Mushrooms Used for Medicinal Purposes

Mushrooms, the medicinal kind, have more benefits for good health and fighting disease than almost any other natural medicine or food.  These particular mushrooms are rich in lipids, vitamins, antioxidants and other good things.  They have been used in Asian culture for thousands of years because of these properties.  Some of the benefits are in […] Read more »

Herbal Tea and Its Benefits

Herbal tea is defined as an herbal infusion made with anything except the tea bush.  They are made with flowers, seeds, roots and leaves. Herbal tea can be used for medicinal purposes as well as being a tasty treat.  A Lavender Herb tea can be very relaxing.  Use 1 tsp. dried lavender leaves and 1 […] Read more »

Noni is not Nonsense

Noni

Noni has been touted by many to be a ‘wonder’ fruit.  It contains many medicinal properties and contains powerful antioxidants.  We know that the antioxidants in this and other fruits and vegetables are good for us so the fruit or juice should do us no harm. But, is it all it’s purported to be. The […] Read more »

Primrose Oil is Used For Many Things

Primrose Oil

Primrose oil is made from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant.  This plant’s yellow flowers open in the evening thereby giving it its name.  These seeds contain an essential fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid  or GLA. This acid contains anti-inflammatory properties and when converted in the body they help with the body’s processes. Primrose […] Read more »

Healing the Natural Way

healing

Healing the natural way is something more and more people are looking into. These methods have been used in Europe for many years. Natural healing is more than diet and exercise even though they play a big part in the healing process.  There is Herbalism that uses plants and their extracts combined with spices to […] Read more »

Fitness Programs for Everyone

fitness programs

Fitness programs can be for everyone. From kids to adults, we all need exercise to help us stay strong, flexible, have more energy, and to age slower. Getting kids into fitness programs can be difficult. So many times they would rather play video games or watch television. Why not incorporate those two things in a […] Read more »

Essential Oils for Sleep and Relaxation

essential oils

Essential oils can play a part in your relaxation, meditation or in helping you drift off to a good night’s sleep.  We all know how frustrating it is to lie awake half the night or wake up and not be able to go back to sleep.  There are medications you can take to help you […] Read more »

Isometrics and Fibromyalgia

isometrics

Isometrics are a form of exercise that involves tensing a muscle or group of muscles, holding them for a few seconds, and then releasing them to the count of seven.  There is no noticeable moving of a joint, only the tensing of the muscles. Isometrics can be done as their own exercise or the can […] Read more »

Reading is Mind Exercise

reading

Reading is not only fun it has some great benefits.  The most obvious one is that you get smarter by reading.  School books, research articles, magazines, and most everything else in printed form teaches us something (even if it’s wrong). Reading can help with some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia: Curling up with a good […] Read more »

Hatha Yoga for Fibromyalgia

Hatha yoga is one of the forms of yoga and is made up of very gentle postures that will make it easier for people with fibromyalgia, back problems, neck problems, and knee problems.  If you have back or neck problems don’t use the postures that bend you backwards.  These could aggravate the problem and, perhaps, […] Read more »