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Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil
Black seed (Nigella sativa) is the new preferred therapeutic oil prized for its immune-boosting and antibacterial benefits to reduce respiratory, viral, and digestive ailments. This oil has been used medicinally in Middle Eastern cultures for millennia. Anecdotally, it’s been said to “cure everything except for death!” And the research is starting to back that up. Studies show that this versatile oil can regulate the immune system, benefit blood sugar, and has anti-cancer activity (Butt et al, 2010). Even though it’s known for its medicinal power, it can be used in cooking and food preparation. Look for a coldpressed black seed oil and for a synergistic blend, use oregano oil and black seed oil together. Look for a combination with vitamins A and D added to give your immune system the best tools to beat the bugs!

Citrus Oils Are Happy Oils!

Besides smelling amazing, citrus oils like bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange offer many health benefits. Limonene or D-Limonene, a natural compound found in citrus oils, has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Citrus oils have a positive effect on the lymphatic system, which helps your body detoxify. This can also help with problems such as poor circulation, allergies, cellulite, and fluid retention. The scent of citrus oils is a great mood booster, and you can add these oils to dish soap, hand soap, a carrier oil (for massage), or room freshening spray to enjoy them all day long!

DIY Nourishing Hair Mask

In the middle of winter, we need all the help with moisturizing that we can get! Luckily, ingredients like aloe vera can help soothe and moisturize winter dryness and itching. If you have a dry and itchy scalp or dry hair, try this nourishing aloe vera-based hair mask recipe. Combine about ½ cup of aloe vera gelly (increase amount if you have longer hair), a few drops of pure lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a blender. Add mixture to hair and let sit for 30 minutes. Use shampoo on hair before wetting it, then rinse thoroughly.

Children Who Struggle to Read

A child who really struggles to learn to read could be among the 1 in 4 children who suffer from learning-related vision disorders. It’s important that parents and teachers recognize the signs and symptoms that indicate a vision problem (unrelated to glasses) that is interfering with a child’s ability to read and learn. To ensure a child is not suffering from a hidden visual dysfunction, a developmental visual evaluation is required. This evaluation looks at 16 other visual skills required for learning that regular eye exams do not address. Through vision therapy, these vision problems can be fixed.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Q: What did the pickle say to the sliced cucumber? A: Dill with it!
FUN FACT: Eating pickles increases good bacteria in your gut. A pickle can boost the probiotic content of any meal you eat. (find pickles without added sugar in the refrigerated section of your local health food store)

Mental Health for Moms

Remember the old saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”? It’s true, but it’s also another weight on those of us who are moms and feel like we’re responsible for everyone’s happiness. The stress of feeling responsible for kids, our partner, our work, and everything else in life takes its toll on our mental health. Still we push on, because it seems like everyone else has a grip and is doing just fine. Nothing could be further from the truth. Almost everyone struggles with mental health issues, which include anxiety, depression, negative thoughts, and a lack of joy. Talking to a professional can help improve mental health and your life overall so you can be the best mom possible.

Structured Water

Science proves waters responsible for longevity. Dr. Marcel Vogel (Father of Structured Water Science) calls it ‘liquid crystal’ completely compatible with instant cell wall entry & exit. Natural Action Technologies Structuring Devices mimic nature, transforming any water energetically by double vortexing, creating a 6 molecule cluster, an easy uptake into each cell’s aquaporin channel. “Water inside your cells is absolutely critical for health”, Dr. Mercola. Suzanne Forcese. SunriseStructuredWellness.com

Product Review: Kyäni Sunrise™

Energize your body, boost mental clarity, promote vitality with an energy drink that’s actually GOOD for you! Kyäni Sunrise™ is carefully designed for all ages, to provide the body with the essential vitamins, trace minerals and antioxidants it needs to flourish. A natural, healthy way to help your energy soar while fighting free radicals and inflammation. Featuring superfoods like the wild Alaskan Blueberry, Mangosteen, Ashwaganda and over 20 other powerful natural ingredients packed in a 1 oz pouch, Kyäni Sunrise™ IS the perfect way to start your day!

Great Benefits from Losing Weight!

Loosing even just 10 – 15 pounds can not only make a difference in how you look and feel but in how your body works. Reducing cravings and enjoying better health is fast and easier than ever with the simple, effective, affordable, natural options that now allow you to feel good naturally. Don’t take our word for it though ~ stop saying ‘if only’ and experience the results for yourself in as little as 3-weeks. Every ‘body’ deserves hope, so make this your BEST year yet!

Safely Dispose of Unused Drugs

Ensure that unwanted prescriptions don’t pose a risk to you and others. Instead of flushing them down the toilet or throwing them into the garbage, which can harm the environment, follow these tips for disposing of unused or expired medications safely: Check your medicine cabinet at least twice a year for expired prescription and non-prescription medications (including vitamins and other natural supplements), as well as any medications you no longer need. Look at the medication for signs of discolouration or strange odours. Place expired medications in a paper bag and take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.
For more detailed tips and information – Pharmasave.com/health-topics.

Frustration-Free Denture Repairs

Super glue is a great adhesive for toys and shoes, but NOT for your dentures! It will build up around the broken edges of the denture and make it difficult or impossible to fix professionally. You may be left with uncomfortable or unusable dentures. Super glue can also cause gum inflammation or allergic reactions due to the chemicals it contains. Denture materials and super glue cannot bond in a way that will last or remain effective. Your saliva will dissolve the water-soluble glue, which will render it ineffective. Save yourself the frustration – let your denturist do the repairs!