Natural skin protection under the summer sun

Now that beach vacations, gardening, outdoor sports and more summer sun activities are on most of our calendars, it’s time to consider ways to protect skin from damage. The medical profession has broadcast its message loud and clear: Too much sun exposure causes dryness, wrinkling, premature aging and can lead to skin cancers. Certain types … Read moreNatural skin protection under the summer sun

Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

One in three of us—58 million Americans – has high blood pressure. In fact, say experts, there’s a 90% chance you’ll develop hypertension in your lifetime. The good news: Dropping a few pounds and exercising are tried-and-true ways to prevent and even reverse high blood pressure. Better yet, the latest research suggests there are other … Read moreNatural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Banish Fatigue With Rhodiola, NADH and Ginseng

Feeling sluggish? Can’t think straight? You’re in good company. More than 50% of American women ages 18 to 49 complain of tiredness and a lack of energy, according to a recent survey. Stress saps your energy, and who isn’t feeling stress these days? The good news: these natural remedies can help you get your physical … Read moreBanish Fatigue With Rhodiola, NADH and Ginseng

Keep your nails healthy and beautiful

In the interest of true confession, I had gel nails applied early this summer, just before our European trip. It makes sense, I reasoned. For over two weeks, I would not be weeding the garden, shoveling horse manure or washing dishes. It seemed like the perfect time to have temporarily beautiful nails. Was I ever … Read moreKeep your nails healthy and beautiful

5 Easy Ways to Slow Your Aging Clock

Most of us know that anti-oxidant vitamins like A, C and E are our best defenses against free radicals – the rogue oxygen molecules known to cause wrinkling, sagging, artery damage and even cancer. But where do these free radicals come from in the first place? They are like sparks thrown off from a fire … Read more5 Easy Ways to Slow Your Aging Clock

GMOs and gluten sensitivity may be linked

An important puzzle piece links GMOs (genetically modified organisms) found in a vast array of food products and gluten sensitivity. A team of experts affiliated with the Institute for Responsible Technology  say that GMOs and seeds inoculated with RoundUp™ herbicide and Bt-toxin insecticide trigger gluten-related disorders that affect 18 million Americans. Gluten is found in … Read moreGMOs and gluten sensitivity may be linked

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Bee-killing pesticide found in Lowe’s, Home Depot plants

by Kathleen Barnes “Bee friendly” plants pre-treated with pesticides that actually harm or kill bees have been found in garden shops of Lowe’s, Home Depot and other big box stores. An estimated 50,000 dying and dead honeybees were found in the parking lot of a Target store in Wilsonville, OR after Safari, a neonicotinoid pesticide, … Read moreBee-killing pesticide found in Lowe’s, Home Depot plants