I recently had a routine mammogram which thank goodness, was just fine. While at the imaging center the mammogram technician asked me why I had skipped several years since my last one and quite honestly, I for some reason had thought the guidelines had changed a bit and that I didn’t need a yearly test. […]
Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet that benefits both the body and brain. And they are so, so easy to add to your diet. I was actually doing some research on natural protein sources and chia seeds kept popping up, along with all their health benefits, which made me curious […]
Unlike most of my friends, I hate getting any type of spa treatments at a spa or salon: it actually stresses me out!
That’s why I found these easy, all natural homemade facials!
Saffron is ridiculously expensive. But this recipe only costs about 50 cents a cup. Not bad for a cup of tea that can not only produce a better mood, but has lots of other health properties.
We have already shown ways you can clean cheaply and greenly with baking soda and also with white vinegar …another easy, cheap and readily available product you can use to clean with is salt.
According to the Boston Medical Center, approximately 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products. And according to Centers for Disease Control, 62% of adult Americans are overweight or obese with 9 million children and teenagers suffering the same problem. An increase in fast food consumption, coupled with low physical […]
Dry eyes, congestion, achy joints, itchy skin, headaches, and feeling a bit “down” can all be part of winter ailments a lot of us suffer. Over-the-counter remedies are of course available but they can be costly and have side effects. Instead, why not try a more natural way to help ease those seasonal symptoms, which […]
Bath soaks are simple, inexpensive and contain easy to find ingredients. Here’s two recipes you can make up for yourself, or give as gifts.
I just got over being sick with the “crud” going around. It lasted for about 10 days with coughing, chills, sneezing, body aches, a sore throat and a slight fever. I did not go to the doctor, assuming it was viral, and just slept and pushed fluids as much as I could. I knew that I […]
Chances are you’ve seen articles about drinking lemon water or know someone who swears by it. I’ve seen it touted as an aid in losing weight and digestion, helping boost your metabolism while protecting you from diseases, to promoting regular bowel movements while helping you look younger. A lemon can do all that? Turns out […]
Spring is around the corner even though, depending on where you live, it may not feel like it. And even though there might still be snow in the forecast before winter officially ends, the stores are getting in and displaying their new spring fashion lines. Not only does style, colors, textures, etc., change from season to […]
I just read this article from First magazine (February 13 2013 issue) and while a few of these “secrets” seem obvious, I hadn’t heard of most of them.
I KNOW that I don’t wash my hands enough. I do wash my hands a lot when cooking but I don’t even think about washing them after shopping, going to the library or any other public place. Now I typically wash my hands before eating, but, there have been many times I’ve come home from the mall and popped a chip (or two) without washing my hands….it’s a wonder I’m still alive!
Women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40. Hair shedding is natural and women can actually lose from 50 to 100 strands per day. If you’re losing more than that, you […]
Every year during the holidays I buy a big container of old fashioned oatsl for baking and then end up tossing half of it out because to be honest, neither my husband or I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I know it’s super good for you and in a pinch I’d eat it but… anyway, instead […]
Here’s a great article from enannysource.com (thanks Nancy!) on easy but effective ways we can teach our children healthy hygiene habits.
Recently, I found myself having to lay down around 8 in the morning and I’d sleep till 4 or 5 and then be ready for bed by 8….so out of character for me! I finally made it to the doctor’s office, after much grief from family and friends and one thing we found out was that I was deficient in vitamin D and magnesium….really low levels. Who knew?
Every year hundreds of new beauty items come out promising to “fix” whatever challenge you may be experiencing. Wrinkles, bags, acne, sun spots…you name it and you can find some product that claims it will “fix” your beauty dilemma. But will it? I personally like the fact that you can find good quality makeup and skin care […]
My husband sent me an article the other day with 4 uses for lemons. I thought, I can think of 10 more, just off the top of my head, so I started doing some research on other things you could use lemons for, besides cooking. I found this great article in Reader’s digest, with 34 […]
Here’s 10 of the best foods that work with your body for a natural detox, which just might make you feel better and help your body function better.