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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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Natural Healing Essential Oils for Top Skin Conditions

Below are natural healing essential oil recommendations for many of the top skin conditions experienced by people today:

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Staying Upbeat: How to Overcome S.A.D. Naturally

About 11 million Americans have adverse effects to the doldrums of cloudy, cold and blustery, winter days. A more severe form of winter depression – is S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective disorder.  This diagnosis comes is typically after at least two consecutive years of more intense symptoms. Usually beginning around October and ending in April, S.A.D. can really cause appetite changes, mood swings and depression. Here are natural suggestive ways to best beat S.A.D:

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Toxic Common Household Products That Cause Cancer & Natural Alternatives

There are many toxins lurking about in the most common household items, and many of these toxins, if people are exposed to them long enough, may cause various types of cancers. It is nice to be aware of some of the biggest culprits and minimize risk when there is a choice. Some of the culprits may include simple decorative candles people light or art supplies used with the kids. There are many alternatives to the toxic, synthetic and artificial, many times commercial brands out there. . . and most of the alternatives are the natural, save-you-lots-of-money types. Below are some of the most common household items that bring the toxins into the home and into the body and alternatives to consider.

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Chronic Headache Relief: Acupuncture and Essential Oils

Are you plagued by chronic headaches? More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from chronic headaches, and 20 million of them are women. Scientific research shows that acupuncture can be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.

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Too Much Acetaminophen: Considerations, Warnings, Natural Alternatives

It is not just health care professionals (ranging from pharmacists, doctors, dentists, pediatricians, physical therapists and surgeons) who are prescribing over the counter pain and fever reliever acetaminophen like they are the free pretzels at the local bar. It has become such common practice to “take something” for the __________ (fill in the blank) that even the FDA has stepped in and recommended that health care professionals recommend no more than 325 mg per dose be taken at any given time, (not just what is consumed in the last 24 hour period), and that Vicodin and Percocet be reformulated without the acetaminophen. Dr. Moms and Dads are (more than ever) self-diagnosing and prescribing their families and selves with the regular use of this dangerous medicine. The following facts are considerations for people who rely on acetaminophen to take away aches, pain, fever and other uncomfortable symptoms of discomfort. Sometimes, it’s just good to know.  

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What Is Color Energy and How to Apply it to Daily Life

Many experts believe and can prove that the most important energy source currently is light, and all the colors visible and invisible to the human eye (entire spectrum of colors) is derived from light. Sunlight, which contains all the wavelengths, consists of the entire electromagnetic spectrum that we depend on to exist on this planet.

For a more scientific explanation provided by Colour Energy to shine light on how color energy concept works is this: “Light flows through our eyes and triggers hormone production, which influences our entire complex biochemical system. This biochemical system then affects our being. And light does not travel alone. Light travels with other energies as illustrated on the right.”

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New to Essential Oils? Just How Do Essential Oils Work?

If you are new to essential oils, helping to understand the simple science behind just how essential oils work can help alleviate some of the guesswork behind one of the most popular “alternative” medicine and lifestyle practices. Below is a quick overview of how essential oils are absorbed into the body, how it effects the chemical receptors of the brain and body and ways to use essential oils.

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9 Natural Ways to Prevent the Cold and Flu

Flu season has started in many parts of the United States, and will last through the holidays. Unless you have countless hours of sick days you wish to cash in, preventative measures are the best rules of thumb when trying to out smart the flu or cold, which can both leave you feeling under the quickly changing weather. Below are my favorite natural and beneficial ways to prevent the flu, whether you are 2 years old or 90! 

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Nausea: Pregnancy, Vertigo, Headaches, Motion Sickness- Foods that Help

Whether you are pregnant and experiencing morning sickness, have a bad case of vertigo that won’t go away, food borne illness, hormone induced head pains, have sinus headaches from environmental high pressure or have equilibrium challenges from movement or unstable inner ear liquids, nausea is a lingering nemesis that is ruining your ability to function. Chronic nausea takes every ounce of movement your body completes and exacerbates the un-comfortableness, leaving you miserable. People who suffer from nausea (one form or another) probably experiences food aversions and refrains from eating, for the thought of food may stimulate gag reflexes. Some research shows a large portion of people, especially women, who experience nausea, do so because they are not eating and drinking enough nourishment and have low blood sugar.

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11 of the Most Popular Alternative Medicine Therapies

The trend toward alternative, natural, holistic and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) is growing. Perhaps it is because the western world and modern society has seen such a drastic paradigm shift in what health and wellness is and described today. Perhaps the practice of treating symptoms of chronic diseases in a loophole filled healthcare system is one of top reasons why alternative medicine is becoming many people’s “last resort.” Bambi Turner, a writer for Discovery.com shared his opinion regarding the most popular alternative medicine therapies. He reports that 4 out of 10 individuals in the progressive worlds are opting to use complementary and alternative medicines as a supplement to their regular healthcare options. One of the reasons why this trend is growing is the small risk factors and almost zero side effects, when compared to the pharmaceutical laden modern and western approach to illness and wellness (even when most alternative medicine treatments is paid out of pocket by the patient).

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