Winter time and the holidays bring a unique range of stresses to your body. Try out these tips to stay energized and fresh.
– Tend to your skin: cold temperatures and dry air indoors can contribute to skin discomfort. We like glycerin and rosewater or shea butter for extra-rich moisturizing during this time of year. Avoid very hot showers and drying soap – opt for natural sea salt scrubs, almond oil, gentle vegetable-based cleansers, or soap-free dermatologist-recommended washes like Cetaphil.
If you’ve been following the blog this month, you’ve learned all about the nutritional, healing benefits of herbs like lavender and oregano. This week’s focus is the herb sage, a perfect complement to fall flavors and Thanksgiving recipes.
10. Those darn Mediterranean folks are at it again!
Between the olive oil and the fish and the vegetables and the red wine, the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest around. Sage, or salvia, was originally cultivated in this region. Now grown and enjoyed all over the world, sage is a versatile recipe ingredient as well as a natural treatment for many minor health issues.
Ah, Wal-Mart. The unfurled flags, the cheery patriotism, the aw-shucks Americana.
Prices are always falling at Wal-Mart, but the speed with which this American corporation slashes its ethics continues to best even the cheapest foreign-made widget’s gleeful descent into the dollar bin.
We stumbled onto this refined carbohydrate disaster as we were searching for healthy food services. Like the kiddie menus serving up fried meats and refined starches across the nation, this offering does not bode well for the health of the seedlings! This plate of yellow’s only bragging point is “real” cheese…rounded out with greasy bread, fried tater tots, and corn. Where are the vegetables? (For the last time…corn is not a vegetable!) It’s no wonder we are seeing increased rates of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in our youth when processed, refined grains and unhealthy fats are the standard options for children.
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Magnolia bark extract is a traditional Chinese medicine that alleviates fever, headache, and stress. Recent research has also shown that magnolia bark nixes the germs that lead to ulcers. Now, magnolia bark extract has been shown to be effective against bad breath, as well!
When Wrigley researchers added the extract to gum, trial chewers experienced fresher breath. This natural antibacterial treatment works by killing the bacteria behind most bad breath. The actual source of bad breath – outside of your wild nights with garlic – is the sulfur that results as a byproduct of bacteria breaking down proteins in the mouth.
Tips to Tame That Dragon:
1. First, proper dental care. Brushing after meals is important, but flossing is essential, too.