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Blog: Natural Headache Reliever – White Willow

White Willow has been used as medicine dating at least as far back as Hippocrates and ancient Greece, when people were advised to chew on the bark to relieve pain and fever. The bark of White Willow (Salix alba) contains salicin, similar to salicylic acid, the active compound in over-the-counter ‘aspirin’ and other acetylsalicylic (ASA) […]

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Blog: Sugar & Cancer: A Not-so-Sweet Connection

Who doesn’t love a little sugar? It’s undoubtedly one of the most satisfying and pleasurable of tastes. But sugar consumption has been rising steadily over the last few decades, and, alongside it, so have a host of health complications, including cancer. One of the main reasons for sugar’s dramatic increase is the food industry’s clever […]

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Blog: Don’t be Flaky! Natural Alternatives for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Topical corticosteroids are very effective at reducing inflammation in conditions such as eczema and seborrheic dermatitis (via suppressing the immune response), but chronic use can cause thinning of the epidermal layer of the skin, including the scalp. This makes the epidermis much more vulnerable to damage and infection, and reduces the protection that it provides us. […]

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Blog: Make your own super-healthy Vitamin Water!

These recipes look beautiful and taste delicious! 1) The Classic: Lemon/cucumber Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving. 2) The Granite: Strawberry/Lime or […]

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Blog: Herbs for Healthy Hair

Many herbs are notably beneficial for promoting healthy hair, and Fo-ti root (Polygonum multiflorum) from the Orient is one of the most renowned. According to legend, its common name, He Shou Wu (“black-haired Mr. He”), is derived from the name of a Tang dynasty ruler whose long life and ample fertility was attributed to this herb. […]

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Blog: Nature – Natural Stress Reliever

The healing power of nature – vis medicatrix naturae – is an ancient medical principle that recognizes the innate ability of the body to heal itself. Immersing ourselves in nature is a powerful and effective way to soothe the nervous system and allay stress, fear, and anxiety immediately, and for a period of time afterwards. ‘Bathing […]

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Blog: Coffee Cherry – Antioxidant Power!

Coffee cherry tea, anyone? Coffee cherries are the red fruit surrounding each coffee bean, and though at one time these were simply discarded in the processing of coffee, they have really come into their own of late. The sun-dried coffee cherry has powerful antioxidant properties, reportedly higher than acai, without the caffeine kick of the […]

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Blog: Eat Locally & Seasonally

With spring and summer coming upon us, eating locally and seasonally makes sense: it’s good for you, your community, and for reducing stress on the environment. Do you eat locally and seasonally? 1. In-season foods taste better. 2. Fresh = higher nutritional content, including powerhouse antioxidants. 3. Supports your local growers and local economy. 4. Lower […]

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Blog: Walk Away Depression

Tip: A short walk a day, helps keep depression at bay. Even 10 minutes a day is enough to improve outlook and wellbeing!  

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Blog: Hair Essentials Partners with HelpMe2Stop to Raise Awareness about Trichotillomania

Hair Essentials from Natural Wellbeing has partnered with HelpMe2Stop (www.helpme2stop.org), a non-profit dedicated to providing recovery assistance to those suffering from trichotillomania. Known simply as ‘trich’, this is a hair pulling disorder that affects 1 out of 50 people. Oftentimes, trich can be overcome by building self-confidence and seeing improvement in one’s appearance. “Trich can affect […]

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