You can live a full, active and enjoyable life even if you have diabetes. With a good diet, exercise, and constant coordination with your doctor, you can manage your insulin levels and your health. And there are more and more tools for diabetic to help control blood sugar level. You may want to talk to your doctor about recent research on herbs and supplements (mever take them without his advice). [Read more…]
Commercially available deodorants stop sweat, but they interrupt your body’s natural way of releasing toxins through sweat. They may also contain aluminum, which some studies have linked with cancer.
An alternative is to control the odors caused by perspiration with natural oils. Here are some tips on making your own natural talcs and deodorants. They are completely healthy and are quite effective in controlling body odor. These talcs and perfumes can also be made in bulk, and then packaged to give as gifts! [Read more…]
When I’ve had a long day, I like to soak in a hot tub, with a glass of wine in one hand and music drifting in from the bedroom. And part of this incredibly relaxing ritual is scented oils.
Aromatherapy experts are right: certain smells can calm and refresh the spirit.
Here are some great bathing oils and herb sachets that you can add to your bath time ritual. They’re a great way to manage stress and a cheap treat that can turn a simple bath into a wonderful ‘me time’ activity. [Read more…]
We’re often concerned about our wrinkles, but our hands can also show the tell-tale signs of aging. The skin of our hands are very thin, and are more likely to show the damage caused by years of washing dishes, gardening, or gripping a pen or a computer mouse. While our skin naturally renews itself, cell production slows down after we’re 30 years old—so as the collagen, elastin and even the fat breaks down, our veins start to protrude and the fine lines appear. Here are some tips on how to keep your hands youthful and beautiful. [Read more…]
The phrase ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is no mere cliché. Studies on disorders ranging from flu to cancer reveal that there is an undeniable link between your outlook and the strength of your immune system. One possible explanation is that stress affects your body’s hormonal balance (particularly cortisol levels). Here are some of the latest research on the link between health and happiness. [Read more…]