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A majority of our days are often spent in an office, our homes or other indoor environments, so much so that our bodies and minds begin to think this is natural. Discover how time spent outdoors can improve your mental health.
Become a role model for your children with these tips to staying positive about living a healthy lifestyle.
A sedentary desk job can have a negative impact on our health, leading to such things as obesity and heart problems. Turn to these seven office fitness tips to help you stay healthy.
Naturopath and chiropractor Frank King, author of “The Healing Revolution,” has a passion for natural health, real food and self-empowerment. Here, he answers a few questions about what it means to take control of your health.
Get your life back in-sync with these tips for alleviating work burnout.
If you are struggling with finding the right balance between work and your family, turn to these tips to attain happiness both personally and professionally.
There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
This simple, 11 step sleep ritual from Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor, Shar Veda will get you on the path to healthy, restful sleep.
This February marks American Heart Health month—discover 10 super heart-health tips from nutrition expert Jonny Bowden.
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
Live 2015 to the fullest by cultivating these eight healthy habits. With these mindful New Year’s resolutions you are sure to make this year your year.
Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle—and keeping it—doesn’t happen overnight. Use these expert tips to build the foundation of life well-lived.
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
Scientific research now supports many of the traditional applications of this plant, including treating respiratory health problems and healing wounds.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our environment, there is more of a need to support this process. Learn how to decrease the toxins you take in and increase the toxins you put out.  
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
Read on to learn how saw palmetto can help to relieve prostate problems.
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.  
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
St. John’s Wort has been used to treat many conditions including depression and stress. Its common name comes from associations with St. John the Baptist.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.    
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
It's important to have accurate information about any herbal remedy you are thinking of using. Dr. Jaclyn Chasse shares her own experience with misleading media representation and clinical studies of St. John's wort.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before.  You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule. 
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
If it is one thing we can all agree on, it is that having clear, glowing skin is the most important factor to your appearance. Clear skin boosts one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and certainly makes us all feel good! Learn more about how to obtain clear skin.
Natural herbs and supplements such as blackcurrant and ginseng can give your athletic performance a boost.
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Use fresh herbs to treat anxiety instead of potentially harmful drugs.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
Aloe vera isn’t the only herbal remedy for burn relief. Many herbs can help protect skin and soothe it after a burn. Here are our four favorites.
It's a constant battle: medicine versus herbs. This is how Marguerite got interested in herbs.
Human cases of Swine Influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, may be emerging in the United States. Learn how you can take control of your health with these facts and tips on washing your hands.
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
Which herbs will help keep you energized, focused and possibly in shape? One Herb Companion staffer looks for the answers.

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