6 Ways To Preserve Your Bumper Garden Harvest

After tending a fruit and veggie garden all summer long, being rewarded with a bumper crop or two is a wonderful feeling. And you definitely don’t want any of that fresh, homegrown food to go to waste! If your basket runneth over this season, here are 6 techniques you can employ to help preserve the harvest and enjoy the fruits of your labor: 1. Water… [read more]

12 Wonderful Benefits Of Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranates have been used throughout history for their many benefits, and the fruit is even mentioned in the Bible as one of the foods that heals. The seeds, which are the edible parts inside the pomegranate, are what’s used to produced the oil, which is highly prized for its powerful flavonoids and punicic acid that contribute to its many nutritional benefits. The seeds also contain… [read more]

7 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Prebiotics + Top Food Sources

Most people have heard of probiotics, the healthy bacteria that is essential for optimal digestive health. However, prebiotics are not nearly as well understood and most definitely undervalued. Most Americans do not consume nearly enough prebiotics, which are also instrumental in digestion and can help keep a number of chronic conditions at bay. Understanding Prebiotics: Prebiotics are a form of non-digestible fiber compound that makes… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice: 11 Home Remedies That Really Work

Just the thought of lice makes most people shiver. Head lice are teeny tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts where they dine on blood. Nearly ten million school children are diagnosed with lice each year. Lice can be contracted by coming in contact with an infected person through play, sports, school or wearing clothing of someone who has the parasite. You… [read more]

Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap – Which is Best?

Many of us are hypersensitive to cleanliness. We’ve been trained to wash our hands numerous times a day and to avoid contact with germs at all costs. As a means to this end, soap is an important facet of our daily lives. For many years, the market consisted of only bar soap and everyone seemed completely satisfied. Then liquid soap arrived on the scene and… [read more]

Fidget Spinners: Do They Actually Have Any Health Benefits?

The dictionary definition of fidget is, ” to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.” If you watch people closely enough, you will notice that everyone fidgets in one form or fashion. Some people pace, some wiggle their toes, some doodle, some twirl their hair, some lick their lips, some jiggle their legs, some tap, some open and close their hands, etc.. Bottom line, we all… [read more]

8 Ways To Improve Gut Flora To Aid Weight Loss, Beat Anxiety & Allergies

If you aren’t familiar with the term, gut flora, you really should be. Gut flora is the community of microorganisms that call your digestive tract home. In humans, the gut microbiota has the most bacteria and the most varied number of species of bacteria compared to any other part of the body. In fact, there are about three pounds of bacteria living in the human… [read more]

12 Reasons You Should Have A Cup Of Rooibos Tea

Just about everyone knows by now that tea offers a multitude of health benefits, but most don’t realize that there is one type of tea that may be better than all the rest. No, it’s not green tea or even black tea, it’s rooibos tea. Rooibos comes from an herb that’s native to South Africa. In fact, the only place in the world it thrives… [read more]

7 Sunscreen Mistakes That Pose A Serious Risk To Your Health

The dog days of summer have arrived for most of us and that means lots of time spent out in the sun having fun. It can also mean a painful sunburn if you are not careful. Too much time, unprotected in the sun can lead to premature aging and damage to your skin. While there are a plethora of types of sunscreens to choose from,… [read more]

7 Eco Friendly Alternatives To Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap has been around for generations, used to preserve leftovers and prevent food from becoming stale. While it’s definitely convenient, it’s also made from a form a plastic known as low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and after we use it, it ends up in our already overflowing landfills and takes hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose. “Plastics are very long-lived products that could potentially… [read more]