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Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Pregnancy, Postpartum & Hormonal Acne

April 17, 2013

While my friends had beautiful and radiant pregnancy glows, I had pencil eraser sized pustules taking up serious real estate on my forehead, chin and jaw line. When pregnant, hormones called androgens cause sebaceous glands to release more oil. That in addition to thousands of shedding skin cells clogs the pores and causes breakouts. If you’re one of the lucky ones that gets pregnancy acne, there’s not much you can do to get rid of it, but you can use safe and…

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Immunity Boosting Tea

January 25, 2013

The healing combination of immune boosting garlic, digestion aiding ginger, pH balancing citrus and circulation boosting cayenne warms you up from the inside out and helps you stay strong! Gather 1 clove of garlic* 1 inch freshly chopped ginger root 1/2 lemon cayenne pepper purified water raw mānuka honey Method Peel and crush garlic.* Peel and chop ginger into chunks. In a small saucepan, bring ginger and water to a boil for 20 minutes. Pour hot ginger water into a large…

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DIY Elderberry Syrup

January 24, 2013

This immune boosting botanical is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Elderberry syrup has a long history of use in traditional European medicine and is so highly regarded that it has been called the “medicine chest of country people.”  Elderberry preparations are traditionally taken early enough to ward off a viral invasion from the start but can also be used as an effective treatment. This proven remedy is known to shorten the duration of colds to 3-4 days and is also effective against 10 different strains…

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Garlic Oil Remedy for Ear Aches

December 13, 2012

Antibiotics are a commonly prescribed conventional treatment for ear infections but can actually contribute to recurring ear infections by wiping out good bacteria, which helps keep the body healthy and immune system strong. Additionally, antibiotics are not always effective. A study published in the British Medical Journal found that children who were given antibiotics for ear infections fared no differently than children given a placebo. In fact, the AAP just rolled out new guidelines which will result in less antibiotic prescriptions, so if you want…

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