In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... 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
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Summer is the season for showing skin. But with more exposure to the elements and greater oil and sweat production, skin problems (namely sunburn, heat rashes and breakouts) seem to increase right along with the temperature. Luckily, you can fight su... Read more
I only eat all natural foods (I have for years). I don't eat anything that has artificial anything in it. On a rare occasion I will, but it doesn't happen often. This is not to be confused as eating organic - I do try to buy organic but that can be d... Read more
I am doing my big grocery shopping this trip and am definetly going to make a lot better choices. The thing I run into is whether low fat, low sugar, or foods with natural choices are healthier and will make a difference in losing weight. I like the... Read more
I am a diabetic who is allergic to artificial sweetners. I still haven't even tried trivia, but splenda put me the hospital - the reaction was so strong. I get excited to see a SparkRecipe that has no cholesterol, little fat and fits into my calorie... Read more
I am trying to change my eating habits. I realize I need to change over to natural foods to get well but it's so hard because food of all kinds is everywhere. How do I do this and keep it going? I had been journaling and keeping track of what I ea... Read more
I used to think I had time just for packaged foods or restaurant food instead of just cooking my own healthy meals. It's easier to get it already made when I am in a rush. But now, I am having to take a look at all my habits that led me to gain almo... Read more
Dink at least a cup of water before your meals, or maybe only before your snacks or main meals!! It helps you feel fuller and digest the food you do consume!! Water is natural and natural based anything can not hurt you! Don't be afraid to eat veggie... 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
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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