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natural remedies

Medication & Treatment
November 20, 2019

10 ways to use coconut oil this summer

Did you know there’s an-all-purpose oil that’s beneficial for your health? Believe it or not, the fleshy meat of a coconut is good for your health, both inside and out!
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 8, 2018

Alternative therapies to manage chronic pain

Chronic pain is a common problem. Chronic means when pain lasts for more than several months (usually between three to six months). Over-the counter-medication isn’t the only way to relieve pain. Take a look at alternative therapies. Therapies & treatments Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that’s rapidly becoming a mainstream treatment for pain. It’s believed to release pain-numbing chemicals in the body and block pain signals coming from the nerves. This works for pain caused by conditions like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, back injuries, and sports injuries. Acupuncture can treat lower back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, joint conditions, and the side-effects of chemotherapy…
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Complementary Medicine
March 7, 2018

8 ways honey can help your health

Honey is one of the world’s oldest medicines. Its strong antibacterial and healing properties make it a great natural remedy for many common health problems. It was the most used medicine in ancient Egypt, and was deemed so precious that it was traded as a form of currency! The Roman legions also treated their wounds with honey, and athletes at the ancient Olympic Games ate honey and dried figs to enhance their sports performance. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed in honey as the golden healer. "Honey cleans sores and ulcers, softens hard ulcers of the lips, and heals…
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DepressionMental & Emotional Health
November 13, 2017

10 natural ways to treat depression

Today, depression affects over 300 million people worldwide. It’s one of the main causes of disability in developed, as well as low and medium income countries. The mood disorder doesn’t discriminate - it can affect anyone! This serious mental health condition affects the way you think, feel and behave. Between 2005 and 2015, worldwide depression rates climbed to 18%. Are you one of those numbers? Don’t feel helpless. Even if you are taking medication for your condition, it's worth adding on natural treatments. The healthy escape  Choose a diet that gives you important vitamins and minerals to balance your hormones and…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 24, 2017

3 Ways to treat pain without medication

Pain isn’t pretty, but it is necessary. The World Health Organization defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”. The purpose of pain is to warn your body to take action to prevent further tissue damage. How you feel and react to pain depends on what’s causing it. Pain is felt when particular nerve endings detect tissue damage and are stimulated. This may come from damage to your tissues like when you’ve cut yourself, or from disruption to the nerves themselves. Pain can also happen…
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Food & nutritionVitamins & Supplements
October 24, 2017

The herbs that adapt to whatever you need

You’ve heard about superfoods, but what about super herbs? Make way for adaptogens: the miracle herb you wish you knew about sooner. Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs and roots used to improve the health of your adrenal system; the structure in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. These natural substances work by regulating the hormones of your adrenal system, helping you fight stress, cope with anxiety, and put fatigue to rest. Adaptogens have also been shown to boost your immune system, increase your energy levels, and help you maintain a healthy weight, balance your moods,…
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Hair & nails
September 26, 2017

5 natural ingredients for healthy hair

Are you struggling to find the right product for your hair, or simply looking for a cheaper option? We’ve scoped out some natural remedies that make good alternatives to expensive products. Bonus: they can also help heal pesky hair problems. Remember: As with any other natural oil, it’s important to do a patch test first: rub it on a small part of your skin, such as your arm or hand, and give it a few hours to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. 1. The problem: hair breakage and split ends. The solution: coconut oil. Coconut oil is the…
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