Category Archives: Health

Echinacea: Over 250 Years of Medical Use

Traditional Native American Uses

Echinacea was one of the most widely used medicinal plants amongst Native American tribes in the upper Missouri River area and the Plains. It has been reported to have been used for more illnesses than any other plant. Samples of echinacea have been excavated from Native American archaeological digs dating back 300...
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Tips for Staying Cool when Exercising Outdoors

By the time summer finally arrives, most of us can't seem to spend enough time outside — doing everything from dining on patios to jogging in the fresh air. But if you're active in the heat, you're at risk for a number of heat illnesses like muscle cramps, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Read more

5 Simple Steps to a Healthier, Happier You

Getting healthy can sometimes feel like an impossible feat, and you don't always know where to start. It's important to begin with simple steps that will become habits. Before you know it, they will be a part of your everyday routine and you'll see benefits soon. Read more

How to Enjoy Turmeric without Cooking

It’s safe to say that turmeric is the new kale. In the past few years, the brightly colored spice has become extremely popular and trendy, popping up in the form of wellness lattes at cafes and a typical ingredient in curries. Can you reap the benefits of turmeric if you don’t want to cook or...
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Eat it Raw – The Healthiest Ways to Eat Dark Chocolate

Why Raw Chocolate?

Raw cacao has a large concentration of minerals such as magnesium and sulfur, both of which are central to many of the body's processes. It also contains enzyme inhibitors that help sustain the amount of the chemical andandamide in our bodies. Andandamide contributes to feelings of happiness in the brain. Cooking and processing dilutes...
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Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil

Originally native to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, peppermint has been used since as far in time as 1.000 BC in Egypt. It's sweet and refreshing scent has made peppermint essential oil a favourite of many aromatherapy producers. If you are looking to calm, refresh and cool down, peppermint oil is one of the...
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Sage as a Herbal Remedy

Sage is known to help improve lifespan. Sage is a herbal remedy that has been used for this purpose for several years. It is also said to be able to help restore memory in elderly patients. There are different varieties of sage available, including Greek sage (Salvia fruticosa), Purple sage (Salvia officinalis), and Green sage...
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Headache Relief – Best Essential Oils to Use & Why

A synergistic blend of essential oils can be more effective for getting the results you desire than any single essential oil. The pure essential oils I recommend you use in a blend for relief of headaches, include: Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lavender. Read more