Archives for September 2015

9 Warning Signs You Are Vitamin D Deficient & How To Fix It

Did you know that Vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin? It’s a steroid hormone that our bodies produce when we get enough sunshine. We can also get it from certain food sources or from supplements. Whatever it is, getting enough Vitamin D is vital. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, breast, colon and prostate cancer, depression, weight gain and more. While doctors… [read more]

30 Powerful Herbs & Spices That Kill Pain Fast

Did you know that the solution to your toothache, muscle pain or stomach upset might be sitting in your spice rack or window box? It’s true! Aside from the fact that herbs and spices have been used medicinally for thousands of years, countless scientific studies show that most have unique healing qualities and anti-inflammatory benefits. Before you head out to the drugstore for some narcotic… [read more]

13 Foods & Drinks That Increase Your Cancer Risk

Recently we published an article revealing fifteen everyday things that could be increasing your cancer risk. Despite the morbid subject, it proved to be incredibly popular and so we have decided to follow up with an article revealing some of the most harmful foods and drinks. The role of diet in increasing the risk of developing cancer is unmistakable. One third of all cancers have… [read more]

17 Herbal Teas With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Long prized in Eastern Medicine as the key to health, happiness and longevity, tea is one of the oldest drinks in the world. With so many varieties on the market now, it can be hard to know which ones to choose. While fruity teas like apple and orange taste delicious and are a great alternative to unhealthy sodas, they don’t tend to offer the healing… [read more]

14 Potent Home Remedies To Ease Away Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint, but if you’ve ever had it, you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain may result from several musculoskeletal problems like arthritis or from injuries to the vertebral column from sprains, fractures, slipped disc etc. Sometimes, unrelated problems such as kidney stones and urinary infections may manifest as lower back pain as well. If you suffer from frequent… [read more]

Top 10 Must-Have Gadgets, Tools & Gizmos Every Natural Health Enthusiast Needs

Over the past couple of years, there have been quite a few interesting gizmos and doo-dads which have made their way onto the pages of Natural Living Ideas – and in most cases, onto the kitchen counter, desk, or end table in our homes. Some of these gadgets remove toxins from our environments while others improve the healthfulness and quality of our food. A handful… [read more]

12 Surprising Uses for Wood Ash in the Home & Garden

The images of flames engulfing what would normally be a serene forest are devastating to see. Because wildfires are so destructive to the natural environment, releasing millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and with the very real potential to damage property and destroy human lives, often the specter of fire is considered a bad thing, all-round. A century of rigorous fire suppression… [read more]

13 Reasons To Start Using Shea Butter On Your Skin & Hair

Image Credit: Daveynin @ Flickr Shea Butter, with its slightly smoky smell and silky feel on the skin, is extracted from the seeds of Vitellaria paradoxa tree native to West Africa. It is a godsend for the people of this region who have been using it for cosmetic, nutritional, and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. They use it to protect their skin and hair… [read more]

10 Hidden Sources of Toxins Lurking In Your Kitchen & Pantry

With more than 84,000 chemicals legally for sale in the US, it’s not surprising that our air, food, water, and homes are toxic environments that may be compromising our health. After all, toxins can wreak havoc on our bodies – they mess with hormones, cells, immune function and mental health. While we can’t control every exposure we have to chemicals, we can certainly control a… [read more]

16 Reasons You Should Go Out Foraging For Rosehips Today

Rosehips – the fruit of the rose which is left behind after its blossoms naturally fall away – is one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C on the planet. A close relative of the apple, rosehips can be used for many of the same wonderful (and often delicious) uses as its oh-so popular cousin. Read on to learn how to harvest rosehips and… [read more]