Let me start by saying that Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of your body. It’s the essential vitamin that our bodies can not produce on their own. The best and most efficient way to get it is through sun exposure but if you don’t live in warm sunny places, then supplementation is a must. Then what’s the scam you might ask? After all, doctors recommend Vitamin D supplements and even the dairy industry got the memo so they produce milk fortified with Vitamin D. However, in spite of this seemingly good advice, the reality is quite different.
Eczema is an irritating skin disease that ranges from chronic, itchy minor rashes to raging acute eczema flare-ups with open, oozing sores that require bandaging. Eczema is often attributed to some sort of food or airborne allergy and can be minimized by determining the allergens and adjusting accordingly. Most eczema sufferers resort to using pharmaceuticals pills, creams, or steroids. Of course, what many tend to ignore is that improving life style choices of diet and exercise does more to curb skin problems than topical or oral pharmaceuticals. Eliminating chemically sprayed veggies and fruits, processed foods (even so-called “natural” cereals), junk foods, sugars, and artificial sweeteners goes a long way toward curing chronic, adverse health of any type, including skin conditions.
It’s been several months since I started using essential oils. I still can not believe how versatile they are. I used to think that essential oils could only be used in aromatherapy and to be honest, it kind of pushed me away from trying them out. Why? Because I associated these oils with the stinky smell of some aromatherapy stores. Little did I know at that time, but there is so much more to essential oils that people don’t know about. The great part about essential oils is that they are highly concentrated plant elements that are extracted from the roots, stems, seeds, gums, needles, bark or resin of numerous types of plants. This means a little goes a long way. Often essential oils exhibit antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
One of the best kept secrets in the medical field is Aloe Vera. Widely known for its ability to heal burns, wounds and other skin conditions, Aloe Vera’s power to heal cancer, diabetes and inflammation is less known. Aloe Vera possesses anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and other properties that help fight and prevent diseases. The vitamins, minerals and amino acids contained in aloe are important for replenishing the body’s defenses against various health ailments.
If you haven’t heard of teff, don’t feel bad. I hadn’t heard of it myself until recently. I came across an article stating that teff is the new gluten free super grain. Being gluten free, and mostly paleo, this claim caught my attention. I always look for new ideas for gluten free meals. Teff (you can find it here) is praised by many as the new quinoa. So what makes teff a super grain?
As the weather gets better, most of us are eager to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The first thing we remember is to get a new bottle of sunscreen. Due to great marketing efforts, we believe that sunscreen is our ultimate protection from premature skin aging and skin cancer. But before you rush out for more sunscreen products, spend time to examine your sunscreen because nearly all conventional sunscreen can cause more harm than good.
The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.
Most people now recognize that there is absolutely nothing that man can do to our food without ruining it. The best food on the planet is that which has grown naturally for thousands of years.
The very same goes for what we put onto our skin. Coconut oil is perhaps nature’s most perfect moisturizer, and has been used since the beginning of time for its beautifying properties. Women in countries where coconuts grow have been lavishing their skin with coconut butter to both smooth and protect.
With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.
I have to admit, I hadn’t heard about such a thing as putting butter in coffee until recently. It’s the latest “hit” among health conscious people. I kind of felt left out and outdated since I consider myself a health nut, I should have probably known about it much sooner. After a lot of information digging, I realized that the concept of butter in coffee is anything but new. For instance, in Tibet people drink Tibetan tea in the morning which consists of butter, tea, and salt or black pepper. In Singapore, coffee beans are stir-fried with butter in a wok. So how does putting butter in coffee make it healthy? Let’s find out.