Elderberry Benefits For The Flu

A few weeks ago my husband’s co-worker dropped a box of tissues on his desk as she hustled past. When he looked up, puzzled, she shrugged and said, “It’s flu season.” Many choose to get a flu shot, but here is a much safer method. A Healthy Alternative Each year, in preparation for flu season, we […]

What Is Sepia Used For?

Women these days have very hectic lifestyles. There are stresses with work, family, and finances. There are environmental toxins and poor diet. There is also a disconnect from our bodies and how nature has a perfect plan for the way we function. Homeopathic medicine is a medical system that uses highly diluted doses of natural […]

3 Natural Ways To Help Depression

Major depression is more than a case of the blues; major depression is a serious, debilitating illness that is now the number one cause of disability in the United States for those aged between 15 and 44 years old (source: National Institute of Mental Health). During the long, dark days of winter in the northern […]

Cinnamon As A Treatment For Diabetes And Digestion

While waiting in line at the pharmacy, recently, I noticed that next to the supplies for diabetics—glucose tablets, lancets, and alcohol wipes—they displayed cinnamon capsules. “Why?” I wanted to know. A quick search in my library turned up that cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) can be used to lower blood glucose levels. According to a study discussed […]

The Health Benefits of Bilberry

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is a small perennial shrub that is reputed to have many valuable health benefits. Although scientific research is often sketchy on the “proven” health benefits of bilberry, one recent study conducted at an Italian University indicates that bilberry extract may actually help to prevent eye conditions such as glaucoma. About the Plant […]

The Gerson Therapy Diet: A Natural Way to Cure Cancer?

Most therapy treatments, allopathic or alternative, treat a person’s symptoms rather than the causes of the illness. Doctor Max B. Gerson’s 60-year-old therapy, however, takes a whole body approach to healing. Without focusing on symptoms, the Gerson Therapy Diet strives to restore the body to health; thereby enabling it to heal itself. Gerson (1881-1959) began […]

Are there any Natural Antihistamines?

Scratch, itch, sneeze, cough: the seasons are changing, and for some people that means allergies. Allergy sufferers have often tried all manner of methods to reduce their allergic reactions to whatever happens to be blooming at the moment, but often the allergy medication they use has unpleasant side-effects. From the notoriously sleepy result of Benadryl […]