Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (and learned from the adverse affects I suffered because of those late nights), I began to realize that at the core of a healthy, long life is good sleep. Surprisingly, w... Read more
Stress gets a bad rap, and it's easy to see why. Short-term, day-to-day stress is blamed for headaches, insomnia, irritability, fatigue and upset stomach. Chronic stress—like when you've been stewing over a problem for months on end or... Read more
Growing up we always had a side of carbs. Now when I fix a meal it's like it's not a meal if it doesn't have some kind of carbs. My nutrition reports tell me I'm getting more carbs than anything and here I thought I was eating more greens and protein... Read more
Today I harvested and cooked the rest of the beetroot. (I had some last week. I've planted a few more seeds but don't know if they've got time to grow.) I'm also eating mange tout and sugar snap peas from the garden. I've had a few broad beans, a few... Read more
Chamomile Tea has a fruity flavor. Chamomile tea helps to calm and soothe down feelings of anxiety, nervousness and depression since it has mild sedatives. Chamomile tea is often used to treat problems like bloating, nausea, gas, irritable bowel synd... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produce... Read more
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