Natural Remedies Wellness 

The Chemistry of Essential Oils

Essential oils have become increasingly popular. If you decide to use essential oils for health, here is some basic related chemistry it will be helpful to know. First, you should know that therapeutic grade essential oils never contain propylene glycol or petrochemicals. Second, the chemical makeup of any essential oil determines its medicinal properties. Being aware of the chemical constituency of oils facilitates blending them for optimal effect. What are the Main Groups of Compounds in Essential Oils? The two main groups of compounds in essential oils are hydrocarbons and…

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Disease Healthy Foods 

Beware of Bagged Lettuce!

Before you buy another bag of prepared, pre-washed lettuce, read this article. According to an article by health writer David Wolfe, one person in Michigan has died after eating bagged lettuce. Twelve more people, ages from three to eighty-three, have been sickened by a listeria outbreak that has been sourced to a Dole facility in Ohio. FoodSafety.gov says: Listeria is the name of a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk and foods made from raw milk. It…

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Healthy Foods 

Epsom Salt Health Hacks

Epsom salts have long been used for health and beauty  The salt derives its name from the spring in Surrey, England, where the bitter, salty water bubbled to the the surface from a geology of porous chalk and clay. Epsom salts consist of forms of magnesium sulfate (magnesium, sulfur and oxygen), attached to seven molecules of water. The salts are generally safe, and the magnesium in its crystals is easily absorbed through the skin. However, if you are pregnant or have a medical condition, talk to your medical professional prior…

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Digestion Disease Healthy Foods Wellness 

How this Harvard-Trained Doctor Healed Himself

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a physician who practices integrative medicine, and the author of a new book, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease. His interest in holistic health grew out years of struggle with his own health issues. Palanisamy was graduating from Harvard and had been accepted to medical school at University of California, San Francisco, when he starting having pain in his wrist and numbness and tingling in his arms. The pain was diagnosed as repetitive strain injury (RSI). He was prescribed…

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Digestion Disease Health Studies 

New Hope for Crohn’s Disease

A new vaccine offers hope in the fight against Crohn’s disease.Researchers have conducted animal studies, and human trials will begin this summer. Meanwhile, fears are rising that the disease may be caused by a bug present in milk. One country with a very high incidence of Crohn’s disease is Scotland, where one in 200 people are living with the condition. Most victims are young people and children. Crohn’s can progress to bowel cancer, and as many as 75 percent of afflicted patients eventually need major surgery.

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Healthy Foods 

High Fructose Corn Syrup Has a New Name – and It’s Sneaking Back Into Food

As consumers have become more health conscious, and more savvy in their buying habits, the processed food industry is reacting by resorting to subterfuge. When you go down the grocery store aisles, you immediately see that more and more packaging bears the words “100% natural” on its labels. That is why health experts recommend you buy from companies you know you can trust.

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