Let’s begin by defining what an adaptogen is. As the name implies, regular use helps you adapt to your internal and external conditions. These are herbs that have been touted across the centuries globally for their healing benefits. Taken over time they are preventatives that help the body naturally function the way it was intended… Read More Let’s Talk Adaptogens
Alright ladies, let’s get personal. Whether you call them moon days, Aunt Flo, ladies’ days, a period, a cycle, or the curse I don’t know of any woman that looks forward to having her menstrual cycle. They are inconvenient and messy at best and expensive and painful at worse. For some of us it’s cause… Read More A Pleasant Period
The next time that cough tries to settle in reach for the 100% pineapple juice. It’s full of the bromelain that happens to be the active ingredient in cough syrup.
If you’re having trouble with sinus congestion and pain across your cheeks/behind your eyes then the neti pot is a worthy investment. Just follow the simple instructions on the box and watch your troubles swirl away down the drain.
Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I, in no uncertain terms, do not suffer from lack of self-esteem. Well, in the last month or so my head has swollen to biblical proportions. My complexion is the best it’s ever been thanks to a new skin regimen I’ve been trying out. I use the… Read More Oil Cleansing
The next time a muscle cramp stops you in your tracks get to the fridge! If you have some pickle juice on hand, toss it back or if you have prepared, yellow mustard (yes, Frenchy’s will do) then use it as a topical and rub it in until the cramp eases. You’re welcome…
I’m back eager readers but this one will be a quickie. Settle down fellas, not that kind of quickie. In the interest of the weather changing here in the city I thought I’d throw a little something out to my fellow sinus/allergy sufferers. I’ve discovered that adding 1/8 tsp. of SEA salt (not that mess… Read More Himalayan Pink!
I thought one of my LHCF sisters had lost her last piece of good mind, when she admonished us to begin brushing our teeth with soap! She is a dental student so I at least did her the courtesy of hearing her out. The reason for this foolishness seemed to have a very logical explanation… Read More Liquid Castille Soap
In my recent musings I’ve come across a most interesting phenomenon – that of oil pulling. I was really impressed with all of the testimonies that I read at http://www.earthclinic.com/. The premise of oil pulling as laid out on http://www.oilpulling.com/ is that by swishing (or pulling) 1 tbsp of either sesame, sunflower, or coconut oil… Read More Oil Pulling
Just popped in to give a shout of thanks to mom for this tidbit and to pass on the love. When you are nauseous and need relief IMMEDIATELY go to your pantry! As my mother instructed me, take some ginger and sprinkle it in the palm of your hand, lick it, and let the relief… Read More Nauseous?