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Five Reasons to Add Some Vinegar to Your Day
Natural medicine practitioners and herbalists often recommend apple cider vinegar for everything from a cold to digestive woes. It turns out they aren’t the only ...

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Attacking 8 Common Maladies With Aromatherapy
Essentially, aromatherapy is another form of inner healing. Aromatherapy usage dates back thousands of years ago and the power of scent is known to uplift and calm ...

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3 Simple Things To Do Today To Feel Better Tomorrow
A simple test for dehydration: Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and hold for three seconds. When you release, if the ridge from the pinch remains for more ...

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5 Embarrassing Afflictions & Solutions
Schedule a visit with a pelvic health therapist who can determine what muscles are weak and how you can strengthen your pelvic floor to remedy the problem. Some ...

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Sex & Coffee… Good For Your Heart, Bad For Your Head
Sex can effectively contribute to your cardio workout, helping you maintain or even lose weight. How? When aroused, your heart rate jumps from around 70 beats per ...

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Bogged Down by Belly Bloat?
Protein bars are often made with proteins like whey, which can cause bloating. Soy is another common culprit. Look for soy and wheat-free varieties and try to get ...

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Allergies Be Gone!
While stinging nettle by itself can cause a reaction, when taken in select doses it can actually help inhibit the release of histamines, the culprit behind closed ...

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Want to See Clearly, Start Your Eye Yoga Today
Rub your hands together and close your eyes. Place your warm palms over your eyes and relax.

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Cut Through That Cellulite, Naturally!
Thankfully they have come up with some incredibly effective techniques to slow the occurrence, minimize the appearance, and strengthen slackened tissues.

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Flu Season Be Gone!
Every fall, the news reports scare us into thinking we are certain to get sick. But it is anything but certain. If you believe you will get sick, you most likely ...

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Lubricate and Loosen Your Joints
Joint pain can be annoying or debilitating depending upon severity. But you don't have to live with total discomfort. A few lifestyle changes can help. According ...

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Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Facelift With All-Natural Remedies
Astragalus - This Chinese tonic herb enhances the immune system, bolstering your body's power to ward off illness. Sage helps slow bacterial growth and infection. ...

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Beat Summer’s Ailments with a One-Two Knockout
Get steamy. I was surprised to find out that a lot of head colds actually occur in the summer. Our best advice? Add a 5-minute steam to your gym routine or shower. ...

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Ready for 3 at-home herbs to your rescue?
No more shlepping to the store to get a chamomile tea or aloe vera gel. Instead grow the plants you need and have them on hand. Grow lemon balm in full sun or partial ...

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Ouch! Sunburn. Nature's First Aid
Looking for sunburn relief beyond aloe? Look to your fridge and your beauty cabinet for natural remedies that will turn get rid of the red.

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Oil Pulling 101
Ready to give oil pulling a try? It's best to use this technique first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Oil pulling is traditionally done with sesame ...

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Cures From Your Kitchen
Before you hit the nearest pharmacy, hit your kitchen! Try these cures for spring and summer-time ailments. For allergies try Nettle Leaf Tea. Nettle helps alleviate ...

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Love Your Locks
If you are not taking an omega oil supplement, now is the time to do so. We really like either Flax oil as it does not have the fishy aftertaste and of course fish ...

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A New Hair of the Dog
To get rid of a headache, press the fleshy part of both big toes, just behind the nail. You can apply firm pressure here. Some people even use clothespins on ...

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Battle of the Blues
Whether the weather has you down, or life in general, depression can be devastating and debilitating. But options do exist that take you beyond the pharmacy counter. ...

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Tea tree oil’s many uses
A few droplets in a vaporizer can help loosen chest congestion. Pour a bit into your bath and let its antiviral properties work their magic on cold and flu symptoms. ...

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The Magic of Massage
Any spa lover knows the soothing power of a head-to-toe rubdown with healing hands. But massage may offer much more than short-term stress relief, according to ...

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From Back Pain to Facial Rejuvenation: Spa-goers Look to Acupuncture and TCM for Help
Do I have to have something wrong? You might wonder. Not necessarily, TCM is used effectively for both treatment and prevention. How many healthcare fields can ...

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Love Your Lymph System
Thanks to the skyrocketing stats on flu viruses, environmental toxins, the state of our food supply, and other wellness issues, there is a lot of emphasis on immune ...

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Blue Season
It can creep up, like the slow and steady advance of the tides, or sweep suddenly from some hidden place, set loose by physical illness, heartbreak, job loss, or ...

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5 Ways to Find Safe and Natural Relief from Osteoarthritis
It may sound like enough to make you lose hope, but there is in fact a silver lining: Certain natural remedies can bring lasting relief from OA according to the ...

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Plants & Herbs for Your Immunity
It is comprised of several different components of the other bodily systems. The digestive system plays a role, in breaking down foods, absorbing nutrients and ...

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Healthy Joint Care
Though I do not have arthritis, I find my joints are often stiff and sore after normal workouts or a long day sitting at my desk. What are some natural approaches ...

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Neti
It is a ritual with a distinguished pedigree: described in ancient Sanskrit texts on yoga and Ayurveda. In these medical and metaphysical works, neti is suggested ...

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Soften Dry, Rough Skin
According to Ayurveda we are directly connected with nature and made up of the same elements as nature, earth, water, fire, air, and space. Dry skin results from ...

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Strengthen Brittle Nails
Changing your habits can also help. Apply moisturizer directly to your nails, just as you do to your hands. Stop exposure to water and wear gloves when you wash ...

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Boost Your Concentration
Next, light a candle and focus on the flame while breathing regularly. Keep your attention on the color, the flicker, the changing nature of the flame. Finally, ...

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Preventing Bladder Infections
It also helps to have a robust population of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, which creates healthy bacterial colonization of the vaginal area. These ...

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Sweeten Bad Breath
Transient bad breath can be caused by certain foods, such as garlic and onions. Chronic halitosis is often caused by an oral condition such as periodontal disease, ...

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Leg Cramps Cramping Your Style?
From a sports massage perspective there are a few ways in which to treat cramping: First, go into the cramp mentally and allow for the unwinding to occur. The second ...

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Relieving Bloating
To appease and balance the Vata element, avoid constant munching, limit portion sizes, and savor foods by chewing longer. Avoid cold foods and ice cold drinks. ...

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Ease Your Achy Back
There are traditional topical formulas in Chinese medicine that improve circulation and reduce pain. These formulas have ingredients like mint, camphor, and myrrh, ...

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Natural Methods to Increase Your Fertility
Conception and pregnancy are not the time for a no-fat or extremely lowfat diet. Research suggests that consuming fish rich in omega-3 fats early in a pregnancy ...

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Easy Breathing
Try a traditional Ayurvedic nasal cleansing treatment known as the neti pot. The neti pot is a small porcelain or plastic container which, when filled with warm ...

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Natural Methods to Relieve PMS and Cramps
To relieve water retention, take 10-20 drops of dandelion root tincture in a cup of water with meals and before bed. A strong infusion (one ounce of dried herb ...

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Tips to Ease Motion Sickness
Acupressure can be very helpful. There are two trigger points that very quickly and effectively treat the nausea and queasy feeling associated with motion sickness. ...

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Cellulite Wake-up Call
According to some spa therapists and medical professionals, massaging coffee grounds into the skin can combat cellulite by breaking up fat pockets below the skin ...

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Painless Flu Vaccine!
Scientists must have felt our pain because they set off on a daunting 4-decade research project that has resulted in a nasal spray flu vaccine. While it costs a ...

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New Techniques for Losing Weight
In Chinese Medicine, the main culprit with weight gain is dampness. People eat too much damp, doughy, sticky food as a way of dealing with stress. Over time, their ...

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Heat Up Poor Circulation
Aromatherapy massages that incorporate such oils as cypress, clary sage, oregano, peppermint, and helichrysum are excellent and typically the oils can be purchased ...

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How to Cure (& Stop) Breakouts
and some people are genetically predisposed. Cleaning out the surface bacteria with weekly facials will help avoid scarring and/or the stretching of the pores. ...

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How to Deal with Dehydration
Thirst is not a good indicator of your fluid needs. If you are thirsty, you already are dehydrated. The average adult loses about ten cups of water on a typical ...

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How to Boost Your Libido
Then, focus on supporting the nervous system and adrenal function. I use adrenal tonic herbs like schisandra, ashwaganda, and rhodiola, along with gentle herbal ...

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Feel More Energized
Blood sugar levels drop within a few hours of eating, so frequent small meals and snacks, rather than two or three big meals, help maintain a constant energy supply ...

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Natural Hangover Cures
Alcohol is a diuretic, and you are dehydrated! Drink water and lots of it. Add a squeeze and slice of fresh lemon for flavor and vitamin C boost. As tempting as ...

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Cures for the Common Cold
Medicines can also help ease symptoms. However, for those who want natural relief there are homeopathic medicines that treat cold symptoms without drug interactions ...

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Natural Ways to Beat the Blues
There are several different types of depression, each with its own range of symptoms, severity, and persistence. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as ...

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What to Do for Frequent Heartburn
Heartburn, also called acid reflux or acid indigestion, is that burning sensation in your chest or throat. It can be treated by changing what and when you eat or ...

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Pain-free Joints
Yoga not only helps to strengthen a weakened or injured knee; it can help prevent knee and other joint injuries by promoting proper movement (flexion and extension). ...

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Stop Sciatica Pain
Place your fists, knuckle side down, on each hip, with your thumbs out, pointing toward your spine. Using gentle pressure and circular motions with your thumbs, ...

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Natural Cures for Depression
Laughter? How about rearranging the furniture or office space? Sometimes even a little change can make a difference. Essential oils can also really shift ones mood ...

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Anxiety Cures
Generally, people feel anxious when they perceive a lack of control or predictability in their environment. There are a few techniques that I've implemented to ...

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