Archives for August 2016

Black Garlic: 4 Reasons You Should Eat It, How To Make It & Recipes

While black garlic certainly doesn’t sound all that appetizing – in fact, you might envision it to simply be burned garlic, it’s actually made by “fermenting” whole bulbs of fresh garlic in a humidity-controlled environment in temperatures that range from 140 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 to 40 days. There are no additives, preservatives, or burning for that matter, of any kind. Once it’s… [read more]

10 Surprising Foods That Fight Anxiety & Beat Stress

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects nearly 40 million people in the U.S. alone. And that anxiety can cause all sorts of other problems that negatively affect the quality of your life. Anxiety is a normal part of everyone’s life occasionally – you may have felt it just before you got up to give a speech, or during a job… [read more]

31 Gift Ideas For Essential Oil Lovers That Everyone Will Want

If you have an essential oil enthusiast on your gift list this holiday season (or any other holiday, for that matter) choosing the right present couldn’t be easier. We’ve got you covered with the following list of gift ideas for essential oil and aromatherapy lovers. You’ll find everything from carrying cases and diffusers to oil blending equipment and beautiful glass bottles which are a must-have… [read more]

9 Reasons To Have A Teaspoon Of Black Cumin Seed Oil Every Day

Many doctors, particularly naturopathic doctors and alternative practitioners, are finding success combining conventional treatments with natural methods to support the body’s health. One of these time-honored remedies is black cumin oil, also known as black seed oil, black caraway oil, black sesame oil and Roman coriander oil. Considering that there have literally been hundreds of scientifically peer-reviewed articles about the benefits of black cumin oil,… [read more]

10 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Camel Milk

Domesticated some 4,000 years ago, the camel has been an integral part of survival for peoples inhabiting arid lands. Providing transportation, wool, meat, and deeply nourishing milk, the dromedary – or one-humped camel – is particularly well-adapted for thriving in places with scant natural resources. The scarcity of food and water in the camel’s native habitat offers an explanation as to why the milk of… [read more]

20 Plants To Grow In Your Moonlight Garden

Often, gardens are planned with only the daytime in mind. Under the light of the sun, many plants show off their rich colors, gorgeous textures, and stunning shapes. A world in miniature, this is typically the time of day when the garden is abuzz with activity – the birds are singing, the bees are darting from flower to flower, the butterflies are basking in the… [read more]

10 Reasons You Need A Bottle Of Pine Essential Oil In Your Life

While you probably wouldn’t want to take a bite out of a tree, you might be surprised to find that pine essential oil offers numerous beneficial properties to your health as well as your home. Pine needle essential oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation from pine needles. The oil may be sourced from any of several species of the genus Pinus. Some… [read more]

8 Warning Signs of Zinc Deficiency & How To Fix It

Zinc is a vital trace mineral that is required for a healthy immune system and DNA repair. It also fights oxidative damage, plays a role in cell division and growth, enables a sense of taste and smell, speeds wound healing and facilitates the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Needless to say, a deficiency in zinc – something approximately two billion people worldwide suffer from… [read more]

4 Sleepy Time Tonics That Also Bust Fat

Obesity is on the rise, so is insomnia. The prevalence of both these modern scourges in adult American population falls in the range of 30-35%. It may be a coincidence, or there may actually be some connection between the two. There’s very good reason to believe that they’re interconnected because sleep deprivation is known to cause weight gain. Insufficient sleep at night is associated with… [read more]

9 Reasons You Should Start Using Argan Oil On Your Hair

Argan oil comes from the fruit of the native Argan tree in Morocco. The fruit is so nutritious that goats climb the trees just to eat them. Inside of that fruit is the little nut from which Argan oil is produced. For centuries, dating back at least as far as 600 BC, the Phoenicians relied upon this oil for healing as well as for enhancing… [read more]