5 Best Natural Health Books

I thought today I’d share my top 5 natural health reference books. Of course this is just a sampling of what is on my shelf, and I refer to a lot more than this; but these 5 will give you an idea of what to look for in several categories. Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal This […]

The Difference Between Essential Oils and Flower Essences

People often confuse essential oils and flower essences. Although both essential oils and flower essences have therapeutic benefits they are, in fact, different commodities. They are extracted in different ways and are also used in different ways. This article outlines the differences and similarities between these two popular natural products – and when you should […]

Natural Blood Pressure Reducers

In the 1930s, DuPont coined the phrase, “Better living through chemistry”. Today, their early advertising slogan has taken on an ominous, Brave New World tone as we struggle to reduce or eliminate from our bodies and our environments some of the very chemicals we turned to for protection.   Usually, when we think about harmful […]

How to Protect Your Dog’s Health Naturally

If you own a dog, you will no doubt be aware that your dog can suffer from health problems just as much as you. Some problems are “doggy related,” whereas other problems are similar to those suffered by humans. A dog’s physical make-up and anatomy is not the same as a human, so it is […]

How Dirt Acts as an Anti-Depressant

Perhaps you’ve had a diagnosis and prescription from a doctor that you thought a bit odd. But if you go in complaining of depression and the doc tells you to take up gardening, hear him out. Research has shown a direct correlation between Mycobacterium vaccae (a bacterium found in soil) and the serotonin levels in […]

Natural Sleep Aids

Insomnia is a condition that most people suffer from at some point in their lives; lack of sleep can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable, forgetful, anxious and with a feeling of fogginess. Although you can often find relief in prescription and over-the-counter sleep medication, most do not come without unwanted side effects. The following herbs […]

Essential Oils for Therapeutic Aromatherapy Practice

You can use essential oils in the therapeutic practice of aromatherapy for a number of health problems. However, how do you know which type of essential oil to choose, regardless of the plant species? There are several different types of pure essential oils on the market (in addition to fragrance oils and adulterated oils) so […]