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Learn useful information such as herbals, healthy eating and overall helath that will help improve your daily lives by living naturally.
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Learn useful information such as herbals, healthy eating and overall helath that will help improve your daily lives by living naturally.




Why Dance? Why Not? Dancing for Your Health

Dancing, Health and what they have in common. Dancing has been a big part of culture since the beginning of time. Although it is thought to be an art rarely does the main stream media or public see it as one of the greatest fitness choices you could make. Dancing adds to your physical and mental health. I'm a little bias about the impact dance can have on your life since I've been doing it since the age of three. To me, it is a release of whatever negative ions I'm holding in, and I'm not...

Top 10 Benefits of Coffee

We all know that coffee has caffeine and that's what gives it part of its enticing draw. Okay, maybe a lot of its draw. For some, however, you enjoy every part of it; the smell, how it stimulates the senses, the flavor and most importantly, the benefits These benefits are the ones we are going to talk about, but before we get started, grab yourself a cup of your favorite coffee, sit, and most importantly, relax. Coffee Benefit #1: Stimulant Coffee helps you focus when you wake up in the...

New Year, New You

Happy New Year to you all! Now is the time for goal setting and figuring out what the best way is to finally achieve what you've had on your goal list. This could be related to health, relationships, finances etc. Whatever your desired goal I'm going to give you realistic and obtainable ways in which to reach them. Before we begin let's clarify a few things: Dreaming is good, but a dream will remain just a dream if you don’t set a realistic deadline to achieve it. Whereas a dream with a...

How to Prevent and Treat Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are common and can happen when there is an infection, constant probing, an injury occurs, or the air is extremely dry. When an injury or infection occurs, the lining in the nose can easily rupture tiny local blood vessels which cause bleeding. In some instances, nosebleeds occur for no apparent reason. No matter what has caused them, you can treat nosebleeds using natural ways. These don't work for everyone, but they might be a solution that you haven't thought of and something...

What are The Health Benefits of Eggs

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs. Although eggs are exceptional for your health they are one of those foods that are, "Hot then you're cold You're yes then you're no..." (Katie Perry 2008). Doctors have warned people against eating eggs and then they tell them their great. So which is it? Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods out there. They're low in the calories and high in the protein. They also contain vitamins and trace minerals. People into bodybuilding and elderly people should have at least one...

Digestion, Nutrients and You

Do you ever get tired at work or school? Even when you've had enough rest it takes energy to keep your mind alert. Our bodies were made to move, think, to breathe and in cold places, to stay warm. Without energy, you physically and mentally cannot do these things. Energy equals action. Also, growing takes energy along with your body's ability to repair itself when you get hurt. With all of this energy talk, where does it come from, the energy I mean? You guessed it, food. All of our energy...

Recipe for Cream Peas and Carrots

Do you have a favorite holiday recipe? I would love to hear what your favorite recipe is and share it here for others to enjoy. Just send me an email or write a comment below. Everyone has a holiday favorite when it comes to food. Dessert aside, this cream peas and carrots happen to be mine. Is it healthy? Well, that all depends on what you call healthy :). Since I make it with peas and carrots from our garden and cream from our cow I am deeming it healthy haha. You can too, just be sure to...

Top Ten Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary is good for your health whether it's fresh dried or used as an oil. Vitamins A and C are present in the plant. Also, some minerals include folate, zinc, riboflavin, thiamin, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. You can grow rosemary year-round. Just place it in a pot and keep inside when temperatures get to be freezing or below outside. It likes to stay dry almost like a cactus so don't give it too much love or it might not last. Dictionary.com describes rosemary as being an...

Rock Back Mama

Feeding and giving your body the nutrients, it needs when you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or a young mother is crucial and will affect your body for years to come."You are what you eat." This is a fact, whether you look skinny on the outside or not. Your insides tell the truth and reveal the opposite of health when you eat junk. People go for years with the mindset of, "Well I haven't put on a pound," or, "The size of my jeans has gone down over the years." When people tell me this, the...


Preparing for Winter

Snow and cold don't need to come with a frown. Why not enjoy this Winter by being prepared? Just like Spring, Winter brings its own time-related challenges. In other words, it doesn't wait for us to be ready. Mother nature is going to come when she is ready and not when we have our house and yard ready. Making a list and schedule to accomplish the task of Winterizing your house and yard might seem like overkill to some, but not to me. It never fails, if we don't schedule in things like...


Baking Powder Biscuits

They're fast, easy to make and pair well with soup and stew. You can also put a wonderful jelly on top and serve them with eggs. Or, for a snack just dab a little homemade butter, honey and enjoy. Before you can enjoy them you need to make them, so let's get started. Kitchen items needed: Cookie sheet (the size depends on the batch). Spatula Wooden spoon Large Bowl A pastry cutter or knives Measuring cups Measuring spoons Ingredients needed for a single batch: Flour, 2 cups Buttermilk, 3/4...


Lice Prevention-Signs and Treatments

Schools are in and sports are going which means a lice outbreak is more likely to happen than not. These insects are disgusting as they love the hair and use their mandible (jaw) to pierce the skin and suck a small amount of blood out of your scalp. Parents despise them as they are intrusive and hard to get rid of. In fact, you may see an adult cry like a baby if their child is found to have louse. They spread easily and although they aren't harmful they can cause infections if a child is...


Are You Ready for Some Football?

There's something unique about each season. Take Fall. The weather begins to cool, leaves turn colors on the trees, harvest time is here and so is football. The National Football League was founded August 20th, 1920, but football started way before this time. Football was played in small and large towns across America. Kids would get done with school and find a piece of grass, field or dirt road and throw their football back and forth until enough friends came along to make a team. They...


Top 5 Health Benefits of Red Peppers

There is more to a Red pepper than just adding a little color to your dishes. Also known as a sweet pepper, bell pepper, and capsicum. These peppers are incredibly crisp, sweet with a large variety of health benefits. Did you know red peppers are just ripened green peppers? Green peppers, although great, have a bitter aftertaste. They also have half the benefits of vitamin C and just a portion of their orange or red sibling's vitamin A. Red peppers have a small amount of iron and are a good...


Recipe for Beet Leaf Soup

It's that time of year when your beets are ready to pick and can. Does that mean you fill your garbage with the beat leaves? No. A lot of people just throw away the leaves, but not anymore. Beet Leaf Soup is so easy, and the flavor is amazing! You don't waste any part of your beet plant and you gain an extra soup recipe for you and your family. Let's get started! Kitchen items needed: Large cooking pot or pot of choice Chopping board Knife Stovetop Food items needed: Beet Leaves- 10 plus...


How To Get Rid of Cramps Naturally

Having a remedy handy and ready is the number one key to eliminating painful cramps as soon as possible. Regardless of your age you have or will experience cramps in your lifetime. From growing cramps, you get as a child, to cramps you get while playing sports or working out. Here is how Merriam Webster describes a cramp: "1: a painful involuntary spasmodic contraction of a muscle 2: a temporary paralysis of muscles from overuse" When our bodies relax at night, that is usually when we feel a...


How to Use White Vinegar to Clean Your Home

I guess I'm just an old-fashioned kind of gal. I don't see the need for shelves upon shelves of kitchen and other type cleaners when a simple White Vinegar solution will do. One of the things I love is to explore amazing ways to use common household items. This saves money and does a perfect job without you breathing in toxic cleaners. Vinegar is cheap and can be used in multiple rooms and for a variety of things as a cleaner. White vinegar is comprised of acetic acid (about 5-10%) and water...


Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. What it is and Treatments you can use.

As a mother who has just recently gone through hand foot and mouth with her children, I would encourage you to keep a positive attitude. It may look bad, but in time it will go away. I have personally used these natural treatments with incredible results. The pictures shown have not been altered in any way, displaying an accurate transformation in my son. Because I had the oils on hand, I was prepared for the virus and prevented its long-term duration. What is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease?...


Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Cancer cells are in everyone's body. What some people don't know is how their fast-paced lives and not taking care of their body are contributing to those cells evolving into actual cancer or are putting you at a higher risk of cancer. The saying, "Stress kills," is not funny or false. We all have stress in our life but for health reasons, you should eliminate or lower the amount. It's not always easy, but it can be life-changing. I'm not going to talk about how to eliminate stress in this...


Herbal Remedies vs. Modern Medicine

This topic is widely discussed and somewhat controversial. Many people have a different opinion about herbal remedies vs. modern medicine and what the best course of action is. Everything from going all natural, somewhere in between or using strictly modern medicines. In this article, I will present facts along with personal stories and in the end, you can make your own mind up as a reader of what you believe. This is not to push you one direction or another, it's merely a way to explain the...