Juniper berry oil has depurative, diuretic, and tonic properties that are both cleansing and invigorating to the lymphatic and circulatory systems. When massaged into the skin, the oil stimulates blood flow which, in turn, cleanses and flushes those near-skin fat stores that are responsible for cellulite. The tonic properties in Juniper can even help restore muscle tone and skin elasticity.
Today, antibiotics are prescribed for all infections indiscriminately and as a result of this, there is increased microbial resistance, the evolution of super-bugs like the MRSA’s, the ESBL organisms, the resurgence of fatal viral infection and fungal diseases, and a population that is grossly immunologically compromised. So, we’d like to recommend some natural alternatives to antibiotics.
Dandelion is one of those plants we tend to think of as a weed. But few people regard dandelion for its forgotten use as a medicinal herb. For centuries, perhaps even millennia, this “weed” was highly prized in ancient China as well as in Tibetan medicine and the Ayurvedic healing tradition for its use as a natural liver detoxifier and diuretic and to treat gallstones, eczema, and even cancers.
Kombucha is a fermented tea made from a combination of a scoby, sugar and green or black tea. People erroneously call the scoby a mushroom, when in reality it’s a byproduct of the bacteria and yeasts in the kombucha brew – scoby is an acronym that stands for “symbiotic collection of bacteria and yeast”.
Kale, the nutritious, dark-green member of the Brassica family, is one of the best values in the vegetable world in terms of nutrition-calorie ratio. Kale is truly a superfood that deserves more attention than it gets. The best way to consume it is to eat it raw (in salads etc) or lightly steamed (this keeps the nutrients available).
Fasting with only water is the most challenging form of fasting. Fasting, though, is the ancient and traditional way to turn the focus back to your body and its physiological needs. In particular, fasting on only water is the fastest way to detoxify your body and help it restore its functionality.
The difference between juice fasts and the kinds of fasts specifically for detox is that they can be much more difficult to deal with. They are quite rigorous and mostly involve no solid food of any kind; for many people, this makes cleansing fasts a kind of endurance feat. One of the most notorious detox fasts available out there is the Master Cleanse.
In recent years, there’s been an increase in media coverage of periodic fasts – how they can increase your life span, help you lose weight, give you more energy, and offer other health benefits. When done right, fasting is a clarifying, interesting journey – but the process can seem intimidating, overwhelming, and downright torturous if you don’t do it correctly and safely.
A family friend recently had her first baby after years of trying to conceive. She didn’t use fertility drugs or follow a strict get-pregnant diet. Rather, she and her partner finally decided to follow their doctor’s long-ordered advice. Here are some tips you may not have considered if you’ve been trying to get pregnant without success.
Ridding our bodies of toxins means that eventually we will feel more energy and less aches, pains and stress. I’m still on the road to complete detox, and it is also opening me up to the time and labor that goes into growing, distributing and preparing truly healthy organic foods.