The truth is that our body loses its resistance thanks to prolonged use of antibacterial soaps. This way we literally clear the way for some of the dangerous microbes by sterilizing our skin, which is exactly the reason why many specialists do not recommend the use of antibacterial soaps and disinfectants.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious public health concern. It’s getting progressively worse; in fact, it actually exacts a greater death toll than AIDS and other “modern plagues”! Here are some common-sense approaches to prevent MRSA and greatly hinder the spread of infections.
Go to the doctor to get rid of nail fungus and you’ll most likely be prescribed an anti-fungal medication. But even the doctors will tell you that it’ll hurt your liver, so you’re better off just dealing with the unsightly problem. Many studies have shown essential oils to be true miracle workers of the natural medicine cabinet, and able to treat nail fungus with little extra damage.
So many of the natural health practitioners readily expound upon the benefits of lemon and honey. Often a home remedy given by mothers and grandmothers, they pack a one-two health punch when used in conjunction, whether in water or tea. As an herbal consultant, they are my go-to remedy in colds and flus, but they have so many more benefits in store for us.
They’ve been telling us for years the untruth that we can’t rebuild the enamel on our teeth. All this while, whitening toothpastes and products are shoved at us, containing agents known to eat away at that precious enamel. And we have fluoride too, which studies have shown causes the brittling of teeth and bones, and yet we still add it to our toothpastes, and even our water.
The Holy Basil plant, also known as Tulsi, is a bountiful herb, entrenched in the culture of India as an Ayurvedic healing wonder and a Hindu object of prayer. It lives with tradition in India and has been a physical and spiritual cure-all. Tulsi is a nutrient rich herb that also conducts improved absorption of nutrients into the body from other foods and herbs as well.
Soapwort originated in Europe and the Middle East and was used primarily as a gentle natural soap. Back when textile production was in its infancy and there was hands-on work with shearing and processing wool, the mild soap from Soapwort was used to gently clean the wool and the finished fabrics. In general, soapwort was one of the first soap sources for people who lived on the land.
I’ve made many kinds of soap, all wonderful in their own way, but my favorite recipe is for a simple shampoo bar. I first became intrigued with this kind of soap when I saw a bar of the stuff at a local grocery store. What a concept: small, compact, no plastic bottle, lightweight, biodegradable–and no need for conditioner as the natural oils in our hair and scalp are not stripped away with its use.
It is said that the first impression is the best impression. This is especially true in a financial deal, a social call, and maybe in a marriage proposal. A white smile is an important part of that all-important first impression, and because of that, here are some tips for getting that gorgeous, bright smile.
When it comes to tea, only recently has the common man gained access to fresh greens and whites, aromatic oolongs and delicate yellows. For centuries, the best teas went to the rich and powerful and the common man drank what he could, when he could. So what did he drink? He drank brick tea.