The Meanings of Healing Gemstones

For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages, thus facilitating the free flow of throughout the body. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of … Continue reading The Meanings of Healing Gemstones

Planting by the Moon the Easy Way using Moon Phases.

Planting by the moon using Moon Phases: Haven't you ever wondered why it is that you are successful some years with your vegetable or flower planting, and other times you have failed miserably? No matter how careful you were the end results are pathetic and miserable specimens that weren't worth the effort. Moon planting, or … Continue reading Planting by the Moon the Easy Way using Moon Phases.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome experienced by approximately 3-8% of women in their reproductive years. The symptoms differ from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in that PMDD causes severe and debilitating symptoms which affect daily living. PMDD is a chronic condition that necessitates treatment when it occurs. Available treatments include lifestyle … Continue reading Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

Chemical Exposure Decreases with Change of Cosmetics.

Potentially endocrine-disrupting chemicals are present in many personal care products, putting girls at particular risk, as makeup, lotions and shampoos are sources. Now, a new study shows that by switching to products without such chemicals, we can lower our urinary concentrations of phthalates, triclosan and other potentially harmful substances. The study - led by Kim … Continue reading Chemical Exposure Decreases with Change of Cosmetics.

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Small Reduction in Risk of Hip Fracture

Eating a Mediterranean diet full of fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes and whole grains appears to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in women, although the actual risk reduction was small, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Osteoporotic fractures are a major burden for health care systems … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet Associated with Small Reduction in Risk of Hip Fracture

Sage Herb (Salvia Officinalis)

Sage Benefits Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). In the first century, C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores. He also recommended sage … Continue reading Sage Herb (Salvia Officinalis)

Flaxseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Health Benefits Flaxseed Oil also known as Linseed oil has a rich source of healing compounds and has been cultivated for more than 7000 years. First cultivated in Europe, the plant's brown seeds were regularly used to prepare balms for inflamed skin and healing slurries for constipation. Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs, flaxseed … Continue reading Flaxseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

Despite messages to the contrary, most women being seen by a doctor for the first time with suspected heart disease actually experience the same classic symptoms as men, notably chest pain and shortness of breath, according to a study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute. But other differences between the sexes are evident in … Continue reading Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

Healing Herbal Teas.

Since the beginning, people have been using teas in the form of a hot beverage as well as a remedy. Available records suggest that people in China have been drinking tea since 4,700 years back. Although several features of the Chinese culture reached Japan roughly about 600 C.E. (Common Era, which is the same as A.D.), … Continue reading Healing Herbal Teas.

IS COFFEE, TEA GOOD FOR DIABETES?

Here is some good news for people who may be prone to type II diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus). According to the findings of the latest evaluation, consuming plenty of tea or coffee, even if it is decaffeinated or free from caffeine, is likely to lower the risk of having type II diabetes. Actually, the new … Continue reading IS COFFEE, TEA GOOD FOR DIABETES?