Literature

Essential Oils

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. (more…)

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Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Health

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. (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health, Literature, Meditation

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

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Essential Oils, Literature, Nutrition

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

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Essential Oils, Health, Literature, Skin, Vision

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. (more…)

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Health, Literature

Top 20 Essential Oils for Emergency First Aid Travel Kits

Many people overlook the numerous medicinal uses and benefits that essential oils have. Therapeutic grade essential oils can be applied topically onto the body, ingested, and diffused into the air and inhaled through the nose and mouth.  As a great and often number one resource in alternative, holistic and Ayurvedic medicine, essential oils can offer pain, digestive, physical and emotional relief. Green Boot Girl, Kaley Wirthlin offers her suggestions on the top 20 essentials for emergency first aid travel kits in this blog. "The summer is here and vacations are upon us.  If you are traveling (especially with children or adventurous adults and seniors, accidents

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Health, Literature

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Green Boot Living's Kayley Wirthlin gives us another great suggestion on how to use essential oils, this time for muscle aches that could possibly slow down summer activites and workout routine.  Do essential oils help with muscle aches? The answer is Yes!  Strained muscles can cause pain and in some cases the inability to move without trembling as the muscles struggle to contract.  Normal activities are now painful.  Rest is the best remedy, followed by hot bath and massage.  If pain continues to be a problem you may have an injury (check with your doctor).  You may also ice the

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Essential Oils, Health

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. (more…)

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