Monthly Archives: November 2013

Elderberry herb

The herb Elderberry can help to combat flu viruses by preventing the flu virus from attacking the body’s cells. It strengthens the immune system. It also can be used topically for skin infections, inflammation, and swelling. Elderberry has been used in traditional folk medicine for hundreds of years.

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Garnet is a stone that can be used for enhancing self-confidence and personal magnetism. It also stimulates the Kundalini energy in the body. Garnet helps provide balance to the physical and ethereal nervous systems and the chakras. Garnet is also known as a stone of love, devotion and passion.

Massage Therapy is the practice of applying pressure to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage can be applied to heal injury, treat the lymphatic system, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation, and relieve tension. To find classes, products and practitioners see our directory

To get more lycopene out a tomato

To get more lycopene out a tomato or tomato sauce, cook it in a bit of oil. It will help you absorb almost 10 times more into your system. Experiments show that only a little oil is needed to get the extra benefits. Researchers have found that a diet high in lycopene may help reduce risk of some cancers including prostate cancer.


Beets are highly nutritious and good for cardiovascular health. They offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, and lower cholesterol levels in the body. Beets also purify the blood, cleanse the liver, and have anti-aging effects. To find a workshop on nutrition visit


Papaya acts as a natural antacid. The fruit also contains papain, an enzyme the helps digest proteins. Eaten raw, juiced or dried, papaya slices all work well. Papaya also contains nutrients that help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Only when cholesterol becomes oxidized is it able to stick to and build up in blood. Papayas are also a good source of fiber.


Reiki is a gentle hands-on healing method where the practitioner serves as an open channel for transmitting universal life force energy (also known as ki, qi, prana, or chi) to the client. The energy is channeled through the practitioner’s hands, which then activates the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Reiki releases blocked energies and promotes relaxation and healing.


Walnuts can help lower cholesterol by up to 50%. They contain a powerful nutrient that fights plaque in the arteries. Studies have shown that walnuts contain healthy vitamins and folic acid to help prevent fatigued, heart disease and memory loss. They also help fight cancer and tumors by inhibiting tumor growth.


Amber is a fossilized resin. It can be used to calm the nerves, heighten intellectual abilities, and open the crown chakra. It is used to cleanse negative energies from the body, mind, spirit, and environment. Amber is also considered to be a symbol of good luck. To find companies who sell crystal related products, go to our Products tab.