Autism Awareness Day is about understanding and recognizing people on the autism spectrum. The world’s understanding of autism as a disorder has changed drastically over time. Research shows that many individuals with autism-spectrum disorders have underlying issues that frequently go undiagnosed and can cause and even exacerbate autism symptoms. Such issues include vitamin and mineral […]
Turn your shower into a peaceful scented spa by hanging Eucalyptus from your shower head. The steam of the shower will release the essential oils from the plant, which in turn will make your shower smell absolutely lovely, and may just make you feel downright amazing, both mentally and physically. Eucalyptus is known to have […]
Sweet and tangy pineapple – who can resist its juicy, vibrant flavor? Not too many of us: pineapple often ranks as one of America’s most in-demand tropical fruits. Pineapple (Ananas comosus) contains two important enzymes, pancreatin and bromelain, that help break up protein molecules for easier digestion and absorption. Besides being anti-inflammatory, these enzymes help […]
Fragrance This is one of the main problems, and the focus of the two studies above. Manufacturers combine a number of chemicals to produce a fragrance—so you’ll believe your clothes are clean because they smell clean—and they don’t have to list those chemicals on the label because of trade protection. As we’ve seen, some of […]
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and derivatives of these grains. A gluten-free diet is traditionally used to treat individuals that suffer from Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is triggered by an individual’s intolerance or hypersensitivity to gluten. Celiac disease can manifest in a variety of symptoms, […]
At the first sign of a cold or flu, reach for Garlic Oxymel, an age-old immunity boosting remedy. Oxymel means “acid and honey” and is indicative of its two main ingredients (honey and apple cider vinegar). Traditionally used to help make certain herbs, such as garlic or onion, more palatable, drinking just 1/2 to 1 […]
Before there was a pharmacy on every corner and a doctor at the other end of your cell phone, traditional healers relied upon the natural world to harvest, combine, and formulate herbal medicines to heal what ailed the people. Whether to dress a wound, heal irritation and inflammation, or soothe a baby’s rash, Mother Nature […]
Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. Food allergies can be prevented and need to be understood.