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Medicinal Plants in Africa

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Africa is a treasure trove of medicinal plants that are found nowhere else in the world. Although traditional African medicine may seem outdated, it still remains as the main source of remedies throughout the continent. Even though the Western world often depicts Africa as a dry and arid landscape, it actually has a wide variety of ecosystems, from mangrove swamps and rainforests to vast savannah grasslands. Surprisingly, the drier landscapes like savannahs and deserts are where the fruit-bearing trees that … READ MORE

Pet Travel Tips

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Family vacations are no longer just about two-legged children. In fact, more than half of U.S. families take their cats and dogs with them when they travel. However, planes and cars are not designed with pets in mind. Therefore you need to know what to expect before you reach your final destination. This summer, if you are looking to hit the road or hop on a plane with your favorite furry friend, here are some tips to make your trip … READ MORE

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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We’ve all heard this rhyme at some point in time: “April showers bring May flowers”. It is a popular phrase that gets passed around in the spring, but one thing you may not know is where the rhyme originally came from. Well, it can actually be traced back to the mid 1500’s. A gentleman by the name of Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings he called A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry.  In the April section of his book … READ MORE

Love Knows No Distance This Mother’s Day

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May is right around the corner and that means that sons and daughters everywhere will search for the perfect gift that shows their Mom just how much they love her. While celebrating Mother’s Day with Mom and the whole family is ideal, sometimes that cannot always be a reality. If you happen to live far away from your Mother, it may be hard to stay in touch with her on a regular basis. Naturally, when Mother’s Day does roll around, … READ MORE

That’s Right, It’s Earth Day!

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That’s right, it’s Earth Day! April 22 is a day reserved for the celebration of all our natural world has to offer. Earth Day is the perfect time to embrace products infused with natural elements and organic ingredients. The products we use to nourish and replenish our skin need to come from healthy and sustainable environments that help us feel and look good from the outside all the way to the inside. A perfect way to look for the best natural products is to search … READ MORE

The Golden Rules of Hair Care

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In the age of blowout bars, extreme dye colors and perms, it is no question that your hair is damaged, but how bad can it really be? Before you start to feel hopeless because you would rather do anything than give up your flatiron, consider the fact that even damaged hair can be revived with a few simple and sneaky adjustments to your morning routine. Healthier-looking hair is just a few tips away. Here are some of our favorite no-fail … READ MORE

Self Care: the Real Reason You Should Schedule a Hot Bath, ASAP

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We’ve already told you that the average woman will use at least 515 chemicals today in her cosmetics, perfume, and personal care products. That number doesn’t even include the chemicals and toxins we breathe, eat, and drink on a daily basis. In a time when these kinds of substances are inescapable, it’s no wonder why so many men and women are choosing to go back to the basics with essential oils and aromatherapy. Essential oils have been used in Herblore … READ MORE

Herbal Remedies

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Herbs have been used for hundreds of years as a healing remedy and scientists are finally starting to give credit to these plants natural healing abilities. Herbs have been used as powerful remedies for various ailments such as arthritis pain, reducing high blood sugar and controlling cholesterol levels. Recently, scientists even discovered amazing new powers in the best healing herbs such as the ability to kill cancer cells and help alcoholics curb their intake. Whether you are new to this idea or have been using … READ MORE

Rest and Recouperation

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Every culture on the planet has at least one designated day of rest and recuperation. Many will use this time to recharge by sleeping in, watching tv, and giving themselves the wonderful gift of a lazy day. And yes, there are always those who feel that working up a sweat is just what the doctor ordered. However, we all need to give ourselves a break every now and then. A little downtime works well for almost everybody, regardless of what … READ MORE

Woman Use 515 Chemicals a day!

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On average, women use twice as many personal care products than men, therefore, are applying far more chemicals to their bodies. This begs the question; how harmful can using these beauty products be for your health? Between cosmetics, perfume, personal care products and feminine hygiene products, women in the United States apply an average of 515 Chemicals to their bodies each day! Although some of these are completely harmless, others are endocrine disruptors, carcinogens and even neurotoxins. In fact, most of these products have not … READ MORE

Health Foods That Can Harm You

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These days, most people are more knowledgeable about nutrition than they were five or ten years ago. However, many people still have some rather outdated ideas about what’s healthy and what’s not. Tuna, spinach and soy are all good for us, right? Well, some everyday foods are actually doing us more harm than good – from the way they are grown and packaged, to how much we eat and what kinds. Find out the hidden dangers in some of the top health foods out there. … READ MORE

3 Springtime Conditions Aromatherapy Products Can Help You Naturally Achieve

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As winter winds to a close, it will soon be time to put the snow shovels away and take out the cleaning supplies. Spring cleaning isn’t the only aspect that signals a changing of the season, though. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that the spring season brings with it that can have adverse effects on the human body, such as allergies and the general changing of weather conditions. Doctors will try to prescribe you a variety of drugs … READ MORE

Bubble Trouble

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These days, most of us are not using standard soap when we take a shower or bath anymore. Instead, we are lathering up in bath foams, shower gels, facial washes and body scrubs, all of which rely heavily on complex detergents. Particularly through the winter months, nothing may sound nicer than sitting back in a relaxing tub of soothing soapy suds. However, when the average bottle of bath gel costs less than $5, what are you really putting on your skin? Thought bubble bath … READ MORE

4 Ways to Pamper Yourself After a Breakup

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We all know breakups are awful, and science actually indicates it’s a real phenomenon that affects the way our bodies feel. Studies have shown that during a breakup, the parts of the brain that are activated are the same parts that feel physical pain. Similarly, craving a loved one you can no longer access stimulates the same parts of the brain that feel addiction; breakups can literally feel like a drug withdrawal. Luckily, with time, your mind and body can … READ MORE

Why You Should Try Meditation

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We use several different cosmetics in order to keep ourselves looking good, yet there are so many other natural ways to take care of our looks. In fact, looking good on the outside is connected to how healthy you are on the inside. Emotional and mental stability both have an effect on the way we look and feel on a daily basis. It may seem odd at first, but meditation is actually one of the best ways to clear your … READ MORE

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