Category Archives: General Tips

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.

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.

Freshen the air without using sprays or candles with harmful chemicals

Freshen the air without using sprays or candles with harmful chemicals by soaking a cotton ball or using an aromatherapy diffuser to disperse the scent. It is best to use therapeutic grade essential oils because they contain medicinal properties.

Aromatherapy offers many therapeutic effects including calming the central nervous system, combating insomnia, metabolic benefits, enhancing memory, and more.

Deep breathing exercises offer benefits to both calm anxiety and…

Deep breathing from the diaphragm (not the chest) is a powerful way to calm anxiety.  It also feeds the cells and helps the body to be healthy. Most people access less than 30% of their full breathing capacity, leaving their cells starved for oxygen. This can cause or worsen illness. Learning how to enhance your breathing can help with various health challenges and medical conditions.

Alternate Nostril Breathing is a technique that both calms the mind and also activates both sides of the brain to stimulate brain function. Gently press your thumb to close the right nostril, inhale with the left; then change sides closing the left and exhale through the right.  Keep in the same position and inhale with the right, then change sides closing the right and exhale through the left. Repeat.

To find practitioners or CDs and downloads to help you with breathwork use our website.

Baking soda or white vinegar can be used to naturally remove pesticides

Baking soda or white vinegar can be used to naturally remove pesticides.

Learn more about Nutrition by taking a class found in our Classes section or  reading a new book found in our Books, CDs and DVDs section.  We also have Nutrition as a Practitioner search term if you wish to see someone in person.

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.

Junk Food Disorders the Immune System

Junk Food Disorders the Immune System

By Dr. Henry Sobo

A study led by the University of Bonn, published in the journal CELL shows that the immune system responds to a high fat and high calorie diet in a way similar to its response to a bacterial infection. In this study 120 mice were the subjects . They were placed on a “Western diet”, high in fat, high in sugar, and low in fiber for four weeks. Researcher Anette Christ, of the Institute of Innate Immunity explains,”The unhealthy diet led to an unexpected increase in the number of certain immune cells in the blood of the mice.”

When the researchers placed the mice back on their typical cereal of cereal for another four weeks, some of the acute inflammatory responses abated . However, what was particularly disturbing was that did not go away was the genetic reprogramming of immune cells, so that the immune system abnormalities that had been switched on during the fast food phase of the study still had abnormal activity, and these inflammatory responses can be a part of the development of vascular diseases or type 2 diabetes or other diseases. Underlying inflammatory responses are increasingly being viewed as the culprit for many if not most of modern society’s chronic diseases. Researcher Eicke Latz concludes…”These findings therefore have important societal relevance. The foundations of a healthy diet need to become a much more prominent part of education than they are at present.”

This study is yet another piece of scientific evidence that disease prevention begins with a proper diet.

For more information contact Dr. Henry Sobo.  Here is a link to one of his listings on our directory  click here

 

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.

Have you visited our Library section lately? We are always adding to it

Have you visited our Library section lately?  We are always adding Articles, YouTube videos, Blogs and Newsletters.  There is a lot of great information being added on a daily basis so check back often to see what new listings we have.

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