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25 Uses of Melaleuca/Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifoliais) is a topical or aromatic essential oil that is knowns for its antiseptic, anti-fungal and infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin dermatitis, infections, rashes, burns, and dry, flaky scalps including dandruff.

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12 Essential Oils That May Help Boost the Immune System

If you are not a regular user of essential oils, here is your chance to get a quick glance at just how effective these 12 essential oils are for you and your family’s health. Essential oils come from the plant stems, roots, leaves, flowers and have zero side effects (unlike over the counter drugs and supplements). Though not all essential oils are created equally, this list will give you a general idea on how some powerful oils can keep your body strong, fighting foreign pathogens and keeping the flu bug away.

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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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Get Your Candida Overgrowth In Control Natually

It is perhaps one of the most commonly experienced fungus, the Candida overgrowth, and though its symptoms are very easy to pinpoint, Candida is not very much accepted as a disease that needs to be treated in the Western medical practice. To best understand what exactly what Candida, how to test if you have it and how to treat it naturally, keep reading!

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Moroccan Miracle: Argan Oil

There are many amazing benefits of Argan Oil (similar to olive oil, but is much more expensive, lives longer (250-400 years) and the tree needs no cultivating. Used by the Moroccan people and known as the “Tree of Life” the Argan tree is used for healing, protecting, domestic and medicinal purposes. Not one part of the entire tree is wasted. The leaves and fruit sustain local animals (cattle, goats, camels and sheep), the oil for human use and the nut shells are used for oil. Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the tree and is one of the rarest and most expensive oils in the world. Just like many indigenous or amazonian fruits, nuts, seeds and oils, this is the next popular “miracle” food for the health conscious. It is extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids and is promised to help people with skin irritations and skin problems because it protects against premature aging caused by oxidation.

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Treat 40 Different Diseases: Benefits of Neem Oil

The neem tree is also known as the “tree of the 40” in East Africa (for its ability to treat 40 different diseases). Neem trees that produce neem leaf and neem oil is native to tropical and semi-tropical regions of the Asian subcontinent. Neem oil has been widely used in ancient and modern Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, all parts of this amazing tree have anti-infection properties and most people use the neem oil that the tree produces. From relieving dry and chapped skin, treating acne, psoriasis, eczema, bacterial infections (without promoting bacteria resistance like antibiodics do), boils, ulcers, insect repellant and head lice, this amazing natural oil soothes and heals, problems with people and animals. Some may even call it a miracle oil. Because of its immune boosting capabilities and the abundance of trees in the world, people can buy neem oil in most health food/supply stores now.

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Our Immune System Disasters: Making Us Sick

A healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens, but it is exactly that: an entire synergistic and working system, not a single entity. In order for people to optimize immune function, balance and harmony from a holistic viewpoint and approach is required.

The most obvious part of the immune system is what you can see. For example, the largest and first basic defense system to our immunity is our skin, since it acts as the primary boundary between germs and your body. Skin is tough and generally impermeable to bacteria and viruses.

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Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil

One of the most amazing sources of anti-inflammatory properties on the planet, coconut oil is being hailed for its many healing capabilities. Not only is it anti-aging for the outside skin, hair and nails, it is repairing for the internal body as well. Read the infograph below to understand an overview the many ways coconut oil is what I consider a superfood:

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Hemp Seeds: Nutritional Superfood Powerhouse

One of my favorite powerhouse superfoods is hemp seeds, which may sound illegal at first (but is totally safe, legal), and because of its amazing health benefits, has become more and more mainstream in our grocery store products and is incredibly versatile. In a nutshell, hemp seeds contain extreme high levels of the recommended 3:1 ratio of essential omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis and diabetes. Hemp seeds are also protein-rich (vegetarians, vegans or as a meat substitutes) and an excellent source of rare gamma-linoleic acid, important for growth and development as well as providing protection against degenerative conditions like dementia and arthritis.

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Natural Cures for Skin Disorders-Part II: Psoriasis

An estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, and approximately one-half of that number will have an outbreak of scalp psoriasis at some point Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic disease, with flare-ups typically interspersed with periods of remission or times when the condition is less active. The name comes from the Greek word for “itch.” Once a person has psoriasis, it is very likely that he/she will have it forever. Symptoms may go away, and come back. It might respond to various treatments, and it may not. In a nutshell, psoriasis is the body over producing skin cells. People may have too many skin cells in one location which is why it often swells up, becomes dry and even flaky. It can often be very itchy, red, sore, cracked and very tender. Psoriasis usually affects the scalp, hands, stomach, knees, feet and elbows. It is linked to dandruff and unfortunately to some forms of arthritis.

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