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.
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.
Cloves come in 3 different forms: whole, ground and oil. These three forms possess virtually the same healing properties with clove oil being of the highest potency and ground cloves the least. Cloves have antiseptic and germicidal properties. They are also known to have extremely efficient anti-fungal properties. Cloves are loaded with necessary nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, vitamin K, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber and vitamin C. Out of all the spices, clove ranks as the richest antioxidant source of them all. Cloves have been found to contain at least 36 different ingredients, the most important being an essential oil called eugenol.
This recipe has been used traditionally for years. This tonic boosts your health due to its high concentration of Vitamin C. Vitamin C, is a water-soluble vitamin known for boosting the immune system. It is also a powerful antioxidant that contributes to younger-looking skin, as it is needed for the production of collagen. Vitamin C also aids in the absorption of iron, B-12, folic acid, B-6 and vitamin E. It has also been demonstrated that Vitamin C is able to cure over 60 diseases.
For everyone who has had a migraine, you know how painful they are. They are much more severe and last longer than regular headaches. At the first sign of symptoms, such as vision loss or a “pins and needles” feeling, you know it’s time to do something before the intolerable pain comes. Many people turn to over the counter medicine such as Excedrin. As you know, it was recently recalled by the pharmaceutical company. Though it does relieve pain faster than any natural remedies would, it also comes with an array of possible side effects. I understand that there is nothing better than instant migraine relief, but I encourage you to try natural ways of treating your migraine headache. They have far fewer health risks than prescriptions.
Who would have thought that proper brushing is the secret for gorgeous hair. Forget about expensive and often toxic hair products. I admit, I often go about my day without brushing my hair at all. I think I subconsciously fell victim of the modern theory of brushing – less is better. In contrast, back in the old days, women were told to brush their hair 100 times a day. I remember being told by my grandmother and old school hairdressers to make sure to brush often. Turns out, brushing is the optimal way to rejuvenateyour hair.
Have you ever thought of rosemary as more than just a culinary spice? This might surprise you but rosemary has been used for centuries to treat hair, skin, respiratory and memory problems. It not only stimulates hair growth and makes your hair shiny, but also helps prevent and combat dandruff. As a bonus, you hair will smell heavenly… given that you like the smell of rosemary.
Grapefruit’s Essential Oil comes from the rind of the grapefruit. It’s a highly therapeutic oil. Grapefruit essential oil (here) has been found to be a anti-tumoral, antiseptic, detoxifying, diuretic, fat-dissolving, kidney cleansing, a metabolic stimulant, lymphatic regulator and antidepressant. It is is loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamins A, K, D, B complex, potassium, folic acid, calcium, phytonutrients and phosphorus. Grapefruit essential oil is very high in Vitamin C, which is beneficial to the immune system and protects against colds and flu.
There is something simply enchanting about the herb rosemary. Perhaps it is the the aromatic woodsy fragrance and the simple beauty of its feathery fronds. Or perhaps it is the delicate taste that rosemary lends to soups, stews and brewed teas.
Ginger has been used medicinally for centuries and in the U.S. is perhaps most known for its ability to soothe nausea and stomach upset. It is without a doubt the best remedy I know of for nausea. You don’t need much just a piece the size of your fingernail minced very finely and swallowed. It is phenomenally effective.
But now new research suggests this natural root may provide help for much more, including for arthritis pain, heart health, and people with asthma, in whom ginger may enhance the effects of the bronchodilating medications conventionally used to treat their condition. It may even be useful for weight control!