Terry Nappies VS Rashes

Just a few weeks ago, my brother, his wife and three kids came over to visit. Since it's been a while since my parents saw my nephews, their visit changed the mood at home and made the ambiance much brighter. That's what these kids can do at our house. That is until night comes and…

Tea Tree Oil – Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal, Antiviral

Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation and extraction of the leaves from the Melaleuca tree in Australia. It is a clear essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. Australian aboriginals used tea leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, sore throats, skin ailments and infection by crushing the leaves and applying…

Natural Hormone Balance 101

Hormone balance is essential to healthy living. There is so much to understand about balancing hormones that it is difficult to know where to begin. Hormones are messengers in the body that travel through the bloodstream into the organs, lymph and tissues of our bodies. The endocrine glands secret certain hormones in the body which…

What to do When the Air Brings You Down

Why do millions of people choose to make their allergies worse instead of better? Sounds hard to believe, but it happens everyday. Whether allergies affect you year-round or during seasonal changes, allergies equal fatigue, congestion, sinus infections and all-around lousy feelings. Yet, millions of people unknowingly aggravate their allergies just by using common everyday products…

How to Improve Personal Stress Management

Stress related illness and suffering is at an all time high in America and increasing every year. There are numerous symptoms commonly associated with stress such as sleeplessness, weight gain, hair loss, worry, irritability, muscular aches and pains, depression, weakened immunity and the list goes on. In our hectic, time strapped lives, it is easy…

Depression and Isolation

One of the hallmarks of depression is the desire to remove oneself from social contact. This can take several forms: * lack of eye contact: Sometimes protecting one's space can involve difficulty making eye contact, making depressives seem aloof or disinterested in social contact. This may exacerbate depression since lack of interaction cause a feeling…

The Right Way To Cure Nail Fungi

Fungi infections are very annoying to treat because they return if they are not treated properly. They are commonly found in the skin, the nails and in the scalp or hair. Nails are commonly affected if the patient has habits that promote fungi growth. Nail fungi can be easily identified because the nails seem to…

Two Ways to Tell When You’re Ovulating

Getting pregnant does not always happen when you would like it to. Some couples decide it is time to have kids and within a month or two they are announcing they are pregnant. Other couples try month after month without success. If you are one of the couples having difficulty, do not feel discouraged. It…

Comparing HIV 1 and HIV 2

The HIV virus is of two types, HIV1 and HIV2. When worldwide, people generally talk of HIV they refer to HIV1. The relatively uncommon HIV2 is concentrated in West Africa and is rarely found anywhere else. Although there is slight difference there is no cure for the HIV1 and HIV 2 and AIDS. If we…

The Wonders of Ginger

The rhizome Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used in Asia for centuries as a culinary spice and as a medicinal for the treatment of various ailments. The milder young ginger root as well as the more pungent mature root is used in Chinese and Japanese cuisine to flavor dishes. In the Qing Dynasty it was…