Archives for June 2017

5 Reasons To Go “No ‘Poo” + 5 Alternative Ways To Wash Your Hair

You might be surprised to learn that many people are giving up their habit of shampooing every day or even forgoing it altogether, but the reality is, hair shampoos have only been around for 75 years or so. Before the 1930s, bar soaps like Castile were used to wash hair, or people used alternatives like vinegar rinses, teas, and herbs to clean their locks. When… [read more]

6 Ways To Preserve Your Bumper Garden Harvest

After tending a fruit and veggie garden all summer long, being rewarded with a bumper crop or two is a wonderful feeling. And you definitely don’t want any of that fresh, homegrown food to go to waste! If your basket runneth over this season, here are 6 techniques you can employ to help preserve the harvest and enjoy the fruits of your labor: 1. Water… [read more]

12 Wonderful Benefits Of Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranates have been used throughout history for their many benefits, and the fruit is even mentioned in the Bible as one of the foods that heals. The seeds, which are the edible parts inside the pomegranate, are what’s used to produced the oil, which is highly prized for its powerful flavonoids and punicic acid that contribute to its many nutritional benefits. The seeds also contain… [read more]

7 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Prebiotics + Top Food Sources

Most people have heard of probiotics, the healthy bacteria that is essential for optimal digestive health. However, prebiotics are not nearly as well understood and most definitely undervalued. Most Americans do not consume nearly enough prebiotics, which are also instrumental in digestion and can help keep a number of chronic conditions at bay. Understanding Prebiotics: Prebiotics are a form of non-digestible fiber compound that makes… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice: 11 Home Remedies That Really Work

Just the thought of lice makes most people shiver. Head lice are teeny tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts where they dine on blood. Nearly ten million school children are diagnosed with lice each year. Lice can be contracted by coming in contact with an infected person through play, sports, school or wearing clothing of someone who has the parasite. You… [read more]

11 Steps To Starting Your Own Organic Backyard Vineyard

More and more people are turning to backyard gardening with an eye to raising their own crops and becoming more self-sufficient. One area that has a seen a lot of growth is the organic backyard vineyard. Having a small-scale vineyard is a little different than growing a few clusters of table grapes though the practices are similar. The process is initially labor intensive, as you… [read more]

Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap – Which is Best?

Many of us are hypersensitive to cleanliness. We’ve been trained to wash our hands numerous times a day and to avoid contact with germs at all costs. As a means to this end, soap is an important facet of our daily lives. For many years, the market consisted of only bar soap and everyone seemed completely satisfied. Then liquid soap arrived on the scene and… [read more]

Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors

Linen spray is perfect for adding a scent boost to your bed sheets or even freshening up your linen closet. You can use your favorite essential oil combinations or go with a classic like lavender. Lavender is known to help with nervousness, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. This makes lavender linen spray perfect for spritzing on your pillows right before bed. If you have a cranky… [read more]

Fidget Spinners: Do They Actually Have Any Health Benefits?

The dictionary definition of fidget is, ” to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.” If you watch people closely enough, you will notice that everyone fidgets in one form or fashion. Some people pace, some wiggle their toes, some doodle, some twirl their hair, some lick their lips, some jiggle their legs, some tap, some open and close their hands, etc.. Bottom line, we all… [read more]

8 Ways To Improve Gut Flora To Aid Weight Loss, Beat Anxiety & Allergies

If you aren’t familiar with the term, gut flora, you really should be. Gut flora is the community of microorganisms that call your digestive tract home. In humans, the gut microbiota has the most bacteria and the most varied number of species of bacteria compared to any other part of the body. In fact, there are about three pounds of bacteria living in the human… [read more]