Green Multi-Purpose Cleaning Recipe

Natural and safe, this green multi-purpose cleaning recipe can be put together and ready to use in a matter of minutes from your household ingredients.

A small amount of Tea tree oil  makes this cleaner a gentle and effective anti-microbial (that includes bacteria, [Read more…]

Quinoa: The Super Grain (Video)

Check out this entertaining video about all of the benefits of Quinoa.  Gluten free, fiber and protein rich as well as incredibly versatile; it’s hard to go wrong with this complex carbohydrate!  Pasta, warm cereal, flour, or as a simple grain: incorporate any of the many forms of this powerful anti-oxidant into your next meal and begin reaping the benefits of this healthy whole grain (seed).  [Read more…]

10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Natural Remedies For Healthy Holidays Holiday season brings joy and excitement.  Unfortunately, it can also bring an abundance of cold weather, stress and, worst of all, invasive germs.  But don’t worry!  Exposure to these elements does not mean you will be sentenced to 7 days of sneezing, sniffling, and holiday flus.  There are several, natural remedies that can be done to fortify your immune system and allow your body to fight off infection before you ever experience a single symptom!

In addition to changing behavior, there are many foods, vitamins and botanicals, that we can add to our diet in order to achieve optimal immune function.  Boosting the immune system has both short term and long term benefits–a well functioning immune system protects us from colds and flu, as well as cancer, chronic [Read more…]

Baños en sal de Epsom: El alivio del musculo y otros beneficios

La sal de Epsom, es un mineral que se extrajo por primera vez en la ciudad británica de Epsom, en 1618. Esta sal es llamada también sulfato de magnesio. Cuando a un baño de agua caliente se le agrega sal de Epsom ayuda a aliviar el dolor muscular. También se ha demostrado que reduce la inflamación muscular, disminuye el estrés, mejora la circulación, suaviza la piel y beneficia al estado de ánimo. Este mineral es absorbido eficazmente a través de la piel, proporcionando un alivio casi inmediato en dolores musculares, dolores causados por largos entrenamientos deportivos y otras actividades que causan dolor en grandes grupos musculares debido al esfuerzo excesivo.

El magnesio es el onceavo nutriente más abundante en el cuerpo. Es el responsable de regular la absorción de calcio, por lo tanto, ayuda a formar huesos y dientes fuertes. Está muy vinculado en el buen funcionamiento del corazón y la relajación del musculo de las arterias. El aumento de los niveles de magnesio en el cuerpo a través de baños de sales de Epsom, puede mejorar la contractilidad del corazón y ayudar a disminuir la presión arterial al relajar las arterias al mismo tiempo que crea una mayor sensación de relajación general en el cuerpo.   [Read more…]

Epsom Salt Baths: Muscle Recovery and Beyond

Athletes are constantly on the search for the latest and greatest training and recovery supplements, however, one of the most effective has been around for hundreds of years.  Epsom salt is a mineral that was first extracted from sea water in the British town of Epsom in 1618.  This salt, also called Magnesium sulphate, when added to warm bath water, can help alleviate muscle pain even as intense as that found in fibromyalgia.  It has also been shown to reduce swelling, relieve stress, improve circulation, soften skin and improve mood.  These minerals are absorbed effectively through the skin, providing almost instant relief from muscle aches and pains incurred on long training runs or other activities causing overexertion of large muscle groups.   [Read more…]

El cepillo, no es sólo para los dientes y el cabello

Un buen cepillado a nuestra piel nos ayuda a nuestro organismo, imagen y estado anímico. Believe it or not!

El cepillar la piel cuando está seca es una de las maneras más fáciles y baratas de desintoxicar tu cuerpo. Aunque se explica por sí mismo, el cepillado de piel seca es un concepto un poco común, ya que implica cepillar tu cuerpo con un “cepillo para piel seca” el cual elimina las toxinas, ayuda a la reducción de peso y a la salud en general. Debido a su eficacia, el cepillado de piel seca, puede ser el tratamiento más importante en un programa de desintoxicación.

7 razones por las que se debe cepillar la piel seca:

1. Ayuda a la desintoxicación.

La piel, es el órgano más grande del cuerpo, por lo tanto, es la responsable de [Read more…]

Brushing: It’s not just for teeth and hair

Dry skin brushing is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to detoxify your body.  Although relatively self explanatory, dry skin brushing is a bit of a peculiar concept—it involves brushing your body with a “dry skin brush” which promotes the elimination of toxins and improves weight loss and overall health.  Because of its effectiveness, dry skin brushing may be the single most important therapy you add to your detoxification program.

7 reasons you should be dry skin brushing:

1.  Promotes Detoxification
As the largest organ in the body, the skin is responsible for releasing over a pound of toxins per day and is often the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance.   [Read more…]