Tinctures: The alternative medicine touted for amazing health benefits without the added side effects that are associated with other forms of medicine. Tinctures have been used for hundreds of years as one of the primary forms of herbal medicine due to the simple ingredients, ease of use, and effective and natural form of relief from common ailments.
Your teeth are an important part of your life that often get overlooked. They are one of the first things people see when they meet you, they are used to chew the food you enjoy, and they are used for spreading positivity in the world.
Fall, winter, spring, summer. Fall, winter, spring, summer. In the Midwest, the seasons feel like they are constantly fluctuating. Most of the seasons come and go so quickly and then winter seems to last forever. This means that your skin can really take a beating. Summer brings long days in the sun and heat followed closely by the drying winds of autumn and winter. It seems as though your skin can never catch a break which can leave it dry, cracked, and downright inflamed and unhappy. Sometimes all your skin needs is a little pampering, and with autumn fast approaching, what’s more perfect than a skin nourishing mask that contains PUMPKIN of all things?!
The sweet dog days of summer are upon us, dropped out of the sky like an eagle on the hunt. As every lady is aware, summer means beaches, bikinis, and their best girlfriends. Unfortunately, another thing that comes along with these warm summer days? Uncomfortable PMS.
When it comes to pain, chances are you, like everyone else, are looking for a quick fix. Something to make that irritating headache or awful backache disappear for a few short hours before it resurfaces again only to send you slumping toward your bed. While the majority of the world turns to Aspirin or Ibuprofen for this relief, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that there is a natural alternative that, although may take slightly longer to work, doesn’t pose the risk of upsetting your stomach. This alternative I speak of is, of course, willow bark!
There has been a lot of debate lately about whether the ingredients in sunscreen may be causing more harm than they are preventing. With so much information available about the topic, it’s hard to determine what facts are accurate and what is just hype. We are all well aware of the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s rays year round to prevent burns, damaged skin cells that can lead to skin cancer, and premature aging. The importance of protecting our skin isn’t a question. The question that remains is what type of sunscreen protection we should be using. Commercial sunscreens have been shown to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that may affect not only your hormones, but those of your children as well. With their high absorption rates, these chemicals show up in breast milk, are linked to increase in endometriosis cases in women, and can actually increase free radical damage. I go further into the specific chemicals and their effects on the body here.