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Blog: Natural Tips for Asthma

1. Dust mites – these little microscopic critters live in your bedding, and their feces are a major contributor to asthma episodes. Use dust mite covers on pillows, mattress, duvet covers. 2. Dietary – the most common dietary allergens are dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. If you have asthma, try […]

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Blog: Grow Your Own “Shampoo Ginger”

The slightly viscous sap of the “Shampoo Ginger” (Zingiber zerumbet) has long been used by Polynesians as a natural shampoo. After the flowering heads turn red, they can be squeezed to release a gingery-fragrant, sudsy fluid. Natural shampoo that smells great, too! To learn how to grow your own, check out: http://www.localharvest.org/zingiber-zerumbet-rhizome-C24788

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Blog: Locks to Talk About

Locks to Talk About offers current trends, ideas, insights, and inspiration on how to grow and maintain the hair you always wished for, naturally! Join us!  http://www.hairessentials.com/blog/    

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Blog: 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 […]

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Blog: 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 […]

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Blog: 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 […]

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Blog: 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/

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Blog: 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 […]

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Blog: 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  

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Blog: 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 […]

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