when you suddenly realize you have no idea what was just said because you’ve drifted off, thinking about your plans for the weekend, how you’re going to solve a particular problem or worrying about the… [read more]

Should I Take Biotin For Hair Growth? The Answer Might Surprise You

Hair growth products that contain biotin, also known as vitamin B7, are becoming increasingly popular, as are biotin supplements. Biotin can be found in both supplement and food form, and for those who hope to grow their hair longer and faster, it’s arguably the most used supplement today. Consuming biotin-rich foods is said to contribute to hair growth, while a lack of biotin in the… [read more]

How To Grow Luffa For An Endless Supply Of Sponges

Luffa (sometimes spelt loofah or loofa), otherwise known as a ridge gourd, is a popular fruit to grow in the garden, but often not for food, but for making sponges. Much of the marketing of luffas, shows the sponge in a seaside setting, surrounded by pretty shells and the like, leading many to believe they’re some kind of “Sponge Bob,” or the remains of an… [read more]

14 Reasons You Should Have A Glass Of Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice proves that juice doesn’t have to be green to be healthy. In fact, in some cases, it may even be the healthier option. This delectably sweet, ruby red beverage that comes from pomegranate seeds contains over 100 phytochemicals and is jam-packed with impressive health benefits. Of course, all of this only applies to 100 percent pure pomegranate juice, not the processed “juice blends”… [read more]

16 Home Remedies For Instant Relief From Stomach Aches

No matter what type of stomach ache or abdominal pain you have, from nausea and heartburn to irritable bowel syndrome and everything in between, oftentimes, a natural home remedy will bring relief from the discomfort that’s making you miserable. Don’t continue to suffer needlessly, try one of these tried-and-true options to feel well again instead. 1. Rooibos Tea The digestive system is particularly susceptible to… [read more]