Health Remedies

Relax with Hot Chamomile Tea

May 14, 2009

If you need a quick way to relax and feel calm, there is no better solution than a hot cup of tea. My new favorite is chamomile, a medicinal herb that has actually been used since Egyptian times as it offers a wide variety of benefits such as: Helping to relax the nerves Relieving insomnia […]

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Healing Aloe Vera Plant

April 23, 2009

I’ve been wanting an aloe vera plant for months and finally came across this beautiful plant at my local grocery store yesterday for $4.99. Now I know I’ve paid more than that for bottles of aloe vera gel (of course with many ingredients other than aloe) in the past, so I was pretty excited to […]

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Clearing Up Some Skin Misconceptions

April 14, 2009

In the past ten years or so I have tried literally hundreds of products to show my skin some love – what I didn’t know then, but grew to suspect, is the fact that you love your skin more with less. These hundreds of products with thousands of chemicals were only adding fuel to the […]

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Jala Neti!

April 6, 2009

I was recently diagnosed with post nasal drip – lots of inflammation in my nose and sinuses – and since the only experience I’d ever had with post nasal drip is watching Kallie knock out Adelaide’s Lament in the high school musical, I took my doctor’s (surprisingly homeopathic) advice and ordered a Neti pot. I’ve […]

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Get “Minty Fresh” for Spring

March 22, 2009

Reading the March issue of Health magazine, I came across an article called “Fresh Ways to Use Mint” which offered four creative ways to use mint. You can find fresh mint in the produce section of your local grocery store or at a farmer’s market (you might even be able to buy a small one to plant […]

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Homemade Insect Repellent & Bite Treatment

March 19, 2009

While busy daydreaming of the the warm weather heading this way, I’d almost forgotten that with it will come many pesky bugs. Since I live next to wetlands that attract mosquitoes like a magnet, I plan to be ready to face them this year with a natural solution. I’m done with spraying name-brand mystery chemicals on my skin because with just a […]

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Reiki: Universal Life Force Energy

February 17, 2009

Reiki (pronounced ‘Ray-key’) is a modern healing art that I am excited to begin studying.  I admit, this isn’t the first time Reiki has appeared in my life;  I was first acquainted and promptly disenchanted with the idea when the wrong person tried to “Reiki” me – causing me to reject the idea for years […]

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The Positive Effects of Negative Ions

January 13, 2009

My Himalayan salt rock lamps just arrived, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! In addition to their striking appearance and fond memories they trigger (in me, anyway), the heat from the light releases negative ions into the surrounding atmosphere. I know what you’re probably thinking – who needs more negative in their life? Actually, in […]

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Can’t Sleep? Before You Reach for Meds . . .

December 8, 2008

Everyone has experienced that restless night of tossing and turning. You just can’t quiet your mind as the hours on the clock creep forward, and the burning realization that you’re not getting any sleep tonight, and the toll it’s going to take on you tomorrow, isn’t exactly a lullaby. Fortunately, we live in the 21st […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar 1, Heartburn 0

November 16, 2008

Score another use for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – overnight heartburn relief. We scoured the web looking for some natural heartburn remedies, and ACV kept coming up as a good one. I mixed in two tablespoons with a glass of water, and after just 5 minutes of coaxing Justin gulped it down. The next morning, […]

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