External Medicinal Uses of Symphytum officinale, aka Comfrey or Knitbone

External Medicinal Uses of Symphytum officinale, aka Comfrey or Knitbone

Comfrey oil and salve are used for people with dry skin, chapped lips, excema, cuts, scrapes, and burns (in the later stages, after the initial hot sensation has subsided).I use comfrey salve every time after I bathe—as a moisturizer, it nourishes the skin and prevents wrinkles.

Simple desk exercises to relieve your aches and pains

Simple desk exercises to relieve your aches and pains

These include injuries such as: Neck and shoulder pain Obesity and metabolic syndrome Musculoskeletal disorders Chronic stress Lower back pain Carpal tunnel syndrome In addition, the Mayo Clinic noted that spending more than four hours in front of a computer screen can actually increase your risk of death by any cause by 50 percent, not to mention a 125 percent risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Simplicit: Living Off Grid

Simplicit: Living Off Grid

I newly saw, even in the beginning of 2020, my porch was a place that gave me comfort…in this place I found a peace that I’d not known since my marriage was sound, and all of my children were smaller, living inside.

The Healing Combination of Crystals and Cannabis

The Healing Combination of Crystals and Cannabis

Both crystals and cannabis are used for similar (alternative medicine) purposes, to heal, to enhance creativity, release negative energy, or simply to bring a bit more beauty into one’s life.

Joe Wicks workout: The Body Coach vows to keep classes on YouTube to reach widest possible audience

Joe Wicks workout: The Body Coach vows to keep classes on YouTube to reach widest possible audience

Earlier this month Wicks – also known as The Body Coach – launched a series of PE classes on YouTube to help children stay fit during school closures.However, Wicks said he had no plans to move the sessions to TV and would continue broadcasting from his Body Coach TV YouTube channel.

Feng shui basics: How to fill your home with balance and harmony

Feng shui basics: How to fill your home with balance and harmony

Envision a color scheme for each room in your home.The balance of color can boost the flow of energy in any given space.Every time you enter the space, the color scheme alone can subconsciously make you feel upset or bring you cheer.

‘We don’t know how well antidepressants work’: Danish study blows lid off flawed medical research

‘We don’t know how well antidepressants work’: Danish study blows lid off flawed medical research

The researchers suggest more in-depth analysis and new and better studies into treatment of depression using so-called active placebos, which mimic side effects to a certain degree to guarantee that studies remain double-blind.

Do I Have SIBO? SFNM Now Performing In-Clinic Testing

Do I Have SIBO? SFNM Now Performing In-Clinic Testing

Because our gut bacteria have a role in digesting and processing the foods we ingest, their actions can cause recurrent gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea.

Homeopathy effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses, study finds

Homeopathy effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses, study finds

Professor Paul Glasziou, a leading academic in evidence based medicine at Bond University, was the chair of a working party by the National Health and Medical Research Council which was tasked with reviewing the evidence of 176 trials of homeopathy to establish if the treatment is valid.

Natural Spring Cleanse In 3 Easy Steps

Natural Spring Cleanse In 3 Easy Steps

The bloat free diet is simple and effective: for 3-5 days, eat easy to digest foods that have strong cleansing and detoxification properties and give your digestion a break. Parasite cleanse helps your body to naturally get rid of parasitic infections and problems caused by parasites.

The Role of Limbic System in Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

The Role of Limbic System in Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

"You can imagine that if any of those neurons along that neural network are damaged or not working functionally in any way, then that can start to categorize information that would not normally be considered dangerous as life-threatening," Hopper says.

What Are the Benefits and Uses of Cumin?

What Are the Benefits and Uses of Cumin?

If you don't have whole cumin seeds, don't worry because there are other spices you can use in its place. According to The Spruce Eats, some of the best substitutes for cumin spice are ground coriander, caraway seeds, garam masala and chili powder.

No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

Instead of the usual cornstarch pudding layer, this recipe uses heavy cream, cream cheese and gelatin for a healthier but equally satisfying filling that complements the strawberries’ tanginess.

What Are the Benefits and Uses of Marigold?

What Are the Benefits and Uses of Marigold?

Here are some techniques on how to put marigolds to good use: Marigolds Add Color Not Just to Your Garden but Your Health, Too Marigolds are commonly found in gardens and plant boxes to exude an inviting appearance in homes and also in vegetable gardens to attract insects that feed on pests.

Have a Healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a Healthy Valentine’s Day

That’s great, except for the pressure to get the right gift and the stress of figuring out how not spend your day gorging on a fancy French dinner and pounds of chocolates.

Earl Grey Tea: Benefits and Nutrition Facts

Earl Grey Tea: Benefits and Nutrition Facts

22 If you’re very sensitive to caffeine, you may feel these effects even with a small sip, so it’s best to avoid Earl Grey tea or opt for the decaffeinated variety.

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Since the tubers average 4 to 6 inches in length, and the vines can grow up to 20 feet in length, each plant needs plenty of space Water regularly during growing season, but avoid using fertilizer, as this will not improve the size of the tubers (it typically just increases foliage on the vine) The sweet potatoes will be ready to harvest in three to four months, depending on the variety.

Rosehip: Benefits and Uses

Rosehip: Benefits and Uses

Here are some notable studies that provide insight on how the plant can benefit your health: Other Uses of Rosehip Rosehip is edible and can be added to foods, or made into drinks. Published research about this part of the rose outlines several useful applications, such as helping your skin look better and managing inflammation .

Just a Little Less Sitting Can Extend Your Life

Just a Little Less Sitting Can Extend Your Life

The study, which took place at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, found that replacing 30 minutes of sitting with even very light activity is associated with an increase in lifespan.1 These results are based on information collected on 7,999 American men and women, all of whom were over the age of 45.

Herbal Oil: Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses

Herbal Oil: Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses

8 According to published research, peppermint oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radioprotective and anti-edema properties, 9 and may be useful for: • Providing relief for stomach problems — Peppermint oil is a safe and effective alternative to medications in reducing colonic spasms.

6 Common “Kitchen Scraps” That Allow You to Regrow Vegetables

6 Common “Kitchen Scraps” That Allow You to Regrow Vegetables

1. Scallions Green onions can have a big flavor impact on a dish and all you need is about an inch of the white part and roots to regrow many more! Place the root and white part of the scallion, roots down in the water and watch the green part regrow!

What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses?

What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses?

• Combats the herpes virus — Research indicates lemon balm, in the form of a cream, essential oil or tea, has powerful effects on herpes cold sores and genital lesions due to the inhibiting activity of its polyphenol compounds against herpes virus activity.17,18

How to Grow Honeysuckle

How to Grow Honeysuckle

Mexican honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera), also known as desert honeysuckle, is not a real honeysuckle10 but rather a relative of the shrimp plant, another bloom popular in Central Texas.11 While both shrubs and climbing varieties are easy to cultivate, they have different requirements in terms of soil, pruning and training:12

Herbs and Spices: Turmeric Herb Benefits and Uses

Herbs and Spices: Turmeric Herb Benefits and Uses

Most people are familiar with turmeric (scientific name: Curcuma longa1) as a yellow spice that's used in Indian cuisine, and has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor.2 Traditionally called "Indian saffron," turmeric comes from a rhizome with rough brown skin, dull orange flesh3 and an earthy scent said to be more pungent than ginger.4 However, there's more to this vibrant spice than meets the eye.

Getting Bullied at Work Harms Your Heart

Getting Bullied at Work Harms Your Heart

The study, which took place at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, found that individuals who are victims of workplace bullying, violence, or threats of violence may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and having a stroke.

Crock-Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

Crock-Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

According to Purdue University’s Avian Sciences Club, Americans consume roughly 8 billion chickens annually.1 This isn’t surprising at all, given that chicken is a versatile entree that pairs well with various ingredients, and can be cooked in different ways.

Cannabis: Not Just About Getting High

Cannabis: Not Just About Getting High

My favorite way to harness the healing powers of the cannabis plant is in tincture or salve form. Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, and supplementing with a cannabis tincture or salve can bring immense relief.

Evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy

Evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy

The evidence purporting to show a positive effect is of insufficient methodological quality for concluding effectiveness, whilst rigorous trials of homeopathy conducted to high standards have uniformly shown no effectiveness at all.

Documentary Investigates the Placebo Effect on Back Pain

Documentary Investigates the Placebo Effect on Back Pain

To find out if fake pills and the power of your mind might be capable of providing effective pain relief, Mosley devised a novel experiment involving 100 patients, many of whom have spent years struggling with chronic back pain.

Here's How to Grow Eucalyptus

Here's How to Grow Eucalyptus

However, this plant grows well in containers, which means even if you live in a cooler climate, you can have your own eucalyptus tree as long as you bring it indoors for the winter. You can also boil water and add eucalyptus leaves to the pot.