In many traditions, cleansing is considered the cornerstone of good health. And for good reason! We normally keep our body so ‘busy’ with its daily regime of digesting, metabolizing, and eliminating, that it simply doesn’t have time (or the resources) to properly detoxify itself. Cleansing gives the body a bit of a ‘breather’… a chance to unwind and let go of toxins that have been accumulating in fat cells (possibly aided and abetted by holiday indulgences!). Cleansing also provides an… Continue reading
Did you know that Coconut Oil makes a great hair and skin moisturizer? It can really help with dry scalp and dandruff, especially at this time of year! For a healing (and heavenly!) evening ritual, run yourself a relaxing bath and, while soaking in it, massage your scalp with 1-2 Tablespoons of warmed coconut oil (it will melt readily in the palm of your hand, or just from the warmth of the steamy tub). You can wrap your head with… Continue reading
Recently we looked at toxic chemicals used in fast-food wrappers, and how they end up entering into our body. These chemicals are known as endocrine disruptors – they disrupt our hormonal systems, and can have especially harmful effects upon the delicate systems of the developing fetus and newborn. Another source of endocrine disruptors can be found in the makeup products that women apply everyday, such as foundation and moisturizers. Many of these contain UV-blockers which, once absorbed, pass from the… Continue reading
Flax Oil or Fish? Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – Which is Best? EFAs are considered “essential” because they cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore must be provided through the diet. They play a vital role in many body functions. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially desirable because they promote anti-inflammatory compounds within our body. They can be extremely beneficial for managing conditions of chronic inflammation such as arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and a host of other conditions.
Well, we started off the New Year with a tip about that liquid elixir of life… and though some may argue that coffee competes for that title, I do mean water! Along with the water that we drink, another essential for wellbeing is… touch. Touch is such a simple act – we all know how to do it – yet it’s so incredibly beneficial on many levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It’s so vital to our wellbeing, that we… Continue reading
It’s one of Nature’s best natural immune boosters and has been used medicinally since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans… it’s the source of that distinctive, delicious aroma of spaghetti sauce… fittingly, it even hails from the Mediterranean region. What is it? You guessed it:… Oregano! Specifically, the essential oil of Oregano. No other essential oil packs quite as much all-round therapeutic ‘punch’ as Oregano. And chief amongst its many scientifically-validated properties, is its power as a natural… Continue reading
Wow, it’s the last day of 2010 – tell me, how’d that happen?! One of the great things about this special day, the cusp between the old and new, is that it marks the ideal time to pause and reflect on the year that has passed, and all that we have to be grateful for. At Natural Wellbeing, we’re grateful for 2010 for (amongst other things) the opportunity it has brought us, in building this community with you. It’s been… Continue reading
For starters, hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season, and that you’re as excited as we are about the fresh new year ahead! I thought it timely to talk a little about a precious resource that is essential to life for all of us on this blue planet: Water. It’s also a timely topic because many of us are likely more deficient in it than usual, post-holiday celebrations!
It’s one of Nature’s best natural immune boosters and has been used medicinally since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans… it’s the source of that distinctive, delicious aroma of spaghetti sauce… fittingly, it even hails from the Mediterranean region. What is it? You guessed it: Oregano! Specifically, the essential oil of Oregano. No other essential oil packs quite as much all-round therapeutic ‘punch’ as Oregano. And chief amongst its many scientifically-validated properties, is its power as a natural… Continue reading
Calendula Lotion – Sooooothe that itch – to be applied topically. The Calendula flower stems from the pot merigold plant. This flower is said to provide anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help to sooth and comfort the skin. They aid in reducing that irritating itch, and reduce the spread of the rash so the body can naturally heal at a faster rate.