If you travel via airliner between time zones you may suffer from jet lag. One all-natural remedy is Pycnogenol®, which is an extract made from the bark of French pine trees. In an Italian study, 56 percent of patients taking the supplement experienced reduced symptoms of grogginess, irritability, headaches and mental weariness. Pycnogenol® may also […]
Many over-the-counter medications can increase your chances for liver or kidney damage, including pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. The American Liver Foundation recommends you should take no more than 3 grams of acetaminophen per day. That’s equal to six extra-strength tablets. But to avoid this risk altogether try natural pain relief remedies such as […]
Are you a fan of those sweet-smelling candles, air fresheners or scented plug-ins? You could unknowingly be releasing millions of toxic particles into your home. This could lead to allergies, migraines or nausea. Instead of masking unpleasant indoor odors with synthetic chemicals, open your windows or doors during nice weather and invite in a fresh […]
More than 2 million people suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and experts expect that number to double by 2020. Luckily there are some lifestyle and dietary changes you can make to help avoid this serious eye disorder. If you smoke, quit now… try to add more dark green vegetables into your diet… exercise and […]
For those of you wanting to watch your fat and calorie intake during meals, give this a try. Instead of pouring tons of fat and calories on your salad from unhealthy dressings, serve the dressing on the side. By dipping your fork in the dressing and then stabbing your greens or fruits, you could save […]
For a simple and easy way to help combat dry skin, look to a common kitchen ingredient—olive oil. The essential fatty acids in the oil are not only good for your heart and brain, but can help seal moisture in your skin. Rub a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil on troublesome areas like your […]
Did you know that the weather can trigger your most excruciating headaches or migraines? Other triggers include red wine, perfume and food allergies. But according to a study in Neurology, every five-degree increase in the temperature increases hospital-related headache visits by 7.5 percent. Keeping a headache diary to track your individual occurrences may prove helpful. […]
Looking for a natural treatment for your cuts and scrapes? In her book Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and True Home Remedies, Lillian Beard, M.D., recommends using sugar to help heal your minor wounds. The sugar granules are natural antibacterial agents and can help speed up the healing process. So next time you have […]
For strong healthy bones try to add more vitamin K to your diet. This essential nutrient can help get more calcium into your bones, making them denser and resistant to breaks. Vitamin K can be found in many leafy greens, spinach and broccoli.
Having trouble with your memory? Cranberries can help boost your brain power. These tiny fruits are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds scientifically shown to help reduce your chances of age-related memory loss. Cranberries can be enjoyed fresh, dried or in sauces and marinades.