Elderberries have been used for thousands of years, since the Middle Ages when it was considered as a Holy Plant because of its ability to protect and improve health. Elderberries, from a plant known as Sambucus are extremely nutritious and high in antioxidants, vitamins such as vitamins A, B and C and minerals like potassium and iron. Together these dark blue berries offer a sweet flavor and a nutritious punch that are a great base for an Immune Boosting Tonic. Including an Elderberry Tonic or Syrup, such as the Immune Support Tonic in your daily routine adds many health benefits for your overall health and longevity.
We are creeping up on the holiday season or the season of indulging. Thanksgiving starts the beginning of the holiday season and eating seems to be the focus of the holidays. Reports of the total caloric intake of Thanksgiving range from 3000 to 4500 which is a lot higher than the recommended caloric intake of 2000 calories or less per day. This is the time of year when people gain those added pounds that they then spend the rest of the year trying to get rid of. You can make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight while eating a healthy and non-toxic meal. As you are planning your menu consider ways to make this Thanksgiving a healthy one.
As the cooler temperatures creep in, fire places start flaming up, coats are out of the closets and those unwanted sniffles and sneezes enter. Rather than wait for those bugs to get you, you can strengthen your immune system to prevent invaders from ever entering. Now is the time to prep your immune system for winter. A healthy body is dependent on a strong immune system and there are things that you can do daily to boost your immune system.
Asthma is a condition identified by trouble in breathing and constricting of the air passages up till the lungs, also including the nose, nasal passages, mouth, and larynx. In individuals who have Asthma or atopic conditions, the obstructed or irritated air passages that trigger asthma signs and symptoms can typically be gotten rid of with assistance from a specific way of life and certain therapies. If you suffer from exercise-induced asthma, then an oxygen concentrator can accompany your jogs and walks.
Our bodies are subject to many harsh chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the body care products some of us lather on our skin. If the toxins remain in the body it is possible for our organs to become increasingly toxic leading to all kinds of possible illness. It is possible to recognize when your body might be needing to detox. If you are feeling sluggish, bloated, achy in the joints, having brain fog or just need to relax, a Detox Bath might be just what you need!
The time of year has come when children go back to school. It is also the beginning of the passing around of germs and illnesses. By including some healthy living tips daily and making them a priority, parents and children can stay healthy all year.
Here are 5 of the most important ways to keep your children healthy:
There is inflammation in the body all the time. People have varying degrees of inflammation which is felt in some peoples bodies and others don't notice it. For many, inflammation shows up as joint pains or as issues with the intestines like celiac disease. However, nature provides ways to reduce inflammation. Including Apple Cider Vinegar daily is one way to combat inflammation in the body.
The thyroid: we hear about it often, but it is not always clear what it is and what function it has. Usually, we become aware of its importance when it starts to function abnormally.
The thyroid is one of the most important glands of the human body, whose function is to secrete hormones and regulate our metabolism.
There are millions of people all over the world who suffer from thyroid disorders; a good part is not aware of it, because it is not able to distinguish its symptoms from those of other pathologies. Women are more affected, especially once they reach adulthood.
It is very important to be informed and know the habits of life that help to keep the thyroid in perfect condition. Today besides talking about the functioning of this important gland, we want to discover what foods help to keep it healthy.
Do you ever feel like you have to force yourself to want to have sex? Sometimes your just not feeling it. It might be as simple as increasing your libido. There are foods that you can include in your diet that increase a person's sexual desires.
Master Tonic is mostly celebrated for its prevention of colds and flus. It also helps with other ailments such as weight loss, arthritis, fatigue, indigestion, bloating, high cholesterol, etc. There are many creative ways you can use the Master Tonic in your kitchen in order to include this tonic in your daily life so your body can perform at its best. Here are some ideas:
Allergy season has started!
Have they started for you?!
Do you or someone you know get allergies? Many people suffer from dust, grass or pollen allergies during this time of year. Allergies can get so intense that many people cannot continue with their regular activities unless they resort to allergy medications. Allergy medications do offer much immediate relief but regretfully not long term relief. Luckily, there are natural remedies that can help with allergy relief.
Are you apart of the 20% of the population that attracts mosquitoes more than the rest?For some, mosquitoes are often the torment of any outdoor activity. Whether you are camping, hiking, bbqing, or any other outdoor experience, those that are targets for mosquitoes know how horrid it can be.There are reasons why some get mutilated by mosquitoes while others are untouched.
It seems everyone would like to lose a pound or two. There are so many fad diets and diet pills out there and new ones being created as you read this. Everyone is looking for a quick fix to shed the pounds off. The only real way of keeping the pounds off is changing your lifestyle to focus on health and wellness. By adopting healthy habits, the pounds will come off and stay off long term.
When you were a child and had the flu were you served chicken noodle soup? Did you ever wonder why it was understood without an explanation that chicken soup was good for your body when you were sick?
When I had children, I carried on this tradition.
I make bone broth every week and when my daughters are sick, I make them soup with it. I also, use the broth took cook rice, pasta, or anything thing that you would use water for. Including bone broths in your daily diet has so many benefits. When I looked into the back story of bone broth, I found that man has been drinking broth from animal's bones since fire was discovered because of the abundance of nutrients and benefits.
Have you, without even knowing, been increasing your risk of cancer? Well, it depends on what products you are putting on your body. Anything that you put on your skin is directly absorbed through your pores directly into your bloodstream. When you go through the aisles of shampoos, face wash, lotions, toothpaste, makeup, etc. you have to know that the majority of what you will find are products full of toxins. Toxins that are absorbed into your body potentially causing disease including cancer.
The flu season this year seems to be worse than ever. Everyone I know where I live and around the US has been plagued with this long lasting intense flu. At the local drug stores and lathered all over TV sets are "have you gotten your flu shot yet?" The idea behind the flu shot, is that the human body is unable to support the immune system naturally. This is far from true, the flu shot is shown to be ineffective and even hazardous to the human body.
The best way to assure that you are not going to get the flu is prevention. It is difficult to be a mom when I get the flu and to continue living in harmony when germs creep into my children and then I am surrendered to helping them feel better. Relying on a flu shot to protect yourself and your children does not offer the best protection against the flu. Following these steps will help keep you and your family healthy and free from the flu, the natural way!
Have you ever gone to the bathroom after a eating or drinking Beets and the toilet looks a slight pink color? There are so many times I forgot I ate beets and I was a little horrified by the inside of the toilet bowl. Well now I use Beets to test the state of what is going on inside me. Beets are a great tool to see if you have low stomach acid and to see how fast your digestive system is eliminating foods.
Most body care products that you buy from the store are full of chemicals and made by scientists in lab coats and face masks and they often don't even clean your skin or hair properly. Products that are natural and organic are always a better alternative, but they can be expensive. Instead of spending a lot money, I have found the perfect combination of inexpensive ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now, that can give you the cleanest teeth, hair and skin you could imagine.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and the outer layer that we present to the world. It is a truly remarkable organ in its direct reflection of what is going on inside your body. It weighs approximately 8 pounds and stretches 22 square feet with about 300 million cells. Laid out in a line, your skin contains about 45 miles of nerves!
You shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, which weighs around 1.5 pounds per year, so by the age of 70, you will have shed about 105 pounds of skin! In healthy people, the body produces an entire new skin layer every 28 days and is thickest on the soles of the feet and thinnest on the eyelids.
Probiotics are basically beneficial bacteria. We have billions of beneficial bacteria living in our digestive tract. Friendly bacteria helps us digest food and absorb nutrients efficiently. These friendly or beneficial bacteria are very important to our health. In our gut, good bacteria can displace bad bacteria that inhibit our overall health.
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