Carrier oils are much like the oils you cook with, only they are used for cosmetic purposes. The term “carrier” is used simply because they are often used to dilute essential oils in order to be able to safely apply them to the skin. The therapeutic value of both the carrier oils and the essential […]
A promising combination of high-dose B vitamins and a super food for performance during stressful times offers support.
Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move […]
It’s time to make a commitment to green cleaning and here’s why— to prevent harmful chemicals from contaminating your home and family, and from going down the drain. Spend less on cleaning products, simplify your choices and have less of a negative impact on the environment.
Ingredients in conventional cleaners are far from “clean,” they often […]
The health benefits for the daily use of this Peruvian superfood can be significant for perimenopausal women.
Along its vast 7,000 km length, the Andes Mountain range of South America hides many ancient secrets. One such secret – the lost mountain-top city of Machu Picchu – was rediscovered in 1911. More recently a natural remedy […]
Our overall wellness is a direct expression of the health of our cells. When our cells are damaged or begin to age, their membranes start to break down. As this happens, compounds that are contained within the cell walls are released into the cellular matrix. Substances such as histamine can increase inflammation and in turn […]
As our bodies age, it’s not uncommon to feel stiffness in our joints, along with a few extra aches and pains. However, those aches and pains can also be an early sign of arthritis. Over 100 different types of diseases are characterized as some form of arthritis by inflammation in the joints and other areas […]
Winter can be harsh on your skin, hair and nails. Wind, cold, and dryness can all affect how you look and feel. If you want to improve your appearance in the winter and beyond, then you should know about 3 proteins; collagen, elastin, and keratin. These three structural proteins are so vital to the way […]
Mind & Body Connection
Tuning in to our mind-body connection becomes important in building a self-care practice. This can help us better manage stress – the main culprit of illness.
A normal stress response involves an interconnected relationship between our brain and nervous system. It’s a complex orchestration of signaling and releasing hormones (like cortisol, adrenaline […]
Vitamin C is perhaps the most well-known of all vitamins. It is important for a multitude of metabolic functions, such as tissue growth and repair, healthy gums and teeth. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. As important as vitamin C is, there are ways to enhance and improve the […]
The holiday season can be a hectic time of year, with so much to do and so little time. With all the gifts to buy, cards to write, shopping to do, food to prepare, let alone enjoying the festivities, it can all get a bit overwhelming!
The central nervous system bears a heavy load both physically […]