Need to Relax? Catnip Calms Nerves and Aids Digestion

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Unless you happen to own the cat that was caught on video breaking into a pet store and finding bliss in the catnip aisle, you might be wondering why you should care about this little herb with heart-shaped leaves. Yes it’s beloved by cats everywhere, but it’s also amazing for people who need to relax, […]

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14 Soothing Natural Sunburn Remedies

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Natural sunscreen? Check! Long-sleeved swim shirts, hats, and a shady place to sip on fruit-infused water? Check, check and check! Whether it’s a trip to the beach or another adventure, I’m very conscious about finding the “sweet spot” when it comes to time in the sun. That’s because while too much sun exposure is definitely […]

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Earache: 9 Effective Home Remedies

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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This may be an odd way to start a post on home remedies for earaches, but before we get into the nitty gritty of easy homemade ear drops, warm salt socks and other comfort measures, I want to take a moment to discuss one of the most common misconceptions about ear infections. And that would […]

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How To Get Rid of Lice Naturally (Advice From a Professional Nitpicker)

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Have you ever noticed how motherhood has a way of making you feel guilty about random things, like going to the bathroom by yourself? Well, here’s one thing you shouldn’t add to your list: lice. If your little one gets it, it’s not because they were dirty . . . though it’s probably a good […]

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Holy Basil Benefits, Uses & Recipes

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Sometimes called “The Elixir of Life,” holy basil has been revered as one of India’s most powerful and sacred plants for over 3,000 years. (1) It’s Sanskrit name, Tulsi, literally means “the incomparable one,” which gives you a sense of how venerated it is. In addition to being an adaptogen – aka an herb that […]

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Natural Home Remedies For A UTI

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UTI’s are the worst. Okay, maybe getting pelted by porcupine quills is just as bad, but how many porcupines are really trying to cuddle you? So like I said – the worst. After the common cold, they’re “the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for about 8.1 million visits to health care providers […]

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How To Make Cold & Flu Brew (Lemon Ginger Tea With A Twist)

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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So, you’ve been meaning to make up a batch of fire cider, but laundry happened. And dishes. And that thing you committed to when it seemed like a good idea but wasn’t. Now someone in the house is feeling achy and awful, and even if you started today the fire cider wouldn’t be ready for […]

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How To Make Comfrey Oil And Salve (And Why To Avoid Comfrey Tea)

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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If you want to spark a lively debate, invite some herbalists over and ask them if you should drink your freshly-made cup of comfrey tea. That’s because although comfrey has been used for centuries – both externally and internally – there’s quite a bit of controversy around internal use these days. Sometimes called knitbone or […]

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6 Benefits of Valerian Root (Plus How To Make Valerian Tincture And Tea)

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Valerian root has long been used to support relaxation and sleep, but don’t think of it as just a nighttime herb! Many people use it during the day to support emotional well-being, ease discomfort, manage stress and more. It makes perfect sense when you consider its name is derived from the Latin valere, which means “to be […]

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What is Kava? Benefits, Side Effects, and Safe Use

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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When NFL player Matthew Masifilo was prescribed Vicodin for a torn MCL during his Stanford defensive lineman days, he opted out. “I wouldn’t take it,” he told ESPN. “I always reacted badly to it. So I stuck with the old ways.” (Seifert) At the center of those “old ways” is kava root, which is used both socially […]

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How To Make Dandelion Salve (Healing Balm Recipe)

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Inside: My 2-3 ingredient dandelion salve recipe, plus how to use it. Rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids, this cousin to the famous skincare ingredient  – calendula – is gaining a reputation of its own. According to this study, both dandelion flower and leaf extracts protect against UVB-related photoaging and senescence (aging at the cellular […]

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How To Make Dandelion Oil (And 5 Ways To Use It)

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Abraham Lincoln and Tom Hanks. Buffalo Bill and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Calendula and dandelion. <<– It’s not uncommon for notable pairs to run in families. Sometimes the resemblance is obvious – for example, Clint Eastwood and John Wayne are related – but sometimes it’s not . . . at least at first. Although they both […]

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Natural Remedies For Allergy Relief

Pierre Van ZylNatural Remedies

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Inside: Thought fire cider was just for colds? Here’s how to use it to ease allergy symptoms, plus other simple natural remedies that may help. People without allergies: Ahhh, spring, can you feel it? People with allergies: YES. YES I CAN.  If you’ve ever spent allergy season trying to remember what it’s like to breathe […]

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Spider Bite! Symptoms + 6 Easy Natural Treatments

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Sometimes you get a bug bite and you have no idea what on earth bit you. Could it be a mosquito? Was it a spider? Wait, a spider can bite? Yes, unfortunately spiders can bite you and they often strike when you least expect it (like when you’re sleeping). A spider bite, or arachnidism, is defined as an injury resulting … Read More

Get Your Life Back: 5 Natural Treatments for PTSD Symptoms

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Sometimes trauma can haunt a person after experiencing one or more difficult and painful events, affecting their ability to live a normal, daily life. About 70 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience some type of traumatic event at some point in their lives, and among these people about 20 percent will go on to develop the condition called post … Read More

Relieve Your Child’s Scarlet Fever Rash: 10 Natural Treatments

Pierre Van ZylArticles, Children's Health, fever rash, fever symptoms, Natural Remedies, sandpaper rash, scarlatina, scarlet fever rash, scarlet fever symptoms, scarlet fever treatment, strep rash, strep throat rash, symptoms of scarlet fever, what is scarlet fever

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Once considered a very severe childhood disease, scarlet fever is now easy to treat, and the prognosis for recovery is excellent. Physical signs include a very red sore throat and scarlet fever rash, a red rash that appears on the neck, under the arms, or in the groin area, which spreads quickly over the rest of the body. Physicians commonly … Read More

9 Lymphadenitis Natural Treatments

Christine BabcockArticles, Autoimmune Disease & Immunity, enlarged lymph nodes, infected lymph node, lymph node pain, lymph nodes swollen, lymphadenopathy, Natural Remedies, painful lymph nodes, swollen glands, swollen lymph node, swollen lymph node in neck, swollen lymph nodes

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Did you know that the human body has about 600 lymph nodes? All of these small nodes of the lymphatic system work to protect us from illness and damaging, disease-causing inflammation. But sometimes you may notice that your lymph nodes feel swollen, tender and even painful when touched. This condition, called lymphadenitis, is usually a sign of a bacterial infection somewhere … Read More

Nasal Polyps: 19 Natural Treatments & Lifestyle Changes

Pierre Van ZylAllergies, Articles, nasal polyp, nasal polyps definition, nasal polyps in children, nasal polyps surgery, nasal polyps symptoms, nasal polyps treatment miracle, Natural Remedies, what causes nasal polyps

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Do you have strange bumps inside your nose? If so, you may have nasal polyps, or nasal polyposis. Nasal polyps are pretty common, noncancerous growths. (1) In fact, up to 4 percent of the U.S. population suffers from nasal polyps. (2) Conventional treatments usually include steroids, antihistamines and surgery. Luckily there are many natural home remedies for nasal polyps and many treatments … Read More

Bee Sting Treatment: 7 Home Remedies

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As the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, it’s a very smart idea to have some bee sting treatment options on hand. As you probably already know, a bee sting is a sting from any type of bee, while a wasp sting comes from a wasp. For most people, bee stings are an annoying and painful occurrence that can … Read More

How to Stop a Nosebleed: 4 Home Remedies

Annie PriceArticles, how do you stop a nosebleed, how to stop a nosebleed at home, how to stop a nosebleed fast, how to stop nosebleeds, Natural Remedies

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Have you ever experienced epistaxes? If you have, then you’ll be happy to learn about how to stop a nosebleed. Pronounced ep-ih-STAK-seez, epistaxes is another name for the common health problem of nosebleeds. What is a nosebleed? It’s when you have bleeding coming from the inside of your nose. Most of the time, blood only comes out of one nostril, but … Read More

How to Get Rid of Lice: 8 Natural Remedies

Annie PriceArticles, Children's Health, head lice, head lice treatment, home remedies for lice, how do you get lice, how to get rid of head lice, lice eggs, lice shampoo, lice treatment, Natural Remedies, what do lice look like, what does lice look like

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If you’re wondering how to get rid of lice, I’m here to tell you that there are thankfully a lot of natural home remedies to kill lice. There are a few kinds of lice including head lice, body lice and pubic lice. While body lice and pubic lice can occur as a result of unclean living conditions and a lack … Read More

Burning Mouth Syndrome Symptoms + 9 Home Remedies

Pierre Van ZylArticles, Autoimmune Disease & Immunity, burning mouth syndrome causes, burning mouth syndrome home remedies, burning mouth syndrome remedies, burning mouth syndrome symptoms, burning mouth syndrome treatment, burning mouth syndrome treatment baking soda, Diabetes, Gut Health, Natural Remedies, Pain Relief & Posture, treatment for burning mouth syndrome, what is burning mouth syndrome

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Perplexing and painful, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex pain disorder causing a burning or scalding sensation in the mouth. While all areas may be affected, you may experience isolated burning sensations on one or more areas including the tongue, lips, gums, palate or throat. The pain and discomfort may appear suddenly or develop over time. (1) Underlying medical … Read More

Chlamydia Symptoms + 5 Natural Treatments

Pierre Van ZylArticles, chlamydia symptoms in men, chlamydia symptoms in women, chlamydia symptoms men, chlamydia symptoms women, Lifestyle, Men’s Health, Natural Remedies, Pregnancy, signs and symptoms of chlamydia, symptoms of chlamydia, symptoms of chlamydia in men, symptoms of chlamydia in women, what are the symptoms of chlamydia, Women’s Health

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It’s the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can be cured. Chlamydia infects both men and women across the globe. And the challenge with treatment, and keeping it from spreading, is that most people do not experience chlamydia symptoms. But, not having symptoms doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be concerned. In fact, chlamydia can cause serious and permanent damage to … Read More

How to Treat HPV Naturally: This STD Is on the Rise

Pierre Van ZylArticles, Current News/Trends, genital warts, how to treat hpv, hpv symptoms, hpv treatment, hpv vaccine, hpv virus, hpv warts, human papillomavirus infection, Natural Remedies, what is hpv

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There is no more prevalent sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States than genital human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to genital warts, leaving many to wonder how to treat HPV naturally. It’s no wonder given just how staggering the numbers are. A recent survey found that almost 50 percent of American adults between the ages of 18 to 59 … Read More

Atkins Diet: How It Works, Health Benefits, Plus Precautions

Jillian BabcockArticles, atikins diet plan, atkins, atkins diet, Brain Health, Heart Disease, low card foods, low-carb diet, Natural Remedies, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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The Atkins diet — a popular low- or modified-carb diet that’s high in fats and proteins but low in things like sugar, fruit, grains and many processed foods — has been around for more than 40 years. Various books written about the Atkins diet are some of the best-selling in the diet category, with more than 45 million sold worldwide. The … Read More

Pronation Problems: Signs, Causes & Ways to Correct These Common Posture Issues

Jillian BabcockArticles, excess supination, Fitness, Natural Remedies, overpronation, overpronation signs, overpronation symptoms, oversupination, pronation problems, pronator, signs of underpronation, supinator, underpronation

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Pronation deviations that occur at the feet and ankles — called overpronation or underpronation (also known as supination) — are some of the most common underlying postural problems that adults develop. To one degree or another, collapsed arches may now affect the majority of the adult population living in industrialized nations. Overpronation is such a prevalent problem due to people wearing unsupportive shoes, … Read More

Natural Birth Control Methods: Benefits & Effectiveness (Plus Which Really Work?)

Jillian BabcockArticles, does rhythm method work, Hormone Balance, natural birth control methods, Natural Remedies, Pregnancy, rhythm method

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Wondering how to prevent pregnancy reliably and safely, without using birth control pills? This article will cover some of the most time-tested natural birth control methods that are also now backed up by science. In addition, we’re taking a look at some risks associated with the leading way to currently prevent pregnancy: birth control pills. What’s Wrong with Birth Control Pills? … Read More

Diverticulitis Symptoms You Can Treat Naturally

Christine BabcockDigestive Health, diverticulitis, diverticulitis diet, diverticulitis symptoms, diverticulosis, Natural Remedies, symptoms of diverticulitis

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In the United States, about 200,000 people are hospitalized for diverticulitis each year. Diverticular disease can be a painful and upsetting disturbance in the digestive tract, and in severe cases, it can lead to hospitalization and surgery due to complications from diverticulitis symptoms. The foods you eat and a variety of other risk factors can increase your chances of developing … Read More

How to Boost Your Immune System — Top 10 Boosters

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We are continually exposed to organisms that are inhaled, swallowed or inhabit our skin and mucous membranes. Whether or not these organisms lead to disease is decided by the integrity of our body’s defense mechanisms, or immune system. When our immune system is working properly, we don’t even notice it. But when we have an under- or over-active immune system, … Read More

Mugwort: the Herb that Fights Joint Pain, Depression & Cancer?

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What exactly is mugwort? Well, outside of sounding like it should be in the pages of the Harry Potter series, it’s a root-based perennial plant that goes by many different names. Most importantly, it’s been shown to help fight serious diseases and maladies, from cancer to joint pain. You may often hear mugwort referred to by other names, such as chrysanthemum weed, … Read More

8 Natural Treatments for Cholestasis

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Cholestasis is a condition that’s characterized by the flow of bile from the liver slowing down or stopping, which can be caused by disorders of the liver, bile duct or pancreas. More than 200,000 people in the United States are affected by this condition every year, and it can lead to serious health conditions if it’s not treated properly. There … Read More

Do You Suffer from Excess Supination? Warning Signs & Remedies for This Running Problem

Jillian BabcockFitness, Natural Remedies, oversupination, signs of oversupination, signs of underpronation, supination problems, underpronation

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Both supination and pronation are terms used to describe the rolling motion of the heels and feet during the body’s gait cycle, which takes place as we run or walk. Supination describes the rolling outward motion of the foot, therefore oversupinators don’t roll their root inward enough. Excess supination is also called “underpronation” — since supination is the opposite of … Read More

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Christine BabcockBeauty Remedies, Cancer, chamomile, chamomile benefits, chamomile tea benefits, Depression, Essential Oils, Heart Disease, Natural Remedies, roman chamomile, Roman chamomile essential oil

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Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. Many different preparations of chamomile have been developed over the years, and the most popular is in the form of herbal tea, with more than 1 million cups consumed per day. (1) But many people don’t know that Roman chamomile essential oil is even more effective than tea and … Read More

Cellulitis Treatment: Natural Remedies & Prevention Tips

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Considered to be the most common types of illness caused by staph bacteria, cellulitis is a painful, sometimes blistering skin infection that affects hundreds of thousands of adults every year in the United States, leading many to search for cellulitis treatment that actually works. (1) While cellulitis symptoms can usually be managed well with cellulitis treatment — such as drainage … Read More

Kidney Failure Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Jillian BabcockDigestive Health, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney failure symptoms, kidney pain, Natural Remedies, symptoms of kidney failure

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When kidneys work the way they should, they play an important role in keeping the whole body clean, strong, well-fueled and functioning properly. Conversely, kidney failure puts the body at risk, allowing waste to accumulate and wreak havoc, which is why it’s a good idea to do a kidney cleanse from time to time. Healthy people normally have two kidneys, which … Read More

Food Allergy Symptoms + 6 Ways to Reduce Them

Christine BabcockArticles, Brain Health, food allergies, food allergy, Immune System, Natural Remedies, symptoms of food allergies

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Food allergies are immune-based diseases that have become a serious health concern in the United States. An estimated one-fifth of the population believe that they have adverse reactions to food, but the true prevalence of food allergies ranges between 3 and 4 percent in the general population. Despite the risk of severe allergic reactions and even death, there is no … Read More

The Insulin Resistance Diet Protocol

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Understanding the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance helps us choose more effective therapeutic interventions for the treatment and prevention of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is present in individuals who are obese and those with diabetes mellitus. Several studies have found that an insulin resistance diet protocol and exercise can alter insulin signaling pathways and delay the onset … Read More

What Are Endorphins? (Plus, Hacks to Trick Your Body into Manufacturing More of These Feel-Good Chemicals)

Jillian BabcockArticles, benefits of endorphins, Brain Health, endorphin definition, Hormone Balance, how endorphins work, how to create more endorphins, Natural Remedies

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You may have heard a lot about the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals, but what are endorphins, exactly? These natural peptide chemicals produced in your body interact with receptors in your brain to help you feel focused, less impacted by pain and put you in a better mood. In fact, endorphins have a lot in common with prescription anti-anxiety drugs and opiate painkillers. … Read More