Natural Dyes for Easter Egg Coloring

Ditch the Dyes! Eggs have long-been associated with spring and a symbol of fertility and new life for many traditions. If you celebrate Easter, instead of artificial dyes, try coloring your eggs with natural dyes from food. Bring each ingredient (separately) to a boil with 2 cups of water, then strain the colored water into a cup and let it cool. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to each cup of dye to ‘fix’ the color, and then dip the egg… Continue reading

Curly Hair? Spring Healthy Hair Year-Round, with these 5 Tips

Spring healthy new hair growth—and luscious locks, year-round—with these 5 tips! 1. Keep the bounce in your step, and in your curls, with a balanced diet that includes hair-healthy nutrients such as protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Also minimize sugars and avoid unhealthy fats, as these cause inflammation in the body, including the hair follicles. Staying adequately hydrated will help your hair follicles process nutrients and wastes more thoroughly. 2. Chlorine and hard minerals in tap water… Continue reading

Natural Support for Arthritis

Herbs such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Devil’s Claw, and Yucca are all beneficial for joint inflammation and arthritis, as are other herbs found in Joint Gold from Natural Wellbeing (see: http://www.naturalwellbeing.com/products/joint-gold) Cat’s Claw from South America has shown notable benefit for rheumatoid arthritis, in particular. See: http://www.naturalwellbeing.com/products/cats-claw Omega-3 fish oils also provide excellent anti-inflammatory support and help modulate the immune system. See Omega-3 Plus: http://www.naturalwellbeing.com/products/omega-3-high-potency-DHA-and-EPA Eating a whole-foods diet that emphasizes fresh vegetables and fruits, and minimizes wheat and flour products,… Continue reading

5 Common Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be devastating, no matter the reason. Learn about 5 of the most common causes of hair loss in women, at Locks to Talk About. Our herbalist Paulina explains them here: http://www.hairessentials.com/blog/5-common-causes-of-hair-loss/

Aller-Gold: Natural Antihistamine Relief for Springtime Allergies

Springtime Sniffles? Is springtime synonymous for you with itchy eyes, nonstop sneezing, runny nose, and scratchy throat? If so, it’s likely that you’re one of many who suffer from seasonal allergies (also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever). These are due to the abundant pollens and moulds that become more prolific during springtime. Herbs known as natural antihistamines can help, including Nettles, Eyebright, Ambrosia, and Yerba Santa. Ambrosia specifically addresses Ragweed allergies, one of the most common culprits of… Continue reading

6 Healthy Reasons to Nap

Here are 6 Healthy Reasons to Cat Nap Regularly: Napping: 1. Boosts Alertness 2. Improves Learning and Memory 3. Increases Creativity 4. Boosts Productivity 5. Lifts Your Spirits 6. Reduces Stress  

Nuts for Health: Selenium & Brazil Nuts

Are you nuts for nuts, too? Did you know that Brazil nuts are one of nature’s richest sources of selenium? They’re so high in this nutrient, in fact, that the National Institutes of Health recommends eating Brazil nuts only occasionally, to avoid selenium toxicity. Adults require about 55 micrograms of selenium per day; a serving of six to eight Brazil nuts provides over 500 micrograms!

Kava Kava – Nature’s Anti-Anxiety Aid

Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) was originally first grown and used in the South Pacific ceremonially for enhancing a sense of unity, especially as it pertained to the meeting of high-ranking community leaders. Nowadays, Kava is probably best known as a natural anti-anxiety aid. In recent studies, Kava was shown to be as effective as Xanax, a prescription anxiety medication (anxiolytic). Kava is a gentle sedative/relaxant that does not dull the senses but tends to enhance sensory perception, focus the mind, and elevate… Continue reading

Nursing Mother Milk Support

Nursing Your Baby Breastfeeding not only promotes a deeply intimate and loving way to bond with your newborn, it also nourishes your infant with the perfect balance of nutrients and vital immune protection. If breast milk supply is low, however, or there is difficulty in milk letdown, herbs known as galactagogues can improve production and encourage stronger, easier flow. These include herbs such as Blessed Thistle, Nettles, Goat’s Rue, Shatavari, Fenugreek and Fennel, which have been safely used for thousands… Continue reading

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