Category Archives: Natural Remedies

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Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

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“Well, think about it folks. These ingredients prevent chronic disease better than prescription drugs, without the side effects, and without the profitability of prescription drugs. If people really knew just how much they could prevent chronic disease with these plant extracts, medicinal herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements, the pharmaceutical industry would collapse overnight.”
by Mike Adams

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. Marsh Mallow
  3. Great Burdock
  4. Pot Marigold
  5. Gotu Kola
  6. Chamomile
  7. Globe Artichoke
  8. Chinese Yam
  9. Echinacea
  10. Siberian Ginseng
  11. Great Yellow Gentian
  12. Sea Buckthorn
  13. Tea Tree 
  14. Lemon Balm
  15. Peppermint
  16. Evening Primrose
  17. Ginseng
  18. Turkey Rhubarb
  19. Sage
  20. Wu Wei Zi (Schizandra)
  21. Milk Thistle
  22. Comfrey
  23. Feverfew
  24. Fenugreek
  25. Slippery Elm
  26. Stinging Nettle
  27. Agnus Castus

    Additional considerations: Lavender, Rosemary, Oregano, Basil, Yarrow, Elder flower, St. John’s Wort, Sheep sorrel, Dandelion

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Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink

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Gatorade, Powerade, electrolyte pumped-up sports drinks…they’re good for you, right? You see athletes chugging down bottles of the neon-colored liquid in every ad and real life, surely they do something, and they do. They help you maintain your body’s balance of electrolytes during or after periods of heavier exercise. But when you look closer, you’re really just paying an outrageous price for glorified, brightly colored, sugar water. An overload of processed and refined sweetener (in the case of sports drinks, high-fructose corn syrup) is never a good thing. And while artificial flavors and colors don’t technically do much to your health, a part of me just shies away from the idea of ingesting things that are “fake.”

Bright ‘n Early Recipe

You will need…

-1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
-1 ½ to 2 cups of fresh water
-1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
-2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

Directions

Toss everything into a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved, or just use some elbow grease and blend it by hand. Pour yourself a tall glass, drop in a few ice cubes, and enjoy.

-everydayroots

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Trouble Sleeping? Go Camping

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For those who have trouble sleeping researchers say that one week of camping, without electronics, resets our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset. 

Melatonin is the “hormone of darkness,” said Namni Goel, a psychologist and sleep researcher at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Scientists use the hormone to measure photoperiods, or the physiological response that organisms have to cycles of daylight and darkness. 

“It rises at night naturally, and falls during the day, suppressed by light,” said Goel.

Melatonin also drops the body’s core temperature, making it easier to sleep. People often take melatonin pills to help them fall asleep, she said.

By Joel N. Shurkin