How to Make Your Own Natural Homemade Shampoo – 10 Best Recipes

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If you want to limit your exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, a good place to start is with your health and beauty products. Commercial shampoos, body wash and shower gels tend to contain a long list of unfamiliar and unpronounceable ingredients that may contribute to allergies, breathing problems, skin irritation or a variety of unexplained […]

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9 Health Benefits of Green Tea & Matcha Powder

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For centuries green tea has been one of the most popular beverages consumed in Japan and China. Its popularity is now rising in the west. A 2014 article in the Washington Post reports that Americans are drinking 40% more green tea than they did in 2000. Much of this rise in consumption is due to […]

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7 Best Natural Home Remedies & Treatment for Allergies & Symptoms Relief

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According to the CDC allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology reports that the prevalence of allergic diseases in the industrialized world has continued to rise for more than 50 years. Roughly 8% of U.S. adults have hay fever and 8% of children […]

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8 Best Natural Home Remedies & Treatment for Back Pain Relief

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Back pain is a very common condition. According to the NIH, about 80% percent of adults suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the greatest cause of work-related disability and one of the top reasons for workplace absences. The American Chiropractic Association notes that back pain is the second […]

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7 Best Natural Home Remedies & Treatment for Eczema & Psoriasis Relief

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Eczema and psoriasis are distinct skin diseases with a number of things in common. Both are related to problems with the immune system. Eczema and psoriasis result in symptoms of inflamed, red, cracking and itching skin. Both are subject to flare-ups and remission periods. The standard treatments for eczema and psoriasis are also the same, […]

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12 Best Essential Oils You Need to Know About – Health Benefits & Uses

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Fragrant plants have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years across many cultures. Methods for capturing the ‘essence’ of plants were first discovered in the Middle Ages. Essential oils are distilled or extracted from large quantities of flowers, leaves, peels, resin, bark or roots. For example, it takes about 220 pounds of lavender […]

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7 Best Natural Remedies & Treatment for PMS Relief

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a complex combination of emotional and physical symptoms that occur about 5-11 days before a woman starts her monthly period. The various complaints usually go away shortly after the start of menstruation. PMS is very common. According to the Office on Women’s Health, 75% of women with regular menstrual cycles report […]

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7 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Skin & Body

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Coconut oil, once limited to specialist Asian food stores, is now widely available in health food stores, online and supermarkets. Its popularity is due to an increasing number of media reports concerning its health benefits. While some of the health claims are based on anecdotal evidence, many are grounded in science. Indeed, coconut oil has […]

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Is Coffee Good for You? — 11 Health Benefits

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According to a National Coffee Association survey, 59% of Americans drink a daily cup of coffee.   The beverage is so embedded in our culture that we tend to take it for granted. Coffee isn’t normally thought of as a superfood, but considering its many health benefits, it should be. Coffee is rich in the antioxidant […]

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7 Tips on How to Get Better Sleep

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  According to a survey conducted by the CDC, 35% of American adults reported getting less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night and 40% reported falling asleep unintentionally during the day in the preceding month. Lack of sleep can lead to a variety of negative outcomes, including poor work performance, serious health problems […]

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