Monday, June 20, 2011

Natural Sleep Aid...Popcorn




"Non-Fat Popcorn"
Did you know that non-fat popcorn helps bring the amino acid tryptophan into your brain, where it is used to make sleep inducing neurotransmitters better known as "Serotonin." Since low cal popcorn has just 93 calories per 3 cups...It makes a great late night snack.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"PLANTS" The Beautiful Protectors


Plants aren't just beautiful, each one has its own healing and health Property...Fill your home with beautiful plants to rid your home of pollutants and fill it with cleaner oxygen.

~Aloe Vera Plants- filters air of formaldehyde and benzene cause by DIY projects.


~Ficus Plany-purify the air of pollutants released from new synthetic carpets, foam backing and fire retardants.


~Spider Plants -are rich in foliage and has microscopic opening in the leave that absorb household pollutants that causes drowsiness and dizziness.


~Palm Plants-clears the air of allergy causing fumes that is given off by dry cleaning, printers, drapes, etc...


~Boston Fern Plants-restores moisture in the air by releasing water vapors.


~Snake Plants-gives off more oxygen at night than in the day, so breathe easier and more soundly.


~Cactus Plants-have compounds that counter the effects of radiation and electromagnetic pollution emitted from computer screens.


~Azalea Blossoms- Not only make the room pretty but they're also hard at work combating formaldehyde fumes from house cleaning products.


~Peace Lilies- Combats Allergy irritating mold, the leaves and flowers soak up the mold organisms and send them to the roots for food.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Help for *~Migraines~*



Migraines are very common and can be different for everyone, but here are just a few of many tips to keep you on track and on top of your migraines.


^Keep track of your triggers by recording dates, times, what you are doing just before, what you ate that day...Look for common culprits like (chocolate, caffeine  MSG, stress, weather changes, processed meats, vision problems, etc...)



^Take your B vitamins...B vitamins lower levels of amino acids which triggers migraines.



^stick to a steady sleep routine, and take 10-20 min. power naps if you can...let your brain and nerves rest a few minutes.



^Remember to get sufficient amounts of calcium and magnesium which stabilizes blood vessel walls and prevent spasms that occur during the attacks.



^Some natural remedies that you may try for pain and treatment is fever few, cayenne, chamomile, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, valerian, willow bark, and ...My personal favorite is hops capsules by eclectic institute. You may also try ginkgo biloba extract it enhances cerebral functions.


...Remember everyone's body is different, if one remedy is not to your liking don't be afraid to try a different one. Just be sure to discuss it with your ND or MD if you are taking other meds, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"LAVENDER BATH BOMBS"



Want to feel serene and Peaceful ? Here's a nice little bath bomb to pick you up. Lavender essential oil is great for the skin. It's an antiseptic, an anti-fungal, it's a skin rejuvenator, anti-inflammatory agent, great for psoriasis,  wrinkles, and much more...

1/2 cup of light oil (like olive oil)
3-6 drop Lavender essential oil
1 cup of baking soda
1 cup of citric acid
3/4 cup cornstarch
4 drops of blue food coloring (OPTIONAL)
1 Ice tray or mini muffin pan

Mix oils and set aside, Combine dry ingredients, then stir in oil mixture until it forms a crumbly dough. knead in food coloring, if desire. Pack the mixture into a molds and let set overnight. Un-mold the next day and let air-dry. Use anytime by dropping one bomb into a bathtub of warm water.



Friday, June 3, 2011

"The Trade-Off"




"THE TRADE-OFF" 
by: R.C., Pascoag, RI
I worked nights cleaning medical offices. One night, as I was going from room to room, I helped myself to to some candy that was in a candy jar sitting on one of the desk. When I arrived home, I noticed that my charm bracelet was missing. I was so upset that the next night, I posted small notes around the offices asking if anyone had found it. I thought for sure that it had been thrown out with the trash. But the next day I received a phone call from a woman who had found it! After thanking her , I asked her where was it and she replied, "In my candy jar." Boy, was my face red!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Healing with Roses"



Apart from being a natural source of tissue-regenerating retinoic acid, rose oil is rich in vitamin C (an antioxidant that fade pigmentation) and linolenic acid (which cut blotchiness). It is a great Anti aging oil!



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Nuts about wood furniture..."



Try This And See If It Works



The next time you get a shallow scratch on your wooden table, chair, cabinet, or floor board...Break open a Brazil nut or a pecan and gently rub the edible nut against the scratch. Natural Oils will darken the wood, making the scratches blend away. Finish by wiping with a soft cloth to remove the remaining nut particles.

If you try it, let me know how it turns out...