Detoxing vs Cleansing, Which is Better?

I don’t know if you have ever had the same experience as me but I have gone through my phases (generally at the beginning of summer and the new year) where I commit to become more healthy. Due to this new found commitment I look to all the experts on Pinterest and Facebook to see what products will help me the best. What I usually find is a million and a half products that make absolutely no sense. They name some random unknown mineral and body part, claiming that by helping that one organ I will become significantly more healthy. Now don’t misunderstand, I’m sure that many of them do help. The problem is that there are a ton and many claim to provide a detox or cleansing to get you started. I didn’t even know what these words meant.

The Top 5 Herbal Remedies Science Believes In

I grew up with herbs, and at the same time I didn’t. Confusing I know, but that’s the best way to explain my upbringing. My father was heavily into holistic healing and my mother was, well, not into it as much. She humored my dad, but when it came down to her kids being ill, traditional western medicine always won out. Her belief was that there wasn’t enough scientific evidence for herbal remedies, and she just wasn’t going to risk it. The only time my father had an opportunity to practice his vast knowledge of the herbs was when modern medicine didn’t work. Surprisingly, that seemed to be more often than not. Usually, by the time he started applying his different remedies us kids were willing to try just about anything to relieve the pain. So, when I say I

Nature’s Role in Our Health

“We can’t talk about our own health without understanding our place in our environment, because in order to fulfill our potential we have to live in the context of our surroundings. We have to know our place in the ecosystem of which we are a part, and this means living ‘consciously’: being aware of nature and how it affects us and how we, in turn, affect nature.”  ~Sebastian Pole

The Oldest Known Herbal Remedy: A History of Holistic Medicine

In 1850 some peculiar clay tablets were discovered by Austen Henry a famous excavator. These tablets today are known as the Sumerian clay tablets and are estimated to be 3,000 to 5,000 years old — making them the oldest written records found. Etched on one of the Sumerian tablets is a herbal remedy that recommends using an Aloe leaf as a laxative. This antidote currently holds the record as the oldest known natural remedy. Humanity’s history is entangled with the use of holistic medicine. From the earliest known time to our current day we have used the resources of the earth to heal our bodies. Some examples of how holistic medicine has been used throughout the ages are: In first-century A.D., Greek military physician Pedanius Dioscorides used Comfrey for healing wounds, broken bones, as well as for respiratory and gastrointestinal

Top 10 Do It Yourself Home Remedies

To start off, I am an avid Pinner. If it looks cool I pin it and try it out most of the time. I like to try recipes and anything that makes deep cleaning easier so I have decided to create a list of my top favorite Pinterest DIY Home Remedies. Most of the pins that you’ll see below are ones that I have tried. My favorite one on the list is the first one. My husband and I bought an apartment and it seriously had not been cleaned in 10 years. The dryer sheet remedy on Pinterest made dusting everything significantly easier. There are many herbal and home remedies out there especially on Pinterest. The focus of this article is on home remedies. Home remedies are solutions that people can use with products they have at home, such as

Why Should We Cleanse Our Colon?

The colon is the last part of the digestive system. It extracts the remaining nutrition from the solid wastes, and reabsorbs them through the lining of the colon into the blood stream. The colon then eliminates the waste from the body. When your colon works correctly, the transit of food through your body will be less than 24 hours. In some people, this “stool transit time” is 60 to 70 hours, and sometimes longer. The reason most people’s colons don’t work properly are largely due to stress, pollution, poor diet, dehydration, and lack of exercise. When the colon doesn’t work correctly the feces become impacted and start to putrefy and encrust the lining of the colon. This results in the colon building up toxins in the body. When the colon becomes encrusted it absorbs both nutrients and the toxins that