Yarrow is used to make Remedies

Yarrow is used to make Remedies

The leaves and flowers of Yarrow are used to make remedies. Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, to improve menstruation, to stop dysentery, diarrhea, to improve appetite, to assist gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating. It stops bleeding externally and internally. When you get a wound, it helps form a scab. The powdered dry herb or the fresh herb poultice stops bleeding from deep cuts and wounds almost immediately. Yarrow’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it a perfect first aid remedy. A yarrow tea bath or topical application with the ointment or oil can be useful for rheumatic joints and varicose veins. Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.

Homemade Herbals Yarrow Herb

Edible parts: Leaves and Flowers (Aerial parts). Although the leaves are bitter, they can be eaten raw or cooked; young leaves mixed in with a salad are used. Yarrow leaves are also used as a hop-substitute for flavoring and as a preservative for beer.

Yarrow Tea

  • 2 teaspoons Yarrow Flowers and leaves dried or fresh
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Honey to taste
  • Put the Yarrow her into a teapot with 2 cups of boiling water
  • Let steep for 5 minutes
  • Add honey to taste

Yarrow Insecticide Spray

  • Gather the wild white yarrow growing in the fields or order the dried cut yarrow (not powder)
  • Use a dark glass bottle or canning jar
  • Only wash the root. Because this is not going to be ingested we use the whole plant.
  • Chop the whole plant into small pieces and tightly pack a glass jar, leave some room on top.
  • Fill the jar with vodka or white vinegar
  • Label the jar with contents and date
  • Store in shade and shake daily for about 4-6 weeks
  • Top up the vodka or vinegar if needed
  • Strain and put into a spray bottle for daily use. This works better than Deet to kill insects and its natural

Yarrow Tincture

Red Clover Herb

Red Clover Herb

Red Clover belongs to the family of plants called legumes. Red clover contains substances called isoflavones. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens—compounds similar to the female hormone estrogen. It is a great blood cleanser and a natural blood thinner. So speak to your doctor when using Red Clover as remedy.

Red clover is commonly used to make a sweet tasting herbal tea. It is an ingredient in some recipes for Essiac tea. If you want to know more about Essiac herbal tea which is used to assist Cancer and other ailments as an effectual remedy endorsed by Robert Kennedy’s personal physician. Read the book, it is very interesting how the nurse Renae Caisse (Essiac backwards) brought the remedy to us from the indigenous American Indians.

This book is a compilation of research, data and testimonials about Essiac – the herbal based formula who have helped thousands attain relief and regeneration from cancer. You will learn how to safely navigate the preparation, doses and uses of Essiac. Included is the history and development of this ancient healing remedy.  The originator of the formula desired that the people who need help would get it without interference from any medical establishment. She treated thousands of people with this formula with an 80% recovery rate.

In the past, Red Clover was used for conditions including asthma, whooping cough, cancer, and gout. Isoflavone extracts from Red Clover are most often used for menopausal symptoms, high cholesterol, or osteoporosis. Red clover is also a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.

Buy these fillable disposable teabags that you can fill with a recipe of your own blend of herbs to suit your taste

The flowering tops of the Red Clover plant are used fresh, dried, or as a powder for capsules, as well as made into teas and extracts in liquid forms. They grow in the fields everywhere so it’s easy to collect them and dry them to make your very own wildcrafted tea later.

Use these Disposable tea bags to make your own teabags of this wonderful blood cleanser or your own recipe of herbs crafted to your own taste. (with honey, honey!)

The Five Best Gifts to Give Your Family

The Five Best Gifts to Give Your Family

When we think of giving gifts, we usually think of things to buy for people. Yet if you think back on gifts you’ve been given, it might not be the material gifts you received that are foremost in your mind. It might be the kind of gifts that deeply touched your heart and soul. It might be various ways, other than material things, that people expressed their love in the family and to you. There are five gifts of love that we can give to our families that can make a huge difference in their lives.

The Gift of Caring and Compassion

When we have the courage to face conflict and tell the truth, we not only provide our family with a role model for courage, but we provide opportunities for our loved ones to step up to the plate in the face of our truth and learn to be courageous too. We all yearn to feel cared for, yet many of us withhold caring and compassion for others. A profound gift we can give to our loved ones is to listen with our heart, to understand and accept rather than to judge, and to stay open to learning rather than to protect against being hurt. Think about the last time someone actually listened to you and gave you understanding and acceptance. The feeling of being understood and accepted with caring and compassion is one of the best feelings in the world. Instead of focusing on getting this from others, why not focus on giving it to others? You might be surprised at how wonderful you feel in giving this gift to your family.

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The Gift of Courage

One of the best gifts we can give our loved ones is our own courage. This means having the courage to stand in our truth, to be honest about what we want and don’t want, what we will do and won’t do, what is and what is not acceptable to us. It means having the courage to take good care of ourselves, even if others don’t like it. It means not succumbing to our controlling behaviors that come from fear, anger, withdrawal, compliance, resistance; but instead being honest and above-board about ourselves. It means being willing to face conflict rather than give ourselves up to avoid it.

The Gift of Service

We are on this planet to learn to love ourselves and each other and to help each other. One of the best gifts we can give our family is to role model this by doing service. Helping others fills the heart and soul in ways that nothing else can. If children do not see their parents doing service and helping others, they may never learn the great joy and fulfillment that comes from giving. One of the best gifts we can give to our family is to provide ways of doing service.

The Gift of Creativity

All of us are born with various ways of expressing our creativity. Expressing creativity is a profound way of connecting with Spirit, since expressed creativity is a direct expression of Spirit. Providing your family with many ways of expressing their creativity is a great gift. Creativity can be expressed in so many ways – cooking, crafts, building things, music, art, movement, telling stories, writing, humor, photography, and video – the possibilities are endless! Creative family projects are especially wonderful in creating family closeness.

The Gift of Levity

A lightness of being – fun, joy, laughter, playfulness – is a great gift to give to others. Lightness of being is infectious – our laughter and playfulness can help others take life less seriously and “lighten up.” Lightness of being is one the results of all the other gifts – of caring, courage, service and creativity. When we give these gifts, we feel a wonderful lightness within, the lightness that is the result of fully giving from the heart. Our own lightness of being can bring lightness into our whole family. Children love it when their parents are playful, fun loving and joyful. Laughing together as a family is one of the most precious experiences in life.

We need to focus on giving these gifts each day, not just during a holiday season or special occasions. These gifts are far more important than any material thing we can buy for someone. In fact, we might not be so focused on material gifts if we frequently give the gift of love – of caring, compassion, courage, service, creativity, and lightness of being.

Air Purifiers – Do they help?

Air Purifiers – Do they help?

Definitely yes would be the answer. There are a lot of reasons and they all have to do with the fact that the problem of people who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. These people may be discomforted by the particles of dust or pollen. For them air purifiers are necessary, as a main form of protection of indoor air pollution. Air purifiers are great useful tools in your fight with direct irritant sources or materials in your own home environment.

One should not ignore the air purifiers when one designs modern indoor ventilation or filtration systems. They offer a very good environmental control and reduce exposure dust, dander, smoke, pollen particles and many others particles that may be found indoors or outside your home.

Air purifiers have different shapes and various designs. They can be: air cleaners, air filters and hepa filters, and they play an important part in the reduction and elimination of the danger of exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens. Usually, the air purifiers are chosen in accordance with the pollution sources and the quality filtration you want to get. Before going and buying such a device, you should think about what exactly you want for your home. You should not forget that choosing the wrong type of filtration system can lead to an exacerbation of the problem by agitating and circulating the particulate matter in your house throughout the place.

  • HEPA AIR PURIFIER : Air purifiers help capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, like pet dander, pollen, dust, mold & smoke. Also helps capture certain germs & odors;
  • AIR PURIFIERS: Certified HEPA filters in your air purifier remove allergens, dust & other particles from your air. If you have allergies or pets, air purifiers don’t just freshen air, but remove airborne particles to improve air quality
  • REDUCE ALLERGENS: Do you or your kids have allergies? Do you have pets, or live with a smoker? Use an air purifier to helps remove allergens from the air and help you breathe easier, so you can enjoy sleep and relax more comfortably in your home
  • QUALITY OF AIR: Improve your air quality with air cleaners, odor reducers, and air purifiers.
  • FILTER AND CIRCULATE AIR : Air Purifiers can filter and circulate air in the room up to 5 times an hour, so you can relax and breathe easy as air in your home is fresher, cleaner, and contains fewer allergens

You should not consider the air purifiers systems a complete solution for any respiratory condition you may have. Using an air purifier should not make you ignore medical advice and guidance that can lead to the removal of the irritant sources and allergen habitats in your house. At the same time, they are not a substitute for thorough and regular cleaning of the air. However, they can help you to diminish the number of air particles, dust and allergens and help to maintain a healthier environment inside your house.

Help your kids exercise their mind and learn schoolwork

Help your kids exercise their mind and learn schoolwork

Herbs are not the only tools we have to strengthen the mind and body. Here are some strategies to help strengthen the minds of your children. These strategies are offered to help students develop a more efficient and effective memory. This listing is by no means exhaustive but rather is meant as a place to begin to help kids learn schoolwork.

1. Take the mystery away.

The first and perhaps most important strategy is to see that all students understand how memory works, and also know their particular profiles of memory strengths and challenges. Then, students should be taught memory management strategies.

2. Give directions in multiple formats.

Give students directions in both visual, verbal and tactile formats. Try using all the senses for the most immersive learning. In addition, their understanding and memorizing of instructions could be enhanced by encouraging them to repeat the directions given, and explain the meaning of these directions. Give examples of what needs to be done as this helps kids remember directions.

3. Teach students to over-learn material.

Teach kids to “over-learn” new information. Often they practice only until they are able to perform one error-free repetition of the material. But, several error-free repetitions are better to solidify the information.

4. Teach students to use visual images and other memory strategies.

Another memory strategy that makes use of a cue is called word substitution. The substitute word system can be used to remember information that is hard to visualize. For example, for the word occipital. These words can be converted into similar words that sound familiar and that can be visualized. The word “occipital” can be converted to “exhibit hall” (because it sounds like exhibit hall). The student can then make a visual image of walking into an art museum exhibit hall and seeing a big painting of a brain with big bulging eyes (occipital is the region of the brain that controls vision). With this visualizing system, the vocabulary word the student is trying to remember actually becomes the cue for the visual image that then cues the definition of the word.

5. Give teacher-prepared handouts prior to class lectures.

Class lectures and series of verbal directions should be reinforced by teacher-prepared handouts. The handouts for class lectures could consist of a brief outline or a partially completed graphic organizer that the student would complete during the lecture. Having this information enables students to identify the salient information that is given during the lectures, and prompts them to correctly organize the information in their notes. Both of these activities enhance the memory of the information as well. The use of Post-Its to jot information down is helpful for remembering instructions.

6. Teach students to be active readers.

Students should underline, highlight, or jot keywords down in the margin when reading chapters to enhance short-term memory registration and/or working memory when reading. Then they can go back and read what is underlined, highlighted, or written in the margins. To consolidate this information in long-term memory, they can make outlines or use graphic organizers. Research has shown that the use of graphic organizers increases academic achievement for all students.

7. Write down steps in math problems.

Students who have a weakness in working memory should not rely on mental computations when solving math problems. For example, if they are performing long division problems, they should write down every step including carrying numbers. When solving word problems, they should always have a scratch piece of paper handy and write down the steps in their calculations. This will help prevent them from losing their place and forgetting what they are doing.

8. Provide retrieval practice for students.

Research has shown that long-term memory is enhanced when students engage in memory retrieval practice. Taking a test is a memory retrieval practice, i.e., the act of recalling information that has been studied retrieved from long-term memory. So, it can be very helpful for students to take practice tests. When teachers are reviewing the information before tests and exams, they could ask the students questions or have the students make up questions for everyone to answer rather than just retelling students the “to-be-learned” information. Also, if students are required or encouraged to make up their own tests and take them, it will give their parents and/or teachers information about whether they know the most important information, or if they are instead focused on details that are less important.

9. Help students develop cues when storing information.

According to memory research, information is easier retrieved when it is stored using a cue, and that cue should be present at the time the information is being retrieved. For example, the acronym HOMES can be used to represent the names of the Great Lakes – Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior. The acronym is a cue that is used when the information is being learned, and recalling the cue when taking a test will help the student recall the information.

10. Prime the memory prior to teaching and learning activities.

Cues are helpful that prepare students for the task to be presented. This is often referred to as priming the memory. For instance, when a reading comprehension task is given, students will get an idea of what is expected by discussing the vocabulary and the overall topic beforehand. This will allow them to focus on the important information and allow more effective depth of processing. Advance organizers also serve this purpose. For older students, CliffNotes or other similar study guides for pieces of literature are often helpful aids for priming the memory.

11. Use Post-Its.

The use of Post-Its for jotting down information can be helpful for students who have short-term memory or working memory challenges.

12. Activate prior knowledge.

You can enhance the likelihood that students will build on and retain new incoming information, by activating the student’s prior knowledge. This will make the new information more meaningful to them as it fits in with their foundational knowledge already accepted by their brains. An easy way of accomplishing this task is to ask, “What do you know”, “What do you want to know”.

13. Give extended time.

If students have difficulty with the speed of retrieving information from memory, they should be given extended time for taking tests so that a true picture of what they know may be gained.

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14. Use multi-sensory methods.

When learners, both young and old, experience something through multiple senses, they are much more likely to remember it. Use a Multisensory approach by engaging as many of the senses as possible when teaching (seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting).

15. Review material before going to sleep.

It should be helpful for students to review material right before going to sleep at night. Research has shown that information studied this way is better remembered. Any other task that is performed after reviewing and prior to sleeping (such as getting a snack, brushing teeth, listening to music) interferes with the consolidation of information in memory.

Raising Children as Good Citizens

Raising Children as Good Citizens

Raising healthy families and raising kids as good citizens today can be hard. Food and activities are very expensive. Considering it can take two parents to make ends meet, it can be hard to afford extra when daycare is astronomical. But there are many ways that even the most conservative family can eat and live healthier.

Raising a healthy family of good citizens today includes both physical and emotional teaching. Children must learn what is good to eat, personal hygiene, and exercise. Kids should also be taught about the importance of feelings and respecting others and themselves. To be healthy overall, one must be conscientious about both the physical and emotional needs of themselves and others. Being a healthy family of good citizens and kind souls starts at home with all members and then spreads into daily life in other areas.

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Getting Children To Help

Children, by nature, love to help. If you get them involved with living healthy and being kind, you will find they will flourish. Healthy families start with getting the entire family citizen unit to work together to improve diet, exercise, and emotional support. Gentle ways to get children to accomplish this is to take their feelings and suggestions seriously.

A way to get more vegetables into the diet is to plant a garden. This can be a great family project that will not only save your grocery bill, but also adds quality family time, learning to solve problems, be good citizens of the locality, and encourage being active. Children are full of energy and life. They work well to inspire tired adult citizens who are burdened with too many responsibilities. Children can be exactly what a parent or senior citizens need to motivate a better lifestyle. They are usually willing to try anything once, if you make it sound fun.

Respecting Each Other

While most people think healthy families are all about proper diets and exercise, they could not be further from the truth. Living right and as good citizens is also emotional. We have to learn how to treat others, and how to respect our own selves too. When the emotional aspect of life gets overlooked, it can greatly affect the physical aspect. Respecting each member of the family as an individual citizen is vital in teaching children that all people matter. All opinions should be heard and considered.

The feelings of each good citizen should always be validated and respected, even if nothing can be done to remedy the issue. When all family members feel respected and validated as citizens, they tend to be able to portray and extend this into other areas of life, such as work and school.

Lessons On Love And Communication

Healthy families of citizens revolve around love and communication. These are the keys to long-term happiness and efficient functioning as citizens and advocates of good in this world. When you have the ability to communicate well with others, you can problem solve well and portray your feelings effectively. Teaching our children these skills of good citizenship and kindness enables them to go into the world productively.

More so, when we feel we have effectively communicated our needs to other citizens and are heard, we are able to open up and feel loved. Love and communication allow for trust, which is vital for healthy living all throughout life

Children are never too young to learn how to be good citizens. “Explain to your children that they are citizens of many communities – their towns, the country, and the world,” says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education. “Most important,” says Bergen, “is for parents to model good citizenship.” Bergen suggests parents explain to their children that being good citizens means caring about others.

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Tips on being a good citizen:

  1. Start by encouraging citizenship at the local level.
  2. Encourage your children to help elderly neighbors and senior citizens – without payment.
  3. At school, they can organize a recycling drive to benefit a local charity or citizen community.
  4. Instill the habit of citizen volunteerism by helping at a library or animal shelter.
  5. Children as national citizens can learn to appreciate their heritage. For example, parents can explain why Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
  6. To drive home the concept that we are all citizens of the world, teach respect for the environment and for other cultures.
  7. As a family, join a cleanup project on Earth Day or contribute time and money to assist victims of natural disasters that affect other citizens in worldwide communities.

With a little effort, children will grow up to take their citizenship seriously in the many communities in which they live.

Coconut Oil’s many benefits as a  natural remedy

Coconut Oil’s many benefits as a natural remedy

Coconut Oil has many health benefits and many find it is amazing in many ways! For centuries, coconut oil has been considered a vital source of food for health and general well-being.

In tropical countries where coconut palm trees abound, locals have long been benefitting from this so-called “Tree of Life”. Research shows that virgin coconut oil, like mother’s milk, is rich in lauric acid which is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiprotozoal properties needed for good health and well-being.

 The benefits of Coconut Oil is a book that tells about the bountiful nutritional treasure trove of the humble coconut that most of us are totally unaware of.

Some of These Benefits of Coconut Oil Include:

  • Improve and protect your skin!
  • Help you burn fat!
  • Provide your body with the healthiest nutrients found in nature!
  • Increase your energy!
  • And help you avoid heart disease, cancer, thyroid-related problems and so much more!
  • But there are still some very important things you MUST know to benefit the most from coconut oil…

The following is an excerpt of a book about Coconut Oil that tells of its amazing health benefits. (The links in this post are affiliate links for a commission to help pay for this blog) You can get the eBook or the Physical Book shipped to you. A wealth of knowledge worth every penny.

In this book you will learn among other things that firstly, not all coconut oil is created equal—some are better than others. As was the case when coconut oil was used heavily in the food processing industry years ago, there is still a lot of refined coconut oil in circulation. Obviously, the more processed the oil, the fewer health benefits it possesses.

Some points covered in this book are:

  1. It’s no secret that breastfeeding is about the best thing a mother can do to boost her child’s immune system. What makes mother’s milk so healthy is that it contains high amounts of lauric acid. Besides mother’s milk, there are only three dietary sources of lauric acid – and coconut oil is the most concentrated of the three!
  2. Researchers have discovered that in cultures where unrefined coconut oil is a part of the everyday diet, there is less obesity and less lifestyle-related disease. Unfortunately, very little coconut oil is consumed in the U.S. and metabolic syndrome along with its symptoms of obesity, diabetes and heart disease—is reaching epidemic proportions!
  3. Over 13 million Americans suffer from low thyroid function with little understanding of the cause. It’s really no wonder because most processed foods contain iodine blockers—and iodine is essential for optimum thyroid function! If you’re cooking with vegetable oil—it might be time to stop for your thyroid’s sake! Plus, without a healthy thyroid, weight loss is nearly impossible—, especially for women.
  4. People living in the tropics have beautiful, wrinkle-free skin because coconut oil is not only part of their diet—but also their beauty regimen! Coconut oil is a naturally moisturizing cleanser—and an effective sunscreen, blocking out 20 percent of harmful rays… thanks to the medium-chain fatty acids that protect and heal the skin at the same time. And good for the hair when added to shampoos.
  5. Alzheimer’s is on the rise—but you can do something now to protect your brain from the devastating effects of this savage disease! How? By helping your body produce ketones—an alternative energy source for your brain! When MCTs—medium chain triglycerides—are metabolized by the body, ketones are created
  6. Cancer cells feed and grow in our body until the illness can eventually take over and ruin our health. And that’s only if it doesn’t kill us. Don’t be terrified by cancer anymore! Because researchers have discovered it’s possible to actually “starve” cancer cells. This pro-active defense leaves the body more able to fight the disease than being assaulted with chemotherapy!
  7. Detoxing is quite popular these days—but beware! Many detox methods found on the internet are not grounded in science but are instead “fad” diets meant to make someone else a lot of money! Coconut oil has amazing detox abilities and bolsters your energy during a detox program!

Heart disease is a scary disease often treated with even scarier drugs—like statins! Statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) deplete the body of vital heart-nourishing nutrients and can do more harm than good! Coconut oil is full of heart-healing benefits and can help prevent the need for such drugs—and even help keep you from getting sick in the first place!

Everyone has a small amount of yeast living in their mouth and intestines. It serves an important role when it comes to digestion and nutrient absorption, but when it overpopulates—watch out! It actually breaks down the walls of the intestines and seeps into the bloodstream, where it releases toxins. This leakage can cause a number of health conditions! In fact, more people have illnesses related to yeast, or Candida, than realize… maybe you’re one of them.

It may sound too good to be true, but mountains of research prove—coconut oil can do wonders for your health! As you’ve seen here, this one simple oil you can purchase right off the shelf at your local grocer can.

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Coconut as a Remedy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Like all things pure and natural, the virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconuts, unlike other commercial grade oil which came from dried coconut meat of copra. Virgin coconut oil has an important role in finding treatment and remedy for many of the illnesses brought upon by an unhealthy lifestyle and the refined diet of modern living.

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Coconut Oil has fatty acids that assist the metabolism:

According to research, coconut oil has the highest source of saturated fats and medium chain fatty acids which is necessary to increase metabolism and are more easily digested than fats found in other oils. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil are absorbed quickly by the tissues and converted into energy. People suffering from chronic fatigue would gain many benefits when they take coconut oil in their diet.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome used to be considered an imaginary ailment. But nowadays, it has been affecting women between 30’s and 50’s. This has become a problem of growing concerns among 3 million Americans and 90 million people worldwide.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition characterized by prolonged and extreme tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions. This fatigue can be so severe that it can keep us from our in regular activities. CFS may subsequently cause possible social isolation as well as lifestyle restrictions.

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Researchers are still in a quandary as to the cause of this condition. However, some suspect that it could be caused by a virus called Epstein-Barr or human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), though no definite viral cause has been identified. According to research, CFS may be caused by inflammation of pathways in the nervous system. This inflammation seems to act as an immune response.

CFS may develop when a viral disease is complicated by a problem with the body’s immune response. Different factors such as age, prior illness, stress, environment, or genetics may also play a role.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) describes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a distinct disorder with specific symptoms and physical signs, based on ruling out other possible causes. The number of persons with CFS is unknown.

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be similar to those of common viral infections such as muscle aches, headache, and fatigue often developing within a few hours or days and lasting for six months or more.

Main symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

  • Fatigue or tiredness, the kind of exhaustion that has never been experienced before by the patient, and which lasts for at least six months and is not relieved by bed rest
  • Fatigue that is so severe it restricts activity (serious fatigue develops with less than one-half of the exertion compared to before the illness)

Other symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

  • Fatigue lasting more than 24 hours after an amount of exercise that would normally be easily tolerated
  • Mild fever (101 degrees F or less)
  • Sore throat
  • Lymph node tenderness in the neck or armpit muscle weakness all over or multiple locations, not explained by any known disorder Muscle aches also known as myalgias
  • Feeling unrefreshed after sleeping an adequate amount of time
  • Headaches, different from previous headaches in quality, severity, or pattern
  • Joint pain, often moving from joint to joint (migratory arthralgias), without joint swelling or redness
  • Forgetfulness or other similar symptoms including difficulty concentrating, confusion, or irritability

Once you experience persistent, extreme fatigue, with or without other symptoms of this disorder, contact your professional health care provider. Other more serious disorders can cause similar symptoms and should be ruled out.

With coconut oil now considered as a functional food, modern medicine is looking at it as a powerful tool against disease of the immune system as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. Much research has been undertaken on its effectiveness, and further studies are currently underway on the outstanding nutritional value of coconut oil.

Coconut trees can be found in almost all of the 7, 107 islands of the Philippines — a hot, humid, and tropical country located in Southeast Asia. For centuries, the inhabitants of these islands have turned to the coconut tree — the so-called “Tree of Life” — as a source of materials for shelter, food, and alternative medicine. The coconut tree is called “Tree of Life” because almost all of its parts can be utilized. The trunk is used as lumber; the woven leaves are used for roofing; and even midribs from the stems are brought together to form a native broom.

More About Coconut:

Coconut oil is a natural product that comes from the coconut palm. This oil is derived from fresh coconut meat to produce a food supplement known as Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO).

Using the “cold press” method, the coconut oil is extracted by grating the fresh coconut and by squeezing the coconut meat. The coconut milk is put into a sanitary container, covered, and allowed to stand for about 24 to 36 hours. The “virgin” coconut oil which naturally separates from the water content of the coconut milk is then transferred to another container. At that stage, the VCO is ready for consumption without cooking, heating, or any other process that might take away some of the nutritional properties of the virgin oil.

Coconut Oil as a Skin an Hair Treatment:

Lately, coconut oil has been given much attention not only for its use in cooking but also for its value as a hair and skin care product. The VCO is actually used as a hair tonic and skin moisturizer. Many Filipinos use coconut oil to maintain youthful, wrinkle-free skin. VCO can also be used to treat sunburned skin.

Research findings show that VCO is an effective ingredient for skin care treatment. The virgin coconut oil is high in antioxidants that penetrate into the concealed tissues of the skin. The oil helps protect the body against the formation of free radicals which are molecules that rob electrons from the millions of cells in the human body. Free radicals damage and destroy these cells including the body’s connective tissues. These tissues are responsible for keeping the skin elastic and flexible. VCO helps to strengthen these connective tissues and aid in the prevention of skin sagging and wrinkling. VCO softens and moisturizes the skin, and removes dirt from the outer layer of the skin making it shiny and smooth.

Many skin care solutions in the market are made from vegetable oils that have gone through various refining processes, making these products prone to free radical generation. These processes have stripped these products of most of the essential antioxidants.

Virgin coconut oil is still a very good skin care treatment alternative since it has retained its antioxidant properties. The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties of VCO are from the presence of lauric acid in the oil. Lauric acid helps prevent disease-causing bacteria that may lead to skin infections.

Medical experts now advise people to take at least two tablespoons of VOC a day as a preventive measure against bacterial infection.

VCO kills many forms of viruses and bacteria that cause pneumonia, ear and throat infections, and other illnesses. Instead of taking antibiotics and other synthetic drugs, people should now consider the use of VCO as a food supplement and over-all health aid.

Echinacea Herb, for natural immune boost

Echinacea Herb, for natural immune boost

Echinacea is also called coneflower because of the lovely cone shape in the center of the pink flowers.

In your body, the therapeutic action of Echinacea works by increasing the number of Immune Cells and enhancing the amounts of natural chemicals and making them more active. It will increase the number of T-cells and Macrophages in your bloodstream in just a few days! It can boost the amount of Interferon, Interleukin, Immunoglobulin and other natural immune chemicals in your blood!

Echinacea Root has strong Immune Stimulators and Enhancers! Because of these actions on the immune system, we can get better quicker from colds and flu and even prevent future infections. It also speeds up recovery from chronic and long-term Illness due to a depressed immune system. Use Echinacea Augustifolia Root and Echinacea Purpurea Seed together. Of the two, Echinacea Augustifolia is stronger. 

Add Echinacea to all your cold and flu remedies or just take it as a tea or tincture during change of seasons to boost your immunity and ward off colds and flu. Its an integral part of our CHOGG Cider the powerful cold and flu super juice.

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Toothache Tips with Natural Herbs and Remedies

Toothache Tips with Natural Herbs and Remedies

See the dentist as soon as you can and in the meantime you can try the following remedies to help with the aching tooth.

Cloves

Cloves can be found in the spice rack and are often used in apple dishes, but they are also one of the best-known home remedies for a toothache.

  • To relieve the pain of a mild toothache, chew two cloves on the affected tooth.
  • If chewing is too painful, you can use oil of cloves.
  • Mix 3 drops oil of cloves with a quarter teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Soak a cotton ball or gauze pad in this mixture and rub it over the painful tooth and gum.
  • Then keep it against the affected tooth by biting down on it.

 You should feel better within 10 minutes or less.

Health Related

Salt

Salt can be a very effective remedy for a toothache as well as any gum infection or sore in the mouth, especially where bacteria are at the root of the problem.

  • Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in a small glass of lukewarm (body temperature) water.
  • Take a sip and swirl it around the mouth, working it through the gaps between the teeth where possible.
  • Do not swallow.
  • Just spit it out and then take another sip and repeat.
  • By the time you finish the glass your pain should be much less.
  • If it comes back later, just repeat.
  • Even if you stay pain-free, it is a good idea to do this after every meal for a few days.
  • It will help clear any bacteria that might be forming around food particles in the mouth and prevent the problem from recurring.

If you have salt crystals, then alternatively you can take one or two and press them against the painful place with your tongue until they dissolve.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that can be used to relieve the agony of a toothache in much the same way as oil of cloves. Alternatively, add a few drops to a small glass of water and swirl around the mouth before spitting out.

Ice

Ice can numb the pain and reduce swelling in the mouth as well as on joint sprains and strains. Either hold an ice cube against the painful tooth in the mouth or make an ice pack from ice wrapped in a cloth or a pack of frozen food and hold it against your cheek where you have pain.

If you use frozen food as an ice pack, you should throw it away when you are done. It will have partially thawed and it is not safe to refreeze and eat.

Lower The Head

Increase blood flow to the head by putting your head between your knees, as if you were feeling faint. Combined with other methods this will strengthen the body’s ability to fight the infection. See your dentist or doctor if home remedies for a toothache do not resolve your problem.

Just a suggestion

Swishing with hydrogen peroxide every day after you clean your teeth has been known to whiten teeth over time and keep the smile whiter, and at the same time works as a natural antiseptic and micro bug killer in your mouth. Do not swallow the hydrogen peroxide as most over the counter hydrogen peroxide is not food grade. So spit it out after.

Ginseng herb and the natural benefits of taking ginseng

Ginseng herb and the natural benefits of taking ginseng

Ginseng tea is great for short periods; this tea can alleviate many symptoms of common aliments and lessen fatigue. Ginseng is the main ingredient to many of the medicinal teas. However, prolonged use can lead to insomnia and heart trouble, so be sure to consult your physician before drinking ginseng tea regularly as an alternative to coffee for that afternoon pick me up.

  • In China and Asia ginseng is held in high regard.
  • It is believed that ginseng has rejuvenating powers and provides stimulation to the whole body.
  • Taking ginseng has been known to lessen craving for sweet and candy
  • Ginseng also offers protection against fatigue and is known to be a stimulant for the central nervous system.
  • This root can also help with inflammation, fever, and hormonal imbalances to name a few benefits.
  • Ginseng has been used for thousands of years to help support relaxation.
  • Adaptogens like ginseng help you withstand mental and physical stress ginseng is a natural energy boost that’ll help keep you focused and functioning at your full potential.
  • With its adaptogenic properties ginseng not only fights stress, but helps enhance your mental clarity to keep you focused and energized all day long.

The tea is usually made from the Wisconsin ginseng root but this is not the premium ginseng. Slices can be steeped to create a tea that is a strong as the consumer would like, or purchased as a powder and brewed using tea balls. Both of these methods let the drinker control the amount of tea used. There are ginseng tea bags available from specialty stores, but it is not recommended to buy the tea without reading all the ingredients as some packaged teas are sold as ginseng but in fact have very little of this herb in them, instead use mostly fillers. It is also sold as a tincture which is perhaps the strongest and fastest working method of taking ginseng.

Consult an herbal practitioner or naturopath as to the right type of ginseng and how to brew your tea.

The tea can be sweetened with a little honey or stored cold in the refrigerator, as this tea is quite good served iced.

Take note, if you are pregnant use ginseng sparingly or not at all