Natural Health

Honey - Sugary Sweet and Good for You, TooHoney is most notably known for its sweetness. So much so, in fact, that you can substitute honey for sugar in almost anything. Since honey tastes sweeter than sugar to most people, using less is advised. Of course, there’s more to honey than its sweet flavor, including plenty of health benefits.

To get the most out of your honey, you’ll want to use it in its raw form if you can. When honey is cooked it breaks down the chemical properties, making it much less beneficial. You can find raw honey at your local farmer’s market or at most health food stores. If you’re lucky you may live close to a bee farm so you can get your honey directly from the bees. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.

Honey is great for treating lots of ailments – both internally and externally. Continue reading

Natural Remedies for Arthritis and Joint PainEverything old may be new again, particularly in finding the effectiveness of natural remedies for arthritis and joint pain. Whether your pain is from arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or rheumatoid arthritis, herbal remedies may provide relief that is inexpensive and easier to tolerate than some prescription medications.

Camphor oil has been used since ancient times to sooth aches, pains and injuries. You can mix camphor oil with oil of peppermint or coconut oil and warm it slightly before applying.

Apply it to the painful area in a gentle, circular motion and then cover it for twenty minutes with a soft cloth – flannel is a good choice. The smell is comforting to many people, too. Most any aromatic oil can be mixed with the camphor to suit your preference. Continue reading

10 Best Organic Foods For Digestive HealthOrganic foods are definitely the way you want to go when it comes to turning over a new leaf and starting to eat and feel healthy. Organic foods are grown without any pesticides or herbicides and are simply well-grown foods that won’t stress your liver as it tries to break down unnecessary chemicals in the food. In order to know you are shopping organic, look at labels in the grocery store.

Many produce sections have special sections for organic foods and foods grown with pesticides. Others will have organic fruits and vegetables alongside those that aren’t organic so you really have to pay attention and only select those foods that are labeled “organic.”

Another way to go organic is to have your own garden. When you have your own garden, you know what goes into the food and your Continue reading

10 Ways to Live Organic on a BudgetEating organic food doesn’t have to be expensive. While it might seem out of reach for some, with some clever thinking and planning, it is possible to live organically on a budget. Here are the top 10 ways to bring organic into your life on a budget.

1 – Grow Your Own

Even the smallest of gardens or even window boxes can grow anything starting with some simple herbs. By growing your own, you have complete control over the process and can ensure there are no pesticides involved. You will also have a ready supply of fruit, vegetables, and herbs on demand, which will reduce your shopping bill. Continue reading

Why You Need Antioxidants & a Guide to Natural SourcesThe weight loss world has its own lingo and one of the phrases you’ll hear over and over again is ‘antioxidants’. So, what are antioxidants and why are they so important?

The Science behind Antioxidants

Antioxidants are plant chemicals, vitamins and other nutrients that help clean up something called a free radical. In chemistry lingo, a free radical means a molecule in your body is missing an electron. This is not a balanced state, so the molecule searches out other molecules to grab that missing electron and when it does, it creates another free radical – another molecule missing an electron. So what does this mean? When you have molecules stealing electrons from other molecules, it leads to conditions like Continue reading