Herbal First Aid For Summer

Unfortunately, summer adventures sometimes lead to not-so-fun stuff like bug bites and stings as well as scrapes, scratches, and bumps. That’s why I like to make sure my medicine cabinet is always stocked with homemade healing remedies. Here are some of my favorite recipes that you can use to create your own herbal first aid kit.

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Intermittent Fasting – A Powerful Tool for Healthy Aging

Intermittent fasting and the Fasting Mimicking Diet are rapidly gaining popularity, and for good reason. The science on the health benefits of fasting is continuing to rapidly grow, with the data supporting its role in promoting longevity and quality of life. In this blog, I’m diving deep into what the science shows of the upside to fasting and caloric restriction.

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Why Should We Breathe Deeply…and Why Don’t We?

Most children before age 5 breathe correctly and then….. we start sitting more 13-16 hours a day, we accumulate minor injuries to the middle body that result in cautious breathing, and we begin experiencing fight/flight stress that leads us to hold our breath and upper body breathe. Read on how you can help fix this issue.

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Cow’s Milk: Yes? No?

With recent studies suggesting that milk may be less important for our health than it has long been thought to be, many consumers are experiencing new bouts of indecision in the dairy aisle. Read on for a rundown of some of the latest research, pros and cons, to help you decide.

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Why Women Must Worry About Heart Disease

Women generally still perceive breast cancer as a greater threat to their health despite the following fact: Heart disease kills more women than all cancers (including breast) combined. Let’s shed the light of awareness throughout our communities and ensure that women are getting the care they need so we can lower their risk of developing a preventable cardiovascular condition.

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Red Reishi Mushroom: Allergy Symptom Relief

Are you a season allergy sufferer? Are you sick and tired of using nasal sprays and over-the-counter medications to no avail? Beth DiGioia has had great success with her homemade red reishi mushroom tincture. Perhaps, this may work for you too? Read on for the recipe and health benefits of this little-known mushroom.

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Harness The Power Of This Adoptogen For Your Health

Known as a multipurpose herb and “rejuvenator” used in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a plant native to India with a host of bioactive functions. Importantly, a number of studies have shown this exotic herb can treat several diseases and disorders better than medications — without all the side effects. Read on to find out more…

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Healthy Aging 101

With life expectancy exceeding 80 years, today’s seniors can expect to live decades after retirement. If you want to make the most out of these years, it’s necessary to prioritize your physical and mental health. Even if you are in good shape now, it is never too early to prevent issues down the road or to lessen the impact, when problems pop up. From keeping tabs on your health insurance to practicing safe sex in your senior years, it is up to you to take control of your health and well-being.

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Turmeric…the Golden Herb

Turmeric may arguably be the most powerful herb on the planet for preventing and healing a cascade of conditions that threaten our health today. And the color is so rich and beautiful…it just radiates health! In addition to time-tested Ayurveda knowledge on turmeric, the research on the efficacy of turmeric is dense. Turmeric is effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant (blood thinner), anti-depressant, cancer treatment, diabetes manager, regulator of cholesterol, pain manager, Alzheimer recovery, brain function enhancer, and more.

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How To Train Your Mind While Exercising

Taking the time to “train” your mind using meditation may be a simple way to enhance your physical fitness and well-being. Mindfulness-based interventions may help athletes manage negative emotions and stress, improve well-being and even reduce injuries. Read up this fascinating research-based article.

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