What Is Your Gut Telling You?

09 Nov 2020
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What Is Your Gut Telling You?

Gut health is the key to our general well-being and leads to a better quality of life. Good gut health depends on the health of the microbes that have lived in our intestines since birth. These microbes create a primary intestinal function that helps keep us in good health and prevent diseases. We must properly feed the bacteria that live in our intestines so that they, in turn, can take care of us. It is a win-win relationship! When we understand that our quality of life depends greatly on the health of our intestines and in turn, is dependent on...

What Are Medicinal Mushrooms?

28 Sep 2020
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What Are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Medicinal mushrooms are parasitic mushrooms that have specific medicinal qualities. Chaga for example thrives in the the bark of birch trees, mainly white birch, which grows in the colder regions of Eastern Europe, Asia, and North America, specifically in Russia, China, Korea, and some places of the United States and Canada. Due to its medicinal virtues, in China, it is called the “King of plants” and is considered a superior herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Siberia, they call it “Gift of God” or “Mushroom of immortality”, and in Korea, “Diamond of the forest”. The Chaga mushroom, the one we...

How are Essential Oils Made?

16 Sep 2020
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How are Essential Oils Made?

Clear Koala, which is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory blend of essential oils, is the current talk of the town. It combines the goodness of five highly refined essential oils, namely blue gum eucalyptus, grape seed, jojoba, aloe vera and vitamin E. So, this sparks the question; how are essential oils made? If you have been wondering how we arrive at Clear Koala or any other essential oils, Let us give you a brief explanation of how these oils are created. Essential oils are commonly extracted by the following methods; distillation, solvent extraction, expression or cold-press extraction and maceration....

How Does Financial Wellness Fit Into Overall Health?

28 Aug 2020
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Growing up, we often heard and were raised with the old idea, that “money is the root of all evil”. While I am not sure that this is what I was actually raised to believe, as I got older and started making my own way in life, money didn’t seem overly important to me. While my religious upbringing definitely played a part in this belief, I can’t say it is the primary thing that affected my thought process regarding money. It has been recent that I have gained an appreciation for making money and the effects it can have on...

Can Being Outdoors Actually Heal Us?

11 Aug 2020
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Can Being Outdoors Actually Heal Us?

How many of us really enjoy the great outdoors? Most humans do, we might like the warmth of the sun hitting our skin, we might like the cooling effect of a gentle breeze on a warm day. We might like the spray of a gentle rainstorm hitting our bodies on a hot summer afternoon, not to mention all the outdoor activities we all love to participate in. Sunbathing on the beach gives us 2 health benefits we probably never think about simultaneously… no wonder so many people jump at the opportunity to go to the beach. Whatever takes us outdoors,...

How Important Is Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

30 Jul 2020
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How Important Is Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

How Inflammation Can Impair Your Sleep Inflammation is a natural, protective response of the immune system. When inflammation occurs, the immune system goes into a type of combat mode to deal with foreign pathogens that put the body's health at risk. Viruses, bacteria, and toxins responsible for creating disease and illness are targeted to help the body overcome these pathogens and the injuries they may cause. The body may experience fever, chills, swelling, redness, pain and stiffness, and fatigue. These are all signs that the body's immune system needs to be activated to fight and neutralize threats. Herein lies the...

Are You Eating An Anti-inflammatory Diet?

13 Jul 2020
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Are You Eating An Anti-inflammatory Diet?

We have indicated in other articles that when inflammation occurs, the natural and protective response of the immune system is activated and it goes into combat mode to deal with the foreign pathogens that put the body's health at risk. Getting enough sleep is critical to the health of the body. Sleeping too little or when sleep is interrupted means the bone marrow loses control of the production of anti-inflammatory cells, leading to more inflammation and more heart-related diseases. Do you remember that? Some studies indicate when inflammation is chronic; it reduces life expectancy by accelerating aging and promoting degenerative...

Essential Oils

18 Jun 2020
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Essential Oils

What Are Essential Oils? In trees and plants, fluids or sap run through their interior to keep them alive. This sap or fluid contains essences, and the most concentrated extract of these essences is what we refer to as pure essential oils. These oils are extracted from the trees and aromatic plants, extracting from their stems and roots, as well as their leaves and flowers. These pure essential oils are substances that contain numerous natural chemical compounds that often produce incredible healing characteristics. They can be used in a variety ways, such as aromatherapy for example. Aromatherapy is commonly used...

Healing with Hypnosis, do you have an opinion?

11 May 2020
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Healing with Hypnosis, do you have an opinion?

When people think of hypnosis, they think of one of two things. The first they may think of is a man in a turban dangling a necklace in front of them. The necklace swings side to side, like the pendulum on a clock and hearing the words “you…are getting…sleepy”. Or… maybe a man inviting people to join him on stage and have more fun than anyone else in the room. In no time, the people on stage are squawking like chickens or barking like dogs. Sometimes the people on stage have no idea about the things they did until the...

How to manage pain from lupus

01 May 2020
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How to manage pain from lupus

Every year, there are 16,000 new reported diagnoses of lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system attacks your body's tissues and organs, even if they're healthy. It can cause inflammatory pain, joint pain, rashes, stiffness, and swelling. It's most commonly found in women between the ages of 15-45, the age range where women have children. Some men get symptoms of lupus too, but it's not as common as women. African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American women also tend experience a higher incidence of lupus.  When a person with lupus experiences a flare up, depending on the severity of the...

Do you want to know about this highly effective but little known natural remedy?

20 Apr 2020
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Do you want to know about this highly effective but little known natural remedy?

What is Colloidal Silver? Colloidal silver can be described as an alternative therapy that has been used for centuries as what we now call antibiotic or anti bacterial. People have used colloidal silver as an effective treatment for various infections and diseases for hundreds of years. Colloidal Silver is best described as tiny particles of silver suspended in a liquid. Colloidal silver is once again, gaining popularity in holistic health circles and can be taken and used for different purposes. Although there is little or no solid evidence or studies to suggest what clear health benefits there may be for colloidal...

Should I Keep My Sore Joints Moving or Keep It Still?

06 Apr 2020
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Should I Keep My Sore Joints Moving or Keep It Still?

You have just sustained an injury, and it hurts, what do I do? You've injured your back, or maybe your joints are stiff and painful from a hard day's work. What's next? The common cure-all for injuries is to rest and avoid using the affected muscles or joints as much as possible. However, some argue that resting does more harm than good; some say that lightly using your injured limb is the best way to restore it to full working order. When it comes to muscle and joint pain, what's the best thing to do? Or better yet, what's the...

How to Power Through a Sports Injury

16 Mar 2020
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How to Power Through a Sports Injury

In the world of fitness and sports, it's natural to hear phrases such as, "Pain is weakness leaving the body." It's natural to feel some muscle soreness when you're starting a workout routine or learning to play a new sport for the first time. However, if you overwork yourself, you could end up causing yourself unnecessary inflammatory pain. Often, as we get older, we wind up with arthritis. The remedies and creams we use to help alleviate the pain can irritate our skin. These creams may also leave a potent smell, letting people know when we're coming their way. Smelling...

What do I do when my feet hurt enough to slow me down?

21 Feb 2020
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What do I do when my feet hurt enough to slow me down?

Here are some great hints on relieving leg and foot pain. Melt that Tension Away Anyone that has worked on concrete floors already knows that familiar feeling-- sore feet, aching legs, and that killer back pain. This discomfort creates tension in the body, and can seriously hamper productivity. Fortunately, there's no need for harsh medication that can add even more problems to the list. Some people see their sore joints and inflammatory pain as inevitable, and give up on finding an effective treatment that puts a spring back in their step. Whether you stand on your feet all day or...

How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome At Work

29 Jan 2020
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How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome At Work

Unfortunately, carpal tunnel syndrome risks are all too common in modern workplaces. Carpal tunnel syndrome is something that we all need to be aware of if we regularly use a computer or are at risk of repetitive strain injury. Those repetitive motions can lead to compression in the nerves and the wrists as tendons become inflamed. In turn, this typically creates numbness and or weakness resulting in difficulties carrying out your daily tasks. It is important to recognize inflammation in the wrists early on and treat it appropriately to avoid the progression of carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are some tips...

What is the best way to deal with bursitis?

06 Jan 2020
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What is the best way to deal with bursitis?

What is Bursitis? Bursitis is an excruciatingly painful condition that causes your joints to swell and become tender. This happens when the small fluid-filled cavities or sacs called bursae located near the bony joint become swollen and inflamed. The fluid from bursae curtails the friction caused by muscles and tendons when they move against the skin and bones and facilitate movement. The human body has over 160 bursae and they are mainly located next to the tendons near the large joints like shoulders, elbows, and hips. Their main function is to cushion and lubricate muscles, tendons, and bones near the...

Natural Healing vs. Chemical Drugs...what's best for you?

30 Dec 2019
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Natural Healing vs. Chemical Drugs...what's best for you?

Are you suffering from inflammatory pain? Unfortunately, when inflammation occurs, sometimes even strong medicines may not offer the relief you need or desire. People of all ages experience inflammatory pain. It can happen to seniors that have arthritis and tendinitis, otherwise fit and healthy middle aged people at work or young people, suffering from sports injuries. Over the last several decades, we have been programmed to take well-known, name brand medicines and expect great results. Somehow we forgot about the power of “natural” medicine. There are many contradictory opinions when it comes to both natural and pharmaceutical healing. The truth...

10 Great Suggestions for Dealing with Tendinitis

23 Dec 2019
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10 Great Suggestions for Dealing with Tendinitis

What is tendinitis and what causes it? Tendons connect our muscles to our bones and are highly important body parts as they convert muscle contraction to movement of skeletal bones. They are a part of the connective tissue and are typically located at the ends of muscles to help stabilize the body. Even though tendons are very strong and tough, they can become injured by excessive strain and become inflamed in a medical condition known as tendinitis. This type of acute tendinitis can be caused by a heavy lift or rapid movement at an odd angle resulting in breaks in the...

7 Ways to Deal With Arthritis

09 Dec 2019
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What is Arthritis and what are some of the symptoms? When we're talking about diseases that are largely misunderstood, arthritis has to be on top of our list. The fact is that most people see arthritis as one, "isolated", disease, but the truth of the matter is arthritis is much more. Currently, arthritis is a term used to refer to any type of joint inflammation and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joints and other connective tissues.  It is believed that there are over 100 different types of arthritis and conditions. Sadly, almost anyone can wind up...

10 Best Natural Ways to Relieve Your Fibromyalgia Pain

21 Nov 2019
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10 Best Natural Ways to Relieve Your Fibromyalgia Pain

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a medical condition with many misconceptions surrounding it. The main issue is that unaffected people think the symptoms are not real and merely made up. This is largely caused by the several diffuse symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. The hard-to-define symptoms and lack of specific tests also make the condition hard to diagnose and it is believed a large number of people have Fibromyalgia but have not been diagnosed. Many of the symptoms can also vary in intensity depending on the current situation, further complicating the condition and its diagnosis. The most common symptoms are listed...

What is inflammatory pain?

21 Oct 2019
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What is inflammatory pain?

Before we go into what inflammatory pain is, we need to understand what inflammation is and its purpose. Inflammation is a natural process that takes place in our bodies typically after an injury or infection. This response is a part of the immune system and works by gathering immune cells to help clear out dead cells and tissue as well as increases the local blood flow to cleanse the area from waste build up. It is the way our body ensures we heal properly and protects us from further harm as it keeps the damage from spreading. Inflammation is normally...

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