How Safe Are Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used to prepare food, to enhance beauty and to create health care products for a long time. They have powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which can be important for the human body. Although they are derived from natural products, concerns are continuously emerging on the safety of these oils.

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Painkillers- Friend or Foe?

Non-steroids anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as celecoxib, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen are over-the-counter drugs and also available on prescription to relieve pain, fever, flu, and menstrual cramps among others. The fact that their use is to treat small ailments means that they are consumed as often as needed. Nowadays, more and more people take these painkillers as a fast remedy to a temporary pain problem. Nevertheless, the ultimate question remains, is there cause for worry about increased risk of a heart attack when taking common painkillers?

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Natural remedies for sinus and headache

It is most likely that you’ve experienced sinus pain and headache sometime in your life. Sinuses are the hollow pockets that surround the nose and produce mucus. Inflamed sinus cavities insert pressure on the sinus causing pain, headache, and congestion. The feeling of pain is due to the formation of thick mucus in the nasal cavity which results in a headache especially on the forehead. Health problems such as allergies and nasal problems can cause inflammation of the sinus cavities resulting in the pain. Do you know that you can reduce this inflammation naturally without taking antibiotic tablets from the pharmacist?

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Natural Remedies for Better Sleep

 

Sleep is regarded as one of the most genuinely revitalizing and healing experiences known. The world looks glittering and lighter to us when we can afford the much needed sleep every night. Insomnia could be termed as the lack of restful and healthful sleep. Every night you get in your bed at the normal hour of sleep, you tend to stare at ceiling until day breaks. Research showed that up to 40 percent of adults experience insomnia every year. It is believed that lack of sleep can reduce brain functionality. Below, we discuss different natural remedies for better sleep.

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Whole Food Plant-Based Diet- Perfect Way to Enjoy a Healthy And Happy Lifestyle

Have you ever wondered why some of the health problems we face today were never there during the days of our ancestors? Well, I know you have, but what could have changed over the years? One thing we are both sure of is that the current advancement in medical knowledge should have served to make life better for us. The secret lies in the diet of our ancestors. Unlike us, they had to survive on natural, plant-based foods because they lacked the necessary knowledge, tools and equipment to process food.

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Natural remedies for leaky gut

Generally speaking Leaky Gut Syndrome is caused by inflammation and irritation of the intestines. While the cause of this irritation could be for multiple reasons, the outcome is that the intestines become more porous and allow toxins and contaminants that would normally be filtered into the bloodstream. The initial symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome are primarily gastrointestinal manifestations, such as constipation, bloating, diarrhea, cramps and pain, however, once these contaminants have entered the bloodstream they can build up in other organs of the body causing significantly more serious issues like autoimmune diseases.

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Chemicals to avoid in cosmetics

Our skin is the largest organ on our body which protects,regulates and gives us sensation. It also has the function of detoxing – excreting toxin through sweat. Hence, this makes it even more important that we are aware of the things that we apply on on our skin. The cosmetics and skincare industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The decision to purchase certain product is usually driven very much by the brand name, the advertisement and promotions. People often do not question on the ingredients of the products. Do you know what is in your cosmetics? What are the chemicals to avoid in cosmetics?

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Myths about organic foods

Eating organic seems to be the hype in recent years. The demand for organic foods have increased over the years as people are concerned about health and the environment. We see many products being labelled as organics in the market but what does organic food really mean? Is there a direct relation between eating organic and health? Read more

Are vitamin supplements good for you?

Since the discovery of vitamins in 1912, taking vitamins have become a norm in our world today. Not only do we take them in the form of pills, they are added in cereals, bread and other food. Often, you see labels on the boxes of food stating “Enriched with vitamin C” and other vitamins or minerals.The concept of taking supplement that you lack seems simple enough and even logicalnd. While it may make sense but is it really that simple? Are vitamin supplements really good for you? Read more

How to boost your immune system naturally?

Our immune system is the best doctor against diseases and viruses. We need to understand that many times while medication brings about relief, they merely suppress the symptoms and do not cure them. In order to facilitate our immune system to perform at its optimal state, we need to nourish it properly. A healthy immune system not only helps in the recovery, it is also the best prevention against diseases. So how can we boost our immune system naturally? I would attribute mainly to these 2 areas:- Read more