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I will do my best today, because I want to do it, not because I have to do it and not because I am trying to please others.

   
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Popular Ailments and Conditions (A-H) and Essential Oils That Help Heal

Derived from leaves, bark, flowers, roots, stems and other parts of the whole plant, essential oils are the highly concentrated, healing liquid of plants; the true essence of aroma therapy and other natural, physical and psychological therapeutic practices. Free from artificially created perfumes or fragrances, the chemical composition of essential oil molecules carefully penetrate the lungs and are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to deliver efficient and effective healing qualities.

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Natural Remedies for Migraines and Headaches

When people have headaches, western medicine and modern habit suggests that we reach for the over the counter headache reliever (Advil, Excedrin or Tylenol to list some of the popular name brands). “Go take something for it,” is the common phrase said to people who complain of a headache or migraine. I like to challenge headache and migraine sufferers to think beyond the small plastic bottles of pharmaceutical drugs and aim for natural and better-for-you cures.

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6 Healthy Habits That Reduce High Blood Pressure

If you are not a fan of taking pharmaceutical medication to reduce your high blood pressure, feel good knowing that there are many different easy forming habits that can be formed that have great positive effects in reducing that scary number that has been linked to dangerous heart conditions, the increase of stress hormones and body fat. High blood pressure is described by the Mayo Clinic as having a systolic pressure — the top number — of 140 or above or a diastolic pressure — the bottom number — of 90 or above). In a nutshell, high blood pressure increases the chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, and early death.Try to incorporate as many of the following healthy habits and watch these numbers reduce as your personal health becomes stronger.

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13 Healthy Trending Food and Household Substitutes

Most of us want to be able to have choices when it comes to eating, our foods and our lifestyles. Nothing gives us more pleasure than knowing we have the power to pick and intentionally choose what we are going to eat, activities to engage in and our immediate living environment  (well, I guess that depends on who you ask). As a huge natural food and healthy lifestyle enthusiast, I feel empowered when I learn about healthy alternatives to traditional food and daily habit go-to’s. Here are the top trending healthy food and lifestyle substitutes that will make you and your family feel better from the inside out.

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Top 7 Summer Health Hazards

WebMD’s featured story may put a little bit of a damper on the “fun in the sun” va-or-staycation for families this summer. According to the article, Ryan Stanton, M.D. says there are precautions to take in the summertime, because a fast pass to the emergency room could happen if one of these top 7 summer health hazards happens to you, your family or friends. Read below for the list and what to look out for and be mindful of your activities while having more fun outdoors and in nature.

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Are You Cleaning Right? Best Ways to Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables?

According to the University of Maine, the best way to reduce your risks for food-borne illnesses is to simply wash your hands and fruits and vegetables before consumption. This may seem like a trivially fundamental rule, but many people do not follow this first step. Restaurants do not necessarily follow this step, either. So that salad with red ripe strawberries and fabulous looking mixed green spinach salad with cherry tomatoes may be swimming in dirt, bugs and pesticides.

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