The Natural Health Benefits of Cool Mist Humidifiers

Cool mist humidifiers are an easy way to make a dry indoor climate naturally healthier and more comfortable. Humidity is the amount of atmospheric water vapor, and a cool mist humidifier increases this amount indoors to human-friendly levels. The Mayo Clinic says indoor humidity levels should ideally stay between 30 and 50 percent, and you…

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10 Powerful Foods That Relieve Joint Stiffness

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Stiffness in the joints usually happens because of injury or disease, primarily rheumatoid arthritis. Joint stiffness and pain are kinds of inflammation, the body’s response to trouble. Diet and exercise have an impact on stiffness in the joints; some foods are inflammatory while others decrease inflammation. Routine exercise maintains flexibility in muscles and joints, and…

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10 Juices That Make Your Skin Glow


Healthy skin is important for a lot of reasons; besides making us more confident in our bodies, it’s a way to keep out infection and quiet surface irritation. It’s easy to forget that the skin is an organ, the barrier between our insides and the environment. Showering too often (as in, every day), washes off…

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10 Foods Proven to Protect Against Cancer


Cancer rates are higher now than at any other time in human history, and it’s not just because we’re living longer; we are constantly exposed to harmful chemicals in food, cosmetics, and in drugs designed to help us (supposedly). Buy organic fruits and vegetables; these are not produced with toxic pesticides, and do not contain…

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10 Powerful And 100% Natural Treatments For Depression


Depression affects millions of people all over the world. Lately the condition seems to be on the rise—one in five Americans is on an antidepressant. Antidepressants work for some people, not all; in mild cases of depression, they don’t have much of an effect. Depression is a complex condition, and antidepressants only target neurotransmitters—dopamine, serotonin,…

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10 Incredible Health Benefits of Chia Seeds


The Mayans and the Aztecs relied on chia seeds for centuries; these tiny seeds are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. For a while in the United States, the main use of chia seeds was to grow chia plants on terra cotta animals (remember chia pets?); in recent years, people have rediscovered the health benefits of…

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10 “Healthy” Foods That Increase Blood Pressure


Blood pressure is, quite literally, on the rise. In the U.S., 67 million adults have high blood pressure—that’s one in three people. Thirty percent of the rest of adults in the U.S. have pre-hypertension, a condition that leads up to high blood pressure, if diet and lifestyle habits are not changed. Eating healthy can be…

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10 Powerful Foods That Lower Uric Acid Levels

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Uric acid is a waste product the body creates as it breaks down and metabolizes proteins, specifically purines (a protein found in organ meats, anchovies, mushrooms, sardines, lentils, and some other foods). When the body can’t flush out uric acid, it gathers and swells as crystals, inside joints; this painful condition is called gout. There’s…

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10 Powerful Remedies For Sagging Skin

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Our face is the part of ourselves we show the world, and our skin protects us from harm; when your skin is sagging, it may affect your emotional state, and it may be physically irritating. Sagging skin is not just a sign of age—it can happen prematurely from rapid weight loss; as a result of…

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How To Get Started Making Soap From Home (and 5 great recipes for beginners)


Let’s face it: commercially produced soaps aren’t all that interesting. They’ll clean you off, but they don’t have much character, and usually they don’t even feel that great on the body. Making soap at home is not as intimidating as it can seem—it’s actually pretty simple, and people have been doing it for hundreds of…

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