Beat Seasonal Allergies with Herbal and Natural Remedies

Seasonal allergies can be frustrating and distressing for the sufferer. But there are herbal and natural alternatives that can make life a lot easier by reducing the symptoms or even helping the body heal itself. Seasonal spring allergies often bring on symptoms of a stuffy or runny nose, itchy watering eyes and frequent sneezing. These…



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Natural Alternatives to Artificial Sweetener Found to Cause Tumors in Mice

  A new study has shown that the artificial sweetener sucralose causes carcinogenic effects in rats. But natural alternatives like the herb stevia can help people avoid health concerns. The independent Italian study, printed in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, showed that mice which were fed mass amounts of sucralose from gestation…



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The Girl’s Guide to Vitamins at Every Age

The plethora of vitamins on the market reads like the alphabet- literally from A- Zinc. Do we, as women need to guzzle 50 a day to be healthy? How do we make heads or tails from what the media tell us?  And at what age do we need certain vitamins? Here’s your guide to vitamins…



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Herbal Collective Website Gets a Sleek, New Look

The newly redesigned Herbal Collective website is now live after many months of planning. The site is designed to have a fresh, clean look and make it easy for readers to navigate. It is also now mobile friendly so it can be viewed on any device such as a smart phone, ipad or tablet. Having…



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Gluten Free Book Contest

Gluten free is a big buzz word these days. Going gluten free is necessary for anyone who has celiac diease. Some people have sensitivities to gluten and prefer to eat less gluten in their food. Gluten free recipes, especially those with baked goods, used to lack in flavor and often tasted awful. Many gluten free…



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Get Healthier Mentally and Physically for the New Year

It’s a new year and you’re ready to improve your health, right? Escape the dream stealers and focus on your physical, mental and emotional health. As 2013 is now in full swing, don’t neglect the most important thing in life – YOU!!! It’s time to internalize ourselves and take charge by getting stronger, growing from the…



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Herbs for Better Sleep

Remember the story of the Pied Piper? He seduced the rats with the music on his pipe and led them out of town. But when he returned for his fee, the elders of Hamelin refused to pay him. So what do you think he did? His revenege was to pipe the children of the town away…



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Heal the Body with Shaluha Ka

By Kathy Seymour  All healing therapies are a partnership between the client and the practitioner, in order to receive any healing benefits from the therapy the client needs to allow the practitioner to support them in their “Self-Healing process”. Thru the different techniques involved it reminds the client that they already have the tools and…



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How to Have Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

By Marilyn Zink Healthy hair, skin and nails are a sign that the body is aging well. Dry, flaky and wrinkled skin is not only a sign of aging poorly but also of collagen breakdown in the body.  Nutrients like protein and Vitamin C provide healthy collagen for the body to build on. What reduces…



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Culinary Herbs and More in the Garden

  Growing culinary herbs is where many people start when planting their herb garden. But why stop at the basics of parsley, sage, oregano, rosemary, thyme and peppermint? (just to break up an old song). There are many different types of culinary herbs. One could plant culinary salad herbs which include plants like arugula for…



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