Archives for October 2015

11 Reasons You Should Put Bentonite Clay On Your Face + More Uses

If you thought that dirt was only good for growing veggies and making a mess, think again. People in various parts of the world have been putting clay on their faces and ingesting it too for countless centuries. Clay is an elemental substance which people today use for multi-purposes such as construction products, pottery making, and in cosmetics. However, the therapeutic value of clay should… [read more]

16 Reasons Why You Should Drink Echinacea Tea Every Day

As winter rapidly approaches, so does the risk for cold and flu. Stuffy noses, congested heads, low-grade fevers and sore throats are common this time of year. While practicing proper hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough and eating a diet loaded with fresh fruits and veggies is a great way to keep germs at bay, there are other natural ways to boost your… [read more]

9 Irresistible Reasons You Should Have An Epsom Salt Bath Today

Image Credit: Kazuhiro Keino @ Flickr Symptoms of magnesium deficiency are often confused with other conditions. You may suffer from neurological problems such as lethargy, seizures, impaired memory, irritability, and anxiety. Symptoms may also be metabolic in nature including potassium deficiency, calcium deficiency or hyperglycemia. If you suffer from muscle spasms, tics, cramps, weakness, impaired muscle coordination, difficulty swallowing or tremors you may also be… [read more]

14 Ways To Build Strong Bones… And Keep Them That Way

Keeping your bones healthy isn’t something most people think about too often. With diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes on the rise, it’s easy to forget about diseases of the bones, which include osteoporosis and osteomalacia. But the sad fact is that more than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, with around 50% of women aged 50 or more suffering from at least one osteoporosis-related… [read more]

20 Reasons Why You Should Eat An Entire Avocado Every Day

There’s no denying that Americans love avocados. During Superbowl festivities alone, 79 million pounds of avocados are eaten. That’s roughly 158 million avocados! This fat-filled fruit tastes so delicious that it seems like it can’t be good for you! Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the truth – avocados are bursting with nutrients and offer a myriad of health benefits. In fact, research shows that… [read more]

22 Surprising Reasons Why You Need Cornstarch In Your Home

Cornstarch is a staple found in most every kitchen. Commonly used as a thickening agent for soups and sauces, this substance derived from the endosperm of the corn kernel, also has a number of other non-culinary uses. The highly absorbent nature of cornstarch is useful for removing oil secretions and dampness from our body. Being non-toxic and hypoallergenic, it is safe to use on babies… [read more]

10 Foods and Drinks With Potent Cancer Fighting Properties Backed By Science

Conventional cancer treatments lean heavily on drugs. Doctors often recommend some dietary modifications such as cutting down on red meat and dairy intake and abstinence from alcohol and sugar during and after the cancer therapy, but the therapeutic role of cancer-fighting foods and drinks is generally overlooked. Cancers start developing a long time before they actually become apparent. Autopsies of accident victims have shown that… [read more]

33 Genius Little Tricks To Make Your Food Last Longer & Reduce Waste

Along each step of the supply chain, a tremendous amount of food is wasted. From farm to fork, an incredible 40% of food produced in the U.S. ends up in landfills. And while food losses occur during the stages of production and harvest, handling and storage, processing and packaging, as well as distribution and transit, the most staggering losses take place once the food is… [read more]

5 Ways Your Home Might Be Poisoning Your Pets & What You Can Do About It

Playful, loyal, and utterly adorable, pets occupy a unique and special place in our lives. With the power to keep us healthy, active, social, and happy, our four-legged, winged, and scaly friends are so much more than amusing companions. They are considered members of the family, fulfilling such roles as best friend, snuggle buddy, guardian, child, and even therapist. Because many animals share the same… [read more]

15 Signs Your Liver Needs A Detox + How To Do It

While our bodies are generally self-cleansing, sometimes in our toxic world, they need a helping hand. Pollution, pesticides, food additives, fluoridated water, chemicals in our skincare and a whole host of other hidden poisons find their way into our bodies, every single day. It’s no wonder our detoxifying organs – like the kidneys, skin and liver – become overburdened. How do you know if your… [read more]