Category Archives: Did You Know

Dehydration causes impairment of one’s immune system

Dehydration inhibits the effectiveness of the lymphatic system and allows cellular waste to linger in the body.  Dehydration causes impairment of one’s immune system and can contribute to autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses, as well as general pain, fatigue and low energy.

Drinking water by itself is best, for many other beverages can cause even more dehydration.

Magnesium needed when taking Vitamin D supplements

By Dr. Henry Sobo

An important research finding has emerged for the many Americans now taking vitamin D supplements. Don’t forget magnesium.

An article just published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. The study’s co-author M.S. Razzaque, PhD, a professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine says, “People are taking Vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, Vitamin D is not really useful or safe.” He explains that consumption of Vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels which may contribute to vascular problems if they are magnesium deficient while taking Vitamin D supplements.

Magnesium is one of the body’s most abundant and important minerals. It reduces osteoporosis, and lowers the risk of bone fracture that goes along with Vitamin D deficiency. A deficiency of either vitamin D or magnesium is associated with a number of health problems including increased risk fracture, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. Dr Razzaque says, “By consuming an optimal amount of magnesium, one may be able to lower the risks of Vitamin D deficiency, and reduce the dependency on Vitamin D supplements.”

Foods high in magnesium include bananas, beans, broccoli, nuts, egg yolk, fish oil, green vegetables, milk, oatmeal, whole grains and seeds.

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Walking barefoot on the ground helps strengthen the body and helps with

Walking barefoot on the ground such as grass, sand, the dirt, helps strengthen the body and helps fight many common health disorders.  Benefits include helping with chronic pain, poor sleep, auto immune disorders, hypertension and more.  It also helps protect the body against EMF.

Natural insect repellents can be made with any of these

Natural insect repellents can be made with any of these: catmint oil, catnip oil, lavender oil, lemon balm, lemongrass, citronella oil, cinnamon oil, vanilla oil, or eucalyptus oils. To make concentrate for dabbing on skin or clothing, combine 20 drops of essential oil with 2 T of olive or grape seed oil. To make your own sprays- combine your concentrate mixture with purified water and shake well.

Natural ways to repel wasps include using either peppermint oil

Natural ways to repel wasps include using either peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil.  Mix in a spray bottle with water and spray areas as needed to repel them.  The wasps hate the smell.

Cinnamon essential oil can relieve headaches and more

Cinnamon essential oil when used as aromatherapy, can help as a physical, emotional and mental stimulant, relieve headaches and more. The oil also has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and boosts the immune system.  Cinnamon oil is very powerful and can irritate the skin, so only small amounts are suggested, or use with a carrier oil, or use in a diffuser to scent the room.

Acupressure trick for headaches – gently squeeze the

Acupressure trick for headaches – gently squeeze the indentations where the bridge of nose meets the forehead.  Other points to try include the muscle in the webbing between thumb and index finger, the muscle between the big toe and second toe, and lastly the area in the back of the head in the hollow between the neck muscles.

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze, stainless steel or pewter…

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze or pewter- make a paste of salt, flour and white vinegar, then rub onto the metal, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.  For brass use a paste of lemon juice and salt. For stainless steel just wipe with white vinegar.

Herbs that help combat varicose veins

Herbs taken internally that help combat varicose veins include Horse Chestnut, Butcher’s Broom and Gotu Kola. Witch Hazel can be used topically on the skin to help.  To find more information on herbal products, books, classes or practitioners use our holistic directory.

Coconut oil has many health applications.

Coconut oil has many health applications. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-fungal properties.  Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties that promote intestinal health by killing harmful microorganisms, including Candida.

It also improves the LDL:HDL ratio in the blood, is good for bone health, helps with natural hormone production, and helps reduce belly fat. Coconut oil also boots brain function and helps with Alzheimer’s symptoms.

 

Used topically, Coconut oil stimulates tissue healing and wound healing.  It is a wonderful natural moisturizer for the skin and hair.