4 ways to detox and get healthy skin from the inside out

Throughout daily living and hectic schedules, our body endure seen and unseen hazards. Toxin build up has sneaky ways of showing itself such as skin issues, headaches, digestive dilemmas, or just sluggishness. There are natural solutions to improve and repair the body. These steps will encourage energy level boosts as well as a balance of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes accordingly. Continue reading “4 ways to detox and get healthy skin from the inside out”

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3 simple ways to benefit from essential oils

When I was first introduced to essential oils, I wasn’t sure what to expect. There was a LOT of talk about essential oil grades and safety concerns. Eventually, I met essential oil distributors from various brands who were kind, knowledgeable and provided great assistance to my essential oil enjoyment. If you’re new to using essential oils or want to make sure you’re using them correctly, this article is for you.

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Himalayan Pink Salt: from bath to kitchen

Being on a mission to eat and treat my body better, I research many ideas for cooking healthier meals.  One of my quests is to find multiple use products and ingredients. In the past few years, Himalayan Pink Salt products have gained mainstream notoriety due to the major benefits it can provide to the human body.

Himalayan Pink Salt is said to be salt at its purest form due to there being no changes to its composition when harvested.

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Antibacterial risks outweigh health benefits

When it comes to fighting germs, old fashioned soap and water has proven to outweigh daily and long term health risks.  On September 2, 2016, the FDA announced their ruling to remove active ingredient triclosan and triclocarban from marketed antibacterial hand and body washes. Antibacterial chemicals have been under scrutiny about their safety and effectiveness since 1978. Continue reading “Antibacterial risks outweigh health benefits”

Wheat grass 101

Wheat grass is a supplement that is commonly seen in juice bars and health food stores. Most known for its ability to strengthen the immune system, wheat grass is a hybrid plant from the wheat family.  Grown either outside or indoors from wheat berries (seeds of wheat) this young grass is considered to be gluten-free (compared to mature wheat grass which is ready to produce new seeds).  Wheat grass is rich with enzymes, chlorophyll, iron, vitamins K, A, C, B and protein.

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5 tips for healthy, glowing skin

It is always a good time to enjoy healthy, glowing skin. As summer quickly approaches with warm breezes and seasonal fun, our skin will require a boost of tender loving care. Here are 5 tips on how to be well prepared to enjoy radiant skin this summer.

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Doctor Pot

Cannabis, known as the “marijuana plant”, is one of the most controversial topics in the media today. For years, updates on the marijuana policy have stirred several debates and discussions in relation to state budgeting, decriminalization, and tax burdens. Marijuana usage has increased steadily over the past two years throughout the United States. Many state regulators are aware of the effects of marijuana and the various illnesses that can be treated by utilizing the drug. In the past decade, states have decided to pass bills in order to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On November 9, 2015, medical marijuana made its debut in the state of Illinois.

Medical dispensaries began opening for business to sell the product to patients and caregivers all over the Chicagoland area. Patients bought $210,000 of medical marijuana in the first week it was legal. Since the bill was passed in 2013, marijuana has been treatment for medical illnesses such as chronic pain, insomnia, glaucoma, seizure disorders, and many types of cancer. Although the drug has been approved for medical use, many patients were turned away on the first day. This issue left many patients concerned, especially those whom plan to substitute cannabis for other medications.

The permit is given based on the individuals health requirements, in which must be one of listed qualifying conditions. As of September 2015, thirty-nine conditions have been listed in the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Some of these conditions include: Alzheimer ’s disease, Crohn’s Disease, Hepatitis C, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other health related issues. There are regulations that must be followed in order to use medical marijuana in Illinois. Patients must be fingerprinted, undergo a background check, and pay $150 a year for a special photo I.D. This process may sound pretty simple, yet takes time to be registered.

Many groups are opposed to the idea of medical marijuana. Chuck Rosenberg, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, called medical marijuana “a joke”, stating that it has not gone through strict regulatory testing like prescriptions drugs. Many others put marijuana in the category with heroin, including the Federal Law. Hopefully, it is seen more for its positive attributes and brings great relief to those individuals with serious health problems.