Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fish Oil

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Fish Oil Benefits Fish oil has been a popular supplement for many years now. These supplements are made from oily fish, such as bluefish, mackerel, salmon, herring and sardines. The general public is finding out that people who consume these types of fish often live much longer and have way fewer health problems. There are many health benefits that come from taking a fish oil supplement. The most important component of fish oil is it’s “Omega-3 fatty acids”. The two most….. Read more

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What Are Chinese Herbs

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There are a lot of people interested in traditional Chinese herbs these days and want to know more about them. Many of us are fed up with doctors pumping us full of prescription drugs, which often have dangerous side effects. While prescription medicine is very necessary for some health conditions, Chinese herbal medicine is proven safe and effective for many health problems and may also be considered when treating an illness. Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years in….. Read more

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What Is Comfrey

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Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a herb that has been used for centuries for it’s wound healing abilities. It’s also known as Bruisewort, boneset and knitbone. Historically, comfrey was used to treat bone fractures, back pain, varicose veins, bruises, sprains and strains and skin ulcers. The FDA has warned that it should not be used internally or liver damage my result. It is also considered to be a carcinogenic substance. There are still some uses for it externally though it’s….. Read more

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Aloe Vera – For More Than Just Minor Cuts and Burns

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Everyone should keep an aloe plant in their home. If this is not possible, at least keep a bottle of pure aloe gel handy. Aloe Vera is great for treating minor cuts, scrapes and burns. It is also quite effective for sunburn. If you do experience a minor cut or burn, just break off a small part of one of the leaves of your aloe plant and squeeze the gel directly onto the afflicted area. Don’t wipe it off. Let it dry on the skin. It will help to heal and also prevent….. Read more

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Skullcap

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Skullcap Benefits Skullcap is a natural herb that acts on your nervous system in a positive way. It can be used to greatly reduce your anxiety levels and help you get a good nights sleep. This herb has been used for thousands of years because of it’s effectiveness for treating many ailments. Skullcap is most often used as a sleep aid and as a mild sedative. It has similar properties as valerian root. Skullcap is a widely used herb used for calming down people who are….. Read more

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