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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]

Essential Oil First Aid Kit: 6 Must-Have Oils & 17 Ways To Use Them

While we’re not knocking cold compresses and Band-aids (though we have a natural replacement for those, too); many of the items found in a standard first aid kit can easily be substituted with natural products like essential oils. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to create your very own essential oil first aid kit using 6 individual essential oils plus a carrier for blending.… [read more]

22 Natural Secrets To Growing The Healthiest, Most Beautiful Hair You’ve Ever Had

Trying to grow your hair out is worse than watching paint dry! It can take years to reach your desired length in a process that requires both patience and perseverance. While there is no instantaneous solution to your problem, these 22 all natural methods are guaranteed to give you those long, glossy locks you’ve always wanted…without the use of expensive, chemical-laden products. 1. Get Regular… [read more]

29 Weird Uses For Olive Oil That Go Way Beyond Cooking

Olive oil, a staple of the Mediterranean Diet, is an incredibly healthy oil – full of ‘good’ fats and antioxidants. But olive oil doesn’t just make a delicious salad dressing, it can be used in countless other ways making it well deserving of a place in your medicine cabinet, beauty routine and home. Here are 29 uses for olive oil outside of the kitchen. For… [read more]

9 Essential Nutrients You Probably Aren’t Getting Enough Of + How To Boost Your Intake

In today’s fast-paced society, maintaining a healthy diet can be tricky. More often than not, we don’t get enough of the vitamins and minerals which our body’s require to keep up with the busy lives we lead. The results of this dearth of nutrition? Fatigue, belly fat, skin problems, erratic mood swings, insomnia, muscle cramps… The list goes on and on. If some or all… [read more]

6 Natural Ways To Color Your Hair At Home + Why You Should Never Use Chemical Dyes

How often do you go to the salon to get your hair colored? For most women, once they start, they go routinely every six or eight weeks, some even more frequently. Perhaps you go to hide your advancing gray around your roots and temples or even to get a little lift of color in the form of highlights or lowlights.   For whatever reason, a… [read more]

12 Warning Signs Your Tongue May Be Sending About Your Health

With all of the myriad symptoms which may point to a problem with your health, accurately diagnosing an illness can sometimes feel like throwing darts at a target while blindfolded. For this reason, it is crucial to be aware of all of the possible places where these warning signs may crop up. While it may seem like a strange indicator, there are quite a few… [read more]

18 Warning Signs You May Have An Iron Deficiency

At a daily requirement of only 8 – 18 mg (depending on an individual’s gender and age), iron is classified as a micro-nutrient. However, it is one of the most important elements of a healthy diet. Iron is essential for the production of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells which is responsible for carrying oxygen through the blood stream to every cell in the… [read more]

15 Natural Remedies for the Bumps, Scrapes, Bruises & Other Common Woes of Summer

Whether your passion lies in gardening, cooking out, hiking and camping, or simply going for long walks in the park, summertime is the time for being outdoors. Of course, almost all of these activities come with their fair share of little accidents – some of which can be quite painful! Prepare yourself with the following list of fifteen tried-and-true natural remedies for the bumps, scrapes,… [read more]

10 Warning Signs Of Poor Digestion That You Are Probably Ignoring

In today’s world of high stress, processed meals, antibiotics and chemicals in our food supply and over-prescription of medications, many people suffer from poor digestion. With more than 100 million Americans experiencing digestive problems, most people know that bloating, constipation, heartburn and gas are signs that something is amiss with their intestinal health. But there are plenty of other symptoms that can indicate your digestive… [read more]