Dog Rose Hip (Rosa canina, Rosaceae)

The rose (Rosa spp.) hip (also sometimes written as “rosehip”) is a pseudofruit in the economically important Rosaceae family, which includes apple (Malus spp.), strawberry (Fragaria spp.), plum (Prunusspp.), and almond (Prunus spp.). The genus Rosa includes more than 100 species that have been cultivated since ancient times in a vast array of climates.1 Both rose petals and rose hips can be used in … Continue reading Dog Rose Hip (Rosa canina, Rosaceae)

From Anxiety To ZZZ’s: Using CBD As A Tool For Health Concerns

WRITTEN BY Katie C. Don’t you wish band-aids and kisses could still solve all your health problems? Some physical concerns  – skinned knees and paper cuts – can be fixed by sticking on a bandage. Other problems are more complicated. Many complex health concerns require a variety of tools to find solutions and discover relief. … Continue reading From Anxiety To ZZZ’s: Using CBD As A Tool For Health Concerns

Kick Off 2019 With A Health-Minded Resolution!

All of us want to live happy, fulfilling, and creative lives. How can we achieve this goal? Undoubtedly, creating and maintaining good health is key. Most importantly, we need to pay attention to what is unfolding in and around us. This means regular internal "check-ins" to determine what we need - rest, nutrients, emotional and … Continue reading Kick Off 2019 With A Health-Minded Resolution!

Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

Also, Known As: Common Lavender Garden Lavender Lavender Spike Lavender Sweet Lavender True Lavender The shrubby herbal plant called the lavender is a common sight in the South Europe. The lavender is also cultivated and grown in many other places, especially the southern and western regions of the United States, where it is also a … Continue reading Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera shots and facial mists may seem like all the rage these days…though these remedies are much more than another passing trend. The aloe vera plant, also known as “the lily of the desert,” is a succulent. Aloe-based products and the plant itself is used to heal scrapes, cool sunburn, and relieve pain from minor cuts. … Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Study Finds Seamstresses Possess Stereoscopic Superpowers.

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets. New research from the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the 3D or "stereoscopic" vision of dressmakers is as sharp as their needles. Stereoscopic vision is the brain's ability to decode the flat 2D optical … Continue reading Study Finds Seamstresses Possess Stereoscopic Superpowers.

Essential Oils and Menopause

Women going through menopause commonly experience a range of symptoms as their hormones shift and their fertility declines. Some medications, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT), can help.However, HRT has been linked to some forms of cancer, and many women are concerned about the safety of taking artificial hormones. Some evidence suggests that essential oils might … Continue reading Essential Oils and Menopause

What Is Candida?

Candida is a type of fungus (or, more specifically–yeast) that can cause fungal infections like candidiasis, candidemia, and oral thrush. Dozens of species of Candida are known to affect humans and Candida albicans is the most common. When the immune system functions normally, Candida is kept in check and exists harmlessly in the skin or mucous membranes … Continue reading What Is Candida?

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Indoor air pollution has become a serious problem. Discussions about indoor air quality emerged in the 1970s as a result of the energy crisis leading to home construction that was more efficient by way of being sealed up tight… and subsequently lacking ventilation.It’s common knowledge that the lack of ventilation is a detriment to air … Continue reading What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution

Just as you drink pure water, isn’t it vital to ensure the air you breath is also clean and pure? Everyone can benefit from breathing cleaner air, and many people suffer horribly because of air pollution. It’s common for people to spend 75% of their time in their home and the sources of air pollution … Continue reading Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution